He also won the Padma Shri in 2009. Learn how your comment data is processed. The film’s song Jab Koyi Baat Bigad Jaaye was sung by Kumar Sanu and picturised on Meenakshi, and when Kumar saw the song he was immediately bowled over by Meenakshi’s ethereal beauty. Around the same time, a chance visit of Jagjit Singh to a recording studio where Sanu was recording a Kishore Kumar song changed his fortunes. pic.twitter.com/b492cUUpUI, Also Read | Congress cries foul over blocking of Meira Kumar's Facebook page, draws 'Bihar polls' link, #KumarSanu#KumarSanu will fight bravely against covid 19. His first salary was Rs. His back-to-back Filmfare awards from 1991 through 1995 brought home another record of most-consecutive wins, surpassing legendary Kishore Kumar’s four (1983 to 1986). He eventually started singing in restaurants and also for Dhaka Radio. He has also sung songs in many languages like Marathi, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Punjabi, Oriya, Urdu, Pali, English, Spanish and his native language, Bengali. His first job was at Hotel Vineet in Kolkata. The news wishes Nama Kumar Sanu a very happy birthday. They together gave numerous hits that are now nostalgic. This week Odisha Bytes pays a tribute to one more legend of Bollywood music, who surpassed the record of legendary Kishore Kumar for most consecutive Filmfare award wins – Kumar San, while discussing his years of struggle. Born to a vocalist and composer father as Kedarnath Bhattacharya (Sanu was his nickname), Sanu hailed from a family of trained singers and musicians. Kumar Sanu, one of the well-known singers of Bollywood, is celebrating his 63rd birthday today. He holds the record for winning five consecutive Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer and the other singer to hold that title is Arijit Singh. The smartly-marketed low budget straight-to-video movies of T-series were targeted more at music listeners than movie-goers to boost audio cassette sales. Songs from Kumar Sanu’s struggling years (1984-90) that you might have missed and are worth revisiting: (The writer is a doctor and public health specialist by profession but a passionate music enthusiast with special liking for Bollywood music from 80s and 90s. Kumar and Meenakshi apparently first met during the premiere of Mahesh Bhatt’s film Jurm, in 1990. That is, the record of 28 songs in a day in the name of No Kumar Sanu has made the Guinness Book of World Records, which is a huge record in itself. Later, Jagjit Singh took him to Kalyanji-Anandji, who gave him his first break. Kumar Sanu is one of the singers who sang 7 - 8 songs in any film. When he received the award for the fifth time, he said. (sic). They together gave numerous hits that are now nostalgic. He has opened a school for the underprivileged children called “Kumar Sanu Vidya Niketan” in New Delhi. Kumar worked there for a year. The second lot picked from the Nadeem Shravan compilations by Mahesh Bhatt for ‘Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin’ furthered Sanu’s fame. Some of these songs got their dues only a year later. The first pick from the lot were used for the movie ‘Aashiqui’, which was literally written by Bhatt keeping the songs in mind. 1988 was the year when Sanu’s career got the push. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The soundtrack album sold 20 million units, making it the best-selling Bollywood soundtrack album of all time, placing the composer Nadeem Shravan, lyricist Sameer, and singers Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal on their pinnacle of success, and re-establishing T-series as a reliable music brand as it surpassed its own record sales for ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’. The recent rehashed version of Aankh Maarey from Ranveer Singh’s Simmba in ‘Kumar Sanu ke awaaz mein’ reminded the audience and introduced the present generation to the crowned king of the early 90s Bollywood music, who had made it to the Guinness World Records by recording 28 songs in a day. While the fun continued, contestant Prerna and Guru Bharat's performance really took Kumar Sanu by surprise. Take a look at fans' reaction: Get well soon #SanuDa Kumar Sanu always considered Kishore Kumar as his ideal and always tried to sing like him. After Bollywood, the nepotism debate has now made its way into Bigg Boss 14. He kickstarted his career in 1986 with the film Tin Kanya. Take a look at the Facebook post that Kumar Sanu's team shared about his COVID-19 diagnosis and how his fans have been wishing for his recovery. Kumar Sanu found himself attracted to the leading actress of that time, ‘Meenakshi Seshadri.’ Later, it was confirmed by his secretary that Meenakshi and Kumar were in a relationship. Kumar who was seen enjoying every moment on the show, entertained the audience, contestants and judges - Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Anurag Basu, and Geeta Kapoor by singing some of his most loved songs like, Sajan, Chura Ke Dil Mera, Ankh Marey and many more. Your email address will not be published. He made his Bollywood debut as a singer with the song “Jashna Hai Mohabbat Ka” from the movie “Hero Hiralal” in 1989. Wishing you a speedy recovery #KumarSanu sir. Kumar Sanu got married to Rita Bhattacharya in late 1980s. During those formative years, in one such gathering, in the absence of the lead singer, he was cajoled by his brother into singing in front of the audience. © 2020 - ODISHA BYTES. This weekly series on the singers of the 90s will be incomplete without a mention of the name that ruled the roost for the first half of the decade. 4000. Since the news, many fans have taken to Twitter to share their best wishes. Jaan is also a singer. Oh No! That is, the record of 28 songs in a day in the name of No Kumar Sanu has made the Guinness Book of World Records, which is a huge record in itself. https://t.co/ePNOWnMfHU, Wishing a very speedy recovery to ine of the best playback singers Kumar Sanu from corona virus. Kumar Sanu is one of the singers who sang 7 - 8 songs in any film.That is, the record of 28 songs in a day in the name of No Kumar Sanu has made the Guinness Book of World Records, which is a huge record in itself. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. During the ’90s, we can claim that the industry was dominated by the duo of Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu. Finally, they got divorced in 1994. Republic World is your one-stop destination for trending Bollywood news. Though, the song was the chart-topper of the time. Jagjit Singh gave him his first record titled ‘Karke Sagaai, Ab Karne Chale Ladaai’ for a movie called “Aandhiyan.” Unfortunately, the song never got released. He was born on October 20, 1957. Unfortunately, the movie got shelved but Jagjit Singh introduced Sanu to Kalyanji- Anandji, who were then looking for some singer for their stage shows. I’d be happy if someone else won it the next time.”. He made it a point to befriend Meenakshi, and soon, the two were seeing each other. If the audience liked a singer, the duo tried to ensure that they provided him/her the required opportunity in Bollywood and Sanu ensured that his yodelling and renditions of Kishore Kumar songs during the stage shows got the requisite applause. Kumar Sanu belongs to a Bengali family. He has won 5 Filmfare Awards under the category of Best Male Playback Singer; the first one is for the song “Ab Tere Bin” from the movie “Aashiqui” in 1990. Kumar Sanu With His Daughters Shannon K And Annabel K, Kumar Sanu started his career as a playback singer as Sanu Bhattacharya in a Bengali movie titled “Tin Konya (1986).”. Kumar Sanu is still very active and keeps giving his voice in many films. The song that actually made people to sit up and take notice was from an unexpected quarter – the Babul Bose-composed Tere Hum Aye Sanam for the T-series movie ‘Jeena Teri Gali Mein’. Get the latest entertainment news from India & around the world. In the 90s, food used to have only one name on one's tongue and that was Kumar Sanu. 1. Publisher - Latest Headlines Odisha|Online news. Sanu became one of the busiest singers in the industry and his strong association with Nadeem Shravan ensured that the escalation to higher peaks of success continued. Then came the ‘Yaadein’ series where he sang many of the songs of the legend along with Abhijeet and Vinod Rathod. The rest, as they say, is history. 1100 from his elder brother and came to Mumbai in 1986, with a dream to become a singer. Their music is enough to give goosebumps and their voice has won hearts all over. Initially, his name ‘Sanu’ was written as ‘Shanu.’ He later amended it. 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He borrowed Rs. For the 1984 Jeetendra movie ‘Yeh Desh’, R D Burman picked the struggling Udit Narayan, Shailendra Singh and Kumar Sanu for the song Dekhna Dekhna Dekhte Dekhte. He got divorced from Rita Bhattacharya in 1994 when she found out about his affair with Meenakshi. Tune in today to stay updated with all the latest news and headlines from the world of entertainment. An equally distraught Sanu found his calling through this loss.