Udit Narayan Biography, Facts & Life Story

He is such a singer, on listening to his voice, we forget our biggest sorrow in a moment. This is always a smiling face and we see the same smile in each of his songs. I think he is the only singer in Bollywood who has such qualities.

Udit Narayan’s full name is Udit Narayan Jha, he was born on 1 December 1955 in Basari village of Supaul district of Bihar, although some people call his birthplace Nepal. Udit Narayan has always denied this fact and spent his childhood in poverty, but God has given him a very beautiful gift, and that too his melodious voice.

Udit Narayan used to go on the stage of Ramlila in his childhood, at that time he was about 8 years old. He started singing on the Ramlila stage itself and continued to sing even further, and in his childhood, he used to stay at his maternal uncle’s house. He did his early studies at Raj Viraj’s TV School.

After passing the 10th class, he completed his intermediate studies at Ratna Raj Rajni Campus, Kathmandu. And his mind was engaged in singing since childhood, singing always used to go on in small fairs in school and in some temples of Nepal.

Udit Narayan’s father was a simple Kishan, Udit Narayan’s father wanted to become a doctor or engineer. But Udit Ji always had an affinity for music and wanted to do playback singing in films. Started job as a staff artist for the radio show Radio Nepal. In which he used to sing Nepali and Maithili songs.

So Yahi started his singing career when he was working as a staff artist for Radio Nepal’s radio show, he used to sing songs mostly in Maithili and Nepali language. And after 8 years, he reached Mumbai on the strength of his musical scholarship, he studied and practiced music at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

Gradually his name grew and the then music composer Rajesh Roshan gave him the first chance to sing in the film “Unnis Bees”. And got a chance to sing with singer Muhammad Rafi and he also went on to sing with big singers in many films.

He included Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, and many other singers and had been singing with other singers in this song where some got a chance to sing four and some got five songs. But his identity as a lead singer came in 1988 with Aamir Khan’s songs “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” and “Papa Kehte Hai Ki Bada Naam Karega”.

And after this Udit Narayan never looked back. Udit Narayan has sung in 36 different languages, and so far he has sung more than 20,00 songs. Udit Narayan also acted in the 1985 Nepali film “Kusume Rumal”.

And the songs of this film were also included in the top 10 for 25 weeks. One of the most successful films of Nepal, Udit Narayan Jha has released several albums, the main ones being Bhajan Sangam, Bhajan Vatika, I Love You, Dil Deewana, Yeh Dosti, Love is Life, Jaana, and Jhumka De Jhumka.

And he has also appeared as a judge in many reality shows like Indian Idol, Var Parivar. Along with this, he has also appeared in guest roles in Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar and Sare Gama Pa Little Champ.

He has been honored with many Indian and Nepali awards till now. Filmfare Award has also been received for the song Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Friends say that the bigger the name of a person, the more infamous he is.

Udit ji is also not spared from this, but the first controversy in his life was the revelation of being his wife, which he kept denying for many years. Ranjana Narayan is his first wife. Manju Prakash, chairperson of the Bihar Women’s Commission, gave 48 hours to reconcile and Ranjana.

But the agreement could not be done, that warrant was issued against Udit ji. After a few years, Ranjana Narayan Jha again claimed to be the wife of Udit Narayan. And for this, after meeting Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for a long time, Udit accepted Ranjana.

Ranjana just wanted the right to be his wife, which she had already got. Even now it is settled and Udit Narayan lives in his own house in Mumbai with his second wife and son. His son Aditya Narayan also tried his hand at singing following his father’s footsteps but could not succeed like his father.

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