Bollywood music reaches right into our hearts, don’t they? Bollywood songs make us cry, makes us happy and makes us dance our hearts out. Whether it is TikTok trends or youtube videos, Bollywood music surely knows how to keep us entertained. Here is a list of top 10 Bollywood singers that are on top of the business in recent times.
A R Rahman
Allahrakka Rahman or A R Rahman is truly the pride of India, he is a singer, composer, and music producer. He has a huge list of achievements which include the Padma Bhushan, six national awards, oscar, two grammy awards, a BAFTA award, a Golden Globe award, and 15 Filmfare awards. Rahman is even known for his social activities, over the years he has raised and donated money for several causes and organizations. In 2009, Rahman was included in the 100 most influential people’s list. Who knew that a little boy from Madras would do wonders for his county and make every Indian citizen proud.
Arijit Singh is a playback singer, he has sung songs in many Indian languages but predominately in Hindi. An Indian movie in today’s time is incomplete without an Arijit Song. Earlier in his career, he participated in singing reality shows, later he was noticed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Bhansali gave him his first big break by letting him sing ‘Yun Shabnami’ in the movie Saawariya. After that there was no stopping for this wonder boy he went on and on, giving one hit after the other. To date, he has sung at least 105 songs, with more than half of them being huge hits.
Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, Don’t know this guy? Well, he is our very own Badshah, the Indian party king. Our clubbing experience in India is incomplete without twerking on Badshas’s beats. He started his career alongside Honey Singh but later split and made his independent debut with DJ Wale Babu. He is titled as one of the highest-paid celebrities in India according to Forbes. Badshah has gained immense popularity in the past few years, his tunes have attracted viewers from all around the world. He has broken several records throughout his career, he came to the industry without any connections and has successfully marked his identity in Bollywood.
Neha found her happiness in singing since the age of 4, she used to sing at religious ceremonies. Later she participated in the famous singing reality show Indian Idol. But she got eliminated soon, but Neha didn’t lose hope. She struggled for several years until finally, she got her first big break in the song ‘Secondhand Jawaani’ from the movie cocktail. Since then our tiny star didn’t stop, she went on doing what she truly loved. Even Neha is a part of the highest-paid Indian celebrity list according to Forbes. Apart from being a fantastic singer, Neha now judges Indian idol, the same show she participated in during her struggle days.
Shreya Ghoshal was, born in a Hindu Bengali family, she started training in classical music at the age of 6. She has a long list of awards which include four national awards, four Kerala state film awards, two Tamil Nadu state film awards, seven Filmfare awards, and seven Filmfare south awards. She participated in the reality show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma’ and even took away the first prize. Later Sanjay Leela Bhansali noticed and gave Shreya, her first big break in Devdas. She even bagged a national award for the same movie. Ghoshal is the first-ever Indian singer to have her wax statue at the Madame Tussauds Museum.
Sunidhi Chauhan is quite popular because of her power-packed voice. She started singing at local gatherings ever since she was four. She made her debut at the age of 12 in the movie ‘Shastra’, during the same year she even participated in a singing reality show. Sunidhi Chauhan gained immense popularity after she recorded the song ‘Ruki Ruki si Zindagi’ from the movie Mast. Sunidhi has judged several singing reality shows. Other than singing she is also involved with various charities and organizations, helping the ones in need. Chauhan has been on the Forbes celebrity 100 of India list four times.
Amaal and Armaan Mallik are the sons of Daboo Malik and nephew of Anu Mallik. Amaal is a music director, singer, composer, and lyricist whereas Armaan is a singer and songwriter. They are the new dynamic duo of the industry but they also have great individual careers. Recently Armaan signed with Arista records for his official English single ‘Control’. Amaal, on the other hand, has been doing wonderful work for Bollywood, he debuted by composing three songs for Salman Khan, all of which were a tremendous hit. Their famous collaborations include Bol Do Na Zara, Main Hoon Hero Tera, Kaun Tujhe, and Tumhe Apna Banane Ka.
Shantanu Mukherjee was popularly known by the name Shaan, is an Indian playback singer, he sung in various Indian languages such as Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Urdu, Telugu, Kannada, Assamese, Punjabi, Nepali, Oriya, Tamil, Malayalam and Urdu. He started his career at the age of 17. Throughout his career, he has been awarded various honorary titles such as ‘Golden Voice of India’, ‘Voice of Paradise’, ‘Magician of Melody’, and ‘Voice of Youth’. He is known as one of the most versatile singers of Bollywood, especially romantic and melodious songs.
Dr.Sonu Nigam is an Indian singer and composer, popularly known for his songs Bole Chudiyan, Akhiyon Se Goli maare, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, and Suraj Hua Maddham. He has sung in multiple Indian languages and is also known for his versatility. He is titled as the ‘Lord of Chords’ because of his unique work. Nigam has also acted in a few films but that didn’t go so well for him. He has recorded all sought of music whether it is jazz, gazal, patriotic songs, pop, rock, romantic, devotional, and even sad songs. He has toured all around the world alongside popular names such as Asha Bhosle, Kunal Ganjawala, and Kailash Kher.
Born and raised in Lucknow, Kanika Kapoor is an Indian playback singer. What makes her journey different from the rest is that she pursued her career after getting married and having children. She always dreamt of becoming a singer but never got the opportunity, once she divorced her husband in 2012, she came to Mumbai. Her debut song ‘Jugni-si’ became a commercial hit, but after ‘Babydoll’ Kanika topped all the charts and received extremely positive responses. Since then she has been on the top giving one hit after the other.