Babul Supriyo

Babul Supriyo

Babul Supriyo
Babul Supriyo in 2012
Background information
Born 1970
Kolkata,West Bengal, India

Babul Supriyo (born December 15, 1970 in Kolkata) is an Indian playback singer, who works in Bollywood as well as in the Bengali cinema,he also has worked as a playback singer in several Oriya films including in many Indian languages.

Early life

Babul Supriyo was born and raised in Kolkata. He comes from a very prestigious musical family in West Bengal, and is the Grandson of the noted Composer- Banikantha N. C. Baral. Born on 15 December 1970, he was extensively trained by his grandfather since early childhood. The Young Babul went on to winning several inter-school musical accolades while in Don Bosco. He was “All India Don Bosco Music Champion” in 1983 and awarded “The most enriching talent” title in 1985 as well. While in college, in Calcutta, he won almost 45 inter-college music competitions in different categories and was also a regular performer of AIR and Doordarshan since childhood.[1] [2]

Career

On completion of his Honours Graduation in Commerce in 1991 from the Calcutta University in Kolkata, he worked at Standard Chartered Bank which was his First Job. In spite of this, he felt the urge to do something more "off-beat". He always cherished the dream of becoming a “playback singer”.

[3] Kalyanji (of Kalyanji Anandji composer duo) gave him a break, and took him to perform abroad at their live shows.,[2] and he soon got noticed by other composers. Besides playback singing, he has also done several stage shows across the globe.[3] During the mid-nineties, he started making his presence felt in Bollywood by delivering back to back hits like ‘aati hai to chal’(saath rang ke sapne), ‘aaj meri zindegi mein’ (Khiladiyon ka khiladi), O piya piya (Agnisakshi),“Hata sawan ki ghata” (Hello Brother) etc. However, he hit big time with “Dil ne dil ko pukara” (Kaho Na Pyar Hai), where he lent his voice for the “Greek God Heart-throb of the Nation” Hrithik Roshan. Thereafter, there was no looking back Babul Supriyo.

He soon became a regular in the highly competitive arena of playback singing and delivered hits like His title song Sanson Ko Sanson Mein from national award winning film Hum Tum, apart from topping the charts, has won him a lot of critical acclamations along with major award nominations has sung some memorable Hindi film songs such as "Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukara"(Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai), "Pari Pari Hai Ek Pari" (Hungama), "Hum Tum" (Hum Tum) and "Chanda Chamke"(Fanaa). He is the anchor of the hit television show K for Kishore. Babul is also known for singing the opening themes of well known Balaji Telefilms serials.

Success Stories

Shortly, he began his venture into the World of Foreign Tours with none other than Amitabh Bachchan in May 1993 in USA and Canada. Thereafter in 1994 and 1995 his regular tours with all-prominent film stars gained him recognition among the International audience. In July 1997 and April 1999, he accompanied the legendary “Asha Bhonsle” to her concerts in USA and since then performed with her in prestigious concerts all over. After many successful tours abroad, Babul become extremely popular in the centers like the USA, UK, Holland and South America, where he regularly features in musical Concerts. In July 2002 he was honoured with a “Honorary Citizenship by the State Council of Atlanta”, United States of America; he being one of the youngest ever performer to receive such a recognition.

He was very well received by the audience in his first non-film album, titled “Khoya Khoya Chand” with Alka Yagnik. His solo debut album “Sochta Hun” released in March from Universal, which was launched Amitabh Bachchan and was very successful. He was honored by M T.V. IMMIES Award. He has recorded three album of Rabindra Sangeet (Tagore's songs), Kotobaar O Bhebechinu, Jodi Jantem and Mone Robe released in 2011. He also gained popularity as being one of the judges for a Bengali TV reality show on music, named Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs.

Acting

Babul Supriyo is a Mutli-Talented Personality with many skill sets up his sleeve. Acting is one such skill that he started demonstrating first by playing the lead role in Tarun Majumdar's Bengali Film Chander Bari (2007). This was followed by his next Film - A Remake of Uttam Kumar's "Ogo Bodhu Shundori" (based on 'My Fair Lady'1980) where he again played the lead role apart from singing all the songs, sung by Kishore Kumar in the original film.

Besides being the "Hero" he has also shot for a Negative Role in Sandeep Ray's (Son of the legendary Satyajit Ray) film, "Hitlist" (2009).

Starting 2013, Babul will feature in debutante Sameer Tiwari's upcoming comedy film along with Arshad Warsi, Paresh Rawal, and Jaaved Jaffrey. The film is being produced by Bhola Malviya, a close friend of Supriyo's, as reported in Mid-day.[4]

Discography

  • Sochta Hun (2003)
  • Kuch Aisa Lagta Hai
  • Untitled (2008)
  • Kotobaar O Bhebechinu
  • Jodi Jantem
  • Mone Robe (2011)

As A Playback Singer

2013 paribeni kehi alaga kari 2012 Rang(Album of Nadeem Shravan) (Song : Ye to Mumqeen nahi)

2011 Balunga TOka(playback singer) 2010 Diwana (playback singer)

2010 Channa Sachi Muchi (playback singer)

2009 Antaheen (performer: "Pherari Mon")

2009 Sanam Hum Aapke Hain... (performer: "Dil Ne Jo Bhi Kaha Maine Manna")

2008 10:10 (playback singer)

2007 Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman (performer: "Zara Gungunalein Chalo")

2007 To Bina Mo Kahani Addha (playback singer)

2006 Mantra Shakti (TV movie) (playback singer)

2006 Rakhi Bandhili Mo Rakhiba Mana (playback singer)

2006 Fanaa (Chanda Chamke)- playback singer

2005 71/2 Phere (performer: "Tera Saath Hai Kitna Pyare")

2005 Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (performer: "Teri Meri Love Story")

2005 Dus (performer: "Chham Se")

2005 Vaada (performer: "Main Ishq Uska")

2005 Dus (playback singer)

2005 Zameer (playback singer)

2005 Chehraa (playback singer)

2005 Chaahat Ek Nasha...(playback singer)

2005 Vaada (playback singer)

2004 Rok Sako To Rok Lo (playback singer)

2004 Hum Tum (playback singer)

2004 Suno Sasurjee (playback singer - as Babul Suprio)

2004 Hum Tum (performer: "Hum Tum")

2004 Plan (performer: "Aane Wala Pal", "Aane Wala Pal - II")2003 I Wrong Number (playback singer)

2003 Out of Control (playback singer)

2003 Zameen (playback singer)

2003 Chori Chori (playback singer)

2003 Hungama (playback singer)

2003 Andaaz (playback singer)

2003 Ek Aur Ek Gyarah: By Hook or by Crook (playback singer)

2003 Escape from Taliban (playback singer)

2003 Kucch To Hai (playback singer)

2003 Dil Ka Rishta (playback singer)

2003 Out of Control (performer: "Tera Chandsa Yeh Chehera", "Kudhi Vi Soni", "Tu Mera Hai Sanam")

2003 Chori Chori (performer: "Aate Aate")

2003 Hungama (performer: "Pari")

2003 Dil Ka Rishta (performer: "Dil Ka Rishta - II")

2002 Deewangee (playback singer)

2002 Gunaah (playback singer)

2002 Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai? (playback singer)

2002 Devdas (playback singer)

2002 Company (playback singer)

2002 Kaaboo (playback singer)

2002 Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (performer: "Ek Baar To India", "Jeena Sirf Merre Liye", "Pyaar Mange")

2002 Dil Vil Pyar Vyar (performer: "Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai", "Kehna Hai", "Ab Ke Saawan Mein", "Kehna Hai - II")

2001 Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya (playback singer - as Supriya Babul)

2001 Dial 100 (playback singer)

2001 Ittefaq (playback singer)

2001 Albela (playback singer)

2001 Boond (playback singer)

2001 Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya (performer: "Style Nasha Tera", "Sajanniya Re")

2001 Kasautii Zindagii Kay (TV series) ("Kasautii Zindagii Kay")

2001 Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar (performer: "Govinda")

2001 Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai (performer: "Jabse Dekha Hai - II", "Maine Koyi Jadoo")

2001 Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (performer: "Chori Chori Chupke Chupke")

2000 Kaali Ki Saugandh (playback singer)

2000 Aaghaaz (playback singer)

2000 Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa (playback singer - as Babul Suprio)

2000 Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (performer: "Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke", "Do Lafzo Mein", "Hai Deewane Yeh Ishq Mera", "Yeh Sama Yeh Nazare", "Koi Taza Hawa", "Ek Haseen Ladki")

2000 Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (performer: "Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukara")

2000 Bechainee (performer: "Tumse nahin koi pyaara sanam, tere pyaar ne humko maara sanam")

1999 Hello Brother (performer: "Hata Saawan Ki Ghata")

1997 Jeevan Yudh (performer: "Sun Sajana Tere Bin")

1997 Jeevan Yudh (playback singer)

1997 Aar Ya Paar (playback singer)

1997 Naseeb (playback singer - as Babul Suprio)

1997 Saat Rang Ke Sapne (playback singer: "Aati Hai To Chal")

1996 Shastra (performer: "Kuch Hua Re Hua Re")/ (playback singer - as Babool)

1996 Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (playback singer - uncredited)

1996 Agni Sakshi (playback singer - as Babul Suprio)

1995 Gaddaar (playback singer - as Babul)

1994 Kranti Kshetra (playback singer - as Babul Supriya)

Back to Back Hits: Title song Sanson Ko Sanson Mein from national award winning film Hum Tum, apart from topping the charts everywhere, won a lot of critical acclamation's along with major award nominations. Playback singer for Popular Bollywood movies like Fanaa, Vivaah, Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya, Pari Pari (Hungama), Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Maine koyi Jaadu Nehi Kiya (Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai), Dhai Aksar Prem Ke (all songs for the Abhishek-Aishwarya Starrer), Aate Aate (Chori Chori), Tera Jaadu Chal Gaya (Title Song), Dekha Jo Tujhe Yaar Dil Me Baji Guitar (Apna Sapna Money Money) etc. to name a few.

Awards

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database