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Udit Narayan
Born 1955 (age 54–55)[1]
Origin Nepal
Genres Playback singer
Occupations Singer, television personality, actor
Years active 1980–present

Udit Narayan Jha, popularly known as Udit Narayan (Nepali: उदित नारायण) is a playback singer in commercial Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Assamese and Nepali language cinema. He is one of the all time best singer of India. After Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar, he is the most powerful singer india has every seen. Except Lata jee, No other singer from India has sung so many popular song in his life. Narayan has sung more than 15,000 songs in more than 30 different languages of which over 2600 films in Hindi alone.[2] He is also a recipient of the Padma Shri award, one of India's highest civilian honours, which he received in 2009.

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Career

Udit Narayan Jha was born in Nepal on December 1, 1955 at his maternal grandparents' home to Brahmin farmer Hare Krishna Jha and mother Bhuwaneshwari Devi. There are other reports that he was born in Raj Biraj town of Saptari district in southern Nepal. Mr. Narayan has denied this. [3]

Narayan studied at Kunauli Bazaar (Saharsa,now Supaul, Bihar), where he passed his S.L.C. and later

</gallery>obtained his intermediate from Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus (Kathmandu).

Udit Narayan began his career in Nepal singing for Kathmandu Radio Station as a staff artiste for Maithili and Nepali folk songs. After eight years in that role, Indian Embassy offered him the chance to study classical music at a prestigious school in Bombay, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan on a music scholarship. He moved to Bombay in 1978.

He got his first break in 1980, when noted music director (composer) Rajesh Roshan asked him to do a song for the Hindi film Unees Bees, in which he got an opportunity to sing with his inspiration, Mohammed Rafi. However, the actual success story of his career began in 1988 with the successful Bollywood movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, earning him a Filmfare Award.[4] The film also brought actor Aamir Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and playback singer Alka Yagnik to stardom. After the success of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, he became one of the leading playback singers in the Indian film industry.

At the same time, he became a well-known celebrity in Nepal and sang in many popular Nepalese movies. He even acted in some Nepalese movies like Kusume Rumal and Pirati, but did not achieve much success. He has worked in Nepalese films as well, in particular for composer Shambhujeet Baskota. During his early singing career, he performed songs composed by Shiva Shankar, Natikaji and Gopal Yonzan. In 2004, he released his first private Nepalese album Upahaar, in which he also sang duets with his wife Deepa Jha.

He has worked with musicians like Rahul Dev Burman, A. R. Rahman, Jagjit Singh, Anu Malik, Jatin Lalit, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Kalyanji-Anandji, Bappi Lahiri, Vishal Bhardwaj, Nadeem-Shravan, Rajesh Roshan, Shankar Mahadevan, Himesh Reshammiya, Pritam Chakraborty, Vishal-Shekhar, and leading directors like Yash Chopra, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ashutosh Gowariker and Karan Johar. These include Lagaan, Darr, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil To Pagal Hai, Mohabbatein, Devdas, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Swades, and Veer Zaara.

At the Hits FM Awards 2004 he won awards in two major categories for the album, Record of the Year and Album of the Year.[citation needed] Some of Narayan's other private albums are Bhajan Sangam, Bhajan Vatika, I love You, Dil Deewana, Yeh Dosti, Love is Life, Jhumka de Jhumka, Sona No Ghadulo, Dhuli Ganga, and Ma Tarini.

He was in the panel of judges on Sony TV for Waar Pariwaar, a reality show based on the bringing together of a singing gharana (family of singers). He shared judging duties with fellow playback singer Kumar Sanu and Jatin Pandit of the famous music duo Jatin-Lalit.

Narayan has performed in many stage shows in India and abroad and is the recipient of a large number of awards. These include Screen Videocon Award, MTV Best Video Award and Pride of India Gold Award.

Personal life

Narayan is a resident of Mumbai.[5] He is married and has one son. His wife Deepa Narayan (from Kolkatta) whom he married in 1985, is an accomplished Bengali singer, and the two recorded an album together titled Dil Deewana.

His son Aditya Narayan started his career singing for child artists in Hindi movies in the 1990s. More recently, he has been the host of Indian television singing competition Sa Re Ga Ma Pa for the last 2 seasons.

On 20 April 2006 Ranjana Jha, a resident of the Supaul district in Bihar, created a controversy by claiming to be Udit Narayan's first wife.[6] While Narayan initially rejected her claims, after she presented photographs and documents to prove her claim he finally agreed to recognize her as his wife and reached a settlement with her.[7]

Some Notable Hindi songs

  • "Papa kehte hai" - Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988
  • "Oye Oye" - Tridev (1989)
  • "Mujhe need na aye"- Dil (1990)
  • "Hum ne ghar chora hai"- Dil (1990)
  • "Hum payer karne wale"- Dil (1990)
  • "Mera Dil Tere Liye Dhadakta Hai" - Aashiqui (1990)
  • "Bin Tere Sanam" - Yara Dildara (1991)
  • "Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyar Hum" - Hum (1991)
  • "Pehla Nasha" - Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
  • "Jawani Deewani" - Chamatkar (1992)
  • "Dhak Dhak Karne laga" - Beta (1992)
  • "Jadoo teri nazar" - Darr (1993)
  • "Tu mere samne" - Darr (1993)
  • "Phoolo sa chera tera" - Anari (1993)
  • "Tu cheez badi hai mast mast" - Mohra (1994)
  • "Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane" - Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995)
  • "Ho gaya Hai Tujko To Pyar Sajna" - Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995)
  • "Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya" - Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)
  • "Kya Karen ke na Karen" - Rangeela (1995)
  • "Yaroon Sun lo zara" - Rangeela (1995)
  • "Pardesi Pardesi" - Raja Hindustani (1996)
  • "Aaye Ho Mere Zindagi Mein" - Raja Hindustani (1996)
  • "Ho Nahin Sakta" - Diljale (1996)
  • "Dil Ki Dhadkan Kehti Hai" - Mohabbat (1997)
  • "Mohabbat Ki Nahi Jati" - Hero No. 1 (1997)
  • "Sona Kitna Sona Hai" - Hero No. 1 (1997)
  • "Are Re Are" - Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
  • "Dil To Pagal Hai" - Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
  • "Bholi Se Surat" - Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
  • "Le Gayi" - Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
  • "Ishq Hua Kaise Hua" -Ishq (1997)
  • "E Ajnabi" -Dil Se (1998)
  • "Chand Chupa" - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
  • "Taal Se Taal Mila" - Taal (1999)
  • "Chaha Hai Tujko" - Mann (1999)
  • "Mera Mann" - Mann (1999)
  • "Nasha Ye Pyar Ka Nasha" - Mann (1999)
  • "Khushiyan Aur Gham" - Mann (1999)
  • "Chaha Hai Tujhko" - Mann (1999)
  • "Hum Saath-Saath Hain" - Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999)
  • "Chhote Chhote Bhaiyon Ke"" - Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999)
  • "Mhare Hiwda"" - Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999)
  • "Dil Ne Yeh Kaha Hai Dil Se" - Dhadkan (2000)
  • Chupke Se Sun, Socho Ke Jheelon Ka - Mission Kashmir (2000)
  • "Bole Chudiyan" - Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
  • "Udhja Kaale Kawwa" - Gadar (2001)
  • "Radha Kaise Na Jale" - Lagaan (2001)
  • "Mitwa" - Lagaan (2001)
  • "Ghanan Ghanan" - Lagaan (2001) Mahadevan,Shaan.
  • "O Ri Chori" - Lagaan (2001)
  • "Chhalak Chhalak" - Devdas (2002)
  • "Who Chand jasi" - Devdas (2002)
  • Jo Bhi Kasmein - Raaz (2002 film) (2002)
  • Kitna Bechain Hoke"- Kasoor (2002)
  • Zindagi Ban Gaye Ho Tum"- Kasoor (2002)
  • Koi Mil Gaya - Koi Mil Gaya (2003)
  • Tere Naam - Tere Naam (2003)
  • Tumse milna - Tere Naam (2003)
  • Chand - Tere Naam (2003)
  • Idhar Chala Main Udhar Chala - Koi Mil Gaya (2003)
  • Main Yahan Hoon - Veer Zaara (2004)
  • Aankhen Bandh Kark - Aitraaz (2004)
  • Woh Tassawer - Aitraaz (2004)
  • Mujhse shaadi karogi - Mujhse shaadi karogi (2004)
  • Lal Dupatta - Mujhse shaadi karogi (2004)
  • Rab Kare - Mujhse shaadi karogi (2004)
  • Aisa des hai mera -Veer Zaara (2004)
  • Yeh hum aa gaye hai kahan - Veer Zaara (2004)
  • Yeh Tara Woh Tara - Swades (2004)
  • Yun Hi Chala Chal - Swades (2004)
  • Kyon Ki - Kyon Ki (2005)
  • Falak Dekhoon - Garam Masala (2005)
  • Khaike Paan Banaraswala - Don - The Chase Begins Again (2006)
  • Mujhe Haq hai - Vivah (2006)
  • Egire Chilakamma - Bangaram (2006)
  • Milan abhi adha adhura hai- Vivah (2006)
  • Do U Wanna Partner - Partner (2007)
  • Deewangi Deewangi - Om Shanti Om (2007)
  • Falak Tak Chal Saath Meray - Tashan (2008)
  • Dil Dance Maare - Tashan (2008)
  • Main Hawaon ke - Mere Baap Pehle Aap (2008)
  • Sau Janam - What's Your Raashee? (2009)
  • Yaar Mila Tha - Blue (2009)
  • Om jai jagdish hare (Aarti bhajan) (2009) (With Sneha pandit)

Some Notable Tamil songs

Awards and Nominations

Padma Shri

Filmfare Awards

Filmfare Best Male Playback Award (Won):

Filmfare Best Male Playback Award (Nominated):

National Film Awards

National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer:

  • 2002: "Mitwa" - Lagaan
  • 2003: "Chhote Chhote Sapne" - Zindagi Khoobsurat Hai
  • 2005: "Ye Taara Wo Taara" - Swades

Star Screen Awards

Star Screen Award Best Male Playback:

Zee Cine Awards

Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer- Male:

IIFA Awards

IIFA Best Male Playback Award:

Bollywood Movie Awards

References

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