S.P.B. Charan was born in Chennai, India. He completed his graduation in the U.S.A. and later completed a degree in film and television. He is the son of singer '
S P Balasubrahmanyam
.' Charan's first marriage ended in a divorce, and he married Aparna in 2012. Charan was recently seen contributing to the Chennai flood relief works.
Charan is a well-known actor, singer, and producer of Tamil cinema. His first album as a playback singer was 'Deepangal Pesum' in 1997. He started with the television industry where he first acted in the serial 'Oonjal' aired on Vijay TV in the Tamil language. It was followed by '' in Tamil and 'Akka Chellellu' in Telugu, both aired on Sun T.V. In 2002, he started 'Capital Film Works.' His debut movie was 'Hudugigagi,' which was a Kannada film released in 2003. Under his production company, his first movie was 'Unnai Charanadainthen.' He played the role of 'Nandha.' Charan's father gave the music for the film. The movie received positive reviews from critics and the audience, and it was honored with the 'Tamil Nadu State Film Award' for the best story writer and a special prize. He acted in the Telugu movie 'Naalo'in 2004 and the Tamil movie 'Nyabagam Varuthe' in 2007. In 2005, he produced 'Mazhai' under the direction of Rajkumar. It turned out to be an appealing film. In 2007, he made 'Chennai 600028' based on street cricket. Apart from numerous nominations, it received the 'Vijay Award' for the best crew and best find of the year. It was remade in Kannada. In the following year, he enacted in 'Saroja' as
and made a guest appearance in 'Darohi.' He produced 'Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum' in 2009. He also sang a song, 'Kadalaoram Oru Ooru" for that movie. The film was completely shot in a small village, 'Muttam'. He acted in '
' in 2014. In the same year, he worked for television serial 'Nenjathai Killaadhe' as Murali. It is aired on Zee Tamil channel. He also produced '
,' an action comedy film. He also made a guest appearance in it.
Charan is as blessed as his father when it comes to singing. Some of his famous songs are 'Aaja Meri Soniye,' 'Adidaa Nayaandiyaa,' 'Chik Chik Chinna,' 'Devaloga Rani,' '
Happy New Year
,' 'Hey Vaada,' 'Oh Shanthi,' 'Nee Naan,' 'Please sir.' Further, 'Pa Paba Pa,' 'Felomina ni Ethan' and 'Ketta News' were his recent contribution. He has also sung for 'Balasaibaba' events and other events such as O.L.X. audio launch.
He is currently producing
Moone Moonu Varthai
. Two of his upcoming films are 'Rukkumani Vandi Varudhu' and '
S.P. Charan's production venture, Aaranya Kaandam had grabbed the eyeballs of the critics and the audience and brought the prestigious Golden Lotus Award for Charan. Besides being an actor and producer, S.P. Charan had also judged some shows, including Super Singer Junior Season 6 in 2018. His latest production venture is Chennai 600028 II, which is the sequel to his previous hit, Chennai 600028. Charan's latest song is in the Telugu film "Inttelligent," featuring
Sai Dharam Tej
. The music composition is by S Thaman. Although he had sung many songs, Mannile, a song from and
starrer "Mazhai," Deepangal Pesum from Devathai, Kadhal Sadugudu from Alaipayuthey and Enakkaga Poranthaaye from
are evergreen on his list. His tender voice has some traces of his dad's too. Besides his participation in films and T.V. shows, Charan had also organized a lot of musical concerts in India and abroad, along with his dad, S.P.B. Charan took efforts and organized a grand live in concert in 2016 in various countries. The grand world tour was organized by Charan to celebrate the 50 years of S.P.B. in the cinema industry. Along with a lot of renowned singers, including his aunt, SP Sailaja and K.S. Chitra, he made the concert a huge success.
In August 2020, S.P.B. was admitted to a private hospital, as he was infected with the coronavirus. After hearing this, his fans got devastated and called both S.P.B. and Charan through phone for his health updates. Charan had been releasing the health update of his dad almost every day. When the hospital management said that the legendary singer would be discharged soon, the fans dreamt that they would see their music god, soon on a musical concert. But, S.P.B.'s health started deteriorating and he left for the eternal world on 25th September 2020, leaving Charan, his family, friends and fans in heavy pain. Earlier, Charan thanked S.P.B.'s fans for their concern and their prayers.