Music and Bollywood are inextricably linked and cannot be separated. Regardless of the musical genre, songs, dancing, and music play an essential role in every film. In the Indian film industry, music has such sway that it may make or break a film’s image and status. Imagine the melodic and soulful voice not being behind the actor on whom the music was picturized if anyone needs to feel the value of music, especially in the Indian cinema business.
Bollywood has produced some incredible singers, including Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Shreya Ghoshal, and others. Not to add, these are the names that have amassed a large following and popularity in the Indian cinema business.
Now some singers were/are quite brilliant and proficient, and who fared quite well in the industry, but who remained under-appreciated or even forgotten during their careers, despite making a significant contribution and having a significant influence on the world of Indian music. Here’s a rundown of a handful of them:
1. Nikhil Paul George
You’ve undoubtedly heard his music in Barfi! – ‘Aashiyaan’ and ‘Main Kya Karoon’ are two of the most popular Bollywood films. This sweet, young voice has contributed to a few more Bollywood songs, but that’s about all. We would like to hear more from him.
2. Roop Kumar Rathod
When he sings, it’s as if a tremendous power is singing to you, and you’re in infinity, with nothing but the music, voice, and you. Simply close your eyes and listen to his music; you will be able to feel every word and note. He sings infrequently, but when he does, he takes our souls with him.
3. Nikhil D’Souza
Nikhil’s YouTube channel has over 30k subscribers, and he has never let his admirers down with his work. He is known for his calming Bollywood tunes such as “Dil Hi To Hai” and “Sham.” He also posts covers of English songs that are worth watching!
4. Shahid Mallya
Shahid Mallya is a fantastic singer who elevates every song he performs. He fits nicely with any genre, whether it’s a proper Bollywood masala song or a romantic ballad.
5. Anupam Roy
In Piku’s songs such as ‘Bezubaan,’ ‘The Journey Song,’ and ‘Teri Meri Baatein,’ we can hear him. Isn’t it true that Bollywood could make better use of his abilities?
6. Mohammad Irfan Ali
With songs like ‘Banjaara,’ ‘Kabira,’ ‘Dard Dilon Ke,’ and ‘Tu Hi Tu,’ this sugarcoated voice has given Bollywood some of the most romantic anthems. He, on the other hand, does not have the same esteem as his contemporaries, Arijit Singh and Ankit Tiwari.
Papon’s voice has a calming quality to it that instantly relaxes your heart. His songs are exactly what you need to feel better, and yet we’re still puzzled as to why he’s so undervalued.
Arko Pravo Mukherjee, better known by his stage name Arko, is an Indian singer-songwriter and music composer who has worked in Bollywood since 2012. Jism 2 was his first film as a lyricist and composer.
9. Ash King
He is a king of music, as his surname suggests. He made our adolescence the best it could be. When his song plays, it emits positive energy that lasts for a long time. Let us all bow down in honour of our King.
10. Rabbi Shergill
Rabbi Shergill (born Gurpreet Singh Shergill on April 16, 1973) is an Indian singer best known for his debut album Rabbi and the chart-topping single Bullah Ki Jaana (“I have no idea who I am!”) from the year 2005. His music has been described as rock, Punjabi, and Sufi-style (sufiana), as well as “semi-Sufi semi-folksy kind of music with a lot of Western arrangements.” Shergill has been dubbed the “real urban balladeer of Punjabi music.”
11. Kunal Ganjawala
His tunes are what 90s kids rocked to, from Bheege Honth to Channa Ve, from O Humdum to Dupatta Tera Nau Rang Da.
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