S P BALASUBRAMANIAM – BEST ALL ROUNDER SNGER

August 25, 2020 By RJ

S P Balasubramaniam born on 4 June 1946 also referred to as S. P. Bala, S. P. B., or Balu is an Indian playback singer, music director, actor, dubbing artist and film producer who worked predominantly in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam. He has recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 Indian languages. He holds the Guinness World Record for recording the highest number of songs by a singer with over 40,000 songs.

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Early life of S P Balasubramaniam

Balasubrahmanyam was born into an orthodox Telugu Brahmin family in Konetammapeta near Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. He is the second son in a family of three sons and five daughters. His father S. P. Sambamurthy was a well-known exponent of Harikatha and his sister S.P. Sailaja is a former actress-singer in Tollywood, married to Subhalekha Sudhakar. He has a daughter, Pallavi and son, S. P. B. Charan.

Band

Before he became a full-fledged cinema singer, SPB was the leader of a light music troupe that comprised of:

  • Anirutta, who was working in Corporation and was the harmonium artist.
  •  Ilaiyaraaja who joined the group as a Guitarist and then moved over to harmonium after Anirutta and became busy in his regular job.
  •  Baskar, Ilaiyaraaja’s brother who was in charge of Percussion.
  • Gangai Amaran another brother of Ilaiyaraaja who was the Guitarist after Ilaiyaraaja moved over to Harmonium.

Musical History

  • S P Balasubramaniam recorded over 38,000 plus songs in a span of 40 years, which include film songs and devotional numbers recorded by various recording companies of the country. It’s a world record which will be soon entering into the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • S P Balasubramaniam has recorded 21 songs in Kannada for the composer Upendra Kumar in Bangalore from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. on February 8, 1981, which is a record.
  • Has recorded 19 songs in Tamil in a day, and 16 songs in Hindi in a day, which is a notable achievement.
  • He has also acted in several movies in full-fledged protagonist roles or in cameo roles. And is also an anchor for a Telugu TV programme by name “Paaduthaa Theeyaga”. On Maa TV, he hosted a children’s singing show called ‘Paadalanivundhi’, which gained a lot of popularity and brought talent from all over Andhra Pradesh.
  • He is now preparing for another TV show in Telugu named ‘Sunaadha Vinodhini’ on Bhakthi Channel, where he will be exploring more into the devotional side.
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Achievement

  • S P Balasubramaniam was awarded ‘Kalaimaamani’ by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1981.
  • Received ‘Honorary Doctorate’ from Potti Sriramulu University, Andhra Pradesh in 1999.
  • S P Balasubramaniam awarded ‘Padma Shri’ by the Government of India in 2001.
  • S P Balasubramaniam received ‘Honorary Doctorate’ from Sathyabama University, Chennai in 2009.
  • Received ‘Kalaprapoorna (Honorary Doctorate)’ from Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh in 2009.
  • Received ‘Honorary Doctorate’ from JNTU, Ananthapur in 2010.
  • Was awarded ‘Padma Bhushan’ by Government of India in 2011.
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Awards

Filmfare Awards :

1995Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! (1994)
1990Winner
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
For the song “Dil deewana bin sajna ke”.
1982Nominee
Filmfare Award
Best Playback Singer – Male
Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)

Filmfare Awards South :

2013Nominee
Filmfare Award – Telugu Film Industry
Best Male Playback Singer
Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012)
For the song “Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum”
2012Nominee
Filmfare Award – Tamil Film Industry
Best Male Playback Singer
7 Aum Arivu (2011)
For the song “Yamma Yamma”
2010Nominee
Filmfare Award – Telugu Film Industry
Best Male Playback Singer
Mahathma (2009)
For the song “Indiramma”
2009Nominee
Filmfare Award – Telugu Film Industry
Best Male Playback Singer
Pandurangadu (2008)
For the song “Matrudevobhava”
2008Winner
Filmfare Award – Tamil Film Industry
Best Male Playback Singer
Mozhi (2007)
For the song “Kannal Pesum Penne”
2007Winner
Filmfare Award – Telugu Film Industry
Best Male Playback Singer
Sri Ramadasu (2006)
2006Nominee
Filmfare Award – Telugu Film Industry
Best Male Playback Singer
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (2005)
For the song “Ghal Ghal”
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National Film Awards, India :

1997Winner
Silver Lotus Award
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Minsaara Kanavu (1997)
For the song “Thanga Thamarai”.
1996Winner
Silver Lotus Award
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Sangeetha Sagara Ganayogi Panchakshara Gavai (1995)
For the song “Umandu Ghumandu Ghana Garaje Badara”
1989Winner
Silver Lotus Award
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Rudra Veena (1988)
1984Winner
Silver Lotus Award
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Sagara Sangamam (1983)
1982Winner
Silver Lotus Award
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)
1980Winner
Silver Lotus Award
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Sankarabharanam (1980)
For the song “Om Kaara Nadhaanu”