He is the Singer of the Century!!!!
Lord Bala Krishna when opened his mouth showed the etire universe to his mother Yashoda but Bala subrahmaniam when opened his mouth proved there is no limit for his talents. He is the Vocal Champion as well as a Vocal Chamelian and his fans are beyond a billion, He never had any formal training but his talent and his melody is mind blowing, he creates and breakes his own records, Is it possible for anyone else???!!!
Vocal music is one of the oldest and most universal art forms. A discovery and celebration of one such voice is Sir ,Dr.Padmasri. Sripathi Panditharadhyula Balasubrahmanyam. His music transcends all barriers - linguistic, geographical and chronological. He is a phenomenal success and incredibly talented. He is S.P. BALASUBRAHMANYAM, popularly known as Balu, his phenomenally successful rendition for the movie SHANKARABHARANAM.
He won his first National Award for the same and came the international fame. After this, there was no looking back. He consistently topped the Indian musical charts.
Blessed with an adorable voice and impeccable musical skills, SPB was never trained to be a singer. A young, Telugu-speaking lad from Andhra Pradesh, like any other boy his age was studying to pursue a career in Engineering. He had a natural flair for singing and participated in most of the singing contests from college. In one such contest, was spotted by his mentor the Late, Sri. S.P. Kodandapani.
Balu won the first prize and walked out with his first break to sing in the film "SRI SRI SRI MARYADA RAMANNA" in 1966. The song goes like "Ohaku andani nee andam kani oogipooyene naadendam" but infact as the song says his talent has been beyond our imazination.He has been enetertaining not only southern part of India but also Northern non stop since 1966 and still is the number one he volunterily reduced his volume to encourage upcoming singers. He is a vocal genius, he is beyond comparison.
He has imitatated many voices to match the charecter for whom he is singing blending emotions, grasping the song is just a piece of cake for him.Just one take and the song is done no matter how complicated it is, that is the kind of is his Genius.
Thus began a legendary career which became history.Balu's first break in Hindi films was offered by Late Sri.A.L.V.Prasad, for the movie EK DUJE KE LIYE. Subsequently, he created history by bagging the National Award for his first song in the first Hindi movie. So far, Balu has sung over a record of 40,000 plus songs in a span of 40 years, in many languages which include several albums of contemporary Indian music,private albums for devotional songs and movies, He is on the Guiness book of world records as the only singer on this planet who have sung those many songs.