Sudeep’s father, Sanjeev, is a hotelier turned film producer. His father played a supporting role in his first film Thayava. Sudeep, who is affectionately known as Kiccha by his admirers, was a student of mechanical engineering at the Engineering Faculty of Dayananda Sagar. He was also a college-level cricketer. Sudeep is married to Priya and has a daughter named Saanvi.
Sudeep played in a television series before playing in movies. Titled Premada Kadambari and directed by Sudhakar Bhandari, it was aired on Udaya TV. His first film was Thayavva, he played a supporting role in this movie. His first two films, O Kusuma Bale and Brahma, were abandoned in the middle of filming. He then returned to play a supporting role in the film directed by Sunil Kumar Desai – Prathyartha and won the lead role in the same Sparsha movie. In 2001. Sudeep played in the hit movie Huccha, which gave him his first mainstream.
The first Sudeep project was My Autograph. Sudeep played in the Kannada version of the Tamil Autograph movie and the Telugu movie Swathi Muthyam. He has been awarded the Filmfare Award for two consecutive years by them. Sudeep debuts in Bollywood with Phoonk’s film. He also participated in the films of Ram Gopal, Varma Rann, Phoonk 2 and Rakta Charitra. He also in a Telugu Ega film directed by S.S. Rajamouli.
Sudeep has hosted all seasons of the Kannada version of the reality show Bigg Boss.