She is well known in the field of Kathak. She studied Kathak for nearly fifteen years under the strict discipline and guidance of the distinguished Guru Dr. Pure Dadhichi. Mrs. Upadhyay received her Nipun, Masters degree in Kathak, from the renowned Bhatkhande MusicUniversity, Lucknow. She has also been awarded a Prabhakar degree from Prayag Sangeet Samitti, Allahabad. She has given numerous performances throughout India and has appeared in many prominent Kathak productions, including those on Doordarshan Television. Mrs. Upadhyay has also directed several Kathak plays for stage and television in India. She has received many awards, such as those given by Kalakar Sangam, Munaal Sanskrit Manch, and others. These days she is very devoted to the cause of making Kathak a popular art form for the local Indian community. Her students of Kathak Kala Academy are the medium through which she hopes to accomplish this goal.