Biography of P.B.Srinivas-Indian Cinema Play Back Singer


Popularly Known As: PBS

Date of Birth: 22nd September 1930-Born at Kakinada, Andhrapradesh

Date of Death: 14th April 2013-(Expired at Chennai at the age of 82 years)

Father: Mr.Prathivadhi Bhayankaram Phanindraswamy-A Civil Servant

Mother: Mrs. Seshagiriamma –A Musician


Graduate in Commerce/B.Com.

Hindi Visharad -Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha


Cinema Play Back Singer- P.B.Srinivas has sung about 3000 songs  mainly in Kannada, Telugu and  Tamil and also in Hindi, Malayalam, Tulu and Konkani movies.

Career of P.B.Srinivas

In the year 1952 P.B.Sreenivas sang duets with Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begum and Jikki in the Hindi movie-‘Mr.Sampat’.

The first duet song ‘Aji Hum Bharat Ki Naari’ sung by P.B.Srinivas along with Geeta Dutt ti the Hindi movie ‘Mr.Sampat’, based on R.K.Naryan’s novel became a hit.

Then P.B.Srinivas started singing in Telugu, Kannada and Tamil movies.

However, P.B.Srinivas has sung most of his songs in Kannada and obviously most of his hit songs are in Kannada.

In Kannada P.B.Srinivas has sung many hit songs for the ‘Kannada Super Star’ Dr.Rajkumar and Dr.Vishnuvardhan.

P.B.Srinivas was called ‘the Voice of  Rajkumar’ in the Kannada Cinema Filed.

The Cinema Play Back Singer-P.B.Srinivas was also a poet and he has written poems in many languages such as,Telugu,  Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, English, Sanskrit and Urdu and also in English.

Awards and Recognitions Given to P.B.Srinivas:

“Kannada Rajyotsava Award”-The Second highest award of the  State Government of Karnataka

“Dr.Rajkumar Souhardha Award”-by the Karnataka Super Star Dr.Rajkumar’s family

“Honourary Kalaimamani Award”-by The State Government of Tamil Nadu

“Karnataka Nadoja Award”-

The biography of P.B.Srinivas written by R.Srinath-titled `Madhurya Saarvabhowma Dr.P.B. Srinivos’ was published on 7th May 2013.

Related Reading:

List of Popular Kannada and Tamil Melodies of Indian Playback Singer-P.B.Srinivas

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