Upen Patel (Indian Film Actor)
HIGEST PAID MALE MODEL UPEN PATEL
28-years-old Upen Patel is a much sought after model. A Britain-born Indian, Upen Patel born on August 16, 1980. Upen Patel, along with his family, migrated to the UK from Uganda 23 years back where he began getting modelling offers immediately after graduating in Media Studies from West Herts 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.
has modelled for brands such as Hugo Boss, Paul Smith and Zegna. Upen Patel
is a global name on the fashion front. Currently Upen Patel has bagged some
big campaigns with names like Wendell Rodricks, Vikram Phadnis and Westside
(he teams with Yuvraj Singh).
Name : Upen Patel
Upen Patel is one of the hottest and higest paid male models in India, at
One of Britain’s top Asian models has been nominated for a prestigious
award from MTV.
Londoner Upen Patel is up for the Most Stylish Male category in September
2005, and is hotly tipped to take home the accolade.
The model, who was MTV’s face of year in 2003, can’t believe how quickly
he has been able to enjoy success. "I have only been in India less than two
years and already I have secured a home, a car and a decent living, which to
me is quite a lot," he said.
But Upen feels he would not have been able to do it without the love and
support of his family. He admits that it was his mum who first sent his
pictures into catalogues when he was a child and that he did not take it too
The model, who has been linked to several Bollywood babes including Amrita
Arora, says that even though he has not met the right woman yet, he is not
concerned and is willing to let her come to him. He said, "In my business I
meet a lot of beautiful women and although I think they might be interested
they never approach me".
Determined and ambitious, Upen, who has been swamped with film offers from
directors like Mahesh Bhatt, says that he is biding his time and hopefully
the right script will come his way.
He is perfecting his Hindi skills and being taught dancing by top
choreographer Farah Khan’s assistant.
His perfect role in films, according to him, is the "Indian James Bond,
007 Licence to Thrill".
Touted as one of India’s best male models, he gives the phrase 'male metrosexual' a new twist in Karen Anand’s Cook Na Kaho with Upen Patel, a
cookery show with a difference on Star One.
Upen is also the winner of The MTV Style Award for Best Male Model.
Upen is the face for Tommy Hilfiger in India. He is also the brand
ambassador for Kamasutra, Boy London and Tuscan Verve. Phew.
Loves working out, and hits the gym four times a week. Works out for an
hour and a half and work on only one body part at a time. He follows a high
protein diet and totally avoid carbohydrates and starchy food like rice,
butter and other fried stuff.
Doesn’t have a sweet tooth but when he wants to indulge, he digs into a
tub of tooty fruity ice cream or choco-chip cookies.
Loves seafood, chicken and salads.
To get rid of stress, he believes in reading, playing an instrument,
exercising or even sleeping. For him, working out is the best mantra for
Loves listening to R & B, Hip-Hop and other genres of easy listening
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