Legendary Bollywood vocalist Kumar Sanu returns to UK with single ‘Rangleni’
Following the release of his first album in the UK, ‘Hum Tum’, Indian singer and Bollywood legend Kumar Sanu is back with new single ‘Rangleni’.
An accessible, light Indian classical song based on traditional ragas, the song also has a huge crossover appeal for Western audiences – full of sweeping orchestration and drama similar in sound to some of the most iconic Bond themes.
The sing is released in partnership with long-time collaborator – and another household name in the world of Bollywood - Pyarelal Ji. Working as producer, he brings to the track immense experience having composed music for about 635 Hindi movies from 1963 to 1998.
Impressively, 14 of the "100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks" compiled by Planet Bollywood were written by Pyarelal and his writing partner Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar – it’s little wonder that ‘Rangleni’ has such a cinematic touch.
Vocalist and songwriter Kumar Sanu is no stranger to success. A living legend who has performed over 20,000 songs in more than 24 languages for Bollywood movies, he has won an unprecedented collection of awards including the Filmfare Award for the Best Playback Singer in 1990, ‘91,’92, ‘93 and ’94 – a consecutive record that still stands in the Bollywood industry to this day.
With additional charity work that includes Tsunami Victims Support, Cancer Research donations and school & orphanage development programmes, Kumar Sanu was recognised by the Indian government in 2009 when he was awarded the Padma Shri award – the 4th largest civilian award it is possible to receive from the Government in India.
With all this behind him, Sanu is making no plans to slow down – single Rangleni is coming soon.