The Indian music fraternity consists of diverse and melodious styles. The Indian gharanas like the Khyal and Dhrupad upheld the ancient Indian traditions of the sanctimonious teacher-pupil relationship and have different styles of presentation. In India we also have variety of folk music; almost every state has a distinct style of music which is accompanied by wind and percussion instruments specific to the state. With a rich legacy of music, the country has been home to numerous musicians of exceptional mettle. Be it the eminent instrumentalists, like Zakir Hussain, Alla Rakha Khan, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Ravi Shankar, or famous vocalists of classical or Sufi music or the Bollywood music industry, like Bhimsen Joshi, Tansen, Amir Khusrau, Rashid Khan, M.S. Subbulakshmi, S.D. Burman, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Mohd. Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, the Indian music arena is blessed with legends. These famous musicians have enthralled audiences of all countries and age-groups alike with their artistic renditions. Their soulful performances have earned numerous laurels and made the country proud on numerous occasions. Here we present to you a collection of biographies on the life and works of these famous Indian musicians. To know more about their lives, timeline read explore through the collection where we have even revealed some interesting facts and trivia about the personalities.

Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar
07 April 1920
Musician, composer
Bismillah KhanBismillah Khan
21 March 1913
 

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981
Composer

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
24 May 1899
National Poet of Bangladesh

Bhupen HazarikaBhupen Hazarika
08 September 1926
Musician, Singer, Poet, Filmmaker, Lyricist

Jagjit SinghJagjit Singh
08 February 1941
Ghazal Singer
Hariprasad ChaurasiaHariprasad Chaurasia
01 July 1938
Indian Classical Flautist

Ali Akbar KhanAli Akbar Khan
14 April 1922
Musician

Pandit Shivkumar SharmaPandit Shivkumar Sharma
13 January 1938
Santoor Player

Kamal HaasanKamal Haasan
07 November 1954
Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director,
Amit KumarAmit Kumar
03 July 1952
Singer

A. R. RahmanA. R. Rahman
06 January 1967
Composer
Shreya GhoshalShreya Ghoshal
12 March 1984
Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer

Arijit SinghArijit Singh
25 April 1988
singer

Shruti HaasanShruti Haasan
28 January 1986
Actor, Singer, Composer, Model
Adnan SamiAdnan Sami
15 August 1969
singer, musician, actor, composer

Sonu NigamSonu Nigam
30 July 1973
Actor, Singer, Composer
Bhushan KumarBhushan Kumar
27 November 1977
Film producer

Armaan MalikArmaan Malik
22 July 1995
Singer

Himesh ReshammiyaHimesh Reshammiya
11 May 1969
actor, composer, composer, film score composer
G. V. Prakash KumarG. V. Prakash Kumar
13 June 1987
Composer

Sanjay Leela BhansaliSanjay Leela Bhansali
24 February 1963
Film director, Film producer, Music director,
S. P. BalasubrahmanyamS. P. Balasubrahmanyam
04 June 1946
Actor, Singer, Composer

Anirudh RavichanderAnirudh Ravichander
16 October 1990
Composer

Yo Yo Honey SinghYo Yo Honey Singh
15 March 1983
Rapper, Actor, Singer, Record producer, Composer

IlaiyaraajaIlaiyaraaja
03 June 1943
actor, singer, composer, musician, screenwriter,
Alka YagnikAlka Yagnik
20 March 1966
Actor, Singer, Composer
Vijay AntonyVijay Antony
24 July 1975
Singer, Composer

Kanika KapoorKanika Kapoor
21 August 1981
singer

Sunidhi ChauhanSunidhi Chauhan
14 August 1983
singer, actor

Shankar MahadevanShankar Mahadevan
03 March 1967
Actor, Singer, Composer
Nusli WadiaNusli Wadia
15 February 1944
Businessperson, Politician

Monali ThakurMonali Thakur
03 November 1980
actor, singer, film actor

K. J. YesudasK. J. Yesudas
10 January 1940
Singer

Anu MalikAnu Malik
02 November 1960
Film director, Singer, Composer, Music director,

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S. JanakiS. Janaki
23 April 1938
Actor, Singer
Anuradha SriramAnuradha Sriram
09 July 1970
Singer

Gurmeet Ram Rahim SinghGurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
15 August 1967
Actor, Composer
Amit TrivediAmit Trivedi
08 April 1979
author, composer, lyricist, songwriter, music

Alisha ChinaiAlisha Chinai
18 March 1965
Playback singer, Singer

Daler MehndiDaler Mehndi
18 August 1967
Singer
Sona MohapatraSona Mohapatra
17 June 1978
Composer, Songwriter, Record producer, Singer

TansenTansen
1500 AD
composer
Harris JayarajHarris Jayaraj
08 January 1975
Actor, Composer

Gippy GrewalGippy Grewal
02 January 1983
Actor, Singer, Film producer

Mika SinghMika Singh
10 June 1977
Actor, Singer

Kavita KrishnamurthyKavita Krishnamurthy
25 January 1958
Actor, Singer, Composer

Anuradha PaudwalAnuradha Paudwal
27 October 1952
Actor, Singer, Composer
Bappi LahiriBappi Lahiri
27 November 1952
Film director, Composer

Santhosh NarayananSanthosh Narayanan
15 May 1983
Composer

Gurdas MaanGurdas Maan
04 January 1957
Actor, Lyricist, Songwriter

Amrinder GillAmrinder Gill
11 May 1976
Actor, Singer
Zubin MehtaZubin Mehta
29 April 1936
Conductor, Music director

Sukhwinder SinghSukhwinder Singh
18 July 1971
Singer, Composer
M. G. SreekumarM. G. Sreekumar
25 May 1957
Singer, Composer

Manna DeyManna Dey
01 May 1919
Actor, Singer, Autobiographer, Composer

Shakthisree GopalanShakthisree Gopalan
25 October 1988
Singer, Actor, Songwriter
Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
12 March 1964
singer, composer

Zubeen GargZubeen Garg
18 November 1972
Singer, Composer, Actor, Lyricist
Sadhana SargamSadhana Sargam
07 March 1974
Actor, Singer, Composer

Abhijeet BhattacharyaAbhijeet Bhattacharya
30 October 1958
Singer

Kailash KherKailash Kher
07 July 1973
Singer, Composer
MithoonMithoon
11 January 1985
Singer, Composer

Mani SharmaMani Sharma
11 July 1964
Composer
HamsalekhaHamsalekha
23 June 1951
Author, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Music

Babbu MaanBabbu Maan
29 March 1975
Actor, Screenwriter

Miss PoojaMiss Pooja
04 December 1980
Singer

P. SusheelaP. Susheela
13 November 1935
Actor, Singer
Ankit TiwariAnkit Tiwari
06 March 1990
Singer, Composer
Aadesh ShrivastavaAadesh Shrivastava
04 September 1966
Composer

Vijay YesudasVijay Yesudas
23 March 1979
Singer

Usha MangeshkarUsha Mangeshkar
1935 AD
actor, singer, composer

D. ImmanD. Imman
24 January 1983
Singer, Composer
Kishori AmonkarKishori Amonkar
10 April 1931
singer

BharathanBharathan
14 November 1947
film director

Irshad KamilIrshad Kamil
05 September 1971
Poet, Writer, Lyricist, Songwriter

Ram SampathRam Sampath
1977 AD
singer, composer, songwriter, record producer

Rajesh RoshanRajesh Roshan
24 May 1955
Composer
M. JayachandranM. Jayachandran
05 April 1971
Composer

M. S. ViswanathanM. S. Viswanathan
24 June 1928
Actor, Composer
Amjad Ali KhanAmjad Ali Khan
09 October 1945
Musician

Abhay JodhpurkarAbhay Jodhpurkar
31 July 1991
Singer

Purandara DasaPurandara Dasa
1484 AD
composer, philosopher
Anand Raj AnandAnand Raj Anand
 

SaindhaviSaindhavi
03 January 1989
singer
Baba SehgalBaba Sehgal
23 November 1965
Actor, Singer, Composer

SurdasSurdas
1478 AD
poet

Purushottam Laxman DeshpandePurushottam Laxman Deshpande
08 November 1919
Author, Film director, Actor, Composer, Poet,

Bombay JayashriBombay Jayashri
 
Shivkumar SharmaShivkumar Sharma
13 January 1938
Musician

Ravindra JainRavindra Jain
28 February 1944
Musician, Composer
M. BalamuralikrishnaM. Balamuralikrishna
06 July 1930
Singer, Music director, Multi-instrumentalist

S. A. RajkumarS. A. Rajkumar
23 August 1964
Composer

Deenanath MangeshkarDeenanath Mangeshkar
29 December 1900
Actor, Composer

Alla RakhaAlla Rakha
29 April 1919
Composer, Percussionist
Na. MuthukumarNa. Muthukumar
13 July 1975
Poet, Lyricist, Writer, Songwriter