Bollywood playback singer Udit Narayan started his career in the late 1970s. However, the artist got fame and recognition after the release of the song Papa Kehte Hain from the movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in 1988. From Aamir Khan starrer Pehla Nasha to Sharukh Khan’s Main Yahan Hoon, Narayan has delivered numerous chart-topping hits across the music world.
On the special occasion of Udit Narayan’s birthday, let us revive the best euphonious songs of the artist that resonate through time.
Udit Narayan’s Captivating Playlist
Here are the top ten songs intoned in Udit Narayan’s ethereal voice that define music excellence.
1. Pehla Nasha
Movie: Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
Pehla Nasha is considered one of the most romantic and iconic songs in Bollywood. The romantic track captures the feelings of first love and the joyous, exhilarating experience of being in love for the first time.
Moreover, the romantic song won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Udit Narayan.
2. Jaadu Teri Nazar
The popular romantic song from the Bollywood movie Darr features Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla. Udit Narayan’s soulful rendition, coupled with the enchanting music by Shiv-Hari and Anand Bakshi’s poetic lyrics, contributed to the song’s success.
Jaadu Teri Nazar remains a timeless classic, and is fondly remembered as one of the most romantic songs in Bollywood.
3. Dil To Pagal Hai
Movie: Dil To Pagal Hai
The lively song is known for its catchy and upbeat music, complemented by the energetic dance performances in the film.
Udit Narayan and Lata Mangeshkar’s timeless vocals add depth and emotion to the song. Furthermore, the song bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer to Udit Narayan.
4. Ae Ajnabi
Movie: Dil Se
A. R. Rahman’s composition and Gulzar’s poetic lyrics contribute to the hauntingly beautiful and soulful nature of the song. The romantic track captures the intensity and passion of love, and it remains popular for its emotive music and meaningful lyrics.
5. Chand Chupa Badal Mein
Movie: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
The song is featured during a poignant romantic moment between the characters played by Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai in the film. Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik’s vocals add a soulful and melodious touch to the romantic song composed by Ismail Darbar.
6. Dil Ne Yeh Kaha Hai Dil Se
The song is known for its emotional depth, and the three playback singers, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, and Kumar Sanu, bring their distinct styles to the track. The romantic track became one of the popular tracks of the year, remembered for its portrayal of intense emotions.
7. Humko Humise Chura Lo
The song captures the essence of yearning and longing for love. The lyrics convey the emotions of someone who is deeply in love and desires to be stolen away by the person they love.
Udit Narayan’s song remains a classic romantic melody, remembered for its beautiful composition and soulful singing.
8. Yeh Ladka Hai Allah
Movie: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Yeh Ladka Hai Allah is a celebration of the joy and happiness that comes with falling in love. The lyrics convey a sense of awe and wonder at the special qualities of the young man in love.
The music video stars Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, adding an essence of fun and light-heartedness.
9. Tere Naam
Movie: Tere Naam
The emotional song expresses the theme of unrequited or one-sided love. The music video features crucial emotional moments between the characters, played by Salman Khan and Bhumika Chawla. The melancholic melody enhances the mood of the song, evoking a sense of sadness and heartbreak.
10. Main Yahan Hoon
Movie: Veer Zaara
The song expresses the protagonist’s unwavering love and dedication to being there for the beloved, even in the face of challenges and separation. The orchestration and Udit Narayan’s emotive singing contribute to the song’s emotional impact.
Udit Narayan’s ability to infuse each song with emotion and nuance has made him one of the most beloved playback singers in the industry. The artist’s significant impact on the Indian music scene is marked by a rich repertoire of songs that continue to resonate with audiences, cementing his legacy as a prominent figure in the world of music.
Happy birthday, Udit!