Babul Supriyo is the voice behind Hata Sawan ki Ghata, He is also an actor and now dons a brand new avatar as MP and Minister of State for Urban Development

babul supriyo Singer, Actor, Minister of State – The Many Hats Babul Supriyo Wears

  1. When we think of Babul Supriyo Hata Sawan ki Ghata springs to mind. He is the voice behind the song that became more famous than the film it was from; Babul Supriyo has long been a name in Hindi film music. He first shot into the limelight because of his live stage performance with music composer duo Kalyanji Anandji. As a successful playback singer, he soon became known as the voice of Hrithik Roshan.babul supriyo1 Singer, Actor, Minister of State – The Many Hats Babul Supriyo Wears
  2. Belonging to a musical family, his leaning towards the performing arts was perhaps to the expected, so no one was very surprised when he turned to acting (he has acted in films such as Chander Bari, Hitlist, Ogo Bodhu Sundori and Mr. Joe B Carvalho). But we now have Supriyo in a brand new role – that of Minister of State for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
  3. Babul Supriyo’s journey started off working with multinational bank, Standard Chartered. But he had the yen to do something off beat and got his heart’s desire when he became a part of Kalyanji Anandji’s high popular music troupe that traveled all over the world. he has accompanied the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Asha Bhonsle on stage shows abroad and enjoys great popularity in the USA, UK, Holland and South America
  4. Some of his claims to fame are hit songs such as Chanda Chamke from Fanaa, Sanson Ko Sanson Mein from Hum Tum and many more. He has also leant his voice to the title music of several serials of Balaji Telefilms. His private album with Alka Yagnik and his Rabindra Sangeet albums have also been well received.
  5. In his new avatar as a politician, Babul Supriyo was the surprise winner from the Asansol constituency in West Bengal. Traditionally, this is known to be a weak constituency for the BJP and it was perhaps a combination of the Modi wave coupled with Supriyo’s own fame and charisma that saw him win the seat traditionally won by CPI (M) candidates. This in spite of Trinamool Congress’s campaign against him. He defeated his closest opponent Dola Sen by over 70,000 votes.babul supriyo minister Singer, Actor, Minister of State – The Many Hats Babul Supriyo Wears
  6. Yesterday, Supriyo was sworn in as the youngest minister of state in the 21 new faces that were inducted into the council of ministers. Others including Secunderabad Bandaru Dattatreya, Birender Singh, Giriraj Singh, Suresh Prabhu, Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya and Haribhai Parthibhai Choudhary as well as Olympic medal winning shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore were also sworn in. (Source – Zee News)
  7. Known to be well spoken, articulate and Twitter friendly, Supriyo enjoys great support in his constituency as well. Since yesterday, people in Asansol have been celebrating his induction; this being the first time that the MP from the constituency has made it as Minister of State.
  8. sGeuBqHV Singer, Actor, Minister of State – The Many Hats Babul Supriyo WearsSo the country now has a brand new Minister of State for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation – someone with a (thus far) clean rep, someone who is obviously well traveled and someone who seems to be fully gung ho about his leader Narendra Modi (whom he refers to as ‘Captain’), claiming to be a “disciplined party member”. (Source – Times).
  9. Predictably, TMC has criticised his appointment, saying that he will be a “helpless MoS” and would not be able to work for his constituency.
  10. A recent tweet from Supriyo seems to indicate that he will have a tough balancing act to perform – while on the one hand he will have to toe his party’s right wing line, on the other he will have to appear to be true to his (presumably more liberal) background in the performing arts.babul S Singer, Actor, Minister of State – The Many Hats Babul Supriyo Wears

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