Female Playback Singers

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 1 Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar
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Birthdate: September 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Indore

One of the most respected and best-known playback singers in India, Lata Mangeshkar is popularly known as the Nightingale of India. Such has had a long career of more than 60 years and have been honoured with India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna..

 2 Neha Kakkar

Neha Kakkar
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Starting her training in singing at age 4, Neha Kakkar later participated in Indian Idol but was eliminated before she could make her mark on the show. She later soared to fame with the track Second Hand Jawaani from Cocktail and never looked back. She has also performed in minor roles.

 3 Cybill Lynne Shepherd

Cybill Lynne Shepherd
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Cybill Shepherd is best known for her roles in films such as The Heartbreak Kid, Taxi Driver, and Alice. Fans also loved her for her Golden Globe-winning portrayals of Madelyn 'Maddie' Hayes in the series Moonlighting and Cybill Sheridan in the sitcom Cybill. She is a follower of goddess-worshipping Paganism.

 4 Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bombay, Bombay Presidency, India
Died: March 31, 1972

Known as Hindi cinema’s “Tragedy Queen,” Meena Kumari is remembered for her stellar performances in films such as Pakeezah and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. The four-time Filmfare-winning actor sank into alcoholism after her separation from her abusive husband, director Kamal Amrohi, and died of liver cirrhosis.

 5 Honor Blackman

Honor Blackman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plaistow, Essex, London, England
Died: April 5, 2020
Honor Blackman became one of the oldest actors to play the "Bond Girl," with the role of Pussy Galore in Goldfinger. Fans also loved her as Cathy Gale in the series The Avengers and as Laura West in The Upper Hand. Blackman was also active in British politics.

 6 Savitri

Savitri
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chirravuru, Guntur district, Madras Presidency
Died: December 26, 1981

One of the greatest actors in Telugu and Tamil cinema, Savitri earned the titled of the "First Female Superstar of South Indian cinema" from her fans. The Rashtrapati Award- and Nandi Award-winning actor had also secretly married Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan, who was already married and involved in another affair.

 7 Maggie Siff

Maggie Siff
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City

Maggie Siff is best known as Tara Knowles from Sons of Anarchy and Rachel Katz from Mad Men. She was also part of the film The 5th Wave and the series Billions. She has promoted Betterment, a robo-advising service, and was part of the podcast You Must Remember This.

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 8 Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 9 Sunidhi Chauhan

Sunidhi Chauhan
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: August 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

A musical prodigy, Sunidhi Chauhan had started performing at events at age 4. Discovered by actor Tabassum, she quit school and plunged into a full-fledged music career, winning several reality shows. She then soared to fame with her playback singing in Mast and now has three Filmfare awards in her kitty.

 10 Antonia Thomas

Antonia Thomas
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Antonia Thomas is best known as Alisha Daniels from the series Misfits, Claire Brown from The Good Doctor, and Evie from Lovesick. She lent her voice to the opening and closing lines of the Teletubbies reboot. She was also featured on the Coldplay music video Charlie Brown.

 11 Nithya Menen

Nithya Menen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Three-time Filmfare winner Nithya Menen is a sensation in South Indian films. Initially a child actor, she later aspired to be a journalist but eventually ended up gaining accolades with her roles in films such as Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde and Mynaa. She also appeared in the web series Breathe: Into the Shadows.

 12 Raashi Khanna

Raashi Khanna
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Famous As: Film actress
Birthdate: November 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Delhi

Though she initially aspired to be a singer, Raashi Khanna was also studious and later wished to become an IAS officer. She then worked as an ad copywriter for a while before making her film debut with Madras Café. She later soared to fame in the Tamil and Telugu film industries.

 13 Glynis Johns

Glynis Johns
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa

The veteran British actress who belongs to the Golden Age of Hollywood is known for her stellar roles in films like Miranda, Third Time Lucky and State Secret. Glynis Johns is also a singer, distinguished by her husky voice. She acted on the stage and the television. The daughter of actor, Mervyn Johns, has a son from her first marriage.

 14 Dhee

Dhee
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 26, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

 15 Olivia Olson

Olivia Olson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles

Olivia Olson is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She made her film debut at the age of 10, playing Joanna Anderson in the film, Love Actually, in which she was seen singing All I Want for Christmas Is You; her skills as a singer was praised and Olson landed several voice roles in TV series, such as Phineas and Ferb.

 16 K. S. Chithra

K. S. Chithra
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Famous As: Playback singer
Birthdate: July 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Thiruvananthapuram

Padma Shri- and Padma Bhushan-winning legendary Indian singer K. S. Chithra is also a 6-time National Award winner. Trained in Carnatic music, she earned a government music scholarship. A star in the South Indian music scene, she also gained recognition with her Hindi tracks such as Kehna Hi Kya.  

 17 Padmini Kolhapure

Padmini Kolhapure
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maharashtra, India

Padmini Kolhapure was 15 when she won a Filmfare for Insaf Ka Tarazu. Born to a musician father, she had begun acting and singing in films since childhood and later soared to fame with films such as Prem Rog. She was dragged into a controversy for kissing Prince Charles on the cheeks.

 18 Asha Bhosle

Asha Bhosle
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Famous As: Indian playback singer
Birthdate: September 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sangli, Maharashtra
Legendary Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle holds the Guinness record for the most recorded artist. The Padma Vibhushan-winning singer had initially started singing along with sister Lata Mangeshkar, another iconic singer, to make ends meet. Bhosle, a versatile artist, has sung in 20 languages and experimented with almost all genres.

 19 Gemma Jones

Gemma Jones
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marylebone, London

Gemma Jones is an English actress best known for playing Madam Poppy Pomfrey in the popular Harry Potter film series. A talented actress, Jones won the prestigious British Academy Television Award for playing Mary in the critically acclaimed television film, Marvellous.

 20 Madison Davenport

Madison Davenport
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

 21 Nikki DeLoach

Nikki DeLoach
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Waycross, Georgia, United States

Ashlee Nicole DeLoach, popularly known as Nikki DeLoach, is an American actress best known for playing Lacey Hamilton in the popular teen comedy-drama TV series, Awkward. Before establishing herself as an actress, DeLoach was part of the All-New Mickey Mouse Club, which also included future stars like Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Keri Russell, and Christina Aguilera.

 22 Andrea Navedo

Andrea Navedo
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States

 23 Vyjayanthimala

Vyjayanthimala
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Famous As: Film actress, Politician
Birthdate: August 13, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Triplicane, Chennai, India

Vyjayanthimala is an Indian actress and dancer who played a major role in the Hindi film industry during the 1950s and 1960s. One of the most popular actresses of all time, Vyjayanthimala is also known for her contribution to South Indian movies. She is the recipient of several awards, including Filmfare Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards at International film festivals.   

 24 Hope Davis

Hope Davis
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey
Hope Davis is best known for her roles in films such as About Schmidt and Synecdoche, New York. She also delivered a Tony-winning performance in the Broadway play God of Carnage. Fans also loved her Emmy-nominated performances in the series In Treatment and the TV film The Special Relationship.

 25 Monali Thakur

Monali Thakur
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Calcutta, West Bengal, India

National Award- and Filmfare-winning singer Monali Thakur is best known for her hit tracks such as Moh Moh Ke Dhaage and Sawaar Loon. She first gained fame with Indian Idol 2 and later also acted in movies such as Lakshmi. She later secretly married a Swiss restaurateur she met on a trip.

 26 Aubrey Peeples

Aubrey Peeples
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lake Mary, Florida, USA

 27 Darla Hood

Darla Hood
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leedey, Oklahoma
Died: June 13, 1979

 28 Kavya Madhavan

Kavya Madhavan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kasargod, Kerala, India

Kavya Madhavan made her film debut with Malayalam film Chandranudikkunna Dikhil as a ninth-grader. The Kerala State Film Award-winning actor later soared to fame with films such as Gaddama. She owns a charitable foundation and a textile shop. She has also released a collection of memoirs.

 29 Tulsi Kumar

Tulsi Kumar
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Famous As: Playback Singer
Birthdate: 1986 AD
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

The daughter of music magnate Gulshan Kumar, who launched T-Series, Tulsi Kumar began her playback singing career with the movie Aksar. She later gained fame with hit tracks such as Sanam Re and Soch Na Sake. She is now married to a Delhi businessman and has a son.

 30 Marissa Jaret Winokur

Marissa Jaret Winokur
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 31 Liz Torres

Liz Torres
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 32 Celeste Holm

Celeste Holm
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 15, 2012

 33 Remya Nambeesan

Remya Nambeesan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chottanikkara, India

Born to a theater artiste, Remya Nambeesan began her career as a child artist in films. As she grew up, she was typecast in roles of the village belle but turned around with the film Traffic. She has also gained fame for her singing in films such as Ivan Megharoopan and Bachelor Party.

 34 Nazia Hassan

Nazia Hassan
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: April 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Died: August 13, 2000

 35 Usha Mangeshkar

Usha Mangeshkar
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Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: December 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Usha Mangeshkar belongs to the iconic Mangeshkar musical family of India and is the second-youngest child of Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar. She, and her famous siblings, Lata and Asha, once rocked the Hindi playback scene. Her song Mai Toh Aarti from Jai Santoshi Maa earned her a Filmfare nomination.

 36 Shashaa Tirupati

Shashaa Tirupati
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 37 Alisha Chinai

Alisha Chinai
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Famous As: Playback singer, Singer
Birthdate: March 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ahmedabad

Known as the Queen of Indipop and India's Madonna, Alisha Chinai rocked the 1990s with her chartbusting hit Made in India. She also made headlines when she accused music director Anu Malik of sexual harassment. Kaate Nahin Katthe from the film Mr. India was one of her other big hits.

 38 Jo Stafford

Jo Stafford
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coalinga, California, United States
Died: July 16, 2008

 39 Swathi Reddy

Swathi Reddy
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Famous As: Svetlana Reddy
Birthdate: April 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Far Eastern Federal District, Russia

Born to an Indian Navy officer in the Soviet Union, Swathi Reddy was initially named Svetlana but changed her name later. Starting her career as a TV host at 17, she later stepped into acting and eventually won a Filmfare for her role in the Telugu film Ashta Chamma.

 40 Shweta Mohan

Shweta Mohan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

 41 Jade Alleyne

Jade Alleyne
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 17, 2001
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen

 42 Neha Bhasin

Neha Bhasin
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Neha Bhasin first gained the spotlight when she became one of the five winners of the Channel V show Popstars, thus becoming part of India’s first all-girl pop band, Viva. She is also an avid dancer and is known for her Bollywood tracks such as Kuch Khaas Hai from Fashion.

 43 Rekha Bhardwaj

Rekha Bhardwaj
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Delhi,India

 44 Harshdeep Kaur

Harshdeep Kaur
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Famous As: Singer, Playback singer
Birthdate: December 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Delhi

 45 Mamta Mohandas

Mamta Mohandas
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manama, Bahrain

 46 Sangeetha Krish

Sangeetha Krish
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

 47 Runa Laila

Runa Laila
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sylhet, Bangladesh

 48 Jyotsna Radhakrishnan

Jyotsna Radhakrishnan
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Famous As: Playback singer
Birthdate: September 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kuwait

 49 Rafiath Rashid Mithila

Rafiath Rashid Mithila
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1980 AD
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

 50 Momtaz Begum

Momtaz Begum
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singair Upazila, Bangladesh