Originally from Simkot, Humla, Upendra Rawat is currently studying law (BALLB 4th year) at the Chakrabarti Habi Educational Academy of Law, Bijuli Bazaar.
He played since school days. He worked as an assistant coach to Saipal Academy head coach Binod Chhetri for a year. He also learned about basketball coaching from Trinity College head coach, Prem Hona. In 2011 he started full coaching job at Mt Kailash School. He joined Galfutar Youth Club as head coach in 2017.