Birth: 15-12-1970, Kolkatta
Babul Supriyo (Supriya Baral) is a popular Bollywood playback singer hailing from Kolkatta. Before being a singer, he has earlier worked in Standard Chartered Bank after securing a Master's degree from University of Calcutta. In 1991, he came to Mumbai to try his luck in Hindi Cinema. Kalyanji (of Kalyanji-Anandji composer duo) gave him a break, and he soon got noticed by other composers. Besides playback singing, he has also done several stage shows across the globe.Babul has sung some memorable Hindi film songs such as Kaho na Pyar hai (Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai), Pari Pari Hai ek Pari (Hungama), Hum Tum (Hum Tum) and Chanda Chamke (Fanaa). He is the anchor of the hit television show 'K for KISHORE'. Babul is also known for singing the opening themes of well known Balaji Telefilms daily soaps. He has recorded an album of Tagore's songs titled 'Jodi Jantem'. He is one of the judges of a Bengali TV reality show on music, named Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs.
He always cherished the dream of becoming a playback singer and inspite of a lot of opposition, he bravely left his job and migrated to Mumbai in November 1992.
He was very well received by the audience in his first non-film album, titled 'Khoya Khoya Chand' with Alka Yagnik. His also released his solo debut album 'Sochta Hun' which was very successful and was honoured by M T.V. IMMIES Award. He has also hosed Zee T.V.'s popular musical programme Sa Re Ga Ma Sony Entertainment Television’s prime time musical reality show K For Kishore. He has won all the major awards in Bengal including the coveted Bengal Film Journalists Award, Anandlok Award, Star Jolsha Award, Etv Award, and the Zee TV Awards several times for Playback in Films, Non-film songs and Anchoring on TV. Later he released his second music album 'Kuch Aisa Laghta Hai' in September 2005. He has also probably sung the largest number of remixes. Babul also writes articles on current affairs and sports in popular newpapers and magazines like Times of India, Hindustan Times, Anandobazar Patrika etc. He was also featured as the lead actor in Bengali Film Chander Bari. His film is Ogo Bodhu Shundori, which is a interesting take on of Uttam Kumar's last film where he has played the lead role apart from singing all the songs, sung by Kishore Kumar in the original film.
With a not-so-long struggle behind him, Babul has managed to carve a niche for himself in this highly competitive field of playback singing by virtue of his honest hard work and a sweet voice, which is a rich blend of rich melody and emotions.