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Aditya Narayan
Born 6 August 1987 (1987-08-06) (age 34)
Mumbai, India
Alma mater SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce
Occupation Singer, television host, actor
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s)
Shweta Agarwal (m. 2020)
Parent(s)
Musical career
Genres
  • Filmi
  • Bhangra
  • Classical

Aditya Narayan (born 6 August 1987) is an Indian playback singer, television host and Bollywood actor. He is the son of singer Udit Narayan.

Personal life

Narayan was born to singer Udit Narayan and Deepa Narayan. In November 2020, he announced his marriage with Shweta Agarwal to be held in December the same year. They married on 1 December 2020, in a close-knit ceremony in Mumbai attended by a small number of people.

Career

Narayan's first playback song was for the Nepalese film Mohini in 1992 and then a Hindi film Rangeela with Asha Bhosle. Later in 1995 he performed a song for 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. Narayan 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 sang 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 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, Goliyon Ki Raasleela 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".

In 2014 he released his first independent single "Tu Hi Pyar Hai" with Gabriella Demetriades. He created a band called The A Team in June 2014.

In 2015, Narayan hosted yet another successful season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs.

Narayan released his second Hindi single on his birthday, 6 August titled "Tera Ishq Jee Paaun", starring Yoshika Verma, composed by Arijit Chakraborty and written by Manoj Yadav under the music label T-Series.

Narayan's first commercially successful single was released in December. Titled "Zindagi", the video starred Evgeniia Belousova and had music composed by Harshit Chauhan and written by Prashant Ingole under the music label T-Series.

In 2016, Narayan was back as host for SaReGaMaPa. The grand finale garnered record breaking TRP's and Narayan beat his own record of the most watched Grand Finale back when he was hosting Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009.

In March, Narayan released his fourth single titled "Mohabbat", composed and written by himself under the music label T-Series. It was the first music video to not to feature him in it and also the first single to be composed and written by Narayan. Both the song and music video under performed.

In August, Narayan released his fifth single titled "Behka Behka", composed and written by himself under the music label T-Series. It was the first music video in India to be shot entirely in reverse and flipped backwards and also the first music video to feature his band, Aditya Narayan & The A Team.

In December, Narayan released his sixth single titled "Yaara", starring Evgeniia Belousova, composed by Aditya Narayan and written by Prashant Ingole under the music label T-Series.

In 2017, Narayan hosted the sixth season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs on Zee TV. He also took part in Entertainment Ki Raat on Colors TV.

In 2018, Narayan yet again hosted another successful season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV.

In 2019, he participated in the ninth season of Colors TV popular stunt based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi where he ended as the runner-up losing to Punit Pathak. In March 2019, he started hosting the third season of singing reality show Rising Star. In April and May, he has many episodic appearances in Khatra Khatra Khatra. On 2 October, he released another single named "Lillah" on his YouTube channel. A music video was released on 7 October, featuring himself and Sushrii Shreya Mishraa.

In February 2020, Narayan featured in Tony Kakkar and Neha Kakkar's song "Goa Beach". In April, Narayan sang "Main Dooba Rahoon". In August, Narayan releases another independent single titled "Kyun". In September, Aditya Narayan was featured as the lead character as well as the associate director and producer of the Udit Narayan's solo single titled "Tere Bagair".

Television

Year Show Notes
2007 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge Host
2008 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs Host
2009 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge Host
2011 X Factor India Host
2015 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs Host
2016 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Host
2017 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs Host
2018 Entertainment Ki Raat Host
2018 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Host
2019 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 1st Runner Up
2019 Khatra Khatra Khatra Guest/Recurring
2019 Rising Star 3 Host
2019 Kitchen Champion Host
2019 Indian Idol 11 Host
2019 The Kapil Sharma Show Guest
2019 Bigg Boss 13 Guest
2020 India's Best Dancer Guest
2020 The Kapil Sharma Show Guest
2020–present Indian Idol 12 Host

Filmography

Year Film and music video Role Note(s)
2020 "Tere Bagair" Himself Solo single by Udit Narayan
2020 "Goa Beach" Himself Music video of Tony Kakkar & Neha Kakkar
2018 22 days Himself Special appearance in the song "Black Magic"
2010 Shaapit Aman Bhargav Debut film
1998 Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai Kabir Dhanrajgir Child actor
1997 Pardes Potla Child actor
1995 Rangeela Himself Child actor

Discography

As a playback singer

Year Film Song(s) Music director Notes
2020 Dil Bechara "Mera Naam Kizzie" A.R. Rahman
2015 Carry on Maratha "Carry on Maratha title track " Shail Hada-Pritesh Mehta Marathi flim; co-sung by Bhoomi Trivedi
2013 Goliyon Ki Raasleela 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 Hai"
Chirantan Bhatt
2009 Chal Chalein "Chal Chal Chal Ke"
"Batladein Koi"
Ilaiyaraaja
2001 Aaghat "Tumi amar ke" Bengali Film
2001 Aashirbad "Pani Ghatta" Nepali film
2000 Papa The Great "Papa the Great" Nikhil Vinay
Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya "Sun Lo Re Bandhu" Jatin Lalit
1999 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 "Picnic Mein Ho Gaya" 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 "Chota Bachcha Jaan Ke" Anand Raj Anand
1995 Rangeela "Rangeela Re" A.R. Rahman
Akele Hum Akele Tum "Akele Hum Akele Tum" Anu Malik
1992 Mohani, Nepalese film "Yo gaun ko thito ma" Sambhujeet Baskota

As a music director

Year Film Song(s)
2010 Shaapit "Shaapit Hua Kya Kya Hota Hain"

Independent Singles

Year Song(s)
2020 Kyun
2020 Main Dooba Rahoon
2019 Lillah

Awards

Film Awards:

  • 1997 – Screen Awards - Special Jury Award for his song "Chhota Baccha Jaan Ke" from the film Masoom.
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