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Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam ( pronunciation (help·info); born 4 June 1946) mostly referred to as S. P. B. or Balu is an Indian playback singer, actor, music composer, voice actor and film producer who works predominantly in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada
Kannada
cinema.[5] He has recorded over 70,000 songs in 16 Indian languages.[6] He has garnered six National Film Awards for Best Male Playback Singer for his works in 4 different languages; Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu; twenty five Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Awards for his works towards Telugu cinema, numerous other state awards from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.[7][8] In addition, he garnered the Bollywood
Bollywood
Filmfare Award, and six Filmfare Awards South.[9][10] He is honored with the Guinness World Record for recording the most number of film scores.[1][11] In 2012, He received the state NTR National Award for his contributions to Indian cinema.[12] In 2016, he is honored with the Indian Film Personality of the Year consisting of a Silver Peacock Medal.[13][14][15][16] He is a recipient of civilian awards such as Padmashri
Padmashri
(2001) and Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
(2011) from the government of India.[17]

Contents

1 Early life and background 2 Personal life 3 Career

3.1 1960s–1970s 3.2 International recognition: 1980s 3.3 1990s 3.4 2000s–present 3.5 Voice actor

4 Filmography 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life and background[edit] Balasubrahmanyam was born in the Nagari Chittor District, Andhra Pradesh, India
India
to a Telugu Brahmin Family.[2][3][4] Balasubrahmanyam's father was a Harikatha
Harikatha
artist who had also acted in plays.[18] He has two brothers and five sisters, including singer S.P. Sailaja.[19][20][21] Balasubrahmanyam developed an interest towards music at an early age, studied notations and learned music. He enrolled at JNTU College of Engineering Anantapur with the intention of becoming an engineer. He discontinued his studies early, due to typhoid and joined as an Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers, Chennai.[6][22] He continued to pursue music during his engineering studies and won awards at singing competitions. In 1964, he won the first prize in a music competition for amateur singers organised by the Madras-based Telugu Cultural Organisation. He was the leader of a light music troupe composed of Anirutta (on the harmonium), Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(on guitar and later on harmonium), Baskar (on percussion), and Gangai Amaran (on guitar).[23] He was selected as the best singer in a singing competition which was judged by S. P. Kodandapani and Ghantasala.[24][25] Often visiting music composers seeking opportunities, his first audition song was "Nilave Ennidam Nerungadhe". It was rendered by veteran playback singer P. B. Srinivas, who used to write and give him multi-lingual verses in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit, English and Urdu.[26] Personal life[edit] Balasubramanyam is married to Savitri and has two children, a daughter Pallavi,[27][28] and a son S. P. B. Charan, also a playback singer and film producer.[29][30] Career[edit] Main article: [[: S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
discography]] 1960s–1970s[edit] Balasubrahmanyam made his debut as a playback singer on 15 December 1966 with Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna, a Telugu film scored by his mentor, S. P. Kodandapani.[31][32] The first Non-Telugu song that he recorded just eight days after his debut Telugu song was in Kannada
Kannada
in 1966 for the film Nakkare Ade Swarga, starring Kannada
Kannada
comedy stalwart T. R. Narasimharaju.[33][34] He recorded his first Tamil song "Eyarkai Ennum Illaya Kanni" in the 1969 film Shanti Nilayam, starring Gemini Ganesan. He sang "Aayiram Nilavae Vaa" for M.G.R in the Tamil film Adimaippenn.[35] He was then introduced to the Malayalam
Malayalam
film industry by G. Devarajan
G. Devarajan
in the film Kadalppalam.[36] He has the rare distinction of rendering the most songs on a single day by any singer. He has recorded 21 songs in Kannada
Kannada
for the composer Upendra Kumar in Bangalore from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on February 8, 1981 and 19 songs in Tamil, 16 songs in Hindi
Hindi
in a day which is a notable achievement and a record.[5] He established a prolific career. "There were days when I used to record 15–20 songs, but only for Anand-Milind. And I would take the last flight back to Chennai."[37][38] In the 1970s, he also worked with M. S. Viswanathan in Tamil movies for actors such as M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan and Gemini Ganesan. He recorded duets with P. Susheela, S. Janaki, Vani Jayaram
Vani Jayaram
and L. R. Eswari. Balasubrahmanyam's association with Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
began even before Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
came to the cine field. In those days, SPB used to sing in towns and villages all over south India
India
and Ilaiyaraaja, then an unknown harmonium and guitar player accompanied SPB by playing in his concerts. International recognition: 1980s[edit]

Balasubrahmanyam pictured in 1985

Balasubrahmanyam came to international prominence with the 1980 film Sankarabharanam. The film is considered to be one of the best films ever to emerge from the Telugu film industry.[39][40] Directed by K. Vishwanath, the film's soundtrack was composed by K.V. Mahadevan, and led to an increase in the usage of Karnatak music
Karnatak music
in Telugu cinema. Not a classically trained singer, he used a "film music" aesthetic in recording the songs.[41] Balasubrahmanyam received his first National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for his work. His first work in Hindi
Hindi
films was in the following year, in Ek Duuje Ke Liye
Ek Duuje Ke Liye
(1981), for which he received another National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer.[8] Balasubrahmanyam began to record more songs in Tamil, especially for Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
with S.Janaki, the trio considered to be highly successful in the Tamil film industry from the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s in Telugu films. The songs were based on classical music, such as in Saagara Sangamam
Saagara Sangamam
(1983), for which both Ilaiayaraaja and S.P.B won National Film Awards, Swathi Muthyam
Swathi Muthyam
(1986) and Rudraveena (1988) which again won National Awards for Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
and Balasubrahmanyam.[42] In 1989, Balasubrahmanyam was the playback singer for Bollywood
Bollywood
actor Salman Khan
Salman Khan
in the blockbuster Maine Pyar Kiya.[43] The soundtrack for the film was very successful and he won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song Dil Deewana. For much of the next decade, Balasubrahmanyam continued as the "romantic singing voice" on the soundtracks of Khan's films.[44] Notable among these was Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! which became the highest-grossing Bollywood
Bollywood
film of all time[45] Balasubrahmanyam's duet with Lata Mangeshkar, "Didi Tera Devar Deewana", was very popular. This solidified Balasubrahmanyam as one of the biggest playback singers in India.[46] SP Balasubrahmanyam became identified as Salman Khan’s voice in the 90s just like Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar
became Rajesh Khanna’s voice through the 70s.[47] [48] 1990s[edit] In the 1990s, he worked with composers such as Vidyasagar, M. M. Keeravani, S. A. Rajkumar and Deva among others, but his association with A.R.Rahman
A.R.Rahman
turned out be a major success. Balasubramanyam's association with Hamsalekha
Hamsalekha
began after the latter's successful venture Premaloka
Premaloka
in Kannada. Balasubramanyam sung the most number of songs for Hamsalekha
Hamsalekha
in Kannada. He received his 4th National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer
National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer
for the song "Umandu Ghumandu" from the Kannada
Kannada
film Ganayogi Panchakshari Gavayi (1995), which was a Hindustani classical music-based composition by Hamsalekha.[42] Balasubrahmanyam recorded three songs for A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
in his debut film Roja. He had a long-time association with Rahman right from Roja, the latter's debut film. Other popular songs include "July Maadham" from Pudhiya Mugam, which also marked the debut of singer Anupama, "Mannoothu Manthayilae" from Kizhakku Cheemayile, which was a folk number and he almost sang all the songs in the musical love story Duet, and sang "Thanga Thaamarai" from Minsara Kanavu, which fetched his sixth and latest of his National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer till date. 2000s–present[edit]

SPB on concerts-2014

In 2013, Balasubrahmanyam recorded the popular title song for Chennai Express – chaniii Chennai
Chennai
Express song, singing for the lead actor Shahrukh Khan, under the music direction of Vishal-Shekhar. He returned to Bollywood
Bollywood
music after being away from it for 15 years.[49] Voice actor[edit] Balasubrahmanyam accidentally became a dubbing artist with Kamal Haasan's film Manmadha Leela, the dubbed Telugu version of Manmadha Leelai.[50] He has also provided voice-overs for various artists, including Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Salman Khan, K. Bhagyaraj, Mohan, Anil Kapoor, Girish Karnad, Gemini Ganesan, Arjun Sarja, Nagesh, Karthik and Raghuvaran in various languages. He was assigned as the default dubbing artist for Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
in Telugu-dubbed versions of Tamil films. For the Telugu version of Dasavathaaram, he gave voice to seven characters (including the female character) out of ten characters played by Kamal Haasan.[51] He was awarded the Nandi Award for Best Male Dubbing Artist for the films Annamayya and Sri Sai Mahima.[52] He dubbed for Nandamuri Balakrishna
Nandamuri Balakrishna
for the Tamil version of the movie Sri Rama Rajyam
Sri Rama Rajyam
in 2012.[53] He also dubbed for Ben Kingsley in the Telugu-dubbed version of Gandhi.[54] Filmography[edit] Main article: S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
filmography Awards and nominations[edit] See also: List of awards and nominations received by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam References[edit]

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Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna
and he has sung over 40,000 songs. The State Government of AP presented the Nandi Award to Balasubrahmanyam 25 times. The Govt. of India
India
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Padma Bhushan
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Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
award recipients (2010–19)

2010

Satya Paul Agarwal Mohammad Amin Sailesh Kumar Bandopadhyay M. S. Banga Anil Bordia Bipan Chandra B. K. Chaturvedi Sant Singh Chatwal G. P. Chopra Tan Chung Madhusudan Dhaky P. R. Dubhashi Puttaraj Gawai Belle Monappa Hegde Ilaiyaraaja Jagdish Chandra Kapur Shrinivas Khale Aamir Khan Sultan Khan Ram Kumar Kumudini Lakhia Kuzhur Narayana Marar Chhannulal Mishra Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss C. P. Krishnan Nair S. P. Oswal Akbar Padamsee Ramakanta Panda Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Arogyaswami Paulraj A. R. Rahman Moosa Raza Mallika Sarabhai Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana Abhijit Sen Satya Vrat Shastri Noshir M. Shroff Kushal Pal Singh Bikash Sinha Balagangadharanatha Swamiji Narayanan Vaghul P. K. Warrier Fareed Zakaria

2011

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Rajashree Birla M. N. Buch C. V. Chandrasekhar Ajai Chowdhry Yogesh Chander Deveshwar Satyadev Dubey T. J. S. George Shankha Ghosh Kris Gopalakrishnan Keki Byramjee Grant Shashi Kapoor Krishen Khanna Khayyam Chanda Kochhar Dwijen Mukhopadhyay Madavoor Vasudevan Nair Ramdas Pai Dashrath Patel Rajendra Singh Pawar Suryanarayanan Ramachandran Shobhana Ranade Gunupati Venkata Krishna Reddy Kallam Anji Reddy Waheeda Rehman Shyam Saran Analjit Singh Arpita Singh Surendra Singh R. K. Srikantan Raghavan Thirumulpad

2012

Suresh H. Advani Shabana Azmi Homi K. Bhabha Shashikumar Chitre Khaled Choudhury Jatin Das Vidya Dehejia Dharmendra S. N. Goenka M. S. Gopalakrishnan T. V. Gopalakrishnan Buddhadev Das Gupta Sunil Janah Anish Kapoor S. B. Mujumdar B. Muthuraman Mira Nair Arvind Panagariya José Pereira Mata Prasad M. S. Raghunathan P. Chandrasekhara Rao Ronen Sen Devi Shetty M. V. Subbiah N. Vittal N. H. Wadia George Yeo

2013

Satya N. Atluri Maharaj Kishan Bhan Jaspal Bhatti Rahul Dravid Adi Godrej Abdul Rashid Khan Rajesh Khanna Mary Kom Nandkishore Shamrao Laud Mangesh Padgaonkar Hemendra Singh Panwar Jogesh Pati Shivajirao Girdhar Patil A. Sivathanu Pillai D. Ramanaidu Kanak Rele V. K. Saraswat Ashoke Sen Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak B. N. Suresh Sharmila Tagore Ramamurthy Thyagarajan Saroja Vaidyanathan

2014

Anisuzzaman Mrityunjay Athreya Padmanabhan Balaram Dalveer Bhandari Ruskin Bond Anita Desai Pullela Gopichand Kamal Haasan Jyeshtharaj Joshi V. N. Kaul Neelam Kler M. Mahadevappa Leander Paes K. Radhakrishnan Anumolu Ramakrishna Thirumalachari Ramasami Lloyd Rudolph Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Vinod Prakash Sharma Ghulam Mohammed Sheikh Parveen Sultana Dhirubhai Thaker Vairamuthu J. S. Verma T. H. Vinayakram

2015

Jahnu Barua Manjul Bhargava Vijay P. Bhatkar Swapan Dasgupta David Frawley Bill Gates Melinda Gates Swami Satyamitranand N. Gopalaswami Subhash C. Kashyap Gokulotsavji Maharaj Saichiro Misumi Ambrish Mithal Sudha Ragunathan Harish Salve Ashok Seth Rajat Sharma Satpal Singh Shivakumara Swami Khadg Singh Valdiya

2016

Ravindra Chandra Bhargava Robert Blackwill Hafeez Contractor Indu Jain Heisnam Kanhailal Anupam Kher Sania Mirza Pallonji Mistry Udit Narayan Saina Nehwal Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad Vinod Rai N. S. Ramanuja Tatacharya A. V. Rama Rao D. Nageshwar Reddy Dayananda Saraswati Barjinder Singh Hamdard Ram V. Sutar Tejomayananda

2017

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Deviprasad Dwivedi Ratnasundarsuri Niranjanananda Saraswati Cho Ramaswamy Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Tehemton Erach Udwadia

2018

Pankaj Advani Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mahendra Singh Dhoni Alexander Kadakin Ramachandran Nagaswamy Laxman Pai Arvind Parikh Sharda Sinha

# Posthumous conferral

1954–1959 1960–1969 1970–1979 1980–1989 1990–1999 2000–2009 2010–2019

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National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer

1967–1980

Mahendra Kapoor (1967) Manna Dey
Manna Dey
(1968) S. D. Burman
S. D. Burman
(1969) Manna Dey
Manna Dey
(1970) Hemant Kumar (1971) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
(1972) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
(1973) Mukesh (1974) M. Balamuralikrishna
M. Balamuralikrishna
(1975) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
(1976) Mohammed Rafi
Mohammed Rafi
(1977) Shimoga Subbanna (1978) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1979) Anup Ghoshal (1980)

1981–2000

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1981) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
(1982) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1983) Bhimsen Joshi
Bhimsen Joshi
(1984) Jayachandran (1985) Hemant Kumar (1986) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
(1987) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1988) Ajoy Chakrabarty
Ajoy Chakrabarty
(1989) M. G. Sreekumar
M. G. Sreekumar
(1990) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
(1991) Rajkumar (1992) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
(1993) P. Unni Krishnan
P. Unni Krishnan
(1994) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1995) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1996) Hariharan (1997) Sanjeev Abhyankar
Sanjeev Abhyankar
(1998) M. G. Sreekumar
M. G. Sreekumar
(1999) Shankar Mahadevan
Shankar Mahadevan
(2000)

2001–present

Udit Narayan
Udit Narayan
(2001) Udit Narayan
Udit Narayan
(2002) Sonu Nigam
Sonu Nigam
(2003) Udit Narayan
Udit Narayan
(2004) Naresh Iyer
Naresh Iyer
(2005) Gurdas Maan
Gurdas Maan
(2006) Shankar Mahadevan
Shankar Mahadevan
(2007) Hariharan (2008) Rupam Islam
Rupam Islam
(2009) Suresh Wadkar
Suresh Wadkar
(2010) Anand Bhate
Anand Bhate
(2011) Shankar Mahadevan
Shankar Mahadevan
(2012) Rupankar (2013) Sukhwinder Singh
Sukhwinder Singh
(2014) Mahesh Kale
Mahesh Kale
(2015) Sundarayyar (2016)

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Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer

1960-1980

Mukesh (1960) Mohammed Rafi
Mohammed Rafi
(1961) Mohammed Rafi
Mohammed Rafi
(1962) No Award (1963) Mahendra Kapoor (1964) Mohammed Rafi
Mohammed Rafi
(1965) No Award (1966) Mohammed Rafi
Mohammed Rafi
(1967) Mahendra Kapoor (1968) Mohammed Rafi
Mohammed Rafi
(1969) Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar
(1970) Mukesh (1971) Manna Dey
Manna Dey
(1972) Mukesh (1973) Narendra Chanchal (1974) Mahendra Kapoor (1975) Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar
(1976) Mukesh (1977) Mohammed Rafi
Mohammed Rafi
(1978) Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar
(1979) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
(1980)

1981-2000

Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar
(1981) Amit Kumar (1982) Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar
(1983) Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar
(1984) Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar
(1985) Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar
(1986) No Award (1987) No Award (1988) Udit Narayan
Udit Narayan
(1989) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1990) Kumar Sanu
Kumar Sanu
(1991) Kumar Sanu
Kumar Sanu
(1992) Kumar Sanu
Kumar Sanu
(1993) Kumar Sanu
Kumar Sanu
(1994) Kumar Sanu
Kumar Sanu
(1995) Udit Narayan
Udit Narayan
(1996) Udit Narayan
Udit Narayan
(1997) Abhijeet (1998) Sukhwinder Singh
Sukhwinder Singh
(1999) Udit Narayan
Udit Narayan
(2000)

2001-present

Lucky Ali
Lucky Ali
(2001) Udit Narayan
Udit Narayan
(2002) Sonu Nigam
Sonu Nigam
(2003) Sonu Nigam
Sonu Nigam
(2004) Kunal Ganjawala
Kunal Ganjawala
(2005) Himesh Reshammiya
Himesh Reshammiya
(2006) Shaan and Kailash Kher
Kailash Kher
(2007) Shaan (2008) Sukhwinder Singh
Sukhwinder Singh
(2009) Mohit Chauhan
Mohit Chauhan
(2010) Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
(2011) Mohit Chauhan
Mohit Chauhan
(2012) Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana
(2013) Arijit Singh
Arijit Singh
(2014) Ankit Tiwari
Ankit Tiwari
(2015) Arijit Singh
Arijit Singh
(2016) Arijit Singh
Arijit Singh
(2017) Arijit Singh
Arijit Singh
(2018)

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Filmfare Award South for Lifetime Achievement

1983–1989

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1983) Sowcar Janaki
Sowcar Janaki
(1984) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1985) Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair (1986) Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
(1987) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1988) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1989)

1990–1999

Padmini (1990) M. T. Vasudevan Nair (1991) L. V. Prasad
L. V. Prasad
(1992) Gemini Ganesan
Gemini Ganesan
(1993) K. Balachander, Kasinathuni Viswanath, B. Saroja Devi, Madhu, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(1994) Nagesh & Manorama (1995) Krishna & Sharada (1996) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
& S. Janaki
S. Janaki
(1997) Allu Rama Lingaiah & Lakshmi (1998) Pandari Bai
Pandari Bai
& Mugur Sundar (1999) D. Ramanaidu & Sheela (2000)

2001–2010

M. S. Viswanathan
M. S. Viswanathan
& Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(2001) Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao & Vishnuvardhan (2002) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
& Vijayashanti (2003) K. R. Vijaya & Ramoji Rao (2004) Thilakan
Thilakan
& Sukumari
Sukumari
(2005) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
& P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(2006) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
& Jaya Prada
Jaya Prada
(2007) Veturi Sundararama Murthy
Veturi Sundararama Murthy
(2008) Ambareesh & KPAC Lalitha (2009) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
& Jayasudha (2010)

2011–present

S. P. Muthuraman
S. P. Muthuraman
& Seema (2011) Bapu & Vani Jairam
Vani Jairam
(2012) Balu Mahendra
Balu Mahendra
& Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(2013) I. V. Sasi
I. V. Sasi
& Raadhika (2014) Mohan Babu (2015) Vijaya Nirmala (2016)

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 33682929 LCCN: n94014259 MusicBrainz: 719826ad-25b4-4bef

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