Supriyo, whose real name is Supriyo Baral was born in Kolkota on December 15, 1970 as the grandson of legendary Bengali vocalist and composer, Banikantha N C Baral.
Babul was musically trained since childhood and won many accolades during his formative years. He is no stranger to television and radio with regular performances on Doordarshan and AIR since childhood.
He gave up his career in the banking sector and migrated to Mumbai in 1992. He began his career by singing Kishore Kumar covers for T-Series. With Kalyanji-Anandji signing him on in their foreign tour with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Supriyo earned recognition in the industry. His solo break in the industry came with Bappi Lahiri’s song “Zindagi Chaar Din Ki” (1994) in “Prem Yog”.
Mid-ninties saw him sing hits like “Aati Hai To Chal” (“Saath Rang Ke Sapne”), “Aaj Meri Zindegi Mein” (“Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi”), “O Piya Piya” (“Agnisakshi”), “Hata Sawan Ki Ghata” (“Hello Brother”) etc. When he sang “Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukara” in “Kaho Na Pyar Hai”, his fame shot through the roof. His first music album “Sochta Hun” won the MTV Immies Award in 2003. He sang the title song, “Sanson Ko Sanson Mein”, in the national award winning Kunal Kohli movie “Hum Tum” (2004).
He has delivered hit songs like “Chanda Chamke” (“Fanaa”), “Pari Pari” (“Hungama”), “Maine Koyi Jaadu Nahi Kiya” (“Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai”), “Aate Aate” (“Chori Chori”), “Tera Jaadu Chal Gaya” (Title Song), “Dekha Jo Tujhe Yaar Dil Me Baji Guitar” (Apna Sapna Money Money) etc. to name a few.
He is married to an Indian-Canadian named Rhea and they have a daughter, Sharmilee.