Music is like an elixir for the soul. It has the power to change the listener’s current mental status. The best song has the combination of good music and melodious Singers. If you love Bollywood songs you might have at least 3 songs from each of the singers listed below. Bollywood is also known for its peppy beats and melodious tracks, It has some of the best singers who can take you to a journey through their songs. Here is the list of 10 best Bollywood singers who have given numerous hits to the Bollywood industry.
1. KISHORE KUMAR
Kishor Kumar was not only a successful playback singer but also an actor, director, and producer. He gave many hits to the Bollywood industry in yesteryears. One of the most famous songs is “Roop tera mastana” from the movie Aradhana. He has won many awards during his tenure as a playback singer including Lata Mangeshkar Award and has won the best male playback singer Filmfare Awards the most number of times. Language never stopped him, He sang multi-lingual songs also ranging from romantic melodies to peppy beats.
2. MOHAMMED RAFI
Mohammed Rafi was a versatile singer. He sang songs ranging from qawwalis, sad romantic songs to patriotic songs, his songs had the power to hit the correct note so that the listener is engaged in the songs. He has won many awards including a highly prestigious award the Padma Shri. One of his most famous songs is “Likhe jo khat tujhe” from the movie Knyadaan,”Teri bindiyaa re” from the movie Abhimaan. His songs are classics of all time.
3. LATA MANGESHKAR
Lata Mangeshkar is a playback singer who has sung in numerous Indian regional languages. She was also a music director. She was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke award and Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award for her contributions to the Bollywood industry and Indian Cinema. Some of the famous songs are “Aye mere watan ke logon” a patriotic song played every year during every Independence and Republic day, “Tere bina zindagi se” from the movie Aandhi. She has given many evergreen hits.
4. ASHA BHOSLE
She is the sister of Lata Mangeshkar and a successful playback singer. She has also won awards and accolades for her contribution to the Indian Music industry. She is officially a part of the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most recorded artist. She was also honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Padma Vibhushan. The most famous songs of Asha Bhosle are “In ankhon ki masti” from the film Umrao Jaan.
A National award winner for best male playback singer for his song “kahi baar yuhi dekha hai” from the movie Rajnigandha. He also dubbed for famous Bollywood actors such as Feroz khan, Manoj Kumar. He gave many classics during his tenure as a playback singer such as “jeena yahan marna yahan” from the movie Joker.
6. KUMAR SANU
Kumar Sanu or Kedarnath Bhattacharya is an Indian playback singer. He has been awarded the Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian award by the Government of India for his extraordinary contribution to the Indian film industry. He also has many Filmfare awards, His famous songs are “Jab koi baat bigad jaaye” from the movie Jurm and “do dil mil rahe hai” from the movie Pardes.
7. UDIT NARAYAN
Owner of five Filmfare awards Udit Narayan is an Indian Playback Singer who has given numerous hits to the Bollywood industry. He has around 20 nominations in the Filmfare awards under his name. He got his first hit from the song “papa kehte hai’ from the movie qayamat se qayamat tak after a lot of struggle.
8. SONU NIGAM
Starting to sing from the age of 4, Sonu Nigam is not only a playback singer but also a host, actor, and composer. He is famously known as “Modern Rafi” due to his versatility in singing multilingual as well as a different genre. He has won numerous awards including the National Film Award for best playback singer from the former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Mirchi music awards. One of his famous songs is “Abhi mujh me kahi” from the movie Agneepath.
9. ALKA YAGNIK
Singing for more than 30 years of her life Alka Yagnik is a famous and successful playback singer. She has won the National award and the best female playback singer in Filmfare awards.
The most famous songs that she gave to the Bollywood industry are “Dilbar” in the year 1994 her songs are famous even now and “Kyon ki” in the year 2005.
10. ARIJIT SINGH
The recent favorites of all, he rules the genre of romantic songs. Arijit Singh is a successful playback singer. At Mirchi Music Awards he won the Upcoming Male Vocalist of the Year award 2013 Mirchi Music Awards for “Phir Le Aya Dil” from the movie Barfi.
One must have at least one song of each of these talented artists as they will connect to the right emotional state of your mind and lift your spirits and help you escape the reality of the world for a while. As mentioned earlier music is like a medicine to soothe the soul. So if you are having a bad day or a good day try listening to some music!!