An engineering and a dancer Nirup Bhandari is the son of director Sudhakar Bhandari. Nirup, who has learned dancing under Sridharan Pillai, had appeared in the movie Jolly Picnic as a child artist. It was in 2015 that he made his debut as an actor with the critically acclaimed Kannada movie RangiTaranga, which was directed by his elder brother Anup Bhandari. Nirup has also starred on the TV show Advocate Arjun, wherein he essayed the role of a psychopath. He is associated with the bilingual movies Rajaratha and Rajaratham, directed by Anup Bhandari. His 2019 release includes Aadi Lakshmi Puraana, directed by Priya V.