SPB made his debut as a playback singer on 15th December 1966 with Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna, a Telugu film which had music scored by his mentor, S.P. Kodandapani.
He has won numerous state and national awards across all languages. Indian government conferred him with many civilian awards like Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.
123telugu congratulates this iconic singer for successfully completing 50 years in his singing career and also wishes him good luck for his future endeavours.