BALASUBRAHMANYAM TO GET CENTENARY AWARD AT IFFI 2016

Veteran singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam will be felicitated with the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year at the upcoming 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu announced here on Tuesday. "Balasubrahmanyam will be honoured for his talent. He has been working in the film industry since past five decades and has rendered more than 40,000 songs. He is a big name in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and also in Hindi. He has a melodious voice and hard working nature. It's an award, not a reward," Naidu said.

Born as Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam, the six-time National Award winning-singer holds the record of singing the maximum number of songs. He is also a recipient of civilian honours -- Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan -- conferred by the union government. Balasubrahmanyam, 70, has delivered many hit songs like "Om kaara nadhaanu" ("Shankarabharanam"), "Tere mere beech mein" ("Ek Duuje Ke Liye"), "Vedam Anuvanuvuna" ("Saagara Sangamam"), "Cheppaalani Undi" ("Rudraveena"), "Thanga Thamarai" ("Minsaara Kanavu"). The IFFI 2016 will take place from November 20-28.

Share With

  • fb
  • tw
  • gl

Latest News

Success of 'Premam' has earned me industry's confidence: Chandoo

2nd Nov,2016

Director Chandoo Mondeti feels the success of Telugu coming-of-age romantic drama "Premam", an eponymous remake of a Malayalam blockbuster, has earned him the confidence of the industry and everybody associated with it. "

More..

Balasubrahmanyam to get Centenary Award at IFFI 2016

3rd Nov,2016

Veteran singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam will be felicitated with the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year at the upcoming 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah

More..

Our paths have irreversibly diverged: Gautami on Kamal Haasan

2nd Nov,2016

Actress Gautami Tadimalla on Tuesday confirmed that she is no longer staying together with actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan.

More..

Charan trains with 'Sultan' trainer for 'Dhruva'

2nd Nov,2016

Fitness trainer Rakesh Udiyar, who had worked with superstar Aamir Khan in "Dangal" and Bollywood star Salman Khan in "Sultan", is currently working with actor Ram Charan for the upcoming Telugu action- thriller "Dhruva", said a source.

More..