Top 10 Best Male Indian Singers

Indian music is renowned for its captivating melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and the extraordinary voices that bring it to life. From legendary performers to modern-day stars, male singers across India have shaped the soundscape of Bollywood and regional music scenes alike. The voices on this list have won numerous awards, sold millions of records, and captured the hearts of fans across the globe.

Below, you'll find an amazing array of talent. Singers known for their soulful ballads, others who master upbeat dance anthems, and everything in between.
The Top Ten
1 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,... read more

Zubeen is one of the finest singers of India, and he is the jewel of our North East. Please vote for him.

He is a living legend, a multitalented artist of all time. His voice is the best one can ever hear. Starting from composing, singing, adding music, recording, to the final touch of editing, he can do it all alone. Moreover, he is also a very good musician and has excellence over a wide range of instruments.

His singing style is unique and can nail down any kind of song, whether it be classical, pop, rock, folk, or any. In fact, he is not just a singer. He is a lifestyle, a source of inspiration. He is the best.

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

I go to school and then directly to two tuitions. But when I come home, I'm just way too stressed out for words. I plug into my mom's phone and listen to the radio for good music. To my disappointment, I find either Honey Singh (which stresses me out more) or Arijit Singh (good, but now I'm like, Arijit Singh? Again?). And he sings songs of any type, even if they're awful or don't make any sense.

Then I found a song sung by Sonu Nigam. His voice is like pure drops of rain from heaven, which wash away all the stress and drench me in pure drops of happiness from heaven. Maybe I sound too poetic because I'm only 15, but that's how beautiful his voice sounds to me.

3 Udit Narayan

Very natural and clear voice and a great personality as a singer. He is a legend of Bollywood playback singers. His duets with Alka Yagnik and Lata Mangeshkar have won him India's 4th highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri, given by the Government of India. He has received many Filmfare Awards for songs in movies.

He has given many super hit songs to India, Nepal, Tamil, etc. Really a God-gifted singer.

Udit is the voice king! The best singer forever! He has a very natural and clear voice and is a great personality as a singer. He is the legend of Bollywood playback singers. His duets with Alka Yagnik and Lata Mangeshkar have won him India's 4th highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri, given by the Government of India.

He has received many Filmfare Awards for songs in movies. He has given many super-hit songs to India, Nepal, Tamil, etc. Really a God-gifted singer.

4 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... read more

Legendary versatile singer. Magical, magnetic, the softest, bass-rich, sweet, romantic, melodious, and mesmerizing voice. He has been singing the greatest songs in every genre. One of the best Ghazal singers, classical singers, pop singers, playback singers, and stage performers, and so on.

Best at singing Aalaap and Sargam. He has associated with almost all of the music legends.

He is the most versatile singer. He has been an unbreakable singer not only in South India but also in North India. His voice and singing styles are very unique. He brings songs to the top level with his soulful renditions.

Recently, he hasn't sung too many songs, but whatever songs he does sing are magical and soothing to music lovers. We are awaiting to hear more and more songs from Hariji's voice.

5 Babbu Maan Tejinder Singh "Babbu" Maan is an Indian singer-songwriter, music director, actor and film producer.

Babbu Maan is in a league of his own. He can't be compared to anyone on this list. He is a lyrical genius, vocally the best, or on par with Sonu. Live performance? Hands down, there is no contest. He is simply magnificent.

I saw his show in Vancouver. 12,000 tickets sold out on foreign land. What a performance it was! He is a hope for every desi/villager like me who dreams of making it big. He's a badass gangster and at the same time a very intellectual person with great social and literary knowledge. He's very honest, humble, and charitable.

The legend with the wonderful voice, Mr. Babbu Maan, is the best singer, musician, songwriter, and film producer. Winner of 5 worldwide awards and followed by millions of people. Great work, Babbu Maan sir, keep it up. This legend can break everyone's records.

6 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.

Upon reflecting on the movie industry between the '70s and the '80s, it becomes apparent that many heroes gained popularity among their cinematic fans due 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.

As far as I am concerned, Kishore is the Numero Uno of all the male Indian singers. He is versatile and playful. He might not have been trained musically, but his talent alone got him the number-one status in the Indian film music world.

Rafi is a talented artist, no doubt about it, but he was trained musically. Kishore never got a national award. That shows how mean our people are.

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 the Government of India. IIFA: Artist of the Decade. The government of Denton in America observes Kumar Sanu Day on March 31.

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).

He is the best not only because of quality but also because of his understanding of a composer's soul. He is the only singer who can create the real meaning of a song. His song Kuch Na Kaho is used for the treatment of cerebral palsy patients. Doctors have taken his voice sample for research. I think that makes him the best singer ever.

8 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 top 5! For the uninformed, he sang Tum Hi Ho. Now, come on!

Arijit Singh should be within the top 3 best Indian playback singers. I am one of the greatest fans of Arijit, and I like him not just because of his voice, but also his appearance. He is smart and has a great personality.

He is 9th on this website because Shaan or Sonu Nigam was the favorite of adults, and adults voted more than teenagers. He is within the top 3 singers on many other websites. Okay, then, just vote more and more for him to keep him between 6 and 4. He is liked by many.

9 Shaan Shantanu Mukherjee, known as Shaan, is an Indian playback singer active in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Urdu, Telugu and Kannada films and a television host.

He is a living legend in terms of versatility. He can sing Indi-pop numbers and item numbers. On the other hand, he can render romantic numbers and Rabindranath Tagore's songs. But you can't expect this type of variation from singers like Arijit Singh or Atif Aslam. So he is definitely a top 5 singer of India forever.

Shaan is the most versatile singer, and his voice is magical and always touches the heart. Keep voting for him. He deserves to be in the top position on this list.

When I first heard you, I fell in love with your voice. It's too romantic and melodious! You are a super talented singer. There's no doubt about that.

10 Rajesh Swami Nokha
The Contenders
11 Anudeep Dev
12 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... read more

Not first?! Are you kidding?! Freddie is my idol, my hero! Freddie is love, Freddie is life! Freddie is the reason that I live! If Freddie Mercury had never existed, then I wouldn't have ever been born, or I would have died a long time ago!

Show Freddie some respect! Put him at #1! Come on, Queenies! Vote for Freddie!

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

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

13 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.

He is the best in Asia. He has around 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 largest 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.

He was a very great rapper and singer, and his attitude is very powerful. He is the very best singer.

14 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've ever had. Highly gifted.

He is the singer with a unique voice. Any type of song, he gives life to it.

15 Babul Supriyo

Excellent singer. Pity he's very underrated.

A perfect voice to listen to when in a romantic mood. He is very traditional.

16 Jeet Ganguly
17 Ayushmann Khurrana
18 Abhijeet Bhattacharya

We are talking about singing here, not any personal issues. Everybody has a different way of thinking. And if we check out the top 3 singers of the '90s, Abhijeet is definitely one of them.

Abhijeet should not be in the top 20 because he is not a singer. He is a duffer. Please don't vote for him. I love India and all Indian singers except Abhijeet because he is jealous of someone.

Abhijit Bhattacharya is one of the greatest singers in India. He has such a melodious voice. His rank should be higher, not 16!

19 Jubin Nautiyal

Jubin is not only an extremely attractive man, he is a genuinely wonderful human being. This alone should rocket him up the attractive list for any sane-minded woman or man. To top it all off, he is supremely talented, and not just in acting.

This man is unaffected by the media, a true gem in the blinding limelight. He's a down-home Dehradun boy at heart, who just happens to be attractive and abundantly talented with a bit of a nerdy side. If you don't find that insanely hot, then there isn't much helping your taste.

20 KJ Yesudas

Yesudas is the best in the world - not only respected in our country but in 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 with the same ease and comfort. There is so much to learn from each and every song of his. It is sung with such perfection that nobody else can replicate or attempt.

Whom we are comparing and with whom matters a lot. There are many revered classical musicians, many light musicians, and numerous playback singers. That he is a Keralite is the pride of each Malayali. We are fortunate that he is not a Hindi man, as this has enriched our Malayalam language songs.

Of course, we are not so possessive as to not share him at all. He has sung in Russian, Latin, and almost all Indian languages. A man above everything, he is made for music, love, social tranquility, and he is an ambassador of secularism.

21 Imran Khan
22 Divya Kumar
23 SP Balasubramaniam

SPB is the only singer who can make any kind of song magnificent with his divine voice. He can make any song a sensational hit with his marvelous voice. All his songs are superb, irrespective of the music. While listening to SPB's songs, you can only think of the beauty of his voice and forget all pains and sorrows.

His Guinness record is only for his number of songs. It's nothing in front of his talent. He is the best singer forever. May God bless him forever, as long as the Earth exists.

He is the only singer who deserves to be No. 1. I think the person who knows about Dr. SPB Sir will not take other singers' names. Because if you ask any singer present in India about Dr. SPB, he will be stunned for a while. All the great musicians have the ambition in their life to get their compositions sung by SPB.

He is the only singer in the world who has the maximum awards, has sung the maximum songs in the maximum languages. He is an ocean of music, a natural actor, a music director, a mimicry artist, and more than all, he is a great human being. Please don't compare Dr./Padmabhushan/Padmashree Shree Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam.

24 Mukesh

With that dulcet voice, which gives you goosebumps every time you listen to it, and with that soulful peculiarity that no other singer can match, Mukesh deserves a spot in the top 5. I'm 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 for him to get a spot in the top 5? I mean, he has four Filmfare Awards and one National Award. I'm surprised and shocked.

Please put this greatest singer in the top position. Only people who have not heard his songs or do not have any knowledge regarding rating a singer could do such an injustice to an all-time great singer like our beloved Mukesh Saab. This is my humble request to all those who vote.

25 Anu Malik
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