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.

Best singer in the world

He is wonderful Singer

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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...

My favorite singer I love hari sir voice very much

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3 SP Balasubramaniam

The great legend spb sir

Simply the best singer.

Spb sir is the indian no1singer

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...

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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.

Mother Nature given the most talented singer is s.janaki Amma the talented an singing machine

SHE Is the best melody queen of India

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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.

Melody queen

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.

Marvelous singer of india

Shreya ghoshal is intelligent but inhumanity girl

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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 the best

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

Her vocal range is unbelievable.. The best singer

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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

Unmatchable. Million centuries ahead of others.

World number 1 singer hat's off


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.

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9 TM Sowntharajan

Amazing singer of India...

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.

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!

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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.

All of her songs are hits...

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The Contenders

11 Vijay Prakash

His voice is very base I like it

Super singer in india

His voice is amazing

Out standing

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12 Vani Jayaram

Clear Voice with good expressions

Vani Amma is melody queen

She is a versatile singer and has perfect diction.

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

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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.

He is one of the Childs of Music. Ever Voice of his Youthness and Magical Vocal. The Awesome singing Machine simply. His Singing range is Unbelievable and Mind blowing performer.

My boss



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14 PB Srinivasan

He is legendry singer all time

Pbs is an all yime great melody king


15 Swarnalatha


Unique voice

If any God is for voice, then it will be she.

No one can beat her voice in this world

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16 P. Jayachandran

Great singer who was sidelined by other great

Singer who sing with perfect feel

He is the melody King of the South...Such a refreshing voice

He is a great singer no doubt of that

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17 Chinmayi

Super I love your voice

Nice voice very soulful

Shes one of the best sngr in south

She have a magic in her voice!

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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 Unni Krishnan

He have a awesome voice and am really fell down for his involvement in music, and also he is really a good hearted and good human being am really lucky to have him as my music teacher am really liked songs of you sung
Thanks sir thanks a lot

He is the best singer
he is the legendry singer

He owned a wonderful voice

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

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20 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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21 Sujatha

Super singer

Beautiful voice

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

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22 Rajkumar

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...

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.

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23 Ilaiyaraaja

His voice is also good


24 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

Congratulation to become great and best ever play back singer. Ag, asmp your lovely fans.

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25 LR Eswari

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

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

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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 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!

29 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

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.

Semma aaa singer


You are my best hero and your voice is good

He is as cute and talented singer as an cute actor. I like his voice too much. He should be in top 10 list

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31 Geetha Madhuri

Her voice is so cute

Super voice

The best soul...with the best voice

She is sweetest

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32 Anirudh Ravichander

I have nil content to say about music with me,but his songs, vocal, composition and the melody, crunch and rawness he brings out is ANIRUDH. Appearing SIMPLE but sounds AMPLE.

The best music director

Unbelievable creates magic to the fans

Probably among the top 10 singers of the 21st century

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33 M. S. Subbulakshmi

How is it that an eminent singer of Indian Carnatic Music and the first musician to get the Bharat Ratna, not in the top 10? The Ignorance of people these days is simply pathetic.

34 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.

Deivam is always number 1 Yuvan is most marvelous singer & music director

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

The greatest singer in Tamil cinema.. All time

The greatest talented singer

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35 Vijay Yesudas


36 Mano

Very talented singer

Very wonderful swinger

He is a super singer

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

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37 Sunitha Upadrashta

Great and humble singer

Queen of female singers

She is Top singer

Very good singer

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38 Revanth

The best person

Rock star and spicy singer

Superb singer

Good singer

39 Shankar Mahadevan

Such a top class singer in tamil

I like sir

40 Sumangali
41 Shweta Mohan

Currently the best singer in industry.

Crystal clear voice of your song

She is a very best singer

Best singer fit for 1 st place

42 Devi Sri Prasad

Awesome singer

Only rock that's all

Best singer

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

43 Sonu Nigam Sonu Nigam Sonu Nigam is an Indian playback singer, live performer, host and actor. He sings in Hindi and Kannada language films.
44 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.

45 Anuradha Sriram

I like the singer

Anuradha aunty is just awesome.

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'.

46 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

47 M. G. Sreekumar

The "ace" singer

Great singer I love him


48 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

49 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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50 Vineeth Sreenivasan

His sings lovely songs...

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