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Upadhyay, also spelled Upadhyaya, is a surname used by some Brahmin people in Nepal and India.

Upādhyāya is the surname of some members of the Madhwa Shivalli Brahmins and Havyaka Brahmins of Karnataka, Kota Brahmins of the Kundapur and surrounding areas of Udupi and the Audichya Brahmins of Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. The Gujarat Brahmins of Shandilya are in Surat.[1] Amongst Telugu Brahmins, Upadhyay is turned into Upadhyayula, with an "ula" at the end.

Notable people with the surname include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nepal, an historical miscellany By Mahesh Chandra Regmi