Top 10 Male Indian Singers


The Top Ten

1 Zubeen Garg Zubeen Garg Zubeen Garg is an Indian singer, music director, composer, songwriter and actor. His contributions are mostly attributed in Assamese, Bengali and Bollywood. He has sung many songs in other languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Bodo, Karbi, Nepali, Bishnupriya Manipuri, more.

He is really one of the best singers

My very best singer of zubeen garg

I want to BECOME more than Zubeen Garg.

thank uu - jitenart

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2 Sonu Nigam Sonu Nigam Sonu Nigam is an Indian playback singer, live performer, host and actor. He sings in Hindi and Kannada language films.

I feels that I have goten all types of happiness when I listen the songs of sonu nigam. He is my idol and sometimes I think that he is second rafi

Son should be at number 1

He is one of the best Bollywood singers and not the best singer of INDIA

Definitely the best male singer, although this is a hard pick between sonu and udit ji.

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3 Udit Narayan

Udit narayan has an amazing voice. He is the best singer!

He has the best voice and the songs he sings in other languages in kannada Tamil with expressions that is really awesome

Very natural and clear voice and great personality singer. He is the legend of Bollywood playback singer. His duets with Alka yagnik & Lata mangeshwor and 2009: Padma Shri : India 's 4th highest civilian honor given by Government of India. Many Filmfare Awards came for songs in the movies. He has given many super hits songs to India, Nepal, Tamil etc. Really god gifted singer.

top best

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4 Kishore Kumar Kishore Kumar Kishore Kumar was an Indian film playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the most successful playback singers of the Hindi film industry.

I think there is something mysterious in his voice that increase his voice quality and prefer him as the talented Indian male-singer ever

Upon reflecting on the movie industry between the 70's until the 80's it will come to light that many heroes benefited in terms of attaining popularity with their cinematic fans attributed to the playback voice of Kishore Kumar. This sentiment is seldom acknowledged by these actors. He was a star worthy of infinite praise. In my opinion he ought to feature as number one on your list.

He was the god among them

According to me if there is a singer who is a natural performer of singing he is kishore Kumar.he feels music not speaks what is written in script.he is a master of all time.

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5 Shaan Shaan

He is one of the best singer on india n I wannaa give him rank 1...
Please vote him n make him most popular n the best singer of the century..

I love his voice. It was so sweat

He is one of the best singer in India he is one the most versatile singer and far better than arijit singh in terms of versatility

He should be at no. 1

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6 Hariharan Hariharan Hariharan is an Indian playback singer who has sung for Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Gujarati and Rajasthani films, an established and foremost ghazal singer and composer, and one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music . In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma more.

Legendary Versatile Singer...
Magical, magnetic, the softest, bassed, sweet, romantic, melodius & mesmerizing Voice...
He has been singing the greatest songs in every genre...
One of the best Ghazal singers, Classical singers, Pop singers, Playback singers, Stage performer and so on...
Best of singing Aalaap & Sargam...
He has associated with almost all of the music legends...

He is a versatile singer. He deserves to be the best singer in the world.

Only singer who has great voice and can effortlessly handle every genre such as classical, ghazal, bollywood, kollywood, tollywood, mollywood, carnatic, hindustani, pop, fusion, devosional and etc.

One of the most stylish and romentic singer

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7 Kumar Sanu

He holds a Guinness World Record for recording 28 songs in a single day Awards *. 2009: Padma Shri : India 's 4th highest civilian honor given by Government of India. *. IIFA : Artist of the decade. *. The government of Denton in America observe Kumar Sanu Day on 31 March He won the first of his record five consecutive Filmfare awards as Best Male Playback Singer. His next Filmfare Awards came for songs in the movies Saajan (1991), Deewana (1992), Baazigar (1993), and 1942: A Love Story (1994).


After rafi saab and kishore the, kumar sanu gave us some great and beautiful songs to Indian film industry. He was singing emperor during 90s. Even today one can feel this if s/he hears his romantic songs sung during 90s.

Kumar sanu best singer

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8 Babbu Maan

Babbu maan has a huge fan power in india

He is the best

Best singar from punjab...ever

Live king
Love you maan Saab

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9 Arijit Singh Arijit Singh Arijit Singh is an Indian playback singer and music programmer from West Bengal who sings Bengali and Hindi songs.

Oh guys! Vote, vote VOTE! HE deserves to be in the top5! :) FOr the lame ones, he sang tum hi ho... Now come on!

I'm from Mauritius. Always loved his voice and singing but after listening to "phir le aaya dil" at 'Pritam's iifa awards 2013'i can't listen to any other singer. He was at his best...

Has a voice which touches your heart


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10 Baabul Supriyo

I like your voice

Zubeen. Jindabad

Voice is perfect romantic song

Excellent singer, pity very underrated.

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The Contenders

11 Mohammad Aziz

Muhammad Aziz after (Late) Muhammad Rafi is a King of play back singing in India. Mohammad Aziz can sing every type of singing like Melody, Tragedy, Sufi and National Songs, right now in India no body can sing likh Muhammad Aziz and I also Disagree with this voting its not fact based Muhammad Rafi should be at top singers in India no one compete him.

No other singer has such a meleodous voice as mohd aziz.

One of the most versitile singer

He was the best

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12 KJ Yesudas

Yesudas, 50 Years completed in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam Film Industry as Playback Singer. Yesduas bagged more than govt awards from National and various state level. Yesudas has won the National Award (Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam) for the Best Male Playback Singer seven times, the most by any Indian singer.

Yesudas is the best in the world - not only respected in our country - but the entire music world - I would say when God desired to sing, He created Yesudas and sent him to our Universe. He handles both light music and classical music in the same ease and comfort. There is so much to learn from each and every song of his. It is sung with that much perfection which nobody else can repeat or try.

The celestial singer YESUDAS is the best male singer of India. YESUDAS is only the god of music or Voice of god. Living Legend.

Thank you bitches for voting the above 'masala' singers. This legend has won 8 National Film Awards which is more than any other singer in the country. Ignore him and go behind stupid Bollywood singers.

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13 Abhijeet Bhattacharya

I would have respected him more if he stuck to singing. From comparing poor people to dogs, to criticising atif Aslam. He has totally gone was below that belt. Let's forget him as he never existed.

One of the finest playback singer with a youthful mesmerizing soothing voice

One of the best male voice

One of the best voices ever

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14 Honey Singh Honey Singh Hirdesh Singh, known by this professional name, Yo Yo Honey Singh or Honey Singh, is an Indian music producer, Indi-pop singer and film actor.

HOW THE HELL IS HE EVEN ON THIS LIST with talented singers like shankar mahadevan, shaan?! His rap makes no sense!.. uses autotune and still sounds like .. cancer to Indian music industry... high time, people started to listen to real music and not this !

He is best is Asia. He has like 60 or 70 awards. He has also charged Rs.7 million for a song in an upcoming film titled Mastaan starring Naseeruddin Shah. It is the biggest amount paid to a song artist in Bollywood to date, making Honey Singh the highest-paid musical artist in Bollywood.

He is the highest paid, and his songs are always loved especially by the young generation.


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15 Manna Dey

One of the greatest living classical singers of all times

He is better than other classical singers

Must be in top 10


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16 Shankar Mahadevan

One and only! No one can live without breath. But he is breathless.

In my opinion he is the most versatile singer we ever had. Highly gifted.

This doesn't need to breath at all.

My favourite Shankar Mahadevan

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17 SP Balasubramaniam

SPB is the greatest ever singer in India.
Unfortunately he was recognized as a south Indian singer inspite of his best efforts he had done.
The biggest fun is here whenever anyone asks him who is the best singer?
He answers there are many great singer than me in the past and present.
He is an uncomparable singer.

The greatness of SPB, as I have seen, is in giving life to compositions of even lesser known composers. -music director
I think India may or may not produce such a genius singer in upcoming century.
He is the singer of the century. - Koti.
I don't whether the two greats KJY or SPB are comparable. But SPB can sing any type of song and that too he can make audience think that the actor himself sung that song so well.

He should be first on the list his music is the best

My favourite singer

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18 Mukesh

Please put the name of this greatest singer in top position. Only people who have not heard his songs or do not have any knowledge regarding rating a singer can do such injustice to all time great singer like our beloved Mukesh saab. Please do not vote without knowledge. This is my humble request all those who vote

With that dulcet voice which gives you goosebumps every time you listen to it, with that soulful peculiarity that no other singer can match and with that humble manner which makes us awestruck, Mukesh deserves a spot in top 5. Annoyed and astounded at the way the singers have been ranked. Popularity cannot be used as the sole basis for judging a person and his skills. What else do you want to get a spot in Top 5- I mean, he has 4 Filmfare Awards and 1 National Award. Surprised and shocked.

His voice is just amazing. And what's more is his style. He sang every song with full effort. He entertained us for more than 3 decades. Wonder, why he isn't included in the top three.

Of course he is a muslim

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19 Mohit Chauhan

Mohit chauhan is the best singer of the world. His voice is so different that it touches the heart. He is the best... I have no words

He should be at 1st position.. He is the best..!
Every song he sings by heart. And it touches as well

He is the best and always be special for me. He sings very well.

Arijit sucks

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20 Rajesh Swami Nokha
21 Mahendra Kapoor

He has a vibrant voice. His Soulful singing can make you smile n cry at the same time. He deserves to be a lot higher, next to Rafi ji.

Love him

Ye Hindustan ke mahaan singer hai

22 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave more.

Technically he's Indian... but I don't think he should really be here. Still awesome though

How is he almost at the bottom (no pun intended)? He was the greatest, 'enough said. - bighercules

23 Anudeep Dev
24 Kunnath Krishnakumar

Why isn't K.K. on the top? Listen to any K.K. song, and you will be mesmerized and feel intoxicated with the melody of his music and voice. Gosh he is so much better than singers like Atif Aslam, Kumar Sanu, and Shaan. He should at least on the top 5 along with the likes of Sonu Nigam and Udit.

K. K is worlds best singer... Great great great great voice & very down to earth personality, real artist who loves only and only music.. No show off...

No other Singer as Best as K. K in the Bollywood...

KK don't need any list to show he is best...He always tops in our heart list.

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25 Jeet Ganguly
26 Suresh Wadkar

Best classical singer ever

Suresh wadkar ji is great singer...

Suresh Ji Classical Base And Attractive Voice Qualitye Singer,

One of the best classical singer with smooth voice, aee jindagi gale lagaale

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27 Ayushmann Khurrana

You are a nice singer or so cute

You are my best singer

He is one of the best Singer in Bollywood

Rejected from Indian Idol to Filmfare, Might not be the best singers, but his Paani the stands out, he deserves a like

28 Hemanta Kumar

God gifted voice quality and a great personality

Melodious voice

He was the man with golden voice

Golden voice

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29 Jubin Nautiyal

He only sung 2 songs.. Both are top rated songs

I just love his voice... He should be on top 20...

I am pakistani and I love your songs

Currently, the best singer after Arijit and Atif.

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30 Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Rahat is best of all... His sang a song very very good and touch to heart

He is simply very talented and he does not have many songs in bollywood but if he did he would be even more popular!

I am not sure if this is the appropriate position of the melodious Rahat. He is to be in the top threes.

His voice is fabulous...srhd toro voive

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31 Imran Khan

May allah bless u

He's only the best

Imran khan is best singer I world

Records will rock again

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32 Divya Kumar
33 A. R. Rahman A. R. Rahman Allah-Rakha Rahman, is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist.

Awesome singing just love it!

What! I am surprised to see him down here... He should be in the top ten.. HE WON OSCAR!

Don't compare this great singer with any one else

No words he is always best. In short and sweet he is KING OF MUSIC.
India is proud to have AR RAHMAN sir. 2 Oscars, great and none can be compared with him. He is different and best.

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34 Papon Papon Angarag Mahanta, known by his stagename Papon, is an Indian singer, composer and record producer from Assam.

I love this singer. He is such an amazing singer I have ever seen. Wish him all success in life.

Die hard fan of papon. He has a soulful voice

Very much talented. Love his voice. A rising star. Specially he has the great ability to make any song melodious.

Best man and best singer

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35 Javed Ali

I think he is the best young singer. He is very talented. His voice is wonderful and he is very handsome..

Yes. Javed Ali is best singer of that word in romantic singer and he. S voice so melody.F.

Javed's Voice is really heart touching guys! Please. Please. please. Vote for javed

His voice make the mind relaxx

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36 Ghantasala

Ghantasala was a gifted singer and extremely talented in bringing precise emotions in voice. Very gentle and kind person. Telugu people are very fortunate he did not move to other areas like Hindi, then they would have lost him. He respected and mentored many young singers. Never he would have talked negative about any other singer. Rafi was another great singer. Drawing comparisons and ridiculing great singers by their fans is unfortunate.

Bhagavthgeetha says why ghantasala is on 1st.
He is truly Honored and versatile Singer. His private rendition "Bhagavad Gita" is daily played in the Tirupathi Temple.

Introduced the technique of changing the voice pitch and diction to suit the onscreen actor's performance. Singer of the southern film music in 50's and 60's. Was a carnatic musician, versatile playback singer & music composer. The only playback singer whose numerous statues have been installed across Andhra Pradesh, India.

Ghantasala, the great is the embodiment of versatile perfection and divinity in playback singing, unparalleled even today. Not only filmy songs of various genres, No playback singer has been able to sing padyams and sanskrit slokas similar to the beauty of Ghantasala's majestic melodious voice. Almost all of his music directed films, songs are hits. Illayaraja says : Ghantasala alone is playback singer who can give a guarantee that all the songs in a film will be hit. Mohd rafi, KJY, SPB lata mangeshkar all rated ghantasala greater among playback singers. The only playback singer in the country who won best singer award for 3 decades in a film industry, ruled without competition with full dominance for entire career of 3 decades, only due to his genuis gifted musical skills and melodious voice.

Zubeen gar

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37 Anu Malik

Worst singer ever

He sucks.. The worst voice in the history of Bollywood

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39 Mohammed Rafi Mohammed Rafi Mohammed Rafi was an Indian playback singer and one of the most popular and successful singers of the Hindi film industry. Rafi is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential singers of the Indian subcontinent.

Oh God! It is impossible to describe his voice and persona in one word. There is no one word that can aptly describe the sheer magic of Rafi's and his persona. The God of singing who was not just in a class of his own but a class in himself. A singer extraordinaire, a volcano of talent, a bard who can sing the pants off a king or emperor, a master of emotions and techniques, so versatile that he could sing any type of songs in any language with unmatched, unrivaled and unparalleled ease and masterly craft be it a classical, semi-classical, comedy, fun, patriotic, ghazals, qawwalis, rock n roll, romantic, sad, happy songs, soft, loud, lowest notes, highest notes... The list goes on and on and on as there is hardly any genre of music that he left untouched. A maestro, a virtuoso, a God gift to the mankind from Allah to spread the message of love and peace in this troubled world. He raised the bars of singing so high that no other singer can even dream of reaching those heights, his ...more

No better singers than Kishore the, Lata aunty and him

Mohammad Rafi Should on no. 1

Yes truly no singer can ever dream of reaching near to Rafi Saab

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40 Sukwinder Singh

He sang the theme song for the movie inside man a great voice,

He has got natural talented voice, the pitch at which he sings songs is very high and at that pitch its very difficult to sing. just listen his song "jai hoo" and feel the difference.

Great singer with very different voice. His very first song chaiyaan chaiyaan still rocks

41 Vijay Prakash

His voice is awesome..he also sang well but opportunities are less

The greatest voice in the world and the best singer in karnataka and one of the best in the whole universe

He has good tallent that he can also sing for bollywood all the best vijay sir

42 P. Jayachandran

He should be with in 10

He is one of the best singer with a unique voice

One of the best singer in India

The best voice in the whole india

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43 Anirudh Ravichander

The best and no more words

Best rock music in world

Rocking hero, such a lovable person

He is god of 21st century

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44 Amitabh Bhattacharya

His song "tera rasta" in the movie Chennai Express who starring Shahrukh Khan & Deepika Padukone. This song's music is composed by Vishal-Shekhar

45 Kailash Kher

I like the rough edges in his voice...

A vocal range which extends from a very deep base voice to a very high pitched voice... Not all high pitched singers can do it...

He is a very good singer. The magic of his voice in all over India

Magic in his voice..

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46 Mika Singh

I thing he is the best singer in bollywood according to today's India

He is the one guy... Who makes the mood change... Love you bro...

He is best

From all

You are the best in all

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47 Kunal Ganjawala

I like his voice... Quite amazing different from all...

Your voice is awesm

48 Naresh Iyer

Awesome voice... He can manage all types of songs as very soft... Romantic voice...

Best voice Bollywood songs

49 Bappi Lahiri

I like just and just your songs I want to become like you sir. I love your songs. Me.habib ghiyaz khan durani from afghanistan. Dil main ho tum ankhon may tum bappi lahri " we love you DADA.

50 Lucky Ali

.. lucky ali 34 in the list shocking :-/... people should listen to his songs it will surely touch your heart I can bet on that

His natural and unique style of singing makes him the best... Love him

Should be at number 1 not here

His voice is good but here it is given that he should be number 1.he can not compare such an artist who has sing over 16000 songs he is not the z of zubeen garg.

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