Babul Supriyo (born 15 December 1970 in Kolkata) is an Indian playback singer, who works in Bollywood as well as in the Bengali cinema,he also has worked as a playback singer in several Oriya films including in many Indian languages.
On completion of his Honours Graduation in Commerce in 1991 from the Calcutta University in Kolkata, he worked at Standard Chartered Bank which was his First Job. In spite of this, he felt the urge to do something more “off-beat”. He always cherished the dream of becoming a “playback singer”.
Kalyanji (of Kalyanji Anandji composer duo) gave him a break, and took him to perform abroad at their live shows., and he soon got noticed by other composers. Besides playback singing, he has also done several stage shows across the globe. During the mid-nineties, he started making his presence felt in Bollywood by delivering back to back hits like ‘aati hai to chal’(saath rang ke sapne), ‘aaj meri zindegi mein’ (Khiladiyon ka khiladi), O piya piya (Agnisakshi),”Hata sawan ki ghata” (Hello Brother) etc. However, he hit big time with “Dil ne dil ko pukara” (Kaho Na Pyar Hai), where he lent his voice for the “Greek God Heart-throb of the Nation” Hrithik Roshan. Thereafter, there was no looking back Babul Supriyo.
He soon became a regular in the highly competitive arena of playback singing and delivered hits like His title song Sanson Ko Sanson Mein from national award winning film Hum Tum, apart from topping the charts[clarification needed], has won him a lot of critical acclamations along with major award nominations has sung some memorable Hindi film songs such as “Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukara”(Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai), “Pari Pari Hai Ek Pari” (Hungama), “Hum Tum” (Hum Tum) and “Chanda Chamke”(Fanaa). He is the anchor of the hit television show K for Kishore. Babul is also known for singing the opening themes of well known Balaji Telefilms serials.
Babul Supriyo is a Mutli-Talented Personality with many skill sets up his sleeve. Acting is one such skill that he started demonstrating first by playing the lead role in Tarun Majumdar’s Bengali Film Chander Bari (2007). This was followed by his next Film – A Remake of Uttam Kumar’s “Ogo Bodhu Shundori” (based on ‘My Fair Lady’1980) where he again played the lead role apart from singing all the songs, sung by Kishore Kumar in the original film.
Besides being the “Hero” he has also shot for a Negative Role in Sandeep Ray’s (Son of the legendary Satyajit Ray) film, “Hitlist” (2009).
Babul featured in debutante Sameer Tiwari’s upcoming comedy film Mr Joe B. Carvalho along with Arshad Warsi, Paresh Rawal, and Jaaved Jaffrey. The film is being produced by Bhola Malviya, a close friend of Supriyo’s.
2002: Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards: Best Male Playback: Titli