List of Indian playback singers

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


Female playback singers[edit]

Name Languages Years active Source
Alisha Chinai Hindi, Telugu, Kannada 1988–Present
Alka Ajith Malayalam, Tamil 2011 – present
Alka Yagnik Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Odia, Gujarati, Nepali, Assamese, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Urdu, Bhojpuri, English 1980–present
Amirbai Karnataki Hindi, Urdu 1945–1961
Andrea Jeremiah Tamil, English 2007–present
Anupama Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, French english 1992–present
Anupama Deshpande Hindi, Telugu, English, Tamil, Odia 1984–2002
Anuradha Bhat Kannada 2006–present
Anuradha Paudwal Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Nepali 1973–present
Anuradha Sriram Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam 1993–present
Anushka Manchanda Hindi, Telugu, Tamil 2006–present
Aarti Mukherji Benagli, Hindi etc.
Asha Bhosle Telugu, Hindi,Urdu, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, English, Russian, Czech, Nepali, Malay, Malayalam, Konkani, Oriya and other languages 1943–present.
Banumathi Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada 1941–2006
Bhavatharini Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada 1995–present
B. R. Chaya Kannada 1977–present
Bela Shende Marathi, Hindi, Tamil and Urdu 1999–present
Bombay Jayashri Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada 1982–present
Chaitra H. G. Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Konkani, English 2002–present
Charulatha Mani Tamil, Kannada 2002–present
Chinmayi Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada 2002–present
Chitra Singh Hindustani, Bengali, Urdu 1965–present
Deepa Miriam Tamil, Malayalam 2005–present
Dominique Cerejo Hindi, Tamil 2000–present
Falguni Pathak Hindustani, Gujarati 1988–present
Gayatri Asokan Malayalam 1998–present
Gayatri Iyer (Gayatri Ganjawala) Hindi, Telugu 1996–present
Geeta Dutt Hindi, Bengali 1946–1971
Geeta Madhuri Telugu, Tamil 2006 –present
Harshdeep Kaur Hindi, Punjabi, English 2001– present
Hard Kaur Hindi 1995–present
Harini Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi 1995–present
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
Ila Arun Hindi, Tamil, Telugu 1993–present
Jaspinder Narula Hindi, Punjabi
Jency Anthony Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada 1966–present
Jikki Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada 1964–2000
Jonita Gandhi Hindi 2014–present
Jyotsna Radhakrishnan Malayalam 1998–present
Kanika Kapoor Hindi, Punjabi 2012–present
Kanan Devi Bengali,Hindi 1931-1956
Kavita Subramaniam (Kavita Krishnamurthy) Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Nepali, Gujarati, Bengali, English, Assamese, Bhojpuri 1980–present
K. S. Chithra (referred to as Chitra) Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Oriya, Hindi, Bengali, English, Russian, German, Arabic, Tulu, Sinhalese, Assamese, Punjabi, Nepali 1979–present.
Lata Mangeshkar Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali, Oriya, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Gujarati, Punjabi, Konkani, Urdu, Sanskrit, Rajasthani, Bhojpuri, English, Nepali 1941–current
L. R. Eswari Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi 1959–present
Madhushree Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali 2001–present
Mahalaxmi Iyer Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, English, Assamese, French, Marathi and other languages 1997–present
Mahathi Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada 2003–present
Malgudi Subha Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi 1988–present
Mamta Sharma Hindi 2010–present
Manjari Malayalam, Tamil 2004–present
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
Nanditha Kannada, Odia, Tamil, Hindi
Neeti Mohan Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, English, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada
Neha Kakkar Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada 2006–present
Neha Rajpal (Nehha Rajpal) née 'Chandna' . Hindi, Marathi, Gujrati, Sindhi, Chattisgadi, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, 1995–present
Nihira Joshi Hindi, Marathi 2004–present
Nithyasree Mahadevan Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Sinhalese, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Marathi 1997–present
Noor Jehan Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi 1930–1998
P. Leela Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Sinhalese 1949–2000
P. Madhuri Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil 1965–present
P. Susheela Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Marathi, Sinhalese, Tulu, Sanskrit 1951–present
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
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
Richa Sharma Hindi 2000–present
Rimy Tomy Malayalam, Telugu 2000–present
Roopa Revathi Malayalam, Tamil 2008–present
Ruma Guha Thakurta Bengali, Hindi 1944–present
S. Janaki Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Oriya, Tulu, Saurashtra, English, Japanese, Baduga, German, Simhala, Bengali, Sanskrit, others 1957–present.
S. P. Sailaja Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam 1968–2002
Sadhana Sargam Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujrathi, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Bhojpuri,Ahirani, Assamasse, Kumaowni, Sindhi, Marwadi, Dogri, Bodo, Kashmiri, Manipuri, Sandhali, English, Oriya, Tulu, Konkani, Gharwali, Maithili, Bengali, Punjabi, Oriya, Urdu, Nepali 1982–present
Samantha Edwards English, Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, etc. 1990–present
Sandhya Mukherjee Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, etc. 1931–present
Sanjivani
(Sanjeevani Bhelande)
Hindi, Marathi,Nepali,Gujarati, Telugu,Bengali,English 1998–present
Santha P. Nair Malayalam 1951–1967
Saindhavi Tamil, Telugu, Kannada 2001–present
Shamshad Begum Hindi, Urdu, Panjabi 1941–1968
Sapna Mukherjee Hindi 1985–present
Shalmali Kholgade Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali 2012–present
Shamshad Begum Hindi, Urdu, Panjabi 1941–1968
Sharda Rajan Iyengar Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarathi 1965–1986
Shashaa Tirupati Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Urdu 2010–present
Shazneen Arethna Hindi 2007–present
Shilpa Rao Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam 2003–present
Sharda Sinha Hindi, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Angika 1952–present
Shreya Ghoshal Hindi, Angika, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Urdu, Oriya, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Assamese, Nepali, Gujarati, Konkani, French 1998–present
Shruti Pathak Hindi, Urdu 2004–present
Shubha Mudgal Hindi, Tamil 1996–present
Shweta Mohan Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada 1999–present
Shweta Pandit Hindi 1999–present
Sithara Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada 2007–present
Sona Mohapatra Hindi, Odia 2005–Present
Sonu Kakkar Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, 2002–present
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
Sulakshana Pandit Hindi 1967–1998
Suman Kalyanpur Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Rajasthani, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi, Urdu 1954–1981
Sunitha Sarathy Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, English, Mandarin 2002–present
Sunitha Upadrashta Telugu,Tamil, Kannada 1995–present
Sushma Shrestha Hindi, Nepali, Marathi 1971–present
Sunidhi Chauhan Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Urdu, Punjabi, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya 2000–present
Suraiya Hindi, Urdu about 1942–1965
Suvi Suresh Tamil, Hindi, Kannada
Suzanne D'Mello Tamil, Telugu, Hindi 1994–present
Swarnalatha Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Badaga, Bengali, Oriya, Nepali, Marathi, Simhala and Others 1987–2010
Tanvi Shah Tamil, Telugu, Hindi 2004–present
Tulsi Kumar Hindi
Usha Telugu 1999–present
Usha Khanna Hindi, Urdu, Oriya 1960–present
Usha Mangeshkar Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Gujrati, Bengali, Nepali, Oriya, Urdu 1954–present
Usha Uthup Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, English, Russian, Czech, Nepali, Malay, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya 1966–present
Vaishali Samant Marathi, Hindi 2000–present
Vandana Srinivasan Tamil 2012–present
Vani Jairam Hindustani, Marathi, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Hariyanvi, Oriya, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada 1971–present
Vasundhara Das Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada 1994–present

Male Playback Singers[edit]

Name Languages Years active Source
Akshaya Mohanty Oriya, Bengali 1957–2002
Alphons Joseph Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi 2002–present
Aman Trikha Hindi, English, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Bhojpuri, Rajasthani, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya 2012–present
Amit Kumar Bollywood and regional film playback in Hindi, Bengali, Oriya 1965–present
Amit Trivedi Hindi 2001–present
Anirudh Ravichander Tamil,Hindi,Telugu 2013–present
Anuj Gurwara Telugu, Hindi 2009–present
Anupam Roy Bangla, Hindi 2007–present
Anwar Hindi, Urdu 1979–present
Abhijeet Bhattacharya Hindi,Bengali & 13 other languages 1982–present
Abhijeet Sawant Hindi 2005–present


A R Rahman tamil 1987-present
Arijit Singh Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Assamesse, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati 2007–present
Ankit Tiwari Hindi, Telugu, Oriya 2010–present
Armaan Malik Hindi,Telugu,Bengali,kannada,urdu,English 2005-present
Atif Aslam Hindi, Urdu 2004–present
Babul Supriyo Hindi, Bengali 1994–present
Badshah Rapper 2006–present
Bhimsen Joshi Hindi, Kannada, Marathi Bhajans 1941-2011
Bhupen Hazarika Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, English 1942–2011
Bhupinder Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya 1964–2000
Blaaze English, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam 2002–present
Biju Narayanan Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu 1993–present
Bohemia (musician) Punjabi, Hindi 2001- present
Chetan Sosca Kannada, Telugu, Tamil 2001–present
Clinton Cerejo Hindi, Tamil, Telugu 1999–present
Damodar Raao Hindi, Bhojpuri 2007–present
Devan Ekambaram Tamil, Telugu, Kannada 1999–present
Daler Mehndi Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil 1995–present
Dhananjay Bhattacharya Bengali,Hindi
Dhanush Tamil 2011–present
Diwakar Tamil 2014–present
Dwijen Mukhopadhyay Bengali,Hindi 1944-
G. M. Durrani Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Pashto 1935–1977
G. Venugopal Malayalam, Tamil 1986–present
Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi 1942–1974. singer of Telugu cinema
Gurdas Maan Punjabi, Hindi 1983–present
Hariharan Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi 1977–present
Hemant Kumar Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Oriya 1937–1989
Himesh Reshammiya Hindi, Punjabi, Gujrati, English, Tamil 2000–present
Jagjit Singh Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi 1965–2011
Jassie Gift Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu 2003–present
Mohan Rathore Hindi, Bhojpuri 2009–present
Javed Ali Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Oriya, Kannada, Bengali, Malayalam, Pakistani, Tamil, Urdu 2000–present
Jayachandran Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi 1964–present
Jubin Nautiyal Hindu, Telugu 2014-present
Kailash Kher Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Rajasthani 2003–present
Kamal Haasan Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, English 1983–present
Karthik Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi 1999–present
Kishore Kumar Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese and other languages 1946–1987
KK Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, English 1996–present
K. J. Yesudas Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tulu, English, French, German, Russian, Arabic, Malay, Sanskrit, Latin 1960–present
Kozhikode Abdul Kader Malayalam 1951–1973
Krishna Beura Hindi, Oriya[1] since 2004
Krishna Iyer Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam 2009–present
Kundan Lal Saigal Hindi, Urdu, Bengali 1932–1947
Kumar Sanu Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Angika, Assamese, Punjabi, Oriya, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Urdu, pali, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, English, Spanish & Etc. 1989–present
Kunal Ganjawala Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali 2002–present
Lucky Ali Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Urdu 1999–present
M. G. Sreekumar Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu 1984–present
Madhu Balakrishnan Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu 1999–present
Mahendra Kapoor Hindi, Panjabi, Oriya, Urdu 1956–2008
Malaysia Vasudevan Tamil, Telugu 1960–2011
Manabendra Mukhopadhyay Bengali 1953-1992
Manikka Vinayagam Tamil, Telugu 2001–present
Manna Dey Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Oriya, Urdu, Marathi 1942–2013
Mano Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada 1987–present
Master Saleem Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada, Urdu 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
Mohammed Aziz Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Oriya 1985–present
Mukesh Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese 1940–1976
Mynampati Sreeram Chandra Telugu 2005–present
Mohit Chauhan Hindi, English, Pahari, Bengali, Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati 2002–present
Naresh Iyer Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada 2005–present
Najim Arshad Malayalam,Tamil,Telugu,Hindi 2007-present
Nitin Mukesh Hindi, Urdu, Bengali 1970–2004
Navin Prabhakar Hindi
P. B. Sreenivas Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, English 1950–2013
Pankaj Mullick Hindi, Urdu, Bengali
Pankaj Udhas Hindi, Urdu, Sindhi 1980–present
Papon Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil 2004–present
Pradip Somasundaran Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu 1993–present
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Urdu, Hindi 2004–
Rahul Vaidya Hindi 2005–
Rajesh Krishnan Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and in about 15 languages
Rajkumar Kannada 1965–200
Remo Fernandes Konkani, Hindi, English, Kannada, Telugu
Roop Kumar Rathod Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali 1992–present
Rupam Islam Bengali, Hindi 2007–present
Silambarasan Tamil, Telugu 2002–present
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi, Tulu, Gondi 1966–present
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
Shabab Sabri Hindi, Urdu 1997–present
Shabbir Kumar Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Assami, Rajasthani 1980–present
Shahid Mallya Hindi, Punjabi 2010–present
Shailender Singh Hindi, Urdu 1975–1997
Shankar Mahadevan Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi 1998–present
Shyamal Mitra Bengali,Hindi,Assamese,Oriya etc 1949-1987
Sudesh Bhosle Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Nepali, Oriya 1988–present
Suraj Jagan Hindi, Telugu 2007–present
Soham Chakraborty (singer) Hindi, Bengali 2002–present
Sonu Nigam Hindi, Kannada, Nepali, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Oriya, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam,Bengali 1990–present
Sriram Parthasarathy Tamil, Telugu 2001–present
Sukhwinder Singh Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi 1986–present
Sundar Narayana Rao Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, 2013–present
Suresh Wadkar Hindi, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Urdu 1978–present
Talat Mahmood Hindi, Urdu, Bengali 1945–1997
Tochi Raina Hindi 2008–present
Thomson Andrews Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Tulu, Malayalam 2012–present
T. M. Soundararajan Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi 1946–2013
Udit Narayan Hindi, Kannada, Nepali, Angika, Telugu, Tamil, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Urdu, Oriya, Malayalam 1980–present
Unni Menon Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada 1981–present
Unnikrishnan Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada 1995–present
Vijay Yesudas Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi 2000–present
Joseph Vijay Tamil 1994–present
Vijay Prakash Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil 2004–present
Vineeth Sreenivasan Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada 2002–present
Yo Yo Honey Singh Hindi,Punjabi,English 2009–present
Zubeen Garg Assamese, Hindi, English, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Oriya, Nepali, Marathi, Manipuri, Urdu and other tribal languages like Bodo, Mishing, Karbi, Tiwa, Deuri, Rabha 1991–present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Muduli, Shovna Muduli (29 March 2009). "Orissa Boy Rocks Mumbai Music Industry". Times News Network (via The Times of India). Retrieved 20 March 2023.