He was born September, 23 1969 in Orlu, Imo State, his place of originality in the south eastern Nigeria.
Uche had his primary and secondary education in Lagos for his first and secondary school certificates respectively.
His Acting Career
Uche Odoputa joined the Nigerian movie industry in the year 2000 and has since starred in over 100 Nollywood movies.
Some of his movies includes:
• The Captor
• Eagles Eye
• Odum Na Akwaeke
• Brother’s War
• Pains of poverty.
• Eviction Day
• Last Flight to Abuja
• Dirty Marriage
• Royal Wedding
• Take My Wife
• 15 Years of Slavery
• Deep Shit among others.
Uche Odoputa is such a handsome, creative and highly talented Nollywood actor known for good interpretation of roles in movies. He can fit into any character assigned him and he does this very well to the admiration of his numerous fans.
Uche Odoputa has in his years of acting, won several awards notably as:
• Best Actor in a leading Role at the African Movie Academy Award.
• Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
• Best Actor in Nigeria at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards
• Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Aside acting, Uche is also a model, an entrepreneur and a philanthropist.
He has a foundation called The Uche Odoputa Foundation which takes care of education for Orphans, health services for the less privileged and financial support for widows to trade.
In 2007, Uche Odoputa was said to have been arrested by The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for drug trafficking and was jailed for two years and three weeks. The matter was later resolved and he was released from prison.
His Personal Life
Uche Odoputa is happily married with kids and currently based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
His Net Worth
Uche Odoputa is one of the strong pillars of Nollywood, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $450,000 dollars.