India has always been culture rich when it comes to melody. Since the very old times, a host of eminent male and female playback singers have gifted the Indian music lovers countless rich melodies. Over the years, Hindi movie songs have formed the backbone of Bollywood movies. They infuse a life and glamour to the movies. A movie with hit songs is in itself a super hit and gets well accepted by the masses. The amount of effort that goes into the glamorous rendering of the picturesque songs lip synched by the lead actors and actresses really deserves a huge applause. The singers are often chosen on the basis of a voice match with the actors or actresses who will lip synch the songs in front of the masses on the giant screens.
The freshness of voices and the magic of melodies of the leading Bollywood singers have created an enchantment and magic that is enough to bring a smile to a sad heart or intense relief to a tense mind. These songs are refreshing and very often surpass the geographical boundaries to win acclaim in countries the world over. The evergreen melodies of prominent singers have also escaped the ravages of time. Till date they are listened with as much love and veneration. The sweet flowing notes of the poetical musical expressions touch a million hearts every day.
Some very outstanding singers that have stood the test of time and without the mentioning the names of which, this article would be incomplete are Lata Mangeskar, who has sung over 40,000 songs in 20 different Indian languages; Asha Bhonsle who comes next in line with her share magical melodies; Kishor Kumar, the potpourri of romanticism; Mohammad Rafi, the soulful enigma of yester years. Udit Narayan, Kumar Shanu, Alka Yagnik and Kavita Krishnamurthi came after that. Also Jagjit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shailendra Singh, Yesudas, Amit Kumar, Roop Kumar Rathod, S.P. Balasubrmanyam, Mukesh and Saigal deserve a mention. The list goes on and on.
Light Indian music, ghazals, bhajans, folk songs, classical music, rock, pop and disco music, the Western influence in Indian music in these Bollywood singers. You will get a feel and taste of every form of music in Bollywood songs and these prominent host of singers have successfully churned a magical world of melody in the Hindi Cinema year after year.
The following are some of the finest singers in the Indian Film industry for which you can find more: