Top 10 Female Indian Singers

The Top Ten
1 Shreya Ghoshal Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian playback singer. She has received twelve National Film Awards, twenty Filmfare Awards and eight Filmfare Awards South to date.

She is the best singer I have ever heard. She knows all the techniques and her style of singing is really unique from the else's. I think so she is the top of every singer today. She is the versatile singer. She can sing in any phrase of style. You can compare her chikni chameli with mere dholna, you will get the idea that she can sing every thing and whenever she sings in the regional languages she gets involve in that as if she of that region. She is the best and she is the unique and for these reason many people and contestants are trying to copy her.

She is the queen of my heart I and whole India loves her so much that can't be told. How beautiful and versatile she is feels like staying with her forever. To write about her is endless and will continue for years and years and years. I do not know her but still can say her nature is like anything. Anything she does is as beautiful as herself. She is also the best singer ever. She looks gorgeous without any make up. I personally think that the new generation loves her as my friends, sisters even my mother loves her!

She is a versatile singer who can manage all type of songs and she has such a voice that everyone is attracted...
When I am in a sad mood or in angry mood I would listen to her music that I just forget everything...

To be able to consistently support Eb3/F3-C#6 (belt) is no easy feat and requires technical proficiency that is only acquired through years of training, devotion and diligence. She's known for her resonance, with the timbre of her voice being able to cut through the thickest of instrumentation.
Most notably, her emotive nuances and versatility remains unparalleled, alongside one of the best techniques globally. She has also forayed into the world of independent music, reviving dying genres.

2 Lata Mangeshker

Lata is beyond comparison. India will loose the greatest person born in the country at her demise. She has come over the edge numerous times in numerous decades. It is an insult to put her name with other novice singers. In fact she is a yard stick to measure other talented voices. The country has honoured her with highest honours already. She is a legend among legend.

Lata Mangeshkar has the sweetest and softest golden voice which is the best in the world. She is the best female singer and fondly called "Nightingale of India". She was awarded Indian highest civilian award" Bharat Ratna". Many singers such as P. Susheela, S.Janaki, K.S.Chitra, Shreya Goshal were greatly impressed by the divine singer Lataji. She attracts everyone with her great voice and makes even a weeping baby to smile. She is the "Goddess of Music" and "Melody Queen".

She is a great singer she should be on no. 1 position that's why I have given vote her. I want all other song lovers to vote her and listen her songs which are really impressive songs. So I wish best of luck to you lata ji please sing some more beautiful songs fir your fans.

She should be on 1st rank in this list because her voice is divine. God made voice with honor and throw it on earth that was the voice of lata ji.
She won nearly 81 nation & international awards, 250 trophies and 140 gold discs, recorded her name in Guinness Book of World records to sing maximum no. of songs in world, she also win EMI award in London. singer like shreya ghoshal shouldn't be ranked as 1st position, she hasn't sang songs nearly 500.

3 Asha Bhosle Asha Bhosle, is an Indian playback singer. She is best known for her playback singing in Hindi cinema, although she has a wider repertoire.

Ashaji's voice is indescribably amazing - so unbelievably talented. And watching her on stage is an experience that makes any other concert pale in comparison. #LoveAshaBhosle

She is simply amazing... A voice which suited every form of music...

4 Alka Yagnik Alka Yagnik is an Indian playback singer. She is noted in Indian cinema for a career spanning over three decades.

Alka is the best playback singer forever. She made the career of most of heroines... whereas singers like shreya who even don't have her own career established how they can give the hits after hits for every heroine to make her memorable. this is why todays singer shreya is also just like today's heroines, very part time and very common whom every second singer can not only copy but even many others can sing like shreya so, No more voting for non deserving shreya.. Only vote for ALKA... ALKA is the Greatest female playback voice ever and ALKA has the voice which fits to Indian Cenema...

The finest and sweetest voice I ever find in my life is only of alka yagnik.
Actually no one can be comparable with her. I think those individuals who remarks against her should go over the songs of 90s before giving any comment. I think people like shreya for her beauty. Alka has won 7 filmfare and it is not easy to have. Very few songs of shreya touches the heart. We should listen the comment of those persons who have something passion on songs.
Alka is even better than lata. So please think well before giving any comment.

Alka is the best ever voice came in the world of music. Her voice is most beautiful among all the female vocals, Her voice has weight which other artificial singers like sherya and others have not. Her voice is a lot natural and it makes every one fall in love... This is why whenever its been about emotions, feelings, charm, charisma, attraction, tenderness and romance is ever thought, ALKA's voice would be at the top of their mind.

Alka in the 90s is outstanding. The songs with such a meaningful lyric and the melodious voice combination is the best ever. Shreya came after Alka. Shreya is the modern days singer hence her voice is more popular in the new generation born youths. But Alka is definitely the most mesmerizing voice in the music industry. Indeed Shreya is a great singer too but certainly after Alka Yagnik.

5 K.S. Chithra Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.

Being a good listener,

Each music is a piece of heavenly art that can entertain innumerable hearts, and they are mostly entirely distinct in nature. Can we say which act of god is better than the other. Therefore which song is better also is mostly unpredictable.

Please remember a renowned and highly proficient musician explained his experience as if you ask me to sing the same song next day I would not able to repeat absolutely the same. Therefore we need to understand, its all timely performances and never remain same and never comparable between occurrences of same singer too..

In case again to entertain public, if we feel to rank our eminent personalities, I think Clear and distinct parameters should be given between singers, where you should consider like level of professional proficiency, accreditions of repute, number of languages used more than a certain times, versatility etc, etc and etc.
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K.S Chithra is always number one, she is the only one legend of the world, chithramma is beyond words, only recipient of 6 national awards, who is Honoured by the British Parliament at the House of Commons in United Kingdom, First Indian woman to achieve this feat
Honoured by the Government of China at Qinghai International Festival - only Indian to achieve this feat
Honoured by Mr. Craig Coughlin, Speaker of the General Assembly, New Jersey, United States of America
Honoured by Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, sovereign ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah and is a member of the Federal Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates, UAE for successfully completing 40 Years in Indian Film Industry

She is the most versatile singer ever the music industry went through. She is un comparable with any other singer in the world. She herself don't know what she can sing and what her ranges are confined to, that great she is.. No music director till date decided or criticized her what ever the case may be in terms of her musicality or her ranges and even they are shocked to test her ranges and she easily sings the toughest notes what they needed exactly... that much hidden volcanic talented she is... "K S CHITHRA" the NIGHTINGALE OF India

Chitra is undoubtedly India's finest singer, she's such a veteran singer whose voice is merely unmatchable. If there was a singer in South India who could have broken all the language barriers & sung all the songs in almost every film then, other then S.Janaki & Susheela. It's been 30 more years since she has been singing in industry & it's not a wonder that there has come not even a single voice who could stand as a competition to her.

6 Sunidhi Chauhan Sunidhi Chauhan is an Indian playback singer. Born in Delhi, she began performing in local gatherings at the age of four and made her career debut at the age of 13, with the film Shastra.

She is best of the best. She hosts Indian idol as well.

She got highest fan following and she is very down to earth. She is real singer and icon for young. Lots of people from all over the world likes her song.

She is the best best singer.. I've ever seen. She give magic to the entire song. The way she sing is so natural and so whelming. She is suitable with any type of song. She give a life to a song! She is the greatest singer I have where seen. I don't think so I'll see a. Better singer Than her.. love you Sunidhi

I love sunidhi chauhan's every item songs. Her item songs are superhit. She has an active and attractive voice. I just love it. She should be placed at number 1 position.

Shreya ghoshal can't replace the energy of sunidhi chauhan. Sunidhi chauhan is only female rockstar in India. She can sing any type of song like sheela ki jawani, fanna mere hath me tera hath ho. She even became best singer of the year4-5times she is my favourate

7 Geeta Dutt

Sweetest singer ever. She was a mixture of both Lataji and Ashaji, she could be romantic, sad and serious as Lataji along with mischievous and versatile as Ashaji. She is also the most beautiful singer ever. She was the only singer that Lataji secretly feared and with Geetaji in the way Ashaji had 0% chance of rising to the fame that she has now. If Geetaji would have lived till now, she would by far be more famous than Lataji or Ashaji as SD Burman and OP Nayyar always chose Geetaji for their songs. She even had the talent and ability to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records if not for her disastrous marriage with Guru Dutt. She may not have had a long life but her songs certainly did.

The best and most versatile among all the female playback singers of Hindi films between 1940s and 1970s. She had a short life span and that may be the reason why many of the present generation do not know her. She should be actually ranked into one of the top ranks.

I think most of the people voting here don't know anything about singing geeta dutt at no.34! Shame on you people

The fact she's ranked 26th questions the credibility of this list.

8 Noor Jehan

Melody Queen Madam Noor jahan is worlds number 1 singer. She had such a unique, strong, melodious and sweet voice which is not compareable to anyone else. She dissorves number 1.

Most beautiful voice with expression...I love her voice and expression

She is melodious queen

World number 1 singer

9 Anuradha Paudwal

Anu is the best ever voice came in the world of music. Her voice is most beautiful among all the female vocals, Her voice has weight which other artificial singers like sherya and others have not. Her voice is a lot natural and it makes every one fall in love... This is why whenever its been about emotions, feelings, charm, charisma, attraction, tenderness and romance is ever thought, Anu 's voice would be at the top of their mind.

A true unique singer that Bollywood have failed to treat properly. Her excellent style of singing coupled with her melodious voice make me enthralled also work as a mood changer for me. And she is the only real competitor of the legendary Lata Mangeshkar in all aspects.

Anuradha had a far sweeter voice than Alka or Kavita, but as fate fell on her she was slowly removed from the Hindi Film Industry as Alka replaced her.

The best and the only singer having courage to face and challenge the dictatorship of Mangeshkar Sisters over the late era of Bollywood Singing. Anuradha Ji was, is, and will always be the best. She left Bollywood for devotinals and there also she broked up all records.

10 Suraiya

Quality of song and voice too good.

One of the best singer of all time..

The Contenders
11 Hemalatha
12 Shamshad Begum
13 Palak Muchhal Palak Muchhal is an Indian playback singer. She and her younger brother Palash Muchhal perform stage shows across India and abroad to raise funds for the poor children who need financial assistance for the medical treatment of heart diseases.

Palak Muchhal's melodious voice touches the inner core of our heart. She is a very talented singer. She sings from childhood for the treatment of heart patients, I.e for the poor children suffering from heart disease. Already she has sponsored more than heart surgeries. This talented singer who serves for the nation should be at the number 1.

Palak and Shreya should both be at number 1 as they have nearly exactly the same voice. Its not fair for Palak as shes young and has such an incredible voice.

Palak Muchhal Deserves to be on #1. She Is my favourite. I think she faces the problem of lack of popularity but if U don't know her...You should surel Listen her songs...Different From what others say...I would like to say that her voice is much better than shreya..I love shreya's voice equally though...

Actually palak is good and her head voice matches with shreya's chest voice or maybe mixed voice thtas the main difference that's why shreya can be powerfuland stunningly sweet at the same time unlike palak! though still she is gifted and higer than neha neeti and all but lower than shreya sunidhi lata and all

14 Kavita Krishnamurthy Kavita Krishnamurthy is an Indian film playback singer. Trained in classical music, Kavita Krishnamurthy has recorded more than 18,000 songs in 16 languages in a career span of 30 years.

This female singer is the best many songs that she sung with kumar sanu nice and the amazing singer I like it very much.

Her voice suits her very well for the Tamil language. She should have sung many songs in Tamil.

Without a doubt my favorite singer... Incredibly versatile, incredibly humble, amazing unique voice

She sings classical songs the best! I love her voice, it is so good!

15 S.Janaki

Capable of singing all kind of songs. She respects the others talents also. When we see her songs in videos, we think that the actress who performing in the screen is singing. I think this is the first quality of a play back singers. Her songs reflects the emotions of the character to which she sings. There may some singers K.S. chitra, P. Susheela and others having somewhat better voice than janaki. But considering varsatility, expressing emotions only in voice, respecting others, treating other singers as friends, capable of singing any person (voice modulation abilities) S. JANAKI is first singer coming to my mind. We can visualize the the character's emotons to whom she is singing.

Janaki is the incomparable singer of India with sweet strong metallic voice. She has sung around 20,000 songs in 12 languages such as Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, etc. She is known to be "Singer of Expressions" due to her ability to give perfect expressions which no other singer could do. She has sung many breathless songs and known to sing maximum tough songs without taking breath which no other singer could do.

She was one of the greatest female singers of India... But I was disappointed that Lata Mangeshkar was awarded Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and the greatest Bharat Ratna also.. I'm not blaming her talents.. She was great... But The Govt of India must not only give priority to North Indian Artists but it must also consider the South Indian Artists... She (S. Janaki) was very old now.. In this time, If the Govt would honour her, it will be considered as a greatest achievement in her career... Awarding awards Posthumously is meaningless and utter waste...

All time No. 1 Female singer in India. She can sing any kind of song. Devotional or romantic song she did the justice. Why you people are comparing yester year singers with present singers. They used to song all the song at once. Now these singers can sing bit wise. The sung she song competing with nadaswaram is example for declaring as number 1. Nobody dared to sing that song except Smt.S. janaki

16 Sadhana Sargam

Sargam has sung in many Indian languages for films, television serials and music albums. She is well known for her 1990s Hindi songs and recent South Indian songs. She is the only Indian playback singer who has sung in more than 24 regional languages. She also holds a record for being the only North Indian to have won the National Award for a South Indian song. She is also a trained Hindustani classical singer. She has ventured into the southern Carnatic classical style with ease.

Sadhnaji's one who has devoted her life entirely to music. Her voice is the sweetest I have ever heard and all her songs bring such peace to our mind. She definitely deserves more recognition and opportunities. I feel sad that she's singing very few songs these days. And I also admire the tough classical songs she used to sing in the beginning of her career with such ease and a sweet smile on the face. She's a great person.

I'm a ardent fan of sadhana sargam.. I thank often god almighty for giving her such a wonder ful voice but even contemmpt him for cheating her in awards.. Anyway her fame will really rip the sky for once! Though she more than many a thousands of songs in Hindi she was just awarded one screen and zee cine award... Partial Bollywood..

In an interview in May 2007 while touring in the USA, the most celebrated composer of the Indian music industry, A.R. rahman, complimented Sadhana Sargam, calling her the only Indian singer who could surpass his expectations in her renditions of songs.

17 Anwesha Dutta

Anwesha is going to be the best singer in future as she has already proven her talent in every competition.

She has all those skills that make a great singer. She is the future of Indian playback singing.

Anwesha Dutta, She deserves to be in Bollywood top 5 of the Female singers.

She is deserves to be in top 10..

18 Neha Kakkar Neha Kakkar is an Indian playback-singer. She competed on the television reality show Indian Idol season 2 in 2006. In 2008, she launched the album Neha The Rock Star with music composed by Meet Brothers.

She should be on top 10
I love her voice
She is one of the best singer
She sang all type of song like sad songs, rock songs, party songs, Punjabi songs..

Your expressions are very beautiful when you are singing and your voice is very sweet. I am a big fan of you neha mam.

Neha kakkar is the best of all female singers... Her vocal is undoubtedly incredible...

She is the best singer... I love both Neha kakkar and sherya ghosal they both are best but when we are talking about youth Neha is the most famous among them

19 P.Suseela

P Susheela had a true feminine, honey-like voice. Most of the present day singers have andro-gynus voices which they modulate sometimes to sound feminine. As a result their voice is not consistent over a song or recognizable when you hear their various songs. P Susheela's voice had the right amount of sweetness, which only increased the listener's thirst to hear more of it. She was unique in her perfect diction of any language she sang in. Her emoting and versatility are unmatched.

People here only looking at the recent days, and never go back to the golden period of where this lady dominated all 4 south Indian languages. Not only by her sweetness and roundness of her voice but also her perfect pitch and pronunciation in any language is perfect. ARR, Jeyachandran, Sujatha, Jamuna rani openly said P Susheela is their favorite, KJY said she is not only his favorite but also for his wife. SPB said Lata gi is the north of P. Susheela.P. susheela amma is the sangeetha saraswathi, no one in India can beat her till now. When Asha als said PS is her favorite in sout (said south of Lata in Shadramihi move celeberation. SJ and Chitra also good but can replace PS ever.

I am Feeling 2 things at same instant.. First
One is so depressed with her position. Second is proud to see even present generation music lovers had this legendary singer in their hearts.. According to me SUSHEELA ammaa and LATA ji should be given a first pace without any votes...as these two personalities are the reason and inspiration to other singers..Even LATA ji, S.JANAKI, K.S.CHITRA wonder of susheela's singing capability..but please if u guyzz are a true music lovers place SUSHEELA amma and LATA ji in first place as DEFAULT..

Susheela is the one of the greatest Indian female playback singer ever.. But she has not received proper acclaim from so-called (north Indian) Government. She is better singer than lata.

20 Neeti Mohan Neeti Mohan, also credited as Neeti, is an Indian singer. She was one of the winners of the Channel V show Popstars and as such, became a member of the Indian pop group Aasma with the other winners of the show.

She is the most versatile singer ever heard! As well as she judged the Voice India Kids 2016!

Neeti is a very versatile singer and will be the next alka yagnik in future...

She is my favourite singer... I like her all songs... She have a nice voice...

She sings all genre of songs such as rock and soft etc.

21 Vani Jayaram

Vani Jayaram was chosen for the Indian President's National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer of 1975, for her work in M.S. viswanathan's Apoorva Raagangal. Shankarabharanam (Telugu), the film scored by K.V. mahadevan, gave Vani Jayaram her second National Award as Best Playback Singer of 1980. Once again, she was awarded her third National Award for Best Playback Singer of 1991 for K.V. mahadevan's Swathi Kiranam.

Her songs in the Pandit Ravi Shankar scored film Meera brought her the Film World (1979) Cine Herald (1979) and Filmfare Award (1980) for Best Playback Singer for "Mere To Giridhar Gopal".

She was awarded Tanzen Award in 1972, which she won for "Bole Re Pappihara" (from the film Guddi), one of the most popular songs in her career.

She is also the youngest artist to be awarded the Sangeet Peet Samman

Shreya Lara and vani are my favorite. Vani has the most effortless singing...of them all and her high notes are such a wonder of nature

She is the most amazing Singer in the universe..I will rate her on the top of every one...

Goddess no words to say just any human can get peace full mind by her songs...

22 Lata Mangeshkar Lata Mangeshkar is an Indian playback singer and music director. She is one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India.

Love you Lata. You are the best singer. I love your voice.

23 Kanika Kapoor

Her voice is superb

I like your songs

24 Pinky Paras

Her song is superb. She deserves to be on the TOP of this list because she is so talented and she did great efforts by doing the remix of the superhit song 'Sawan main lag gayi aag' by Mika Singh. She is so kind hearted too that she treats her fans as friends. No celebrity does that. Her voice and styling is awesome and makes her outstanding among other singers.

I like those songs which have some uniqueness in them. And her attempt to remix a great song of 1998 by famous singer Mika Singh is itself a great attempt. The conversion of a male-voice song into female voice remix is a great task and she did it. Hats off to the whole team of Sawan. You guys rock!

She is the best singer I ever know. Her magical voice and her first song was also super hit and now she is all set to release her second song. With one song only, she has reached the heights in the industry. She deserves to be in Top-10

She is true singer & den at this stage after giving birth to 3 kids she never leave her passion... Hats up to her...so she deserve to be in top 10... I know her personally from my teen age & knos how much she struggled to reach at this stage... So for me she is number 1

25 Monali Thakur Monali Thakur is an Indian playback singer and actress.Through her successful singing career, she is the recipient of a National Film Award and a Filmfare Award.Thakur won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage" from the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha and the ...read more.

She is not only good singer but beautiful too.

She has a rare combo of beautiful voice and face..

Very versatile singer.

U are so so beautiful

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