Umendra is from Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh. He completed his art-academic life in Benaras (now Varanasi). He pursued a B.F.A. (1996) and a Masters in Fine Arts (1998) from Painting at Benaras Hindu Vishwavidyalaya. Currently, he lives and works as a freelancer in the City of Nawabs, Lucknow.
His imageries include rocks, architectures of lived spaces, mythological stories embedded with philosophy of life and archaeological remains to narrate his fast-forwarding life. He leaves the background blank as a metaphor, which is a frequently criticised part of his work by Gallerist who even tries to mould it according to them.