Upen Patel (born August 16, 1980) is an Indian model and Bollywood film actor.
Upen Patel (born August, 16, 1980 in London, England) is a model and actor in Bollywood. Upen Patel was born and brought up in London, England. Patel was studying at University of Hertfordshire for his Computer Science degree, and became a model. He has modelled for brands such as Hugo Boss, Paul Smith and Zegna.
He appeared in many music video's the most popular being remix music video of the classic Bollywood song Kya Khoob Lagti Ho which also featured Udita Goswami.
In 2006 he made his Bollywood debut in the murder mystery film 36 China Town, where he played a casanova type character who is suspected of murder. The film was a success at the box office. Upen won several best debutante awards, including the IIFA Award for the role.
His second film, Namastey London, where he played a supporting role was released on 23 March 2007 and also did well at the box office.
Shortly afterwards, his third film Shakalaka Boom Boom was released on 6 April 2007, but did not do as well at the box office as expected. He did however garner appreciation for his performance. He received flak for his guest appearance in Ashwani Dheer’s One Two Three(2008). As of July 2008, he is shooting for Money Hai Toh Honey Hai, and doing a cameo in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani.