Famous Indian Musicians

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.

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 1 Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar.
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Famous As: Musician, composer
Birthdate: April 7, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Varanasi, United Provinces, British Raj
Died: December 11, 2012
Indian sitarist Pandit Ravi Shankar is best remembered for his pathbreaking collaborations with George Harrison and Yehudi Menuhin. The five-time Grammy-winner was trained in the sitar by Allauddin Khan and toured all over the U.S. and Europe, infusing Carnatic elements into Western music. He had also composed for Satyajit Ray.

 2 Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 7, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: August 7, 1941

Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian polymath who contributed greatly to the fields of literature, art, and philosophy. Referred to as the Bard of Bengal, Tagore is credited with reshaping Bengali literature and music. The first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, Tagore is also credited with composing the national anthems of India and Bangladesh.

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 3 Ilaiyaraaja

Ilaiyaraaja.
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Musician, Screenwriter
Birthdate: June 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pannaipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Born into a Tamil musical family, legendary composer, conductor, and lyricist Ilaiyaraaja became the first Asian to compose for the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He has composed for more than 1000 feature films and has five National Film Awards, the Padma Bhushan, and the Padma Vibhushan to his credit.

 4 S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam.
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 5 Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
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Famous As: Film director, Film producer, Music director, Television producer, Composer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: February 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Known for epic romantic and historic drama films such as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, and Bajirao Mastani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an Indian director recognized for his signature opulent sets and star-studded cast. The five-time National Film Award winner also has a Padma Shri in his kitty.

 6 Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal
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Famous As: Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer
Birthdate: March 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Durgapur

National Award-winning singer Shreya Ghoshal grew up in Rajasthan and later moved to Mumbai, where her electrical engineer father was posted. After gaining attention with the talent show Sa Re Ga Ma, the classically trained artist was catapulted to fame with her playback singing in Devdas, and never looked back.

 7 Rahul Dev Burman

Rahul Dev Burman
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Birthdate: June 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: January 4, 1994

Rahul Dev Burman was an Indian music director. He is regarded as one of the greatest music composers in the history of Indian music. He is credited with composing songs that helped define the career of singers like Kishore Kumar. His works have inspired a generation of Indian music directors. 

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 8 A. R. Rahman

A. R. Rahman
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chennai, India

A. R. Rahman is an Indian film composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Rahman is one of the most decorated and celebrated musicians in Indian history. He was won several prestigious awards including two Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award. In 2009, he was named among the 100 most influential people in Time.

 9 Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Composer
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.

 10 Alka Yagnik

Alka Yagnik
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Composer
Birthdate: March 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kolkata

Alka Yagnik is an Indian playback singer. One of the most popular female playback singers in Bollywood, Yagnik has won a record seven Filmfare Awards and two National Film Awards in an illustrious career spanning more than 40 years. Alka Yagnik has also won other prestigious awards, such as Bollywood Movie Awards, Global Indian Film Awards, and Zee Cine Awards.

 11 Bhushan Kumar

Bhushan Kumar
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: November 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Delhi, India

Bhushan Kumar is an Indian music producer and film producer. He is currently serving as the managing director and chairman of a popular film production company and record label named T-Series, which was founded by his father Gulshan Kumar. As a producer, Bhushan Kumar has won a couple of Filmfare Awards for producing movies like Hindi Medium and Thappad.

 12 Yo Yo Honey Singh

Yo Yo Honey Singh
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Famous As: Rapper, Actor, Singer, Record producer, Composer
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.

 13 Armaan Malik

Armaan Malik
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Famous As: Singer
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. 

 14 Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sri Gurusar Modia, Rajasthan, India

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is an Indian social group leader best known as the head of a group named Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS). Prior to his rape conviction in 2017, Ram Rahim was a famous religious leader, music composer, actor, singer, songwriter, writer, and director. In 2015, he was named among the 100 most powerful Indians by The Indian Express.

 15 K. J. Yesudas

K. J. Yesudas
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Kochi

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.

 16 M. S. Subbulakshmi

M. S. Subbulakshmi.
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Famous As: Carnatic Musician
Birthdate: September 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madurai
Died: December 11, 2004

M.S. Subbulakshmi was an Indian singer. Dubbed the Queen of Music, Subbulakshmi was the leading exponent of Carnatic music. In 1966, she became the first Indian to perform in UN General Assembly. In 1974, she became the first Indian musician to be awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award. In 1998, Subbulakshmi became the first musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna.

 17 Bismillah Khan

Bismillah Khan.
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Birthdate: March 21, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dumraon, Bihar
Died: August 21, 2006

Bismillah Khan was a reputed classical musician, credited with popularizing the shehnai, an Indian oboe like woodwind instrument, at home and abroad. Until his time, shehnai was considered a folk instrument played only at traditional ceremonies, an idea he demolished with his concert performance in 1937, eventually taking it to the global audience with his appearance at Edinburgh International Festival.

 18 Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 19 Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hyderabad

Zakir Hussain is an Indian musician, tabla virtuoso, percussionist, composer, and music producer. Widely regarded as one of the greatest tabla players of all time, Hussain has received many prestigious awards in his illustrious career. In 1990, he was honored with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. In 2002, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award.

 20 G. V. Prakash Kumar

G. V. Prakash Kumar
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chennai

G. V. Prakash Kumar is an Indian film composer, singer, producer, and actor. After starting his career as a music composer in Tamil films, Prakash Kumar went on to establish himself as an actor. One of the most acclaimed music composers in the Tamil film industry, Prakash Kumar has received several prestigious awards like Filmfare Awards South and MTV Awards.

 21 Kanika Kapoor

Kanika Kapoor
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lucknow

Kanika Kapoor is an Indian singer who achieved popularity after the release of her song Baby Doll from the movie Ragini MMS 2. She then went on to record some of the most popular Hindi songs like Lovely. Over the years, she has won many prestigious awards like Brit Asia TV Music Awards, BIG Star Entertainment Award, and Filmfare Award.

 22 Gulzar

Gulzar.
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Famous As: Lyricist
Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dina, Punjab

Famed Indian lyricist, poet, author, screenwriter, and film director Gulzar has been a major figure in Bollywood for over six decades. He started doing odd jobs as a teenager and eventually entered films, where he made a name for himself as a lyricist and screenwriter. He soon started directing films as well. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards.

 23 Anu Malik

Anu Malik
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Famous As: Film director, Singer, Composer, Music director, Film score composer
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.

 24 Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar

Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: May 25, 1998

Part of the legendary Indian music composer duo Laxmikant–Pyarelal, which ruled the Hindi film music industry for decades, Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar had a tough childhood in the slums of Mumbai. He took up music after his father’s death, so that he could support his family, and never looked back.

 25 Divine

Divine
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Famous As: Rapper
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.

 26 Tansen

Tansen
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Famous As: composer
Birthdate: 1500 AD
Birthplace: Gwalior
Died: 1589 AD

Gwalior-born composer Tansen, also known as Ramtanu Pandey, was an iconic figure of Hindustani classical music. Best known for his dhrupad and raga compositions, he was one of the navratnas, or nine gems, of Mughal emperor Akbar’s court. He also invented a stringed instrument named the rabab.

 27 Himesh Reshammiya

Himesh Reshammiya
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Famous As: actor, composer, composer, film score composer
Birthdate: May 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai

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.

 28 Andrea Jeremiah

Andrea Jeremiah
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Arakkonam, Ranipet district Ranippettai, Tamil Nadu, India

Andrea Jeremiah is an Indian actress, singer, voice-over artist, and musician who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. Apart from playing lead roles in successful films, Jeremiah has also contributed to the soundtracks of popular albums. She is best known for her performance in the 2018 period gangster film Vada Chennai for which she won the Behindwoods Golden Medal.

 29 Sid Sriram

Sid Sriram
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Famous As: Playback singer
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.

 30 Vijay Antony

Vijay Antony
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Famous As: Singer, Composer
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.

 31 Shobana

Shobana
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Shobana is an Indian Bharatanatyam dancer and film actress. Widely regarded as one of the best Bharatanatyam dancers, Shobana was honored with the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award, in 2006. She is also renowned for her acting skills, winning two National Film Awards for Best Actress for her performances in Manichitrathazhu (1993) and Mitr, My Friend (2001).

 32 Badshah

Badshah
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Famous As: Rapper
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.

 33 Anirudh Ravichander

Anirudh Ravichander
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: October 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chennai

Anirudh Ravichander is an Indian singer and film composer. He achieved international recognition in 2012 when his debut track Why This Kolaveri Di went viral on the internet. Since then, Anirudh has been an important composer in the Tamil film industry. Over the years, he has received several prestigious awards like Edison Awards, Vijay Awards, and Mirchi Music Awards South.

 34 Bhupen Hazarika

Bhupen Hazarika.
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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Poet, Filmmaker, Lyricist
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.

 35 Shankar Mahadevan

Shankar Mahadevan
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Composer
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. 

 36 Rajesh Roshan

Rajesh Roshan
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai

Rajesh Roshan is an Indian music director who works in Hindi films. Over the years, he has composed music for many popular Hindi films like Kaabil, Krrish, Koi... Mil Gaya, and Karan Arjun. He has received a couple of Filmfare Awards for Best Music Director for his work in films like Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai and Julie.

 37 Bhimsen Joshi

Bhimsen Joshi.
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Famous As: Hindustani Classical Vocalist
Birthdate: February 4, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gadag, Karnataka
Died: February 24, 2011

 38 M.M. Keeravaani

M.M. Keeravaani
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Birthdate: July 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kovvur

M.M. Keeravaani is an Indian playback singer, film composer, and lyricist. One of the most respected and decorated music directors in the Telugu film industry, Keeravani is the recipient of 11 Nandi Awards, eight Filmfare Awards, and a National Film Award. Over the years, he has composed music for successful and popular movies like Baahubali.

 39 Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar.
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, U.K

Anoushka Shankar is a British-Indian music composer and sitar player. Over the years, she has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and has won many prestigious awards, such as Songlines Music Award. In 2004, she was named in the 20 Asian Heroes list published by Time. Anoushka Shankar is also known for her activism and is a supporter of animal rights.  

 40 Anuradha Paudwal

Anuradha Paudwal
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Composer
Birthdate: October 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai

Anuradha Paudwal is an Indian playback singer who has contributed to the soundtrack of many Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, and Marathi films. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, such as Filmfare Awards and a National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer. In 2017, Anuradha Paudwal was honored with India's fourth-highest civilian award, Padma Shri.

 41 Yuvan Shankar Raja

Yuvan Shankar Raja
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 42 Chinmayi Sripada

Chinmayi Sripada
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Birthdate: September 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chennai

Chinmayi Sripada is an Indian singer, voice actor, radio jockey, and TV presenter who works predominantly in the South Indian film and TV industry. Chinmayi is also credited with founding Blue Elephant, a translation services company, for which she serves as the CEO. Also known for her activism, Chinmayi Sripada has been an important figure in India's Me Too movement.

 43 Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh.
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Famous As: Ghazal Singer
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.

 44 S. Janaki

S. Janaki
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: April 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Repalle

Better known as Janaki Amma, playback singer S. Janaki had begun her career with the Tamil film Vidhiyin Vilayattu. Also known as the Nightingale of South India, she has lent her voice to over 48,000 songs. Following her retirement, she has been the victim of death hoaxes at least twice.

 45 S.D. Burman

S.D. Burman
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Birthdate: October 1, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Comilla
Died: October 31, 1975

S.D. Burman was an Indian singer and music director. One of the most influential and successful film music composers in the history of Bollywood, Burman composed the music for more than 100 movies. During his career, he won many prestigious awards like Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Filmfare Awards, and National Film Awards. In 1969, he was awarded the Padma Shri.

 46 Hariprasad Chaurasia

Hariprasad Chaurasia.
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Famous As: Indian Classical Flautist
Birthdate: July 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Allahabad

Indian flutist Hariprasad Chaurasia, a major figure of Hindustani classical music, is known for taking the Indian bansuri to the international stage. Born in Allahabad, he hid his musical aspirations from his father, who wanted him to take up wrestling. He grew up to became a luminary of the Senia gharana.

 47 Hariharan

Hariharan
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Famous As: actor, singer, composer
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.

 48 Bappi Lahiri

Bappi Lahiri
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Famous As: Film director, Composer
Birthdate: November 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kolkata

Bappi Lahiri is an Indian singer and music composer. He is credited with popularizing synthesized disco music in India. He achieved popularity in the 1980s and 1990s and is best known for his work in dance films like Dance Dance and Disco Dancer. 

 49 Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan
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Famous As: Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director, Choreographer, Singer, Lyricist, Philanthropist, Composer
Birthdate: November 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India

 50 Harris Jayaraj

Harris Jayaraj
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Famous As: Actor, Composer
Birthdate: January 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chennai

Harris Jayaraj is an Indian film composer who works predominantly in the Tamil film industry. Dubbed The Melody King, Jayaraj is renowned for composing soothing music. One of the most decorated film composers of his generation, Harris Jayaraj has received several prestigious awards including six Filmfare Awards South, six Mirchi Music Awards, and four Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.