Smt. Archana Udupa hails from a family of musicians and music lovers. She started learning music from the tender age of three. She started her training initially in carnatic music from Sri. Balakrishna and light music from her father Sri.Srinivasa Udupa. Later she switched over to Hindustani style of singing and started training under the able guidance of Smt.Dr.Shakuntala Narasimhan.
Education - BA, Journalism, Kannada Literature MA, Sociology.
After completion of Degree in journalism and Kannada literature Archana has taken music as her profession. She has adapted herself to singing light classical, light music and film music.
Archana has many musical albums to her credit. She has lent her voice to more than 1000 cassettes and CDs in various languages. Archana has sung in many Kannada films in the recent past. Archana has also given live performances all over the country and abroad.
She is graded artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan. She won Zee TV TVS Sa Re Ga Ma Pa contest of singing in 1998. Archana Udupa is the first person of south Indian origin to win Hindi film song singing contest.