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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

 2 Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal
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Famous As: Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer
Birthdate: March 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian
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 3 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
Nationality: Indian

 4 Armaan Malik

Armaan Malik
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 5 Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar
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Famous As: Musician, composer
Birthdate: April 7, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian
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.

 6 Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 7 Himesh Reshammiya

Himesh Reshammiya
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Famous As: actor, composer, composer, film score composer
Birthdate: May 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian
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 8 Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Composer
Birthdate: July 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 9 Anirudh Ravichander

Anirudh Ravichander
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: October 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 10 Ilaiyaraaja

Ilaiyaraaja
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Famous As: actor, singer, composer, musician, screenwriter, music director
Birthdate: June 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 11 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
Nationality: Indian

 12 G. V. Prakash Kumar

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

 13 Bhushan Kumar

Bhushan Kumar
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: November 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 14 Kanika Kapoor

Kanika Kapoor
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 15 Alka Yagnik

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

 16 Yuvan Shankar Raja

Yuvan Shankar Raja
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 17 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
Nationality: Indian

 18 Sunidhi Chauhan

Sunidhi Chauhan
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Famous As: singer, actor
Birthdate: August 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 19 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
Nationality: Indian

 20 Divine

Divine
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 21 Andrea Jeremiah

Andrea Jeremiah
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 22 Raftaar

Raftaar
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian

 23 Dhanush

Dhanush
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian

 24 Vijay Antony

Vijay Antony
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Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: July 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 25 Sid Sriram

Sid Sriram
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Famous As: Playback singer
Birthdate: May 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

 26 Gulzar

Gulzar
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Famous As: Lyricist
Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian, Pakistani

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.

 27 K. J. Yesudas

K. J. Yesudas
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 28 Badshah

Badshah
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 29 Shobana

Shobana
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 30 Rahul Dev Burman

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

 31 Shankar Mahadevan

Shankar Mahadevan
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Composer
Birthdate: March 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian

 32 Chinmayi Sripada

Chinmayi Sripada
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Birthdate: September 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 33 Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian, British

 34 M.M. Keeravaani

M.M. Keeravaani
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Birthdate: July 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 35 S. Janaki

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

 36 Santhosh Narayanan

Santhosh Narayanan
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

 37 Anuradha Paudwal

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

 38 Gippy Grewal

Gippy Grewal
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Film producer
Birthdate: January 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 39 Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh
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Famous As: Ghazal Singer
Birthdate: February 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian
Died: October 10, 2011

 40 Bappi Lahiri

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

 41 Daler Mehndi

Daler Mehndi
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 42 Harris Jayaraj

Harris Jayaraj
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Famous As: Actor, Composer
Birthdate: January 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 43 Amit Trivedi

Amit Trivedi
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Famous As: author, composer, lyricist, songwriter, music director
Birthdate: April 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 44 Mika Singh

Mika Singh
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 45 Laxmikant Berde

Laxmikant Berde
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: December 16, 2004

 46 Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian

 47 Aadesh Shrivastava

Aadesh Shrivastava
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
Died: September 4, 2015

 48 Bismillah Khan

Bismillah Khan
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Birthdate: March 21, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian
Died: August 21, 2006

 49 Pritam Chakraborty

Pritam Chakraborty
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 50 Hariharan

Hariharan
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Famous As: actor, singer, composer
Birthdate: April 3, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian