Kumar Sanu Genre: Pop/World/Reggae, Film/Bollywood, India Hometown: India
When people attach labels like the one above to somebody it gets extremely
difficult. Not only is it tough to establish your own identity but it also
becomes extremely difficult living up to the expectations of people who take
comparisons and labels like above seriously.
Sanu Bhattacharya now Kumar Sanu was born in a musically inclined family in
Calcutta. He received his early training under his father Pashupatinath
Bhattacharya before moving to Bombay in the mid 80’s.
Kumar Sanu was one of the many aspiring singers to have made the mandatory
rounds of music director’s offices in his struggling days. He also was part of
orchestra groups where he sung hit songs of Kishore Kumar. So the story of Sanu
being a Kishore Kumar clone took root here.
Sanu got his first break as a playback singer when he got to sing in a film
called Aandhiyan. The film was best remembered for the fact that it was Mumtaz’s
comeback film. However he was really discovered when he sang for Amitabh
Bachchan in Prakash Mehra’s Jaadugar. But it was not until Mahesh Bhatt’s
Aashiqui that Kumar Sanu found his rightful place as a playback singer in the