Sanjay Upadhya is a Nepalese journalist specialising in the country's politics. Raised and educated in the United States, Thailand, India and Nepal, Upadhya was a Fulbright Scholar at New York University from 1993 to 1996.
In a career spanning over two decades, Upadhya has worked for, among other organisations, The Rising Nepal, The Times (London), Inter Press Service and Khaleej Times (Dubai) and has reported from United Nations headquarters in New York City. Upadhya, who holds masters degrees in journalism and business administration, has appeared frequently on BBC World Service television and radio as a commentator on Nepalese political affairs. Author of hundreds of commentaries and analyses in English and Nepali, Upadhya contributed a widely quoted chapter on Nepal's political evolution to “State of Nepal,” published in 2002 by Kathmandu-based Himal Books. He also wrote a chapter on Nepal-India relations in the context of South Asian political and security dynamics for “The India Doctrine,” published in 2006 by Dhaka-based Bangladesh Research Forum.