Udit Narayan is an Indian playback singer whose songs have primarily appeared in Hindi-language Bollywood films. He has also sung in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Odia, Nepali, Bhojpuri, and Bengali, among other languages.
He has won four National Film Awards (three as a singer, for two songs in 2001, one each in 2002 and 2004, and one as a producer in 2005), as well as five Filmfare Awards with 20 nominations. Even after his debut in Bollywood playback in 1980, he had to struggle a lot. In his Bollywood Playback debut in the film Unees-Bees in 1980, he got to sing with legends Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar.
In the 1988 film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, starring Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla, he made his mark with the song “Papa Kehte Hain,” which earned him his first Filmfare Award in the 1980s and cemented his place in Bollywood Playback Singing. He is the first and only male singer to win the Filmfare Awards in over three decades (the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s).
The soundtrack became one of the best-selling albums of the 1980s after the success of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, which sold over 8 million copies. The soundtrack marked a watershed moment in the careers of Anand–Milind and T-Series, one of India’s most prestigious record labels. Following that, he became a favourite of music directors. His unique voice was admired by music fans all over the world.
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