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

Mohammed RafiMohammed Rafi
24 December 1924

Asha BhosleAsha Bhosle
08 September 1933
Indian playback singer

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

Jagjit SinghJagjit Singh
08 February 1941
Ghazal Singer
Shirley SetiaShirley Setia
02 July 1993

M. S. SubbulakshmiM. S. Subbulakshmi
16 September 1916
Carnatic Musician

Bhimsen JoshiBhimsen Joshi
04 February 1922
Hindustani Classical Vocalist

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

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

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

Rajesh KhannaRajesh Khanna
29 December 1942
Actor, Politician, Film producer, Singer
Shruti HaasanShruti Haasan
28 January 1986
Actor, Singer, Composer, Model

Arijit SinghArijit Singh
25 April 1988
Alka YagnikAlka Yagnik
20 March 1966
Actor, Singer, Composer

21 May 1960
Actor, Film producer, Singer

Shreya GhoshalShreya Ghoshal
12 March 1984
Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer
17 February 1985
Actor, Singer

Armaan MalikArmaan Malik
22 July 1995
Yo Yo Honey SinghYo Yo Honey Singh
15 March 1983
Rapper, Actor, Singer, Record producer, Composer

Tulsi KumarTulsi Kumar

Amit KumarAmit Kumar
03 July 1952

Sonu NigamSonu Nigam
30 July 1973
Actor, Singer, Composer
S. P. BalasubrahmanyamS. P. Balasubrahmanyam
04 June 1946
Actor, Singer, Composer
Vijay AntonyVijay Antony
24 July 1975
Singer, Composer

Ruma Guha ThakurtaRuma Guha Thakurta
03 November 1934

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

Neeti MohanNeeti Mohan
17 November 1979
Digangana SuryavanshiDigangana Suryavanshi
15 October 1997
Television actor, Singer

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Jiah KhanJiah Khan
20 February 1988
Actor, Singer, Model

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

Hans Raj HansHans Raj Hans
09 April 1964

Javed AliJaved Ali
K. J. YesudasK. J. Yesudas
10 January 1940

S. JanakiS. Janaki
23 April 1938
Actor, Singer
Sukhwinder SinghSukhwinder Singh
18 July 1971
Singer, Composer

Shankar MahadevanShankar Mahadevan
03 March 1967
Actor, Singer, Composer

Gippy GrewalGippy Grewal
02 January 1983
Actor, Singer, Film producer
Vijay PrakashVijay Prakash
21 February 1976
singer, composer

Anuradha SriramAnuradha Sriram
09 July 1970
Amrinder GillAmrinder Gill
11 May 1976
Actor, Singer

Usha UthupUsha Uthup
08 November 1947
actor, singer, composer

K. L. SaigalK. L. Saigal
11 April 1904
Actor, Singer

Vineeth SreenivasanVineeth Sreenivasan
01 October 1984
Actor, Singer

Lucky AliLucky Ali
19 September 1958
Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Anuradha PaudwalAnuradha Paudwal
27 October 1952
Actor, Singer, Composer

Mika SinghMika Singh
10 June 1977
Actor, Singer

Kavita KrishnamurthyKavita Krishnamurthy
25 January 1958
Actor, Singer, Composer

Daler MehndiDaler Mehndi
18 August 1967
Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
12 March 1964
singer, composer

11 January 1985
Singer, Composer
Sona MohapatraSona Mohapatra
17 June 1978
Composer, Songwriter, Record producer, Singer

Piyush MishraPiyush Mishra
13 January 1963
Screenwriter, Music director, Actor, Singer,

Palak MuchhalPalak Muchhal
30 March 1992
Alisha ChinaiAlisha Chinai
18 March 1965
Playback singer, Singer

Antara MitraAntara Mitra
10 July 1987
Abhijeet BhattacharyaAbhijeet Bhattacharya
30 October 1958

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

15 June 1929
Actor, Singer
Ankit TiwariAnkit Tiwari
06 March 1990
Singer, Composer

Zubeen GargZubeen Garg
18 November 1972
Singer, Composer, Actor, Lyricist

Kailash KherKailash Kher
07 July 1973
Singer, Composer

Venkat PrabhuVenkat Prabhu
07 November 1975
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Playback
Anup JalotaAnup Jalota
29 July 1953
Sadhana SargamSadhana Sargam
07 March 1974
Actor, Singer, Composer

P. SusheelaP. Susheela
13 November 1935
Actor, Singer

Harshdeep KaurHarshdeep Kaur
16 December 1986
Singer, Playback singer

Miss PoojaMiss Pooja
04 December 1980
Vijay YesudasVijay Yesudas
23 March 1979

Mohit ChauhanMohit Chauhan
11 March 1960

D. ImmanD. Imman
24 January 1983
Singer, Composer

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
Shilpa RaoShilpa Rao
11 April 1984

Baba SehgalBaba Sehgal
23 November 1965
Actor, Singer, Composer

Abhay JodhpurkarAbhay Jodhpurkar
31 July 1991
Master SaleemMaster Saleem
13 July 1980

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

Kunal GanjawalaKunal Ganjawala
14 April 1972

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

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

Bade Ghulam Ali KhanBade Ghulam Ali Khan
02 April 1902
O. P. NayyarO. P. Nayyar
16 January 1926
Music director, Composer, Singer, Film score