Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam (About this sound pronunciation ; born 4 June 1946) is an Indian film playback singer, actor, music director, voice actor and film producer, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He is mostly referred to as S. P. B. or Balu. He has won the Guinness World Records for recording the highest number of songs. He won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer six times and the Nandi Awards in Telugu 25 times from the Government of Andhra Pradesh.He has sung over 50,000 songs in various Indian languages. He has won National Film Awards across four languages as well as a Filmfare Award, three Filmfare Awards South and numerous state awards from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. He is a recipient of civilian awards such as Padmashri (2001) and Padma Bhushan (2011) from the government of India.