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

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981

Jagjit SinghJagjit Singh
08 February 1941
Ghazal Singer

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

Bismillah KhanBismillah Khan
21 March 1913
Gopi SundarGopi Sundar
30 May 1977
Music Director

Hariprasad ChaurasiaHariprasad Chaurasia
01 July 1938
Indian Classical Flautist

Ali Akbar KhanAli Akbar Khan
14 April 1922

Pandit Shivkumar SharmaPandit Shivkumar Sharma
13 January 1938
Santoor Player
Kamal HaasanKamal Haasan
07 November 1954
Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director,

Himesh ReshammiyaHimesh Reshammiya
11 May 1969
actor, composer, composer, film score composer
A. R. RahmanA. R. Rahman
06 January 1967

Arijit SinghArijit Singh
25 April 1988

Shruti HaasanShruti Haasan
28 January 1986
Actor, Singer, Composer, Model
Shreya GhoshalShreya Ghoshal
12 March 1984
Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer

Bhushan KumarBhushan Kumar
27 November 1977
Film producer
Alka YagnikAlka Yagnik
20 March 1966
Actor, Singer, Composer

G. V. Prakash KumarG. V. Prakash Kumar
13 June 1987

Anirudh RavichanderAnirudh Ravichander
16 October 1990
Adnan SamiAdnan Sami
15 August 1969
singer, musician, actor, composer

Anu MalikAnu Malik
02 November 1960
Film director, Singer, Composer, Music director,
Yo Yo Honey SinghYo Yo Honey Singh
15 March 1983
Rapper, Actor, Singer, Record producer, Composer

S. P. BalasubrahmanyamS. P. Balasubrahmanyam
04 June 1946
Actor, Singer, Composer

Sonu NigamSonu Nigam
30 July 1973
Actor, Singer, Composer

Sunidhi ChauhanSunidhi Chauhan
14 August 1983
singer, actor
Sanjay Leela BhansaliSanjay Leela Bhansali
24 February 1963
Film director, Film producer, Music director,
Armaan MalikArmaan Malik
22 July 1995

Amit KumarAmit Kumar
03 July 1952

Amit TrivediAmit Trivedi
08 April 1979
author, composer, lyricist, songwriter, music

03 June 1943
actor, singer, composer, musician, screenwriter,
Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
12 March 1964
singer, composer

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Vijay AntonyVijay Antony
24 July 1975
Singer, Composer

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

Anuradha SriramAnuradha Sriram
09 July 1970

Laxmikant BerdeLaxmikant Berde
26 October 1954
Shankar MahadevanShankar Mahadevan
03 March 1967
Actor, Singer, Composer

Anuradha PaudwalAnuradha Paudwal
27 October 1952
Actor, Singer, Composer
Amjad Ali KhanAmjad Ali Khan
09 October 1945

Harris JayarajHarris Jayaraj
08 January 1975
Actor, Composer

S. JanakiS. Janaki
23 April 1938
Actor, Singer
Gurmeet Ram Rahim SinghGurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
15 August 1967
Actor, Composer

Nusli WadiaNusli Wadia
15 February 1944
Businessperson, Politician
Monali ThakurMonali Thakur
03 November 1980
actor, singer, film actor

Zubin MehtaZubin Mehta
29 April 1936
Conductor, Music director

Gurdas MaanGurdas Maan
04 January 1957
Actor, Lyricist, Songwriter

Daler MehndiDaler Mehndi
18 August 1967

Gippy GrewalGippy Grewal
02 January 1983
Actor, Singer, Film producer
Mika SinghMika Singh
10 June 1977
Actor, Singer

Zubeen GargZubeen Garg
18 November 1972
Singer, Composer, Actor, Lyricist

Kavita KrishnamurthyKavita Krishnamurthy
25 January 1958
Actor, Singer, Composer

Usha MangeshkarUsha Mangeshkar
1935 AD
actor, singer, composer
Mani SharmaMani Sharma
11 July 1964

Kanika KapoorKanika Kapoor
21 August 1981
Alisha ChinaiAlisha Chinai
18 March 1965
Playback singer, Singer

Amrinder GillAmrinder Gill
11 May 1976
Actor, Singer

P. SusheelaP. Susheela
13 November 1935
Actor, Singer
1500 AD

Bappi LahiriBappi Lahiri
27 November 1952
Film director, Composer
Abhijeet BhattacharyaAbhijeet Bhattacharya
30 October 1958

D. ImmanD. Imman
24 January 1983
Singer, Composer

Babbu MaanBabbu Maan
29 March 1975
Actor, Screenwriter
Bombay JayashriBombay Jayashri

Sadhana SargamSadhana Sargam
07 March 1974
Actor, Singer, Composer
Sukhwinder SinghSukhwinder Singh
18 July 1971
Singer, Composer

14 November 1947
film director

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

Purushottam Laxman DeshpandePurushottam Laxman Deshpande
08 November 1919
Author, Film director, Actor, Composer, Poet,
Kailash KherKailash Kher
07 July 1973
Singer, Composer
Deenanath MangeshkarDeenanath Mangeshkar
29 December 1900
Actor, Composer

Vijay YesudasVijay Yesudas
23 March 1979

Aadesh ShrivastavaAadesh Shrivastava
04 September 1966

Rekha BhardwajRekha Bhardwaj
Santhosh NarayananSanthosh Narayanan
15 May 1983

Suresh WadkarSuresh Wadkar
07 August 1954
Actor, Singer, Composer

Sona MohapatraSona Mohapatra
17 June 1978
Composer, Songwriter, Record producer, Singer

1478 AD

11 January 1985
Singer, Composer
03 January 1989

Ankit TiwariAnkit Tiwari
06 March 1990
Singer, Composer
M. G. SreekumarM. G. Sreekumar
25 May 1957
Singer, Composer

Rajesh RoshanRajesh Roshan
24 May 1955

Purandara DasaPurandara Dasa
1484 AD
composer, philosopher
Miss PoojaMiss Pooja
04 December 1980

Baba SehgalBaba Sehgal
23 November 1965
Actor, Singer, Composer
Shaan RahmanShaan Rahman
30 December 1979

Kishori AmonkarKishori Amonkar
10 April 1931

Neha BhasinNeha Bhasin
18 November 1982

M. S. ViswanathanM. S. Viswanathan
24 June 1928
Actor, Composer
Ravindra JainRavindra Jain
28 February 1944
Musician, Composer

M. JayachandranM. Jayachandran
05 April 1971
Abhay JodhpurkarAbhay Jodhpurkar
31 July 1991

S. A. RajkumarS. A. Rajkumar
23 August 1964
Jeet GannguliJeet Gannguli
24 May 1977
Music Composer

Narsinh MehtaNarsinh Mehta
1414 AD
Irshad KamilIrshad Kamil
05 September 1971
Poet, Writer, Lyricist, Songwriter