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One of the most prolific singers ever to work in the Indian film industry, Kumar Sanu's recorded output numbers in the thousands of songs, reaching by his estimation over 8,000 by the turn of the millennium. Sanu broke the Guinness world record for the largest number of songs recorded in a single day, with 28 -- a testament not only to his polished technique, but to his unparalleled ability to quickly and effortlessly master unfamiliar material in the studio. Sanu also holds the record (along with Lata Mangeshkar on the female side) for the longest string of consecutive Filmfare awards for Best Playback Singer (the equivalent of an Oscar and perhaps the most coveted musical award in India) with five, a streak that made him arguably the most popular male vocalist in India during the '90s. Kumar Sanu was born Kedernath Bhattacharjee and grew up in Calcutta; his father Pashupati Bhattacharjee was an accomplished classical vocalist and composer, and saw to his son's early musical training as a singer and tabla player. Getting a degree in commerce from Calcutta University, Sanu began performing publicly in 1979, singing at shows and restaurants around Calcutta in a style heavily influenced -- copied, some charged -- from film legend Kishore Kumar. Competition for singers in the Indian film industry was (and still is) extremely fierce, since it is the primary route to success in India, and it took Sanu several years to land his big break. He made his living in the early '80s partly by recording a series of Kishore Kumar covers for a pop label, but remained unable to make inroads into film. Finally, in 1987, music director Jagjit Singh -- noted for his mastery of the romantic ghazal song form -- offered Sanu the chance to sing in the Hindi film Andhiyan. Sanu relocated to Bombay, the capital of the Indian film industry, and soon landed another film, Jadoogar, helmed by the Kalyanji/Anandji team; they gave Sanu his stage name, partly to give him wider appeal outside of a strictly Bengali audience, and partly because of the heavy influence of his idol. Film fans began to take notice, poising Sanu for a major breakthrough. That breakthrough came in 1990 with the film Aashiqui, whose soundtrack was composed and directed by the Nadeem/Shravan team. Sanu sang all but one of the songs featured on the soundtrack album, which made him a star; he won the first of his record five consecutive Filmfare awards as Best Male Playback Singer, and began recording new material at a furious pace. He won Filmfares for his performances in Saajan, Deewana, Baazigar, and 1942: A Love Story (in order, up through 1994), but his work extended much farther, so much so that by the end of the decade he had recorded -- in many different languages -- for literally hundreds of films. As the '90s waned, Sanu slowed his amazing recording schedule a bit, feeling that he'd proven enough to become more selective in choosing his material (he preferred classic-style songs to newer, more Western-influenced pop). Seeking new challenges, he branched out into acting, appearing in a Bengali film and starting television serials in both Bengali and Hindi. He also became more comfortable with concert performances and embarked on frequent international tours. By the turn of the millennium, Sanu had promised to follow in fellow record-holder Lata Mangeshkar's footsteps by not accepting any further Filmfare awards (in order to make room for new talent), but the hits kept on coming through 1999 and 2000, and he continued to rival Udit Narayan as the most popular male singer in India.
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Kumar Sanu.

Real Name:

Kedarnath Bhattacharjee.

Father's Name:

Pasupati Bhattacharjee.


October 20 1957 (Confirmed)/ September 23 1957(According to Indian Passport, Unconfirmed)rd


Bachelor Of Commerce, Calcutta University.


Playback Singer, Producer, Actor, Music Director.


Panchatantra-2, Flat-702, Off Yari Rd., Versova, Andheri(W), Mumbai-61. (Source:

Contact No:

6360963-9244, Studio.6347922, Mobile. 9821088899 (Source:

Recording Sutdio:

Sana Music World, B'low No. #66, Jaanki Devi Road, SVP Nagar, Andheri (West) Mhada, Mumbai - 53.

First Chance In Singing:

Movie: "Andhiyan".
Music Director: Ghazal King, Jagjit Singh.

First Singing Break:

Movie: "Jadoogar".
Music Director: Kalyanji - Anandji.

Production Company:

"Kumar Sanu Communications"
Address: c/o. Dilip Das, 24A, Circus Ave, Calcutta 700017.
Contact No: 2404244. (Source:

First Acting Break:

Moive: "Gane Bhubon Bhariye Debo".
Produced By: Kumar Sanu Communications.
Directed By: Putul Guha.

Music Direction:

Private Album: "Kaise Kahoon".

First Super-Hit Film Music Album:

Movie: "Aashiqui". (1990)
Music Director: Nadeem Shravan.
Lyrics: Sameer.

Other Superhits:

Ghayal, Saajan, Deewana, Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke, Dil Hai Ke Maanta Naheen, Phool Aur Kante, Raju Bangaya Gentleman, Maya Memsaab, Baazigar, Dilwale, Dilwale Dulhannia Le Jayenge, Yeh Dillagii, Main Khiladi Tu Anadi, Criminal, Karan Arjun, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Raja Hindustani, Jeet, Khamoshi, Koyla, Yes Boss,Viraasat, Pardes, Gupt, Soldier, Arzoo, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Pyaar To Hona Hee Tha, Kareeb, Dushman, Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Duplicate, Ghulam, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Hello Brother, Hum Aapke Dil Main Rehte Hain, Aa Ab Laut Chalen, Biwi No1, Sarfarosh, Sirf Tum, Dhadkan, Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye, Kasoor, Ek Rishtaa, Ajnabee, Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat, Hum Ho Gaye Aapke, Yeh Dil Aashiqana, Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai, Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya.

Recent Hits:

Humraaz, Yeh Dil Aapka Huwa (Pakistan), Karz, Dil Ka Rishta, Indian Babu, Ishq Vishk, Andaaz, Qayamat, Hungama, Footpath, Plan, Aetbaar, Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke, Run, Sheen, Aan, Fida, Taarzan, Shukriya
Many Albums To Come.....

New Releases:

Click Here:New Releases.

Film Soundtrack Album List:

Click Here To Download:KS Album List
(List submitted by: Anjan)

Private Albums:

Aakhon Se Dil Tak, Aap Ki Yaadein, Baby Love Me, Bewafa Aashiq(Vol.1), Bewafa Aashiq(Vol.2), Bhajan Sarita, Chalo Darbar Chalo, Chalo Bulava Aaya, Dil Deewangi, Dil Ne Kya Kaha, Dil Tere Naam, Dil-e-Nagma, Do Ghoont, Ek Hi Jaam, Gulaal / Chandni, Hota Hai Pyar, Hum Hain Tumhare, Jawan Dil , Jiye Jaa, Juhi, Kaise Kahoon, Karo Itni Mohabbat Sanam, Kehna To Hai, Maa Ka Darbar, Masoom Tera Chehra, Mata Ka Bulava Aaya Hai, Mata Rani Ka Dhyan Chariye, Mausam Baharon Ka, Nasha, Nasheela, Nazrana, Nitdin Shree Ganesh Vandana, O Hasina, Pagla Kahin Ka, Pehli Mohabbat, Princess of Takhmina, Pyari Si Ek Ladki, Rang Badalta Hai Jahan, Sajni, Sapne Hue Na Apne, Sweetheart, Tera Ghungta, Tera Mera Pyar, Teri Mohabbat Mein, The Gates of Time, Woh Bura Maan Gaye, Yeh Dil Deewana Hai, Yeh Dosti, Zara Hat Ke., Zara Si Baat Hai Dilbar..Many to come.
(List submitted by: Ashish)

Cover Versions:

Kishore Ki Yaadein (Kishore's Solos by Kumar Sanu) - Mere Sapno Ki Rani Kab Aayegi Tu (T-Series - Vol.1), Kishore Ki Yaadein (Kishore's Solos by Kumar Sanu) - Yah Laal Rang Kab Mujhe Chhodega (T-Series - Vol.2), Kishore Ki Yaadein (Kishore's Solos by Kumar Sanu) - Ghungroo Ki Tarah Bajta Hi Raha Hoon Main (T-Series - Vol.3), Kishore Ki Yaadein (Kishore's Solos by Kumar Sanu) - Khaike Paan Banaras Wala (T-Series - Vol.4), Kishore Ki Yaadein (Kishore's Solos by Kumar Sanu) - Mere Saamne Wali Khidki Mein Ek (T-Series - Vol.5), Kishore Ki Yaadein (Kishore's Solos by Kumar Sanu) - Meet Na Mila Re Man Ka (T-Series - Vol.6), Kishore Ki Yaadein (Kishore's Solos by Kumar Sanu) - Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana (T-Series - Vol.7), Kishore Ki Yaadein (Kishore's Solos by Kumar Sanu) - Mere Naina Sawan Bhado Phir Bhi Mera Man Pyasa (T-Series - Vol.8), Kishore Ki Yaadein (Kishore's Solos by Kumar Sanu) - De De Pyar De (T-Series - Vol.9), Kishore Ki Yaadein (Kishore's Solos by Kumar Sanu) - Hamein Tumse Pyar Kitna Yeh Hum Nahin Jaante (T-Series - Vol.10), Yaadein (Kishore's Duets by Kumar Sanu & Bela Sulakhe) (T-Series - Vol.11), Yaadein (Kishore's Duets by Kumar Sanu & Bela Sulakhe) (T-Series - Vol.12), Yaadein (Kishore's Duets by Kumar Sanu & Bela Sulakhe) (T-Series - Vol.16), Yaadein (Kishore's Duets by Kumar Sanu & Bela Sulakhe) (T-Series - Vol.17), Yaadein (Kishore's Duets by Kumar Sanu & Bela Sulakhe) (T-Series - Vol.20), Yaadein (Kishore's Duets by Kumar Sanu & Bela Sulakhe) (T-Series - Vol.22), Yaadein (Kishore's Duets by Kumar Sanu & Bela Sulakhe) (T-Series - Vol.23), Yaadein (Kishore's Duets by Kumar Sanu & Bela Sulakhe) (T-Series - Vol.24), Bollywood Remix Nakhrewali - Kumar Sanu (T-Series - Vol.1), Bollywood Remix Nakhrewali - Kumar Sanu (T-Series - Vol.2), Pyar Manga Hai Tumhi Se - Romantic Remix Kishore Kumar (T-Series), Dil Aaj Shayar Hai - Sada Bahaar Kishore Kumar (T-Series), Hits of Kishore Kumar For Rajesh Khanna By Kumar Sanu (T-Series), Shraddhanjali to Kishore Kumar by Kumar Sanu (T-Series), Rang Barse Bheegi Chunarwali - Holi Geet from films by Kumar Sanu,Bela Sulakhe (T-Series), Kishore Ke Dard Bhare Nagme - Samjhauta Gamon Se Kar Lo (Venus), Kishore Ke Sada Bahaar Nagme - Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas (Venus), Yeh Shaam Mastani - Non Stop Kishore Kumar Hits by Kumar Sanu (Baba), Kishore Ke Dard Bhare Nagme - Yeh Laal Rang (Baba), Best of Kishore - Pyar Diwana Hota Hai (Lara Music), Best of Kishore - Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhagi Si (Lara Music), Best of Kishore - Mera Jeevan Kora Kaagaz (Lara Music), Best of Kishore - Yeh Jeevan Hai (Lara Music), Best of Kishore - Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai (Lara Music), Kya Yehi Pyar Hai - Hits of Kishore Kumar by Kumar Sanu (Music Craft)..And many more.
(List submitted by: Ashish)

Forthcoming Albums:

Click Here:Forthcoming Albums
(By: M. Sohail Akram)

Kumar Sanu - Song List:

Click Here:Kumar Sanu - Song List
(By: Manzar Gul Wazir)

Songs List (Download):

Click Here To Download:KS Songs List
(List Owner: Zafar-Ul-Haq, List submitted by: Anjan)


Click Here:Awards.


Sung in 18 Indian languages. Urdu, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Malayalam, Brij, Gadwali, Khandesi, Basi, Telugu, Kannada, etc.


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