Biography of Playback Singer S. P. Balasubramaniam


SPB is very famous all over the world for his wonderful songs and beautiful voice. From his young age he is contributing to Indian Film industry by singing various hit songs. This article will provide information about the Playback singer S.P.Balasubramaniam.

The veteran playback singer – S.P.Balasubramaniam


There are many playback singers who are very popular all over the world. Songs play a major role in the Indian films and the singers are also very important to make the particular song hit among the public. In this aspect there are many new playback singers too who are giving a wonderful list of songs to the people. In this particular list of Playback singers SPB is one of the most evergreen playback singers. There are wonderful songs given by SPB in various films and in various languages. Also SPB is very famous all over the world because he has also given many stage performances in various places of the world.

S.P.Balasubramaniam, a synonym for playback singing has his voice spread all through the earth spanning hearts of people together with his miraculous voice. S.P.B (precisely known as) entered into the world on June 6, 1946 at a village in Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. He is a multilingual Indian playback singer, actor, music director, voice actor and a producer too. He had put leg into almost all the fields in the film industry. There are also many films acted by S.P.Balasubramaniam playback singer. Many movies were also a mega hit for his carrier and these films also made him popular in the Indian Film industry.

Early Life and Background of S.P.B


S.P.Balasubramaniam early life was very good in a big family with lots of sisters and brothers. S.P.Balasubramaniam grew up as a good character man and he was given recognition to sing in various popular films. Most of the popular songs in various films were sung by the great singer S.P.Balasubramaniam. Sripathi Pandita radhyula Balasubrahmanyam was born in a Telugu Brahmin family to the S.P.Sambamurthy and Savitri couple in Konetammapeta, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh. He has 7 siblings, two brothers and five sisters out of which his sister, S.P.Sailaja is well known singer and an actress. Along with them, to tell about his son S.P.B. Charan, he is also one of the most famous people for his beautiful voice and hit songs. He has also given great performance in various Tamil movies too.

S.P.Balasubramanian (SPB) Career Wing


S.P.B instigated singing as a hobby during his childhood days. Music was always a part of his interest since he was a child, who made him learn notations, and to play instruments like harmonium and flute on his own listening to his father. His father wanted him to go along with the engineers who made him join JNTU after which he discontinued his course due to typhoid and joined the Associate Member of the institution of engineers, Chennai. In the due course, he won many awards and recognitions at many singing competitions.

His first chance to enter the film industry was when he performed for amateur singers’ competition and won the first prize, wherein he was offered a chance by the music director, S.P.Kodandapani. S.P.B made his first debut as a playback singer on December 15, 1966 with Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramnna, a film scored by S.P.Kodandapani. He has sung in many languages including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam and Marathi.

S.P.Balasubrahmanyam’s first break as a playback singer was when he made his debut in the Hindi movie Ek Duje Ke Liye, for which he received the National Film Award for the best male playback singer. He sang for most of Salman Khan’s movies during the period 1989 to 1995.

S.P.Balasubrahmanyam as a Host in TV shows


Playback singer S.P.Balasubramaniam hosts many TV shows that are completely based on music. Some of his shows are Paadutha Theeyaga on E TV, Paadalani Undi on Maa TV, a Kannada show called Ede Thumbi Haaduvenu and many Tamil TV shows like Ennodu Paatthu Paadungal on Jaya TV and Vaanampaadi on Kalaignar TV, Sunada vinodini on TTD channel. Along with this S.P.Balasubramaniam is also very popular in being a judge in various music related TV shows. There was also a popular TV show in Jaya TV conducted with S.P.Balasubramaniam as the head.

S.P.Balasubramaniam Playback singer as Voice Artist


S.P.B has provided voice for over various artists like Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Salman Khan, K.Bhagyaraj, Mohan, Anil Kapoor, Girish Karnad, Gemini Ganesan, Nagesh, Karthik, Raghuvaran and Vinod Kumar in various languages. Along with these things S.P.Balasubramaniam has also given his voice for many stage shows all over the world and also for many albums sung by S.P.Balasubramaniam.

Tributes and Grants conferred on S.P.Balasubramaniam


For any great person it is common to receive many awards and gifts for their beautiful performance. The following are the greatest moments that S.P.Balasubramaniam faced in his carrier towards music. The Guinness Book of World Records has his name encrypted for recording the most number of songs by a male singer. Some of his awards during his career are:

• Padmashri
• Doctorate from the Pottisreeamulu University
• Doctorate from Sathyabama University (2009)
• Kalaprapoorna from Andhra University
• Doctorate from JNTU college of Engineering
• The Kalaimamani by the Tamil Nadu government in 1981
• Tamil Nadu government award – 3 times
• Films fan’s Association (Madras) award – 20 times

He has been conferred with many national awards for many songs like “Thanga Thamarai” from Minsara Kanavu, “tere mere beech mein” from the movie Ek Duje Ke Liye, “Om Kaara Nadhaanu” for the movie Shankarabharanam. He has been a part of many film fare awards and other awards too.

His embedded voice in the industry will never fade for it has always been a part of evergreen music genre. So here we wait for many other lovely attributes for our ears from him.


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