We’ve got to admit that music is one of the most integral part of our lives. There isn’t a soul who can go a day without music. When there is so much going on in our minds, music is the ultimate salvation for us. While going back home from work, on that weekend road trip or on a network-less long flights; music is there for us. For this, we’ve got to thank our music composers, singers and other musicians to bless us with melodious songs to fill our playlists. So while we’ve talked a lot about Bollywood actors, actresses, films and directors, it’s now the time to talk about 10 best and most popular playback singers of Bollywood.
The singing prodigy itself deserves to be placed on the Numero Uno spot in this list. Often called as Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar is not only revered in India but in entire South Asia.
A R Rahman
A R Rahman is one of the most renowned Indian music composer and singer. He has won two Grammy Awards and a BAFTA award for his work in music. He has been awarded Padma Bhushan by Government of India in 2010.
The maverick music composer-singer has become the face of contemporary music in India. The singer has voiced many songs, Kedarnath’s Namo Namo being the latest. Also, he sung the popular Fitoor song Pashmina, which remains the favourite for many.
He’s fondly known as the Melody King of Bollywood. The singer with husky voice has become the poster boy for every heartbreak song. Remember Meri Aashiqui Bas Tum Hi Ho? He’s the man behind it.
When talking about Melody, we can’t leave the queen itself undiscussed. The super-melodious singer had started too young in her music career. We still remember the young Shreya Ghoshal giving performance in reality show Sa Re Ga Ma.
Just like Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam started young. He began his singing career at the age of four. His father Agam Nigam is also a renowned singer.
Born as Shantanu Mukherjee, Shaan is one of the most popular playback singers among the millennials. He started his career by singing jingles for advertisements. His single Tanha Dil became a chartbuster back in 2000.
Udit Narayan has sung umpteen songs back in 90s. He has won 4 national awards and 5 Filmfare Awards in his entire music career. His son Aditya Narayan is also a playback singer.
Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, is known for his range of voice. He has sung many popular songs including Yaaron Dosti, Pal, Zara Si Dil Me, Haan Tu Hai, etc. He is famous for singing romantic songs for actor Emraan Hashmi.
Alka Yagnik’s music career spans over 30 decades. She sang many popular songs from 90’s blockbusters including Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, etc.