Sudeep was born in Shivamogga, Karnataka. He did his early education from Vasavi Vidyalaya School in Karnataka. He is married to Priya and has a daughter named Saanvi.
A brilliant actor, Sudeep is known for his roles in the Kannada films Sparsha (1999), Huchha (2001), My Autograph (2006), Mussanje Maatu (2008), Just Math Mathalli(2010), Kempe Gowda (2011) , Only Vishnuvardhana (2011) and Eega (2012). He has won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Kannada for three consecutive years and also won Karnataka State Award. He has also been awarded the entertainer of the year and Best actor for his movie Only Vishnuvardhana.
In the year 2008 he made his debut in Bollywood with the movie Phoonk