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
Gopi SundarGopi Sundar
30 May 1977
Music Director

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981

Jagjit SinghJagjit Singh
08 February 1941
Ghazal Singer

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

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
24 May 1899
National Poet of Bangladesh
Bismillah KhanBismillah Khan
21 March 1913

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

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

K. V. MahadevanK. V. Mahadevan
14 March 1918
Composer, Music director
Himesh ReshammiyaHimesh Reshammiya
11 May 1969
actor, composer, composer, film score composer

23 June 1951
Author, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Music

Bappi LahiriBappi Lahiri
27 November 1952
Film director, Composer

Arijit SinghArijit Singh
25 April 1987
G. V. Prakash KumarG. V. Prakash Kumar
13 June 1987

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

Adnan SamiAdnan Sami
15 August 1971

M. S. ViswanathanM. S. Viswanathan
24 June 1928
Actor, Composer
S. P. BalasubrahmanyamS. P. Balasubrahmanyam
04 June 1946
Actor, Singer, Composer

Anirudh RavichanderAnirudh Ravichander
16 October 1990
Mani SharmaMani Sharma
11 July 1964

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

Anuradha PaudwalAnuradha Paudwal
27 October 1952
Actor, Singer, Composer
Armaan MalikArmaan Malik
22 July 1995

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S. A. RajkumarS. A. Rajkumar
23 August 1964
Yo Yo Honey SinghYo Yo Honey Singh
15 March 1983
Rapper, Actor, Singer, Record producer, Composer

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

D. ImmanD. Imman
24 January 1983
Singer, Composer

21 March 1970
Sonu NigamSonu Nigam
30 July 1973
Actor, Singer, Composer
Sanjay Leela BhansaliSanjay Leela Bhansali
24 February 1963
Film director, Film producer, Music director,

Vijay AntonyVijay Antony
24 July 1975
Singer, Composer

Jeet GannguliJeet Gannguli
24 May 1977
Music Composer

Srikanth DevaSrikanth Deva
07 September 1980
Music Director
M. JayachandranM. Jayachandran
05 April 1971

Alka YagnikAlka Yagnik
20 March 1966
Actor, Singer, Composer

Harris JayarajHarris Jayaraj
08 January 1975
Actor, Composer

Amit KumarAmit Kumar
03 July 1952

Laxmikant BerdeLaxmikant Berde
26 October 1954
Sunidhi ChauhanSunidhi Chauhan
14 August 1983
singer, actor

21 May 1973
Gippy GrewalGippy Grewal
02 January 1983
Actor, Singer, Film producer

V. HarikrishnaV. Harikrishna
05 November 1974

Arjun JanyaArjun Janya
Nusli WadiaNusli Wadia
15 February 1944
Businessperson, Politician

Amit TrivediAmit Trivedi
08 April 1979
author, composer, lyricist, songwriter, music
Shankar MahadevanShankar Mahadevan
03 March 1967
Actor, Singer, Composer

Babbu MaanBabbu Maan
29 March 1975
Actor, Screenwriter

Amrinder GillAmrinder Gill
11 May 1976
Actor, Singer

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S. JanakiS. Janaki
23 April 1938
Actor, Singer
Zubeen GargZubeen Garg
18 November 1972
Singer, Composer, Actor, Lyricist

Rajesh RoshanRajesh Roshan
24 May 1955

Santhosh NarayananSanthosh Narayanan
15 May 1983

Aadesh ShrivastavaAadesh Shrivastava
04 September 1966
Daler MehndiDaler Mehndi
18 August 1967

Gurdas MaanGurdas Maan
04 January 1957
Actor, Lyricist, Songwriter
Zubin MehtaZubin Mehta
29 April 1936
Conductor, Music director

Vijay YesudasVijay Yesudas
23 March 1979

Sandeep ChowtaSandeep Chowta
Jassie GiftJassie Gift

Gurmeet Ram Rahim SinghGurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
15 August 1967
Actor, Composer
Ravindra JainRavindra Jain
28 February 1944
Musician, Composer

Mika SinghMika Singh
10 June 1977
Actor, Singer

Sukhwinder SinghSukhwinder Singh
18 July 1971
Singer, Composer
Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
12 March 1964
singer, composer

03 January 1989
M. G. SreekumarM. G. Sreekumar
25 May 1957
Singer, Composer

11 January 1985
Singer, Composer

R. P. PatnaikR. P. Patnaik
10 March 1972

Kailash KherKailash Kher
07 July 1973
Singer, Composer
Abhijeet BhattacharyaAbhijeet Bhattacharya
30 October 1958
Sona MohapatraSona Mohapatra
17 June 1978
Composer, Songwriter, Record producer, Singer

Alisha ChinaiAlisha Chinai
18 March 1965
Playback singer, Singer

Ankit TiwariAnkit Tiwari
06 March 1990
Singer, Composer

Anuradha SriramAnuradha Sriram
09 July 1970
Kavita KrishnamurthyKavita Krishnamurthy
25 January 1958
Actor, Singer, Composer

14 November 1947
film director

Rahul Dev BurmanRahul Dev Burman
27 June 1939

Shaan RahmanShaan Rahman
30 December 1979

Kanika KapoorKanika Kapoor
21 August 1981
P. SusheelaP. Susheela
13 November 1935
Actor, Singer

Manna DeyManna Dey
01 May 1919
Actor, Singer, Autobiographer, Composer
Shakthisree GopalanShakthisree Gopalan
25 October 1988
Singer, Actor, Songwriter

Deepak DevDeepak Dev
02 March 1974
Sadhana SargamSadhana Sargam
07 March 1974
Actor, Singer, Composer
Purandara DasaPurandara Dasa
1484 AD
composer, philosopher