India has a number of different film industries, and most artists make it a point to explore most of them in their careers. Same goes for our playback singers who often sing in a different language than what they are accustomed to. A number of Bollywood playback singers have over the years rendered songs for South Indian films, and have managed to sing their way into people’s hearts. Today, let’s take a look at the some such singers who are now very famous in South India.
She is just unstoppable. She has been winning hearts right from her teenage years when she made her Bollywood debut with Devdas, and now she is well known for her work in Southern films as well. Shreya has sung songs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and even Kannada, and has won as many as nine Filmfare South Awards. Her most famous songs there include Mirutha Mirutha, Thalachithalachi and Kaathirunnu Kaathirunnu.
It’s a little known fact that Arijit Singh actually made his playback singing debut through a Telugu film named Kedi. His performance in the song Neeve Na Neeve Na is commendable for someone who was so new. Recently, the much revered singer also made his debut in the Tamil industry with the film Pugazh.
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Sunidhi Chauhan has been active as playback singer since way back in 1996 when she was just thirteen years of age. And she has made her versatility known not just through the various styles she can sing in, but also by singing in different languages. Chauhan has lent her voice to so many songs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films that it’s hard to keep count.
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The Pareshaan girl who impressed many with her Ishaqzaade debut ventured into the South in 2013 with the Tamil film Naan Rajavaga Pogiren in which she sang the upbeat number Raja Raja. Since then, she has given her voice to a few Telugu songs as well, with Jil Jil Jil from the film Jil being the latest among them.
And who could forget this guy. Perhaps the most versatile playback singer in the country, Sonu Nigam is already a legend. Sonu’s entry into the Southern realm came with the Kannada film Jeevanadhi in 1996, where he sang the beautiful Yello Yaro Hego. In 1998 he also sang in Telugu for Jeans, and since then he has sung more than a hundred songs for South Indian films.
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Known as much for her philanthropy as for her singing, Palak has made a name for her in both Bollywood and the Southern film industry. Apart from Kannada songs, she has also sung a few Tamil songs recently. Her most known song in the South is Unnaal Unnaal Un Ninaivaal for the Tamil version of M. S. Dhoni.
We wonder who the next playback singer from Bollywood will be to showcase their magic in the South.