S. P. Charan

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Sripathi Panditharadhyula Balasubrahmanyam Charan is an Indian film playback singer, actor, and producer known for his works primarily in Tamil and Telugu films.

S. P. B. Charan
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Born
Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam Charan

(1972-01-07) 7 January 1972 (age 49)[1]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
  • film producer
  • anchor
  • voice over artist
  • stage performer
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)Smitha (m.1998; div.2002)
Aparna (m.2012-present)
Parents

He is the son of late Indian legendary singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. He first worked as a playback singer in Telugu cinema and Tamil. He ventured into acting with the 2003 Kannada film Hudugigagi and is probably best known for his performance in the 2008 film Saroja.[2] He has established a film production company called Capital Film Works, and produced several Tamil films, including the cult hit Chennai 600028 in 2007 and the National Film Award-winning Aaranya Kaandam in 2012.[3]

Early lifeEdit

Charan was born into a Telugu family to singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and his wife, Savitri. He was born and raised in Chennai. Charan, has 1 elder sister : Pallavi. He Studied in Asan Memorial CBSE School, Chennai in which the popular Tamil actor Ajithkumar also studied with him and was a School friend of him. He received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Pace University in New York, USA in 1994 and completed a two-year course in Film and Television.[4][5]

CareerEdit

ActorEdit

Charan first acted with his father in a film called Maha Yedabidangi, directed by K. S. L. Swamy, but the film was not released.[6][7] Balachander's son Kailasam approached him to act in the television serial Oonjal, produced by K. Balachander and directed by Sundar K. Vijayan.[5] It was followed by Radan's Annamalai. He also starred in a TV serial named Bommaigal in Tamil and Akka Chellulu in Telugu.[4] His first release was the Kannada film Hudugigagi in 2003, directed by B. Manjunath.[8] In 2008, he played one of the lead roles in Venkat Prabhu's Saroja. On his performance, Sify wrote: "S.P.B Charan as Jagapathy Babu suits the role and is fantastic".[9] He acted in Va, in which he played Shiva's prospective brother-in-law.[10] He acted in two Tamil films Vanavarayan Vallavarayan[11] and Vizhithiru.

ProducerEdit

Charan established the film production company Capital Film Works, in 2002. Their first production was the film Unnai Charanadainthen, in which Charan played the lead role, alongside his friend Venkat Prabhu.[3][12] The film, which notably featured musical score by Charan's father, Balasubrahmanyam, received four Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.[3] Charan revealed that he decided to produce the film after hearing Samuthirakani's narration.[5] He further produced the Jayam Ravi-starrer Mazhai (2005), a remake of the Telugu film Varsham,[13] which was not well received.[5] His next production was Venkat Prabhu's directorial debut Chennai 600028 (2007), considered a trend-setting film that featured 11 newcomers in the lead and became one of 2007's biggest commercial as well as critical successes.[5][14] In 2011, his sixth production Aaranya Kaandam, was released to critical acclaim and became noted for getting 52 cuts by the regional Central Board of Film Certification.[15] Although it did not achieve the expected box office success, Charan won a Swarna Kamal at the 59th National Film Awards as a producer of the film.[16] His next production will be Thirudan Police, by another debutant, Caarthick Raju.[17]

Playback singerEdit

Charan began working as a playback singer in 1997 with "Deepangal pesum" from Devathai, under Ilaiyaraaja's direction. About being the son of an icon, he stated: "my voice sounds so much like appa, people might not want to use a similar voice. When SPB himself is rocking, why would composers need his clone?"[18] He has sung for composers M. M. Keeravani, A. R. Rahman and Devi Sri Prasad. Charan's most popular songs include "Nagila Nagila" from Alaipayuthey, "Mellaga" from Varsham, "Nenu Nenuga Lene" from Manmadhudu, "I Love you Shailaja" from Mazhai, "Please Sir" from Boys, "Maaja Maaja" from Jillunu Oru Kadhal, "Oru Nanban Irundhal" from Enakku 20 Unakku 18, "O Shanti" from Vaaranam Aayiram, "Nee Naan" from Mankatha. In 2010, he recorded a song on the Kadhal 2 Kalyanam soundtrack for Yuvan Shankar Raja and recorded with his father for the first time in Tamil for the film Aadukalam,[10] for which they both won the Vijay Award for Best Male Playback Singer.[19]

He is also seen singing in many of the concerts and stage shows.

Personal lifeEdit

In 1996, he and childhood friends Venkat Prabhu and Premgi Amaren set up a music band called Next Generation, which also had Yugendran and Thaman as members.[5][20][21]

His first marriage was with Smitha in 1998 which have got ended divorce in 2002. Then he got married again to Aparna in 2012.

Charan underwent a notable weight loss in late 2010.[22] In response to speculation, he stated it was in response to becoming health-conscious.[18]

On 25 September 2020, his father S.P Balasubrahmanyam died of breathing difficulties due to COVID-19 in MGM hospital in Chennai.

FilmographyEdit

As ActorEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1999 Maha Edabidangi Kannada
2003 Hudugigagi Prasad Kannada
2003 Unnai Charanadainthen Nandha Tamil
2003 Boys (Telugu version) Voice for Siddarth Telugu
2004 Naalo Telugu
2007 Nyabagam Varuthe Babu Tamil
2008 Saroja Jagapathi Babu Tamil
2010 Drohi Venkat Tamil Guest appearance
Va Marthandan Tamil
2014 Vanavarayan Vallavarayan Siva Tamil
2015 Moone Moonu Varthai Sethuraman Tamil Guest appearance
2017 Vizhithiru Saravanan Tamil

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Channel Language Notes
2001 Oonjal Vijay TV Tamil
2002 Annamalai Sun TV Tamil As Ulaganathan
Akka Chellellu Telugu
2014–2015 Nenjathai Killaadhe Zee Tamil Tamil As Murali
2018 Super Singer Junior 6 Vijay TV Tamil Judge
2015- Now Swarabhishekam Etv Telegu Performer

As ProducerEdit

Year Film Notes
2003 Unnai Charanadainthen
2005 Mazhai
2007 Chennai 600028 Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Film
2009 Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum
2010 Naanayam
2011 Aaranya Kaandam (Won a Golden Lotus Award as the producer)
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Film
2014 Thirudan Police
2015 Moone Moonu Varthai
2016 Chennai 600028 II

Tamil discographyEdit

List of Tamil songs sung by S. P. B. Charan.[23]

No Song Music Director Film Co-singers Notes
1 "Aaja Meri Soniye" Yuvan Shankar Raja Saroja Premji Amaren, Vijay Yesudas
2 "Adidaa Nayaandiyaa" Yuvan Shankar Raja Goa Yugendran
3 "Ayyayo Nenju" G. V. Prakash Kumar Aadukalam S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Prashanthini
4 "Chik Chik Chinna" Deva Azhagana Naatkal Sujatha
5 "Deepangal Pesum" Ilayaraja Devathai Sandhya
6 "Devaloga Rani" Devi Sri Prasad Mayavi Kalpana
7 "Happy New Year" Srikanth Deva Adhi Narayana Preethi
8 "Hey Vaada" Bharani (music director) Tharagu Sadhana Sargam
9 "Inithu Inithu" Devi Sri Prasad Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu Sumangali
10 "Jumbo" Yuvan Shankar Raja Rishi Sujatha
11 "Kadaloram" Yuvan Shankar Raja Kungama Poovum Konjum Puravum
12 "Kadhal Sadugudu" A. R. Rahman Alaipayuthey
13 "Maja Maja" A. R. Rahman Sillunu Oru Kadhal Shreya Ghoshal
14 "Mannile" Devi Sri Prasad Mazhai Sumangali
15 "Nee Naan" Yuvan Shankar Raja Mankatha Bhavatharini
16 "Oh Shanthi" Harris Jayaraj Vaaranam Aayiram Clinton
17 "Oru Nanban" A. R. Rahman Enakku 20 Unakku 18 Chinmayi
18 "Oru Ponna Parthein Mama" Deena Devrajan India Pakistan
19 "Please Sir" A. R. Rahman Boys Chinmayi, Clinton, Kunal
20 "Yaro Yarukkul" Yuvan Shankar Raja Chennai 600028 Venkat Prabhu, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
21 "Vellaikodi" Yuvan Shankar Raja Kadhal 2 Kalyanam
22 "Maalai Pon Maalai" G V Prakash Kumar Udhayam NH4 Bela Shende
23 "Kanipinchavamma" M. M. Keeravani Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu
24 "Enakkaaga Poranthaayae" Justin Prabhakaran Pannaiyarum Padminiyum Anu Anand
25 "Kadavul Thandha" Devi Sri Prasad Maayavi Kalpana, Tippu
26 "Dheivam" Yuvan Shankar Raja Thirudan Police
27 "Unmela Aasapattu" Yuvan Shankar Raja Vaazhthukal Anuradha Sriram
28 "Felomina Ni Enthan" Deva Maaran S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Mathangi
29 "Vizhamale irukka mudiyuma" Maragadhamani Student Number 1 K. S. Chithra
30 "Pa Paba Pa" Karthikeya Murthy Moone Moonu Varthai Mukesh
31 "Ketta News" Karthikeya Murthy Moone Moonu Varthai Ilaiyaraja
32 "Adiyae Enna Viraga" Azhagar Ponraj "Naan Pon Ondru Kanden"
33 "Poorale" G V Prakash Kumar "Annakodi" Manasi MM
34 "Ulagam engum Dhoni Yee" Rochak Kohli M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (D)
35 "Oho endhan Baby" G V Prakash Kumar Putham Pudhu Kaalai Bhavani Sre
36 "Manmadhan Naan Dhaana" G V Prakash Kumar Putham Pudhu Kaalai
37 Punnagaiku Deva Appu Sukhwander singh, Anupama deshpande
38 Choodithandha SA Rajkumar Anandham Yugendran, Unni Menon,Sujatha
39 Chandira Mandalathai Vidyasagar Nilave Vaa Vijay, Harini
40 Varai En thozhiyae Vidyasagar Arasiyal Harini, Shubha Mudgal
41 Kosuvam Sorugi Varshan Magalirkkaga Swarnalatha
42 Thiruvizha (Happy New year) Srikanth Deva Aathi Narayana Preethi, Samyuktha
43 Penne Penne Thaman Savaale Samali
44 Kaaliyana Saalayil Yatish Mahadev Sonna Puriyathu Chinmayi
45 Vaadagai Koodu Ashwath Naganathan Nalanum Nandhiniyum Shreya Ghosal
46 Achamillai Natarajan Sankaran Moodar Koodam
47 Oru Oorula Natarajan Sankaran Moodar Koodam
48 Oru Nayagan Premji Amaran Thozha (2008 film) Venkat Prabhu, Premji Amaren Remix
49 Oh Manalea Deva Kallazhagar Anuradha Sriram
50 Raathiri Nadu Raathiri Sirpy Seerivarum Kaalai Harini
51 Kamaniyam Suba Ramaniyam Maragathamani Akilandakodi Brahmandanayagan (D)
52 Unakkoruthi Illayaraja Punniyavathi Sunitha Unreleased movie
53 Oh Manase Anup Rubens Jairam(D)
54 Unnai Partha Deva Gajendra Sharmila
55 Empaera SP Abhishek Meyyazhagi Chinmayi
56 Oh Nenje Sankar Ganesh Darling, Darling, Darling S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Pallavi, Vasantha
57 Thulli Thuli Yuvan Shankar Raja Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga Sujatha Mohan
58 Kooda Mela Koodu Vechi Sirpy Kannan Varuvan Chithra, Yugendran
59 Naam Indru Premgi Live telecast

Telugu discographyEdit

Year Film Song Composer(s) Co-Singer(s)
1997 Kurralla Rajyam "Pe Pe Pelandi" Vandemataram Srinivas Mano, Murali
"Kusti Patee"
"Osi Pillo" Swarnalatha
1998 Daddy Daddy "Love Paatalu" Vandemataram Srinivas SPB
"Andhamaina Guvvalu"
2000 Chiru Navvuto "Ninnala Monnala" Mani Sharma
Sakhi (D) "Kailove Chedugudu" A. R. Rahman Naveen
Annayya "Bava Chandamamalu" Mani Sharma SPB, K. S. Chithra
Yuvakudu "Maikam Kadidi" Mani Sharma
Thenali "Poredabatai" A. R. Rahman Pallavi
"Thenali"
2001 Nuvvu Nenu "Priyathama" R. P. Patnaik Usha
Murari "Ekkada Ekkada" Mani Sharma Harini
12B (D) "O Punami Puvva" Harris Jayaraj Gopika Poornima
Manasantha Nuvve "Cheppave Prema" R. P. Patnaik Sujatha Mohan
2002 Kalusukovalani "Tala Talamani" Devi Sri Prasad Harini
Takkari Donga "Bagundammo" Mani Sharma Usha
Manmadhudu "Nenu Nenuga Lene" Devi Sri Prasad
O Chinadana "Vonti Meeda Pattu Koka" Vidyasagar Mano, Sujatha Mohan, Swarnalatha
Thotti Gang "Nuvve Kaavali" Devi Sri Prasad Sumangali
Sreeram "Monalisa" R. P. Patnaik
"Chinna Chitunavvutoti" Usha
Okato Number Kurradu "Orey Nuvvu Naaku" M. M. Keeravani K. S. Chithra
2003 Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu "Kanipinchaavamma" M. M. Keeravani
Gangotri "Railu Bandi Railu" M. M. Keeravani Ganga
"Oka Thotalo Oka Kommalo" Malavika
"Ganga Nijanga" Sunitha
Kalyana Ramudu "Sitakokamma" Mani Sharma Shankar Mahadevan
Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu "Telugu Bhasha" R. P. Patnaik
Evare Athagadu "Ee Jagame Oka Aakasham" Mani Sharma
"Evaramma Athagadu" Sri Vardhini
Ninne Ishtapaddanu "I Love You" R. P. Patnaik Kousalya
Simhadri "Cheema Cheema" M. M. Keeravani Ganga
"Chiraku Anuko" K. S. Chithra
Boys (D) "Please Sir" A. R. Rahman Kunal Ganjawala, Chinmayi
Chantigadu "Chirugalilaa" Vandemataram Srinivas Usha
Maa Alludu Very Good "Muthyala Pallakilo" M. M. Keeravani K. S. Chithra
"Mavagaru Pilla Nachindi" SPB, Pallavi
Seetayya "Adhishankarula" M. M. Keeravani Sunitha
Goodachari No 1 Tholi prema Pravin Mani Gopika Poornima
2004 Gudumba Shankar "Chiguraaku Chatu Chiluka" Mani Sharma Sunitha
"Emantaro" Harini
Varsham "Mellaga Karagani" Devi Sri Prasad Sumangali
Yagnam "Em Chesavo Naa Manasu" Mani Sharma Shreya Ghoshal
Samba "Tagilanidi Rabba" Mani Sharma Ganga
"Nandamuri Chandamama" Sujatha Mohan
Manmadha (D) "Kadanna Preme" Yuvan Shankar Raja
Sakhiya "Vaana Vatsayana" Mani Sharma Sunitha
Ammayi Bagundi "Ammayi Bagundi" M. M. Srilekha
Arjun "Aey Pilla" Mani Sharma Shreya Ghoshal
2005 Allari Bullodu "Andhamante Evaridi" M. M. Keeravani Sunitha
Avunanna Kadanna "Gudi Gantala" R. P. Patnaik Usha
Dhairyam "Neetho Cheppana" Anup Rubens Sravani
2006 Shock "Nee Venta Nene" Ajay−Atul Kousalya
Happy "Yegire Mabbulalona" (Version l) Yuvan Shankar Raja
Nuvvu Nennu Prema (D) "Maja Maja Maaja" A. R. Rahman Shreya Ghoshal
Sri Ramadasu "Chaalu Chaalu" M. M. Keeravani Sunitha
2008 Swagatam "Okarikokaru" R. P. Patnaik Madhushree
Surya s/o Krishnan (D) "Om Shanti Shanti" Harris Jayaraj Kriss
2008 Maa Vaadu Vacha Vacha Yuvan shankar Raj Sumangali
2009 Kasko "Nachchavey"
2010 Shopping Mall (D) Tana Roopam G.V Prakash Kumar,

VijayAnthony

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2010 Paiyya- Awaara(D) Yedho Yuvan Shankar Raja
2012 Mask Naataina Krishna Kumar
2014 Oka Laila Kosam "Oka Laila Kosam" Anup Rubens Divya
2015 Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini "Madana Mohana" Hari Pranavi
2016 M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (D) "Prathi Gaalilo Dhoni yee" Rochak Kohli
2018 Inttelligent "Chamak Chamak"(Remix) S. Thaman Harini Ivaturi

Hindi discographyEdit

Song Composer(s) Film Year Co-Singer(s)
"Devare Devare" Vidyasagar Chandramukhi (D)
"Athindom -Kali ho tum koi mehki re mehki" Vidyasagar Chandramukhi (D)

Kannada discographyEdit

Year Kannda songs Movie Composer Co-Singers
1997 Are Kamali Kamali Bhoomi geetha Illayaraja Sunitha Updrashta
Goroo Gorookanna
1999 Usheya Udayadaa Maha Edabidangi Vijaya Bhaskar SPB, Manjula Gururaj

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