Top 10 South Indian Singers


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KJ 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
[Newest]The great in the singer in world

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...
[Newest]Very very very very very cute voice I like him very much

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.
[Newest]She is one&only singer of my heart

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.
[Newest]She is stood singer

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.
[Newest]A rare voice which Tamil films failed to benefit adequately from but which Telugu did

6Shreya 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
[Newest]No words to say about your singing

She is one of the greatest singer I have ever seen
The only singer to rule first all south indian cinema industry. Greatest anf fit to occupy first position.
She is the sweetest of all

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..

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

10Vani 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...
[Newest]Just great. Nothing short of greatest!

The Contenders

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...
[Newest]His voice was very very sweet

12PB Srinivasan

13Vijay 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
[Newest]He is a best play back singer

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.
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.
I love swarnalatha voice. She had heart melting sweet voice... Such a humming and aalabe she had.. She is still living in this world in music way...
[Newest]A on of the versatile singer in India...

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...


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
[Newest]She is my music mother

16Anuradha Paudwal
I like anuradha padwal song
I like to much mem songs I pra god mem letbe happy

17LR Eswari
Awesome singer from Old songs to Latest songs. She maintains her voice even at older age.
So many yungstars singing to emitted the voice of famous singers except LR ESWARI VOICE nobody was able to touch her voice till now I pray god to give live long life.
What a great voice

She have a magic in her voice!
She is the best singer in India
She is very talented singer in Tamil industry recently in kochadiyaan flim she sung one song idhayam outstanding. Other singers try chinmayi level but no one to rech high portion as well feel and tempo. Thanks to AR Rahman sir introudced such a multi talented singer in the industry

19Unni Krishnan
He owned a wonderful voice
He is able to sing melodiously both in high and low pitch. Further pronounciation is also too good.

20Nithyasree 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

Dr. Rajkumar is a legardary actor who could sing exceptionally well. He has sung all types of songs (even classical) and was honoured with National award for singing in 1992. Started his singing career at the age of 46 years, became an instant success.
Most of the viewers may not agree with me that Dr. Rajkumar could have been on par with singers like PB Srinivas/SP Balsubramniam, had he sung in other South Indian languages.
I rate Dr. Rajkumar below some of the greats in the musical world, at 7th Best singer in India.
First Superstar actor cum Singer to have won a National award for his singing.
Fantastic singer. Could sing all genres. Filled songs with lots of emotions.
[Newest]Rajkumar is a great actor no doubt and as well as he is a great singer too..

She is just a queen of voice and thanks for the most amazing songs delivered to us. And also thank Mr. AR'ji to introduced at her age of 13 to the industry...
She has a mesmerising voice. Her first song... In movies.. Ie nila kaigirathu will be marked in history as an evergreen. Simply inbeatable... And I simply fall in love with this song monggil thottam from Kadal jz for her voice

23P. Jayachandran
Great singer who was sidelined by other great
Complete singer who does justice to every aspects of music like, raga, bhava, shruthietc.

24Sadhana Sargam
She should be ranking first aptly!
I love sadhanaji songs

Her voice is superb. Her voice is equal to Harini's Voice.
She is superb in singing. Her voice is like cuckoo. Let she be successful in this generation as well as in next generation. Continue to Rock Saindhavi.
Congratulation to become great and best ever play back singer. Ag, asmp your lovely fans.
Saindhavi mam I like your voice so much. It is touching my heart

His voice is also good

27Naresh Iyer
Has a great involvement in his singing...

28Pragathi Guruprasad
Has mesmerizing voice sang in Osaka osaka song from Vanakam Chennai

29M. G. Sreekumar

Wonderful singer.. No words 2 describe his talents
Illayathalapathy (a) Vijay, highly talented guy

He is a super singer

32Yuvan Shankar Raja
Marvelous singer! I'm an addict 2 his voice...
The greatest talented singer

33S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
No idea who has prepared this list because few of the greats from yester years are forgotten.

34Anjana Sowmya
She has excellent voice, her voice is like swarnalatha
She has diff voice like janaki ji

35Unni Menon

36Vineeth Sreenivasan
His sings lovely songs...

37Malaysia Vasudevan

38Sunitha Upadrashta
Queen of female singers


40P. Leela
She is a legendary singer who can awaken her listeners soul.


Not enough opportunities for her talent
Can be one of the top singers

Ranjith has bind blowing energy to sing, I like him a lot

44Kavita Krishnamurthy

45Anuradha Sriram
Anuradha aunty is just awesome.
She has unique voice after swarnalatha mam
She is a very goog singer in Tamil playback industry. I like her song'karupputhan ennakku pudicha kalaru from vetrikodikattu'.

46Sonu Nigam

47Rajesh Krishnan
I like his voice because he is all rounder
I like his melody voice

48N. C. Karunya
Best at traditional and folk songs, can even modulate his voice to modern rap beats also

49Benny Dayal

50Vijay Yesudas

51Manju Warrier

52Sudeep Kumar
His voice is just like the great Yesudas

53Sonia Sharma
The best upcoming voice

54Pooja Vaidyanathan
The best song Paakathey Paakathey


His voice was very energetic

57Seergali Govindarajan
Probably he is number 1 followed by TMS just above Mohammed Rafi and above Jesudoss. check the range

58Kumar Ranjan


60Harish Raghavendra
Super voice for melody
King of music songs...


62TA Mothi
Not many songs are known today but a great singer

63Trichy Loganathan
A matchless Tamil singer. Many hits are still popular.

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