Kumar Sanus father Pashupati Bhattacharya was a renowned singer and composer who recognized the talent of his son at an early stage and promoted. Kumar Sanu began his musical career in 1984. His breakthrough came then six years later when he made the song for the film Aashiqui. He stands in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most recorded songs in one day; there were 28 items.
- Filmfare Awards for Best Playback Singer 1991 " From Tere Bin " from the movie Aashiqui
- 1992 " Mera Dil Bhi " from the movie Saajan
- 1993 " Deewana " from the movie The Sign of Love
- 1994 " Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen " from the movie Baazigar
- 1995 for " Ek Ladki ko dekha " from the movie 1942: A Love Story
- Star Screen Awards for Best Playback Singer 1995 for " Ek Ladki ko dekha " from the movie 1942: A Love Story