|Born||Sultanabad, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Occupation||Actress, host, television presenter, performer|
|Years active||1994 - present|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
Udaya Bhanu (born on august 5 th, 1973) is an Indian presenter and film actress. She made her career debut at age 15, beginning to work as a television presenter in Telugu channels. Since, she has evolved as one of the most popular and successful Telugu television personalities. She has also appeared in several Telugu and Kannada films.
Udhaya Bhanu was born in Sultanabad, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India in 1973. Her father S. K. Patel was a doctor, her mother Aruna is an Ayurvedic doctor. She has one brother, Lenin, who works as a software engineer. Her father also worked as a poet; Udhaya Bhanu was named after his pen name. He died when Udaya Bhanu was four years old. Udhaya Bhanu studied in Vikarabad till her 10th class and went on to pursue an MA degree in literature. She went to USA for an flying event that is broadcasted by Gemini TV.
She is the of numerous popular Telugu TV shows. Currently, she is hosting six shows on six channels. She became the highest paid host in Telugu television industry. She started acting at 15 years of age with Horlicks Hrudayanjali. She followed it up with shows like Once More Please co-anchoring with Venu Madhav, Saahasam Cheyara Dimbhakaa, Jaanavule Nerajaanavule, Nee Illu Bangaram Kaanu, Dhee, Rela Re Rela and many others. She made her acting debut in R. Narayana Murthy's Erra Sainyam (1990), when she was studying in 10th class. She appeared in few more Telugu films, including Kondaveeti Simhasanam (2002), Khaidi Brothers (2002) and Shravana Maasam (2005). She also played lead roles in a couple of Kannada films and has acted in an unreleased Tamil film by R. V. Udaya Kumar. She performed item numbers in threeTelugu film Aapada Mokkula Vadu (2008), Leader (2010) and Julai (2012). She also hosted many audio launches,movie award functions.
In 2004, Udaya Bhanu alleged that her mother and her family relatives abused and tortured her physically and mentally. She claimed that they wanted her to convert to Islam and that she was forcibly married to a Muslim named Mohammed Fasiullah Khan in 1999. At a press meet, she claimed that her family's torture led to her attempting suicide in 2002. She said: "My mother, Dr. Aruna, has scant regard for me as a human being. She drove me to suicide and I've had dreadful encounters with her in the past". She later got a divorce and remarried her longtime friend Vijay Kumar at an Arya Samaj Temple in October 2004. She later admitted that make the issue public was the biggest mistake she did in her life. She stated: "I am ashamed of washing the dirty linen in the public. These issues should be sorted out in the family instead of going to the public. Now everything is fine".
|1997||Aliya Alla Magala Ganda||Kannada|
|Police No. 1||Telugu|
|2008||Aapada Mokkula Vadu||Telugu||Special appearance|
|2013||Madhumati (2013 film)||Telugu & Tamil||Heroine|
She had 2 children.
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