Upendra Sidhaye

Upendra Sidhaye (born 8 October 1980), born and brought up in Pune, is a screenplay and story writer in Indian Film industry (Bollywood). Upendra won honors and admiration with his debut film Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008). Upendra and Yogesh Vinayak Joshi collectively received the Filmfare Awards (2009) and Cine Blitz award [1] of best screenplay for Mumbai Meri Jaan.[2]

Upendra graduated with a degree in Commerce. Upendra did his post graduation in Mass Communication from Pune University. 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.[3][4][5]

Upendra wrote and directed the short films 3 Khwaab and Waiting Room.[1] Following this, he worked as an in-house writer for UTV Motion Pictures starting 2005 and, with Yogesh Vinayak Joshi, co-wrote Nishikant Kamat's Mumbai Meri Jaan and was also an assistant director for the film. He was a writer for the Bollywood film Payback (2010).


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2011-04-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2009 - Filmfare Award 2009 Winners". www.awardsandshows.com.
  3. ^ "Screening success - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com.
  4. ^ http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=63493
  5. ^ http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/screening-success/435507


1. Weeks Update - Filmfare 2009: 54th Filmfare Awards 2009 Winners