Throwing it back to some golden hits with Udit Narayan, Sanu Kumar, and Alka Yagnik – all on the same stage!
He is primarily known for his work in Bollywood films . He has won three National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards.In 2001, he was awarded the Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu by the late King of Nepal Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev and also awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009. More than 21 films which Udit Narayan has sung for were featured in BBC’s “Top 40 Bollywood Soundtracks of all time”.
Narayan studied at P.B. School, Rajbiraj, Nepal where he passed his S.L.C. and later obtained his intermediate from Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, mostly known as RR campus Kathmandu.Udit Narayan Jha was born in the village of Bhardaha, in Saptari District, Nepal. His father was Hare Krishna Jha and his mother was Bhuwaneshwari Devi.
Udit Narayan began his career by singing Nepali, Maithili, Nepal Bhasa, Bhojpuri at first when he was in his native country, Nepal singing for Radio Nepal as a staff artiste for Maithili and Nepali folk songs. He sang many popular Nepali folk, modern songs on Radio Nepal. His first film playback singing was for Nepali Film Sindur. It was a comedy song for famous Nepali comedians GopalRaj Mainali (Chankhe) and Basundhara Bhushal (Nakkali). It was a duet song with Sushma Shrestha— now known as Poornima in Hindi films. After eight years in that role, the Indian embassy offered him the chance to study classical music at a prestigious school in Bombay, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, on a music scholarship. He moved to Bombay in 1978.
He got his first break in 1980, when noted music director Rajesh Roshan asked him to playback for the Hindi film Unees Bees and was given the opportunity to sing with the veteran Mohammed Rafi. He provided playback for a number of films, the most notable being Sannata (1981), Bade Dil Wala (1983) and Tan-Badan (1986). The success story of his career began in 1988 when Anand-Milind gave him the opportunity to sing all the songs for the successful Bollywood movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, earning him a Filmfare Award.
Alka Yagnik is a famous Play Back Singer active in Bollywood. Over 25 years Alka has been in prime form. Some of her Musical hits include “Ae Mere Humsafar” and “Baazigar o Baazigar” from Baazigar, “Hum Toh Deewaane” from Baadshah, “Soldier Soldier” from Soldier, “Taal Se Taal Mila” from Taal, “Dillagi” from Dillagi, “Kaho Naa Pyar Hain” from Kaho Naa Pyar Hain. “Chupke Se Sun” and “Sochon ke Jheelon Ka Shehar Ho”. “Suraj Hua Madhdham” from Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham and “Chori Chori Chupke Chupke” from Chori Chori Chupke Chupke. She was born in Kolkata. She started her journey with Music at 6 and came into the limelight early in her career. The song “Aye Hairathe Aashiqi” from Guru won many a heart for her rendering. Sulekha wishes Alka to achieve great heights in her career.
Kedarnath Bhattacharya, better known as Kumar Sanu, is an Indian playback singer who mainly sings for Hindi and Bengali films, and is popular for rendering his voice in Bollywood movies of the 1990s and early 2000s. He was awarded the Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award for five consecutive years.