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Udit Narayan is a well established playback singer in the Hindi bollywood industry. Born in Bihar, Udit Narayan began his career by singing Maithili and Nepali folk songs for Kathmandu Radio in early 1970s. In 1978, he moved to Mumbai on a music scholarship. In Mumbai he trained in Indian classical music for six years at the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan .
He got his first break in 1980, when noted music director Rajesh Roshan asked him to do a song for the Hindi movie Unees Bees. But the actual success story of his career began in 1988 with the superhit Bollywood movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, fetching him a Filmfare Award, the Bollywood equivalent of the Oscar. The film also happened to bring actor Aamir Khan, actress Juhi Chawla and singer Alka Yagnik to stardom.
Udit Narayan has so far won three Filmfare Awards. He won it for the first time in 1988 for the song "Papa Kehte Hain" from Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, the second time he won it for "Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna" from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge in 1995. He won his third award the following year in 1996 for the song "Pardesi Pardesi" from the film Raja Hindustani.
His son Aditya Narayan has also established himself as the voice for any song picturised on a child artiste. His wife Deepa Narayan, whom he got married to in 1985, is also an accomplished singer and the two have recorded an album together titled Dil Deewana.
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