Pramod Uppalapati is a notable film producer, known for bankrolling blockbuster movies such as Saaho, Mirchi, and Bhaagamathie. Pramod Uppalapati comes from a big filmy backdrop. He is the nephew of famous Telugu actor and politician Uppalapati Krishnam Raju. ‘Baahubali’ star Prabhas is his cousin, with whom he has worked a couple of times. In 2013, Pramod started his production company, UV Creations, along with Vamsi Krishna Reddy and Vikram Reddy in Hyderabad, Telangana.
Pramod Uppalapati’s maiden production venture was the Telugu action film Mirchi by
. Prabhas and
played the lead role in the film. Upon its release, the film received positive reviews and went on to become the highest-grossing Telugu film of the year 2013. Mirchi was nominated in the best film category in
Filmfare Awards South
and South Indian International Movie Awards that year and also won the Best Film (Gold) in Nandi Awards. Following the success of Mirchi, he then produced the Telugu romantic comedy thriller film Run Raja Run in 2014. It was the debut film for director Sujeeth starring Sharwanand in the lead role. The film went on to gain positive reviews post-release and also gained a Filmfare nomination for Best film.
In 2015, Pramod produced the film action drama Jil by debutant director
Radha Krishna Kumar
. The same year also saw the release of Nani starrer
Bhale Bhale Magadivoy
produced by Pramod Uppalapati under UV Creations banner. The film was a box office hit by becoming the fourth highest-grossing Telugu film of all time in the United States. Further, the film even received the best film nomination in 63rd Filmfare Awards South. The film
in 2016 was the second time association of Sharwanand and Pramod. They collaborated for the third time in 2017 with the film Mahanubhavudu.
In 2018, Pramod reunited with Anushka Shetty for the bilingual horror thriller Bhaagamathie, which told the story of an imprisoned woman in a haunted house. As anticipated, the film was a huge hit with a box office success. He was also the producer of 2018 releases
and Taxiwala starring Vijay Devarakonda. Both the film received positive reviews while the latter was a box office success.
The success of Mirchi led to the return of the Pramod and Prabhas association in 2019 for the pan India movie Saaho. Saaho had Prabhas and
in the lead, directed by Sujeeth. The film was made on a huge budget and they shot it in Austria, Europe, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Romania. The movie was a commercial hit, but it opened to mixed reviews considering the hype of the movie. After a gap of a year, Pramod reunited with Prabhas for the third time, along with Vamsi Krishna Reddy for Radhe Shyam. The film stars
as the female lead. Though coming from a film family, Pramod Uppalapati strived hard to don the cap of a producer.