Aditya Narayan

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Aditya Narayan Jha
Aditya Narayan at Lagaan 10 Year Celebrations at Taj Lands End in Mumbai (cropped).jpg
Aditya Narayan at Lagaan 10 Year Celebrations.
Born Aditya Narayan Jha
(1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 27)
Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Occupation Actor, Television Anchor, Playback Singer, Music Composer
Years active 1995–present
Parents Udit Narayan (Father)
Deepa Narayan (Mother)

Aditya Narayan Jha, commonly known as Aditya Narayan, is a Nepali Indian Bollywood actor, television host and music composer & singer. He is the only child of Bollywood singer Udit Narayan and Deepa Narayan. He was also seen as host in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2014-2015.

Early life[edit]

Aditya Narayan commonly known as Aditya Narayan was born 6 August 1987, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He is actor, singer, songwriter, music composer, television host and most recently assistant director, He belongs to a musical family of father, playback singer Udit Narayan and mother Deepa Narayan, his grandfather Hari Krishna Jha and grandmother Bhuvaneshwari Jha all being musically inclined. Aditya was born in Breach Candy Hospital Mumbai, he grew up in and also is a resident of Mumbai. Aditya is of Nepali origin his father Udit Narayan actually from Saptari district, Mithila region of Nepal and his mother Deepa Narayan is also Nepali ethnic origin.[1][2] Aditya completed his schooling from Utpal Shanghvi school in 2003. He passed his junior college from Mitthibai College of Commerce.[3][4]


Aditya Narayan began his career at a very young age singing. As a child, Aditya was first spotted by musical Mastro Kalyanji (Of Kalyanji-Anandji) at his 4th Birthday celebration. He soon started training under Kalyanji and also did concerts called Little Wonder's a show where only kids showcased their talent in various forms of art. He went on to perform for more than 300 "Little Wonder's" concerts.He has been a very successful child artist and singer. In 1995 he did a cameo in a song from the film Rangeela with Asha Bhosle. His first playback song was in 1992 for the song of Nepali Film track for Mohini and later in 1995 Akele Hum Akele Tum along with his father, Udit Narayan. His biggest hit as a child artist though, came with the song "Chhota Baccha Jaan Ke" from the film Masoom in 1996. It also earned him his first major Film award, the Screen Awards critics Best Child Singer in 1997. It also fetched him a special jury award at the Screen Awards as best child singer for the same song. He also sung for A.R. Rahman in the films Rangeela and Taal. Aditya as a child has song more than 100 songs and also had a super successful self-titled album "Aditya" with Polygram Music (now Universal Music), Aditya has sung in more than 16 Indian Languages in 1996.[5] His acting career as a child began when Aditya was spotted by Producer/Director Subhash Ghai at the 1995 Filmfare award function, as the final performer for the "Little Wonder's" troupe. Ghai then signed him for his forthcoming venture, "Pardes" starring Shah Rukh Khan & Mahima Chaudhary. The film went on to be a huge success, a Golden Jubilee released on 8 August 1997.

on 22 May 1998 Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai His second film was "Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai" starring Salman Khan and Twinkle Khanna. His role as Kabir Dhanrajgir was a substantial one, almost parallel to the lead actors of the film. The film had a successful Silver Jubilee run. It also earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 1999 Zee Cine Awards. In 2006 he completed a diploma in English contemporary music at Tech Music Schools, in London. On his return to India, he was called to audition for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007.

After his successful triumph over many singers in the running to host the coveted music reality show, he became a household name and the show went on to become one of the most successful reality shows in the history of Indian television.

At 19 years old, Narayan's first professional outing came as an anchor for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. He then hosted Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs 2008. His third and last season of the show was Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009

In April/May '08 his father, Udit Narayan and Aditya, had a successful musical tour consisting of 20 sold out shows in the United States of America, Canada & West Indies.

In 2009 Aditya signed his first film as lead actor, Shaapit, directed by Vikram Bhatt, which was released worldwide on 19 March 2010. He sung 4 songs and also wrote and composed the title track for the film, "Shaapit Hua"

In 2011, he hosted the reality show X Factor on Sony Entertainment Television.

In early 2012, Aditya joined Sanjay Leela Bhansali as an assistant director for the producer/director's next directorial venture, Ram Leela. Aditya used to sing all the scratch versions of the songs. When Sanjay heard Aditya's scratch recording of the song 'Tattad Tattad' which was originally slated to be rendered by his father Udit Narayan, he was so impressed that Sanjay decided to retain Aditya's voice for the song. He also made him sing another song for Ram Leela, 'Ishqaun Dhishqyaun'. Both, the music & movie received a positive response from critics and audiences alike. 'Tattad Tattad' became a chart buster, garnering more than 5 million views on YouTube

His recent work includes his music video 'Tu hi Pyar hai' opposite Gabriella Demetriades and Gulaabi Aankhen alongside his A Team Cover.


Television anchor[edit]

As an actor[edit]

Year Film Role Note(s)
2010 Shaapit Aman Bharadwaj Debut Film
Nominated Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut
1998 Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai Kabir Dhanrajgir Child Actor
1997 Pardes Potla Child Actor
1995 Rangeela Himself Child Actor

As a Playback Singer[edit]

Year Film Song(s) Music Director
2013 Ram Leela "Ishqyaun Dhishqyaun"
"Tattad Tattad"
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
2010 Shaapit "Kabhi Na Kabhi To Miloge - Rock"
"Chaahata Dil Tumko"
"Kabhi Na Kabhi To Miloge"
"Shaapit Hua Kya Kya Hota Hain"
Chirantan Bhatt
2009 Chal Chalein "Chal Chal Chal Ke"
"Batladein Koi"
2000 Papa the Great Papa the Great Nikhil Vinay
Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya "Sun Lo Re Bandhu" Jatin Lalit
1999 Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United Raam Laxman
Taal "Kahin Aag Lage" A.R.Rahman
Biwi No.1 "Mujhe Maaf Karna" Anu Malik
1998 Pardesi Babu "Hai Nazuk Nazuk Halki" Anand Raj Anand
Chachi 420 "Chupdi Chachi" Vishal Bhardwaj
Aakrosh: Cyclone of Anger Anand Raj Anand
2001: Do Hazaar Ek "Rappa Rappa Rum Pum" Anand Raj Anand
1997 Bhai "Katti Batti"
"Khul Gaya Naseeb"
Anand Milind
Ghoonghat "Chim Chimni
"Hotel Mobile"
Anand Raj Anand
Pardes "I Love My India" Nadeem-Shravan
1996 Diljale "Mera Mulk, Mera Desh" Anu Malik
Shastra Ladki Deewani Ladka Deewana Aadesh Shrivastava
Masoom (1996 film) "Chota Bachcha Jaan Ke" Anand Raj Anand
1995 Rangeela "Rangeela Re" A.R. Rahman
Akele Hum Akele Tum Akele Hum Akele Tum Anu Malik

As a Music Director[edit]

Year Film Song(s)
2010 Shaapit "Shaapit Hua Kya Kya Hota Hain"


Film Awards:

Television Awards:-


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  2. ^ "Singer Aditya Narayan loves Antakshari". Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
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  6. ^ "Aditya Narayan Biography". 1987-08-06. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
  7. ^ Suruchi Sharma (2010-03-10). "I am still single says Aditya Narayan - Times Of India". Retrieved 2012-07-19. 

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