Upendra Sidhaye studied at the University of Pune where he gained a commerce degree and a masters in communication studies.
He worked as a screenwriter with UTV Motion Pictures as a member of its Script Cell in 2004 and 2005 and is the writer/director of two short Hindi films 3 Khwaab and Waiting Room. In addition to co-writing the screenplay for Mumbai My Life, Upendra was also the assistant director. His latest screenplay, Payback, is currently in production. Yogesh Vinayak Joshi is the co-writer of the highly acclaimed 2004 film, Hawa Aane Dey, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and went on to screen at several prestigious international festivals and was selected by the Global Film Initiative for the Global Lens 2008 lineup. He is the writer of Tendulkar Out which is currently in production. Together, they are the recipients of India’s 2008 Filmfare Award and the 2008 CineBlitz Award for Best Screenplay for Mumbai My Life.