Shrikant Narayan

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Shrikant Narayan
Born 17 January 1968
Mumbai, India
Origin India
Genres Stage Singing, Light Singing, ghazal, playback singing
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocalist

Shrikant Narayan (born 17 January 1968) is an Indian stage and playback singer, known for the Marathi song Dol Doltay Warya Vari which reached double platinum status in India in 1986.[1][2] Narayan records music in a number of languages; Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.[2][3]


Narayan took part in music competitions during his youth, but did not pursue a singing career until winning a singing competition whilst attending Bhavan's College, Andheri in 1985-1986.[1] He graduated from university in 1990 and would perform in the evenings, whilst working full time during the day, latterly with pharmaceutical company May & Baker. Narayan would leave May & Baker in 1997 to perform full time.[2][4]

He has performed with Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shankar Mahadevan, Vinod Rathod and Sudesh Bhosle.[1]

Narayan performed a 12-hour marathon concert titled Pukarta Chala Hoon Main in Mumbai on 25 December 2012, which featured 101 songs by Mohammed Rafi, to celebrate what would have been Rafi's 88th birthday.[4][5]

Achievements & Awards[edit]

Narayan has been awarded the Maharashtra Kalabhushan Award by the Maharashtra Government and the Jan Parishad Award by the Madhya Pradesh Government.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Shrikant Narayan recreates Rafi’s magic in US". The Times of India. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Navis, Namita (13 June 2008). "Promising talent". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "About - Shrikant Narayan". Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Raje, Niilesh (11 June 2013). "How Shrikant Narayan became a voice of Mohammed Rafi". Merinews. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "12-hour marathon Mohammed Rafi concert on Dec 25". India Today. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2013.