From his directorial debut to his singing talents: Check out these lesser-known facts about Kiccha Sudeep
Kichcha Sudeep was last seen in Vikrant Rona.
On Kiccha Sudeep's birthday today, don't miss out on these lesser-known facts about the talented actor
Kiccha Sudeep has made a name for himself as one of the most prolific and beloved actors in Kannada Cinema today. He has been given the title of ‘Abhinaya Chakravarthy’, meaning the master of acting by Karnataka Rakshana Vedike. The actor enjoys a massive following and is a critically acclaimed actor who has proved his acting prowess through his career choices and flawless performances on screen in films like Vikrant Rona, Makkhi and The Villain. On the actor’s birthday today, here are a few facts every fan should know:
Kiccha Sudeep's early life
Kichcha was born as Sudeep Sanjeev on 2 September 1971 to Sanjeev Manjappa and Saroja in Shimoga in the Shimoga district of present-day Karnataka. The actor reportedly graduated from Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and production engineering. He later attended Roshan Taneja’s School of Acting in Mumbai.
Kiccha Sudeep's foray into acting
Kichcha made his debut with the Kannada language film Thayavva in 1997. The V. Umakanth-directed film featured Kiccha and Umashree, Charan Raj and Sindhu in lead roles. The film, however, was unsuccessful at the box office.
Kiccha Sudeep's acting roles in Bollywood
Kichcha made his acting debut in Bollywood with the 2008 supernatural horror film Phoonk. The Ram Gopal Varma-directed film had Sudeep, Amruta Khanvilkar and Ahsaas Channa in lead roles. He later featured in other Bollywood movies such as Rann, Phoonk 2 and Rakta Charitra. He played the role of the antagonist in Dabangg 3 in 2019.
Kiccha Sudeep and his stage name
Under the guidance of S. Narayan, he changed his name from Sudeep Sanjeev to Kiccha Sudeep with the movie Veera Parampare (2010). He has been following the same title as his stage name since then.
Kichcha Sudeep's singing talent
He regularly sings during his on-screen appearances. Some of the movies for which the actor has sung songs are Vaalee (2001), Chandu (2002), Ranga SSLC (2004), Nalla (2004), #73, Shaanthi Nivaasa (2007), Veera Madakari (2009), Kempe Gowda (2011), Bachchan (2013), as well as for other films including Mandya to Mumbai (2014), Ring Road Shubha (2014), and Raate (2015).
Kichcha Sudeepa and his directorial ventures
Kichcha made his directorial debut with My Autograph in 2006 which went on to become a commercial success. After that, he directed many other Kannada films like No 73, Shanthi Nivasa, Veera Madakari, Just Maath Mathalli, Kempe Gowda and Maanikya.
Kichcha Sudeep's television debut
Kichcha made his television debut with the serial Premada Kadambari on Uday TV. He also featured as the main host of the reality show Pyate Hudgeer-Halli Lifu on Suvarna. He was also the host of the first season of Bigg Boss Kannada.
Kichcha Sudeep's personal life
Kichcha got married to Priya Radhakrishna in 2001. The couple welcomed their only child in 2004. The couple decided to split in 2015 but later reconciled.
Last Updated: 04.19 PM, Sep 02, 2022