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SP Balasubrahmanyam

One Voice 40,000 Songs!

  • Name: Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam ( SP Balu)
  • Profession: Singer, Actor, Music Director, and Film Producer
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Religion: Hindu (Brahmin)
  • Date of Birth: 04-06-1946, Konetammapeta
  • Birth Place: Konetampet village in North Arcot district of Madras Presidency (Now: Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu)
  • Age: 74 Years, as of 2020
  • Education:  JNTU College of Engineering Anantapur (Discontinued Due to Typhoid)
  • Height: 170 cm ( 5′ 7″)
  • Weight: 72 kgs (159 lbs)
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair color: Black
  • Father: S. P. Sambamurthy ( Harikatha artist)
  • Mother: Sakunthalamma ( Died on 4 Feb 2019)
  • Brother(s): 2
  • Sister (s): 5 (including Singer SP Sailaja)
  • Wife: Savitri
  • Children: S. P.B. Charan (Son), Pallavi Balasubrahmanyam (Daughter)
  • Died: 25-09-2020 (aged 74)

  • SPB as he was Popularly Known, Sang More Than 40,000 Songs For movies in 16 Indian languages over 50 years he was a phenomenon.
  • SP Balasubrahmanyam has sung 40,000+ songs at an average of 740 songs per year or nearly 3 songs per day! 
  • SP Balasubramanyam has recorded 21 songs in 12 hours for Kannada composer & has also recorded 19 Tamil songs in a day &16 songs in a day in Hindi.

Music, Singer Career

  • SP Balu won the first prize in a music competition for amateur singers Which is organized by the Madras-based Telugu Cultural Organisation in 1964.
  • SP Balu was Selected as the Best Singer By the S. P. Kodandapani and Ghantasala.
  • SP Balu's 1st Audition Song Was "Nilave Ennidam Nerungadhe".
  • In Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna Sp Balu made his debut as a playback singer on 15 December 1966.

SP Balasubrahmanyam

  • With the 1980 film (Sankarabharanam) SP Balu came to international Fame.
  • In Many Films, Balu Mesmerised Everyone With his Voice and He is the Singing Pearl.
  • SPB, as he was Popularly Known, Sang More Than 40,000 Songs For movies in 16 Indian languages over 50 years he was a phenomenon.
  • SP Balasubrahmanyam returned to Hindi Film music after being away from it for 15 years He recorded the title song for Chennai Express – "Chennai Express" (Shahrukh lead role) and many more songs are sung by Sp Balu and Directed Music for many Movies.
  • He Served Over 50 Years For the Music industry.
SP Balasubrahmanyam

Dubbing Artist

  • Unknowingly SP Balasubrahmanyam Became Dubbing Artist with the film Manmadha Leela ( Directed by  K. Balachander's) and He Dubbed his Voice in Telugu for Kamal Hassan (Movie: Manmadha Leelai)
  • Bala Subrahmanyam Provided Voice Over For Many Artists including Mohan, Anil Kapoor, Girish Karnad, Gemini Ganesan, Arjun Sarja, Nagesh, and Raghuvaran Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Vishnuvardhan, Salman Khan, K. Bhagyaraj, in Different languages.
  • He is the Permanent Dubbing Artist For Kamal Hassan.


  • SP Balasubrahmanyam Tested Positive For Corona(COVID-19) on 05-08-2020
  • Balu was admitted to MGM Healthcare(Chennai) Later shifted to ICU( Intensive Care Unit)
  • He was Tested Negative On 07-09-2020 although His Condition Was Serious
  • Sp Balu Son Said he is alright and he is watching Cricket in his Ipad 
  • SP Balasubrahmanyam after a month Hospitalisation is no more on 25-09-2020 


Highest Civilian Awards:
  • 2001-Padma Shri
  • 2011-Padma Bhushan
Other Awards
  • 1981-Kalaimaamani-Government of Tamil Nadu
  • 1999-Honorary Doctorate-Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University
  • 2008-Karnataka Rajyothsava Award (Second Highest Civilian honor of Karnataka)-Government of Karnataka
  • 2009-Honorary Doctorate-Sathyabama University, Chennai
  • 2009-Kalaprapoorna (Honorary doctorate)-Andhra University
  • 2010-Honorary Doctorate-JNTU Anantapur
  • 2017-Kala Pradarshini Ghantasala Puraskar-The Ghantasala family & Kala Pradarshini, Chennai
  • 2017-Honorary Doctorate-The International Tamil University, United States
National Film Awards
  • 1979-Sankarabharanam-"Omkaara Nadhaanu"
  • 1981-Ek Duuje Ke Liye-"Tere Mere Beech Mein"
  • 1983-Saagara Sangamam-"Vedam Anuvanuvuna"
  • 1988-Rudraveena-"Cheppaalani Undi"
  • 1995-Sangeetha Sagara Ganayogi Panchakshara Gavai-"Umandu Ghumandu Ghana Gar Je Badara"
  • 1996-Minsaara Kanavu-"Thanga Thamarai"
Many Honours
  • In 1989 He Won Film Fare Award For Maine Pyar Kiya ("Dil Deewana"-Song)
  • He was awarded as the Best Play Back Singer For 6 Times
  • In 2017 he was Awarded SIIMA Lifetime Achievement Award for various songs
  • SP Balu is the 8 times Nandi Award Winner, 4 times Tamil Nadu State Film Award winner, and 3 times Karnataka State Film Award winner


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