Friday, July 20 2012
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He has dominated the airwaves of TT for many years with his romantic and patriotic songs. And this weekend Kumar Sanu, one of India’s leading playback singers will make his eighth appearance in this country alongside Zee TV couple Karan and Abha.
These India-based stars will perform with TT’s Anil Bheem, Wendy Khan, Satnaraine Ragoo and Guyana’s Mahendra Ramkhellawan with dancer Akansha Mohan at the Maracas Nightclub on Sunday at 5 pm. This star studded event promises to be one of the most spectacular shows to hit this country as the stage is set for song, music and dance straight from India.
Sanu continues to rule the airwaves with his sultry voice in songs that set the mood for romance. He has bee awarded the Filmfare Best Male Playback Award over five consecutive years and was chosen by the Government of India for the prestigious Padma Shri Award in 2009.
Sanu follows in the footstep of his father Pashupati Bhattacharya who was a vocalist and composer. He began performing publicly in 1979, singing at shows and restaurants around Calcutta. In 1987, music director and singer Jagjit Singh offered Sanu the chance to sing in the Hindi film Aandhiyan. Sanu then relocated to Mumbai, where Kalyanji-Anandji gave him chance to sing in the film Jaadugar. Kalyanji-Anandji suggested that he change his name from Kedar Nath Bhattacharya to Kumar Sanu.
Sanu often collaborated with Nadeem-Shravan. Some of their big success included songs from movies like Aashiqui (1990), Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991), Sadak (1991), Saajan (1991), Deewana (1992), Dil Ka Kya Kasoor (1992), Kal Ki Awaz (1992), Shreeman Aashique (1993), Salami (1993), Damini – Lightning (1993), Dilwale (1994), Agni Sakshi (1996), Raja Hindustani (1996), Jeet (1996), Pardes (1997), Sirf Tum (1999), Kasoor (2001), Andaaz (2003), among others. Sanu started his work with Jatin Lalit from the 1992 film Khiladi, from then on he provided his voices for hit movies like Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992), Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993) Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Khamoshi, Yes Boss (1997), Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998), Ghulam (1998), Dil Kya Kare (1999).
In a career spanning two decades he has sung with other composers including R D Burman, Anand-Milind, Anu Malik, Himesh Reshammiya, Ismail Darbar, Kalyanji Anandji, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Rajesh Roshan, Sajid-Wajid, Viju Shah, Uttam Singh, Raam Laxman, Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen, Anand Raj Anand, Aadesh Shrivastava, Vishal-Shekhar, M. M. Keeravani and Vishal Bharadwaj and also AR Rahman.
Abha (Suhasi Goradia Dhami), is the daughter of a well known theatre artist and as a child, she would attend her mother`s stage shows. She has worked on two South Indian movies, and the serial Antariksha. She has also acted in the Star Plus serial Aek Chaabi Hai Pados Mein and has also done numerous ad films. She is a trained classical dancer, singer, actress and she will be doing her “Bharatnatyam” when she performs in TT. Karan Grover on the other hand has the boy next door kind of appeal as he brings a package of good looks and enlightening personality to the stage.