P.B. Sreenivas (Tamil: பிரதிவாடி பயங்கர ஸ்ரீநிவாஸ்) is a multi-faceted playback singer from South India. He has sung in Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu and he is well known for his melodious playback singing in the Kannada film industry for Dr.Rajkumar.
Born to the couple Phanindra Swamy and Sesha Giriamma, in kakinada, Andhra pradesh, he has completed college with a Bachelors of Commerce degree. He is fluent in eight languages (Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Urdu, English & Sanskrit) and has penned several ghazals in Telugu. Introduced in Gemini Studios by the Veena exponent Emani Sankara Sastry, PBS sang duets and triplets with Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begum and Jikki apart from leading a chorus song. He was introduced in Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu simultaneously in the movie Jathaka Phala (Jathakam) by R. Nagendra Rao. His first solo hit came in the movie Prema Pasam in which he also sang a duet with P.Leela.
Next PBS came into lime light, in the super hit silver jubilee film Pava Mannippu with songs Kalangalil Aval Vasantham written by Kannadasan and set to the tune by the music duo Viswanathan - Ramamurthy. The film Adutha Veettuppen of Anjali Pictures carried some of his songs which were a hit. PBS has also sung with all the leading play back singers of the South India like P.Susheela, S. Janaki, Banumathi, and some North Indian Singers. His devotional songs include Sharadha Bhujanga Stothram, Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatham, Mukunda Mala, Shri Mallikarjuna Stotram and Purandaradasa compositions. His "home away from home" was the recently closed Woodlands Drive-In restaurant in Chennai where one could have found him almost any day writing. He has headed many music related organizations such as being the president of Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram.
His music heirs include all his family members and especially his nephew V.G.Madhusudhan who promises to become a top play back singer. His grandson Ananda Vardhan is already a renowned child artiste in Telugu who bagged many awards including two Nandi awards from AP state government for his very impressive performances on the big and little screens respectively. His other grandsons Narasimha and Sudarshan are flutist and mridangist respectively. His brother's son 'Babu' and his second sister's daughter ' Sri Lakshmi' too are impressive singers. His brother Shri Ramanujam also sings with an enchanting voice
Madhavapeddi Satyam award by the Siva Foundation
Vocational Excellence Award for his fifty years of dedication to music
Vidwath Siromani Puraskaram
In Pava Mannippu, Sreenivas sang Kalangalil Aval Vasantham written by Kannadasan and set to the tune by the music duo Viswanathan - Ramamurthy. The film Adutha Veettuppen of Anjali Pictures carried some of his songs. Sreenivas has also sung with P.Susheela, S. Janaki, Banumathi, and some North Indian Singers.