Born: December 1, 1955
Age : 58
Birthplace : Bhardaha, Nepal
Wiki – Udit Narayan Jha popularly called as Udit Narayan is playback singer who usually sing in Nepali and Hindi movies. Udit Narayan has done more than 25,000 playback songs in around 36 different languages. These include Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, etc. He is more known for his singing in Bollywood and is a winner of National Film Awards and five times winner of Filmfare Awards. In the year 2001, he was conferred with Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bau by the late King of Nepal known as Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Deve and even was given the prestigious Indian government award in 2009 – Padma Shri.
Biography : Udit Narayan comes from a small village in Nepal called Bhardaha found in Saptari District. He did his schooling from Rajbiraj in Nepal, while his 10+2 from Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus from RR Campus at Kathmandu. Udit Narayan started his singing in his native language (Nepali) at Radio Nepal, while his first Nepali movie included Sindur wherein he sung a number of songs. As he started singing in his native language, he soon got the chance to study classical music at one of the good instituted in Bombay called Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan by getting a music scholarship. He then headed to Bombay in the year 1978. After doing his classical music course he got his first break for playback singing in a movie called Unees Bees, which gave him the opportunity to work with the legend of singing – Mohd Rafi. He then got a number of movies including Sannata, Bade Dil Wala and Tan Badan. The success story of his career started way back in 1988 when Anand Milind gave him the opportunity of playback singing for the movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, which gave him his first Filmfare Award.
In his career sprawling to more than three decades, he got the opportunity to work with a number of leading music directors. These include Laxmikant Pyarelal, Anand Milind, Nadeem Shravan, Anu Malik, Jatin Lalit, Nadeem Shravan, Anu Malik, Jatin Lalit, AR Rahman, Viju Shah, Himesh Reshammiya, etc. There are many movies for which he has done playback singing including the hits like Pyaar Ka Mandir, Beta, Dil, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Phool Aur Kaate, Aashiqui, Raja Hindustani, Bewafa, Dosti, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Ishq, Hum Aap Ke Deil Mein Rehte Hain, Khiladi, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Humraz, Rangeela, Taal, Lagaan, Swadesh, Blue, Mohra, etc.
Apart from playback singing, he has done a couple of other things as well. He acted in a Nepali movie called Kusume Rumal, Tulso Ghimire and several other movies as well. Besides, he has even been in the part of reality shows being the judge in Indian Idol 3 alogn with Alisha Chinai and Anu Malik. He was even in the panl of judges on Sony TV for Waar Pariwaar, etc. He was even seen with a guest appearance in Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star. As far as his personal life is concerned, he is based in Bombay and has married twice – Ranjana Narayan Jha and Deepa Narayan Jha. The latter is a singer who also has sung for the album called Dil Deewana. The couple has a son called Aditya Narayan who is also into Nepali Films.