This article is on famous Bengali playback singer Kumar Sanu. Read this article to know about early life of Bengali playback singer Kumar Sanu, his singing career and super hit songs of Kumar Sanu
Kumar Sanu is one of the top singers in Bollywood film industry. After the death of Kishore Kumar, Kumar Sanu became the leading male playback singer in Hindi films.
Brief Profile of Bengali playback singer Kumar Sanu
Date of Birth: 23 September. Original name is Kedarnath Bhattacharya
Place of birth: Kolkata
Father: Pashupati Bhattacharya, a vocalist and composer
Academic Qualification: Commerce graduate from Calcutta University
Occupation: Singer and music director
Singing career of Bengali playback singer Kumar Sanu
During the early 80’s, Kumar Sanu was a known name in Kolkata who used to sing songs in local functions and restaurants. Bengali playback singer Kumar Sanu’s first break was through great gazal singer Jagjit Singh but Kumar Sanu became a household name of music lovers after he sang songs in Mahesh Bhatt’s film Aashiqui. In his last 20 years of singing career, Bengali playback singer Kumar Sanu has sung with all leading music directors in India. Due to unknown reasons, Kumar Sanu is not singing any Hindi film songs in recent years.
Few of the super hit songs of Bengali playback singer Kumar Sanu
In 1990, Bengali playback singer Kumar Sanu sang the songs in Hindi film Aashiqui. The songs were ‘Ab Tere Bin Jeelenge Hum’, ‘Nazar Ke Saamne Jigar’, ‘Ek Sanam Chahiye’, ‘Tu Meri Zindagi Hai’ and ‘Main Duniya Bhula Dunga’. The songs were either solo or duet song with Anuradha Paudwal. Aashiqui was a super hit film in that year and the songs were also super hit. After the release of Aashiqui, Bollywood film industry got a great singer who dominated the industry for a long time. In the same year, Kumar Sanu sang songs in another Mahesh Bhatt film Sadak. The songs were ‘Tumhein Apna Banane Ki Kasam’, ‘Mohabbat Ki Hai Tumhare Liye’ and ‘Jab Jab Pyar Pe Pehra’.During this period, Kumar Sanu sang most of his duet songs with either Anuradga Paudwal or Alka Yagnik. In 1992, Kumar Sanu sang ‘Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen’ and ‘Baazigar O Baazigar’. Both the songs were super hit.
Awards received by Bengali playback singer Kumar Sanu
2009: Padma Shri award from Government of India
List of Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer
1990: Song - Ab Tere Bin and film name Aashiqui
1991: Song - Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai and film name Saajan
1992: Song - Sochenge Tumhe Pyaar and film name Deewana
1993: Song - Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen and film name Baazigar
1994: Song - Ek Ladki Ko Dekha and film name 1942: A Love Story
Kumar Sanu received Star Screen award for his song Ek Ladki Ko Dekha in Hindi film 1942: A Love Story