Kumar Sanu Biography And Story
Here is Kumar Sanu Biography And Story
This is the story of Kedarnath. Kedarnath who is popularly known as Kumar Sanu. Kumar Sanu was born on 20th October, 1957. He started his career with the name Shanu Bhattacharya. He got to playback for a Bangladeshi film ‘Teen Kanya’. His major Bollywood song was ‘Hero Hiralal’. Let’s see the ups and downs she went through before he got to playback for the film ‘Aashiqui’. His father’s name was Pashupatinath Bhattacharya. He was a devotee of Lord Shiva and therefore named him Kedarnath. But, he didn’t like his name. He initially trained under Kalyani-Anandaji. They told him that he had a melodious voice but his Bengali accent was overpowering. So, he was advised to change his name. He was asked to take up the name Kumar.
He was lovingly addressed as Shanu at home. So, he chose the name Kumar Sanu. He wasn’t interested in academics. He was talented since childhood and could sing while playing the tabla. His elder brother and sister worked for an orchestra group. When he grew up he joined the same orchestra as a rhythm player. There were no restrictions on his music but his father wanted him to study. He grew up listening to every genre of music khayal, thumri, folk music, etc. His father was a very good singer. In 1979 he started performing as a singer on stage shows.
He started working as a singer in a Hotel named Vinit in the city of Kolkata. He would get around4000 rupees as salary. He used to sing the ghazals sang by Kishore Kumar when he was working as a hotel singer. It was at that time that he decided to work in Bollywood. He left Kolkata and came to Mumbai. His father didn’t want him to go to Mumbai. He borrowed 1100 rupees from his elder brother and left for Mumbai. It was in 1986. He lived in Vashi with his friends for some time. He got a job in Chembur’s Aradhana guest house. He sang the song “Mere Naina Sawan Bhado” before the audience and he got 9000 rupees as tips for singing this song.
He got 5000 rupees for the other song he sang. When he was recording the songs of Kishore Kumar he met the ghazal maestro, Mr. Jagjit Singh. He would go to the same studio to record his ghazals. Jagjit Singh was impressed with his voice and asked him to meet him. He took him to Kalyanji-Anandji. Gradually he sang for great music composers like Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Naushad, and Pancham da. His duets with Alka Yagnikwere super-hits. He created history when he sang fro ‘Aashiqui’. He left all the singers behind and became the number one singer.
Nadeem-Shravan, Anu Malik, Rajesh Roshan, Anand-Milind were the music directors for whom he sang great songs. His songs for Jatin-Lalitwere highly appreciated. If we look at his personal life we’ll see that he had two marriages. His first wife was Rita Bhattacharya. His second wife was Saloni Bhattacharya. He had two daughters from his second marriage. Shanon and Anna. His family lived in London while he stayed away from his family in Mumbai for work. Words are not enough to appreciate Kumar Shanu’s voice. As an Indian playback singer he has attained success that’s almost impossible for anyone else to achieve.
Kumar Sanu Biography And Story