Udit Narayan

Udit Narayan Biography Udit Narayan: Indian playback singer
Full Name: Udit Narayan Jha
Birthplace: Baradah, Saptary, Nepal
Wife(s): Deepa Narayan (1985 - present),
Ranjana Jha
Son: Aditya Narayan (singer, actor)

Udit Narayan born in Bharadah village in Saptary, Nepal. Udit started his singing career by singing for a Radio Nepal in 1970s. Udit Narayan was used to sing Nepali folk, Bhojpuri and Maithili on the radio. Udit traveled to Mumbai in 1978 under the music scholarship, where he took six year's training in Indian classical music at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

Udit Narayan got his first break in Indian Hindi film industry with Rajesh Roshan's film 'Unees Bees' in 1980. For the film he sang with his idol Mohammed Rafi. But his real break came with the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in 1988. The film led him to stardom. The film was hit and along with Udit the two starts of the film Amir Khan, Juhi Chawla and singer Alka Yagnik also fetched to stardom. In Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Udit sang a song 'Papa Kehte Hai', which earned him his first Filmfare Award.

Later on Udit had sung for Amir Khan in many films like Dil, Jo Jita Wahi Sikandar, Raja Hindustani and Lagaan, to name a few. Since then he has been successfully lent his voice for the three leading Khans: Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Amir Khan.

Udit Narayan is best known for his exceptional vocal quality and his originality. His vocal quality often compared with the Bollywood veteran singers like Kishore Kumar and Mohammad Rafi. His voice never resembled any of the old singers. Many musical biggies like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Pankaj Udhas and Anup Jalota believes that Udit Narayan is the best in his generation for his quality in voice and originality. He is one of the greatest singers of his own time along with Kumar Sanu and Sonu Nigam.

Along with Hindi films, Udit Narayan also has sung for other languages like Tamil, Telgu, Kannada, Oriya, Malayalam and Nepali. He has lent his voice for many Nepali films. He is quite famous in South India for his distinctive accent.

During the early 90's he was over taken by another singer called Kumar Sanu. Kumar Sanu own five Filmfare Awards in a row from 1990 to 1995, where as Udit Narayan just got the nomination. But after that Kumar Sanu stopped to accept awards. Later Udit Narayan came out of Kumar Sanu's shadow and gave a hit in Shah Rukh Khan's movie 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge'. The song he sang in the film 'Mehendi Lagake Rakhna' from DDLJ won him his second Filmfare Award after eight years.

Udit Narayan Biography Udit Narayan had own six Filmfare Awards till date. He also had own three National Awards along with several other awards like IIFA award, Star Screen Awards and Zee Cine Awards.

Since then the singer never looked back and went on giving hits in films like Jo Jita Wahi Sikandar, Raja Hindustani, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil To Pagal Hai, Mohabbatein, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Swades, Veer Zaara, Lucky, etc. The singer still today is the top singer present in industry. Udit recently sung hit song 'Khaiyake Paan Banaraswala' for Shah Rukh Khan in film Don-The Chase Begins Again (2006).

Udit Narayan recently also appeared as a judge to Sony TV's reality talent show Indian Idol - 3.

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Udit Narayan Biography Filmfare Awards National Film Awards IIFA Awards Star Screen Awards Zee Cine Awards