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South Indian Singer

S P Balasubrahmanyam Profile, Age, Weight, Circle of relatives, Biography & Extra

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







Not Known

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)
Uncle Not Known
Aunties Not Known
Grandfather Not Known
Grandmother Not Known
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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Chest Size

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Waist Size

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Biceps Size

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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 Not Known
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 Book Not Known
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)


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College / University

JNTU College of Engineering Anantapur


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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

Phone No / Mobile No

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Email ID

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S P Balasubrahmanyam Awards, Honours, Achievements

Civilian Award

2001: Padma Shri Award from Arts
2011: Padma Bhushan Award from Arts

Zee Cene Award

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GIFA Award

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Rajiv Gandhi Award

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Stardust Search Light Award

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S P Balasubrahmanyam Social Media


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