Here are mentioned top 10 Bollywood singers of the present time who has taken the heart away of the youngsters:
1. Shreya Ghoshal
She belongs to a Bengali Hindu family and is the best Bollywood playback singer of new age bracket. She was born on August 12, 1984, and she aspired to become a playback singer from an early age. Born in West Bengal and bought up in Rawatbhata, a small town in Kota, Rajasthan. She caught the attention of Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and participated in the 75th children special episode of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Sanjay’s mother was watching the show and asked him to watch her performance. So, in this way, she started her career in Bollywood and gradually achieved good recognition as a leading female playback singer. She is the highest paid singer who charges 15 lac for one song.
2. Arijit Singh
The most versatile and successful singers, composer, recorder of today’s generation he is a favorite singer who usually sings in Hindi and Bengali. Also performed various stage shows he is the one who received the Male Vocalist of the Year award in 2013. He got recognition after the release of ‘Tum Hi Ho’ and ‘Chahun Mein Ya Na’ like super hits song and has also performed stage shows in other Indian languages. Born on 25th April 1957 in Jiaganz, Murshidabad to a Punjabi father and Bengali mother he was trained by his maternal uncle in classical music. His uncle played the tabla and he used to sing with the rhythm. He studied at Raja Bijoy Singh High School and later at Sripat Singh College under Kalyani University. His cost is Rs 13 lac for one song.
3. Mika Singh
Mika Singh the brother of renowned Indian Singer “Daler Mehendi” is a Bollywood playback singer, composer, and performer. He has given major hits of which some famous songs include ‘Bas Ek King’ from Singh is King, ‘Mauja Hi Mauja’ from Jab We Met, ‘Dhanno’ from Housefull, ‘Ibn-e-Batuta’ from Ishqiya and a lot more. In his early life, Mika Singh was recognized as Amrik Singh and he was the eldest among the Mehndi brothers. He started his career as a Kirtan singer and gradually came out as a popular pop singer and a Bhangra artist. He was born on 10th June 1977 in Patna and started to play harmonium at the age of 12. His first album ‘Sawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag’ in 1998 and it got a huge success making him a popular Bollywood singer. He costs 12 lac for his one song.
4. Sonu Nigam
One of the famous playback singers whom we are hearing from 80’s is still in the chart. He is a nice melody singer that leaves the audience speechless. Born on 30th July 1973 in Faridabad, Haryana he lived with his father named as Agam Kumar Nigam and mother Shobha Nigam. He started his career as a musician at the age of four when he joined his father at stage performing Mohammed Rafi’s ‘Kya Hua Tera Wada’. Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan is his Guru who trained him in classical music and he became a famous Bollywood playback singer.
At the age of 18, he shifted to Mumbai with his father and achieved great success. On 15th February 2002, he married Madhurima and presently he has a son Neevan who was much loved in “Kolla veri di song”. He charges Rs 10lac for one song.
5. Sunidhi Chauhan
She is a Delhi based female playback singer coming up with a nice voice born on 14th August 1983. Her career started by singing in local functions and she made her 1st debut at the age of 12 with the film Shastra, released in 1996. She won her first reality show ‘Meri Awaz Suno’ and recorded ‘Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi’ from Mast released in 1999. Her next great success came with ‘Mehboob Mere’ from Fiza in 2000 and it also received the film fare nomination. Usually, all through her career she performed item songs and is recognized as the ‘Queen of Item Songs’. She costs Rs 9 lakh for one song.
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6. Mohit Chauhan
He is another famous playback singer who worked in Bollywood, Tollywood and Kollywood movies. He won the best male playback singer award and also achieved the Zee Cine award three times due to which he came out as a leading playback singer in Indian cinema. He was born on 11th March 1966 in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh. His grandfather was a classical singer and became he showed complete devotion to music. He listened to songs of Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Ahmed Rushdi and Mehdi Hassan. Later he started his own band Silk Route and got enormous recognition in Bollywood industry. His current charge is around 8 lakhs for one song.
7. Ankit Tiwari
He is an Indian music director as well as a playback singer and also shows interest in acting. His music career started when he met Pradeep Sarkar and got a chance to work in jingles composing background music for various television programs. Alongside, he composed music for ‘Do Dooni Chaar’ in 2010 and for ‘Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster’ in 2011. Next, in 2013 his third song ‘Sun Raha Hai’ from Aashiqui 2 and it got notable success all across the World. This song was nominated for Film Fare Awards and is all time hit in Bollywood. And he was the one the compose music for ‘Ek Villain’ creating amazing tracks. He costs 5-6 lakhs for per song.
KK is a popular Indian singer who performed in Tamil, Telegu, Hindi, Bengali and Kannada films and is another playback singer who achieved good recognition. He was born in Delhi to Hindu Malayali parents. His full name is Krishnakumar Kunnath and he sang 3,500 jingles before he started his career in Bollywood. He graduated from Kirori Mal College under Delhi University and was the one to sing ‘Josh of India’ inspiring Indian cricket team during World Cup 1999. He says Kishore Kumar influenced him and he also listens to famous international singers like Michael Jackson, Billy Joel and Bryan Adams. The current cost for one song is 5 lakhs.
9. Neha Kakkar
Born on 6th June 1988 she is one of the youngest playback singers in Bollywood. She participated in Indian Idol 2006, the popular music reality show and she also appeared in Comedy Circus Ke Taansen in 2014, which was broadcasted on Sony TV. She came out with her first album ‘Neha-The Rock Star’ in 2008 She got eliminated at an early stage in Indian Idol and then she focused on playback singing becoming a popular female vocalist. Her famous songs include ‘Tukur Tukur’ from Dilwale, ‘Aao Raja’ with singer Honey Singh, ‘London Thumakda’ from Queen, ‘Dilbar’ from Satyameva Jayate, ‘Patt Lange’ album with singer Gippy Grewal. Her current payment is 3.4-4 lakhs for one song.
The Madhur voice of 80’s, Shantanu Mukherjee was popularly known as “Shaan” was born on 30th September 1972 and presently he works as a playback singer in Hindi, Bengali, Maratha, Urdu, Telugu and Kannada languages. His current pay for one song is approx 3-4 lakhs.
Alongside, he also worked as a television host in reality shows Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs, Star Voice of India and Star Voice of India 2. He has a good voice for romantic and melody songs due to which he started his career as a playback singer in Bollywood. He got recognition as ‘Magician of Melody’, ‘Voice of Youth’, ‘Golden Voice of India’,‘ Voice of Paradise’. He has judged the show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs’ 2014-2015.
So, here you get a clear view of lifestyles of the top 10 youth singers in Bollywood who are considered as the real voices of India.