Kichcha Sudeepa

Actor, Director & Producer

Kichcha Sudeepa, a renowned Indian actor and director, embarked on his film journey with a modest start in “Thayavva” (1997). His career gained momentum when he took on pivotal roles in Sunil Kumar Desai’s “Prathyartha” and “Sparsha.” The turning point came with the success of “Huchcha” in 2001, catapulting him to stardom. Sudeepa made his Bollywood debut in 2008 with “Phoonk” and appeared in several films by Ram Gopal Varma, including “Rann,” “Phoonk 2,” and “Rakta Charitra.”

Subsequent hits like “Kempe Gowda” and “Vishnuvardhana” in 2011 solidified his superstar status. He ventured into Telugu cinema with S.S. Rajamouli’s “Eega” (2012), earning accolades for his role as an industrialist haunted by a housefly. Eega earned him the Best Supporting Actor accolade at the Madrid International Film Festival and the Best Villain award at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival.

Sudeepa’s directorial journey commenced with “My Autograph” (2006), followed by numerous successful Kannada films like “No 73, Shanthi Nivasa,” “Veera Madakari,” “Kempe Gowda,” and “Maanikya.” He also owns Kiccha Creations, a film production company credited with notable projects.

Beyond the silver screen, Sudeepa made his mark on television as the host of “Bigg Boss Kannada,” becoming a prominent figure in the Kannada television industry. His captaincy of the Karnataka Bulldozers cricket team in the Celebrity Cricket League showcased his multifaceted talents.

Sudeepa’s acting prowess earned him recognition as one of Kannada cinema’s most talented actors. He topped the “Times 25 Most Desirable Men in Bangalore” list in 2012 and received the title “Abhinaya Chakravarthy” from Karnataka Rakshana Vedike in the same year. He achieved the distinction of being the first actor from his state to enter the “Forever Desirable” category by being voted as the “Most Desirable Man” by the Times of India on more than three occasions.

Sudeepa’s influence extended beyond the entertainment industry, as he became the Brand Ambassador for various brands and actively participated in charitable endeavors. His philanthropic work through the Kiccha Sudeepa Charitable Society helped underprivileged children and supported those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kichcha Sudeepa is a trailblazing personality, known for achieving several remarkable milestones in his illustrious career. On September 1st, 2023, he made history as the first individual in the world to have a spectacular Drone Show dedicated to his fans on his birthday at the Nandi Link Ground in Bangalore.

Hailing from Karnataka, Kichcha Sudeepa earned the distinction of being the first person from the state to be granted a coveted golden visa in Dubai, highlighting his global appeal and recognition. His exceptional talent and dedication have earned him three consecutive Filmfare Awards, an unprecedented feat that sets him apart as a true icon in the film industry.

Kichcha Sudeepa’s influence transcends regional boundaries, making him the first Pan Indian Actor from the southern part of India, a testament to his versatility and universal appeal.