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MahimaMemberJune 4, 2021 at 6:24 pm::
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam was born in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India, on June 4, 1946. He was an Indian playback singer, film actor, music director, voice artist, film producer, singer, composer, and television host who worked in the Telugu, Kannada, Bollywood, and Tamil film industries.
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, also known as Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam, was a well-known name in the Indian film business. His close ones mainly referred to him as Balu. He also holds the Guinness World Record for “recording the most amount of songs.”
He was born in Andhra Pradesh. Following in his father’s footsteps, he acquired an early interest in music. He learned to play the flute and harmonium, among other instruments. He graduated from Chennai with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. P.B. Srinivas, a playback singer, took his first audition, “Nilave Ennidam Nerungadhe.”
He made his Telugu cinema debut on December 15, 1966, with his guru S.P.Kodandapani. He was noted for being the vocalist who could record the most songs in a single day. In one instance, he recorded 21 songs in less than 12 hours. With the film Sankarabharanam, directed by K. Vishwanath, he shot to world fame.
His debut film in Hindi was EK DOOJE KE LIE, for which he won a National award for best male playback vocalist. In the 1989 films Maine Pyaar Kia and Hum Apke Hain Kaun, he voiced Bollywood star, Salman Khan. He just recorded a song with Shahrukh Khan for the Chennai Express title song.
He also worked as a dubbing artist for Kamal Hasan, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Raghuvardhan, and Rajnikanth, among others. He held the Guinness World Record for the most songs he has ever sung. He has sung approximately 10,000 songs in all. He recorded a Bollywood song in Shahrukh Khan’s film Chennai Express after an almost 15-year hiatus.
Throughout his career, he garnered several honors and nominations. He was the winner of several civilian accolades, including the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, as well as seven National Film Prizes, four Filmfare Awards, ten South Filmfare Awards, and other state awards.
He died at MGM Healthcare in Chennai on September 25, 2020, at the age of 74. In early August 2020, he was diagnosed with Corona and brought to the hospital. Within a few days, he was determined to be COVID-19 negative. However, he died of a heart attack on September 25, 2020.