Female Playback singing has been around in Bollywood since a few years after the first Hindi movie hit theaters. One interesting aspect of Bollywood and playback singing is that in the beginning, the actors were supposed to beg good singers and dancers, thereby saving the producers some money.

As the art of movie-making evolved, producers started paying attention to the art of playback singing and music composition. There are several names in the world of female playback singing, and here’s a list of the absolute 5 best.

  • Neha Kakkar

Neha Kakkar is without doubt the most famous singer in Bollywood currently. She has sung songs for the best and the rest when it comes to Bollywood. Kakkar currently rules the airwaves with the singles and music video collaborations that she has with artistes like Badshah and Guru Randhawa. Kakkar is one of the few icons that come from a vibrant, bold India that doesn’t shy away from experimenting.

  • Shreya Ghoshal

If the Nineties gave us one fine talent, it’s Shreya Ghosal. Ghosal’s lilting, melodius voice has increased the stakes for several movie songs and sinngle. Critics consider Ghosal’s singing capabilities to be equal to the best that Bollywood and India has seen since the beginning. Ghosal is one of those rare voices which match the lilting, soft and romantic songs as well as the ones that tug at your heartstrings by talking about breakups.

  • Dhvani Bhanushali

Dhvani Bhanushali is more active in the single songs genre, but nevertheless, she is one of the most popular singers in Bollywood currently.She started her career recently, in 2018, actually, and has since then gone strength to strength with some of the her songs figuring in the most prominent playlists. Her most famous song at the moment would be Psycho Saiyaan from Saaho.

  • Kanika Kapoor

Kanika Kapoor is one of the most promising female playback singers in Bollywood currently. She’s sung some chartbusting songs and is right there with the top singers when it comes to the popularity charts in Bollywood, India and abroad. Kanika Kapoor doesn’t sing many songs, but the most famous songs featuring her are Chitiya Kalaiya and Baby Doll. These songs will feature in any current Bollywood music soundtrack.

  • Vidya Vox

Vidya Vox hasn’t hit the big leagues as yet, but I am sure that she will when the time is right. She’s got an incredible following on YouTube and is one of the most followed musical performers in India at the moment. She started out with covers of famous songs on her Channel. One look at her channel and you know that she has evolved both as a singer and as a performer.


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