Top 10 Best Indian SingersMusic is in the soul of India, and the country has given birth to some of the most amazing singers in history. These singers have enchanted the world with their beautiful songs, powerful voices, and extraordinary musical skills. They have sung in different languages, genres, and styles, and have shown their creativity and versatility in every song.
From Lata Mangeshkar to Arijit Singh, and from Kishore Kumar to Shreya Ghoshal, this list will celebrate the best of the best in Indian music, and will make you proud of the incredible musical heritage that India has shared with the world.
The most versatile singer India has ever produced sang each song with such distinction that left the listeners spellbound. The effortless transition across the entire range without any strand of strain and flawless emoting made him the king of playback singing. No doubt, his humility, unassuming attitude, soft-spoken nature, and reverence for mankind produced such a voice that came directly from the heart. It's true that music is about emotion and not only technicalities, and he was a master of both.
Rafi Saab sang all types of music - soft, loud, happy, sad. He is the equivalent of Lata, Asha, Geeta Dutt, and all other female singers combined. He boosted the careers of Rajendra Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Shammi Kapoor, Dharmendra, Jeetendra, and many more.
He was a very polite and soft-spoken man. But when he sang songs like "Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein" (from Brahmachari), you couldn't imagine that this song was sung by Rafi Saab. He visited the border during the India-Pakistan war to boost the morale of our army. As a result, the Pakistani government censored his songs for some time. Nevertheless, he has a huge fan following in Pakistan.
He is the best singer ever. No one can beat him, as he is the kind of singer who can perform any type of music, from devotional to remix, perfectly.
What a wonderful singer, with a good voice and pitch. He can also sing in multiple languages quite skillfully. One could say he is following in the footsteps of Mohammed Rafi, the golden singer. If I were to comment and rate on this site, Mohammed Rafi and Sonu Nigam would be at the top of the singer rankings. I particularly enjoy a beautiful song by Sonu Nigam, Main Dunia Teri Shod Chala, Jara Soorat to Dikhla Jana. I recommend listening to this song at least once before ranking any of the listed singers. If you're new or haven't listened much to Mr. Sonu Nigam, give it a try and then form your opinion. He has a truly beautiful voice that I love.
Sonu Nigam is the most versatile and technically sound singer. He has been singing live on stage for 45 years and remains equally good. He never goes out of tune. Forget about auto-tuner, he doesn't even need music. Give him the worst microphone, and he can still sing like the legend he is, anywhere and at any time. His range and versatility are unmatched. He can sing Ghazals, Qawwalis, rock, pop, Indian classical, semi-classical, Western, blues, patriotic songs, devotional songs, romantic songs, and party songs. He has a long list of outstanding performances in each of these genres. He can sing any type of song for any actor and can make you laugh, cry, meditate, and feel divinity. He has sung in 21 different languages, but you don't need to know any language because his voice clearly expresses the feelings and emotions of the song.
It is certainly shocking to see her at the number two position, which is ridiculous and unacceptable! After the huge success of the Aradhana songs, Kishoreda became very famous, and many film stars like Rajesh Khanna and Dev Anand insisted on his playback. From that period onwards, it was Kishoreda all the way. However, despite the arrival of Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sadhana Sargam, and Anuradha Paudwal, Lataji ruled the roost. Her body of work is enormous and incomparable. I sincerely believe she should be at the number one position, regardless of the survey and statistics.
Lata is the most melodious singer India has ever produced. Rafi's voice may be smoother, but Lata is more melodious than Rafi. She has sung many songs with Rafi Saab and has not only matched her voice with Rafi bit by bit, sur by sur, chord by chord, but has done even better. When Lata Ji sings, it seems as if Maa Saraswati is singing herself. Her voice is not from this world but from another world. One can easily meditate to her singing.
You have a melodious voice and a good smile. Your voice provides relief from all tensions and pains. Each and every song is unique, and you mold your voice accordingly for each one. This is commendable. May this Dussehra bring joy and happiness not only in your professional life but also in your personal life. I hope you gain even more fame and recognition.
In the future, may you get even more wonderful songs to sing. You are an inspiration to many youngsters who hope to become singers. I wish you good times in the future as well. You're not only making Indians proud but also encouraging women to enter any field they prefer.
I am happy to have this opportunity to share my views about my favorite singer, Shreya Ghoshal. I hope you continue to inspire future generations with your marvelous voice.
Have a great day ahead. All the best.
East or west, you are the best. I am your fan and listen to each and every song of yours. I wish I could meet you, but it might not be possible. May you be happy and lead a prosperous life wherever you are.
The golden voice of the universe, as no one stands near him when it comes to singing for various moods and styles. He could modulate his voice according to the needs of the song, ranging from baritone to low baritone, and from soft to very soft. He could do everything from whispering to humming and yodeling in his songs. He acted while he sang and sang while acting. He is the best male voice in the history of Indian cinema and arguably the best voice internationally, along with greats like Elvis, Mohd. Rafi, and Sir Cliff Richard.
Kishore's voice was powerful and manly, yet it could also be soft and sentimental. He was an incredibly versatile singer, perhaps the most versatile in Bollywood. Some people argue that he wasn't versatile because he wasn't classically trained. However, they are wrong. He was a god-gifted singer and deserves all the praise that I and hundreds of thousands of others have given him.
Even though he wasn't trained in classical music, he excelled in some ghazals. He was also an all-around entertainer: he wrote songs, composed, produced, directed, and acted. I want people to realize that music does not start or end with classical genres. Kishore proved this by singing a wide variety of genres. May his music live on forever in the hearts of music lovers and fans everywhere.
Udit is a very, very good singer. His voice is better than Kumar Sanu's. A truly memorable voice.
Udit Narayan is the best singer in my opinion because of his originality and soothing voice. In the case of romantic songs, no one can beat him! Most of all, he has sung in 32 languages. No other singer has accomplished this feat. He can sing any type of song!
This man has undoubtedly the most fresh, young, clear, and original voice. He should be in the top 5, along with another melody, SP Bala.
Really, he is an outstanding singer. He has a superb voice. Not only me, but my whole family is also a big fan of his sweet, melodious, and heart-touching voice. Nobody else can compete with his voice. We and the film industry are so lucky to have such a talented singer in Arijit. Please vote for him. He deserves to be in the top 5 male singers in India.
He is the best singer that our industry has got in the 21st century. The brilliant texture of his voice sets him apart.
He is the very best singer in the world. The only thing that makes him better is his sweet voice. Everyone likes him and can make him the best singer by voting.
I want to correct the figure: Zubeen Garg has sung more than 12,000 songs to date and is still going. He has sung in almost all the languages of India. He is a composer, writer, singer, actor, and musician. In one word, he is the complete package. It's shocking to see him in this position. Really, it's a meaningless ranking, all because of an ignorant attitude towards the Northeast.
I simply refuse to accept this ranking for a singer who has been active for more than 20 years now. Tell me, what is lacking in him? He sings multilingual songs, plays dozens of instruments, and composes. He has many hits to his credit. The reason he has been deprived of proper recognition is because of some stupid coterie that exists in the industry. Zubeen Garg is on par with the best. If this is again about the Northeast phenomenon, then it's a sad case. I am from West Bengal, living in Bangalore, but let me tell you that there is hardly any part of the country as musical as the Northeast. I don't wish to say anything more. I just feel sad for Zubeen and all the brilliant musicians of the Northeast.
I am a music academy director from India and have never been impressed by anyone. Asha Bhosle is the world's best singer, and whatever she sings is honest and comes from her heart.
Asha could churn out any song and transition from very high notes to the lowest notes possible in a matter of seconds. She has produced so many hits over the decades.
Asha Bhosle is an Indian singer. She is best known as a playback singer in Hindi cinema, although she has a wider repertoire. Bhosle's career started in 1943 and has spanned over six decades.
He could sing any kind of song, and his voice is magical. He is the idol of Arijit Singh, in fact. His songs never disappoint, and he has a unique energy and enthusiasm.
No doubt, KK is a living legend. He has a very unique and soothing voice that penetrates deep inside you and leaves you mesmerized. He is the best singer of the present day and the king of all scales. He can reach the highest and lowest of notes with incredible ease. Among all singers, he has the most powerful voice. What sets him apart is his down-to-earth nature. He doesn't seek free publicity.
He is a fantastic singer, the best I've ever heard in my life. I love his songs and expressions. I mean, he's one of a kind among all the wonders out there! He's an amazing person. He brings his songs to life in such a way that you really feel them deeply. The way he expresses himself in his songs is just unbelievable. Most importantly, he doesn't show off. He's a humble, great, and genuine person.
He should be the number one singer, as he can sing any song with such ease, unlike most singers who have to exert effort. His voice is also excellent.
Where is this great voice coming from? I have been searching since 1992. Is it a gift from God, or is the voice itself divine? No one can imitate it in any singing competitions. An amazing sound emanates from a single instrument, but what should we call that instrument? (Please insert a suitable name.)
He is the number one versatile singer in the world. His voice is simply amazing!
Atif Aslam is a wonderful singer with a unique voice. Even a very poor song becomes beautiful when Atif performs it. That is the quality of his voice and singing. I'm really worried about why he is getting insulted by other senior singers on various stages. I strictly believe that the best singers are chosen by the people. No one else can do that. This poll result is an absolute reply to all those who insult Atif on many occasions.
Atif is the best singer of this generation and he has his own identity, that is, his unique voice. We are all with him. Love you, Atif.
The most versatile singer India has ever produced sang each song with such distinction that it left the listeners spellbound. The effortless transition across the entire range, without any strand of strain, and flawless emoting made him the king of playback singing.
No doubt, his humility, unassuming attitude, soft-spoken nature, and reverence for mankind produced such a voice which came directly from the heart. It’s true that music is about emotion and not only technicalities, and he was a master of both.
The most beautiful voice ever in the history of the music industry in the whole wide world. There is no other singer who can sing Alka Yagnik songs with the same perfection and beauty of voice to turn the simplest of lyrics into a blockbuster. If we talk about the best playback singer, there is no match to Alka Yagnik's voice forever.
You can hear mimics/copies of Kavita, Sadhna, Anuradha, and Shreya, which are found in every second singer. This means Shreya has a very common type of voice without anything particularly impressive, whether edited or not. However, you cannot find a mimic or a copy of Alka Yagnik's divine voice ever. That's why Alka Yagnik is the best singer of Bollywood forever.
Alka Yagnik has the best voice that Bollywood has ever seen. Her magical vocals can turn a simple rendition into a superhit song forever! Many people think Shreya is better, but singers today have not been able to reach the scale of Alka's voice. Truly speaking, there are only two singers in Bollywood with such high-scale accuracy and magical voice effects: the great Lata Mangeshkar and Alka Yagnik. Because Alka has a more beautiful voice than Lata, she should be ranked at number 1.
Have you ever heard the song Teri Meri? Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is the male vocalist in the song. His voice is so versatile, and he has a great vocal range. His voice is so pure and perfect that I think he definitely deserves to be in the top ten.
I think Rahat Fateh Ali Khan should definitely be in the top 2. I love his songs so much. I think only Atif is placed well here, in a good position at number 2. He should be number 1, but that's okay.
There is a saying that before being a good artist, one has to be a good human being. Rafi Saab was the best example of that. He was so humble, such a simple human being, that many times he sang without fees. That's why God gave him a great voice.
I think before Aashiqui, Indian film music was in the doldrums. However, the scene in the music industry changed after Kumar Sanu's entry. Many heroes' lives changed. See the examples: Rahul Roy, Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar. The list doesn't end. No one is practical, but the truth is this, and the truth is always bitter. Therefore, in my opinion, he is number one.
We still remember his songs, which have penetrated our minds since those golden days. Tell me one thing: since the time Kumar Sanu is out of the picture, where are those cassette companies? Nowadays, we get singers free of cost. Music companies cannot afford to pay singers like Kumar Sanu because of piracy. So don't go for comparison. Face the truth.
Your voting is done by the present-day generation, who access the internet more. So when you don't have proper voters, how can you compare the singers? All are good. They have their own styles. Reaching that level and performing for years is no joke.
He was to singing what Rahul Dravid was to cricket: technically flawless, only to be outshined by exceptional talent around the same time.
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He has sung the most difficult songs in the history of Bollywood. He manages to sing the most challenging songs simply and easily. His level of patience and voice is truly amazing.
Manna sings songs with zero errors. He is the most perfectionist singer India has ever produced.
His voice is melodious and one-of-a-kind. Whenever I'm in a dull mood, I listen to Mukeshji's inspirational voice, which is especially effective at night. Despite the fact that he sang relatively few songs, he remains popular to this day, a wonderful tribute to his talent. Note that some of his recordings play at a slower speed on CDs compared to the actual movie tracks. Listening from a DVD, or YouTube these days, is a better option. I feel sad that he is not ranked higher, alongside other greats like Rafiji and Kishoreji, at least in the list of male singers for Hindi music. That said, musical preference is subjective, and perhaps many voters here have not heard his better songs.
I am shocked! Unbelievable! Mukesh should be ranked number 1. He is the king of Indian cinema and is most famous for his classical songs of every kind. There's no doubt that there's a mistake in the top 10 singers list. Any list of singers should start with Mukesh, and all other singers should come after him. I request everyone to please give Mukeshji a suitable place on the rank list.
Most of the singers listed here aren't close to Chithra, even in their dreams. It's a real shame to see the tiny percentage of votes she received here.
Truly speaking, there are only two singers in Bollywood with such high-scale accuracy and magical voice effects: the great Lata Mangeshkar and Chithraji.
First of all, who created this order of ranking? I never accept this ranking. Chithra is India's number 1 singer for all time in Indian film history.
The best female singer of this generation! She is so versatile, and her voice is unbreakable! She is also a really sweet person. She deserves to be number 1!
She is a nice singer and among the upcoming top female singers. She has a jazzy, classy, and rough style voice. Although she doesn't have a sweet voice, Sunidhi still rocks.
Sunidhi is just an ocean of talent. She is the most versatile singer in India. From sweet melodies like Bhaage Re Mann to rough western songs like Aa Zara, she can sing anything very easily. She has set a new trend in the Bollywood music industry. Her live concerts are a must-watch.
In long-range songs, Sukhwinder has hardly any match.
In simple words, no one is better!
Best among all singers.
If anyone ever wants to judge the best singer in Indian history, Jagjit Singh is the one. You need to listen to all his great works. Each time you listen, his work just gets better. I've been trying to find another voice like his and have been unsuccessful until now.
Jagjit Singh is the best singer of all time. He's not just a singer. He's the god of ghazal. No one can sing like Jagjit Singh. I love his melodious voice. When I hear his songs, I feel good. He's a legend - then, now, and forever. We love you, Jagjit Singh. You will always be with us.
No one can take the place of our ghazal singer in the world. He was the only singer who could touch your soul. It's wrong to say that he was, as he is still present in our hearts.
Could there be any other name eligible to be placed beside his? Most of the singers listed here aren't close to him, even in their dreams. It's a real shame to see the tiny percentage of votes he received here. India needs to wake up from its deep slumber and recognize its invaluable assets in the form of music that has been gifted by God himself.
How can you compare classical singers with playback singers? Classical singing is way more difficult. Even the great Rafi Saab considered himself inferior to classical singers.
The greatest singers on this planet are Bhimsen Joshi, Dr. Balamurali Krishna, M. S. Subbulakshmi, and Kishori Amonkar. No singers in this world will even come 1% close to matching these singers.
I can't describe his songs in mere words. Two days ago, I watched him perform live, and it was studio-quality material. His voice, along with his musicians' skill - especially Jeenti on lead guitars - can make anyone bounce or headbang to their tunes. He can play folk, blues, rock - anything - but he specializes in folk. The best singer currently should be Papon, and the best singer of all time will always be none other than Kishore Kumar.
Moving with soul. The timbre of his voice is unmatched and will be so for a long time. That is, until another singer comes along, which happens but only once in a very long while.
Papon is the reason that Assam is still on the global music map. He has provided a different stage for folk music and, most importantly, our mother tongue, Assamese. I don't care about this ranking, as he is the global representative from Assam.
He is the only singer in the world who can sing any kind of song with great soul. He is incomparable. There is no one equal to him. His voice can adapt to any pitch, and his pronunciation is excellent. He is an all-in-one package with a diverse singing style. He is a genius because he tailors his singing to fit the mood and context of the story. He understands the writer's intentions and thoughts, incorporating all these aspects into his performance. That's why he is different from other singers. No one else can combine all these qualities in their singing. He is undoubtedly the best singer in the world. While listening to him, you can easily imagine the situation or scene in a movie, even without watching the film. At times, actors also bring justice to their roles in songs by understanding both the writer's and the singer's emotions.
Yo Yo Honey is just amazing. He has a good music sense, beautiful voice, and high skill and ability. His many songs, such as Brown Rang and High Heels, have topped international charts. His song This Party Gettin' Hot was the most heard Indian song on YouTube.
The first genuine Indian rapper. A new sensation. The most loved voice of the young generation.
Yo Yo Honey Singh is the best singer because he knows the demands of people. He sings, writes, and produces music the way people want. He is the voice of the people.