SP Balasubrahmanyam was undoubtedly one of many biggest singers the Indian sub-continent has ever produced. There was an plain soul in his singing, which resonated throughout completely different musical genres, languages and moods, incomes him a pan-Indian attraction. Having sung greater than 40,000 songs in 16 languages, it’s a given. He was the one male singer down South, other than KJ Yesudas, who went on to rule Bollywood.
SPB began his playback profession in 1967. It was the time when the robust and highly effective vocals of TM Soundararajan, Sirkazhi Govindarajan have been probably the most sought-after and a number of the favored songs of heroes like MGR and Shivaji Ganeshan have been sung by these singers. Nonetheless, SPB, along with his distinctive fashion of including emotion to his singing, slowly rose to prominence and dominated the music business alongside along with his compatriot KJ Yesudas within the 70s and 80s.
Because the star transition from MGR-Sivaji to Rajini-Kamal Haasan occurred, SPB emerged because the singing voice of the celebrities. The singer’s collaboration with Ilaiyaraja was pure magic because the duo ended up producing chartbusters after chartbusters regularly.
SPB turned probably the most wanted singer for many years and even sailed the wave of AR Rahman within the 90s singing most of the composer’s main chartbusters through the time incomes him a number of millennial love too from completely different components of the nation. This made him a very pan-Indian star of music and one of many few folks from the south who’ve made it large in Bollywood.
SPB’s Hindi playback debut occurred in 1981 in Kamal Haasan’s Ek Duuje Ke Liye. The film, which was a remake of the Telugu film Maro Charitra, had Kamal Haasan reprising his function because the male result in make his Hindi debut.
For the Hindi model, Laxmikant-Pyarelal had composed the music. The duo was apparently in opposition to roping in SPB as they thought the south Indian singer would not have the ability to sing the Hindi composition properly. Nonetheless, director Ok Balachander determined to go forward with SPB for the tune Tere Mere Beech Important. The remainder was historical past. The tune was a chartbuster and fetched SPB his second Nationwide movie award for Greatest Male Playback Singer.
SPB went on to sing a number of chartbusters in Hindi over the subsequent 25 years and went on to win a report 6 nationwide awards solely behind his modern KJ Yesudas who has received eight awards. His duets with Lata Mangeshkar turned a rage very quickly. Nearly all of the songs that SPB has sung in Hindi cinema might be categorized as evergreen hits, which continues to be echoing within the hearts of many. A few of his notable numbers in Bollywood are Iska Naam Hai Jeevan Dhara from Jeevan Dhara, Imtihaan, Imtihaan from Himmatwala Mujhe, Baahon Mein Bharke from Mahadev, Banke Bigad Gaya Kaam from Love (1991), O Meri Dilruba from Junoon, Didi Tera Devar Deewana from Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! and much more.
SPB returned to Bollywood after nearly 15 years to sing for the Shahrukh Khan-starrer Chennai Specific (2013). He recorded the title tune of the movie, which additionally turn out to be a success.
SPB’s distinctive singing expertise has made him a darling of music administrators and a pan Indian star with a powerful multi-lingual discography.