Babul Supriyo

Babul Supriyo Minister of State for Urban Development

Minister of State for Urban Development, Government of India

Babul Supriya Baral, or Babul Supriyo  is an Indian playback singer, actor and politician. Currently he is a Minister of State for Urban Development, and for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, under the Government of India. He made a career as singer in Hindi cinema, and contributed to more than 70 films. He has also done playback singing in other Indian films including Bengali and Oriya. After a brief work at the Standard Chartered Bank, Supryio chose singing as a full-time career. He moved to Mumbai in 1992 to make a career in Bollywood. Supriyo contested in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate for member of parliament in the Lok Sabha from Asansol in West Bengal. He won the election defeating Dola Sen, and was inducted to Narendra Modi's government  on 9 November 2014. He became the youngest minister.

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