Udit Narayan Biography
Udit Narayan Jha, popularly known as Udit Narayan is a playback singer in commercial Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya and Nepali language cinema. Narayan has sung more than 15,000 songs in more than 30 different languages. He is also a recipient of the Padma Shri Award, one of India's highest civilian honours, which he received in 2009.
Udit Narayan was born in Bhardah, in the Saptari district in the Terai plains of Nepal in 1955. He received training from Pandit Dinkar Kaffini. He began his career by singing in Nepali, Maithili and Bhojpuri. He was initially denied a job at Radio Nepal.
Narayan is a Maithili Brahmin and a resident of Mumbai. He is married and has one son. His wife Deepa Narayan (from Darjeeling) whom he married in 1985, is an accomplished Nepalese singer, and the two recorded an album together titled Dil Deewana.