India takes pride in its incredible artists and singers. These singers make the country proud at not only the national but also the global level. Here is the list of a few popular male singers of India. When you hear their divine voice, you feel that life is beautiful. They sing in various styles and forms giving a fresh dimension to the written words. Be it devotional, classical, folk, or filmy songs, their songs are beautiful. They polish the lyrics, refine the tune and give their song a soul that provides the listeners with immense peace and joy. So here is the list of the best Indian male singers of all times. These singers have successfully made their songs an indivisible part of our lives. They lift our mood, make us contemplate and, sometimes, immerse us in a romantic past. Indeed, nothing touches our hearts like their voice. Heartiest gratitude to these great singers!
Mohammed Rafi (24 December 1924 – 31 July 1980) was an Indian film playback singer. He is considered as one of the greatest and most influential singers of the Indian subcontinent. Rafi was notable for his versatility and range of voice; his songs varied from fast peppy numbers to patriotic songs,...Read More
Arijit Singh (born 25 April 1987) is an Indian playback singer. He sings predominantly in Hindi and Bengali but has also performed in various other Indian languages. He is the recipient of a National Award and six Filmfare Awards.
Singh began his career when he participated in the contemporary...Read More
Abhas Kumar Ganguly (born 4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987), better known by his stage name Kishore Kumar was an Indian playback singer, actor, music director, lyricist, writer, director, producer and screenwriter. He was one of the most popular singers in the Indian film industry and from soft numbers...Read More
Sonu Nigam (born 30 July 1973) is an Indian singer and composer. He sings predominantly in Hindi and Kannada language films but has also sung in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Nepali, Maithili, Malayalam, Tulu and other Indian languages. Nigam has also released numbers of Indian...Read More
Udit Narayan (born 1 December 1955) is an Indian playback singer whose songs have been featured mainly in Bollywood movies of Hindi language. He has also sung in various other languages including Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Odia, Nepali, Bhojpuri, Bengali. He has won 4 National Film Awards...Read More
Allahrakha Rahman ( born A. S. Dileep Kumar on 6 January 1967), known professionally as A. R. Rahman, is an Indian composer, singer, and music producer who works predominantly in Tamil and Hindi movies. In 2010, the Indian government awarded him the Padma Bhushan, the nation’s third-highest...Read More
Kedarnath Bhattacharaya (born 20 October 1957), better known as Kumar Sanu, is an Indian Bollywood playback singer. Apart from Hindi, he has also sang in other languages including Marathi, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Punjabi, Oriya, Chhattisgarhi, Urdu, Pali, English...Read More
Mukesh Chand Mathur (22 July 1923 – 27 August 1976), better known mononymously as Mukesh, was an Indian playback singer. Mukesh is considered to be one of the most popular and acclaimed playback singers of the Hindi film industry. Amongst the numerous nominations and awards he won, his song “Kai...Read More
Jagjit Singh (Jagmohan Singh Dhiman) (8 February 1941 – 10 October 2011), popularly known as “The Ghazal King” or “King of Ghazals”, was an Indian ghazal and bhajan singer, composer and musician. He sang in numerous languages and is credited for the revival and popularity...Read More
Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam (4 June 1946 – 25 September 2020), also referred to as S. P. B. or Balu, was a veteran Indian musician, playback singer, television anchor, music director, actor, dubbing artist, and film producer who worked predominantly in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi,...Read More
Jubin Nautiyal is an Indian singer. Jubin was awarded Upcoming Male Vocalist of the Year at 8th Mirchi Music Awards, 2016 for his song “Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata (Reprise)” from Bajrangi Bhaijaan and his other achievement is the Rising Musical Star Award (2015) received at Zee Business Awards. Early in his career, he sang many songs, including several hit songs, for Hindi films. He has also recorded songs for films in various Indian languages.
Javed Ali is an Indian playback singer who predominantly sings in Hindi language Bollywood films. He has also sung in various regional languages like Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, |Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
In 2007 Javed Ali came into limelight for his song “Ek Din Teri Raahon...Read More
Sukhwinder Singh (born 18 July 1971) is an internationally acclaimed Indian playback singer who primarily sings Bollywood songs. He is famous internationally for singing “Jai Ho” from the film Slumdog Millionaire which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for...Read More
Shankar Mahadevan (born 3 March 1967) is an Indian singer and composer who is part of the Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy composing trio team for Indian films. He is an alumnus of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Chembur and graduated in 1988 with a degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology in Navi Mumbai, affiliated to Mumbai University, and was a software engineer for the company, Leading Edge.
Mohammad Aziz (born Syed Mohammed Aziz-un-Nabi; 2 July 1954 – 27 November 2018), also known as Munna, was an Indian multilingual playback singer who primarily sung for the Bollywood, Bengali and Odia films. He sung about twenty thousand songs, including Sufi devotional songs and other genres in...Read More
Shantanu Mukherjee (born 30 September 1972), known as Shaan, is an Indian playback singer, actor and television presenter active in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi and Urdu language films and a television host. He hosted the shows Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il...Read More
Talat Mahmood (24 February 1924 – 9 May 1998) was an Indian playback singer who is considered as one of the popular male Indian film song and ghazal singers. Although he tried his luck as a film actor, he did not succeed a great deal in acting. Talat Mahmood received the Padma Bhushan award in 1992, in recognition of his artistic contributions in the spheres of cinematic and ghazal music.
Armaan Malik (born 22 July 1995) is an Indian singer, songwriter, record producer, voice-over, performer and actor. He is known for his singing in multiple languages, including Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Assamese, Punjabi, English and Urdu. He also sung in...Read More
Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan (c. 2 April 1902 – 25 April 1968) was an Indian Hindustani classical vocalist, from the Patiala gharana. Though he started his career by singing a few compositions of his late father Ali Baksh Khan and uncle Kale Khan, Bade Ghulam amalgamated the best of three traditions into his own Patiala-Kasur style: the Behram Khani elements of Dhrupad, the gyrations of Jaipur, and the behlavas (embellishments) of Gwalior.
Prabodh Chandra Dey (1 May 1919 − 24 October 2013), known by his stage name Manna Dey, was an internationally acclaimed Indian playback singer, music director, musician and Indian classical vocalist. As an classical vocalist, he belonged to the Bhendibazaar gharana. He was trained under Ustad Aman...Read More
Ayushmann Khurrana (born Nishant Khurrana on 14 September 1984) is an Indian actor, singer, and television host. Known for his portrayals of ordinary men often battling social norms, he is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award and four Filmfare Awards, and has appeared in...Read More
Tansen (c. 1493/1500 – 1586), also referred to as Tan Sen or Ramtanu, was a prominent figure of Hindustani classical music. Born in a Hindu family, he learned and perfected his art in the northwest region of modern Madhya Pradesh. He began his career and spent most of his adult life in the court...Read More
Hariharan (born 3 April 1955) is an Indian playback, bhajan and ghazal singer from Trivandrum, whose songs have been featured mainly in Tamil and Hindi. Also he sang notable songs in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi and Bhojpuri films. He is an established Ghazal singer and one of the pioneers...Read More
Kattassery Joseph Yesudas (born 10 January 1940) is an Indian playback singer and musician who sings Indian classical, devotional and cinematic songs. Yesudas has recorded more than 50,000 songs in a number of Indian languages, including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, Bengali, Odia as well...Read More
Himesh Reshammiya (born 23 July 1973) is an Indian playback singer, music director, songwriter, producer, and actor who predominantly works in Bollywood. He started his career as music director in the film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1998 and made his acting debut with the film Aap Kaa Surroor in 2007....Read More
Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, better known by his stage name Badshah, is an Indian rapper and singer known for his Hindi, Haryanvi, and Punjabi songs. He started his career in 2006 alongside Yo Yo Honey Singh in his hip hop group Mafia Mundeer. He split from Honey in 2012 and released his independent...Read More
Hirdesh Singh (born 15 March 1983), known by his professional name, Yo Yo Honey Singh or Honey Singh, is an Indian music producer, composer, rapper, pop singer, lyricist and film actor. He started out as a session and recording artist, and became a bhangra and hip hop music producer. Later, he got success with his music and started making songs for Bollywood films and also his independent music videos. Currently, he is one of the most paid artist in the Indian music industry.
Adnan Sami Khan (born 15 August 1971) is an Indian singer, musician, music composer, and pianist. He performs Indian and Western music, including for Hindi movies. His most notable instrument is the piano. He has been credited as “the first musician to have played the santoor & Indian classical...Read More
Lucky Ali (born 19 September 1958) is an Indian singer, songwriter and actor. With several popular singles and albums, he emerged as a significant figure of Indipop during the 1990s. Ali made his debut on the Indian music scene with the album Sunoh, which established him as a singer. This album won...Read More
Vinod Rathod is an Indian playback singer who primarily sings in Bollywood films. Rathod is the son of late classical musician, Pandit Chaturbhuj Rathod. His career started when Usha Khanna [after listening to his voice in a cassette] called him in April 1986, to sing a qawwali, “Mere Dil Main...Read More
Kailash Kher (born 7 July 1973) is an Indian playback singer and music composer, he sang songs with a music style influenced by Indian folk music and Sufi music. He was inspired by the classical musicians Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, and the Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Mahendra Kapoor (January 09, 1934 – September 27, 2008) was an Indian playback singer.
In a long career spanning decades, his repertoire included popular songs such as Chalo ek baar phir se Ajnabi ban jayen hum dono (Gumrah) and Neele gagan ke tale (Hamraaz). His name however became most closely...Read More
Shabbir Kumar (born 26 October 1954) is an Indian playback singer, notable for his work in Hindi cinema. Shabbir Kumar started his music career in Baroda but came in limelight after being picked by one of India’s pioneer and leading Orchestra called Melody Makers which performed mainly in Pune...Read More
Krishnakumar Kunnath (popularly known as KK, K.K. or Kay Kay) is an Indian singer. He has been a prominent singer in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali and Gujarati languages films. KK has been greatly influenced by the singer Kishore Kumar and music director R. D. Burman....Read More
Nitin Mukesh Mathur (better known as Nitin Mukesh) is an Indian playback singer known for his work as a playback singer in Hindi films as well as Bhajans. He has toured internationally, including to the United States in 1993, and a world tour in 2006 with his show Kal Ki Yaadein as a tribute to his...Read More
Ankit Tiwari is an Indian playback singer, music director, composer. His career began upon meeting Pradeep Sarkar where he got a chance to work on jingles and started composing background music for television programmes. Subsequently, he was offered to compose music for Do Dooni Chaar (2010) and Saheb,...Read More
Angarag Mahanta (born 24 November 1975), known by his stagename Papon, is an Indian playback singer from Assam. Papon has also sang in many languages apart from Assamese like Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Marathi. He is the lead singer and founder of the folk-fusion band Papon and The East India Company.
Vishal Dadlani (born 28 June 1977) is an Indian singer, songwriter and music composer. Dadlani’s musical journey started in 1994 with the Mumbai-based electronica/indie-rock band Pentagram, which he fronted. Pentagram has gained recognition as one of the pioneers of Indian independent music.
Pankaj Udhas is a ghazal singer, hailing from Gujarat in India. He started his career with a release of a ghazal album titled Aahat in 1980 and subsequently recorded many hits like Mukarar in 1981, Tarrannum in 1982, Mehfil in 1983, Pankaj Udhas Live at Royal Albert Hall in 1984, Nayaab in 1985 and...Read More
Mohit Chauhan (born 11 March 1966) is an Indian playback singer, known for his work in Bollywood, Tollywood and Kollywood films. He was a part of the Silk Route band. Chauhan has received two Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer and three Zee Cine Award For Best Male Playback Singer awards. He has recorded several songs for Indian films and albums in regional languages.
Mohammed Irfan is an Indian playback singer who sings predominantly in Hindi. He has also sung in Tamil, Odia, Telugu, Bengali and Marathi. In 2014 his songs included “Baarish” from Yaariyan, “Muskurane” from Citylights, “Banjaara” from Ek Villain, “Dard Dilo...Read More
Babul Supriyo (born 15 December 1970) is an Indian playback singer, live performer, television host, actor and politician. He is a Member of Parliament representing Asansol in the 16th and 17th Lok Sabha and currently serving as the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in...Read More
Benny Dayal (born 13 May 1984) is an Indian playback singer. He is a prominent singer in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati and Marathi languages films. He is a member of the band S5 launched by SS Music TV channel. He made his acting debut in the Malayalam movie By The People. The flick was a suspense thriller and all the songs were sung by S5 members and it was during that time when A.R. Rahman noticed him, and took an audition.
Ustaad Allarakha Qureshi (29 April 1919 – 3 February 2000), popularly known as Alla Rakha, was an Indian tabla player who specialized in Hindustani classical music. He was a frequent accompanist of sitar player Ravi Shankar and was largely responsible for introducing Tabla to the western audience....Read More
Suresh Ishwar Wadkar ( born 7 August 1955) is an Indian playback singer. He performs in both Hindi and Marathi films. He has sung songs in some Bhojpuri films, Odia albums and bhajans and in Konkani films. In 2020, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri.
Nakash Aziz (born 24 February 1985), also known as Nakash, is an Indian composer and singer. He has assisted composer A. R. Rahman for films like Highway, Raanjhanaa, Rockstar, Delhi 6 and I in Hindi. He is known for playback of songs like “Jabra Fan” from Fan, “Sari Ke Fall Sa”...Read More
Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi ( 4 February 1922 – 24 January 2011) was an Indian vocalist from Karnataka, in the Hindustani classical tradition. He is known for the khayal form of singing, as well as for his popular renditions of devotional music (bhajans and abhangs). Bhimsen Joshi belongs to the...Read More
Amit Trivedi (born 8 April 1979) is an Indian music director, singer and a lyricist. As a contemporary music director, he is well known for his versatility. Amit’s work ranges from angry rock, authentic classical, honey-soaked melodies to novel fusion music. After working as a theatre and jingle...Read More
Ali Akbar Khan (14 April 1922 – 18 June 2009) was an Indian Hindustani classical musician of the Maihar gharana, known for his virtuosity in playing the sarod. Trained as a classical musician and instrumentalist by his father, Allauddin Khan, he also composed numerous classical ragas and film scores....Read More
Sudesh Bhosale is an Indian playback singer who primarily sings for Bollywood films. He was born to Sumantai Bhosale. Bhosale is known for his ability to mimic actor Amitabh Bachchan, having sung for him in various films..He studied in Ambedkar College wadala.
Pratik Bachan, best known by his stage name B Praak, is an Indian singer and music composer associated with the Punjabi Music industry. He started his career as a music producer, and later debuted as a singer with the song Mann Bharrya. He is a frequent collaborator of lyricist Jaani, and has since entered into Bollywood in 2019 with two songs as singer in the films Kesari and Good Newwz starring Akshay Kumar, and as a guest composer in the satire Bala.
Dilin Nair, better known by his stage name Raftaar, is an Indian rapper, lyricist, dancer and music composer. Raftaar started his career as a rapper. He began his career in 2008 with Lil Golu and Young Amli (now known as Ikka), recording songs and uploading them on social sites. He then started working...Read More
Mika Singh is an Indian singer and performer. He has a large catalogue of songs, prominent among which are “Bas Ek King” (Singh Is Kinng), “Mauja Hi Mauja” (Jab We Met), “Ibn-e-Batuta” (Ishqiya), and “Dhanno” (Housefull). He has released several solo albums. He has also acted on various reality shows. His song “Sawan Main Lag Gayi Aag” was remixed by U.S based singer Pinky Paras.
Kundan Lal Saigal, often abbreviated as K. L. Saigal (11 April 1904 – 18 January 1947), was an Indian singer and actor who is considered the first superstar of the Hindi film industry, which was centred in Kolkata during Saigal’s time, but is currently centred in Mumbai.
Daler Singh (born 18 August 1967), better known as Daler Mehndi, is an Indian singer, songwriter, author and record producer. He has helped to make Bhangra popular worldwide, as well as Indian pop music independent of Bollywood music. He is best known for his dance songs, voice, turban and long, flowing robes. Daler Mehndi was born at Patna, Bihar.
Shekhar Ravjiani (born 29 November 1978) is an Indian singer, music director, record producer, actor. He is one half of the Bollywood composing/producing duo Vishal – Shekhar, since 1999. Ravjiani started his career by advertising. He auditioned for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and was selected. Then he became...Read More
Ustad Rashid Khan (born 1 July 1968) is an Indian classical musician in the Hindustani music tradition. He belongs to the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana, and is the great-grandson of gharana founder Inayat Hussain Khan. He is married to Soma Khan.
In a story told in several versions, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi once remarked that Rashid Khan was the “assurance for the future of Indian vocal music”. He was awarded the Padma Shri, as well as the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2006.
Rahul Dev Burman (27 June 1939 – 4 January 1994) was an Indian music director. He is often regarded as one of the most predominant musical forces that Indian cinema has ever witnessed. From the 1960s to the 1990s, Burman composed musical scores for 331 films. Burman did major work with his wife,...Read More
Roopkumar Rathod is an Indian music director and playback singer. He is best known for his song Sandese Aate Hai from the film Border. Roopkumar has sung a number of songs in Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Nepali, Bhojpuri and Kannada films. The fourth son of Dhrupad...Read More
Zubeen Garg (born Zubeen Borthakur; 18 November 1972) is an Indian singer, music director, composer, lyricist, music producer, actor, film director, film producer, script writer and philanthropist. His contributions are mostly attributed in Jollywood, Tollywood and Bollywood films and music. He predominantly...Read More
Pt. Omkarnath Thakur (24 June 1897 – 29 December 1967), was an Indian music teacher, musicologist and Hindustani classical singer. A disciple of classical singer Vishnu Digambar Paluskar of Gwalior gharana, he became the principal of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Lahore, and later went on become the first dean of the music faculty at Banaras Hindu University. He also wrote book “Sangeetanjli” vol 1 to 6.
Mahesh Kale ( born 12 January 1976) is an Indian Classical vocalist renowned for his specialization in Indian Classical (Hindustani), Semi-Classical, Devotional music including Natya Sangeet. Mahesh Kale, after winning the 63rd National Film Award as the Best Playback Singer, for classical piece in the film Katyar Kaljat Ghusli, has firmly established himself as a face of Indian classical music of the new generation. He is a disciple of Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki.
Rahul Deshpande (born 10 October 1979) is an Indian classical music singer from Pune, India. He is the grandson of Vasantrao Deshpande. Rahul developed his interest in vocal music by studying the music of Kumar Gandharva. Initially, he sought guidance of Pandit Gangadharbuva Pimpalkhare and Dr. Madhusudhan...Read More
Hemanta Mukhopadhyay, known professionally as Hemant Kumar, (16 June 1920 – 26 September 1989) was an Indian singer and music director who sang in Bengali, Hindi and other Indian languages like Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Assamese, Tamil, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Konkani, Sanskrit and Urdu. He was an artist of Bengali and Hindi film music, Rabindra Sangeet, and many other songs. He was the recipient of two National Awards for Best Male Playback Singer.
Ravi Shankar (born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury, spelled Ravindra Shankar Chowdhury 7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012), whose name is often preceded by the title Pandit (Master), was an Indian sitar virtuoso and a composer. He was the best-known proponent of the sitar in the second half of the 20th...Read More
Vivian Fernandes, better known by his stage name DIVINE, is an Indian rapper from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He started to gain popularity after the release of his song Yeh Mera Bombay (2013). He broke through with the release of his song Mere Gully Mein featuring fellow Mumbai rapper Naezy. Divine...Read More
Darshan Raval (born 18 October 1994) is an Indian singer, composer and lyricist. He was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. His first on-screen appearance was in the reality show, India’s Raw Star.
Shailendra Singh is an Indian playback singer and actor. He sang several Hindi and a few Marathi songs during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was very close to Mehmood Ali. Shailendra Singh had many hit songs to his credit. Raj Kapoor gave Singh a break when he signed him for Bobby. The song “Main...Read More
Sachin Dev Burman (1 October 1906 – 31 October 1975) was an Indian music director and singer. A member of the Tripura royal family, he started his career with Bengali films in 1937. He later began composing for Hindi movies and became one of the most successful and influential Bollywood film music...Read More
Karthik (born 7 November 1980) is an Indian playback singer. Karthik started his professional singing career as a backing vocalist and has since been working as a playback singer. He has sung in multiple languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Odia, Bengali and Hindi. The Amrita Film Awards honoured Karthik for his versatility in the industry which gave him the opportunity to sing a variety of songs.
Tejinder “Babbu” Maan, is an Indian singer-songwriter, actor and film producer. Most of his artistic work focuses on Punjabi music and films. Maan’s main target audience is the Punjabi-speaking population of the world. Since 1999, he has released eight studio albums and six compilation...Read More
Pandit Jasraj (28 January 1930 – 17 August 2020) was an Indian classical vocalist, belonging to the Mewati gharana (musical apprenticeship lineage). His musical career spanned 75 years resulting in national and international fame, respect and numerous major awards and accolades. His legacy includes...Read More
Ustad Abdul Karim Khan (11 November 1872 – 27 October 1937) was an Indian classical singer and, along with his cousin Abdul Wahid Khan, the founder of the Kirana gharana. “One of the most melodious classical musicians we have had, Abdul Karim Khan’s music always created a sublime atmosphere....Read More
Amit Kumar Ganguly (born 3 July 1952) is an Indian playback singer, actor, music composer. Kumar launched his own music production company, named Kumar Brothers Music . Amit released many music videos on YouTube. He has sung many Bollywood and regional film songs since the 1970s, including 370 Hindi...Read More
Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi is an Indian classical vocalist of the Kirana gharana (singing style). Mr.Mevundi is considered to be the doyen of Kirana Gharana by connoisseurs of music . Mr.Mevundi hails from the musical land of no snitch, Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka born on 11 may 1972. He was brought up...Read More
Rabbi Shergill (born Gurpreet Singh Shergill, April 16, 1973) is an Indian musician well known for his debut album Rabbi and the chart-topper song of 2005, Bullah Ki Jaana (“I know not who I am!”). His music has been described variously as rock, Punjabi, with a bani style melody, and Sufi-style (sufiana), and “semi-Sufi semi-folksy kind of music with a lot of Western arrangements.” Shergill has been called “Punjabi music’s true urban balladeer”.
Arko Pravo Mukherjee, known better by the mononym Arko, is an Indian singer-songwriter and music composer who has worked in the Bollywood film industry since 2012. Jism 2 was his debut film as a music composer and lyricist. Arko Pravo Mukherjee was born on 19 May 1983 to Apurba Kumar Mukherjee and...Read More
Pandit Ulhas N Kashalkar (born 14 January 1955) is a Hindustani classical vocalist. He has previously received training in the Gwalior, Jaipur and Agra gharanas, and is considered a representative of all three schools.
Ulhas was born in Nagpur. He received his first lessons in music from his...Read More
Amir Khan (15 August 1912 – 13 February 1974) was an Indian classical vocalist and the founder of the Indore gharana. Amir Khan was a virtually self-taught musician. He developed his own gayaki (singing style), influenced by the styles of Abdul Waheed Khan (vilambit tempo), Rajab Ali Khan (taans)...Read More
Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar (born 1969) is a Hindustani classical music vocalist of the Mewati Gharana. He won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 1999 for his song, Suno Re Bhaila, in the Hindi film, Godmother and also the Kumar Gandharva National Award 2008 from the Govt of Madhya Pradesh for sustained excellence in the field of Classical Arts.
Paliyath Jayachandrakuttan, popularly known as P. Jayachandran, is an Indian playback singer and classical musician from Kerala. Jayachandran is best known for his captivating voice which gave him the title Bhava Gayakan by the music fraternity of South India. Jayachandran graduated from Christ College,...Read More
Pandit Dattatreya Vishnu Paluskar (28 May 1921 – 26 October 1955), was a Hindustani classical vocalist. He was considered a child prodigy. D.V. Paluskar gave his debut performance at the Harvallabh Sangeet Sammelan in Punjab at the age of fourteen. He inherited the Gwalior gharana and the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, but he was always open to adopting aesthetic features of other gharanas and styles.
Piyush Mishra (born 13 January 1963) is an Indian film and theatre actor, music director, lyricist, singer and scriptwriter. Mishra grew up in Gwalior, and graduated from National School of Drama, Delhi in 1986. Thereafter, he started his career in Hindi theatre in Delhi. Over the next decade, he...Read More
Pandit Vinayak Malharrao Torvi, (born 4 September 1948) is an Indian classical vocalist. He belongs to the Gwalior and Kirana gharanas (singing styles). Pandit ji’s career started in 1960, as he started performing in music concerts and winning various state and national level music competitions....Read More
Vijay Prakash is an Indian singer and music composer. He has given his voice for Hindi films such as Blue, Yuvvraaj, Swades, Kaal, Lakshya, Matrubhoomi, Tere Naam, Cheeni Kum, Raavan and Force. He has also performed in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Marathi movies. He is one of the judges for...Read More
Ustad Faiyaz Khan (8 February 1886 – 5 November 1950) was an Indian classical vocalist, an exponent of the Agra Gharana of Hindustani classical music. According to SwarGanga Music Foundation website, “By the time he died at Baroda, he had earned the reputation of being one of the greatest and most influential vocalists of the century.”
Kumar Gandharva, known originally as Shivaputra Siddharamayya Komkalimath (pronunciation:[kʊmaːɽ ɡɐndʱɐɽʋɐ]; 8 April 1924 – 12 January 1992) was an Indian classical singer, well known for his unique vocal style and his refusal to be bound by the tradition of any gharana. The name Kumar Gandharva is a title given to him when he was a child prodigy; a Gandharva is a musical spirit in Hindu mythology.
Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty (born 25 December 1952) is an Indian Hindustani classical vocalist, composer, lyricist and Gurudev. He is considered to be one of the proverbial figures of Indian classical music. He has also dominated for other major classical genres of India especially – Indore, Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Agra, Kirana, Rampur and even Carnatic music in South India. He was given Padma Bhushan Award, the third highest civilian award in India in 2020.
Siddharth Shankar Mahadevan is an Indian film composer who is known for his songs in the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag in which he sang “Zinda” and the rock version of the title song “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”. Mahadevan got further acclaim for the song Malang by music director Pritam...Read More
Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna ( 6 July 1930 – 22 November 2016) was an Indian Carnatic vocalist, musician, multi-instrumentalist, playback singer, composer, and character actor. He was awarded the Madras Music Academy’s Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 1978. He has garnered two National Film Awards...Read More
Krishna Kaul, better known by the stage name Krsna (stylised as KR$NA), and formerly known as YoungProzpekt, is a rapper and songwriter from New Delhi, India. He is one of the earliest rappers to emerge in the Indian Hip Hop scene in the mid-2000s under the stage name Prozpekt. He also featured in the 2019 Bollywood film Gully Boy as himself.
Vighnesh Shivanand (born 27 March 1990), better known by his stage name Brodha V, is an Indian hip-hop artist, lyricist, rapper and music producer. Born in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, the Bangalore-based artist started rapping at the age of 18 and took part in online rap battles on Orkut. As an independent...Read More
S. A. Rajkumar is an Indian film music director who hails from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He has composed music for many south Indian films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages. Light-hearted melodies are often considered his forte. He has won three Filmfare Awards for the films Raja,Pudhu Vasantham & Shruthi.
Sri Puttur Narasimha Nayak is a Kannada and Konkani singer and vocalist from Karnataka. He sings devotional songs, chiefly Haridasa compositions, and Carnatic Classical Music. To his credit, he has rendered in Kannada, mainly devotional songs and kirthanas by Purandara Dasa, Kanaka Dasa and has given...Read More