List of Indian playback singers

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This is a list of Indian playback singers. The list is alphabetized by first name.

Notes:

Male playback singers[edit]

Name Languages Years active Highest Award received
Akshaya Mohanty Oriya, Bengali 1957–2002 Jayadeva Award
Ali Zafar Hindi, Urdu 2003–present Lux Style Award[1]
Alphons Joseph Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi 2002–present Vijay Music Award[2]
Amit Kumar Bollywood and regional film playback in Hindi, Bengali, Oriya 1965–present Filmfare Award(1981)
Amit Trivedi Hindi 2001–present National Film Award
Anuj Gurwara Telugu, Hindi 2009–present Filmfare Award 2009,
Anupam Roy Bengali 2010–present
Anwar Hindi, Urdu 1979–present
Abhijeet Sawant Hindi 2005–present
Arijit Singh Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali etc. 2007–present Filmfare Best Playback Singer
Babbu Maan Hindi, Punjabi 1999–present
Benny Dayal Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali 2002-present RD Burman Award for New Music Talent
Babul Supriyo Hindi, Bengali 1994–present
Bhimsen Joshi Hindi, Kannada, Marathi Bhajans 1941-2011 *Bharat Ratna
Bhupen Hazarika Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, English 1942–2011 Padma Vibhusan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Bhupinder Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Oriya 1964–2000
Blaaze English, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam 2002–present
Biju Narayanan Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu 1993–present
Chetan Sosca Kannada, Telugu, Tamil 2001–present 2 Fimfares
Clinton Cerejo Hindi, Tamil, Telugu 1999–present
Devan Ekambaram Tamil, Telugu, Kannada 1999–present
Daler Mehndi Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil 1995–present
Dhanush Tamil 2011–present
G. Venugopal Malayalam, Tamil 1986–present 3 Kerala State Awards
Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi 1942–1974. singer of Telugu cinema Padma Shri
Gurdas Maan Punjabi, Hindi 1983–present
Hariharan Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi 1977–present Padma Shri
Hemant Kumar Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Oriya 1937–1989 Filmfare (1954)
Himesh Reshammiya Hindi, Tamil 2000–present Filmfare awards (2005)
Jagjit Singh Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi 1965–2011 Padma Bhushan
Jassie Gift Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu 2004–present
Jayachandran Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi 1964–present National Award
Kailash Kher Hindi, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu 2003–present
Kamal Haasan Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, English 1983–present
Karthik Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi 1999–present 5 Filmfare South Awards
Kishore Kumar Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Oriya and other languages 1946–1987 8 Filmfare Awards
KK Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, English 1996–present Star Screen Award
K. J. Yesudas Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tulu, English, French, German, Russian, Arabic, Malay, Sanskrit, Latin 1960–present Padma Bhushan (2002, 7 National Awards, 7 Filmfare Awards, 43 State Awards
Kozhikode Abdul Kader Malayalama 1951–1973
Krishna Beura Hindi, Oriya[3] since 2004
K. L. Saigal Hindi, Urdu, Bengali 1932–1947
Kumar Sanu Hindi, Marathi, Angika, Assamese, Bengali, Punjabi, Oriya, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Urdu, Nepali 1989–present Padma Shri (2009),5 Filmfare Awards (1991-1995), Maharashtra Ratna (2014), Mahanayak Samman lifetime achievement: As Bengali Playback singer, Channel V award for Best Male Playback, IIFA Award for Best Male Playback, Zee Gold Awards,2 Anandalok Awards (1998-1999),2 BFJA Award (1996-1997), Screen Award for Best Male Playback
Kunal Ganjawala Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali 2002–present Zee Cine Award
Lucky Ali Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Urdu 1999–present Filmfare Award
M. G. Sreekumar Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu 1984–present Two National Awards
Madhu Balakrishnan Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu 1999–present Kerala State Film Award
Mahendra Kapoor Hindi, Panjabi, Oriya, Urdu 1956–2008 3 Filmfares
Malaysia Vasudevan Tamil, Telugu 1960–2011 Kalaimamani Award
Manikka Vinayagam Tamil, Telugu 2001–present
Manna Dey Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Oriya, Urdu, Marathi 1942–2013 Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2007)
Mano Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada 1987–present
Master Saleem Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada 1990–present
Mika Singh Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu 1998–present
Mohammed Rafi Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujrati, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Telugu, Sindhi, Assamese, Kannada, Tamil 1944–1980 Padma Shri, 6 Filmfare Awards, National Film Awards
Mohammed Aziz Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Oriya 1985–present
Mukesh Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese 1940–1976 4 Filmfare Awards, National Film Award
Mynampati Sreeram Chandra Telugu 2005–present Indian Idol 5 winner
Mohit Chauhan (EkramulHaque ) Hindi, English, Pahadi, Bengali 2002–present Filmfare Award
Naresh Iyer Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada 2005–present National Film Award
Nitin Mukesh Hindi, Urdu, Bengali 1970–2004
Yo Yo Honey Singh Hindi,Punjabi,English 2009–present Filmfare Award
Navin Prabhakar Hindi
P. B. Sreenivas Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, English 1950–2013
Pankaj Mullick Hindi, Urdu, Bengali Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Pankaj Udhas Hindi, Urdu 1980–present Padma Shri
Pradip Somasundaran Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu 1993–present Lata Mangeshkar Award
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Hindi 2004– Filmfare Award
Rajesh Krishnan Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and in about 15 languages Aryabhata award
Rajkumar Kannada 1965–200 Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Remo Fernandes Konkani, Hindi, English, Kannada, Telugu
Roop Kumar Rathod Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali 1992–present
Rupam Islam Bengali, Hindi 2007–present National Award
Silambarasan Tamil, Telugu 2002–present
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi, Tulu, Gondi 1966–present Padma Bhushan, 6 National Awards


S. P. B. Charan Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi 1998–present
Saandip Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil 2000–present
Sandeep Khurana English, Hindi 2000–present
Shaan Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam 1989–present 2 Filmfares
Shabbir Kumar Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Assami, Rajasthani 1980–present
Shailender Singh Hindi, Urdu 1975–1997
Shankar Mahadevan Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi 1998–present National Film Award
Sudesh Bhosle Hindi, Marathi,Bengali, Nepali, Oriya 1988–present Mother Teresa Millennium Award (2008)
Suraj Jagan Hindi, Telugu 2007–present Max Stardust Award
Sonu Nigam Hindi, Kannada, Nepali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Oriya, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam,Bengali 1990–present 2 Filmfares
Sriram Parthasarathy Tamil, Telugu 2001–present Tamil Nadu State Film Award
Sukhwinder Singh Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi 1986–present Filmfare Award
Suresh Wadkar Hindi, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Urdu 1978–present
Talat Mahmood Hindi, Urdu, Bengali 1945–1997 Padma Bhushan
T. M. Soundararajan Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi 1946–2013 Padma Shri
Udit Narayan Hindi, Kannada, Nepali, Angika, Telugu, Tamil, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Urdu, Oriya, Malayalam 1980–present Padma Shri (2009), 3 National Awards, 5 Filmfare Awards
Unni Menon Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada 1981–present
Unnikrishnan Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada 1995–present 2 National Awards
Vijay Yesudas Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi 2000–present Kerala State Award
Joseph Vijay Tamil 1994–present
Vijay Prakash Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil 2004–present Star Vijay Award
Vineeth Sreenivasan Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada 2002–present
Tochi Raina Hindi 2008–present
Zubeen Garg Assamese, Hindi, English, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Oriya, Nepali, Marathi, Manipuri, Urdu and other tribal languages like Mishing, Karbi, Tiwa, Deuri, Rabha 1991–present Stardust Awards for New Musical Sensation (Male) for Ya Ali (Gangster) (2006)

Actors who have contributed to playback singing[edit]

Composers who have done playback singing[edit]

Lyricists and songwriters who have done playback singing[edit]

Female playback singers[edit]

Name Languages Years active Major awards
Alisha Chinai Hindi, Telugu, Kannada 1988–Present Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Kajra Re" from the film Bunty Aur Babli
Alka Yagnik Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Oriya, Gujarati, Nepali, Assamese, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Urdu, Bhojpuri, English 1979–present Dr. Ambedkar National Award, Two National Film Awards, seven Filmfare Awards, two IIFA Awards, four Bollywood Movie Awards, two BJFA Award, one Sansui Award, three Zee Cine Awards, three Screen Awards, one GIFA Award, one MTV Immies, one Videocon Award, BBC- Asia Pacific nomination
Alka Ajith Malayalam, Tamil 2011 – present
Amirbai Karnataki Hindi, Urdu 1945–1961
Andrea Jeremiah Tamil, English 2007–present
Antara Mitra Hindi, Bengali, English 2007–present
Anupama Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, French 1992–present
Anupama Deshpande Hindi, Telugu, English, Tamil, Oriya 1984–2002 One Filmfare Award
Anuradha Paudwal Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Nepali 1973–present Mother Teresa Lifetime Achievement Award, four Filmfare Awards, one National Award
Anuradha Sriram Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam 1993–present ITFA for the Best Playback Singer for the movie Gemini (2002)
Anushka Manchanda Hindi, Telugu, Tamil 2006–present
Aarti Mukherji Benagli, Hindi etc.
Asha Bhosle Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, English, Russian, Czech, Nepali, Malay, Malayalam, Konkani, Oriya and other languages 1943–present. In 2011 Guinness World Records listed her name for having maximum number of song recordings. Padma Vibhushan, two National Awards, seven Filmfare Award (plus Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award), two MTV Awards, Dada Saheb Phalke Award
Banumathi Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada 1941–2006 Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan
Bhavatharini Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada 1995–present National Award in 2001 for the song "Mayil Pola" from Bharathi
B. R. Chaya Kannada 1977–present two Karnataka State Awards
Bela Shende Marathi, Hindi, Tamil and Urdu 1999–present RAPA National Award, Raja Mantri Smruti Award, Nargis Dutt Award
Bombay Jayashri Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada 1982–present Sangeeta Kalasarathy Award, Tamil Nadu State Award, Kalaimamani Award, M. S. Subbulakshmi Puraskar Award, Sangeeta Choodamani Award, Yuva Kala Bharathi Award
Chaitra H. G. Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Konkani, English 2002–present State Award, Udaya Award, Rotary Young Achiever Award
Charulatha Mani Tamil, Kannada 2002–present
Chinmayi Telugu, Tamil, Hindi 2002–present Two Tamil Nadu State Awards, two Filmfare South Awards, two Vijay Awards, South Indian International Movie Awards, two Thirai Isai Viruthugal awards, The Times Film Award
Chitra Singh Hindustani, Bengali 1965–present
Deepa Miriam Tamil, Malayalam 2005–present Filmfare Award for "Kangal Irandaal" from Subramaniapuram
Dominique Cerejo Hindi, Tamil 2000–present
Falguni Pathak Hindustani, Gujarati 1988–present
Gayatri Asokan Malayalam 1998–present Kerala State Film Award for Enthe Nee Kanna from 'Sasneham Sumithra'
Gayatri Iyer (Gayatri Ganjawala) Hindi, Telugu 1996–present
Geeta Dutt Hindi, Bengali 1946–1971
Geeta Madhuri Telugu, Tamil 2006 –present Film Fare Award,Nandi Award, Maa TV Award, South Scope Award
Harshdeep Kaur Hindi, Punjabi, English 2001– present Winner of Junoon Kuchh Kar Dikhane Ka, Mtv Video GaGa Contest and Big Star IMA Awards. Nominated for Gima Awards, Stardust Awards, AV Max Awards, Big Star IMA Awards
Hard Kaur Hindi 1995–present
Harini Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi 1995–present Two Tamil Nadu State Awards
Harini Ravi Tamil 2009–present
Hema Sardesai Hindi 1989–present
Hemlata Bengali, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Haryanvi, Rajasthani, Marwari, Brij Bhasha, Gujarati, Marathi, Sindhi, Oriya, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Konkani, Dogri, Multani, Saraiki, Garhwali, Bundeli, Nepali, Arabi, Farsi, Urdu, Sanskrit, Prakrit, English, French, Mauritius, African, Italian, Zulu, Dutch,Hindi 1968–present Filmfare Award
Ila Arun Hindi, Tamil, Telugu 1993–present Filmfare Award
Jaspinder Narula Hindi, Punjabi Filmfare Award, Star Screen Award
Jency Anthony Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada 1966–present
Jikki Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada 1964–2000
Jyotsna Radhakrishnan Malayalam 1998–present Lux-Asianet Film Award
Kavita Subramaniam (Kavita Krishnamurthy) Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Nepali, Gujarati 1980–present Padma Shri, four Filmfare Awards, Yesudas Award, Priyadarshini Award, Kishore Kumar Award, two Bollywood Awards, two Zee Cine Awards, one Star Screen Award
K. S. Chithra (referred to as Chitra) Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Oriya, Hindi, Bengali, English, Russian, German, Arabic, Tulu, Sinhalese, Assamese, Punjabi, Nepali 1983–present. Won highest national awards by any female playback singer.Holds the record of winning 11 Kerala state film awards consecutively. Won highest number of Kerala state film awards by any female playback singer.
  • Padma Shri
  • six National Awards
  • 15 Kerala State Awards
  • nine Andhra Pradesh State Awards
  • four Tamil Nadu State Awards
  • three Karnataka State Awards
  • one Orissa state award
  • five FilmFare Awards
  • Tamil Nadu government Kalaimamani Award
  • MTV Video Music Award
  • IMMIES (2003) for best playback singer in Hindi films
  • Bollywood Film Award for best playback singer (2004)
  • Gamma Indian Music Award
  • Malaysian awards four times
  • seven Ujala Asianet film awards
  • seven Mathrubhumi film awards
  • Star Screen Award for best playback singer in Hindi(1998)
Lata Mangeshkar Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali, Oriya, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Gujarati, Punjabi, Assamese, Konkani, Urdu, Sanskrit, Rajsthani, Bhojpuri, Englis, Nepali 1941–current
  • Bharat Ratna
  • Padma Vibhushan
  • Padma Bhushan
  • Dada Saheb Phalke Award
  • Knight of the Legion of Honour
  • 3 National Awards
  • 15 Bengal Film Journalist Association Awards
  • 7 Filmfare Awards
  • 3 Maharashtra State Awards, Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra Ratna Award
  • Swarbharti Award
  • Noor Jahan Award
  • Hakim Khan Sur Award
  • NTR National Award
  • ANR Award
  • Forever Indian Award
  • Best Playback Singer of the Millennium Award
  • Raj Lakshmi Award
  • Pride of India – Kala Sarswati Award
  • Avadh Sanmaan
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards
L. R. Eswari Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi 1959–present Six Tamil Nadu State Awards, six Andhra Pradesh State Awards, four Karnataka state awards
Madhushree Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali 2001–present
Mahalaxmi Iyer Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, English, Assamese, French, Marathi and other languages 1997–present
Mahathi Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada 2003–present Kerala State Award for Classical Singing in Youth Festival; "Bala Bhaskara" Award from VDS Arts Academy, Chennai
Malgudi Subha Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi 1988–present
Mamta Sharma Hindi 2010–present Two Annual Start Screen Award, one Apsara Award
Manjari Malayalam, Tamil 2004–present Kerala State Award
Megha Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam 2007–present
Minmini Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi 1988–present
Monali Thakur Hindi, Tamil, Bengali 2006–present
Mubarak Begum Hindi, Urdu 1955–1968
Nandita Das Kannada, Oriya, Hindi
Neha Kakkar Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada 2006–present
Neha Rajpal (Nehha Rajpal) née 'Chandna' . Hindi, Marathi, Gujrati, Sindhi, Chattisgadi, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, 1995–present Reality Show winner of highly acclaimed Zee TV Saregamapa 'Popular Choice series'- 2004. Winner of prestigious award 'Zee Gaurav Puraskar' as 'Best Playback Singer – Female' for song 'Phulnara Mausam tu' from film 'Mukkam post london' – year 2008. Reality TV Judge for first season of musical singing competition show “Gaurav Maharashtracha” on ETV Marathi
Nihira Joshi Hindi, Marathi 2004–present
Nithyasree Mahadevan Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Sinhalese, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Marathi 1997–present Yuva Kala Bharathi Award, Kalaimamani Award, Innisai Maamani Award by Tamil Nadu Government
Noor Jehan Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi 1930–1998 Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Malika-e-Tarannum
P. Leela Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Sinhalese 1949–2000 Kerala State Award; Kalaimamani title by Tamil Nadu government
P. Madhuri Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil 1965–present Two Kerala State Awards
P. Susheela Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Marathi, Sinhalese, Tulu, Sanskrit 1951–present
  • Padma Bhushan
  • five National Awards
  • seven Andhra Pradesh State Awards
  • three Tamil Nadu State Awards
  • two Kerala State Awards
  • Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Doctorate from Andhra University
  • raghupathi venkaiah award for lifetime Achievement
  • Devarajan Sangeetha Award
Palak Muchhal Hindi and other 16 Indian languages 1997–present
Pop Shalini (Shalini Singh) Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi 1995–present
Prashanthini Tamil, Telugu 2007–present
Priya Himesh Tamil, Telugu, Kannada 2007 – present Filmfare Award for "Ringa Ringa" from Arya 2
Priyadarshini Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Sanskrit 2003–present
Rajkumari Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi 1949–1977
Ramakrishna V. Telugu 1960–1980
Reena Bhardwaj Tamil, Telugu, Hindi 2003–present
Rekha Bhardwaj Hindi 1997–present Filmfare Award for "Gendha Phool" from Delhi-6. Wife of composer and film maker Vishal Bhardwaj
Richa Sharma Hindi 2000–present Bollywood Movie Award
Rimy Tomy Malayalam, Telugu 2000–present
Ruma Guha Thakurta Bengali, Hindi 1944–present Bharat Nirman, Soviet Land Nehru Peace Award.
S. Janaki Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Oriya, Tulu, Saurashtra, English, Japanese, Baduga, German, Simhala, Bengali, Sanskrit, others 1957–present. Record holder to achieve national award in the combination of three south Indian Languages Tamil,Telugu,Malayalam, Only female playback singer to won morethan 30 Indian state awards and the only singer who can be able to sing like a child, old lady and a young man.
  • Padmabushan
  • 4 National Awards
  • 13 Kerala State Awards
  • 14 Andhra Pradesh State Awards
  • 7 Tamil Nadu State Awards
  • 4 Karnataka State Awards
  • 1 Orissa State Award
  • Doctorate from Mysore University
  • Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for morethan 6 times
  • Silver lotus award
  • Sur Singer fellowship
  • Kalaimaamani Award from Tamil Nadu
  • Cinema Achiever Award from Karnataka
  • Sangeetha Ganga Gayana Award
  • Sangeetha Rathna by Sangeetha Kalavedika
  • Singer of the Century Award, Bharathidas Award
  • Madhavapeddi Sathyam Award
  • Special Jury Swaralaya K J Yesudas Award
  • Geeta Dutt Award from Andhra Pradesh
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from Kerala
  • Vijay award (2007)
  • PSuseela Award (2007)
  • Evergreen voice of Indian cinema from Vijaytv (2012)
  • Lifetime Achievement award by Maa music Awards (2013)
  • Lifetime achievement award from Udaya film Awards (2013)
S. P. Sailaja Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam 1968–2002
Sadhana Sargam Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malyalam, Gujrathi, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Bhojpuri,Ahirani, Assamassi, Kumaowni, Sindhi, Marwadi, Dogri, Bodo, Kashmiri, Manipuri, Sandhali, English, Oriya, Tulu, Konkani, Gharwali, Maithili, Bengali, Punjabi, Oriya, Urdu, Nepali 1982–present
  • 2 National Awards
  • 5 Maharashtra State Awards
  • 3 Filmfare South Awards
  • 1 Zee Cine Award 2003
  • one Star Screen Award 2002
  • one Chitrapati V.Shantaram Award
  • 4 Maharashtra Times Sanman
  • one Zee Marathi Gaurav
  • one Vitusco Award
  • one Dinakaran Award
  • 3 Sanskruti KalaDarpan Awards
  • Swar Sadhana Award
  • 5 Prajsarojini Film Darpan Honours
  • Madhya Pradesh Government's Lata Mangeshkar Award 2004, 2005
  • Sahyadri Konkan Swar Ratna Award
  • Kalakaar Award
  • Chitra Ratna Award
  • Swar Vaibhav Award
  • Sur Samradni Award
Samantha Edwards English, Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, etc. 1990–present
Sandhya Mukherjee Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, etc. 1931–present Banga-Vibhushan, the highest civilian honour in West Bengal in 2011.
Sanjivani
(Sanjeevani Bhelande)
Hindi, Marathi,Nepali,Gujarati, Telugu,Bengali,English 1998-present Best playback singer Ashirwad award for Chori chori nazrein mili film Kareeb.Filmfare and screen award nominee for song Churalo na dil mera sanam,First winner of Zee TV Saregama 1995,Best singer award for Gujarati song ekal dokal from film 'man moti ne kaanch'. Author and music composer of album and book 'Meera and me' with foreword by Mahesh Bhatt. Music director and singer for bhajans on www.rajshrisoul.com. Performed over 1000 live concerts of old songs in India and USA. Tribute shows of songs of Vyjayanthimala,Waheeda RehmanLata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle
Santha P. Nair Malayalam 1951–1967
Saindhavi Tamil, Telugu, Kannada 2001–present
Shamshad Begum Hindi, Urdu, Panjabi 1941–1968
Sapna Mukherjee Hindi 1985–present 1 Filmfare Award
Shalmali Kholgade Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali 2012–present
  • 1 Filmfare Award (2 Nominations)
  • 1 Star Screen Award (2 Nominations)
  • 1 Zee Cine Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Award
Shamshad Begum Hindi, Urdu, Panjabi 1941–1968
Sharda Rajan Iyengar Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarathi 1965–1986 Two Filmfare Awards, one Gujarat State Award
Shilpa Rao Hindi, Tamil 2003–present Star Screen Award (2008)
Sharda Sinha Hindi, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Angika 1952–present Recipient of the Padma Shri for her contribution to music
Shreya Ghoshal Hindi, Angika, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Urdu, Oriya, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Assamese, Nepali, Gujarati, Konkani 2002–present see List of awards and nominations received by Shreya Ghoshal
Shruti Pathak Hindi, Urdu 2004–present Nominated for Filmfare Awards and Star Screen Awards
Shubha Mudgal Hindi, Tamil 1996–present
Shweta Mohan Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada 1999–present Kerala State Award, Filmfare Award, Asianet Film Award, Vanitha Film Award, Film Critics Award, Sunfeast Isai Aruvi Award
Shweta Pandit Hindi 1999–present Youngest Playback singer in Bollywood with 5 songs in Mohabbatein at the age of 12 as a female lead singer
Sona Mohapatra Hindi, Oriya 2005–Present [Ambarsariya-Fukrey,Mujhe Kya Bechega Rupaiya, Ghar Yaad Aata Hai Mujhe-Satyamev Jayate (TV Series[4])]
Sonu Kakkar Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, 2002–present MTV IMMIES Award for her song Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo
Sowmya Raoh Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi 1993–present
Srilekha Parthasarathy Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam 2002–present
Sudha Malhotra Hindi 1954–1982
Sujatha Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada 1977–present Three Tamil Nadu State Awards, three Kerala State Awards, Swaralaya Yesudas Award (2009), Film Critics Award 11 times, two Asianet Film Awards, Dinakaran Award, Cinema Express Award, Vanitha Award, Mathrubhoomi Award, Raju Pilakkad Film Award, Best female singer award in Gulf Malayalam Music Awards (2008)
Sulakshana Pandit Hindi 1967–1998 Filmfare Award
Suman Kalyanpur Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Rajasthani, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi, Urdu 1954–1981
Sushma Shrestha Hindi, Nepali, Marathi 1971–present
Sunita Telugu, Tamil, Kannada 1995–present Six Andhra Pradesh State Awards, one Filmfare Award South
Sunitha Sarathy Tamil, Telugu, Hindi 2002–present
Sunidhi Chauhan Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Urdu, Punjabi, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya 2000–present Two Filmfare Awards, one Filmfare R. D. Burman Award, one Zee Cine Award, two IIFA Awards, two Star Screen Awards, Bigstar Entertainment Singer of the Decade Award, Global Indian Music Award
Suraiya Hindi, Urdu about 1942–1965
Suvi Suresh Tamil, Hindi, Kannada
Suzanne D'Mello Tamil, Telugu, Hindi 1994–present
Swarnalatha Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Badaga, Bengali, Oriya, Nepali, Marathi 1987–2010 One National Award, two Tamil Nadu state Awards, six Filmfare Awards, one Andhra Pradesh Nandhi Award, Tamil Nadu Government Kalaimamani Award, Cinema Express Awards, Dinakaran Awards, Vijay TV Awards
Tanvi Shah Tamil, Telugu, Hindi 2004–present Grammy Award winner for the soundtrack Jai Ho
Tulsi Kumar Hindi
Usha Telugu 1999–present Three Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards
Usha Khanna Hindi, Urdu, Oriya 1960–present
Usha Mangeshkar Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Gujrati, Bengali, Nepali, Oriya 1954–present Maharashtra State Award, Bengal Film Journalist Association Award
Usha Uthup Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Assamese, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, English, Russian, Czech, Nepali, Malay, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya 1966–present Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Purashkar Award, Mahila Shiromoni Purashkar Award, Channel V Award, The People's Support Award
Vaishali Samant Marathi, Hindi 2000–present Rapa Award for Aika Dajiba, MTV Asia Music Awards (Singapore), Sangeetkar Ram Kadam Award (2005), Alpha Gaurav Puraskar, Kalabhushan Puraskar, Mata Sanmaan Puraskar (2007 and 2008), Zee Talkies Award (2009)
Vani Jairam Hindustani, Marathi, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Hariyanvi, Oriya, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada 1971–present Sursingar Samsad Tansen Award, three National Awards, one Filmfare Award (for Meeraa), Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa state awards, Tamil Nadu government Life Time Achievement Award and Kalaimamani Award
Vasundhara Das Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada 1994–present

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