S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

1946 - 2020

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Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam (4 June 1946 – 25 September 2020), also known as SPB or Balu, was an Indian playback singer, television presenter, music director, actor and film producer who worked predominantly in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films. He is widely considered one of the greatest Indian singers of all time.Balasubrahmanyam has won six National Film Awards for Best Male Playback Singer for his works in four different languages – Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi; 25 Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Awards for his work in Telugu cinema; and numerous other state awards from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. In addition, he won the Filmfare Award and six Filmfare Awards South. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of S. P. Balasubrahmanyam has received more than 8,327,176 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). S. P. Balasubrahmanyam is the 1,460th most popular singer (up from 1,530th in 2019), the 580th most popular biography from India (down from 521st in 2019) and the 16th most popular Indian Singer.

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Among singers, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam ranks 1,460 out of 3,541Before him are Jagjit Singh, Arsenie Todiraș, Xavier Naidoo, Caro Emerald, Jorge Drexler, and Gangubai Hangal. After him are Natasha Korolyova, Sheila E., Toni Basil, Billy Eckstine, Nikka Costa, and Lindsey Stirling.

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Among people born in 1946, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam ranks 497Before him are Ricky Jay, Supachai Panitchpakdi, Zinaida Turchyna, Brian Henton, Paavo Väyrynen, and Tom Harrell. After him are Eduard Krieger, Carol Dweck, Klaus Wolfermann, Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford, James C. Adamson, and Steven R. Nagel. Among people deceased in 2020, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam ranks 465Before him are Tim Severin, Fritz d'Orey, Betty Wright, Dave Greenfield, Ezio Bosso, and Norman I. Platnick. After him are J. I. Packer, Ang Rita, Tibor Benedek, Jasraj, Alison Lurie, and Alfredo Lim.

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In India

Among people born in India, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam ranks 580 out of 1,227Before him are Vijay Amritraj (1953), Juhi Chawla (1967), Zeenat Aman (1951), Jagjit Singh (1941), Nitish Kumar (1951), and Gangubai Hangal (1913). After him are Telesphore Toppo (1939), Ela Bhatt (1933), BP Koirala (1914), Raj Reddy (1937), Zakir Hussain (1951), and Subhash Kak (1947).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam ranks 16Before him are Ali Akbar Khan (1922), Hemanta Mukherjee (1920), Peter Sarstedt (1941), Girija Devi (1929), Jagjit Singh (1941), and Gangubai Hangal (1913). After him are Jasraj (1930), K. J. Yesudas (1940), Udit Narayan (1955), Usha Mangeshkar (1935), Begum Akhtar (1914), and Mahendra Kapoor (1934).