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Born Name: Sudeep Sanjeev
Date of Birth: 2 September 1973
Place of Birth: Shimoga, Mysore State, India
Other names: Kichcha Sudeep
Education: Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering
Occupation: Actor,director,producer,Tv presenter,singer
Spouse(s): Priya Radhakrishna ​(m. 2001)​
Children: 1
Sudeep Sanjeev (born 2 September 1973), better known mononymously as Sudeep or as Kichcha Sudeep, is an Indian film actor, director, producer, screenwriter, television presenter and singer, who primarily works in Kannada language films, in addition to appearances in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil language films.

Sudeep is known for his performances in the Kannada films Sparsha (2000), Huchcha (2001), Nandhi (2002), Kiccha (2003), Swathi Muthu (2003), My Autograph (2006), No 73, Shanthi Nivasa (2007), Mussanjemaatu (2008), Veera Madakari (2009), Just Maath Maathalli (2010), Only Vishnuvardhana (2011), Kempe Gowda (2011), the Telugu-Tamil bilingual Eega (2012), Maanikya (2014), Ranna (2015), Kotigobba 2 (2016), Hebbuli (2017), The Villain (2018), Pailwan (2019), and the Hindi film Dabangg 3 (2019).

He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Kannada for three consecutive years for his films Huchcha, Nandhi and Swathi Muthu. Since 2013, he has been hosting the television reality show Bigg Boss Kannada.

Early life
Sudeep was born to Sanjeev Manjappa and Saroja in Shimoga in Shimoga district of present-day Karnataka. The family had migrated to Shimoga from Narasimharajapura. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Industrial and production engineering from Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore. He attended the Roshan Taneja School of Acting in Mumbai, where he overcame his 'shyness'.

Sudeep began his film career in Thayavva (1997). He then played a supporting role in Prathyartha, directed by Sunil Kumar Desai, and a lead role in the same director's Sparsha. In 2001, a role in Huchcha gave him his first big following. In 2008 he made his Bollywood debut in Phoonk. He has also starred in Ram Gopal Varma's movies Rann, Phoonk 2 and Rakta Charitra. They were followed by Kempe Gowda and Vishnuvardhana (2011).

Sudeep made his debut in Telugu cinema in 2012, with S. S. Rajamouli's Eega, a fantasy film in which he portrayed an industrialist who, on falling for an NGO worker (played by Samantha Ruth Prabhu), kills her alleged lover, who begins to haunt him in the form of a housefly. The film and Sudeep's performance were highly acclaimed. and played a cameo role as a Persian arms trader in Baahubali: The Beginning, directed by S. S. Rajamouli—the year's highest-grossing film.

He frequently sings in his screen roles, including Vaalee (2001), Chandu (2002), Ranga SSLC (2004), Nalla (2004), #73, Shaanthi Nivaasa (2007), Veera Madakari (2009), Kempe Gowda (2011), Bachchan (2013) and also for others movies such as Mandya to Mumbai (2014), Ring Road Shubha (2014) and Raate (2015).

In 2019, Sudeep was seen in the Hindi film Dabangg 3 where he played the archenemy of Salman Khan's Chulbul Pandey.

Director and producer
He has directed Kannada films like My Autograph, No 73, Shanthi Nivasa, Veera Madakari, Just Math Mathalli, Kempe Gowda and Maanikya. He also wrote the script for Just Maath Mathalli.

He owns a film production company named Kiccha Creations, which is credited with My Autograph (2006), No 73, Shantinivasa (2007), Jigarthanda (2016), Maanikya (2013), Ambi Ning Vayassayto (2019).

Sudeep made his TV debut in the serial Premada Kadambari, named after a line in the song Bandhana on Udaya TV. He was roped in to play the main host of the reality show Pyate Hudgeer-Halli Lifu, aired on Suvarna,

Personal life
Sudeep is the captain of Karnataka Bulldozers cricket team that competes in the Celebrity Cricket League.

Sudeep met Priya Radhakrishna in Bengaluru, in 2000 and they married in 2001. Priya worked in an airline company and then in a bank, prior to their marriage. Their only child, Saanvi, was born in 2004. In 2013, Sudeep launched Stage 360°, an events management company, that his wife took an active part in. The couple split in September 2015, and reconciled

In the media
Sudeep has been described by the critics as one of the most talented actors in Kannada cinema. He was listed first in the Times 25 Most Desirable Men in Bangalore in 2012. In 2012, he was given a title, "Abhinaya Chakravarthy", by a Kannada organisation, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike.

In 2012, Sudeep was signed as the Brand Ambassador of Joyalukkas, a Jewellery Retail Chain. In 2013, he was appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Bangalore Traffic Police Department and Income Tax Department. In 2014, he was appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Intex Technologies (India) Mobiles & Paragon Footwear.

In 2013, on World AIDS Day, Sudeep teamed up with Vijay Raghavendra and other actors to record voiceovers for the TeachAIDS interactive software, developed at Stanford University.

In 2015, Sudeep appeared in advertisements in the Kannada language for, along with the veteran Kannada actor, Anant Nag. He had previously appeared in ads with Sadhu Kokila for the same company.

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