Kumar Sanu (born Kedarnath Bhattacharya on September 23, 1957 in Calcutta, India) is a leading Bollywood playback singer. Kumar Sanu's father, Pashupati Bhattacharya, was a vocalist and composer. He trained Sanu as a singer and tabla player. After obtaining a degree in commerce from Calcutta University, Sanu began performing publicly in 1979 and became musically active in 1984, singing at shows and restaurants around Calcutta. He modeled his singing style after Bollywood singer Kishore Kumar. Later, he developed his own unique singing style.