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Kedarnath Bhattacharaya, much better called Kumar Sanu, is an Indian playback vocalist. Apart from Hindi, he has likewise sang in other languages consisting of Marathi, Nepali, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Telugu,

October 20, 1957

age 63 years


Real Name Kedarnath Bhattacharya
Other Name Kumar Sanu
Nickname Sanu Daa
Profession(s) Singer, Music Director, and Politician

Physical Stats & More

Height in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 11”
Weight in Kilograms- 84 kg
in Pounds- 185 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 44 Inches
– Waist: 36 Inches
– Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Life

Date of Birth 20 October 1957
Age (as in 2018) 63 Years
Birthplace Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac sign Libra
Nationality Indian
Hometown Kolkata, West Bengal, India
School Not Known
College Calcutta University, Kolkata
Educational Qualifications Not Known
Debut Singing: Tin Kanya (1986)

Money Factor

Net Worth: $9 Million


Family Father– Pashupati Bhattacharya (vocalist and composer)

Mother– Name Not Known

Brother– Tapan Bhattacharya

Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Cooking
Controversies According to a report in Filmfare publication of 1994, his Ex-wife Rita taken into consideration actress Meenakshi Seshadri as the factor behind their divorce.

Favourite Things

Favourite Food Fish and chole bhature
Favourite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite Musician Kishore Kumar

Marital Status,  Affairs and More

Marital Status Married
Affair/Girlfriend Meenakshi Seshadri (Actress)

Wife First Wife: Rita (Divored in 1994)

Second Wife: Saloni Sanu


Children Daughter– Anna (Songwriter and Author), Shannon K (foster; singer)

Son– Jaan (Jico)


23 September 1957 (age 63).

Born In/Home Town
Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Kumar Sanu (birthed Kedarnath Bhattacharya on September 23, 1957 in Calcutta, India) is a leading Bollywood playback vocalist.

Kumar Sanu’s papa, Pashupati Bhattacharya, was a singer and composer. He trained Sanu as a singer as well as tabla player. After obtaining a level in commerce from Calcutta University, Sanu started executing openly in 1979 and also came to be musically active in 1984, vocal singing at shows as well as dining establishments around Calcutta. He modeled his vocal singing style after Bollywood vocalist Kishore Kumar. Later on, he developed his own unique singing design.

Career days in Bollywood

In 1987, music director and vocalist Jagjit Singh supplied Sanu the opportunity to sing in the Hindi movie Andhiyan. Sanu after that moved to Mumbai, where Kalyanji-Anandji offered him chance to sing in the film Jadoogar. Kalyanji-Anandji recommended that he transform his name from Kedar Bhattacharya to Kumar Sanu because of the widespread caste/region-based preference in Bollywood as well as to give him broader appeal beyond a purely Bengali audience.


Sanu’s breakthrough came in 1990, in form of the film Aashiqui. The songs directors Nadeem-Shravan obtained Sanu to sing just about one of the tunes. Sanu gained over night success. The hit tunes from Aashiqui consisted of Sanson ki zaroorat hai jaise, Tu meri zindagi hain, Nazar ke saamne, Jaane jigar jaaneman, Ab Tere Bin Jee Lenge Hum as well as Dheere, dheere se meri zindagi mein aana. He won the initial of his document five consecutive Filmfare awards as Best Male Playback Singer. His following Filmfare Honors came for tunes in the motion pictures Saajan (1991 ), Deewana (1992 ), Baazigar (1993 ), and 1942: A Love Story (1994 ).

Sanu ended up being a preferred with Nadeem-Shravan. He provided several hit tunes in motion pictures like Sadak (Tumhe apna bana ne ki kasam khayi hai), Deewana (title song), Baazigar (title tune, Kali kali ankhen), Saajan (Jeeye to jeeye kaise, Mera dil bhi kitna pagal hai), Pardes (Meri Mehbooba, Do dil mil rahe hain), and also others.

In late 1990s, Sanu singing job went into decrease. He then branched off into acting, showing up in a Bengali movie as well as beginning television serials in both Bengali and Hindi. He additionally did some performances.

His newest hit tunes include Humraaz, Yeh Dil Aapka Huwa (Pakistan), Karz, Dil Ka Rishta, Indian Babu, Ishq Vishk, Andaaz, Qayamat, Hungama as well as Path. He has likewise transformed his profession at making songs for Indian films as well as likewise lately as a manufacturer for a new Bollywood movie, Utthaan.




Other version sung by singer(s)

“O Priya Suno Priya” Arjun Pandit (1999) Hariharan
“Dil Ka Aalam” Aashiqui (1990) Nitin Mukesh
“Dil Ka Rishta” Dil Ka Rishta (2002) Udit Narayan and Babul Supriyo
“Kajal Kajal” Sapoot (1996) Amit Kumar
“Raja Ko Rani Se” Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995) Udit Narayan
“Pardesi Pardesi” Raja Hindustani (1996) Udit Narayan and Suresh Wadkar (sad version)
“Aakhon Main Base ho Tum” Takkar (1995) Abhijeet Bhattacharya
“Tum Dil Ki” Dhadkan (2000) Abhijeet Bhattacharya
“Dil Ne Yeh Kaha Hai Dilse” Dhadkan (2000) Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan
“Woh Aankh Hi Kya” Khuddar (1994) Sonu Nigam
“Jeeye Toh Jeeya Kyse” Saajan (1991) Pankaj Udhas and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
“Dil kya kare” Dil Kya Kare (1999) Udit Narayan
“Janam meri janam” Mr. Bechara (1996) Udit Narayan
“O Dil Tod Ke Hasti Ho Mera” Bewafa Sanam (1995) Udit Narayan
“Is Tarah aashiqui ka” Imtihaan (1994) Amit Kumar
“Dil Mera Churaya Kyu” Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995) Udit Narayan
“Cahaton Ka Silsila” Shabd (2005) Udit Narayan
“Jis Ghadi Tujhko” Prithvi (1997 film) Udit Narayan
“Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya” Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya (1997) Udit Narayan, Asha Bhosle and Amit Kumar


  • Filmfare awards — 1991-1995
  • Padma Shri(2009)
  • Screen award for Best Male Playback

Civil honours



Honouring body

2001 31 March – Kumar Sanu Day: first Indian singer to achieve such honour in America Michael R. Turner, Mayor, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
2001 Doctorate (honorary) University of America
2009 Padma Shri: India’s 4th highest civilian honour Government of India
2012 Dr. Ambedkar Awards People Education Society
2014 Maharashtraratna Awards Government of Maharashtra
2014 Mahanayak Samman Lifetime Achievement: as Bengali Playback Singer Government of West Bengal
2015 Sangeet Samman Lifetime Achievement Award Government of West Bengal
2017 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Nobel Award International Human Rights Council
2018 Felicitation at the UK Houses of Parliament, along with Anuradha Paudwal for contribution in Indian Music and also social services. Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Group
2019 Bishesh Sangeet Mahasanman Government of West Bengal

Filmfare Awards





Music director(s)


1990 “Ab Tere Bin” Aashiqui Nadeem-Shravan Sameer
1991 “Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai” Saajan
1992 “Sochenge Tumhe Pyaar” Deewana
1993 “Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen” Baazigar Anu Malik Dev Kohli
1994 “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha” 1942: A Love Story R.D. Burman Javed Akhtar





1993 “Baazigar O Baazigar” Baazigar
1994 “Kuch Na Kaho” 1942: A Love Story
1995 “Tujhe Dekha To” Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
1995 “Tu Mile Dil Khile” Criminal (1995 film)#Hindi Version
1997 “Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain” Pardes
1998 “Ladki Badi Anjaani Hai” Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
1999 “Aankhon Ki Gusthakiyaan” Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
2003 “Sanam Mere Humraaz” Humraaz
2003 “Kisise Tum Pyar Karo” Andaaz

Other awards

  • 2016: 8th position on “Google most searched Indian singers in last 10 years”
  • 2003: Bollywood Music Award For “Best Artist of the Decade”
  • 2001: Channel V Award For Best Male Playback for “Chand Sitare” – Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
  • 2000: Hero Honda Award For Best Playback Singer (Male) for “Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan” – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • 2000: Kalashree Award For Best Male Playback for “Chaand Sitare” – Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
  • 2000: Nomination: IIFA Award for Best Male Playback for “Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyaan” – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • 2000: Nomination: MTV Award for “Dil ne yeh” with Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik
  • 1999: Mohammed Rafi Memorial Award for Best Playback Singer For “Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyaan” – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • 1999: Nomination: MTV Award for “Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyaan” With Kavita Krishnamurthy – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • 1999: Zee Gold Awards for “Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyaan” – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • 1999: Kalakar Awards for “Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyaan” – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • 1999: Stardust Award for Best Playback Singer For “Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyaan” – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • 1999: Anandalok Awards for Best Playback Singer (Male) Kumar Sanu for Ami Sei Meye
  • 1998: Lions’ Club Gold Award For Best Playback Singer “Ladki Badi Anjani Hai” – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
  • 1998: Anandalok AwardsFor Best Playback Singer (Male) Kumar Sanu for Gane Bhuban Bhoriye Debo
  • 1997: BFJA Awardfor film Lathi
  • 1996: BFJA Awardfor film Kencho Khurte Keote
  • 1995: Channel V Award For Best Male Playback “Tujhe Dekha To Yeh Jaana Sanam” – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • 1995: Ashirwad Award For Best Male Playback “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha” – 1942: A Love Story
  • 1995: Screen Award for Best Male Playbackfor “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha” – 1942: A Love Story


Kumar Sanu honoured on TV show 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa'

 Some Lesser Known Facts About Kumar Sanu

  • Does Kumar Sanu smoke?: No
  • Does Kumar Sanu drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Sanu used to play songs tool in his very early days.
  • He battled in the music industry for 7 years and lastly, in 1987, Jagjit Singh offered him a possibility to sing in the Hindi movie Aandhiyan.
  • He holds the Guinness Publication of Globe Records for taping 28 songs in a day.
  • A few of his family members had done symphonic music training, yet Sanu didn’t take any kind of such training.
  • He had never worked with A.R.Rahman, as he really did not like his way of songs recordings in the evening.
  • His dad worked as a songs author in neighborhood plays.
  • In his childhood, individuals utilized to call him Chhaanu which he later on used as Sanu.
  • He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP).
  • When he came to the Bollywood songs sector, his name Sanu was created as Shanu, which he later on rectified.
  • He is a substantial follower of Brazil football group, he even called his older child as Jico after the Brazilian footballer Jico.

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