Kumar Sanu Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Family, & More

Kedarnath Bhattacharya, professionally known as Kumar Sanu, is a highly acclaimed Indian playback singer who has earned the nickname ‘King of Melody’ for his soulful singing style. He drew inspiration from the legendary Bollywood singer Kishore Kumar while shaping his own singing career. Kumar Sanu is particularly renowned as the “Badshah” of romantic songs, and his melodies have a timeless quality that has captivated audiences for years. It required several years of relentless struggle before Kumar Sanu’s talents were recognized, notably by the great Jagjit Singh. In this article, you’ll find a comprehensive Kumar Sanu biography.

Kumar Sanu Biography

Kumar Sanu, a renowned Indian playback singer, rose to prominence with a string of mega-hit songs during the 1990s. His remarkable talent was consistently recognized, as he received the Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award for five consecutive years. In addition to Hindi, Kumar Sanu’s versatile voice has graced songs in various other languages, showcasing his remarkable linguistic range. He has sung in languages such as Bengali, Marathi, Nepali, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Manipuri, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Punjabi, Odia, Chhattisgarhi, Urdu, Pali, English, and his native language Bengali, both in West Bengal and Bangladesh.


Kumar Sanu comes from a Bengali family with a rich musical heritage. His father, Pashupati Bhattacharjee, was a renowned classical singer and composer who recognized Kumar Sanu’s talent at a very young age. Kumar Sanu has a brother named Tapan Bhattacharya and an elder sister named Jaishree Mukherjee.

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Kumar Sanu With his Family Picture
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Kumar Sanu With his First Wife Picture
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Kumar Sanu With his 2nd Wife Picture
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Kumar Sanu With his Children Picture
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Kumar Sanu With his Father Picture
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Kumar Sanu With his Mother Picture
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Kumar Sanu With his Girlfriend Picture

Personal Information

Real Name Kedarnath Bhattacharya
Nickname AKA Kumar Sanu
DOB (Date of Birth) 23 September 1957
Age 66 years
Birth Place Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac Sign Libra
Nationality Indian
Hometown Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Religion Hinduism


School High School
College Calcutta University, Kolkata
University Calcutta University, Kolkata

Physical Stats


Feet & Inches 5’ 11”
Meter 1.80 m
Centimeters 180 cm
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 44-36-13

Family Information

Father Name Pashupati Bhattacharya (vocalist and composer)
Mother Name N/A
Brothers Tapan Bhattacharya
Sisters Jaishree Mukherjee
Wife First Wife: Rita (Divored in 1994), Second Wife: Saloni Sanu
Children Anna (Songwriter and Author), Shannon K (foster; singer), Son– Jaan (Jico)


Girlfriend Meenakshi Seshadri (Actress)
Profession Singer, Music Director, and Politician
Net Worth 2 to 3 crore rupees


Color Yellow Black
Food Fish and chole bhature
Drink Juices
Actor/Actress Amitabh Bachchan
Songs Enna Sona
Movies The Dark Knight
Hobbies Cooking


Kumar Sanu was born on September 23, 1957, with the name Kedarnath Bhattacharya. As of the current date, he is 66 years old.


Kumar Sanu obtained his bachelor’s degree in commerce from Calcutta University. After completing his education, he embarked on his musical journey by performing at small shows and restaurants in Calcutta.

Height and weight

Kumar Sanu stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches, which is approximately 180 centimeters, and his weight is around 84 kilograms, equivalent to 185 pounds.

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Kumar Sanu began his playback singing career under the name Sanu Bhattacharya in 1983. His first significant Bollywood song was featured in the film “Hero Hiralal.” In 1986, he even ventured into the Bangladeshi film industry with “Teen Kanya,” directed by Shibli Sadiq. Kumar Sanu’s journey continued as he moved to Mumbai, where Kalyanji-Anandji provided him an opportunity to sing in the film “Jaadugar.” One of the most remarkable milestones in his career was the 1990 film “Aashiqui,” for which he sang almost all the songs. His rendition earned him the first of an unprecedented five consecutive Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer. Subsequently, he achieved this feat in the movies “Saajan” (1991), “Deewana” (1992), “Baazigar” (1993), and “1942: A Love Story” (1994).

Net Worth

Kumar Sanu’s approximate net worth is in the range of 2 to 3 crore rupees.

 Songs List

Song Other version sung by singer(s) Film
“O Priya Suno Priya” Hariharan Arjun Pandit (1999)
“Dil Ka Aalam” Nitin Mukesh Aashiqui (1990)
“Dil Ka Rishta” Udit Narayan and Babul Supriyo Dil Ka Rishta (2002)
“Kajal Kajal” Amit Kumar Sapoot (1996)
“Raja Ko Rani Se” Udit Narayan and Kumar Sanu? Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)
“Pardesi Pardesi” Udit Narayan and Suresh Wadkar (sad version) Raja Hindustani (1996)
“Aakhon Main Base ho Tum” Abhijeet Bhattacharya Takkar (1995)
“Tum Dil Ki” Abhijeet Bhattacharya Dhadkan (2000)
“Dil Ne Yeh Kaha Hai Dilse” Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan Dhadkan (2000)
“Woh Aankh Hi Kya” Sonu Nigam Khuddar (1994)
“Jeeye Toh Jeeya Kyse” Pankaj Udhas and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Saajan (1991)
“Dil Kya Kare” Udit Narayan Dil Kya Kare (1999)
“Janam Meri Janam” Udit Narayan Mr. Bechara (1996)
“O Dil Tod Ke Hasti Ho Mera” Udit Narayan Bewafa Sanam (1995)
“Is Tarah Aashiqui Ka” Amit Kumar Imtihaan (1994)
“Dil Mera Churaya Kyu” Udit Narayan Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)
“Cahaton Ka Silsila” Udit Narayan Shabd (2005)
“Jis Ghadi Tujhko” Udit Narayan Prithvi (1997 film)
“Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya” Udit Narayan, Asha Bhosle and Amit Kumar Aaina Aaina Dil ko Ravan Raaj: A True Story Pulan Visaranai Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya (1997)

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