Pradeep Uppoor (1958-2023) was an Indian film producer, who is known for co-founding the television production company Fireworks Productions, which produced the police procedural TV series CID from 1998 to 2018. He died on 13 March 2023 due to cancer.
Pradeep Uppoor was born on Friday, 18 July 1958 (age 64 years; at the time of death) in Mumbai. His zodiac sign was Cancer. He completed his higher education at Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Salt and Pepper (semi-bald)
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information available about his parents and siblings.
Wife & Children
Pradeep was married to Veena Uppoor.
He was a co-producer under the banner Neo Films, where he produced many commercials, television serials, documentaries, and audio-visuals.
He made his debut as a producer with the Hindi film Chakra in 1981.
Other Hindi films produced by him include Ardh Satya (1983), Holi (1984), Hip Hip Hurray (1984), Aghaat (1985), and Barot House (2019).
The last film produced by him was Nail Polish in 2021.
The first TV show he produced was Aahat in 1995.
He has produced various other TV shows like C.I.D. (1998), Achanak 37 Saal Baad (2002), Raat Hone Ko Hai (2004), Satrangi Sasural (2014-2016), and Laut Aao Trisha (2014).
In 2012, he worked as a writer for the television show Supercops V/S Supervillains.
He died on 13 March 2023 after suffering from cancer in Singapore where he was undergoing treatment. Telly Chakkar After his death, CID actor Shivaji Satam took to social media and expressed condolence on his death and wrote,
Pradeep Uppoor, ( the maker, pillar of CID ) ….. an ever smiling dear friend, honest & upfront, magnanimously generous to the core ..… a long long wonderful chapter of my life comes to an end with your exit Boss …love you & miss you buddy.”
- In 2017, he filed an FIR at Juhu police station when there was a robbery of Rs. 12 Lakh from his house. He discovered about the incident when his wife was going through the almirah and found the cash and ornaments missing from their house. In an interview, a source talked about the FIR and said,
The complaint was received on Friday night after the complainant found that the cupboards of the flat had been opened. Getting suspicious, she checked her belongings and found that cash and jewellery had been stolen. The police were informed that Rs 9 lakh in cash was missing from the house, and ornaments worth over Rs 3 lakh were also missing. We have been scanning the CCTV footage of the premises to find clues regarding the incident.”