SP Balasubrahmanyam: News

Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam, widely known as SPB, was an Indian playback singer, music director, film producer, TV presenter, actor, and dubbing artist born on June 4, 1946. He made his debut as a playback singer in 1966 with the Telugu film 'Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna'. Balasubrahmanyam rose to international prominence with his songs in the 1980 Telugu film 'Sankarabharanam'. The first Bollywood movie in which he sang was the 1981 film 'Ek Duuje Ke Liye'. In a career spanning nearly five decades, he won six National Film Awards For Best Playback Singer for his works in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi as well as 25 Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards for his works in the Telugu music industry. He marked his TV debut by hosting and judging the Telugu musical reality TV show 'Padutha Theeyaga'. SPB died of COVID-19 complications on September 25, 2020. He was honored with Padma Shri in 2001, Padma Bhushan in 2011, and Padma Vibhushan (posthumously) in 2021 by the Government of India.

12 Jun 2023

AR Rahman

AR Rahman's daughter Khatija turns music composer

Khatija Rahman, daughter of Academy Award-winning composer AR Rahman, is embarking on a new journey as she transitions from being a singer to a music composer.

04 Jun 2023

Jaya Prada

SP Balasubrahmanyam birth anniversary: Revisiting iconic singer's National Award-winning songs

Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam, fondly known as SP Balasubrahmanyam, was a legendary Indian playback singer who mesmerized audiences with his captivating voice.

28 Sep 2020

Tamil Nadu

"Offensive, hurtful": SPB's son refutes rumors about his medical bills

SP Charan, singer-actor and son of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, has refuted the rumors being circulated about his father's hospital bills, terming them as, "offensive and hurtful."

26 Sep 2020


SP Balasubrahmanyam's funeral held with police honors

Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam's last rites were held in Chennai on Saturday afternoon along with a 72-gun salute by the Tamil Nadu Police.

25 Sep 2020


Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passes away due to COVID-19 complications

Veteran playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, fondly known as SPB, has passed away. He was 74 years old.

14 Aug 2020


Everything that happened in the entertainment world today

On Friday, news in the world of entertainment was about COVID-19 bringing more concerns, an exciting movie announcement, a fresh trailer release, and some new developments in late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.

14 Aug 2020


COVID-19: Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam's health critical, on life support

Veteran playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam's health deteriorated last night. He has since been shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Chennai's MGM Healthcare facility.