Aditya Narayan

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Aditya Narayan Jha
Born (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 32)
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndian
Alma materSIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce
Occupation
Years active1992-present
Parent(s)Udit Narayan (Father) and Deepa Jha (Mother)
AwardsSee below
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
Website

Aditya Narayan Jha (born 6 August 1987)[1] is an Indian Playback Singer television host and Bollywood actor.

Early life[edit]

Aditya Narayan comes from a musical family. His father is the playback singer Udit Narayan, and his mother Deepa Narayan Jha, his grandfather Hari Krishna Jha and his grandmother Bhuvaneshwari Jha are all musically inclined. Both his parents Udit Narayan and Deepa Narayan are of Nepali descent and are active both in Nepal and India. He went to Utpal shanghvi school. He was born at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai and he is still a resident of Mumbai.[2]

Career[edit]

Narayan's first playback song was for the Nepalese movie Mohini in 1992 [3] and then a Hindi movie Rangeela with Asha Bhosle.[4] Later in 1995 he performed a song for Akele Hum Akele Tum along with his father, Udit Narayan.

His acting career as a child began when Narayan was spotted by producer and director Subhash Ghai at the 1995 Filmfare Award function, as the final performer for the "Little Wonders" troupe. Ghai then signed him for his forthcoming film Pardes, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Mahima Chaudhary. His second film was Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai starring Salman Khan and Twinkle Khanna. Narayan's role as Kabir Dhanrajgir earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 1999 Zee Cine Awards.

As a child artist, Narayan performed more than 100 songs and also released the album Aditya at Polygram Music (now Universal Music). His most successful song was "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. He also received a special jury award at the Screen Awards as best child singer for the same song.

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, and he became the anchor for that show. In April/May 2008 he toured North America and the West Indies, giving concerts together with his father, Udit Narayan.

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

Meanwhile, he continued working as a TV host, hosting Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009. In 2011, he hosted the reality show X Factor on Sony Entertainment Television.

In early 2012, Narayan joined Sanjay Leela Bhansali as an assistant director for the producer/director's next directorial venture, Ram Leela. He also performed two songs for the film, "Tattad Tattad", which was originally supposed to be rendered by his father Udit Narayan, and "Ishqaun Dhishqyaun".[citation needed]

In 2014 he released his first independent single "Tu Hi Pyar Hai" with Gabriella Demetriades.[5] He created a band called The A Team in June 2014.[6]

In 2015, Narayan hosted yet another successful season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs.[7]

Narayan released his second Hindi single on his birthday, 6 August titled "Tera Ishq Jee Paaun", starring Yoshika Verma, composed by Arijit Chakraborty and written by Manoj Yadav under the music label T-Series.

Narayan's first commercially successful single was released in December. Titled "Zindagi", the video starred Evgeniia Belousova and had music composed by Harshit Chauhan and written by Prashant Ingole under the music label T-Series.

In 2016, Narayan was back as host for SaReGaMaPa. The grand finale garnered record breaking TRP's and Narayan beat his own record of the most watched Grand Finale back when he was hosting Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009.

In March, Narayan released his fourth single titled "Mohabbat", composed and written by himself under the music label T-Series. It was the first music video to not to feature him in it and also the first single to be composed and written by Narayan. Both the song and music video under performed.

In August, Narayan released his fifth single titled "Behka Behka", composed and written by himself under the music label T-Series. It was the first music video in India to be shot entirely in reverse and flipped backwards and also the first music video to feature his band, Aditya Narayan & The A Team.

In December, Narayan released his sixth single titled "Yaara", starring Evgeniia Belousova, composed by Aditya Narayan and written by Prashant Ingole under the music label T-Series.

In 2017, Narayan hosted the sixth season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs on Zee TV. He also took part in Entertainment Ki Raat on Colors TV.

In 2018, Narayan yet again hosted another successful season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV.

In 2019, he participated in the ninth season of Colors TV popular stunt based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi where he ended as the runner-up losing to Punit Pathak. In March 2019, he started hosting the third season of singing reality show Rising Star. In April and May, he has many episodic appearances in Khatra Khatra Khatra.

Television[edit]

Year Show Channel Notes
2007 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge Zee TV Host
2008 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs Zee TV Host
2009 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge Zee TV Host
2011 X Factor India Sony TV Host
2015 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs Zee TV Host
2016 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Zee TV Host
2017 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs Zee TV Host
2018 Entertainment Ki Raat Colors TV Host
2018 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Zee TV Host
2019 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 Colors TV 1st Runner Up
2019 Khatra Khatra Khatra Colors TV Guest/Recurring
2019 Rising Star 3 Colors TV Host
2019 Kitchen Champion Colors TV Host

Filmography[edit]

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

Discography[edit]

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 Hai"
Chirantan Bhatt
2009 Chal Chalein "Chal Chal Chal Ke"
"Batladein Koi"
Ilaiyaraaja
2001 Aashirbad "Pani Ghatta" Nepali film
2000 Papa the Great "Papa the Great" Nikhil Vinay
Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya "Sun Lo Re Bandhu" Jatin Lalit
1999 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 "Picnic Mein Ho Gaya" 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 "Chota Bachcha Jaan Ke" Anand Raj Anand
1995 Rangeela "Rangeela Re" A.R. Rahman
Akele Hum Akele Tum "Akele Hum Akele Tum" Anu Malik
1992 Mohini Nepalese movie

As a music director[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

Film Awards:

Television Awards:-

  • 2007 - The Global Indian Film and Television Honours|The Global Indian TV Honours 2008: Fresh Face of The Year (Male)
  • 2007 - Indian Television Academy Awards: Star of the Year
  • 2007 - Sansui Television Awards: Face Of The Year
  • 2007 - New Talent Awards- Best New Anchor
  • 2007 - Lions Gold Awards: Best Anchor of a Television Program
  • 2007 - Cinegoer's Award: Best Anchor of a Television Program
  • 2007 - Kalakar Awards Best Anchor of a Television Program
  • 2008 - Glamour Star of the Year
  • 2016 - Zee Rishtey Award: Best Television Anchor
  • 2017 - Zee Gold Award: Best Television Anchor
  • 2017 - Zee Rishtey Award: Best Television Anchor
  • 2018 - Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award: Best Television Anchor

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Singer Aditya Narayan loves Antakshari". myantakshari.com. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Aditya Narayan 32nd birthday special Interesting facts about the singer- News Nation". www.newsnation.in. Archived from the original on 19 April 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Universal Music signs Aditya Narayan; to launch debut album". Archived from the original on 1 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Adita Narayan Timeline". www.aditanarayan.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Aditya Narayan, Gagan Grewal - BBC Asian Network". Archived from the original on 19 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  7. ^ "OZEE Watch Movies, Shows, Music and Gossip videos Online". Archived from the original on 26 July 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Aditya Narayan Biography". Planetradiocity.com. 6 August 1987. Archived from the original on 31 December 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  9. ^ Suruchi Sharma (10 March 2010). "I am still single says Aditya Narayan - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2012.

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