Top 10 bollywood female singer / best female singer in india 2018 :- India has been rumored as the country where women don’t get the opportunity to move forward in their lives and make their own decision. This deteriorating image of India however was true if we would be talking about the earlier and India before freedom but it is the 21st century and women in our country are not only making their own decisions but are proving their worth in the decisions they make. Singing and music is no different field when it comes to woman finding recognition.
Infact our country has been blessed with some of the best female singers in the world and even the world population will testify for this fact. Since decades; India has been witnessing evolution in each and every field and the same theory of evolution can be applied to the music industry too. Earlier however the singers were only sticking to their business of singing and never even bothered to come on the silver screen but with the advent of music albums and pop culture and stage performances;Female Playback Singers found a way to move ahead. So here are the 10 famous Female Playback Singers in India.
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1. Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar is the synonym of music in India and people and her fans here consider her as an incarnation of Goddess Saraswati herself. This 86 year old lady was born on 28th September of 1929. She has a singing career that goes back to seven decades earlier and she has recorded songs in 36 languages some of which are foreign languages. She has been awarded with the highest civilian award in India; Bharat Ratna that she truly deserved. Some of her best songs are Lag ja Gale, Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo, Didi tera Dewar etc.
So these were some of the most famous female singers in India without whom it would be impossible to imagine the existence of Indian music industry. We are extremely thankful to them for providing to us some of the songs that we like listening at some of the most important occasions of our lives and now we can say that these moments and occasions would have been kind of incomplete without their songs.
2. Asha Bhosle
Asha Bhosle was born in 1933 on 8th of September in Sangli region of the then British India. This 82 year old woman has reportedly sung more than 12000 songs for which she has also gotten a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in Music History. All these songs by her are sung in more than 20 languages which include some foreign languages too. Indian Government has honored her with Dadasaheb Phalke award and Padma Vibhsuhan in 2000 and 2008 respectively. Even with all these awards and records she is at the second place and even we know why it is so. Some of her best songs are In Aankhon ki Masti, Radha kaise na Jale, Dil Cheej kya Hai etc.
3. Shreya Ghoshal
If you ever have a doubt that melody and sweetness are not found in the modern day songs; listen to a song in the voice of this young lady and your doubt will be cleared instantly. Shreya is gifted with a magical voice that has made millions of people her fans. Her talent has been well received too as she has won 4 National Awards, 5 Filmfare Awards and eight Filmfare Awards South. Shreya is 31 year old now and is the most talented singer right now in the industry. She was born on 12th of March in 1984 in the Behrampur region of West Bengal and was later raised in Rawatbhata region of Rajasthan. Some of her famous songs include Sunn Raha hai, Teri Meri, Saans, Bahara etc.
4. Sunidhi Chauhan
This young woman has the looks that can make any actress jealous and at the same time she also has been gifted with a voice that is one in a million. Sunidhi has been singing in the movie since the age of 13 when she got the first chance to sing in the movie Shastra and it was the same year when she won the singing reality show Meri Awaj Suno. She was born on 14th of August in 1983 in New Delhi and has been bestowed with many Filmfare awards and others for her singing talents. Some of the best songs sung by her include Ruki Ruki, Beedi, Aaja Nachle etc.
5. Kavita Krishnamurthy
Kavita is a trained classical singer who has been quite famous and popular in Bollywood movies. This 57 year old singer was born in New Delhi on 25th of January in 1958. In a career that has seen almost 2 decades; she has given her voice on the silver screen for actresses like Aishwarya Rai, Tabu, Karishma Kapoor and many more. She has worked with various music directors including R. D. Burman and A.R. Rahman. Not only that she is the recipient of 4 Filmfare best Female Playback Singing Award but she has also received Padma Shri by Indian Government. Some of her best songs are Bole Chudiyaan, Aankho Ki Gustakhiyaan, Sunta Hai Mera Khuda etc.
6. Alka Yagnik
There was a time in Bollywood when every other movie had the name of Alka as a playback singer in it. This 49 year old singer was born in Kolkata on 20th of March in 1966. Her fame and popularity are easily indicated by the fact that she has been nominated for Best Female Playback Singer by Filmfare for a record 36 times and not only this; but she also won the same award for a record 7 times. 2 times in her career till now; she has received national awards too for her tremendous singing potential. Some of her best songs are Bole Chudiyaan, pardesi Pardesi, Taal se Taal Mila etc.
7. Anuradha Porwal
It will not be completely wrong that she is one of the most popular female singers in India. This 63 year old lady was born on 27th of October in 1952 in the Karwar region of Karnataka. She has sung in numerous languages including Nepali, Telugu, Marathi, Marwari, Gujarati, Pahari, Bengali, Tamil, Punjabi and some other languages too. She is a 5 time winner of Filmfare award for Best Female Playback Singer and also has received National Award once. She is mostly known for singing devotional songs for T Series. Some of her best known movie songs are mainu Ishq Da Lagiya Rog, Tu Pyaar hai Kisi Aur ka etc.
8. Rekha Bhardwaj
This versatile singer is the wife of famous director of Hindi Film Industry; Vishal Bhardwaj. She completed her education from Hindu college. Though she has been active as a singer in movies since 1997 but she sang rarely and that too mostly in the musical direction of her husband Vishal. It was only in 2006 that she became a household name after singing Namak Ishq ka for the directorial presentation of her husband Omkara. Some of the popular songs by Rekha are Ghagra, Kabira, Judaai, Genda Phool etc.
9. Mahalaxmi Iyer
This versatile singer was born in Mumbai of India and has been rendering her services to the music industry since last 2 decades. Basically she is quite famous in Hindi and Tamil music and movie industry but she has also sung in the Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Odia, Kannada and Assamese. It was the Shankar Ehsaan Loy trio that gave Iyer her first break in Bollywood in 1997 though the music album was released only in 1999. After that she got a break for singing in Dil Se and thus she got the opportunity to sing in the direction of the musical Mozart A.R. Rahman. Some of the most popular songs of Mahalaxmi are Bol Na Halke Halke, E Ajnabi, Chalka Chalka re etc.
10. Falguni Pathak
At the time in 90s when pop albums were quite popular in India; this lady had reached the peak of her popularity. This 51 year old lady was born in Mumbai in 1964. And it is a strange co incidence that this owner of beautiful voice was also born on 12th March (same as Shreya). She is often regarded as Dandiya Queen and you will definitely find her pretty busy during the Navratra time in India especially Gujarat. Some of her famous songs are Indhwa Windhwa, O Piya, Yaad Piya Ki etc.