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Upen Patel Biography

Upen Patel is a British male model and film actor, born in the UK; he now lives in London, UK. He attended the University of Hertfordshire.

After winning Zee TV's supermodel hunt in 2002, Patel began modelling for Hugo Boss, Paul Smith and Zegna. He started his acting career with singer/song writer sardool sikander "Sadeyan paran to sikhi udna."

He received the MTV India Most Stylish Male Award 2 years in a row. He won Fashgion awards as India's number one Supermodel, which led to many more endorsements including Tuscan Verve, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Provogue and D'damas Desire. He has campaigned for brands like Wendell Rodrick, Vikram Phadnis and Westside.

He was a cook on the show 'Karen Anand's Cook Na Kaho' before his official debut into films.

Upen appeared in many music videos, including the remix of the classic Bollywood song "Kya Khoob Lagti Ho", which also featured Udita Goswami.

In 2006, he made his Indian cinema debut in the film 36 China Town. The film was a success at the box office. Subash K Jha commented, "Upen Patel as the Casanova in the casino makes an unusual stylish debut. He dances with confidence and holds his own, even among the accomplished ensemble of actors." His second film, Namastey London was released on 23 March 2007 and also did well at the box office.

In 2014, he made his debut in Tamil cinema starring in one of India's most expensive films titled "I" which was directed by S. Shankar. He was a participant of India's biggest reality show Bigg Boss Season 8.
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