|Full Name||Sripathi Panditharadhyula Balsubrahmanyam Charan Wikipedia|
|Other Name||S. P. B. IMDb|
|Profession(s)||Playback Singer, Actor, and Producer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Debut||Film, Kannada (Actor): Maha Edabidangi (1999)
Film, Tamil (Actor): Unnai Charanadainthen (2003)
Film, Telugu (Actor): Naalo (2004)
TV, Tamil (Actor): Oonjal (2001)
TV, Telugu (Actor): Akka Chellellu (2002)
Film, Tamil (Producer): Unnai Charanadainthen (2003)
Film, Singer (Producer): "Pe Pe Pelandi," "Kusti Patee," and "Osi Pillo" for the film Kurralla Rajyam (1997)
|Date of Birth||7 January 1972 (Friday)|
|Age (as in 2020)||48 Years|
|School||Asan Memorial CBSE School, Chennai Wikipedia|
|College/University||Pace University, USA|
|Educational Qualification(s)||• BBA Lakshman Sruthi
• Two Year Course in Film and Television Silver Screen India
|Office Address||Capital Film Works (CFW) India Private Limited, 75, Arcot Road, Saligramam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Hobbies||Cooking and Gardening|
|Controversy||In 2012, the Indian actress, Sona filed a case against S. P. Charan for sexually assaulting her. Later, Sona Heiden withdrew her case and said,
I got what I wanted from SP Charan and therefore have chosen to withdraw my complaint. However, if Charan levels allegations against me in the future, I too will respond in kind.”
Charan's comment on the whole issue was,
I’m relieved and knew that she would withdraw the case. We tried explaining to her from day one that such issues would spoil our friendship. But she didn’t listen and once again, my friends spoke to her and advised her not to invite more trouble. Hence, the case is closed!” New Indian Express
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||First Marriage: 1998-2002 (Divorced)
Second Marriage: 2012-Present
|Wife/Spouse||First Wife: Smitha
Second Wife: Aparna
|Parents||Father- Late S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (Singer and Actor)
Mother- Savithri Balasubrahmanyam
|Grandparents||Grandfather- S. P. Sambamurthy (Harikatha Artist)
Some Lesser Known Facts About S. P. Charan
- S. P. Charan is a renowned Indian playback singer, actor, and producer. He has mainly worked in Tamil and Telugu films.
- The popular Tamil actor Ajith was one of his school friends. While talking about his childhood days, Charan said,
I was a very bad student. I could probably count the number of schools I didn’t attend in Chennai.“I was a shy mommy’s boy. But I was boisterous with friends.” I gave my parents a tough time, so they found a good Samaritan who agreed to keep me in the USA.”
- In 1996, he returned to India from the USA and got an opportunity to meet the renowned Indian singer A. R. Rahman. On his meeting with him, Rahman said,
“You sound just like your father. You don’t have an accent.”
To which Charan replied,
If I’d had this opportunity before I went to the USA, I would have had an accent. Because, I was only listening to Michael Jackson and western music. But when I went there, I rediscovered legends like Ilaiyaraaja, Yesudas and SPB. I am heavily influenced by them…”
- In 1996, he started his career as a singer under the popular Indian composer Isaignani Ilaiyaraja.
- In the same year, Charan and his friends, Venkat Prabhu and Premgi Amaren, set up their music band, ‘Next Generation’. Yugendran and Thaman are also the members of the band.
- He is a well-known South Indian actor. He has acted in films of various languages, including Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu. Some of his films as an actor are ‘Hudugigagi’ (2003), ‘Saroja’ (2008), ‘Vanavarayan Vallavarayan’ (2014), and ‘Vizhithiru’ (2017).
- He has also appeared in a few television serials like ‘Annamalai’ (2002), ‘Nenjathai Killaadhe’ (2014), and ‘Super Singer Junior 6’ as judge (2018).
- Apart from acting, he has worked as a producer in many South Indian films, including ‘Mazhai’ (2005), ‘Chennai 600028’ (2007), ‘Aaranya Kaandam’ (2011), and ‘Moone Moonu Varthai’ (2015).
- Just like his father, he is also a well-known singer and has lent his voice for hundred of songs including “Love Paatalu” from “Daddy Daddy” (1998), “Bava Chandamamalu” from ‘Annayya’ (2000), “Priyathama” from ‘Nuvvu Nenu’ (2001), “Oka Thotalo Oka Kommalo” from ‘Gangotri’ (2003), and “Prathi Gaalilo Dhoni Yee” from ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ (dubbed) (2016).
- On 7 January 2002, he started his own film production company, ‘Capital Film Works.’
- In late 2010, he completely transformed his body from fat to fit.
- He has travelled across the world for his music events.
- He received Swarna Kamal at the 59th National Film Awards for the Tamil film ‘Aaranya Kaandam’ (2011); as a producer of the film.
- He has worked as an anchor for the TV show ‘Ilaya Gnanam’ for a Sri Lankan Television firm.
- He is an animal lover, and he has a pet dog.
- His father, legendary singer, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam died of breathing difficulties in MGM hospital in Chennai on 25 September 2020. After a few days after his father’s death, there were rumours that,
MGM Healthcare Hospital had charged more than Rs 3 crore for the singer’s treatment and only released his mortal remains after a balance of Rs 1.85 crore was paid.”
Clearing out all the rumours, S. P. Charan posted a live video on Facebook in which he said,
I don’t know why people do this. How offensive and hurtful it will be for people associated with this issue? It is disheartening. Definitely it is not a SPB fan, because SPB (fan) would not do something like this. He was not someone who hurts others. He was someone who forgives. I forgive this person.”
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