|Birth name||Kedarnath Bhattacharya|
|Also known as||King Kumar Sanu|
October 20, 1957 |
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
|Origin||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Occupations||Singer, Music Director|
|Labels||Sony Music, T-Series, Tips, Saregama, Venus Records & Tapes|
Kumar Sanu (alias Kedarnath Bhattacharya (born 20 October 1957 in Kolkata) is a leading Indian Bollywood playback singer. He was awarded the Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for five consecutive years. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2009. Along with Udit Narayan, he dominated hindi male playback singing in the 90's.
Early life 
Kumar Sanu was born into a Bengali Hindu Kulin Brahmin family. Sanu's father, Pashupati Bhattacharya, was a vocalist and composer. He trained Sanu as a singer and tabla player. After getting a degree in commerce from Calcutta University, Sanu began performing in 1979, singing at shows and restaurants around Calcutta. He tried to model his singing style after Bollywood singer Kishore Kumar. Later, he developed his own singing style.
In 1987, music director and singer Jagjit Singh offered Sanu the chance to sing in the Hindi film Aandhiyan. Sanu then relocated to Mumbai, where Kalyanji-Anandji gave him chance to sing in the film Jaadugar. Kalyanji-Anandji suggested that he change his name from Kedar Nath Bhattacharya.
Sanu went on to work with composers including Naushad, Ravindra Jain, Hridayanath Mangeshkar, Pt.R K Razdan, Kalyanji Anandji, and Usha Khanna.
For the 1990 film Aashiqui, music directors Nadeem-Shravan got Sanu to sing all but one of the songs. He won the first of his record five consecutive Filmfare Awards as Best Male Playback Singer. His next Filmfare Awards came for songs in the movies Saajan (1991), Deewana (1992), Baazigar (1993), and 1942: A Love Story (1994).
Significant collaborations 
Sanu often collaborated with Nadeem-Shravan. Some of their big success included songs from movies like Aashiqui (1990), Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991), Sadak (1991), Saajan (1991), Deewana (1992), Dil Ka Kya Kasoor (1992), Kal Ki Awaz (1992), Salami (1993), Damini – Lightning (1993), Dilwale (1994), Agni Sakshi (1996), Raja Hindustani (1996), Jeet (1996), Pardes (1997), Sirf Tum (1999), Kasoor (2001), Dil Ka Rishta (2003), Andaaz (2003), among others.
Jatin Lalit 
Sanu started his work with Jatin Lalit from the 1992 film Khiladi, from then on he provided his voices for hit movies like Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992), Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993) Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Khamoshi (1996), Yes Boss (1997), Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998), Ghulam (1998), Dil Kya Kare (1999).
Anu Malik 
Sanu has sung various genres of songs with Anu Malik. Specifically Anu Malik is the one who has made Sanu to sing his first western type song 'Yeh Kaale Kaale Aankhe' from Baazigar (1993) and Kumar Sanu became a full fledged versatile singer mainly because of Anu Malik. Some notable movies of their combo are Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee (1993), Sir (1993), Imtihaan (1994), Vijaypath (1994), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Naaraaz (1994), Naajayaz (1995), Diljale (1996), Virasat (1997), Judwaa (1997), Tamanna (1997), Duplicate (1998), Ishq Vishq (2003), No Entry (2005) and many more.
Other composers 
In a career spanning three decades he has sung with other composers including R.D. Burman, Bappi Lahiri, Anand-Milind, Himesh Reshammiya, Ismail Darbar, Kalyanji Anandji, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Rajesh Roshan, Sajid-Wajid, Viju Shah, Uttam Singh, Raam Laxman, Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen, Anand Raj Anand, Aadesh Shrivastava, Vishal–Shekhar, M. M. Keeravani, Vishal Bharadwaj, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Hridaynath Mangeshkar and also A. R. Rahman.
Other work 
He has also created music for Indian films and also produced the Bollywood film, Utthaan. Currently Kumar Sanu team up with Rakesh Bhhatia and together they produced Hindi feature film based on the four street children of Mumbai. All four children are doing shoe- polish on railway platform in order to earn their daily bread and butter. Mithun Chakraborty is acting in his movie as a lead role. Recently Kumar Sanu has sang for epic Bengali film Hason Raja, which directed by UK-based filmmaker Ruhul Amin.
Sanu was in the panel of judges on Sony TV for Waar Parriwar, a reality show based on the bringing together of a singing gharana (family of singers) and on Zee Bangla TV in a music reality show called Sa Re Ga Ma Pa - Vishwa Sera.
Filmfare Awards 
|1990||"Ab Tere Bin"||Aashiqui||Nadeem-Shravan||Sameer|
|1991||"Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai"||Saajan||Nadeem-Shravan||Sameer|
|1992||"Sochenge Tumhe Pyaar"||Deewana||Nadeem-Shravan||Sameer|
|1993||"Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen"||Baazigar||Anu Malik||Rani Malik|
|1994||"Ek Ladki Ko Dekha"||1942: A Love Story||R.D. Burman||Javed Akhtar|
|1995||"Tujhe Dekha To"||Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge||Jatin Lalit||Anand Bakshi|
|1997||"Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain"||Pardes||Nadeem-Shravan||Anand Bakshi|
|1998||"Ladki Badi Anjaani Hai"||Kuch Kuch Hota Hai||Jatin Lalit||Sameer|
|1999||"Aankhon Ki Gusthakiyaan"||Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam||Ismail Darbar||Mehboob|
|2002||"Sanam Mere Humraaz"||Humraaz||Himesh Reshammiya||Sudhakar Sharma|
|2003||"Kisise Tum Pyar Karo"||Andaaz||Nadeem-Shravan||Sameer|
Star Screen Awards 
|1994||"Ek Ladki Ko Dekha"||1942: A Love Story||R.D. Burman||Javed Akhtar|
Notable Bollywood Filmography 
|Year||Film||Song name(s)||Co-singer(s)||Music Director(s)|
|1989||Jaadugar||"Jadugar", "Naach Meri Radha"||Solo, Alka Yagnik||Kalyanji Anandji|
|1990||Jurm||"Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaaye"||Sandhna Sargam Chorus||Rajesh Roshan|
|Aashiqui||"Ab Tere Bin Jeelenge Hum", "Nazar Ke Saamne Jigar", "Ek Sanam Chahiye", "Tu Meri Zindagi Hai", "Main Duniya Bhula Dunga"||Solo, Anuradha Paudwal||Nadeem-Shravan|
|1991||Saajan||"Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai", "Jiye To Jiye Kaise"||Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Paudwal S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Phool Aur Kaante||"Jise Dekh Mera Dil Dhadka", "Premi Aashiq Aawaara", "Dheere Dheere Pyar Ko", "Tumse Milne Ko Dil Karta Hai", "Dheere Dheere Hausla (Sad)", "Maine Pyar Tumhi Se Kiya Hai", "Pehli Baarish Main Aur Tu"||Solo, Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Paudwal||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin||"Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin"||Anuradha Paudwal||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Sadak||"Tumhein Apna Banane Ki Kasam", "Mohabbat Ki Hai Tumhare Liye", Jab Jab Pyar Pe Pehra"||Anuradha Paudwal||Nadeem-Shravan|
|1992||Deewana||"Sochenge Tumhe Pyaar", "Teri Umeed Tera Intezar", "Payaliya"||Solo, Sadhana Sargam, Alka Yagnik||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Chamatkar||"Is Pyar Se Meri Taraf Na Dekho", "O Meri Neendein Churane Wale"||Alka Yagnik, Asha Bhosle||Anu Malik|
|1993||Baazigar||"Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen", "Baazigar O Baazigar"||Anu Malik, Alka Yagnik||Anu Malik|
|Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke||"Ghunghat Ki Aad Se", "Kash Koi Ladka", "Yoohi Kat Jayega Safar"||Alka Yagnik||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Dil Tera Aashiq||"Dil Tera Aashiq", "Pyar Ke Badle Pyar Milega"||Alka Yagnik||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa||"Ae Kaash Ke Hum", "Aana Mere Pyar Ko Na Tum", "Woh To Hai Albela"||Solo, Alka Yagnik, Devaki Pandit||Jatin Lalit|
|1994||1942: A Love Story||"Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To", "Rim Jhim Rim Jhim", "Kuch Na Kaho", "Rooth Na Jaana"||Solo, Kavita Krishnamurthy||R.D. Burman|
|Main Khiladi Tu Anari||"Chura Ke Dil Mera", "Paas Woh Aane Lage Zaara Zaara"||Alka Yagnik||Anu Malik|
|Yeh Dillagi||"Honton Pe Bas"||Lata Mangeshkar||Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen|
|Dilwale||"Kitna Haseen Chehra", "Jeeta Hoon Jiske Liye", "Jeeta Tha Jiske Liye"||Solo, Alka Yagnik||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Mohra||"Kaash Kabhi Aisa Hota", "Dil Har Koi"||Solo, Alka Yagnik||Viju Shah|
|1995||Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge||"Tujhe Dekha To"||Lata Mangeshkar||Jatin Lalit|
|Karan Arjun||"Yeh Bandhan", "Jaati Hoon Main", "Jai Maa Kali"||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik||Rajesh Roshan|
|Veergati||"Mausam Ne Badal Se", "Meri Nigah Main"||Bela Sulakhe, Poornima||Aadesh Shrivastava|
|Akele Hum Akele Tum||"Dil Mera Churaya Kyun", "Dil Kehta Hai"||Alka Yagnik||Anu Malik|
|Coolie No. 1||"Aa Jaana Aa Jaana", "Mai To Raste Se Jaa Raha Tha", "Kya Majnu Kya Ranjha", "Jeth Ki Dopahri Mein"||Alka Yagnik, Sadhana Sargam, Poornima||Anand-Milind|
|Barsaat||"Dil Pagal Deewana Hai", "Humko Padhaai Se", "Humko Sirf Tumse Pyar Hai", "Love Tujhe Love", "Nahin Ye Ho Nahin Sakta"||Solo, Alka Yagnik, Sadhana Sargam||Nadeem-Shravan|
|1996||Raja Hindustani||"Pardesi Pardesi (II)", "Poocho Zara Poocho", "Tere Ishq Mein Nachenge"||Alka Yagnik, Alisha Chinai, Sapna Mukherjee||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Jeet||"Tu Dharti Pe Chahe", "Waadon Se Nahin"||Alka Yagnik, Sadhana Sargam||Nadeem-Shravan|
|1997||Judwaa||"Duniya Mein Aaye", "Tera Aana Tera Jaana", "Tu Mere Dil Mein Bas Ja"||Kavita Krishnamurthy, Poornima||Anu Malik|
|Yes Boss||"Ek Din Aap"||Alka Yagnik||Jatin Lalit|
|Naseeb||"Shikwa Nahin Kisse", "Kabhi Jo Bhoolna Chahoon", "Churalenge Hum Sab Ke Samne"||Solo, Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Paudwal||Nadeem Shravan|
|Ishq||"Neend Churai Meri"||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy||Anu Malik|
|Pardes||"Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain", "Meri Mehbooba"||Solo, Alka Yagnik||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Hero No. 1||"Saton Janam Tujko Paate", "Main Tujhko Bhaga Laya"||Solo, Alka Yagnik||Anand-Milind|
|Virasat||"Tare Hain Barati", "Payalay Chunmun"||Jaspinder Narula, K. S. Chithra||Anu Malik|
|1998||Kuch Kuch Hota Hai||"Saajanji Ghar Aaye", "Ladki Badi Anjaani Hai"||Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik||Jatin Lalit|
|Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai||"Pehli Pehli Baar", "O Jaana Na Jaana", "O Jaana Yeh Mana, "Madhosh Dil Ki Dhadkan", "Ek Dil Tha", "Dil Mein Basake"||Solo, Lata Mangeshkar, Alka Yagnik||Jatin Lalit|
|Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya||"Odh Li Chunariya", "Tum Par Hum Hai Atke"||Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy||Jatin-Lalit, Himesh Reshammiya|
|Ghulam||"Aankhon Se Tune Kya", "Jadu Hai Tera Yeh Jadu"||Alka Yagnik||Jatin Lalit|
|Bandhan||"Title Song"||Solo||Himesh Reshammiya|
|Dushman||"Pyar Ko Ho Jane Do"||Lata Mangeshkar||Uttam Singh|
|1999||Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam||"Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan"||Kavita Krishnamurthy||Ismail Darbar|
|Dil Kya Kare||"Yeh Dil Kya Kare"||Alka Yagnik||Jatin Lalit|
|Jaanam Samjha Karo||"Love Hua"||Alka Yagnik||Anu Malik|
|Biwi No.1||"Jungle Hai Aadhi Raat"||Hema Sardesai||Anu Malik|
|Sirf Tum||"Uparwala Apne Saath Hai", "Pehli Pehli Baar Mohabbat Ki Hai"||Solo, Alka Yagnik||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Sarfarosh||"Jo Haal Dil Ka"||Alka Yagnik||Jatin Lalit|
|Hum Saath Saath Hain||"Hum Saath Saath Hain", "Mhare Hiwda", "Chhote Chhote Bhaiyon Ke"||Hariharan, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Anuradha Paudwal||Raamlaxman|
|2000||Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai||"Chand Sitare"||Solo||Rajesh Roshan|
|Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye||"Title Song", "O Priya O Priya"||Alka Yagnik, Kamaal Khan, Nitin Mukesh||Himesh Reshammiya|
|2001||Kasoor||"Koi To Saathi Chaahiye", "Kal Raat Ho Gayi", "Mohabbat Ho Na Jaye"||Solo, Alka Yagnik||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat||"Main Bewafa", "Donon Taraf Aag"||Solo, Kavita Krishnamurthy||Viju Shah|
|2002||Yeh Hai Jalwa||"Aankhen Pyari Hain", "O Jaane Jigar"||Alka Yagnik||Himesh Reshammiya|
|Dil Hai Tumhaara||"Mohabbat Dil Ka Sakoon", "Dil Hai Tumhaara", "Kasam Khake Kaho"||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Humraaz||"Sanam Mere Humraaz"||Alka Yagnik||Himesh Reshammiya|
|2003||Dil Ka Rishta||"Dil Ka Rishta", "Kitna Majboor Ho Gaya Hu Main", "Dil Chura", "Hai Dil Mera Dil", "Saajan Saajan"||Udit Narayan, Solo, Alka Yagnik, Sapna Awasthi||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Qayamat: City Under Threat||"Woh Larki Buhat Yaad", "Mujhe Tumse Muhabbat Hai"||Alka Yagnik, Mahalakshmi Iyer||Nadeem-Shravan|
|Andaaz||"Kitna Pagal Dil Hai", "Kisise Tum Pyar Karo"||Solo, Alka Yagnik||Nadeem-Shravan|
|2005||Bewafaa||"Pyar Ka Anjam"||Alka Yagnik, Sapna Mukherjee||Nadeem-Shravan|
|No Entry||"Kahan Ho Tum"||Udit Narayan||Anu Malik|
|2008||Gumnaam – The Mystery||"Naa Hone Denge"||Alka Yagnik||Nadeem-Shravan|
|2009||Sanam Teri Kasam||"Yeh Pyaar Hi To Hai", "Ek Baar Ek Baar Tu Pyaar Se To Bol", "Main Dil Ki Dil Mein", "Tum Gawahi Do", "Itna Bhi Naa Chaho Mujhe", "Mein Pyaar Tumse"||Sapna Mukherjee, Pankaj Udhas, Alka Yagnik||Nadeem-Shravan|
|2012||Rowdy Rathore||"Chamak Challo Chel Chabeli"||Shreya Ghoshal||Sajid-Wajid|
- "Kumar Sanu's Life and History". Retrieved 11 November 2011.
- Padma Shri awardees Government of India website
- "Detailed biography of Kumar Sanu". Retrieved 11 November 2011.
- "Blog:kobi o Kabbo". Retrieved 9 September 20112.
- , but later he resigned to concentrate on singing.Kumar Sanu will "sing" for BJP