Born on 25 April 1952 in Udaipur, Rajasthan, Shri Brij Narayan received his training in music from his father Pandit Ramnarayan, the legendary Guru of Sarangi.
Over a long career, Shri Brij Narayan has performed in many prestigious music festivals in India and abroad such as during the celebrations of the Munich Olympics; and in the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He has composed music for many films and has many recordings to his credit. He has been featured as an artist in a film titled Magic in Fingers by Dinkar Rao for Films Division of India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
For his contribution to Hindustani instrumental music, Shri Brij Narayan has received many titles and awards. These include the President's Gold Medal in All India Radio Music Competition (1967); the Dagar Gharana Award by the Mewar Foundation (1996); and the Marwar Sangeet Ratna Award (2012).
Shri Brij Narayan receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Hindustani instrumental music.