Babul Supriyo

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Babul Supriyo
Constituency Asansol, West Bengal[1]
Member of Parliament
Incumbent
Assumed office
2014
Preceded by Bansa Gopal Chowdhury
Constituency Asansol (Lok Sabha constituency)
Personal details
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Babul Supriyo
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Babul Supriyo in 2012
Background information
Native name বাবুল সুপ্রিয়
Born 1970
Uttarpara, West Bengal, India
Occupations Actor, Playback Singer and Politician
Years active 1994–present

Babul Supriyo (Bengali: বাবুল সুপ্রিয়) (born 15 December 1970) is an Indian playback singer, who works in Bollywood as well as in the Cinema of West Bengal, he also has worked as a playback singer in several Oriya films including in many Indian languages. He was declared a BJP Candidate from Asansol in West Bengal for the Indian general election, 2014.[2] and won the 2014 Lok Sabha Election by over 74,000 votes.

Early life[edit]

Babul Supriyo was born and raised in Uttarpara. He comes from a very prestigious musical family in West Bengal, and is the Grandson of the noted Composer- Banikantha NC Baral. Born on 15 December 1970, he was extensively trained by his grandfather since early childhood. The Young went on to winning several inter-school musical accolades while in Don Bosco High & Technical School, Liluah. He was "All India Don Bosco Music Champion" in 1983 and was awarded 'The most enriching talent' title in 1985 as well. While in college, in কোলকাতা, he won almost 45 inter-college music competitions in different categories and was also a regular performer of All India Radio and Doordarshan since childhood.[3] [4]

Career[edit]

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".

[5] Kalyanji (of Kalyanji Anandji composer duo) gave him a break, and took him to perform abroad at their live shows.,[4] and he soon got noticed by other composers. Besides playback singing, he has also done several stage shows across the globe.[5] 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[clarification needed], 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[edit]

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[edit]

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 Sandip Ray's film, "Hitlist" (2009).

Babul featured in debutante Sameer Tiwari's upcoming comedy film Mr Joe B. Carvalho along with Arshad Warsi, Paresh Rawal, and Jaaved Jaffrey. The film is being produced by Bhola Malviya, a close friend of Supriyo's.[6]

Politics[edit]

Babul contested the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 from Asansol as a BJP candidate and won the 2014 Lok Sabha Election by 70,480 votes.[7]

On 2 April, Sanjay Singh of the Asansol Citizens' Forum had complained at the Asansol (South) Police Station that he had entered a Kali temple in the Damra village to offer puja in a drunken state. He denied the complaints replying "I am a teetotaller. I never drank even a beer in my life, let alone wine. Tea is my only favourite drink. The complaints are baseless."[8] He added that "On April 1, I found a mysterious post made at 4.31 pm on my Facebook profile suggesting that I was drinking Vodka. I had left my mobile for charging in the car.”[9]

After being abused and heckled by Trinamool-backed hooligans while campaigning in Raniganj, Raniganj Block Trinamool President Senapati Mondal lodged a police complaint against Supriyo under The Arms Act, 1959 along with other sections.[10] Supriyo was being served a police notice. He surrendered himself, and was being released on bail only after being grilled for hours. Expressing utter dismay, he had replied "It's utterly ridiculous how far these people can go ... One after another cases are being filed against me. Ironically, it was me and my bodyguard who were assaulted and I was the first to file the FIR against them" [11]

Discography[edit]

  • Sochta Hun (2003)
  • Kuch Aisa Lagta Hai
  • Untitled (2008)
  • Kotobaar O Bhebechinu
  • Jodi Jantem
  • Mone Robe (2011)
  • Sallo Bhai Ki Life (2015)

Filmography[edit]

As An Actor[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Chander Bari Bengali Film
2009 Hitlist Negative role Bengali Film
2010 Ogo Bodhu Sundori Bengali Film
2014 Mr Joe B. Carvalho Malik Debut Hindi Film

As A Playback Singer[edit]

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.

Year Film Song Name Composer Notes
1994 Prem Yog Zindagi Char Din Ki Bappi Lahiri As Babul Supriya
Kranti Kshetra Malan Thara Baag Mein
Shor Machaongi
Nadeem-Shravan As Babul Supriya
1995 Gaddaar Nadeem-Shravan As Babul - Uncredited
1996 Agni Sakshi O Piya O Piya Nadeem-Shravan As Babul Suprio
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi Aaj Meri Zindagi Anu Malik As Babul Supriyo
Shastra Kuch Hua Re Hua Re Aadesh Shrivastava As Babool
1997 Saat Rang Ke Sapne Aati Hai To Chal Nadeem-Shravan
Naseeb Tumhi Ne Meri Zindagi Nadeem-Shravan As Babul Suprio
Aar Ya Paar Jo Hoga Hone Do Viju Shah
Jeevan Yudh Sun Sajana Tere Bin Nadeem-Shravan
1998 Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Taram Pam A.R.Rahman
1999 Hello Brother Hata Saawan Ki Ghata Sajid-Wajid
2000 Bechainee Tumse Nahin Koi Pyaara Sanam Charles Srinivasan
Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukara Rajesh Roshan
Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke
Do Lafzo Mein
Hai Deewane Yeh Ishq Mera
Yeh Sama Yeh Nazare
Koi Taza Hawa
Ek Haseen Ladki
Jatin-Lalit
Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa Chori Chori Chupke Chupke Ismail Darbar
Aaghaaz Aaghaaz Karo
Man Tera Mera Man
Anu Malik
Kaali Ki Saugandh Raees
2001 Chori Chori Chupke Chupke Chori Chori Chupke Chupke Anu Malik
Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai Maine Koi Jadoo
Jabse Dekha Hai
Anu Malik
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar Govinda Anand-Milind
Kasautii Zindagii Kay Kasautii Zindagii Kay TV series
Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya Style Nasha Tera
Sajanniya Re
Himesh Reshammiya
Boond Goriya Re Goriya Re Rajendara-Liyaqat
Albela Hai Mera Dil Tu
Sarse Sarak Gayee
Jatin-Lalit
Ittefaq Main Aashiq Hoon Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Dial 100 Sunil Jha & Raja Sen
2002 Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai
Kehna Hai
Ab Ke Saawan Mein
Kehna Hai (Solo)
Babloo Chakravorty
Jeena Sirf Merre Liye Jeena Sirf Merre Liye
Pyaar Mange
Nadeem-Shravan
Kaaboo Aey Babu Anchal Talesara
Company Pyar Pyar Mein Sandeep Chowta
Devdas Babul Bose Bengali Film
Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai? Aarzoo Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai Meri Tarah Tum Bhi Sajid-Wajid
Gunaah Hamne Tumko Dil Ye De Diya
Jab Dil Churaya
Anand Raj Anand
Deewangee Dholi O Dholi Ismail Darbar
2003 Dil Ka Rishta Dil Ka Rishta (Sad) Nadeem-Shravan
Hungama Pari Pari Hai Ek Pari Nadeem-Shravan
Chori Chori Aate Aate Sajid-Wajid
Out of Control Tera Chandsa Yeh Chehera
Kudhi Vi Soni
Tu Mera Hai Sanam
Anand Raj Anand
Kucch To Hai Hai Rey Anu Malik
Escape from Taliban Rimil Baba Babul Bose
Ek Aur Ek Gyarah Yeh Mann Mera Bada Hi Chaliyan Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Andaaz Aayega Maza Ab Barsaat Ka Nadeem-Shravan
Zameen Bas Ek Baar Himesh Reshammiya
Wrong Number Kabhi Jabhi Koi Chehra Daboo Malik
2004 Plan Aane Wala Pal Anand Raj Anand
Hum Tum Hum Tum Jatin-Lalit
Naam Gum Jaayegaa Tera Palkein Jo Uthin Anand-Milind
Suno Sasurjee Saason Se Saasein Sanjeev Darshan
Rok Sako To Rok Lo Haan Mujhe Thaam Le
Rok Sako To Rok Lo
Jatin Lalit
2005 Vaada Main Ishq Uska Himesh Reshammiya
Chaahat – Ek Nasha Dil Ki Baat Anand Raj Anand
Chehraa Kabhi Khamosh Baithogi Anu Malik
Zameer Dil Ke Badle Dil To
Tere Pyar Ne Deewana
Zindagi Ke Faisle Mein
Jatin Lalit
Dus Chhaam Se Vishal-Shekhar
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya Teri Meri Love Story Himesh Reshammiya
71/2 Phere Tera Saath Hai Kitna Pyare Shantanu Moitra
2006 Fanaa Chanda Chamke Jatin-Lalit
Vivah Hamari Shaadi Mein Ravindra Jain
Rakhi Bandhili Mo Rakhiba Mana Malay Misra Oriya film
Mantra Shakti Jackson & Shakeer
2007 Laaga Chunari Mein Daag Zara Gungunalein Chalo Shantanu Moitra
To Bina Mo Kahani Adha Kholide Tora Gabhaa
Sabuthu Alagaa Aama Prema
Santiraj Khosla Oriya film
2008 10:10 Kolkata Drono Acharya Bengali Film
2009 Antaheen Pherari Mon Shantanu Moitra Bengali Film
Sanam Hum Aapke Hain... Dil Ne Jo Bhi Kaha Maine Manna Manoj - Vijay
2010 Channa Sachi Muchi Chanda Chamke Jatin-Lalit
Diwana Malay Misra Oriya film
2011 Balunga Toka Abhijit Mazumdar Oriya film
2012 Rang Ye To Mumqeen Nahin Nadeem-Shravan Album of Nadeem-Shravan
2013 Paribeni Kehi Alaga Kari Oriya film

Awards[edit]

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