Kumar Sanu is a leading Bollywood playback singer. In a career spanning over two decades, he has worked with many great music composers during his time, namely Nadeem Shravan, Jatin-Lalit, Anu Malik, Rajesh Roshan, Anand-Milind & Viju Shah.
He has a Guinness World Record to his name, singing 28 songs in a single day in 1993.
Sanu's breakthrough in Bollywood came in 1990 in the film Aashiqui. Music directors Nadeem-Shravan got Sanu to sing all but one of the songs, gaining him overnight success. These hits include Saanson ki zaroorat, Tu meri zindagi hain, Nazar ke saamne & Dheere dheere se. He won the first of his record five consecutive Filmfare awards as Best Male Playback Singer for Ab Tere Bin. His next Filmfare Awards came for songs in the movies Saajan (1991), Deewana (1992), Baazigar (1993) and 1942: A Love Story (1994).
As years progressed, Sanu became a favorite with Nadeem-Shravan as well as other music directors including Anu Malik, Jatin Lalit and Rajesh Roshan. He rendered many hit songs in movies like Sadak, Jaan Ki Kasam, Barsaat, Deewana, Baazigar, Kal Ki Awaaz, Salaami, Tadipaar, Saajan & Pardes.
Together with Alka Yagnik, the Dream Team of Indian Playback singing was coined. They are one of the best duet couples to ever grace the Bollywood scene.