Udit Narayan


Born Udit Narayan Jha
1 December 1955 (age 61)[1]
BhardahaSaptari DistrictNepal
Occupation Playback singer
Years active 1980–present
  • Ranjana Narayan Jha (m. 1984)[2]
  • Deepa Narayan Jha (m. 1985)


Children Aditya Narayan (Son)[3]
Awards See below
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Instruments Vocals

Udit Narayan Jha credited as Udit Narayan (born 1 December 1955)[1] is an established Indianplayback singer who works in Bollywood and whose songs have been featured mainly in Nepali and Bollywood movies.[4][better source needed] He has won three National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards. He is the only male singer in the history of the Filmfare Awards to have won over three decades (winning in the 80s, 90s, and 2000s). Udit Narayan was awarded the Padma Shri in 2009 [5]and, in 2016, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India, an honour that has so far been awarded to only a handful of singers, in recognition of his achievements in various film industries across India.[6] He was also awarded the Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu by the late King of Nepal Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev in 2001 and Chitragupta Cineyatra Samman 2015 for Bhojpuri Cinema.[7] As many as 21 of his tracks feature in BBC’s “Top 40 Bollywood Soundtracks of all time”.[8] He has sung 25,000 songs in over 36 languages.[9][10][11][12]

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