S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, often referred to as SPB, was a legendary Indian playback singer, actor, and music director whose career spanned over five decades. He captivated audiences with his soulful voice across multiple languages, earning numerous awards and accolades. His contributions to the Indian music industry are unparalleled, and he continues to inspire generations of music enthusiasts.
|Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam
|4 June 1946
|25 September 2020
|Playback Singer, Television Presenter, Actor, Music Composer, Dubbing Artist, Film Producer
|Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi
|15 December 1966 with a Telugu film “Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna”
|6 National Film Awards, 25 Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards, 6 Filmfare Awards South, Padma Shri (2001), Padma Bhushan (2011), Padma Vibhushan (posthumously) (2021)
|Guinness World Record
|Record for recording the highest number of songs by a singer with over 50,000 songs in 16 languages
|Recorded 27 songs in Kannada in a day, 19 songs in Tamil in a day, and 16 songs in Hindi in a day
|NTR National Award, Harivarasanam Award, Indian Film Personality of the Year award
|25 September 2020 in Chennai due to complications from COVID-19
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam was born into an Orthodox Telugu Brahmin family in Konetammapeta, Andhra Pradesh. His father, S. P. Sambamurthy, was a renowned exponent of Harikatha, and SPB developed an early interest in music due to his family background. He was the second son in a family of three sons and five daughters. Balasubrahmanyam’s passion for music led him to enroll at the JNTU College of Engineering Anantapur, but his dedication to music ultimately led him to pursue a successful career as a playback singer. His early exposure to music and his determination to excel in the field shaped his remarkable journey in the Indian film industry.
|S. P. Sambamurthy
|A well-known exponent of Harikatha
|No additional information available
|Filmography and list of awards available
|S. P. Sailaja
|Singer and actress
|Other siblings (unnamed)
|No additional information available
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam was born as the second son in a family of three sons and five daughters. His father, S. P. Sambamurthy, was a well-known exponent of Harikatha. The family’s roots lie in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, where they lived as part of an Orthodox Telugu Brahmin community. Balasubrahmanyam’s sister, S. P. Sailaja, is a notable singer and actress. The name “Balasubramaniam” is derived from the Sanskrit words “balu” meaning “young,” “Subramaniam” meaning “auspicious effulgence of the Supreme Spirit.”
Height, Weight, And Other Body Measurements
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Wife/husband / Girlfriend/boyfriend
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam was married to Savithri. They eloped and got married to each other.
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam was married to Savithri, who sadly passed away. He was not married at the time of his death.
|Eloped and got married
Career, Achievements And Controversies
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, also known as SPB, was a legendary Indian playback singer, music director, and actor. He began his career in playback singing in 1966 with the Telugu movie “Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna”. From then on, he went on to become one of the most prominent and prolific singers in the Indian film industry, lending his voice to over 40,000 songs in multiple languages including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi.
SPB achieved numerous milestones in his illustrious career, including winning six National Film Awards for Best Male Playback Singer, a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, and being honored with the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan, three of India’s highest civilian awards. He also holds the Guinness World Record for recording the highest number of songs by a singer.
As a highly respected figure in the industry, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam did not have any major controversies associated with his name. Throughout his career, he was known for his humility and dedication to his craft, earning the love and respect of millions of fans.
Some of his popular works include songs like “Tere Mere Beech Mein” from the movie “Ek Duuje Ke Liye”, “Mannil Indha Kaadhal” from the movie “Keladi Kanmani”, and “Mere Rang Mein Rangne Wali” from the movie “Maine Pyar Kiya”.
A: S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, often referred to as SPB, was a legendary Indian playback singer, music director, and actor who primarily worked in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, and Malayalam film industries.
A: SPB was widely acclaimed for his versatile singing style and recorded over 40,000 songs in various Indian languages. He received numerous awards, including the National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards, for his outstanding contribution to the music industry.
A: SPB lent his incredible voice to many hit songs, some of which include “Mere Rang Mein Rangne Wali” from the movie Maine Pyar Kiya, “Eenum Puriyum” from the movie Thalapathi, and “Hamsalekha” from the movie Premaloka.
A: S. P. Balasubrahmanyam passed away on September 25, 2020, leaving behind an unparalleled legacy in the Indian music industry.