Clearly, if there is one place under the sun where nothing has been left undone, it has to be India – an ancient land with an absorbing history, a vibrant present and an opportunist future. And much of its enthralling galore has been because of its exquisitely talented pool of nationals who have constantly worked hard to help India stand tall in the world forum, be it in art, culture, music, business, politics, science, technology, philosophy or military. Talking specifically of music, the country has given the world some of the world-class singers who have redefined the field of music through their exemplary work and talent. Historically, Indian singers have succeeded in installing a unique style or character into their work, thus changing the panorama of Indian and world music completely. It is to these Indian singing legends that this section is committed – an incredibly large lot that has through their talent alone inspired a world way beyond their country’s borders. The Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar, the man with a Golden voice Mukesh, the versatile hero Mohammad Rafi, the legendary genius Kishore Kumar, the Ghazal king Jagjit Singh, the teen idol Shreya Ghoshal, the melody genius Sonu Nigam, the superstar’s voice Udit Narayan – the list is interminable. Know in details about some of the greatest Indian singers, their life and works through this segment.
Kishore KumarKishore Kumar
04 August 1929
Indian playback singer
Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar
28 September 1929

Asha BhosleAsha Bhosle
08 September 1933
Indian playback singer

Mohammed RafiMohammed Rafi
24 December 1924

Shirley SetiaShirley Setia
02 July 1993

Bhupen HazarikaBhupen Hazarika
08 September 1926
Musician, Singer, Poet, Filmmaker, Lyricist
M. S. SubbulakshmiM. S. Subbulakshmi
16 September 1916
Carnatic Musician

Jagjit SinghJagjit Singh
08 February 1941
Ghazal Singer

Bhimsen JoshiBhimsen Joshi
04 February 1922
Hindustani Classical Vocalist

Kumar GandharvaKumar Gandharva
08 April 1924
Hindustani classical singer
Begum AkhtarBegum Akhtar
07 October 1914

Allu ArjunAllu Arjun
08 April 1982
Actor, Film actor, Singer
Sanjay DuttSanjay Dutt
29 July 1959
Actor, Film producer, Singer

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

Amit KumarAmit Kumar
03 July 1952
21 May 1960
Actor, Film producer, Singer

Shreya GhoshalShreya Ghoshal
12 March 1984
Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer
Arijit SinghArijit Singh
25 April 1988

Rajesh KhannaRajesh Khanna
29 December 1942
Actor, Politician, Film producer, Singer

Shruti HaasanShruti Haasan
28 January 1986
Actor, Singer, Composer, Model
17 February 1985
Actor, Singer

Sonu NigamSonu Nigam
30 July 1973
Actor, Singer, Composer
Armaan MalikArmaan Malik
22 July 1995

Neeti MohanNeeti Mohan
17 November 1979

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

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
Usha UthupUsha Uthup
08 November 1947
actor, singer, composer

Vijay AntonyVijay Antony
24 July 1975
Singer, Composer

Aishwarya R. DhanushAishwarya R. Dhanush
01 January 1982
Film director, Dancer

Hans Raj HansHans Raj Hans
09 April 1964
Jiah KhanJiah Khan
20 February 1988
Actor, Singer, Model

Shankar MahadevanShankar Mahadevan
03 March 1967
Actor, Singer, Composer

Digangana SuryavanshiDigangana Suryavanshi
15 October 1997
Television actor, Singer

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

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Lucky AliLucky Ali
19 September 1958
Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Tulsi KumarTulsi Kumar

Anu MalikAnu Malik
02 November 1960
Film director, Singer, Composer, Music director,
S. JanakiS. Janaki
23 April 1938
Actor, Singer

Anuradha SriramAnuradha Sriram
09 July 1970

K. L. SaigalK. L. Saigal
11 April 1904
Actor, Singer
Alisha ChinaiAlisha Chinai
18 March 1965
Playback singer, Singer

Daler MehndiDaler Mehndi
18 August 1967
Sona MohapatraSona Mohapatra
17 June 1978
Composer, Songwriter, Record producer, Singer

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

Mika SinghMika Singh
10 June 1977
Actor, Singer

Kavita KrishnamurthyKavita Krishnamurthy
25 January 1958
Actor, Singer, Composer

Anuradha PaudwalAnuradha Paudwal
27 October 1952
Actor, Singer, Composer
Javed AliJaved Ali

Vijay PrakashVijay Prakash
21 February 1976
singer, composer

Amrinder GillAmrinder Gill
11 May 1976
Actor, Singer

Sukhwinder SinghSukhwinder Singh
18 July 1971
Singer, Composer
Harshdeep KaurHarshdeep Kaur
16 December 1986
Singer, Playback singer

M. G. SreekumarM. G. Sreekumar
25 May 1957
Singer, Composer
Manna DeyManna Dey
01 May 1919
Actor, Singer, Autobiographer, Composer

Shakthisree GopalanShakthisree Gopalan
25 October 1988
Singer, Actor, Songwriter

Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
12 March 1964
singer, composer
15 June 1929
Actor, Singer

Zubeen GargZubeen Garg
18 November 1972
Singer, Composer, Actor, Lyricist
Palak MuchhalPalak Muchhal
30 March 1992

Sadhana SargamSadhana Sargam
07 March 1974
Actor, Singer, Composer

Venkat PrabhuVenkat Prabhu
07 November 1975
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Playback
Vineeth SreenivasanVineeth Sreenivasan
01 October 1984
Actor, Singer

Abhijeet BhattacharyaAbhijeet Bhattacharya
30 October 1958
Kailash KherKailash Kher
07 July 1973
Singer, Composer

11 January 1985
Singer, Composer

Miss PoojaMiss Pooja
04 December 1980

P. SusheelaP. Susheela
13 November 1935
Actor, Singer
Ankit TiwariAnkit Tiwari
06 March 1990
Singer, Composer
Piyush MishraPiyush Mishra
13 January 1963
Screenwriter, Music director, Actor, Singer,

Vijay YesudasVijay Yesudas
23 March 1979

Nitin MukeshNitin Mukesh
27 June 1950

Mohammed AzizMohammed Aziz
02 July 1954
Sunitha UpadrashtaSunitha Upadrashta
10 May 1978
Actor, Singer

Geeta DuttGeeta Dutt
23 November 1930
Actor, Singer

Mohit ChauhanMohit Chauhan
11 March 1960

D. ImmanD. Imman
24 January 1983
Singer, Composer

Shilpa RaoShilpa Rao
11 April 1984
Abhay JodhpurkarAbhay Jodhpurkar
31 July 1991

Master SaleemMaster Saleem
13 July 1980
Baba SehgalBaba Sehgal
23 November 1965
Actor, Singer, Composer

M. BalamuralikrishnaM. Balamuralikrishna
06 July 1930
Singer, Music director, Multi-instrumentalist

Deenanath MangeshkarDeenanath Mangeshkar
29 December 1900
Actor, Composer
Ila ArunIla Arun
28 September 1929
Actor, Singer

Kunal GanjawalaKunal Ganjawala
14 April 1972
Shweta PanditShweta Pandit
07 July 1986
Singer, Actor, Songwriter

Pankaj UdhasPankaj Udhas
17 May 1951

Suman KalyanpurSuman Kalyanpur
28 January 1937
Actor, Singer, Composer

Altaf RajaAltaf Raja
11 October 1967
Mahendra KapoorMahendra Kapoor
09 January 1934

Suresh WadkarSuresh Wadkar
07 August 1954
Actor, Singer, Composer
Anushka ManchandaAnushka Manchanda
11 February 1985
singer, actor

Bade Ghulam Ali KhanBade Ghulam Ali Khan
02 April 1902

O. P. NayyarO. P. Nayyar
16 January 1926
Music director, Composer, Singer, Film score

Parthiv GohilParthiv Gohil
18 February 1976
Jasbir JassiJasbir Jassi
07 February 1970