S P Balasubrahmanyam Profile, Age, Weight, Family, Biography & More

S P Balasubrahmanyam

S P Balasubrahmanyam Profile, Age, Weight, Family, Biography & More

Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam was from June 4, 1946 to September 25, 2020, also referred to as SP Balu, S P Balasubrahmanyam or Balu, was an Indian musician, book singer, music director, actor, dubbing artist, and film producer who worked primarily in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam Movies. He sang over 40,000 songs in 16 Indian languages.

He has won six national film awards for best male singer for his works in four different languages; Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi; 25 Nandi Award from the State of Andhra Pradesh for his work on Telugu cinema and numerous other state awards from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu during his lifetime. In addition, he won the Filmfare Award and six Filmfare Awards South. According to some sources, he held the Guinness World Record for recording the most songs by a singer with more than 40,000 songs. In 2012, he received the National NTR Award for his contributions to Indian cinema.

In 2016, he was honored with Indian Cinema Personality of the Year consisting of a Silver Peacock Medal. He received the Padma Shri (2001) and Padma Bhushan (2011) from the Indian government. On September 25, 2020, he died in MGM hospital from COVID-19.


S. P. Balasubrahmanyam was born in the presidency of Nellore Madras (now Andhra Pradesh) in a Telugu family. Her father, the late S. P. Sambamurthy, was a Harikatha artist who had also performed in plays. His mother was Sakunthalamma, who passed away on February 4, 2019. He has two brothers and five sisters, including singer S. P. Sailaja. His son S. P. Charan is also a popular singer, actor and producer from South India.

Balasubrahmanyam developed an interest in music at an early age, studied musical notation, and learned music. He enrolled at JNTU College of Engineering in Anantapur with the intention of becoming an engineer. He interrupted his studies early due to typhoid and joined as an associate member of the Institution of Engineers, Chennai.

He continued to practice music during his engineering studies and won prizes in singing competitions. In 1964, he won first prize in a music competition for amateur singers organized by the Telugu Cultural Organization based in Madras. He was the leader of a light music troupe composed of Anirutta, his first audition song was “Nilave Ennidam Nerungadhe”. It was rendered by veteran singer P. B. Srinivas, who wrote and gave him multilingual verses in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit, English and Urdu.


Balasubrahmanyam is married to Savithri and has two children, a daughter Pallavi and a son S. P. B. Charan, also a book singer and film producer. Sakunthalamma, Balasubrahmanyam’s mother, passed away at the age of 89 on February 4, 2019 in Nellore.

S P Balasubrahmanyam Biodata and Biography

Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam
S P Balasubrahmanyam
Date of Birth
4 June 1946
74 Years (as in 2020)
Date of Death / Place
25 September 2020 / Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Profession / Occupation
Playback Singer, Singer, Actor, Music Director, Film Producer (Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi)
Mother Tongue
Zodiac Sign
Height / Weight
5′ 8” / 82kg
First Debut
Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna (1966)
Money Factor
Net Worth: $22 Million

S P Balasubrahmanyam Family and Relatives

S P Sambamurthy (Harikatha)
2 Brothers
S P Sailaja & 4 Sisters
Marital Status
Sons S P Charan (South Indian Singer, Actor, Producer)
Girlfriends/ Affairs None



S P Balasubrahmanyam Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Height in Centimetres
173 cm
Height in Meters
1.73 m
Height in Feet Inches
5′ 8”
Body Measurement
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Eye Colour
Hair Colour


S P Balasubrahmanyam Favorites

Favorite Colour
White, Black, Blue
Favorite Actor
Favorite Actress
Sridevi, Ramya Krishnan
Favorite Food South Indian Food
Hobbies Travelling
Favirote Director Kasinathuni Viswanath
Favirote Best Songs Mere Rang Me Rangne Wali, Mujhse Juda Hokar, Tere Mere Beech Mein, Cheppaalani Undi, and Thanga Thamarai 
Favorite Movies Sharaabi, Hera Pheri
Favorite Dress Suit
Favorite Destination Paris
Favorite Car Collections Audi Q5 and Mercedes Benz


S P Balasubrahmanyam Education School and Colleges

Education Qualification
Engineering (Discontinue)
Not Known
College / University
JNTU College of Engineering Anantapur
Not Known



S P Balasubrahmanyam Residence and Contact Address

Birth Place
Konetammapeta (v), Madras Presidency (Present: Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Home Town
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Present Residence
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
House Address
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


S P Balasubrahmanyam Awards, Honours, Achievements

Civilian Award
2001: Padma Shri Award from Arts – Govt.of India
2011: Padma Bhushan Award from Arts – Govt.of India
2021: Padma Vibhushan – Govt.of India
Other Honours
1981: Kalaimamani – Govt.of Tamilnadu
1999: Honorary Doctorate – Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University
2008: Karnataka Rajyothsava Award – Govt.of Karnataka
2009: Honorary Doctorate – Sathyabama University, Chennai
2009: Kalaprapoorna Honorary Doctorate – Andhra University
2010: Honorary Doctorate – JNTU Anantapur
2017: Kala Pradarshini Ghantasala Puraskar – The Ghantasala family & Kala Pradarshini, Chennai
2017: Honorary Doctorate – The International Tamil University, United States
National Film Awards
1979: Song “Omkaara Nadhaanu” Sankarabharanam (Telugu)
1981: Song “Tere Mere Beech Mein” Ek Duuje Ke Liye (Hindi)
1983: Song “Vedam Anuvanuvuna” Saagara Sangamam (Telugu)
1988: Song “Cheppaalani Undi” Rudraveena (Telugu)
1995: Song “Umandu Ghumandu Ghana Gar Je Badara” Sangeetha Sagara Ganayogi Panchakshara Gavai (Kannada)
1996: Song “Thanga Thamarai” Minsaara Kanavu (Tamil)
Filmfare Awards
1989: Song “Dil Deewana” Maine Pyar Kiya (Hindi)
Filmfare Award South
Best Playback Singer won 7 Awards
SIIM Awards
Best Playback Singer won 2 Awards
Nandi Awards
Best Playback Singer won 18 Awards
Best Music Director won 1 Award
Special Jury Award won 2 Awards
Best Dubbing Artist won 2 Awards
Best Supporting Actor won 1 Award
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
1969: Best Singer – Adimaippen, Shanti Nilayam
1980: Best Singer – Nizhalgal
1990: Best Singer – Keladi Kanmani
1994: Best Singer – Jai Hind
Karnataka State Film Awards
1997-98: Best Male Playback Singer – O Mallige
2004-05: Best Male Playback Singer – Srushti
2007-08: Best Male Playback Singer – Savi Savi Nenapu


S P Balasubrahmanyam Social Media

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