Upendra (popularly known as Uppi) (born 18 September 1967) is a cine actor, director and script writer.Upendra started his career off with film director Kashinath as a writer and an assistant director. His first directorial venture was Tharle Nanmaga. He is the first Indian actor to be ever acted in a robot movie when he did the movie Hollywood directed by Dinesh Babu.
He is number one at direction and also proved that he is an good actor. Tharle Nanmaga, his maiden venture as a director, was declared a major success. This film was Jaggesh's first movie as a lead actor. His next directorial venture Om was a super hit movie.His movie "Upendra" was released in Japan for that it had story similar to Buddha's story where the hero realizes "Vyraagya" in the climax of movie is it true.