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About Kumar Sanu
Kumar Sanu (alias Kedarnath Bhattacharya (Bengali: কেদারনাথ ভট্টাচার্য), born September 23, 1957 in Kolkata, is a leading Indian playback singer of Bollywood. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri award, one of India's highest civilian honours. He won the Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for 5 consecutive years.Early life Kumar Sanu's father Pashupati Bhattacharjee was an accomplished classical vocalist and composer. He trained Sanu as a singer and tabla player. After getting a degree in commerce from Calcutta University, Sanu began performing publicly in 1979, singing at shows and restaurants around Calcutta. He modeled his singing style after famous Bollywood singer Kishore Kumar.Later he developed his own singing style. Career In 1987, music director and singer Jagjit Singh offered Sanu the chance to sing in the Hindi film Aandhiyan. Sanu then relocated to Mumbai, where Kalyanji-Anandji gave him chance to sing in the film Jaadugar. Kalyanji-Anandji suggested that he change his name from Kedar Nath Bhattacharya to Kumar Sanu because of the prevalent caste/region-based favoritism in Bollywood and to give him wider appeal outside of a strictly Bengali audience. Sanu started off singing Jagjit Singh's film songs, and went on to work with composers of the like of Naushad, Ravindra Jain, Hridayanath Mangeshkar, Pt.R K Razdan, Kalyanji Anandji, Usha Khanna etc. Sanu's breakthrough came in 1990, in the form of the film Aashiqui. The music directors Nadeem-Shravan got Sanu to sing all but one of the songs. Sanu gained overnight success. The hit songs from Aashiqui included Sanson ki zaroorat hai jaise, Tu meri zindagi hain, Nazar ke saamne, Jaane jigar jaaneman, Ab Tere Bin Jee Lenge Hum and Dheere, dheere se meri zindagi mein aana. He won the first of his record five consecutive Filmfare awards as Best Male Playback Singer. His next Filmfare Awards came for songs in the movies Saajan (1991), Deewana (1992), Baazigar (1993), and 1942: A Love Story (1994). Sanu often collaborated with Nadeem-Shravan. Some of their collaborations include songs in movies like Aashiqi(1990), Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991),Sadak (1991), Saajan (1991), Deewana (1992), Dil Ka Kya Qusoor(1992),Kal Ki Awaz (1992), Shreeman Aashique (1993), Salami (1993), Damini: Lightning (1993), Dil Wale (1994), Agni Sakshi (1996) Raja Hindustani (1996), Jeet (1996) Pardes (1997), among others. Along with contemporary Udit Narayan, Sanu is often credited with having one of the best voices among playback singers in India. In a career spanning two decades he has sung with numerous successful composers to name R.D. Burman, Jatin-Lalit, Ismail Darbar, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Naushad, Kalyanji Anandji. He broke a Guinness World Record by singing 28 songs in a single day in 1993. His most recent hit songs include Humraaz, Yeh Dil Aapka Huwa (Pakistan), Karz, Dil Ka Rishta, Indian Babu, Ishq Vishk, Andaaz, Qayamat, Hungama and Footpath. He has also turned his trade at making music for Indian films and also recently as a producer for a new Bollywood film, Utthaan. Currently, Sanu is in the panel of judges on Sony TV for Waar Parriwar, a reality show based on the bringing together of a singing gharana (family of singers) he shares judging duties with fellow singer Udit Narayan, and Jatin

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12. Dr. K.J. Yesudas 4965
13. M. M. Keeravani 4338
14. Bombay Jayashri 3362
15. Ajay Atul Gogavale 2827
16. Kumar Sanu 2569
17. Harris Jayaraj 2179
18. Nadeem Shravan 2123
19. Mani Sharma 1169
20. Geeta Dutt 932

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213. Amr Mostafa 2573
214. Kumar Sanu 2569
215. Shohreh Solati 2563
216. Ney Matogrosso 2538
217. Mostafa Kamel 2465
218. Haifa Wehbe 2441

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