A Britain-born Indian, Upen Patel born on August 16, 1980. Upen Patel, along with his family, migrated to the UK from Uganda. Upen pate is an English male model and also hindi film actor. Patel was born in the UK, he now lives in Mumbai, India. Upen Patel is also known as Munish Kohli. Upen completed his schooling from Wimbley High School. He fetched degree in Computer science from Hertfordshire. Upen Natively belongs form a Gujarati family. His Father is a Petrol Businessman and mother is a Government Lawyer. Upen has three sisters and one Brother among whom Upen is the youngest.
After winning Zee TV’s supermodel hunt in 2002, Patel began modelling for Hugo Boss, Paul Smith and Zegna. He started his acting career with singer/song writer sardool sikander “Sadeyan paran to sikudna“. He received the MTV India Most Stylish Male Award 2 years in a row. He won awards as India’s number one Supermodel, which led to many more endorsements including TuscanVerve, HugoBoss, Tommy Hilfiger, Provogue and D’damas Desire. He was a cook on the show ‘Karen Anand’s Cook Na Kaho‘ before his official debut into films. Pater appeared in many music video, including the remix of the classic Bollywood song “Ky Khoob Lagti Ho” which also featured Udita Geowami. In 2006 he made his Indian cinema debut in the film 36 china Town starring Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. The was successful movie of the Bollywood.
He began getting modelling offers immediately after graduating in Media Studies from West Hearts College. Having shot Sun Sahiba Sun, his first remix video, Upen Patel believes he has taken his first step towards Bollywood. All Upen Patel’s waiting for now is the right offer, preferably, an action thriller. He also completed his diploma in film-making from NIFT in UK. Famous for his IIFA and Zee Cine Award-winning performance in the 2006 Bollywood film 36 China Town, he is also notable for his work as a runway and cover model. In the latter capacity, he won four Asia Fashion Awards and was photographed for Seventeen, GQ, and Men’s Health magazines. He began modeling during his teenage years and continued his involvement in the fashion industry while studying computer science at the University of Hertfordshire. He began his rise to fame while competing on and ultimately winning the Supermodel Hunt reality competition.
He next appeared with Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar in the hit 2007 Bollywood film Namastey London. He played a Character of a Pakistani Muslim living in London in the movie. He also played supporting roles in many other films like Shakalaka Boom Boom, Money hai toh honey hai, Ajab Prem ki Gajab Kahani, One two three. Besides movies he also made hi appearances in many Music vedios and Telegu Films too.He was also voted in the top ten sexiest Asians by Eastern eye Magazine. He appeared on the Star One culinary program Cook Na Kaho and later competed on the Colors channel’s Bigg Boss reality show.
Upen Patel holds a global reputation as a male supermodel. After a successful run in modelling, Upen turned to bollywood with his first remix album ‘Sun Sahiba Sun’. Upen has made it big in the world of fashion. He has modelled for brands such as Hugo Boss, Paul Smith and Zegna and today is a global name on the fashion front. Currently, he has bagged some big campaigns with names like Wendell Rodricks, Vikram Phadnis (with Salman Khan) and Westside (with Yuvraj Singh).