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Kumar Sanu (Singer) Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 20, 2022

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Short Biography

Kumar Sanu was born on 20-10-1957 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. He is an Indian Film Actor, Music Director, Lyricist, Playback Singer, Record Producer, Television Personality, Musician, Composer & Politician who is best known for his singing in Hindi, Bengali, Kannada and Nepali cinema.

Kumar Sanu Complete Bio & Career

Kumar Sanu is a well-known playback singer of Hindi cinema. Born in Kolkata, Kumar Sanu's original name is Kedarnath Bhattacharya. His father himself was a good singer and musician. He only taught singing and tabla playing to Kumar Sanu. Sanu, who regarded singer Kishore Kumar as his idol, kept his own style in singing. His first break was given by Jagjit Singh. He introduced him to Kalyanji Anand, who sang a song with Kumar Sanu for the film 'Jaadugar' in 1989. He though already made his singing debut by singing in a Bangladeshi movie Tin Kanya in the year 1986.

Kumar Shanu, who sang for more than 350 films, got success in the 1990 film Aashiqui, whose songs became a super hit and Kumar Shanu reached the peak of popularity. In the songs of the movie, Kumar Shanu screwed such magic that everyone became crazy. Singing more than 17,000 songs, Kumar Shanu recorded 28 songs in one day and recorded his name in Guinness Book of Records. In his career, He has sung almost all the major producers' films. He has sung in films such as "Dil Ka Rishta", "Qayamat", "Andaaj", "Bewafa" and "No Entry". He always desired to wish that he would sing some song with Sachin Dev Burman. For a long time, he has been active in Bengali films and fewer in Hindi films. In 2009, for his fantastic musical contribution, he was awarded Padmashri and was nominated as the fourth most respected citizen of the country. He returned to the Bollywood again by the song  "Chhammak-Chhlo Chahal Chhabili" of the movie Rowdy Rathore. Apart from singing he also had appeared as an actor for a cameo role in the movies such as Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain and also Dum Laga Ke Haisha.

He got the Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award for five consecutive years. His songs have received Filmfare Honors in "Saajan", "Deewana", "Baazigar" and "1942 Love Story".In his singing career, he has sung most numbers of songs for the famous music directors duo Nadeem-Shravan. And Anu Malik was the second most Music director after Nadeem-Shravan to whom he has sung so many hit songs. Sanu is also recognized due to the no’s of version songs and also the male-duet hits songs sang with the best singers between 80's and 90s. His name will go down in history as arguably one of the best male singers that India have ever produced.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2009 Arts

Kumar Sanu Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Pashupati Bhattacharya
Mother Name Not Known
Brother Tapan Bhattacharya
Sister Not Known
Ex-wife Rita Sanu
Wife Saloni Sanu
Daughters Shannon K, Annabel K (Anna)
Son Jaan Kumar Sanu

He was born to Pashupati Bhattacharya. He has a brother named Tapan Bhattacharya. He is married to Saloni Sanu (Saloni Bhattacharyaand together the couple has two daughters named Shannon K and Annabel K (Anna). Previously, he was married to Rita Sanu. With Rita, he has a son named Jaan Kumar Sanu.

Life's Important Dates Of Kumar Sanu

Body Measurements

Chest Size 43
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 36
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Kolkata
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College Calcutta University, Kolkata
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling and Cooking
Marital Status Married
Debut Bangladeshi - Teen Kanya (1986)
Bollywood - Jaadugar (1989)
Salary N/A
Net Worth $15 Million
Official Website N/A
Best Songs Dheere Dheere Se Meri, Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaaye, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha, Ab Tere Bin Jee Lenge Hum, and Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain among various others


Car Collections Mercedes Benz


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Sourav Ganguly
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician Mamata Banerjee
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Singer Kishore Kumar
Favorite Food Fish Dishes

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Kumar Sanu

  • In 2009, he was conferred by Padma Shri by the Government of India.
  • His actual name is is Kedarnath Bhattacharya.
  • He recorded 28 songs in one day and recorded his name in Guinness Book of Records
  • He sang more than 17,000 songs in his singing career.
  • He won the Filmfare award under the category of Best Male Playback Singer for the five consecutive years.
  • His first break in film was given by Kalyanji-Anandji to sing in the film Jaadugar.
  • He has sung the most number of the 293 songs for the music directors Nadeem and Shravan.
  • He also acted in the films Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain-1999 and Dum Laga Ke Haisha-2015.in these films he had a special appearance.
  • He is the founder of the primary school, Kumar Sanu Vidya Niketan, for the poor children in Karol Bagh (Delhi).
  • He is a Brand Ambassador as well as the trustee of Bishwa Bandhan,a foundation for cerebral palsy.

Kumar Sanu Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

66 years, 8months, 28 days old age Kumar Sanu will turn 67 on 20 October, 2024. Only 3 months, 1 days, 12 hours,17 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Kumar Sanu has celebrated the total number of 67 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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