Kedarnath Bhattacharya (born 23 September 1957), better known as Kumar Sanu, is a leading Indian singer. He is noted for his contributions as a playback singer in the Bollywood. He was awarded the Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award for five consecutive years.
In 2009, the Government of India awarded him Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, in recognition of his achievements. Sanu has sung more than 18,500 songs in 23 different languages.
Sanu started his playback career in 1986 with a Bangladeshi film Tin Kanya, which was directed by Shibli Sadiq.
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.
Sanu went on to work with composers including Naushad, Ravindra Jain, Hridayanath Mangeshkar, Pt.R K Razdan, Kalyanji Anandji, and Usha Khanna.
For the 1990 film Aashiqui, music directors Nadeem-Shravan got Sanu to sing all but one of the songs. He won the first of his record five consecutive Filmfare Awards as Best Male Playback Singer. His next Filmfare Awards came for songs in the movies Saajan (1991), Deewana (1992), Baazigar (1993), and 1942: A Love Story (1994). His first hindhi song was"Tere hum,hum o sanam".