Udit Narayan- a singer still to rock
One of the renowned minstreling geniuses of the Tinsel town, Udit Narayan has always been known to stealing the show with his robust, yet melodic baritone. The singer to give realistic dimension to Aamir Khan’s screen persona shot to fame with the success of the latter’s Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.
Born of parents Bhubaneswari Devi & Hare Krishna Jha, Udit had his humble beginning in the village of Bhardaha- a small hamlet in Nepal’s Saptahari district. The forty six years old singing star’s foray into the world of professional music began with folk songs-songs typifying the cultural backdrops of Nepal & its surrounding areas. Having begun as a staff artiste for Kathmandu radio, it did not take him long to plunge into the domain of playback singing. With a comically flavored Nepali song kick starting his playback career; Udit Narayan’s singing potential was destined to travel furthermore.
Following eight years of his role as a Nepali playback singer, Udit made his way to the tinsel town of Bollywood in 1978. With due access to a scholarship, he made it to one of its reputed music schools- ‘Bharatiya Vidya Bhaban’. That indeed was a turning point to the singer’s illustrious career. As one of the vibrant playback singers endowed with wide variety of rendition, Udit’s break in the glitzy horizon of Bollywood came in 1980- barely a couple of years following his journey from Nepal. Included in the musical score of Rajesh Roshan’s ‘Unees Bees’, singer had precious bit to learn from Md. Rafi- included in the similar score. Boasting of accompanying legendary singers such as Lata Mangeshkar apart from Md. Rafi, Udit was particularly lauded for his contribution to the background score of films such as ‘Bade Dil Wala’ and ‘Tan Badan’.
But the sure shot to fame and glory was provided by way of QSQT. Having its musical score delineated by the sibling duo of Anand Milind, Udit Narayan proved to be the exact prototype of Aamir Khan’s voice. With the phenomenal success of the evergreen romantic entertainer, not only Udit; but also the co singer Alka Yagnik and acting duo of Aamir Khan & Juhi Chawla escalated paths of glory.
Besides typifying Aamir Khan’s screen voice, the singer has similar association to SRK as well- having sung for a string of movie featuring Shah Rukh including ‘Mohabbatein’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and many more. Despite having his own share of controversies & hitting headlines for wrong reasons; the singing maestro has loads to offer in terms of rollickingly enchanting musical notes.