Upendra Sidhaye, born and brought up in Pune, is a screenplay and story writer in Indian Film industry. Upendra won honors and admiration with his debut film Mumbai Meri Jaan. Upendra and Yogesh Vinayak Joshi collectively received the Filmfare Awards and CineBlitz award of best screenplay for Mumbai Meri Jaan. In addition to being a screenplay writer and assistant director, Upendra also made a guest appearance as a Mall receptionist in this movie. This pair was also nominated for the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
With more inclination towards direction, Upendra started participating in workshops related to acting and direction, after completing his graduation in Commerce. Upendra did his post graduation in Mass Communication from Pune University. While pursuing his post graduation, Upendra started grooming himself in theatre activities. He joined theatre group viz. Maitree, Pune that staged Marathi plays like Sankraman. In conjunction, Upendra also participated in a prestigious trophy named Purushottam Karandak to direct and act in a marathi play viz. Enigma. This play won the team a silver cup and Upendra received award for best direction and acting.