Born on 15th December 1970, Babul Supriyo is a talented singer. He is also an actor and politician. At present, he holds the post of Minister of State for Urban Development under the regulation of Government of India. He is also Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. As a cinema artist, he has worked in over 70 films. Other than Hindi, he has given his voice for Oriya and Bengali films.
The year 2014 saw him entering politics; he got himself associated with the Narendra Modi’s government. He was the youngest minister at that time.
Supriyo was initially working in a bank, but quite this coveted job owing to his passion for singing. He has a beautiful voice which to an extent resembles
, a reputed Bollywood singer. But Supriyo feels that everybody faces an identity crisis. He has worked in Bengali flicks as a lead hero.
Supriyo is a B. Com Honors graduate.Supriyo had his early days in Uttarpara, Hooghly. He imbibed music skills from his grandfather Banikantha N C Baral who was a composer and vocalist in Bengali. Supriyo’s singing prowess was noticed, and he went on to gain recognition at inter-school and inter-college level. He also performed on a consistent basis in Doordarshan and All India Radio. Supriyo journeyed to Mumbai in 1992 to establish a profession in Bollywood. Supriyo considered this equivalent to climbing a mountain. He took the test of time and eventually his works were observed. Chanda Chamke, Pari Hai Ek Pari and Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukara are some of the hits of this talented singer.
Chander Bari, Ogo Bodhu Shundori, and
are some of the Bengali flicks in which he worked. Supriyo drew inspiration from ace singer
. Having starting his profession with the name Supriyo, he later changed it to Supriyo. The songs of the 1997 flick Saat Rang Ke Sapne made Supriyo very famous. This flick was directed by Priyadarshan. The number O Piya O Piya from Agni Sakshi was also a success, but it was wrongly thought to be Kumar Sanu’s voice. The album
was a successful endeavor of Supriyo.
Kalyanji was instrumental in providing Supriyo with several live shows in India as well as overseas. Since the mid-90s, Supriyo started associating himself with Bollywood and churned out several hits.
ON his personal front, Supriyo is separated from his wife, Rhea. They are blessed with a daughter. Supriyo never minds speaking what he feels in real life.