Singer known for his silken and youthful voice, Udit Narayan Jha, (born 1955), is considered one of the most prominent singers of this generation. His mother being a folk singer played a major role in his being a singer and pursuing his passion in the industry. He has sung songs in a variety of genres and languages. Amitabh Bachchan, Amir Khan, ShahRukh Khan, Salman Khan etc and many other lead actors have delivered major musical hits numbers when he has lent his voice to them. Udit Narayan has won three National Awards, 5 Filmfare Awards. The Padma Shri and the The Padmabhushan have been conferred upon him by the Government of India. The Nepal Governement has also lauded his contributions to Cinema by awarding him th Prabol Gorkha Raksha Bahu.