Upen describes himself as a “Gujarati Bomabayite.” He has a strong managerial background with degrees in Chemistry & Business and has been working in pharmaceutical Quality Management for more than 20 years. Upen has been passionate about music right from his childhood days and loves to sing both Hindi and Gujarati songs. His favorite singers include Hemantda, Mukesh, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar and Mohammed Rafi. His passion for singing led him to HG. He describes Hidden Gems as “a very cohesive group of like minded and very caring people.” Upen and his wife, Archita, have been married for 29 years, and they have two lovely grown up kids.