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Babul Supriyo

Babul Supriyo
The Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Shri Babul Supriyo addressing at the inauguration of the DigiDhan Mela, in Agartala on February 21, 2017.jpg
Babul Supriyo,Minister of States
Minister of State, Government of India
Assumed office

31 May 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Minister Prakash Javadekar
MoS of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Preceded by Mahesh Sharma
In office

12 July 2016 – 30 May 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
MoS of Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Preceded by G.M. Siddeshwara
Succeeded by Arjun Ram Meghwal
In office

9 November 2014 – 12 July 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
MoS of Ministry of Urban Development,Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office

23 May 2014
Preceded by Bansa Gopal Chowdhury
Constituency Asansol
Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture
In office

1 September 2014 – 9 November 2014
Appointed by Sumitra Mahajan

Speaker of the Lok Sabha
Personal details
Born
Babul Supriyo Baral


(1970-12-15) 15 December 1970 (age 48)

Uttarpara, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
  • Riaa

    (m. 1995; div. 2015)
  • Rachna Sharma (m. 2016)
Education B.com(Hons)
Alma mater University of Calcutta
Occupation
  • Politician
  • actor
  • playback singer
Awards
Website Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change

Babul Supriyo (born 15 December 1970)[1][2] is an Indian playback singer, live performer, television host, actor and politician.

He is a Member of Parliament from Asansol in the 17th Lok Sabha and the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in the Union Council of Ministers. He made a career as playback singer in Hindi cinema in the mid-nineties and has sung for many films since then. He primarily sings in Hindi and Bengali. However, he has also done playback singing in 11 other languages during his musical career.

He entered politics in 2014 and joined Narendra Modi's government.

Early life [ edit ]

Supriyo was born and brought up in Uttarpara, a small town on the banks of the Hooghly River in West Bengal. His parents are Sunil Chandra Baral and Sumitra Baral.[3] Babul comes from a musical family and was greatly influenced by his grandfather, Banikantha NC Baral, a Bengali vocalist and composer. He won several inter-school and inter-college music compositions, and had performed in All India Radio and Doordarshan.[4] He attended Don Bosco School during which he became an "All India Don Bosco Music Champion" in 1983, and "The Most Enriching Talent" in 1985. He completed his bachelor's degree in commerce from Serampore College in 1991.[5]

When he entered the entertainment industry, he changed his birth name Supriya Baral to Babul Supriyo.

Personal life [ edit ]

Supriyo was introduced to Riaa at a Shah Rukh Khan concert in Toronto.[6] They married each other in 1995. His first child Sharmilee was born in 1999. Supriyo and Riaa stayed divorced in October 2015.[7] He remarried on 9 August 2016 to Rachna Sharma, an air hostess of Jet Airways.[8]

Political career [ edit ]

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee administering the oath as Minister of State to Shri Babul Supriya (Babul Supriyo) Baral, at a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on November 09, 2014.

An ardent admirer of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi, Supriyo was introduced to Bharatiya Janta Party in March 2014. In 2014 Indian general election, he was nominated by the party as their candidate for Asansol Lok Sabha constituency, West Bengal and won it by defeating Dola Sen.[9] He was inducted to Narendra Modi's government as the Union Minister of State, Ministry of Urban Development; and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation on 9 November 2014.[10] He became the youngest minister.[4] He served in these ministries till 12 July 2016, after which his portfolio was changed to Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.[11][12]

In the 2019 Indian general election, Supriyo again won from the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate defeating Moon Moon Sen by 1.97 lakh votes, and securing a total of 6.32 lakh votes.[13][14] In May 2019, he became Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change.[15]

Member of Parliament

Election Constituency Party Votes % ±
2014 Asansol Bharatiya Janata Party 6,33,378 51.16 Increase 14.41
2019 Asansol Bharatiya Janata Party 4,19,983 36.75 Increase 31.19

On 19 September 2019, Supriyo was attacked by students after he was invited to attend an event at Calcutta's Jadavpur University.[16][17]

On 13 August 2019, Supriyo Babul, accused the state government of not giving food for the cyclone affected people in Fazarganj for 5 days.[18]

Singing career [ edit ]

Babul Supriyo at Premiere of 'Rock Of Ages'

After a brief work at the Standard Chartered Bank, Supryio chose singing as a full-time career.[19][20] He moved to Mumbai in 1992 to make a career in Bollywood. Kalyanji gave him a break, and took him to perform abroad at their live shows. In 1993 he toured Canada and USA with Amitabh Bachchan. He also toured US with Asha Bhonsle in 1997 and 1999.[5] Besides playback singing, he has also done several stage shows.[21] Babul Supriyo performed at Powai Sarvajanin Durgotsav in 2011.

His breakthrough came with "Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukara" in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai in 2000, the debut film of Hrithik Roshan.[5] Some of his other popular Bollywood songs are "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. He sang the opening themes of Balaji Telefilms serials.[22]

Albums [ edit ]

  • Hoyto Tomari Jannya (1999)
  • Sochta Hun (2003)
  • Kuch Aisa Lagta Hai
  • Sunoh (2008)
  • Kotobaar O Bhebechinu
  • Jodi Jantem
  • Babul Baul (2014)
  • Mone Robe (2011) : A Rabindra Sangeet album comprising 10 songs sung by Babul Supriyo & Alka Yagnik.
  • Just Tomake
  • What The Folk
  • Timeless

Discography [ edit ]

As a playback singer [ edit ]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Song Name Composer Notes
1994 Prem Yog Zindagi Char Din Ki Bappi Lahiri
Kranti Kshetra Malan Thara Baag Mein

Shor Machaongi
Nadeem-Shravan
1995 Gaddaar Baraste Paani Ka Maza Nadeem-Shravan Uncredited
1996 Agni Sakshi O Piya O Piya Nadeem-Shravan
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi Aaj Meri Zindagi Anu Malik
Shastra Kuch Hua Re Hua Re Aadesh Shrivastava
Himmatvar Kitni Chahat Chhupaye Baitha Hoon Nadeem-Shravan
1997 Saat Rang Ke Sapne Aati Hai To Chal Nadeem-Shravan
Naseeb Tumhi Ne Meri Zindagi Nadeem-Shravan
Aar Ya Paar Jo Hoga Hone Do Viju Shah
Jeevan Yudh Sun Sajana Tere Bin Nadeem-Shravan
1998 Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Taram Pam A.R.Rahman
1999 Hello Brother Hata Saawan Ki Ghata Sajid-Wajid
2000 Bechainee Tumse Nahin Koi Pyaara Sanam Charles Srinivasan
Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukara Rajesh Roshan
Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke

Do Lafzo Mein

Hai Deewane Yeh Ishq Mera

Yeh Sama Yeh Nazare

Koi Taza Hawa

Ek Haseen Ladki
Jatin-Lalit
Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa Chori Chori Chupke Chupke Ismail Darbar
Aaghaaz Aaghaaz Karo

Man Tera Mera Man
Anu Malik
Kaali Ki Saugandh Raees
2001 Chori Chori Chupke Chupke Chori Chori Chupke Chupke Anu Malik
Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai Maine Koi Jadoo

Jabse Dekha Hai
Anu Malik
Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar Govinda Anand-Milind
Kasautii Zindagii Kay Kasautii Zindagii Kay TV series
Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya Style Nasha Tera

Sajanniya Re
Himesh Reshammiya
Boond Goriya Re Goriya Re Rajendara-Liyaqat
Albela Hai Mera Dil Tu

Sarse Sarak Gayee
Jatin-Lalit
Ittefaq Main Aashiq Hoon Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen
Dial 100 Sunil Jha & Raja Sen
2002 Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai

Kehna Hai

Ab Ke Saawan Mein

Kehna Hai (Solo)
Babloo Chakravorty
Jeena Sirf Merre Liye Jeena Sirf Merre Liye

Pyaar Mange
Nadeem-Shravan
Kaaboo Aey Babu Anchal Talesara
Company Pyar Pyar Mein Sandeep Chowta
Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai? Aarzoo Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai Meri Tarah Tum Bhi Sajid-Wajid
Gunaah Hamne Tumko Dil Ye De Diya

Jab Dil Churaya
Anand Raj Anand
Deewangee Dholi O Dholi Ismail Darbar
2003 Dil Ka Rishta Dil Ka Rishta (Sad) Nadeem-Shravan
Hungama Pari Pari Hai Ek Pari Nadeem-Shravan
Chori Chori Aate Aate Sajid-Wajid
Out of Control Tera Chandsa Yeh Chehera

Kudhi Vi Soni

Tu Mera Hai Sanam
Anand Raj Anand
Kucch To Hai Hai Rey Anu Malik
Leena On The Chhuk Chhuk Mix Leena O Leena

Tum Aa Gaye Ho

Chhookar Mere Mann Ko

Meri Pyaari Behniya

Le Jaaynge
Harry Anand Remix video which had TV actor Eijaz Khan in his first few roles
DJ Hot Remix Kehdoon Tumhain Harry Anand Remix video which had TV actor Eijaz Khan in his first few roles
Escape from Taliban Rimil Baba Babul Bose
Ek Aur Ek Gyarah Yeh Mann Mera Bada Hi Chaliyan Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Andaaz Aayega Maza Ab Barsaat Ka Nadeem-Shravan
Zameen Bas Ek Baar Himesh Reshammiya
Wrong Number Kabhi Jabhi Koi Chehra Daboo Malik
2004 Plan Aane Wala Pal Anand Raj Anand
Hum Tum Hum Tum Jatin-Lalit
DJ Hot Remix Vol.2 & The Return Of Kaanta Mix Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahaan

Kehdoon Tumhain

Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankain

Vaada Karo Nahi Chhodogi Tum Meraa Saath

Khizaan Ke Phool Pe

Leena O Leena
Harry Anand Remix album
Naam Gum Jaayegaa Tera Palkein Jo Uthin Anand-Milind
Suno Sasurjee Saason Se Saasein Sanjeev Darshan
Sweet Honey Mix Pardesiya Harry Anand Remix album
Miss Spicy Mix Pardesiya

Aaj Rapat Jaayn
Harry Anand Remix album featuring Rakhi Sawant in one of her first few roles
Baby Love – Ek Pardesi Mera Dil Le Gaya Lekar Hum Deewanaa Dil

Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi
Remix album
DJ Aqeel – Disco 82 Disco 82 DJ Aqeel Remix album
Play Gal Mix Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon (Version 2) Harry Anand Remix album
Rok Sako To Rok Lo Haan Mujhe Thaam Le

Rok Sako To Rok Lo
Jatin Lalit
2005 Vaada Main Ishq Uska Himesh Reshammiya
DJ Hot Remix Vol 3 Aray Yaar Harry Anand Remix album
Chaahat – Ek Nasha Dil Ki Baat Anand Raj Anand
Chehraa Kabhi Khamosh Baithogi Anu Malik
Zameer Dil Ke Badle Dil To

Tere Pyar Ne Deewana

Zindagi Ke Faisle Mein
Jatin Lalit
DJ Hot Remix Vol 4 Pardesiya

Khizzaan Ke Phool Pe
Harry Anand Remix album
Dus Chhaam Se Vishal-Shekhar
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya Teri Meri Love Story Himesh Reshammiya
71/2 Phere Tera Saath Hai Kitna Pyare Shantanu Moitra
2006 Fanaa Chanda Chamke Jatin-Lalit
Bombay Vikings – Zara Nazron Se Kahdo Kehdoon Tumhain

Pardesiya

Khizzaan Ke Phool Pe

Leena O Leena
Harry Anand Remix album
Sanober & The Masti Express Pardesiya Harry Anand Remix album
Vivah Hamari Shaadi Mein Ravindra Jain
Rakhi Bandhili Mo Rakhiba Mana Malay Misra Odia film
Mantra Shakti Jackson & Shakeer
2007 Laaga Chunari Mein Daag Zara Gungunalein Chalo Shantanu Moitra
To Bina Mo Kahani Adha Kholide Tora Gabhaa

Sabuthu Alagaa Aama Prema
Santiraj Khosla Odia film
2010 Sanam Hum Aapke Hain... Dil Ne Jo Bhi Kaha Maine Manna Manoj – Vijay
Diwana Malay Misra Odia film
2011 Balunga Toka Abhijit Mazumdar Odia film
2013 Paribeni Kehi Alaga Kari Odia film
2018 Laila Majnu Sarphira Niladri Kumar Hindi

Bengali songs [ edit ]

Year Film Songs Co-Singers Composers
2000 Sasurbari Zindabad "Premeri Railgadi" Poornima Babul Bose
"Chokh Tule Dekhona Ke Eseche" Poornima Babul Bose
"Aaj Ami" Solo Babul Bose
"Jago Ma Maharani" Poornima Babul Bose
2001 Pratibad "Koli Kale Ghore Koli Haar" Solo Babul Bose
2002 Devdas Solo Babul Bose
Barkane "Ki Name Dakbo Tomake" Solo
Annadata "Hate Chabi Niye Bose" Solo Babul Bose
"Amader Katha Sudhu Mane Rekho" Sadhana Sargam, Deepa Narayan Babul Bose
Kurukshetra "Kokhono Megh Kokhono Rodh" Solo Ashok Bhadra
2003 Champion "Kobe Je Amar Naam" Solo S. P. Venkatesh
Sangee "Bombay Kapiye" Solo S. P. Venkatesh
"Kere Nili" (Happy) Mano S. P. Venkatesh
Guru "Takei Bale Bhalobasa" Sadhna Sargam Babul Bose
2004 Dadu No. 1 "Oi Chokhete Misti Hasi" Shreya Ghoshal Malay Ganguly
"Ae Bhai Re Are Bol Na Re" Udit Narayan Malay Ganguly
"Aj Aei Shubhodine" Shreya Ghoshal, Udit Narayan Malay Ganguly
2005 Swapno "Muche Jaowa Dinguli" Solo Hemanta Mukherjee, Madhu Mukherjee
"O Akash Sona Sona" Shaan Hemanta Mukherjee, Madhu Mukherjee
Yuddho "Tomar O Chokhete" Sadhna Sargam Jeet Gannguli
"Sure Sure Aaj O Mon" Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Jeet Gannguli, Sadhna Sargam Jeet Gannguli
Shubhodrishti "Sankha Baja Tora" Shreya Ghoshal Jeet Gannguli
"Pagole Kina Bole" Shreya Ghoshal Jeet Gannguli
"Tumi Amar Chiro" Shreya Ghoshal Jeet Gannguli
Manik "Subho Janmodin" Solo Babul Bose
"Tomake Peye Chena Prithibi" Shreya Ghoshal Babul Bose
"Ke Dekheche Age" Shreya Ghoshal Babul Bose
"Kauke Bhalo Laage" Shreya Ghoshal, Priya Bhattacharya Babul Bose
2006 Kranti "Prithibi Bodle Geche" Shreya Ghoshal Jeet Gannguli
Hero "Aaha Mori Sundori" Sabeha Jeet Gannguli
2007 I Love You "Ekta Kotha Bolbo" Shreya Ghoshal Jeet Gannguli
"Dhure oi Pahar Miseche" Shreya Ghoshal, Sweta Jeet Gannguli
2008 10:10 "Kolkata" Sree Drono Acharya
2009 Antaheen "Alo Alo Rong Jomkalo Chand" (Pherari Mon) Shreya Ghoshal Shantanu Moitra
Premer Kahini "Aaj Swopno Sukher" Mahalaxmi Iyer Jeet Gannguli
"Sangsar Sukhi Hoy Romonir" Shreya Ghoshal Jeet Gannguli
2010 Ogo Bodhu Sundori "Ei To Jibon Jak Na Jedike" Solo
Bolo Na Tumi Aamar "Hate You" Monali Thakur Yuvan Shankar Raja, Jeet Gannguli (Arranger)
2015 Coke Studio@MTV Season 4 Album I Wanna Fly Sharmilee Supriyo Anupam Roy
2015 Coke Studio@MTV Season 4 Album Moner Manush Satyaki Banerjee, Anupam Roy Lalon Fakir, Anupam Roy
2016 Jodi Jantem Album Jodi Jantem Solo Durbadal Chatterjee
2016 Kotobaro Bhebechinu Album Kotobaro Bhebechinu Solo Violin Brothers
2016 Mone Robe Album Mone Robe Alka Yagnik Atanu Sen
2017 Bengali Puja Song Aaye Phirey Aaye Solo Jeet Gannguli
2018 Kishore Kumar Junior Sedino Akashe Chilo Kato Tara Solo Indraadip Dasgupta
2019 BJP Theme Song Ei Trinamool R Na Solo
2019 Gotro Mashima Hitler Solo Anindya Chatterjee

Awards and honours [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

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