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Age: 58 Years
Hometown: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Wife: Shalini

Palash Sen

Bio/Wiki
Full namePalash Polly Sen Sharma [1]Instagram - Palash Sen
Profession(s)Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Music Composer, Physician, Director, Actor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutSingle: “Dhoom Pichuk Dhoom” from the album Dhoom (1998)
Dhoom
Film: Filhaal (2002) as Sahil
Filhaal
Awards & Honours2012: Inducted in Hall of Fame by the Indian Recording Arts Academy at the Palm Expo in Mumbai
Palash Sen's music band award
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 September 1965 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023) 58 Years
BirthplaceLucknow, Uttar Pradesh [2]YouTube – Mashable India
Zodiac signLibra
SignaturePalash Sen's signature
NationalityIndian
HometownVaranasi, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolSt. Columba’s School, Delhi
College/University• Hansraj College, Delhi
• University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), Delhi (1985)
Palash Sen's college ID card
• Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi
Educational Qualification(s)• B.Sc. Honours in Zoology at Hansraj College, Delhi (dropped out)
• MBBS at University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), Delhi (1985)
• M.S. in Orthopedics at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi
• International Doctorate in Philanthropy
• International Doctorate in Art and Culture
• International Doctorate in Doctor Honoris Causa [3]YouTube - Signature Green Vibes [4]First Post
ReligionHinduism [5]YouTube - Signature Green Vibes
CasteBrahmin (Baidya family of Rajvaidyas- Sen Sharma) [6]YouTube - Signature Green Vibes
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian [7]YouTube – Curly Tales
Political InclinationAam Aadmi Party [8]Facebook – Palash Sen
ControversiesReceived Backlash for His Sexist Comments
In 2013, after his performance at IIT Bombay, a student from the college, Arpita Phukan Biswas, wrote a blog accusing Sen for passing sexist comments during his event. She wrote,

"He said that girls were beautiful creatures of god while men are more intelligent and a few more sexist comments.”

He received huge backlash for making such comments. However, he denied it and said that the girl misinterpreted his statements. He even demanded an apology from the college for defaming him. [9]Hindustan Times

Accused of Copying Content
In 2017, he was accused of copying the scenes from the Hindi film ‘Kaafiron Ki Namaaz' in his short film Jiya Jaye. A legal notice was sent to Sen from Bhargav Saikia, the maker of the Kaafiron Ki Namaaz. However, Palash said that he would never do such things intentionally, and he said that he was not aware that the scenes were copied. [10]The Indian Express
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsShalini (associate professor in Department of Biochemistry)
Marriage Date9 November 1990
Family
Wife/SpouseShalini Sen
Palash Sen and his wife
ChildrenSon- Kinshuk Sen (theatre artist and actor)
Palash Sen and his son
Daughter- Kyna Sen
Palash Sen with his daughter
ParentsFather- Dr Rupendra Kr Sen (deceased; physician at Northern Railway Central Hospital) (born on 17 August 1936; died on 04 March 1992)
A picture of Palash Sen's father
Mother- Dr Pushpa Sen (physician)
Palash Sen and his mother
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Dahlia Sen Oberoi (younger; Indian classical dancer, poet, songwriter, scriptwriter, university lecturer, and intellectual property rights lawyer)
Palash Sen and his sister
Favourites
Singer(s)Elvis Presley, Kishore Kumar
Euphoria Band’s SongMehfuz
AttireDhoti & Kurta
Street FoodSamosa outside Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi
MonumentOld Fort
BeverageBlack Coffee
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Toyota Fortuner
Palash Sen with his car
• Thar
Palash Sen with his Thar
• Kia Seltos
Palash Sen with his Kia Motors car

Palash Sen

Some Lesser Known Facts About Palash Sen

  • Palash Sen grew up in Jammu & Kashmir and Delhi.

    Palash Sen's childhood picture

    Palash Sen’s childhood picture

  • His father was a fan of the Indian cricketer Polly Umrigar, so he kept Palash’s name as Polly.
  • He is the 17th generation of his family to work as a physician and singer. [11]YouTube – Signature Green Vibes
  • During his school days, he actively participated in various extracurricular activities.

    Palash Sen with his schoolmates

    Palash Sen with his schoolmates

  • The Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan was his schoolmate. They performed together in various stage shows, dance performances, and musical plays. Palash was the first person to playback (singer) for Shah Rukh Khan in a musical play Wiz in his school.

    Palash Sen (right) with Shah Rukh Khan in a musical play Wiz

    Palash Sen (right) with Shah Rukh Khan in a musical play Wiz

  • Earlier, he thought of becoming an actor. However, when he participated in singing competitions in school, he started developing an interest in singing. He grew up listening to the American singer Elvis Presley. With his schoolmates, he even formed a band named Quartz.

    Palash Sen performing at the age of 16

    Palash Sen performing at the age of 16

  • During his college days, he started a music band named ‘Euphoria.’ In the initial few months of the band, he composed only English songs. Later, the Indian DJ Bhaduri joined his band.

    A picture of Palash Sen's first live performance with his band Euphoria

    A picture of Palash Sen’s first live performance with his band Euphoria

  • A few music albums released by Euphoria are ‘Phir Dhoom’ (2000), ‘Gully’ (2003), ‘Mehfuz’ (2006), ‘Sharnaagat’ (2012), and ‘Sale’ (2021).

    Mehfuz

    Mehfuz 

  • Dr. Palash Sen’s first pay as a doctor in a hospital was Rs 1200 with which he bought a motorcycle. [12]YouTube – Curly Tales
  • He started working as a doctor at his father’s clinic Dr RK Sen’s Medicare Unit in Paharganj, Delhi after his father’s demise. He once shared that he does not charge fees from his patients in his clinic.
  • He has started a music studio named Clinic in Delhi.
  • Some of the Hindi single tracks released by his band Euphoria are ‘Mantra’ (2001), ‘Halla Bol’ (2017), and ‘Alvida’ (2018).

    Alvida

    Alvida

  • The band has released various popular Hindi songs like “Sha Na Na” (1998), “Maeri” (2000), “Ab Naa Jaa,” and “Aana Meri Gully” (2003).”

    Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali

    Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali

  • As a judge, he has appeared in one of the seasons of the reality Hindi TV singing show ‘Super Singer,’ aired on Channel V.

  • Palash’s band has collaborated with various Indian singers and music bands for many Hindi songs like ‘Jeet Lo Dil’ featuring Strings (2004), ‘Saajna’ featuring Akriti Kakar (2018), ‘Saajna’ featuring Dino James (2021), and ‘Baavra’ featuring Kyna Sen (2021).

    Saajna

    Saajna

  • Euphoria released the Hindi song “Delhi Meri Jaan” for the Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi.
  • Palash, along with other members of his band Euphoria, has performed at various live shows and events.

    Palash Sen's Euphoria band

    Palash Sen’s Euphoria band

  • Palash has sung for various Hindi film songs such as “Jai Bajrangbali” from ‘Hanuman’ (2005), “Sone De Maan” from ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’ (2007 also lyricist), “Salma” from ‘Dhoondte Reh Jaoge’ (2009), “Main Kaun Hoon” from ‘Lamha’ (2010), and “Na Karo” from ‘Hum Tum aur Shabana’ (2011).
  • As a music composer, he has worked in many Hindi music videos including ‘Sha Na Na’ (2002), ‘Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali’ (2003), ‘Raja Rani’ (2003), ‘C U Later’ (2011), and ‘I Like It’ (2020). In 2010, he worked as a music composer in the Tamil film ‘Kadavule Kadavule.’
  • Apart from singing, he has also acted in a few Hindi films like ‘Mumbai Cutting’ (2010) and ‘Aisa Yeh Jahaan’ (2015).

    Aisa Yeh Jahaan

    Aisa Yeh Jahaan

  • Palash filed a copyright case against the Indian music composer Ram Sampath in 2012. Palash said that Ram had copied the chorus of Palash’s song ‘Satyamev Jayate’ in the title track of the Hindi TV serial ‘Satyamev Jayate.’ [13]India Today
  • Palash has directed a few Hindi short films like ‘Jiya Jaye Na’ (2017) and ‘Iktarfa’ (2018).

    Jiya Jaye Na

    Jiya Jaye Na

  • He loves travelling to different places and playing cricket in his spare time.

    Palash Sen playing cricket

    Palash Sen playing cricket

  • Palash is a religious person and has a deep faith in god.

    Palash Sen while doing pooja

    Palash Sen while doing pooja

  • He regularly practices yoga and visits a gym to remain fit.

    Palash Sen doing yoga

    Palash Sen doing yoga

  • According to him, his morning routine starts with reading a newspaper.
  • He once shared that after his father’s demise, he started wearing his mother’s mangalsutra during stage performances. [14]Bollywood Shaadis He said,

    My mother had a mangalsutra that she stopped wearing when my papa passed away. I started wearing the mangalsutra. I wear it. I primarily wear it on stage. It’s like her blessings are with me all the time. I also wear a Khartoush with that, which I took from Egypt. In that, the names of my parents are there on either side in Egyptian hieroglyphs.”

  • In an interview, he shared that during one of his concerts in an engineering college in Punjab, a college boy requested him to perform on the stage. Palash agreed to it and after the boy’s performance, Palash told him that he (the boy) would become a professional singer one day. Palash said that the boy was the Indian singer Badshah. [15]YouTube – Curly Tales