Chintan Upadhay


Chintan was born in the cultural ambiance of Bhavnagar city, in Gujarat, India. He received his initial musical tutelage from his parents, both scholastic teachers of music & musicology. He received training in Khayal music from Late Shri  Laxmipati Shukla ji, a noted disciple of Pt. Omkarnath Thakur, and from Shri  Ashwin Andharia, a disciple of Late Pt. Rasiklal Andharia in Bhavnagar. 

After standing first in the Sangeet Alankar exam he joined Lalit Kala Kendra, Pune  University for the Master’s Degree in Khayal Music, and received National  Scholarship from Govt. of India; under the mentorship of Dr. Vikas Kashalkar and  Pt. Vijay Koparkar

Chintan surrendered his heart and soul to the tutelage of Pt. Uday Bhawalkar, in  the true tradition of Guru Shishya Parampara in 2004 

He became a scholar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy- Kolkata in 2013 and continued his ‘Taleem’ from Pt. Uday Bhawalkarji. 

Chintan was awarded the Junior Research Fellowship for Dhrupad studies in 2014 by the Govt of India

He was allotted a ‘B High Grade’ by Akashvani, All India Radio, as a Dhrupad  Vocalis  

Chintan has performed concerts in Canada, UK, USA, Germany, and Austria in the last few years and also has taught at various places and conducted workshops and lecture demonstrations. 

Chintan also was teaching as a Junior Tutor at the Bengal Sangeet  Paramparalaya, Dhaka under the guidance of Pt. Uday Bhawalkarji. 

Chintan had been teaching as a visiting faculty at Lalit Kala Kendra, Pune  University for Dhrupad Vocal. 

Chintan has started a new centre for Dhrupad music at Alembic, Vadodara. 

He is also teaching online to students in Canada, USA, UK, Argentina, Indonesia,  Qatar, Dhaka, Germany, Austria, Japan etc.

Chintan has performed at many of the major platforms in India and has been sharing the fragrance of Dhrupad by workshops and lecture demonstrations.