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Sudeep is at an important stage of his life and career. For most film actors, the real stardom begins at 40. From MGR to Dr Rajkumar to Rajinikanth, many stars became superstars after their 40th birthday. Many of their best films came after this age. With 50 films already behind him, Sudeep seems to be ready for a bigger share of the sky. His success in Hindi and Telugu apart from Kannada gives him an unique opportunity to make films for different audiences.

Wishing him continued success and a very happy birthday, Chitraloka lists a few nuggets from his life and career which are unique. Few Things About Sudeep

* Sudeep is a Mechanical Engineer from the Dayanand College of Engineering

* He acted in the television serial Premada Kadambari

* All his family members' names starts with 'S.' Sudeep, father Sarovar Sanjeev, mother Saroja Sanjeev, wife Supriya (commonly called Priya) and daughter Saanvi.

* Thaayavva was his third film technically. Two other films, O Kusuma Bale and Brahma were stopped mid-way

* Long before he took charge of Karnataka Bulldozers, he played University cricket when in college

* In Pratyartha, Sparsha and Eega/Naani, his character was called Sudeep

* His first guest appearance in a film was for Indrajith Lankesh's directorial debut Thuntata

* The first film for which he wrote the story was Just Maat Maatalli

* The first song he sang for a film was 'O Sona' for Vaali. He also sang one more song in this film, 'Vasantha Maasadalli.'

* He has sung nine songs in eight films so far

* In three television programmes so far, he has contributed in three different capacities. He was actor in Premada Kadambari, mentor in Pyate Hudgir Halli Lifeu and as host of Bigg Boss.

* He dubbed for another character in the film Veera Madakari

* Sudeep has won 13 awards in the acting department so far in his career.

* Karnataka Rakshana Vedike gave a title to an actor for the first time to Sudeep; Abhinaya Chakravarthy

* Sudeep's father was a hotelier and the family's first hotel still functions in Shimoga

* He was voted first in the list of 25 Most Desirable Man in Bangalore in 2012

* He won both the State Award and Filmfare award for best actor for the film Nandhi in 2002

* To help friends, he has appeared in guest roles in 10 films so far.

* He has also given voice-over for two films of other stars; Upendra's Katariveera Surasundarangi and Darshan's Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna

* Sudeep is an expert in playing many music instruments