Amar Upadhyay had started out as a small-time Indian actor. He was born in Mumbai in 1976 and studied chemical engineering. When Upadhyay was asked what led to his interest into acting in films and shows, he responds with having difficulty in finding a proper job during which he was also doing small advertisements for different products. Soon after this, he began to take up roles in tele-serials.
His first offer was in 1993 with the TV series
Dekh Bhai Dekh. After this, there followed a many number of different television series like, Kalash, Mehndi Tere Naam Ki (2001-2002) and many others. However, his big time break came in 2000 with director Ekta Kapoor’s loved soap opera Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in which Amar plays a character named Mihir. When his character was “killed off” in the show viewers were outraged and upset by the whole show and tons of calls came into the office inquiring about Upadhyay’s wellbeing and why his character in the show was scripted to die.
However, dying was probably the best thing that could have happened to him. Since that moment his career has been one big party after another, with offers coming in from every direction. His most recent tele-serial was in
Ek Thhi Naayka in 2013 and he has also made an appearance in 2011 as a contestant for season 5 of the reality show
Bigg Boss. Many can say that big things still await our relatively new, but talented and lucky, young actor.