Udit Narayan was born in Bihar on December 1, 1955, to a Maithili Brahmin family of a Nepali father and a Bihari mother. Narayan had idols as a child, including Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, and Asha Bhosle, whom he would listen to on the radio. Udit Narayan’s mother, Bhuvneshwari Devi, was a folk singer who encouraged her son’s interest in music.
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Udit Narayan Jha, also known as Udit Narayan, is an Indian playback singer best known for his Bollywood song “Papa Kehte Hain,” among other hits. He has also performed in Bhojpuri, Odia, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali, and Malayalam. He has four National Film Awards, five Filmfare Awards, and 20 more nominations. He is also the only male playback singer to have won a Filmfare Award in over three decades (the 1980s, 1990s, and the 2000s).
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But there was a time when he worked for 100 rupees in a Kathmandu radio station. Udit used to be very upset when he was away from home. He went even though his father refused.
He had a difficult journey before arriving in Mumbai. A hundred rupees would not suffice. As a result, he used to sing songs in the hotel and study at night. He arrived in Mumbai after receiving a musical scholarship.
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Udit Narayan began his career as a folk singer for Radio Nepal, singing mostly popular Maithili and Nepali folk songs. After eight years as a staff artist, Udit Narayan moved to Bombay on a Nepalese Scholarship from the Indian Embassy in Nepal to study Classical Music at the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan.
- Papa Kehte Hain Bada Naam Karega:
2. Tip Tip Barsa Paani:
However, in 1988, director Anand-Milind offered him the opportunity to sing all of the songs in his 1988 film Qayamat Se Qayamat Taq with Alka Yagnik. With over 8 million sales, the film proved to be a watershed moment in Narayan’s career. The soundtrack went on to become one of the best-selling albums of the 1980s. His album’s success established him as one of the best playback singers in the industry.
3. Aao Naa :
Udit Narayan has since gone on to sing some of the most popular songs, including Papa Kehte Hain (Qayamat Se Qayamat Taq), Pehla Nasha (Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar), Main Yaha Hoon (Veer-Zaara), Ae Mere Humsafar (Qayamat Se Qayamat Taq), Chand Chupa Badal Mein (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam), Ae Ajnabi (Dil Se), Tumse Milna (Tere Naam), Jaadu Teri Nazar (Darr), Tip Tip Barsa Paani (Mohra), Mitwa (Lagaan), Aaye Ho Meri Zindagi Mein Male (Raja Hindustani), Main Nikla Gaddi Leke (Gadar Ek Prem Katha), Bholi Si Surat (Dil Toh Pagal Hai), Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast (Mohra), Pardesi Pardesi (Paredesi), Aankhein Khuli (Mohabbatein), Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane (Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge), Raja Ko Raan Se (Akele Hum Akele Tum), Humko Humise Chura Lo (Mohabbatein), Yeh Bandhan Toh (Karan Arjun), Yeh Ladka Hai Deewana (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai), Ishq Hua Kaise Hua Ishq), Pyaar Ki Kashti Mein (Kaho Na Pyaar Hai), amongst others.
4. Jaadu Teri Nazar Song:
Narayan served as a member of the Global Indian Music Academy Awards film music jury. Udit Narayan has been in the industry for over three decades and is still working today.
5. Pardesi Pardesi: