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
Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981

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

Jagjit SinghJagjit Singh
08 February 1941
Ghazal Singer

Gopi SundarGopi Sundar
30 May 1977
Music Director

Bismillah KhanBismillah Khan
21 March 1913
Bhupen HazarikaBhupen Hazarika
08 September 1926
Musician, Singer, Poet, Filmmaker, Lyricist

Maria GorettiMaria Goretti
26 January 1972
Video Jockey

Hariprasad ChaurasiaHariprasad Chaurasia
01 July 1938
Indian Classical Flautist
O. P. NayyarO. P. Nayyar
16 January 1926
Music Composer

Ali Akbar KhanAli Akbar Khan
14 April 1922
Pandit Shivkumar SharmaPandit Shivkumar Sharma
13 January 1938
Santoor Player

03 June 1943
actor, singer, composer, musician, screenwriter,

A. R. RahmanA. R. Rahman
06 January 1967

25 February 1983

Kamal HaasanKamal Haasan
07 November 1954
Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director,
Bhushan KumarBhushan Kumar
27 November 1977
Film producer

Shruti HaasanShruti Haasan
28 January 1986
Actor, Singer, Composer, Model

Arijit SinghArijit Singh
25 April 1987

23 June 1951
Author, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Music
G. V. Prakash KumarG. V. Prakash Kumar
13 June 1987

Sonu NigamSonu Nigam
30 July 1973
Actor, Singer, Composer
K. V. MahadevanK. V. Mahadevan
14 March 1918
Composer, Music director

Shreya GhoshalShreya Ghoshal
12 March 1984
Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer

S. P. BalasubrahmanyamS. P. Balasubrahmanyam
04 June 1946
Actor, Singer, Composer
21 March 1970

Bappi LahiriBappi Lahiri
27 November 1952
Film director, Composer
Himesh ReshammiyaHimesh Reshammiya
11 May 1969
actor, composer, composer, film score composer

M. S. ViswanathanM. S. Viswanathan
24 June 1928
Actor, Composer

Anu MalikAnu Malik
02 November 1960
Film director, Singer, Composer, Music director,
Armaan MalikArmaan Malik
22 July 1995

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Vijay AntonyVijay Antony
24 July 1975
Singer, Composer
S. A. RajkumarS. A. Rajkumar
23 August 1964

Sanjay Leela BhansaliSanjay Leela Bhansali
24 February 1963
Film director, Film producer, Music director,

Mani SharmaMani Sharma
11 July 1964

Anirudh RavichanderAnirudh Ravichander
16 October 1990
D. ImmanD. Imman
24 January 1983
Singer, Composer
S. JanakiS. Janaki
23 April 1938
Actor, Singer

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

Alka YagnikAlka Yagnik
20 March 1966
Actor, Singer, Composer

Laxmikant BerdeLaxmikant Berde
26 October 1954
Srikanth DevaSrikanth Deva
07 September 1980
Music Director

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

Jeet GannguliJeet Gannguli
24 May 1977
Music Composer

Adnan SamiAdnan Sami
15 August 1971

Zubeen GargZubeen Garg
18 November 1972
Singer, Composer, Actor, Lyricist
Harris JayarajHarris Jayaraj
08 January 1975
Actor, Composer

M. JayachandranM. Jayachandran
05 April 1971
Gippy GrewalGippy Grewal
02 January 1983
Actor, Singer, Film producer

Shankar MahadevanShankar Mahadevan
03 March 1967
Actor, Singer, Composer

Nusli WadiaNusli Wadia
15 February 1944
Businessperson, Politician
Santhosh NarayananSanthosh Narayanan
15 May 1983

Amit TrivediAmit Trivedi
08 April 1979
author, composer, lyricist, songwriter, music
Rajesh RoshanRajesh Roshan
24 May 1955

Sunidhi ChauhanSunidhi Chauhan
14 August 1983
singer, actor

Amrinder GillAmrinder Gill
11 May 1976
Actor, Singer

Ravindra JainRavindra Jain
28 February 1944
Musician, Composer

14 November 1947
film director
Gurmeet Ram Rahim SinghGurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
15 August 1967

Aadesh ShrivastavaAadesh Shrivastava
04 September 1966

Daler MehndiDaler Mehndi
18 August 1967

Anuradha PaudwalAnuradha Paudwal
27 October 1952
Actor, Singer, Composer
21 May 1973

Kanika KapoorKanika Kapoor
21 August 1981
V. HarikrishnaV. Harikrishna
05 November 1974

03 January 1989

Zubin MehtaZubin Mehta
29 April 1936
Conductor, Music director
Babbu MaanBabbu Maan
29 March 1975
Actor, Screenwriter

Arjun JanyaArjun Janya
Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
12 March 1964
singer, composer

Jassie GiftJassie Gift

Anuradha SriramAnuradha Sriram
09 July 1970
Mika SinghMika Singh
10 June 1977
Actor, Singer

Sukhwinder SinghSukhwinder Singh
18 July 1971
Singer, Composer
Abhijeet BhattacharyaAbhijeet Bhattacharya
30 October 1958

11 January 1985
Singer, Composer

Alisha ChinaiAlisha Chinai
18 March 1965
Playback singer, Singer

P. SusheelaP. Susheela
13 November 1935
Actor, Singer
M. G. SreekumarM. G. Sreekumar
25 May 1957
Singer, Composer
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R. P. PatnaikR. P. Patnaik
10 March 1972

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

Sadhana SargamSadhana Sargam
07 March 1974
Actor, Singer, Composer
Sandeep ChowtaSandeep Chowta

Kailash KherKailash Kher
07 July 1973
Singer, Composer

Vijay YesudasVijay Yesudas
23 March 1979

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

Shaan RahmanShaan Rahman
30 December 1979
Gurdas MaanGurdas Maan
04 January 1957
Actor, Lyricist, Songwriter

Purushottam Laxman DeshpandePurushottam Laxman Deshpande
08 November 1919
Author, Film director, Actor, Composer, Poet,
Sneha KhanwalkarSneha Khanwalkar
28 April 1983
Composer, Music director

Ankit TiwariAnkit Tiwari
06 March 1990
Singer, Composer
Rahul Dev BurmanRahul Dev Burman
27 June 1939
Baba SehgalBaba Sehgal
23 November 1965
Actor, Singer, Composer