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]I like him very much
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2SP Balasubramaniam
He got more versatile voice than any one else in the field of male singers in South India and once in North India. I personally feel he is more greater than Gantasala Garu and Yesudas Garu because the way he sings the way he presents the song is just amazing. His vocal ability is more greater than any one.

Gantasala Garu and Yesudas Garu and rest of the 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 Balu can sing. I'm sure Balu can sing the songs of Yesudas and Gantasala in a perfect way might not be in a similar voice but still he can present himself in a perfection way but none of the singes can sing like him.

He is unique to Film Industry just only one.
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.
Greatest Indian singer ever.
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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 is a divine singer with the most majestic melodious voice. His songs continue to mesmerise millions even today.
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 just by listening the name the heart beats with joy and happiness. He made the films super hit by his songs. What a majestic, melodious voice! We used to watch old telugu moies again and again to listen the songs of ghantasala
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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.
[Newest]S. Janaki, the melody queen of south india and she Renowned for her voice modulation abilities, she has sung in many Indian languages, most frequently in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. Throughout a career spanning more than five decades, she has won four National Film Awards and 35 different State Film Awards.
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5KS 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 melody queen... she is mainly represented for her unique voice and for her humble nature... my wishes for her ever...
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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
I like very much her singing. Malayalam pronunciation is also very good. WISH YOU ALL THE BEST.
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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 greatest singer ever she always n0 1 singer in south film industry and other singers are next S.janaki amma next and chitra also next she is ever green EVEN S.JANAKI ALSO SAID MY LIFE AMBITION IS TO SING LIKE P.SUSHEELA AMMA. THAT IS HER amma you live long life I pray god to give more energy and life to sing songs

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...
I am Venkatesh: I Like His Voice, Charanam, Pallavi, Gaanam & His Singing Style. So I am His True Fan from my Child Hood. Our all Family Members are very likes him. Everyday I will listen his Attractive Songs. So I will be Very very happy when I am listening his songs... I am Voting to him 100%. Thanks to HARI HARAN SIR...
He is a greatest singer and sweet voice
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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
Greatest singer of all time

10Vani Jayaram
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..♥
The way she sings the ending of each line it just goes straight into heart
She is the best singer for carnatic classical sons... No one can beat her in classical, ahe is number one in classical undoubtedly...
I am nagaraj, from davanagere. Her accent and rendering are excellent. I am the greatest fan of vaniji. I listen her songs daily.
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The Contenders

Love his voice a lot. His voice honeydrenched, soothing, melodious, peppy ohh! What not. Whatever may be the song whether classical or western he is at his best. Wish to hear him singing years and years... Continue your versatility
I love his voice. His voice is such a perfect and unique one. He also sings with great feeling.
Karthik is best singer in south India.
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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
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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.
Her voice is romantic one
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15Anuradha Paudwal
I like anuradha padwal song
I like to much mem songs I pra god mem letbe happy

16LR 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
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18Unni Krishnan
He owned a wonderful voice
He is able to sing melodiously both in high and low pitch. Further pronounciation is also too good.

19Nithyasree 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
Excellent karnatic singer... She is a best karnatic singer and very nice voice..

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.
He is one of the greatest singer, who is an actor too...
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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

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
Sujatha mam needs to be in top 10. One of greatest playback singer in south
[Newest]Her pronunciation of the lyrics excellent. Superlative voice.
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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.
She is having lovely and sweet voice. In the film thivathirumagal vizhigalil song she has sang so well. I love saindavi
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His voice is also good

25P. Jayachandran
Great singer who was sidelined by other great
Complete singer who does justice to every aspects of music like, raga, bhava, shruthietc.

26Naresh Iyer
Has a great involvement in his singing...

27Pragathi Guruprasad
Has mesmerizing voice sang in Osaka osaka song from Vanakam Chennai

28Sadhana Sargam
She should be ranking first aptly!
I love sadhanaji songs

29M. G. Sreekumar

30Yuvan Shankar Raja
Marvelous singer! I'm an addict 2 his voice...
The greatest talented singer

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

32Anjana Sowmya
She has excellent voice, her voice is like swarnalatha
She has diff voice like janaki ji

33Sunitha Upadrashta
Queen of female singers

34P. Leela
She is a legendary singer who can awaken her listeners soul.

35Malaysia Vasudevan

36Unni Menon

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

39Vineeth Sreenivasan
His sings lovely songs...

40S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
No idea who has prepared this list because few of the greats from yester years are forgotten.

41Anuradha 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'.


43Rajesh Krishnan
I like his voice because he is all rounder
I like his melody voice

44N. C. Karunya
Best at traditional and folk songs, can even modulate his voice to modern rap beats also


46Kavita Krishnamurthy

47Manju Warrier

48Kumar Ranjan

49Benny Dayal


51Vijay Yesudas

52Sudeep Kumar
His voice is just like the great Yesudas

53Sonu Nigam

54Sonia Sharma
The best upcoming voice

55Harish Raghavendra
King of music songs...

56Pooja Vaidyanathan
The best song Paakathey Paakathey



Best male singer in south also. His feel my love, uyire uyire, apudi podu, Ondu haadu mella (2014), are awesome

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