shivani sathiwrote on Nov 6 2009 10:56AM
S.P.Balasubrahmanyam known as SPB and balu was born on June 4 ,1946. He is a great ,versatile Singer and actor also.Balu ji has a son SPB Charan who is a singer and a daughter Pallavi
Balusubrahmanyam began singing as a hobby during his childhood. He developed an interest in music very early in his life, studied notations and learnt to play instruments such as harmonium and flute on his own while listening to his father. His father wanted him to become an engineer; this brought him to Ananthpur, where he enrolled for the Engineering course in JNTU. Later he discontinued the course due to typhoid and then joined the the Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers. Meanwhile, he also pursued his hobby and won awards at many singing competitions. In 1964, he won the first prize in a music competition for amateur singers organised by the Madras-based Telugu Cultural Organisation, and earned his first opportunity from music director SP Kodandapani
Before he became a full fledged cinema singer, Balusubrahmanyam was the leader of a light music troupe.
Balasubrahmanyam made his debut in film music as a singer on December 15, 1966 with Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna, a film scored by his mentor S. P. Kodandapani. He has sung in more than five different Indian languages including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam.He hosts a TV show in Telugu called Paadutha Theeyaga on E-TV, Paadalani Undi on MAA-TV, and a Kannada show Ede Thumbi Haaduvenu on E-TV Kannada and Tamil show Ennodu Paattu Paadungal on JAYA-TV. He also anchors a music show called Sunada Vinodini in TTD Channel.
He also has the fame of holding The Guinness Book of World Records for recording the most number of songs.
Raising the glory of the awards by recieving them Balu is still busy in singing songs even at this age.