Babul Supriyo was elected Member of Parliament from Asansol in the 16th and 17th Lok Sabha and served as the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in the Union Council of Ministers.
27 Facts About Babul Supriyo
Babul Supriyo officially resigned as MP on 19 October 2021.
Babul Supriyo made a career as playback singer in Hindi cinema in the mid-nineties and has sung for many films since then.
Babul Supriyo entered politics in 2014 and joined Narendra Modi's government.
Babul Supriyo previously served as Union Minister of State for Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
Babul Supriyo was born and brought up in Uttarpara, a suburb town of Kolkata on the banks of the Hooghly River in West Bengal.
Babul Supriyo's parents are Sunil Chandra Baral and Sumitra Baral.
Babul Supriyo comes from a musical family and was greatly influenced by his grandfather, Banikantha NC Baral, a Bengali vocalist and composer.
Babul Supriyo won several inter-school and inter-college music compositions, and had performed in All India Radio and Doordarshan.
Babul Supriyo attended Don Bosco School during which he became an "All India Don Bosco Music Champion" in 1983, and "The Most Enriching Talent" in 1985.
Babul Supriyo completed his bachelor's degree in commerce from Serampore College in 1991.
Babul Supriyo was introduced to Riaa at a Shah Rukh Khan concert in Toronto.
Babul Supriyo remarried on 9 August 2016 to Rachna Sharma, an air hostess of Jet Airways.
Babul Supriyo was inducted to Narendra Modi's government as the Union Minister of State, Ministry of Urban Development; and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation on 9 November 2014.
Babul Supriyo served in these ministries till 12 July 2016, after which his portfolio was changed to Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
On 19 September 2019, Babul Supriyo was attacked by students after he was invited to attend an event at Calcutta's Jadavpur University.
On 13 August 2019, Supriyo Babul, accused the state government of not giving food for the cyclone affected people in Fazarganj for 5 days.
Probably stung by an unexpected defeat, Babul Supriyo stated that Bengal had made a 'historic mistake' by voting for TMC.
On 31 July 2021, Babul Supriyo announced on social media his decision to quit politics and resign as a Lok Sabha MP.
Babul Supriyo then edited his Facebook post deleting the "won't join any party" remark raising speculations.
Babul Supriyo moved to Mumbai in 1992 to make a career in Bollywood.
Babul Supriyo toured US with Asha Bhonsle in 1997 and 1999.
Babul Supriyo's breakthrough came with "Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukara" in Kaho Naa.
Babul Supriyo is the anchor of the hit television show K for Kishore.
Babul Supriyo sang the opening themes of Balaji Telefilms serials.
Babul Supriyo sang Phaguna re Phaguna in Mohammad Mohsin's movie Santana which made him a household name in Odisha.