|Aditya Narayan Jha|
|File:Aditya Narayan at Lagaan 10 Year Celebrations at Taj Lands End in Mumbai (cropped).jpg
|Born||Aditya Narayan Jha
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Actor, Television Anchor, Playback Singer, Music Composer|
|Parent(s)||Udit Narayan (Father)
Deepa Narayan (Mother)
Aditya Narayan was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He comes from a musical family where his father, Nepalese 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 is an indigenous Maithil origin Madhesi ethnic Nepali citizen who hails from Saptari district, Bhardaha, Mithila region of Nepal, and his mother, who was born in Darjeeling, has Nepali roots.
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.
Narayan's first playback song was in 1992 for the song of Nepali Film track for Mohini.[clarification needed] In 1995 he did a cameo in a song from the film Rangeela with Asha Bhosle. 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".
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.
Narayan has sung in more than 16 Indian languages.
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2009
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009
- X Factor India 2011
- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2014-2015
As an actor
|2010||Shaapit||Aman Bharadwaj||Debut Film|
|1998||Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai||Kabir Dhanrajgir||Child Actor|
As a Playback Singer
|2015||Carry On Maratha||"Carry On Maratha - Title Track"||Shail - Pritesh|
|2013||Ram Leela||"Ishqyaun Dhishqyaun"
|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"
|2009||Chal Chalein||"Chal Chal Chal Ke"
|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|
"Khul Gaya Naseeb"
|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
|2010||Shaapit||"Shaapit Hua Kya Kya Hota Hain"|
- 1997 - Screen Awards - Special Jury Award for his song 'Chhota baccha jaan ke' from the film Masoom(1996 film).
- 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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