Amar Upadhyay is an Indian film and television actor and producer. She gained immense popularity with her role as Mihir Virani in the famous TV serial ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ (2000).
Amar Upadhyay aka Amar H. Upadhyay was born on Sunday, 1st August 1976.age 46 years; by 2022) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He was brought up in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Leo.
He did his schooling from Dhanmal High School, Mumbai, Maharashtra. He then did his graduation in Chemical Engineering from Bombay Institute of Technology, Worli, Mumbai. Later, he took acting training at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
He was born in a Gujarati family.
parents and siblings
Her father Harshad Upadhyay is a retired banker. He has a younger brother.
wife and children
She had arranged marriage with Hetal Upadhyay on 5 March 1999. The couple has a daughter named Chenab Upadhyay and a son named Aryaman Upadhyay.
relationships / affairs
In 2011, as a contestant on the reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss 5’, her name was linked with her co-contestant Vida Samadzai, who is an Afghan-American actress and model. During the show, another co-contestant Akashdeep Sehgal (Sky) commented on Amar and Vida’s relationship, saying,
The man who (Amar) cannot belong to his wife and Bachchan… here he is flying his gulchera with Vida (Samdzai)… to whom can that man be.
5 BHK Apartments in Ray Classic 905/906, Versova, Andheri (W), Mumbai
When he was studying in class 10th, he had gone to Mumbai to watch the shooting of a biscuit advertisement. The model who was supposed to work in a TV commercial couldn’t make it to the shoot and then the makers of the ad asked Amar to work in the ad film. He agreed to it and got 1000 rupees for the advertisement. She has walked the ramp in many fashion shows.
In 1993, he made his debut as an actor in the Hindi TV serial ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’, in which he played the role of Sahil Dewan.
He then made a few cameo roles in Hindi TV serials like ‘Rajni’ (1994), ‘Saturday Suspense’ (1998), ‘Rishtey’ (2000), and ‘Mehndi Tere Naam Ki’ (2000).
She gained immense popularity with her role as Mihir Virani in the Star Plus TV serial ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ (2000).
Some of his other popular Hindi TV serials are ‘Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand’ (2003), ‘Sapna Babul Ka… Bidaai’ (2009), ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya’ (2015), ‘Ishqbaaaz’ (2019), and ‘Molki’. ‘ Huh. ‘ (2020).
Amar has participated as a contestant in few TV reality shows like ‘Bigg Boss 5’ (2011) and ‘Welcome – Baji Mehman Nawazi Ki’ (2013).
In 1998, he starred in the Hindi film ‘Dhundte Reh Jaoge!’ Started with. In which he played the role of Ajay/Devdas.
After this he appeared in a few more Hindi films like ‘Dahshat’ (2000), ‘Dhund: The Fog’ (2003), ‘Jodi Kya Banayai Wah Ramji’ (2003), which failed to do well at the box office. . In 2003, he played the role of Captain Vijayant Thapar in the Hindi film ‘LOC Kargil’.
Some of his other Hindi films are ’13B’ (2009), ‘Kaagaz’ (2021), ‘Bob Biswas’ (2021), and ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ (2022).
In 2008, he made his debut in Bhojpuri films with ‘Dharam Veer’, in which he played the role of Veer.
Some of her other Bhojpuri films are ‘Hum Bahubali’ (2008), ‘Tu Babu Hamar’ (2008), and ‘Ae Rishta Anmol Ba’ (2009).
In 2017, he made his Gujarati film debut with the film ‘Aav Taru Kari Nakhu’, in which he played the role of Dushyant.
In 2021, he made his debut in Marathi films with ‘Jayanti’ as Vikas Kukreja.
In 2011, he started his film production company ‘Bharti Telecraft’. After this he launched his first TV show ‘Crime Files’ on Doordarshan.
Mihir Virani as Amar Upadhyay
One of the most important episodes in TV serials was when Mihir Virani (played by Amar) in Star Plus TV serial ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ (2000) died on the show. The audience did not like the twist in the serial and according to media sources some fans of the TV serial started a protest march in front of Balaji Telefilms office. It was also said that Balaji Telefilms received several phone calls and letters to bring Amar back on the show. Amar even received messages, letters and phone calls from his fans to re-enter the TV serial. Later, the makers of the show decided to bring back the character of Mihir Virani in the show, and it was the first character in Indian TV serials to be brought back after the death sequence. Later, Mihir was played by Indian actor Inder Kumar, who was later replaced by Ronit Roy. During an interview, Amar told the reason for leaving the show, he said,
When I left Kyunki, it was a difficult decision as I was overworked. I had three films in hand and was the lead in six projects. I shouldn’t have been so greedy as an actor. Today, I would stick to Kyunki and ask her to stop. I could not sleep properly, which affected my mind and body. I was not able to give time to myself, forget family. Everyone including my producers were getting upset as I could not give them time to shoot. It was a big mess for dates. Some gave me an ultimatum and if I left midway, some producers would have gone bankrupt. I messed up a lot with the dates.”
He further said that he has no dispute with anyone. Ekta Kapoor, he said,
The alleged feud with Ekta Kapoor was exaggerated by the media as she offered me the role of Mihir again after 8-9 months after Inder Kumar left the show. When he left, she came to me again. At that time also I was shooting for my films. I still wasn’t ready for it. I thought that if I go back again, there will still be a problem with the dates. I asked her to wait for 3-4 months but she was not ready to wait. To show the world that there was no problem between us, I did several cameo appearances in the Balaji show. Just to let the world know we’re fine.”
accused of financial fraud
On 29 May 2003 he started a company named Mihir Virani Multi Trade Private Limited in Mumbai. One of the investors named Harinarayan Soni made a profit of Rs 7 lakh by investing in the company. A check issued to him by the company bounced, and he filed a case against the company. According to a media source,
After the summons was issued, the Bangur Nagar police took him to Upadhyay’s Malad office. However, no one was present in the office to collect the documents. As a result, Upadhyay missed his first hearing, forcing the court to delay the proceedings of the case. This will be the second summon for Upadhyay, and the police will have to travel to the Bigg Boss house to deliver it. ,
In an interview, when journalists asked Amar’s PR member about the court case, he said,
To my knowledge, Amar has resigned from the Company on 23rd December, 2003. After his apparent exit, he has not been a part of its transactions. Someone might be trying to make him a soft target to get publicity. He is currently imprisoned in the walls of the Bigg Boss house and cut off from the world.”
- 2001: Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actor Popular for Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
- 2002: Indian Telly Award for Best Television Personality for Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
- 2002: Popular Actor Award for Best Actor for Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
- 2018: Gold Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Saath Nibhana Saathiya
- 2021: Molkki. International prestigious award for Most Bankable Star of the Year for
- travel destination: Goa, London
Facts / Trivia
- 1994, Indian actress Jaya Bachchan Saw him in Stardust magazine and offered him a role in Hindi TV serial ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’.
- When he was doing ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ (2000), he was once called by Saira Banu to meet the great Indian actor Dilip Kumar, Talking about this in an interview, he said,
Because during the days of Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Saira (be) Ma’am invited me home to meet Dilip ji, as she liked my work. She told me that if I take the characters home, it will ruin my personal life. I have learned a lesson from a true Guru.”
- Amar is trained in Taekwondo and holds a Black Belt.
- In an interview, he shared that while shooting for the Hindi film ‘LOC Kargil’ (2003) in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, he got a call from his family members that his mother was not there. Talking further about his mother, he said,
Talking about his reaction to the sudden demise of his mother, Amar said, “It was a huge shock for me.” I had lost the biggest support system of my life. I was completely broke. I lost 8-10 kgs in 10 days due to depression. I said no to 6-7 films in that 1-2 month period. I didn’t want to work. It was a very bad period. My mother was my biggest strength. He supported me when everyone was against me, Grandpa and others. My mother believed in me, I can do it. I could have been an actor, I could have been a good actor. Mothers are good. They always love you.”
- He considers Indian director Anand Mahendru as his mentor.
- Amar likes to travel, watch movies and read books. He has a library in his house and there are more than 1000 books in his library.
- She is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog named Oreo.
- Amar is an ardent devotee of Lord Ganesha.
- He has been featured on the cover page of various magazines.
- Amar follows a vegetarian diet.