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
Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Occupation Actor, Television Anchor, Playback Singer, Music Composer
Years active 1995–present
Parent(s) Udit Narayan (Father)
Deepa Narayan (Mother)
Website www.adityanarayan.com

Aditya Narayan Jha, commonly known as Aditya Narayan, is a Nepali Indian Bollywood actor, television host, composer and singer. He is the son of Bollywood singer Udit Narayan and Deepa Narayan.

Early life[edit]

Aditya Narayan was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He comes from a musical family where his father, playback singer Udit Narayan, his mother Deepa Narayan, his grandfather Hari Krishna Jha and his grandmother Bhuvaneshwari Jha are all musically inclined. Aditya was born at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai and he is still resident of Mumbai. Narayan is of Nepali origin. His father comes from Saptari district, Mithila region of Nepal, and his mother, who was born in Darjeeling, also has Nepali roots.

[1] Narayan completed his schooling at Utpal Shanghvi school in 2003. He passed his junior college at Mitthibai College of Commerce.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Aditya Narayan began his career as a singer at a very young age: he was discovered by Kalyanji Virji Shah when he sang at his 4th birthday celebration. He started training under Kalyanji and did concerts called Little Wonders, a show where children displayed their talent in various forms of art. He went on to perform at more than 300 Little Wonders concerts.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Narayan's first playback song was in 1992 for the song of Nepali Film track for Mohini.[clarification needed][citation needed] In 1995 he did a cameo in a song from the film Rangeela with Asha Bhosle.[4] Later in 1995 he performed in 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 sung 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 L'il Champs 2008 and 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". Both the music and the movie received a positive response from critics and audiences alike.[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 is again the host for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs. [7]

Narayan has sung in more than 16 Indian languages.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Television anchor[edit]

As an actor[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

As a Playback Singer[edit]

Year Film Song(s) Music Director
2015 Carry On Maratha "Carry On Maratha - Title Track" Shail - Pritesh
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"
Ilaiyaraaja
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"

Awards[edit]

Film Awards:


Television Awards:-

  • 2008 - Glamour Star of the Year
  • 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 Clubs International|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

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