Indian Male Singers

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S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(One of the Greatest Indian Playback Singers of All Time)

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
58
Birthdate: June 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died: September 25, 2020

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam was an Indian playback singer, music director, actor, television presenter, film producer, and voice-over artist. Widely regarded as one of the most gifted singers of his generation, Balasubrahmanyam received six National Film Awards in an illustrious singing career that spanned more than five decades. He was posthumously honored with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award.

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Kishore Kumar
(Indian playback singer)

Kishore Kumar
46
Birthdate: August 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khandwas, India
Died: October 13, 1987

A man of many talents, Kishore Kumar was an Indian actor, filmmaker, writer, music director, lyricist, and playback singer. One of the most popular Indian singers of his generation, Kishore Kumar sang in different genres and multiple Indian languages. In 1997, the Kishore Kumar Award was initiated for his contributions to Hindi cinema. Despite marrying four times, he remained a loner.

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Arijit Singh
(One of the Best Playback Singers of Indian Cinema )

Arijit Singh
51
Birthdate: April 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jiaganj, West Bengal, India

Arijit Singh is an Indian music composer and singer. Dubbed the king of playback singing, Singh has received six Filmfare Awards and a National Award in his illustrious career so far. Also known for his humanitarian work, Arijit Singh is credited with founding a non-governmental organization named Let There Be Light which aims at helping the Below Poverty Line community.

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Sonu Nigam
(Actor, Singer, Composer)

Sonu Nigam
44
Birthdate: July 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Faridabad

Sonu Nigam is an Indian singer, actor, and music director. Nicknamed The Lord of Chords, Sonu is widely regarded as one of the world's best live performers. He is credited with recording over 4000 songs in several Indian languages. He has also won many prestigious awards, such as Filmfare Awards, National Award, and Indian Television Academy Awards.

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Armaan Malik
(Singer)

Armaan Malik
24
Birthdate: July 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mumbai

Armaan Malik is an Indian singer, record producer, songwriter, actor, and voice-over artist. In 2015, he won two Global Indian Music Academy Awards (GiMA), becoming the youngest singer to win a couple of debut awards at GiMA. He has also received other prestigious awards like Stardust Award, Filmfare R. D. Burman Award, and South Indian International Movie Award. 

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Mohammed Rafi
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Birthdate: December 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab, India
Died: July 31, 1980
Legendary Indian playback singer Mohammed Rafi was known for his versatility. The winner of one National Film Award and four Filmfare awards, Rafi often collaborated with ace composer S.D. Burman. He also received the Padma Shri and sang in countless Indian and foreign languages, including Arabic, Persian, and Dutch.

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Kumar Sanu
(Singer, Composer)

Kumar Sanu
41
Birthdate: September 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Born Kedarnath Bhattacharaya, Kumar Sanu turned out to be Bollywood’s King of Melody. One of the greatest Indian playback singers, he rocked the 1990s with hits such as Kuch Na Kaho and Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen. The Padma Shri winner has had multiple hit duets with co-singer Alka Yagnik.

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Udit Narayan
(One of the Most Prominent Singers of Bollywood Throughout the 1990s and Early 2000s)

Udit Narayan
33
Birthdate: December 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baisi, Supaul district, Bihar, India

Known for ruling the Bollywood playback scene in the 1990s, Udit Narayan has 4 National Awards in his kitty. Initially a singer on a Kathmandu radio station, he later moved to Mumbai. He soared to fame with the track Papa Kehte Hain and later scored many hits with singer Alka Yagnik.

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K. J. Yesudas
(Playback singer)

K. J. Yesudas
16
Birthdate: January 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Kochi, Kerala, India

Fort Kochi-born K.J. Yesudas is a major figure of Indian Malyali music. Known as Dasettan to his followers, the singer is an eight-time National Award winner and has the prestigious Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan in his kitty. He has also acted in a few regional films.

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Diljit Dosanjh
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Birthdate: January 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dosanjh Kalan, Punjab, India

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Himesh Reshammiya
(Playback Singer & Music Director)

Himesh Reshammiya
4
Birthdate: July 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Himesh Reshammiya is an Indian playback singer, songwriter, music director, actor, and producer. Although he is often criticized for his nasal singing style, Himesh Reshammiya is also one of the most recognized singers in India. Over the years, he has won many prestigious awards, such as Filmfare Award, Star Screen Award, Zee Cine Awards, and Star Guild Award.

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Yo Yo Honey Singh
(Rapper, Actor, Singer, Record producer, Composer)

Yo Yo Honey Singh
45
Birthdate: March 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jalandhar

Yo Yo Honey Singh is an Indian rapper, music producer, pop singer, composer, actor, and lyricist. He is currently one of the most successful and highest-paid musical artists in the music industry in India. He has received several prestigious awards including an MTV VMAI Award, MTV EMA Award, UK Asian Music Award, BritAsia TV Music Award, and Zee Cine Award.

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Sid Sriram
(Playback singer)

Sid Sriram
14
Birthdate: May 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chennai district Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Born in Chennai, to a Carnatic music teacher mother, Sid Sriram later moved to the US with his family. The talented singer-songwriter is a Berklee College of Music alumnus and is known for his skills mixing pop/soul and Indian classical elements. His Indian playback credits include Adiye from the film Kadal.

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Sivakarthikeyan
(Actor, Singer)

Sivakarthikeyan
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Birthdate: February 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singampunari

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Shankar Mahadevan
(Actor, Singer, Composer)

Shankar Mahadevan
8
Birthdate: March 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chembur

Shankar Mahadevan is an Indian film composer and singer. He is one-third of the popular musical trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy which predominantly composes music for Bollywood films. A well-known playback singer, Mahadevan has won three National Film Awards for Best Male Playback Singer. In 2019, Shankar Mahadevan was honored with the Padma Shri for his contributions to film music. 

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Yuvan Shankar Raja
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Birthdate: August 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chennai, India

Yuvan Shankar Raja is a music composer and singer-songwriter. He is credited with introducing hip-hop to the Tamil music industry and became one of the most sought-after Tamil composers in 2000s. In 2006, he won the Cyprus International Film Festival Award, becoming the first Indian composer to win the award. He has also won other awards like Filmfare Awards South.

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Vijay Antony
(Singer, Composer)

Vijay Antony
9
Birthdate: July 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nagercoil

Initially a sound engineer, Vijay Antony later rose to become a prominent music director of the Tamil film industry. Known for his music in films such as Vettaikaaran and Kadhalil Vizhunthen, he later stepped into acting with Naan. He won the Golden Lion at Cannes for his track Naaka Mukka.

Krishnakumar Kunnath
8
Birthdate: August 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
Died: May 31, 2022

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Adnan Sami
(First Musician to Have Played the Santoor and Indian Classical Music on the Piano)

Adnan Sami
9
Birthdate: August 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

Adnan Sami is an Indian musician, singer, pianist, and music composer. Best known for his skills as a piano player, Sami was named the world's fastest keyboard player by Keyboard magazine. He is also widely regarded as the first person to have played Indian classical music on the piano. In 2020, he was awarded India's fourth-highest civilian award, Padma Shri. 

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Shaan
(singer)

Shaan
8
Birthdate: September 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Khandwa

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Jagjit Singh
(Ghazal Singer)

Jagjit Singh
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Birthdate: February 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sri Ganganagar
Died: October 10, 2011

Jagjit Singh was an Indian singer, musician, and composer. Nicknamed King of Ghazals, Jagjit Singh is credited with reviving and popularizing an Indian classical art form called ghazal. Regarded as one of the most influential artists in India, Singh was honored with India's third-highest civilian award Padma Bhushan in 2003.  He was also honored with other awards like Lata Mangeshkar Samman.

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Lucky Ali
(Actor, Singer, Songwriter)

Lucky Ali
12
Birthdate: September 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai

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Mukesh
(Singer who won National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for his song "Kai Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai" from the film Rajnigandha)

Mukesh
7
Birthdate: July 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: August 27, 1976

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Bhupen Hazarika
(Musician, Singer, Poet, Filmmaker, Lyricist)

Bhupen Hazarika
7
Birthdate: September 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sadiya
Died: November 5, 2011

Bhupen Hazarika was an Indian playback singer, musician, poet, lyricist, and filmmaker. He is remembered for composing such songs that highlight the importance of humanity and universal brotherhood. His songs remain popular in places like Assam and Bangladesh. He is also credited with introducing the folk music of Assam to Bollywood. He was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna in 2019.

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Anu Malik
(Film director, Singer, Composer, Music director, Film score composer)

Anu Malik
14
Birthdate: November 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai

Anu Malik is an Indian singer, music composer, and arranger. He is credited with composing some of the most popular Hindi songs, including Chamma Chamma from the film China Gate, which was used in the jukebox musical romantic drama film Moulin Rouge! Anu Malik has also served as a judge on the popular TV show Indian Idol.

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Divine
(Rapper)

Divine
11
Birthdate: October 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Andheri, Mumbai, India

Divine is an Indian rapper who achieved popularity after releasing his song, Yeh Mera Bombay, in 2013. He has also contributed to the soundtracks of several Bollywood films like Mukkabaaz, Blackmail, and Gully Boy. Over the years, Divine has received prestigious awards like Filmfare Award and Global Indian Music Academy Award.

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Hariharan
(actor, singer, composer)

Hariharan
9
Birthdate: April 3, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thiruvananthapuram

Though renowned playback singer Hariharan is known for his soft ghazals, he rocked the 1990s with the musical duo Colonial Cousins, with fellow singer Lesle Lewis. The two-time National Award winner also has a Padma Shri to his credit. He is also known for his long-term collaboration with A.R Rahman.

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Badshah
(Rapper)

Badshah
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Birthdate: November 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Badshah is a singer, rapper, businessman, and film producer. Widely regarded as one of the highest-paid artists in India, Badshah is also considered one of the most controversial Indian rappers. His song Genda Phool is considered controversial, but is yet one of the most successful songs in Indian history. He has been featured thrice in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list.

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Pritam
(Indian Composer and Playback Singer Known for Blending Indian Classical Music with Western Style)

Pritam
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Birthdate: June 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Known for blending Indian classical music with contemporary undertones, Indian music director, composer, and record producer, Pritam Chakraborty is also a well-known singer and instrumentalist.  Beginning his career with ad jingles, he later partnered with Jeet Ganguly to compose music for Hindi films before going solo. He has won numerous awards for his work, concurrently helping budding musicians through his organization JAM8.

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Karthik
(singer)

Karthik
9
Birthdate: November 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chennai

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Anup Jalota
(Singer)

Anup Jalota
8
Birthdate: July 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nainital, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Javed Ali
(Indian Playback Singer)

Javed Ali
6
Birthdate: July 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

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Vineeth Sreenivasan
(Actor, Singer)

Vineeth Sreenivasan
6
Birthdate: October 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kuthuparamba

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Raftaar
(Rapper)

Raftaar
12
Birthdate: March 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Thiruvananthapuram

Raftaar is an Indian rapper, TV personality, lyricist, dancer, and music composer. The recipient of a Brit Asia TV Music Award, Raftaar has contributed immensely to the soundtracks of several popular Bollywood films like Bullet Raja, Heropanti, and Dangal. He has also served as a judge on popular TV shows like Roadies, Dance India Dance, and MTV Hustle.

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Benny
(Singer)

Benny
6
Birthdate: May 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kollam

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Sukhwinder Singh
(Singer, Composer)

Sukhwinder Singh
4
Birthdate: July 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amritsar

Internationally acclaimed playback singer, Sukhwinder Singh first came to limelight with Chaiyya Chaiyya, a duet from the Shahrukh Khan starrer Dil Se. Since then he has been working with numerous renowned composers, earning international fame with the song Jai Ho from the movie Slumdog Millionaire. He has also given voice to many Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Marathi songs and has released two studio albums.

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Kailash Kher
(Singer, Composer)

Kailash Kher
5
Birthdate: July 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Meerut

Indian singer Kailash Kher is known for his unique style of music inspired by folk and Sufi music. Born to a folk singer in Meerut, he later moved to Mumbai and began his career with jingles. The two-time Filmfare Award winner now also has a Padma Shri in his kitty.

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K. L. Saigal
(Singer)

K. L. Saigal
5
Birthdate: April 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kashmir, India
Died: January 18, 1947

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Daler Mehndi
(Singer)

Daler Mehndi
10
Birthdate: August 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Patna

Daler Mehndi is an Indian singer, record producer, songwriter, and author. Renowned for his dance songs, Daler Mehndi is credited with popularizing Bhangra around the world. He is also credited with creating a musical genre named Rabbabi, which combines elements of rock, Sufi, and Thumri. Mehndi is also known for his philanthropic efforts and has contributed to many charitable causes.

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Ankit Tiwari
(Singer, Composer)

Ankit Tiwari
2
Birthdate: March 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces

Born to parents who ran a music troupe in Kanpur, Ankit Tiwari began his musical career singing jingles. He later soared to fame with Bollywood tracks such as Sunn Raha Hai and Galliyan, proving himself as a both a talented singer and a skilled music director.

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Amit Kumar
(Singer)

Amit Kumar
8
Birthdate: July 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sitamarhi, Bihar, India

Amit Kumar is an Indian music composer, playback singer, and actor. Amit Kumar, who has organized several live orchestra shows, is also credited with establishing a music production company called Kumar Brothers Music. Amit Kumar is also renowned for his association with one of the greatest composers of the Indian film industry, R. D. Burman.

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Vijay Prakash
(singer, composer)

Vijay Prakash
3
Birthdate: February 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mysore

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Mika Singh
(Vocalist known for popular bhangra and pop songs such as "Dhinka Chika," "Dhanno," and "Singh Is King.")

Mika Singh
6
Birthdate: June 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Durgapur, West Bengal, India

Mika Singh is an Indian singer, rapper, and performer. Apart from contributing to the soundtrack of many popular films like Singh Is Kinng and Jab We Met, Singh has released many solo albums as well. He has also performed live at popular venues like The O2 Arena.

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Abhijeet Bhattacharya
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Birthdate: October 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kanpur

Abhijeet Bhattacharya is an Indian playback singer who predominantly works in Bollywood. He is credited with recording over six thousand songs in more than 1000 films. Over the years, Abhijeet Bhattacharya has won several prestigious awards, such as Filmfare Awards, Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman, Sangeet Maha Samman, and MTV Award for Best Singer Asia.

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Zubeen Garg
(Singer and composer who has been well known in Assam and East India for over two decades since 1992.)

Zubeen Garg
4
Birthdate: November 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tura, Meghalaya

Zubeen Garg is an Indian music director, singer, composer, music producer, lyricist, film director, actor, scriptwriter, film producer, and philanthropist. Also an instrumentalist, Zubeen Garg plays 12 instruments including drums, guitar, mandolin, keyboard, and various percussion instruments. One of the highest-paid singers in Assam, Garg has also received several prestigious awards, such as Prag Cine Awards and a National Film Award.

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Mehmood
(Actor)

Mehmood
6
Birthdate: September 29, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: July 23, 2004

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Manna Dey
(Actor, Singer, Autobiographer, Composer)

Manna Dey
4
Birthdate: May 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: October 24, 2013

Manna Dey was a classical Indian vocalist, playback singer, musician, and music director. He is regarded as one of the most celebrated vocalists of the Hindi film industry. In a rich and extensive career spanning seven decades, he recorded more than 4,000 songs. He was honored with numerous prestigious awards, including the Padma Vibhusan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. 

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Mithoon
(Singer, Composer)

Mithoon
4
Birthdate: January 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai

Mithoon is an Indian music director, singer, and lyricist who works in Bollywood. He is best known for composing the critically acclaimed song Tum Hi Ho, which was featured in the 2013 romantic musical drama film Aashiqui 2. Over the years, Mithoon has received several prestigious awards, such as Filmfare Awards, International Indian Film Academy Awards, and Mirchi Music Awards.

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Kalabhavan Mani
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Birthdate: January 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chalakudy, Kerala, India
Died: March 6, 2016

National Award-winning actor and singer Kalabhavan Mani was born into a family with modest means and later quit school after tenth grade. He once even worked as a autorickshaw driver and later began his entertainment career as a mimicry artist. Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum remains his most-loved film.

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Amrinder Gill
(Actor, Singer)

Amrinder Gill
5
Birthdate: May 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amritsar
Punjabi singer and actor Amrinder Gill initially gained fame with tracks such as Paigam and Khedan De Din. He has also gained praise with his hit movies such as Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo. The two-time Filmfare Award winner was also part of the highest-grossing Punjabi movie overseas, Chal Mera Putt.