Uday Kiran

Uday Kiran (26 June 1980 – 5 January 2014) was an Indian actor who primarily worked in the Telugu films. His first three films, Chitram, Nuvvu Nenu and Manasantha Nuvve, were successful hits, earning him the title "Hat-trick Hero".[3][4]

Uday Kiran
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Uday Kiran
Born(1980-06-26)26 June 1980[1]
Died5 January 2014(2014-01-05) (aged 33)[2]
Cause of deathSuicide by hanging
OccupationActor
Notable credit(s)
Nuvvu Nenu (2001)
Chitram (2000)
Manasantha Nuvve (2001)
Nee Sneham (2002)
Kalusukovalani (2002)
Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu (2003)
Spouse(s)
Vishitha
(m. 2012; his death 2014)

In 2001, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu[5] for the film Nuvvu Nenu, and became the youngest winner of the Filmfare best actor award after Tamil actor Kamal Haasan. In 2006, he made his Tamil debut with the film Poi, directed by veteran K. Balachander.[6] Subsequently, he starred in romantic films including Nee Sneham and Kalusukovalani. His other performances have been in the films Sreeram, Avunanna Kaadanna, Nuvvekaddunte Nenakkadunta and Jai Sriram.[7][8][9][10]

Early lifeEdit

Vajapeyajula Uday Kiran was born on 26 June 1980 to VVK Murthy and Nirmala of Vijayawada.[1][11] He did his schooling from K V Picket School and graduated from Wesley Degree College, Secunderabad.[12]

He had an older brother and has an older sister. His mother died when he was still alive. Singer Parnika is his maternal cousin.

CareerEdit

Kiran started modelling while he was in college. He made his film debut in the Hinglish film Mysterious Girl in 1999.[13] In 2000, Kiran made his Telugu debut under his mentor, cinematographer turned film director Teja with the film Chitram, in which he played the 17-year-old lead character.[14]

This film, followed by two other films, Nuvvu Nenu and Manasantha Nuvve, made him among the very few actors in Telugu cinema to deliver three consecutive successful films. His performance as a hot-blooded youngster in Nuvvu Nenu won him the Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) in the year 2001.

In his fourth film, Kalusukovalani, he displayed his dancing skills through the songs, "Udayinchina" and "Cheliya Cheliya". In his fifth film, Sreeram, he ventured into an action-oriented story of a youngster aspiring to become a top cop. 2002 saw him in Nee Sneham, another blockbuster movie of that year for which he was nominated for Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for the second time.

In 2005, he ventured into Tamil with the film Poi directed by K. Balachander. He then did two more films, Vambu Sandai and Pen Singam in Tamil, the latter being the story penned by M. Karunanidhi, which did moderately well at the box office.

Personal lifeEdit

Kiran was engaged to Chiranjeevi's daughter Sushmitha in 2003,[15] but the engagement was called off.[16][17] He married Vishitha on 24 October 2012.[18]

DeathEdit

Uday Kiran died by suicide on 5 January 2014.[19] In the film industry that renowned actor Uday's engagement with Chiranjeevi's daughter had been called off earlier. After breakup, he tried in Tamil cinema with his own production.[20] Kiran had suffered from depression due to financial crisis for almost a year.[1][21][22][23]

On 6 January 2014, Uday Kiran's body was kept at the Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce and several film personalities including Dasari Narayana Rao, D. Ramanaidu, Venkatesh, D Suresh Babu, Srikanth, Shivaji, Tanikella Bharani, Chalapathi Rao, Tammareddy Bharadwaja, (ex) MLA Jaya Sudha, Paruchuri Gopala Krishna, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao, Shivaji Raja, Anup Rubens, Samadra, Kadambari Kiran, Sunil and Anita were among those who paid their last respects to the actor, before being taken to the cremation grounds.[24] According to Andhra Pradesh Police, a young fan of Uday Kiran allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at Komatapalli junction in Bobbili sub-division in Vizianagaram.[25]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Language Role Notes
1999 Mysterious Girl Hindi Gautham
2000 Chitram Telugu Ramana
2001 Nuvvu Nenu Ravi
Manasantha Nuvve Chanti (Venu)
2002 Kalusukovalani Ravi
Sreeram Sreeram
Holi Kiran
Nee Sneham Venu Madhav Nominated : Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu
2003 Jodi No.1 Gautham
2003 Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu Anand
2004 Love Today Shiva
2005 Avunanna Kaadanna Ramu
2006 Poi Tamil Kamban
2007 Viyyalavari Kayyalu Telugu Vamsi
2008 Vambu Sandai Tamil Prabhakaran
Gunde Jhallumandi Telugu Balraju (Rajesh)
Ekaloveyudu Karthik
2010 Pen Singam Tamil Surya
2012 Nuvvekaddunte Nenakkadunta Telugu Hari
2013 Jai Sriram Sriram Srinivas
2014 Chitram Cheppina Katha Unreleased

AwardsEdit

Filmfare Awards South

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ "Nuvvu Nenu wins 4 Filmfare awards". The Times of India. 6 April 2002. Archived from the original on 1 February 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  6. ^ The Hindu : Friday Review Hyderabad : A new dawn for Uday Archived 9 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine
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  8. ^ "Metro Plus Visakhapatnam / Cinema : Uday Kiran to go by viability". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 15 September 2007. Archived from the original on 9 November 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
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