Kumar Sanu

  • Director, Music, Singer

Oct 20, 1957  in West Bengal, India

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Kumar Sanu is known as Bollywood`s King of Romance. He has given countless hits including Saanson Ki Zarurat hai, Nazar Ke Samne, Ab Tere Bin Jee Lenge Hum and many more. Also a recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri, Kumar has bagged the Filmfare Award for 5 consecutive years. He has lent his voice for up to 17000 songs. In a career spanning over two decades, Kumar Sanu has had successful collaborations with numerous music composers including RD Burman, Nadeem Sharavan, Anu Malik, Jatin Lalit, Ismail Darbar and many more. He has composed the music for the movie, Tobu Aporichito which releases in September, 2016. His 2019 release includes Chase No Mercy to Crime, directed by Suvendu Ghosh.
Did you Know?
The legendary singer Padmashree Kumar Sanu is the most popular Indian playback singer from a Bengali background, popular for rendering his voice in Bollywood movies of the 1990s and early 2000s. He holds the Guinness Book world record for recording the most songs in a day which is 28, in 1993. with various music directors/ composers.

The most striking fact about him is that he won the Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award for back to back five consecutive years, which proves the quality, softness & beauty of his voice.

In 2009, the Government of India awarded him the Padmashree, India`s fourth-highest civilian honor, in recognition of his achievements.