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Monday, June 18, 2012

Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam Biography

SP Balasubrahmanyam
Birth name     Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam
Born             4 June 1946 (age 66)
                     Konetammapeta, Nagari Mandal, Andhra Pradesh, India


Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam (Telugu: శ్రీపతి పండితారాధ్యుల బాలసుబ్రహ్మణ్యం;
Born 4 June 1946) is an Indian playback singer, actor, music director, voice actor and film producer. He is sometimes referred to as S. P. B. or Balu. He won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer six times. He won the Nandi Awards 25 times from Andhra Pradesh.

He has sung over 40,000 songs in various Indian languages. He is the only playback singer in India to have won National Film Awards across four languages. He has also won a Filmfare Award, three Filmfare Awards South and numerous state awards from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. He is a recipient of civilian awards such as Padmashri (2001) and Padma Bhushan (2011) from the government of India


Balasubrahmanyam was born to S. P. Sambamurthy in Konetammapeta of Madras Presidency, present day Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh in a Brahmin Family. Balasubrahmanyam's father was a Harikatha artist who had also acted in plays.He has two brothers and five sisters. He is the elder brother of singer S.P. Sailaja.He is married to Savitri and has two children, Pallavi and S. P. B. Charan who is a playback singer and film producer as well.

Actor

As an actor he played roles in films like Pakkinti Ammayi, Parvathaalu Paanakalu, Pelli Varamandi, Kalyanathasava, Malle Pandiri, Raja Hamsa, Minsara Kanavu, Manathil Uruthi Vendum, Thiruda Thiruda, Keladi Kanmani, Sigaram, Maya, Avvai Shanmugi, Ratchagan, Nandhini, Kadhalan, Prema Maha Yedabidargi, Maya Bazaar. He has performed character roles in more than 45 films including Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. He received Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor for the Telugu movie Pavithra Bandham (1996) from the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Music composer

He has composed music for around 40 films and albums like Seethamma Pelli, Bharyamani, Sandarbha, Bangaru Chilaka, Mayuri, Ramanna Shyamanna, Ksherasaagara, Devaralle Dane, Belliyappa Bangarappa beside few films like Muddina Maava, Sigaram, Unnai Charanadaithaen, Padamati Sandhya Ragam in Telugu, Hindi Tamil and Kannada languages. He also owns a production company called Kodandapani Film Circuits (now Captain cine creations) and produces film under this banner. Films like Subha Sankalpam, Bhamane Satya Bhamane were produced by him.


Special honors
Year
Award
From
1981
1999
2001
2009
2009
Kalaprapoorna (Honorary doctorate)
2010
2011

Year
Film
Song
Language
Outcome
1980
"Om Kaara Nadhaanu"
Won
1982
"Tere Mere Beech Mein"
Won
1984
"Vedam Anuvanuvuna"
Won
1989
"Cheppaalani Undi"
Won
1996
"Umandu Ghumandu Ghana Gar Je Badara"
Won
1997
"Thanga Thamarai"
Won

Year
Film
Song
Outcome
1981
"Tere Mere Beech Mein"
Nominated
1989
"Dil Deewana"
Won
1991
"Tumse Milne Ki Tamanna Hai"
Nominated
1994
"Hum Aapke Hain Koun"
Nominated

Year
Category
Film
Work
Language
Outcome
1995
Won
2006
"Adigadigo Bhadragiri"
Won
2007
"Kannal Pesum Penne"
Won
2010
"Gharane Ghara Gharane"
Won

Year
Film
Category
Outcome
2010
Won
2005
Best Singer
Won
2003
Best Singer
Won
2002
Best Singer
Won
2000
Best Singer
Won
2000
Won
1997
Best Dubbing Artist
Won
1996
Won
1994
Best Singer
Won
1994
Best Singer
Won
1993
Best Singer
Won
1992
Best Singer
Won
1991
Best Singer
Won
1990
Best Singer
Won
1989
Best Singer
Won
1988
Best Singer
Won
1987
Best Singer
Won
1985
Best Singer
Won
1985
Won
1985
Best Singer
Won
1984
Best Singer
Won
1983
Best Singer
Won
1981
Best Singer
Won
1979
Best Singer
Won
1978
Best Singer
Won

Other awards and honors
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Male Playback - received 3 times
  • Film Fans' Association (Madras) Award (oldest association in the country) - received 20 times
  • Lata Mangeshkar Award in 1999
  • Sangeeta Ganga award in 2001
  • Delhi Telugu Academy's Rashtriya Vikas Shiromani Award (Lifetime) in 2002 on the occasion of 'Ugadi 2002', held in New Delhi on 7 April 2002
  • Dr. Bezawada Gopala Reddy Award, given during a function in Nellore on 5 August 2002
  • Lifetime Achievement Award on Playback King, conferred during TVS Victor Aalaapana Music Awards function for the years 2001 and 2002, in Hyderabad on 1 September 2002
  • Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas award in 2002
  • Dr. C.Narayana Reddy Gold Medal in 2003
  • Rani Rao Balasaraswathi Award in 2003
  • Arya Bhata Prasasthi in 2003
  • Sanskrithi Kalasri Award Chennai in 2004
  • Best Playback Singer from Maa TV, Cinemaa awards in 2004
  • Viswa Ganayogi From Karnataka Chief Minister in 2005
  • Raja-Lakshmi Award from Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation, Chennai in 2006
  • Best Playback Singer from Vijay TV, Reliance Mobile Vijay awards in 2006
  • Mia Tansen Award Sur Singar Sanjad (Bombay) for best classical rendition of a song from Tere Payal Mere Geeth composed by Naushad Sab
  • Cultural Icon from Rotary Club Chennai, Kilpauk, Chennai in 2006
  • Naada Nidhi, from Avadhootha datta peetam, Mysore in 2006
  • Best Playback Singer from Santosham awards for the film Sri Ramadasu in 2006
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Santhosham awards in 2007
  • Basavashree Award from Karnataka Government
  • A.P. Cinegoers Association Award for best Singer for Sri Bhagavatham (serial on ETV) in 2007
  • Kannada Rajyothsava Award Presented on 1 November 2008
  • Aasthana Vidwan Manthralaya Mutt in 2008
  • Sangeetha Saagra from Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Kanchipuram in 2008
  • Karnataka Rajyotsava Prasasthi from the Government of Karnataka in 2008
  • Innumerable awards from magazines and associations fostering films
  • Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Telugu Association of North America (TANA) in Chicago session in 2009
  • P.Suseela trust National Award Presented on 29 November 2009
  • Kopparapu Kavula Puraskaram from Kopparapu Kala Peetam, Visakhapatnam on 9 September 2009
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Raagalaya Music Awards (27 February 2010 at Shanmukhanad Hall, Mumbai) in 2010
  • Ghantasala Award in 2010
  • Great son of the soil award from Justice Rajesh Tandon Chairperson Cyber appellate tribunal New delhi at All India conference of intellectuals in Hyderabad on Saturday in 2010
  • ANR Lifetime achievement award from Akkineni Nageswara Rao in 2010
  • Pride Of Indian Cinema from Yuvakalavauhini, Hyderabad on 30 June 2010
  • Best playback Singer award from "Gemini Tv Ugadi awards" 2010 for the serial "Kotha Bangaram"
  • Vamsee Film awards 2010 "Best Playback Singer(male)" for the film "Mestry"
  • BIG Kannada Entertainment Awards S P Balasubramanyam for the most entertaining "TV host of the year" and the programme "Yede Tumbhi Haaduvenu" being declared as the most entertaining reality show of the year
  • Santosham awards 2010 Best Playback Singer(male) for the film "Mahatma"
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - 2011 presented by Lux Sandal CineMAA Awards on June 19, 2011 in Hyderabad.
  • Isai Thendral - Title conferred to S P Balasubrahmanyam by Botswana Tamil Cultural Association - Executive Committee (2011-2012) on April 14th 2012 in recognition towards his continuous dedication,contribution and commitment to the Indian Music and Film Industry.

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