Has modeled for brands such as Hugo Boss, Paul Smith and Zegna.
Is a model and an increasingly popular actor in Bollywood.
When he is not modeling he likes to chill out with friends, watch movies, go to his favorite restaurants and catch up with everybody.
His favorite designer is Wendell Rodricks. He can wear his stuff everyday.
He trains four times a week for an hour everyday. He does free weights and, one day a week, he does cardiovascular exercises. He also does a lot of swimming.
Often confused with director Upen Patel from UK due their names.
Signed Run Bhola Run but was replaced by Aryan Vaid.
Starred in Percept's "Jungle"(2007) Starring Nana Patekar, Upen Patel, Directed by Shoojit Sircar. It was a remake of Gulzar's Achanak.
Sunil Shetty offered the film Loot to Upen Patel but later changed his mind and signed Mahaakshay Chakraborthy.
Signed Abbas Mustan's production Life Partner but was later dropped and Tusshar was signed.
In 2006, Ramesh Sippy was making Chetan Bhagat's novel "A Night At A Call Centre" into a film. He had signed Abhishek Bachchan and Upen Patel for the lead roles. Rohan Sippy was to direct the film. It was later shelved and remade as "Hello" with Atul Agnihothri.
In 2007,Darmesh Darshan signed Upen Patel for a film which got shelved. It was to be shot abroad and produced and directed by Darmesh.
In 2006 signed Mr.Fraud, Starring Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Bipasha Basu(Double Role),Tanushree Dutta. He was later replaced by Anuj Sawhney. Produced by Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision, Directed by Abbas Mustan.The film got shelved.
Signed for the shelved film Mr Mehta and Mrs. Singh (2006/2007) Starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Upen Patel, Music by Vishal Bhardwaj, Produced by UTV and Vishal Bhardwaj, Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.
In 2005, Upen Patel was been roped in by producer Nitin Darra for his next project. The film was apparently going to be based on Robert De Niro's The Score made in 2001. Patel was to be playing Jack Teller (played by Edward Norton) and Sanjay Dutt will be in the shoes of De Niro as Nick Wells. Soha Ali Khan was also signed. A British director was to direct the film. The film got shelved.
Starred in the shelved movie "Mr. Romeo"(2008). Starring Upen Patel opposite 4 heroines. Mr. Romeo would be made at a budget of Rs.15 crores and be filmed at locations like Italy, France, Austria, and India. Music by Nadeem Shravan,Produced by Shyam Bajaj, Directed by Vishal Bhandari.