30 Years In The Industry, Earns $1M Per Year, Can You Estimate The Net Worth Of Kumar Sanu?

Leela Adwani |Oct 28, 2020

Owner of a primary school, records more than 1000 songs, here is everything about Kumar Sanu net worth.

Kumar Sanu is touted as King of Melody, a notable Bollywood playback singer who has devoted almost all of his life to the film industry. It’s not far off the mark to say he is an indispensable part to create the success of many Bollywood legendary movies. Been active since 1989, he has been doing in the industry for more than three decades. Other than his massive number of songs, Kumar Sanu net worth is also one of the most asked questions.

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Everything you need to know about Kumar Sanu Net Worth

Kumar Sanu net worth

No prize for guessing Sanu is the one who takes responsibility for composing music for many Indian films. The most remarkable ones are Yeh Sunday Kyun Aata Hai and Utthaan. The singer has recorded over 1000 songs in Bollywood. Other than Hindi, the senior has also recorded in other languages including Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Punjabi, and Oriya.

Not just this, more than half of BBC’s Top 40 Bollywood Soundtracks of all time are Sanu’s tracks. It’s not wrong to say no one can replace the position of Kumar Sanu in the music industry.

According to reports, Kumar Sanu earns around $1 million per year. It's estimated that Kumar Sanu net worth 2020 is about $10 million. Kumar Sanu's net worth in Indian rupees is 72.4 crore accordingly.

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Kumar Sanu is one of the biggest names in the music industry

Other than singing and composing music, Kumar Sanu net worth is largely from film production. He has shown his interest in producing movies. In the year 2006, Kumar made his debut as a producer with a Hindi-language film Utthaan. In 2014, he was collaborating with his fellow producer, Rakesh Bhatia on the film Yeh Sunday Kyun Aata Hai. The film revolves around the story of street kids, their struggling life, love as well as the reaction of society.

Kumar is also one of the most sought-after faces of many popular shows. He was the judge of Sony TV’s Waar Parriwar which is a reality show blending family bond with their love for music and Zee Bangla TV’s music reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa – Wishwa Sera. He is also a guru of the popular musical show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs – Bengali version. Like many other celebrities, at the age of 63, he is still one of the hottest faces who are the ambassadors of many brands.

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Not just the net worth of Kumar Sanu, the Kumar Sanu day in Ohio USA also proves his popularity.

Talking about his great contribution to the national cinema, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian Government in the year 2009. That might raise many eyebrows but Sanu is also the first playback singer from India who has been honored by the Midwestern United States, Ohio where its mayor officially has declared the 31 March every year as Kumar Sanu Day.

The singer also owns a primary school for underprivileged students in Karol Bagh, Delhi. The students there are given books and uniforms free.

Why Kumar Sanu stopped singing?

Besides the question around Kumar Sanu's net worth, people also search for the reason why he left singing. Instead of lending his voice to Bollywood songs as in his prime time, Kumar Sanu now hardly records any song for Hindi films but he did have several regional projects in recent years.

When being asked why Kumar Sanu stopped singing especially in Bollywood films, he gave a straight-forward answer!

“I don’t want to request anyone to give me songs to sing. I’ve reached a stage where I have created my niche and everyone knows what I’m capable of. I can’t lose my self respect by knocking at everyone’s door in Bollywood for work. I would rather work on my private albums, do shows and sing for regional films.”

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Kumar Sanu affirms he can't lose himself for work.

The senior singer shared that he reached a stage where people in the industry knew what he could deliver. He believed filmmakers should come and offer him songs but not the other way round. Unfortunately, the Bollywood industry is competitive and producers have so many options under their hands. Veteran vocalists like Kumar Sanu, however, stand a lower chance in comparison with younger and bold artists who are willing to do all means for these jobs.

Jaan Kumar Sanu net worth

Kumar Sanu’s son Jaan Kumar Sanu also made headlines recently for his attendance in the hit reality show Bigg Boss 14. Once he is in the limelight, everything about him, especially his net worth also grabs eyeballs.

It’s not far off the mark to say it has never been easy to match all the expectations of the public especially when you are the son of a legendary singer. However, Jaan has proved his talent by recently making his debut with his first-hand album Mera Churaya Kyun. Needless to say, within a short span of time, the video quickly got more than 2 million views on Youtube and was showered with a lot of praise.

His singing talent is undeniable as everyone can see his confidence in his voice. That is bound to take him far in the future. The 1994-born star was brought up in a musical background but he is currently living in Mumbai. Jaan Kumar Sanu lives with his mom as his parents got separated in 1994.

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Kumar Sanu's son, Jaan Kumar Sanu, already made his debut as a singer recently. He is currently a contestant of BB14

Since he was little, Kumar junior had developed an interest in singing and wanted to make it big in the music industry.

Talking about Jaan Kumar Sanu net worth, it is around 4.7 crores in the year 2020 according to the media reports. Many people think that Jaan’s journey in BB14 will boost his popularity, then they are right as the son of Kumar Sanu is winning the hearts of the audiences in every episode of the show.

Even though the number in this article is not confirmed by the singer, it gives his fans a glimpse of Kumar Sanu net worth.

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