Top 10 South Indian Singers


The Top Ten

1 KJ Yesudas

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 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.

Yesudas Graeatest singer of India. He is the Celestial singer. Great Human being and singer

Dr. KJ Yesudas is beyond imagination and words...Perfection or the ultimate beauty of a particular song is reached when KJY renders it. There are many other south Indian singers who sings pretty well like Spb, KS Chitra, S Janaki(these are also great singers)...etc but KJY is beyond comparison...there are no equals to him.

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2 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.

Uniqueness in the voice steals the show.. Versatile singer.. Listeners can feel the music..

He is a greatest singer and sweet voice

Hariharan has been an outstanding versatile singer... He has got an amazing voice & unique styles of singing... He can elevate the songs to the best level...

He is number one indian singer and male singer I lv u your voice sir you awesome tale singer my faverote song nenjukkul peidhidum song your voic is most lovely and sweet rock versatile etc

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3 SP Balasubramaniam

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...

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.

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.

He is a wonderful singer

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4 S.Janaki

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.


Am great fan after 96movie..janaki amma is the best of all singers.super voice sema feel in all the songs.. love you sooo much amma

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5 Shreya Ghoshal 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.

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 am a big fan of shreya ghosal voice

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6 KS 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 ...more

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.

Chitra is incomparable when it comes to rendering a song.Be it in any language,any genre she is par excellence! her voice is sweetness at its sweetness.each time I hear her sing I experience ecstasy n it's as if she has cast a spell.she reigns supreme in d hearts of all music lovers n remains irreplaceable.humble n soft spoken I wish her ayurarogya n may she continue to thrill n stun us forever.

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7 P.Suseela

The only singer to rule first all south indian cinema industry. Greatest anf fit to occupy first position.

She is one of the greatest singer I have ever seen

She is the sweetest of all

Great singer

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8 Gantasala

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 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 is a divine singer with the most majestic melodious voice. His songs continue to mesmerise millions even today.

Legends are Born only Once...Like Gantasala

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9 TM Sowntharajan

T M S is the best & most versatile singer ever produced in South India

M H Parameshwara (Shiva), Delhi

Well said! He was the most versatile singer in Tamil industry. Even born in a sourashtra family, he pronounces Tamil excellently. Hats off to the legendary singer!

Greatest singer of all time

Any types of songs are fully safe in the hands of TMS. The most versatile singer in India from pure Carnatic, semi classical, emotional, melancholy, romantic, peppy, comical, melody and what not?.He had unique voice which was adoptable to any singer.He should be the number one top singer in Asia.The BBC radio Director commented that he was Asia number one singer.

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10 Sadhana Sargam

Her voice most suits with the legendary versatile singer Hariharan...
This combination has been working with the greatest duet songs for last 21 years consecutively...
This is the best duet combination ever...
All the songs are prove to be super hits...
They create magic!

She should be ranking first aptly!

She is the only North Indian singer who has got a National award for a Tamil song. She had dominated the South India from late 90's to mid 2000's.

Super voice

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The Contenders

11 Vijay Prakash

Actually his cross voice makes him to be a good singer and its nice to listen his songs,

I Think he became a legendary singer

I think vijay prakash the best male singer in south India

You are a amazing singer

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12 Vani Jayaram

The way she sings the ending of each line it just goes straight into heart

Just great. Nothing short of greatest!

She is the best singer for carnatic classical sons... No one can beat her in classical, ahe is number one in classical undoubtedly...

Best voice of the world. Dil ko chhoo lene wali awaaz

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13 Karthik Karthik Murali Karthikeyan Muthuraman (born 13 September 1960), best known by stage name Karthik, is an Indian film actor, playback singer and politician. He is the son of actor R. Muthuraman. He has also appeared in some Telugu films. Karthik has been the recipient of the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and the more.


I love his voice. His voice is such a perfect and unique one. He also sings with great feeling.

He can handle almost all languages in south India.. Awesome...


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14 PB Srinivasan

He is legendry singer all time

Pbs is an all yime great melody king


15 Swarnalatha

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.

She is my soul, unique, no one like him. Such a great singer... She is really unique with her divine voice.. Swarnalatha's voice was a fresh feeling to most of us...

I really missed you. whenever I thought you, feels cry my self. Hope you may physically live somewhere in the world and virtually you lives in our heart.

Can't digest... Swarnam is nothing but gold. Her golden voice lives till Tamil lives. She is not passed away. She lives ever in the hearts of people like me. I love her and her voice. I salute her for her service to Tamil. Why God failed to save her? Is there no God?

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.

She was the wonderful singer.
She had very good and different voice.

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16 P. Jayachandran

Great singer who was sidelined by other great

He is a great singer no doubt of that

One of the best singer ever

Singer who sing with perfect feel

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17 Chinmayi

She have a magic in her voice!

The one with a voice that attracts everyone

She is the best singer in India

Shes one of the best sngr in south

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18 Nithyasree 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

Gods gift voice

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


19 Rajesh Krishnan

I like his voice because he is all rounder

Your voice like spb sir voice...and over 3500 songs in kannada first singer rajesh sir

Superb voice, awesome figure, fantastic singing,

Voice is equal to SPB sir voice

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20 Unni Krishnan

He owned a wonderful voice

Superb Singer...He sung the song without hurting words...

He is able to sing melodiously both in high and low pitch. Further pronounciation is also too good.

He is the best singer
he is the legendry singer

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21 Sujatha

She has very sweet voice. She is undoubtedly the best in 1990 to 2010 in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu. She has recorded more songs in Hindi films also... Great singer

Sujatha needs to be in top 10. One of greatest playback singer in south India.

Sujatha completed more than 35 years in her carrier... Hats off... - BAIJUMICHAEL

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

Her pronunciation of the lyrics excellent. Superlative voice.

Super singer

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22 Rajkumar

First Superstar actor cum Singer to have won a National award for his singing.

The unique actor in the world who could sing in almost all his own movies

Fantastic singer. Could sing all genres. Filled songs with lots of emotions.

Annavru, the greatest talent & personality in Indian cinema. He acted & sung only in Kannada movies. That's the reason less people's know him I guess. Apart from singing & acting he was a great yoga practitioner. Miss u sir...

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23 Saindhavi

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.

Saindhavi is have lovely voice!

Hi saindhavi mam I your voice so much. It is touching my heart

Saindhavi mam I like your voice so much. It is touching my heart

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24 Ilaiyaraaja

His voice is also good


25 LR 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.

No one has voice like LR Eswari

Greate singer..Her style and way she sings no one can touch

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26 Harini

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...

Her duet songs with Hariji are super hits...

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

27 Naresh Iyer

I wish god to give and flower his blessings on you my dear friend my wish is friend you do wonders in your life and fly in the haven of music because you know my friend is not easy to make people to happy I think god feel proud of you and you will be the inspression thank you dear

Has a great involvement in his singing...

Superb singer ever

No words to describe your voice such a sweet voice I love you naresh God bless you for your future and all the best you what to live long time and give us your sweet voice
This is my second time I am posting my vote

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28 Anuradha Paudwal

I like anuradha padwal song

I like your songs so please come to Silanka.

I like to much mem songs I pra god mem letbe happy

29 Pragathi Guruprasad

Has mesmerizing voice sang in Osaka osaka song from Vanakam Chennai

She is sch a good singer
It is nice to say pragathi's song
Make us fell pleasant
Keep rocking pragathi!

30 Vijay Vijay Joseph Vijay, better known mononymously as Vijay, is an Indian film actor and playback singer who works in Tamil cinema and his films dubbed into Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Mandarin Chinese. He is one of the highest paid actors in Tamil cinema.

This list is for singers. If he wants to be on this list then put him last. Too many singers are better than Vijay

Just because you are a fan of him doesn't mean he has the 29th best voice. He's not better than Anirudh. No way lol

Wonderful singer.. No words 2 describe his talents

He is best acter in the cinima filed and he best singer also in the cinima filed

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31 Geetha Madhuri

She is best and good singer

She is a beautiful singer I like her voice

Top female Singer in Telugu industry

She is sweetest

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32 Vijay Yesudas
33 Anirudh Ravichander

Unbelievable creates magic to the fans

Probably among the top 10 singers of the 21st century

You are the best singer in the world

The best music director

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34 M. S. Subbulakshmi
35 Mano

He is a super singer

Excellent singer. I think he is top5 male singers in 1980

Very wonderful swinger

Very talented singer

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36 Yuvan Shankar Raja Yuvan Shankar Raja Yuvan Shankar Raja is an Indian singer-songwriter, film score and soundtrack composer, and occasional lyricist from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Marvelous singer! I'm an addict 2 his voice...

The greatest singer in Tamil cinema.. All time

The greatest talented singer

No one in industry have this kind of voice.
This mans voice takes you to a different world.

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37 Revanth

Superb singer

Rock star and spicy singer

Good singer

38 Sunitha Upadrashta

Queen of female singers

Great and humble singer

She is Top singer

Very good singer

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39 S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

Sir I love your voice you are the best singer in the world

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

40 Shweta Mohan

Currently the best singer in industry.

She is a very best singer

Crystal clear voice of your song

Best singer fit for 1 st place

41 Devi Sri Prasad

Only rock that's all

Awesome singer

Best singer

D S P is is top 1 singer his all songs is rock,
and hitt

42 Shankar Mahadevan

Such a top class singer in tamil

I like sir

43 Anuradha Sriram

Anuradha aunty is just awesome.

I like the singer

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'.

44 Unni Menon

This is not the right place for him

Pudhu vellai malai is best of all songs I have heard. My vote goes to unnimenon sir

45 M. G. Sreekumar

Great singer I love him

The "ace" singer


46 Sumangali
47 Ranjith

Ranjith your voice so good keep rocking bro

Ranjith has bind blowing energy to sing, I like him a lot

Superb voice ranjith especially my love is gone song will ever and ever touches our heart and all other songs of urs r great

He is looking hand some and well experience I love his songs verry much.

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48 Vineeth Sreenivasan

His sings lovely songs...

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

She has excellent voice, her voice is like swarnalatha

Her voice is like swarnalatha amma. So u try to sing like her voice.

She has diff voice like janaki ji

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