Born in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, Chintan Upadhyay started learning Dhrupad from Pt. Uday Bhawalkar in 2004 under the 'Guru Shishya Parampara'. He finished his 'Sangeet Alankaar' under Late Pt. Laxmipati Shukla and also learned from Shri Ashvin Andhariya. After that he did his M.A. in music from Lalit Kala Kendra, Pune University under the guidance of Dr. Vikas Kashalkar and Pt. Vijay Koparkar. He was awarded Junior Research Fellowship for Dhrupad studies in 2014 by Government of India. He is a graded artist at All India Radio. He has been teaching students and has conducted workshops in many places, in India and abroad and has performed on prestigious occasions at Uttaradhikar, Delhi, BaajaaGaajaa, Pune, and NCPA, Mumbai as well as several concerts abroad.