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
GulzarGulzar
18 August 1934
Lyricist

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981
Composer

Jagjit SinghJagjit Singh
08 February 1941
Ghazal Singer

Bismillah KhanBismillah Khan
21 March 1913
 

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
24 May 1899
National Poet of Bangladesh
Bhupen HazarikaBhupen Hazarika
08 September 1926
Musician, Singer, Poet, Filmmaker, Lyricist

Gopi SundarGopi Sundar
30 May 1977
Music Director

Maria GorettiMaria Goretti
26 January 1972
Video Jockey
Hariprasad ChaurasiaHariprasad Chaurasia
01 July 1938
Indian Classical Flautist

Pandit Shivkumar SharmaPandit Shivkumar Sharma
13 January 1938
Santoor Player
O. P. NayyarO. P. Nayyar
16 January 1926
Music Composer

Ali Akbar KhanAli Akbar Khan
14 April 1922
Musician

Kamal HaasanKamal Haasan
07 November 1954
Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director,

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

A. R. RahmanA. R. Rahman
06 January 1967
Composer
DhanushDhanush
25 February 1983
Actor

Bhushan KumarBhushan Kumar
27 November 1977
Film producer

Gurmeet Ram Rahim SinghGurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
15 August 1967
Actor

Arijit SinghArijit Singh
25 April 1987
Singer
Shreya GhoshalShreya Ghoshal
12 March 1984
Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer

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

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

Anirudh RavichanderAnirudh Ravichander
16 October 1990
Composer
Sanjay Leela BhansaliSanjay Leela Bhansali
24 February 1963
Film director, Film producer, Music director,

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,

Sonu NigamSonu Nigam
30 July 1973
Actor, Singer, Composer

K. J. YesudasK. J. Yesudas
10 January 1940
Singer
Andrea JeremiahAndrea Jeremiah
21 December 1986
Actress

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BadshahBadshah
19 November 1985
Rapper
Alisha ChinaiAlisha Chinai
18 March 1965
Playback singer, Singer

Armaan MalikArmaan Malik
22 July 1995
Singer

Naresh KanodiaNaresh Kanodia
20 August 1943
Actor

ShobanaShobana
21 March 1970
Actress
Yuvan Shankar RajaYuvan Shankar Raja
31 August 1979
Actor
Alka YagnikAlka Yagnik
20 March 1966
Actor, Singer, Composer

S. JanakiS. Janaki
23 April 1938
Actor, Singer

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

Sunidhi ChauhanSunidhi Chauhan
14 August 1983
singer, actor
Amīr KhosrowAmīr Khosrow
1253 AD
Musician

Sid SriramSid Sriram
19 May 1990
Playback singer

Pritam ChakrabortyPritam Chakraborty
14 June 1971
Composer

DivineDivine
02 October 1990
Rapper

Nusli WadiaNusli Wadia
15 February 1944
Businessperson, Politician
Sukhwinder SinghSukhwinder Singh
18 July 1971
Singer, Composer

Rahul Dev BurmanRahul Dev Burman
27 June 1939
 
Santhosh NarayananSanthosh Narayanan
15 May 1983
Composer

Vijay AntonyVijay Antony
24 July 1975
Singer, Composer

TansenTansen
1500 AD
composer
Adnan SamiAdnan Sami
15 August 1971
Singer

RaftaarRaftaar
07 March 1988
Rapper
Amit TrivediAmit Trivedi
08 April 1979
author, composer, lyricist, songwriter, music

ManoMano (Singer)
26 October 1965
singer

Shankar MahadevanShankar Mahadevan
03 March 1967
Actor, Singer, Composer

Bappi LahiriBappi Lahiri
27 November 1952
Film director, Composer

Zakir HussainZakir Hussain
09 March 1951
Musician
Anuradha PaudwalAnuradha Paudwal
27 October 1952
Actor, Singer, Composer

Laxmikant BerdeLaxmikant Berde
26 October 1954
Actor

Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
12 March 1964
singer, composer

Harris JayarajHarris Jayaraj
08 January 1975
Actor, Composer
Mika SinghMika Singh
10 June 1977
Actor, Singer

P. SusheelaP. Susheela
13 November 1935
Actor, Singer
Chinmayi SripadaChinmayi Sripada
10 September 1984
 

M.M. KeeravaaniM.M. Keeravaani
04 July 1961
 

Daler MehndiDaler Mehndi
18 August 1967
Singer
Vijay YesudasVijay Yesudas
23 March 1979
Singer

HariharanHariharan
03 April 1955
actor, singer, composer
Laxmikant Shantaram KudalkarLaxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar
03 November 1937
Composer

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

Zubin MehtaZubin Mehta
29 April 1936
Conductor, Music director
Kailash KherKailash Kher
07 July 1973
Singer, Composer

KarunasKarunas
21 February 1970
Actor
Kanika KapoorKanika Kapoor
21 August 1981
singer

GhantasalaGhantasala
04 December 1922
songwriter, composer, singer

Abhijeet BhattacharyaAbhijeet Bhattacharya
30 October 1958
Singer

Mani SharmaMani Sharma
11 July 1964
Composer
Anuradha SriramAnuradha Sriram
09 July 1970
Singer
Peter SarstedtPeter Sarstedt
10 December 1941
Singer

S.D. BurmanS.D. Burman
01 October 1906
 

SaindhaviSaindhavi
03 January 1989
singer

Babbu MaanBabbu Maan
29 March 1975
Actor, Screenwriter
Sona MohapatraSona Mohapatra
17 June 1978
Composer, Songwriter, Record producer, Singer

Sadhana SargamSadhana Sargam
07 March 1974
Actor, Singer, Composer

Amrinder GillAmrinder Gill
11 May 1976
Actor, Singer

BharathanBharathan
14 November 1947
film director

Manna DeyManna Dey
01 May 1919
Actor, Singer, Autobiographer, Composer
Rahat IndoriRahat Indori
01 January 1950
Poet

MithoonMithoon
11 January 1985
Singer, Composer
SurdasSurdas
1478 AD
poet

M. S. ViswanathanM. S. Viswanathan
24 June 1928
Actor, Composer
Gurdas MaanGurdas Maan
04 January 1957
Actor, Lyricist, Songwriter
Kavita KrishnamurthyKavita Krishnamurthy
25 January 1958
Actor, Singer, Composer