Babul Supriyo

Babul Supriyo (born 15 December 1970)[1][2] is an Indian playback singer, live performer, television host, actor and politician.

Babul Supriyo
Babul Supriyo,Minister of States
Minister of State, Government of India
Assumed office
31 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterPrakash Javadekar
MoS ofMinistry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Preceded byMahesh Sharma
In office
12 July 2016  30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MoS ofMinistry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Preceded byG.M. Siddeshwara
Succeeded byArjun Ram Meghwal
In office
9 November 2014  12 July 2016
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MoS ofMinistry of Urban Development,Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2014
Preceded byBansa Gopal Chowdhury
ConstituencyAsansol
Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture
In office
1 September 2014  9 November 2014
Appointed bySumitra Mahajan
Speaker of the Lok Sabha
Personal details
Born
Babul Supriyo Baral

(1970-12-15) 15 December 1970
Uttarpara, West Bengal, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
  • Riaa
    (m. 1995; div. 2015)
  • Rachna Sharma (m. 2016)
EducationB.com(Hons)
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta
Occupation
  • Politician
  • actor
  • playback singer
Awards
WebsiteMinistry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change

He is a Member of Parliament from Asansol in the 17th Lok Sabha and the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in the Union Council of Ministers. He made a career as playback singer in Hindi cinema in the mid-nineties and has sung for many films since then. He primarily sings in Hindi and Bengali. However, he has also done playback singing in 11 other languages during his musical career.

He entered politics in 2014 and joined Narendra Modi's government.

Early life

Supriyo was born and brought up in Uttarpara, a small town on the banks of the Hooghly River in West Bengal. His parents are Sunil Chandra Baral and Sumitra Baral.[3] Babul comes from a musical family and was greatly influenced by his grandfather, Banikantha NC Baral, a Bengali vocalist and composer. He won several inter-school and inter-college music compositions, and had performed in All India Radio and Doordarshan.[4] He attended Don Bosco School during which he became an "All India Don Bosco Music Champion" in 1983, and "The Most Enriching Talent" in 1985. He completed his bachelor's degree in commerce from Serampore College in 1991.[5]

When he entered the entertainment industry, he changed his birth name Supriya Baral to Babul Supriyo.

Personal life

Supriyo was introduced to Riaa at a Shah Rukh Khan concert in Toronto.[6] They married each other in 1995. His first child Sharmilee was born in 1999. Supriyo and Riaa stayed divorced in October 2015.[7] He remarried on 9 August 2016 to Rachna Sharma, an air hostess of Jet Airways.[8]

Political career

An ardent admirer of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi, Supriyo was introduced to Bharatiya Janta Party in March 2014. In 2014 Indian general election, he was nominated by the party as their candidate for Asansol Lok Sabha constituency, West Bengal and won it by defeating Dola Sen.[9] He was inducted to Narendra Modi's government as the Union Minister of State, Ministry of Urban Development; and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation on 9 November 2014.[10] He became the youngest minister.[4] He served in these ministries till 12 July 2016, after which his portfolio was changed to Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.[11][12]

In the 2019 Indian general election, Supriyo again won from the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate defeating Moon Moon Sen by 1.97 lakh votes, and securing a total of 6.32 lakh votes.[13][14] In May 2019, he became Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change.[15]

Member of Parliament

ElectionConstituencyPartyVotes%±
2019 Asansol Bharatiya Janata Party 6,33,378 51.16 14.41
2014 Asansol Bharatiya Janata Party 4,19,983 36.75 31.19

On 19 September 2019, Supriyo was attacked by students after he was invited to attend an event at Calcutta's Jadavpur University.[16][17]

On 13 August 2019, Supriyo Babul, accused the state government of not giving food for the cyclone affected people in Fazarganj for 5 days.[18]

Singing career

After a brief work at the Standard Chartered Bank, Supryio chose singing as a full-time career.[19][20] He moved to Mumbai in 1992 to make a career in Bollywood. Kalyanji gave him a break, and took him to perform abroad at their live shows. In 1993 he toured Canada and USA with Amitabh Bachchan. He also toured US with Asha Bhonsle in 1997 and 1999.[5] Besides playback singing, he has also done several stage shows.[21] Babul Supriyo performed at Powai Sarvajanin Durgotsav in 2011.

His breakthrough came with "Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukara" in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai in 2000, the debut film of Hrithik Roshan.[5] Some of his other popular Bollywood songs are "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. He sang the opening themes of Balaji Telefilms serials.[22]

Albums

  • Hoyto Tomari Jannya (1999)
  • Sochta Hun (2003)
  • Kuch Aisa Lagta Hai
  • Sunoh (2008)
  • Kotobaar O Bhebechinu
  • Jodi Jantem
  • Babul Baul (2014)
  • Mone Robe (2011) : A Rabindra Sangeet album comprising 10 songs sung by Babul Supriyo & Alka Yagnik.
  • Just Tomake
  • What The Folk
  • Timeless

Discography

As a playback singer

Denotes films that have not yet been released
YearFilmSong NameComposerNotes
1994Prem YogZindagi Char Din KiBappi Lahiri
Kranti KshetraMalan Thara Baag Mein
Shor Machaongi
Nadeem-Shravan
1995GaddaarBaraste Paani Ka MazaNadeem-ShravanUncredited
1996Agni SakshiO Piya O PiyaNadeem-Shravan
Khiladiyon Ka KhiladiAaj Meri ZindagiAnu Malik
ShastraKuch Hua Re Hua ReAadesh Shrivastava
HimmatvarKitni Chahat Chhupaye Baitha HoonNadeem-Shravan
1997Saat Rang Ke SapneAati Hai To ChalNadeem-Shravan
NaseebTumhi Ne Meri ZindagiNadeem-Shravan
Aar Ya PaarJo Hoga Hone DoViju Shah
Jeevan YudhSun Sajana Tere BinNadeem-Shravan
1998Doli Saja Ke RakhnaTaram PamA.R.Rahman
1999Hello BrotherHata Saawan Ki GhataSajid-Wajid
2000BechaineeTumse Nahin Koi Pyaara SanamCharles Srinivasan
Kaho Naa... Pyaar HaiDil Ne Dil Ko PukaraRajesh Roshan
Dhaai Akshar Prem KeDhaai Akshar Prem Ke
Do Lafzo Mein
Hai Deewane Yeh Ishq Mera
Yeh Sama Yeh Nazare
Koi Taza Hawa
Ek Haseen Ladki
Jatin-Lalit
Tera Jadoo Chal GayaaChori Chori Chupke ChupkeIsmail Darbar
AaghaazAaghaaz Karo
Man Tera Mera Man
Anu Malik
Kaali Ki SaugandhRaees
2001Chori Chori Chupke ChupkeChori Chori Chupke ChupkeAnu Malik
Mujhe Kucch Kehna HaiMaine Koi Jadoo
Jabse Dekha Hai
Anu Malik
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa GharGovindaAnand-Milind
Kasautii Zindagii KayKasautii Zindagii KayTV series
Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha RupaiyaStyle Nasha Tera
Sajanniya Re
Himesh Reshammiya
BoondGoriya Re Goriya ReRajendara-Liyaqat
AlbelaHai Mera Dil Tu
Sarse Sarak Gayee
Jatin-Lalit
IttefaqMain Aashiq HoonDilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Dial 100Sunil Jha & Raja Sen
2002Dil Vil Pyar VyarYeh Jo Mohabbat Hai
Kehna Hai
Ab Ke Saawan Mein
Kehna Hai (Solo)
Babloo Chakravorty
Jeena Sirf Merre LiyeJeena Sirf Merre Liye
Pyaar Mange
Nadeem-Shravan
KaabooAey BabuAnchal Talesara
CompanyPyar Pyar MeinSandeep Chowta
Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai?AarzooShankar Ehsaan Loy
Kya Yehi Pyaar HaiMeri Tarah Tum BhiSajid-Wajid
GunaahHamne Tumko Dil Ye De Diya
Jab Dil Churaya
Anand Raj Anand
DeewangeeDholi O DholiIsmail Darbar
2003Dil Ka RishtaDil Ka Rishta (Sad)Nadeem-Shravan
HungamaPari Pari Hai Ek PariNadeem-Shravan
Chori ChoriAate AateSajid-Wajid
Out of ControlTera Chandsa Yeh Chehera
Kudhi Vi Soni
Tu Mera Hai Sanam
Anand Raj Anand
Kucch To HaiHai ReyAnu Malik
Leena On The Chhuk Chhuk MixLeena O Leena
Tum Aa Gaye Ho
Chhookar Mere Mann Ko
Meri Pyaari Behniya
Le Jaaynge
Harry AnandRemix video which had TV actor Eijaz Khan in his first few roles
DJ Hot RemixKehdoon TumhainHarry AnandRemix video which had TV actor Eijaz Khan in his first few roles
Escape from TalibanRimil BabaBabul Bose
Ek Aur Ek GyarahYeh Mann Mera Bada Hi ChaliyanShankar-Ehsaan-Loy
AndaazAayega Maza Ab Barsaat KaNadeem-Shravan
ZameenBas Ek BaarHimesh Reshammiya
Wrong NumberKabhi Jabhi Koi ChehraDaboo Malik
2004PlanAane Wala PalAnand Raj Anand
Hum TumHum TumJatin-Lalit
DJ Hot Remix Vol.2 & The Return Of Kaanta MixTere Jaisa Yaar Kahaan
Kehdoon Tumhain
Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankain
Vaada Karo Nahi Chhodogi Tum Meraa Saath
Khizaan Ke Phool Pe
Leena O Leena
Harry AnandRemix album
Naam Gum JaayegaaTera Palkein Jo UthinAnand-Milind
Suno SasurjeeSaason Se SaaseinSanjeev Darshan
Sweet Honey MixPardesiyaHarry AnandRemix album
Miss Spicy MixPardesiya
Aaj Rapat Jaayn
Harry AnandRemix album featuring Rakhi Sawant in one of her first few roles
Baby Love – Ek Pardesi Mera Dil Le GayaLekar Hum Deewanaa Dil
Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi
Remix album
DJ Aqeel – Disco 82Disco 82DJ AqeelRemix album
Play Gal MixMere Piya Gaye Rangoon (Version 2)Harry AnandRemix album
Rok Sako To Rok LoHaan Mujhe Thaam Le
Rok Sako To Rok Lo
Jatin Lalit
2005VaadaMain Ishq UskaHimesh Reshammiya
DJ Hot Remix Vol 3Aray YaarHarry AnandRemix album
Chaahat – Ek NashaDil Ki BaatAnand Raj Anand
ChehraaKabhi Khamosh BaithogiAnu Malik
ZameerDil Ke Badle Dil To
Tere Pyar Ne Deewana
Zindagi Ke Faisle Mein
Jatin Lalit
DJ Hot Remix Vol 4Pardesiya
Khizzaan Ke Phool Pe
Harry AnandRemix album
DusChhaam SeVishal-Shekhar
Maine Pyaar Kyun KiyaTeri Meri Love StoryHimesh Reshammiya
71/2 PhereTera Saath Hai Kitna PyareShantanu Moitra
2006FanaaChanda ChamkeJatin-Lalit
Bombay Vikings – Zara Nazron Se KahdoKehdoon Tumhain
Pardesiya
Khizzaan Ke Phool Pe
Leena O Leena
Harry AnandRemix album
Sanober & The Masti ExpressPardesiyaHarry AnandRemix album
VivahHamari Shaadi MeinRavindra Jain
Rakhi Bandhili Mo Rakhiba ManaMalay MisraOdia film
Mantra ShaktiJackson & Shakeer
2007Laaga Chunari Mein DaagZara Gungunalein ChaloShantanu Moitra
To Bina Mo Kahani AdhaKholide Tora Gabhaa
Sabuthu Alagaa Aama Prema
Santiraj KhoslaOdia film
2010Sanam Hum Aapke Hain...Dil Ne Jo Bhi Kaha Maine MannaManoj – Vijay
DiwanaMalay MisraOdia film
2011Balunga TokaAbhijit MazumdarOdia film
2013Paribeni Kehi Alaga KariOdia film
2018Laila MajnuSarphiraNiladri KumarHindi

Bengali songs

YearFilmSongsCo-SingersComposers
2000Sasurbari Zindabad"Premeri Railgadi"PoornimaBabul Bose
"Chokh Tule Dekhona Ke Eseche"PoornimaBabul Bose
"Aaj Ami"SoloBabul Bose
"Jago Ma Maharani"PoornimaBabul Bose
2001Pratibad"Koli Kale Ghore Koli Haar"SoloBabul Bose
2002DevdasSoloBabul Bose
Barkane"Ki Name Dakbo Tomake"Solo
Annadata"Hate Chabi Niye Bose"SoloBabul Bose
"Amader Katha Sudhu Mane Rekho"Sadhana Sargam, Deepa NarayanBabul Bose
Kurukshetra"Kokhono Megh Kokhono Rodh"SoloAshok Bhadra
2003Champion"Kobe Je Amar Naam"SoloS. P. Venkatesh
Sangee"Bombay Kapiye"SoloS. P. Venkatesh
"Kere Nili" (Happy)ManoS. P. Venkatesh
Guru"Takei Bale Bhalobasa"Sadhna SargamBabul Bose
2004Dadu No. 1"Oi Chokhete Misti Hasi"Shreya GhoshalMalay Ganguly
"Ae Bhai Re Are Bol Na Re"Udit NarayanMalay Ganguly
"Aj Aei Shubhodine"Shreya Ghoshal, Udit NarayanMalay Ganguly
2005Swapno"Muche Jaowa Dinguli"SoloHemanta Mukherjee, Madhu Mukherjee
"O Akash Sona Sona"ShaanHemanta Mukherjee, Madhu Mukherjee
Yuddho"Tomar O Chokhete"Sadhna SargamJeet Gannguli
"Sure Sure Aaj O Mon"Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Jeet Gannguli, Sadhna SargamJeet Gannguli
Shubhodrishti"Sankha Baja Tora"Shreya GhoshalJeet Gannguli
"Pagole Kina Bole"Shreya GhoshalJeet Gannguli
"Tumi Amar Chiro"Shreya GhoshalJeet Gannguli
Manik"Subho Janmodin"SoloBabul Bose
"Tomake Peye Chena Prithibi"Shreya GhoshalBabul Bose
"Ke Dekheche Age"Shreya GhoshalBabul Bose
"Kauke Bhalo Laage"Shreya Ghoshal, Priya BhattacharyaBabul Bose
2006Kranti"Prithibi Bodle Geche"Shreya GhoshalJeet Gannguli
Hero"Aaha Mori Sundori"SabehaJeet Gannguli
2007I Love You"Ekta Kotha Bolbo"Shreya GhoshalJeet Gannguli
"Dhure oi Pahar Miseche"Shreya Ghoshal, SwetaJeet Gannguli
200810:10"Kolkata"SreeDrono Acharya
2009Antaheen"Alo Alo Rong Jomkalo Chand" (Pherari Mon)Shreya GhoshalShantanu Moitra
Premer Kahini"Aaj Swopno Sukher"Mahalaxmi IyerJeet Gannguli
"Sangsar Sukhi Hoy Romonir"Shreya GhoshalJeet Gannguli
2010Ogo Bodhu Sundori"Ei To Jibon Jak Na Jedike"Solo
Bolo Na Tumi Aamar"Hate You"Monali ThakurYuvan Shankar Raja, Jeet Gannguli (Arranger)
2015Coke Studio@MTV Season 4 AlbumI Wanna FlySharmilee SupriyoAnupam Roy
2015Coke Studio@MTV Season 4 AlbumMoner ManushSatyaki Banerjee, Anupam RoyLalon Fakir, Anupam Roy
2016Jodi Jantem AlbumJodi JantemSoloDurbadal Chatterjee
2016Kotobaro Bhebechinu AlbumKotobaro BhebechinuSoloViolin Brothers
2016Mone Robe AlbumMone RobeAlka YagnikAtanu Sen
2017Bengali Puja SongAaye Phirey AayeSoloJeet Gannguli
2018Kishore Kumar JuniorSedino Akashe Chilo Kato TaraSoloIndraadip Dasgupta
2019BJP Theme SongEi Trinamool R NaSolo
2019GotroMashima HitlerSoloAnindya Chatterjee

Awards and honours

References

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