Top 10 South Indian Singers


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1KJ Yesudas

Yesudas is cultural ambassador of Carnatic Music.
But he is also sing well Hindustani music.
Yesudas is most respected contemporary singer from South.

As like south He sang all most all languages in North India.
Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Hindi etc¦¦..

Yesudas achieved awards from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra, and Bengal for the best singer for their languages.

Yesudas achieved seven Awards In the national level that included Hindi,
Malayalam and Telugu.

In 1977, 1978, 1980 he was nominated to Film fare awards in Bollywood
and in 1980 he selected as best singer in Bollywood.

Yesudas also sang foreign languages like Russian, Arabic, Latin and English.

Ahimsa is one of the best international album in which he sings in Sanskrit, English and Latin.

In 2011, Yesudas completed 50 years in Film Industry as a playback singer.

My conclusion Yesudas is a complete Indian singer.

The Celestial singer Yesudas is the Greatest singer. Yesudas is the God of Music. He has voice of God. Although a Carnatic music expertm Yesudas is the only male singer who completed 50 years in playback singing successfully in India.

Yesudas Graeatest singer of India. He is the Celestial singer. Great Human being and singer

Best Singer of India

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2SP Balasubramaniam

I would like to say he is No. 1 - Even today still his voice is so sweet and still is been picked to sing melodious songs most importantly...

S.P. balu is the greatest playback singer india has produced. He can sing any kind of songs at any level for any aged actors. He has the greatest versatile voice.

He is the greatest singer of all time, with out any knowledge of classical music he is entertaining us since 4 decades, its awesome...

He is the worst should be last

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MELODY QUEEN S. Janaki for all time. Other singers can sing only in a particular way of style they can't change the pitch/vocal of the voice as per the song only the great S. Janaki can sing. I'm sure SJ can sing the songs of P. Susheela and K.S. chitra in a perfect way might not be in a similar voice but still she can present herself in a perfection way but none of the singes can sing like her. She treats other singers as her frineds (she used to tell K.S. chitra as her daughter) and respects others talents also. SJ rocks ever...

She sang with 5 different voices in a song like a 6 years child, 16 years girl, 40 years lady, 70 years lady and also a male old aged male voice. None of the male singers sang with Female voice. So she is greatest Playback Singer, never before and never after.


Melody queen of India

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4KS Chithra

K.S. chithra Crossing genres from classical to musical theatre to pop and beyond. "Chithra is undoubtedly THE greatest singer of all time. Her voice is so diverse! The ultimate Angel of Music! Chithra's vocal tone is unrivaled in beauty. Her passionate and insightful interpretations in all types of music (including classical, jazz, musicals, folk, pop, and classical crossover) transport the listener into a dreamscape of intoxicating beauty and have won her the most devoted fanbase imaginable. She is officially the biggest selling soprano in human history and beloved by those whose hearts are ravished by the unique voice of the Angel of Music. Chithra is the no. 1 singer of all time. The rest aren't fit to lace her boots. She has the most beautiful voice in the whole world! I have never in my life heard a voice as wonderful as hers. How many singers can boast a 3 decade career that's still going strong and is able to sing anything from classical to musical theatre to pop with ease. Chithra is a great Inspiration..

Chithra's voice is unrivaled by anyone in the history, the present day, or the future of our planet's history. Her indescribable beauty accompanies her vocal range and musical adaptations with pristine greatness. Many people look up to her for inspiration and her voice eliminates the stress and frustration in their lives. The Angel of Music is real, and she is here on Earth treating us with her divine presence from Heaven. A famous comedian once said "This man has "NO PIER" (Referring to Fred Astair) Well this applies to K.S. chithra. Her voice can lift you up to the heavens. Her voice can lift you up to the heavens and beyond. Fantastic, adaptable voice-like no one else! Yes very intriguing, so breathy, yet with such expressive, She sounds like an angel. She is the greatest singer ever as she is so versatile and puts so much passion and emotion into her songs! Love you Chithra! She is the best! Wonderful performance. You can never compare Chithra to anyone else! To make this short and to the point: She is the Angel of Music! What a fantastic singer. You are great Chithra. Beautiful music and great performer.

She is melody queen in south India. His rendering is very good. Apart from the singing her humble and dedicated her work and kindness is the high quality of her character. I wish she would singing many more more years and blessing

She is like my mother. Everyday I used to hear her songs. The perfection of the notes and the soul of the songs which she delivered is amazing. It is not possible to compare her with any other singer. She is legendary. I pray to god everyday for her healthy and long life.

She is genius & living legend

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5Shreya Ghoshal

I just love her voice. I get the remembrance of Swarnalatha's voice.
According to me, She is An amazing singer. I Wish that at least in the next generation she should be born as my sister. Sis! You Rocks every time.

I don't know how to express my love towards her voice. She is the best singer with a saccharine voice. He sang in almost 17 languages th perfect diction. I like all her malayalam songs but I don't know malayalam

Shreya ghoshal is intelligent but inhumanity girl

I am also I love her voice

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He is the greatest ever playback singer born - versatile music director and playback singer, what ever he sang was just perfect. A voice which had good depth and good range extending to 3 octaves. Ruled a film industry for nearly 3 decades for his entire life without any competition due to his genius skills and melodious voice. Passed away in 1974 but still enjoys huge popularity. Many of his statutes have been installed in Andhra pradesh, No other cine singer enjoys such popularity after 37 years of his passing away.

Ghantasala at the top - no surprise. What a melodious voice and range he had, even melodious than the instruments, greatly versatile. Peerless singer, remembered even after nearly 4 decades of his passing away. Only singer who dominated a film industry until his death.

Ghantasala is a divine singer with the most majestic melodious voice. His songs continue to mesmerise millions even today.

A rare voice which Tamil films failed to benefit adequately from but which Telugu did

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The only singer to rule first all south indian cinema industry. Greatest anf fit to occupy first position.

She is one of the greatest singer I have ever seen

She is the sweetest of all

Best female singer ever! Unique Voice! Versatile singing. She is the best.

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When he has introduced to south, he has broken every legendary singers. Nobody was able to touch his fusion of singing and the voice. He has rendered huge percentage of super hit songs compare to others. But, nowadays South India seems to be ignoring him?... I don't know what the hell happened to them...

He is a greatest singer and sweet voice

Uniqueness in the voice steals the show.. Versatile singer.. Listeners can feel the music..

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9TM Sowntharajan

T M S is the best & most versatile singer ever produced in South India

M H Parameshwara (Shiva), Delhi

Well said! He was the most versatile singer in Tamil industry. Even born in a sourashtra family, he pronounces Tamil excellently. Hats off to the legendary singer!

Greatest singer of all time

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I love his voice. His voice is such a perfect and unique one. He also sings with great feeling.

He can handle almost all languages in south india.. Awesome...

I love his voice very very sweet I love you

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11Vani Jayaram

The way she sings the ending of each line it just goes straight into heart

She has a very beautiful voice... Whenever I hear her voice I just feel that my soul is flying in air... Her intoxicating voice can make anybofy as her fans..♥

She is the best singer for carnatic classical sons... No one can beat her in classical, ahe is number one in classical undoubtedly...

Beautiful voice and sweet singing.

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12Vijay Prakash

Actually his cross voice makes him to be a good singer and its nice to listen his songs,

I think vijay prakash the best male singer in south india

I Think he became a legendary singer

Good to hear his songs

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13PB Srinivasan
14P. Jayachandran

Great singer who was sidelined by other great

Complete singer who does justice to every aspects of music like, raga, bhava, shruthietc.


She is a unique voice. Very high quality voice. She is humming queen of India. Well talented singer in India. She got one song three awards, poralle ponnuthai song - she won state award, National award and Kalaimamani award.

She is my soul, unique, no one like him. Such a great singer... She is really unique with her divine voice.. Swarnalatha's voice was a fresh feeling to most of us...

I really missed you. whenever I thought you, feels cry my self. Hope you may physically live somewhere in the world and virtually you lives in our heart.

Can't digest... Swarnam is nothing but gold. Her golden voice lives till Tamil lives. She is not passed away. She lives ever in the hearts of people like me. I love her and her voice. I salute her for her service to Tamil. Why God failed to save her? Is there no God?

Very telented singer. Good human being and good character. Very helpful mind. She worked all music director and all singers. Very quick period famous singer.

A on of the versatile singer in India...

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She have a magic in her voice!

She is the best singer in India

The one with a voice that attracts everyone

She is a talent person

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17Nithyasree Mahadevan

She is the only woman can able to song karnatic type songs flawlessly I guess. , I feel actually melting somewhere while listening to her. Thank you


She has very sweet voice. She is undoubtedly the best in 1990 to 2010 in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu. She has recorded more songs in Hindi films also... Great singer

Sujatha needs to be in top 10. One of greatest playback singer in south India.

Sujatha completed more than 35 years in her carrier... Hats off... - BAIJUMICHAEL

She has very sweet voice. She is undoubtly the best only after K S chithra in 90's and 2000's in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu. She has recorded more songs any other singer except K S chithra in these 3 languages

I like your voice mam, thanks for your service providing for the people, and you have to work as singer for more long time mam

She is my music mother

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20Unni Krishnan

He owned a wonderful voice

He is able to sing melodiously both in high and low pitch. Further pronounciation is also too good.

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