The Bollywood music industry has seen a lot of new names off late, and there have been a lot of amazing products coming out of it. Here are the top 10 promising Bollywood singers who have contributed to the cause, having given us a lot of good songs to enjoy, and who seem to have a bright future ahead of themselves.
10 Promising Bollywood Singers to look out for
Palak Muchhal has been in the industry since 2011, and she has featured in nearly all the recent soundtracks by Himesh Reshammiya. She got her first big hit with Aashiqui 2, having sung with both Mithoon (‘Meri Aashiqui’) and Jeet Gannguli (‘Chahun Main Ya Na’). She also sang the massively popular Prem Ratan Dhan Payo title track.
What is even more commendable, is how she does a humongous amount of charity work, sponsoring heart surgeries for underprivileged people. She continues to collaborate with many composers, and look like she’s here to stay!
Siddharth Mahadevan’s first big break was in the movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which was followed by his work with Pritam in Dhoom 3, with the popular chartbuster ‘Malang’.
It seems that he got the opportunity to feature in ‘Malang’, thanks to Aamir Khan’s recommendation, who liked his voice a lot when he heard it in the initial stages of the song – without even knowing he was Shankar Mahadevan’s son! Since then he has regularly sung various lovely compositions, for many big projects.
Although Anupam Roy is more of a singer-composer, we featured him in this list, because his voice itself has very distinct features. The ‘Journey Song’ and ‘Bezubaan’ from Piku are proof of that, songs which he composed and sung, in a wonderful manner. Having already become a popular name with his first two Bollywood soundtracks, Piku and Pink, here’s looking forward to his future projects!
Sukriti Kakar & Prakriti Kakar
Without wanting to get into the cliché twin puns such as “double dhamaka” or “awesome twosome”, Sukriti and Prakriti Kakar have both had a good run in their distinct careers thus far.
Prakriti had her first major hits singing for composer Ankit Tiwari, with ‘Katra Katra’ from Alone and ‘Bheegh Loon’ from Khamoshiyan, and Sukriti had her first big break with ‘Pehli Baar’ from Dil Dhadakne Do. Since then, Prakriti got the chance to sing along Sonu Nigam in a melodious ‘Tu Hi Na Jaane Na’ from Azhar, and Sukriti got to sing the immensely popular chartbuster ‘Kar Gayi Chull’ from Kapoor & Sons.
Along with doing covers on Youtube, and being very interactive with fans on social media, these talented singers keep themselves on their toes performing in numerous concerts in and outside India. With some superhit songs under their names already, looks like they have a bright future in store for them!
Jubin Nautiyal’s first hit was the song ‘Meherbani’ from The Shaukeens, by composer Arko Pravo Mukherjee, and his first big breakthrough was the highly-acclaimed ‘Zindagi’ from Bajrangi Bhaijaan, by Pritam.
And the 27-year-old singer is still going strong currently, having sung with Amit Trivedi in Fitoor, with Jeet Gannguli for Raaz Reboot, and nearly all the songs in Kaabil with Rajesh Roshan. His latest release is the song Bawara Mann from Jolly LLB 2, and looks like we will be seeing lots more from him in the near future!
Interestingly, Jonita Gandhi already had a fan base before entering Bollywood, thanks to her various Bollywood covers on Youtube. Her entry into the industry happened with the title track of ‘Chennai Express’, with composers Vishal-Shekhar. But the first major breakthrough happened for when she collaborated with the legendary A.R. Rahman, for Imtiaz Ali’s Highway, singing the wonderful ‘Kahaan Hoon Main’ and ‘Implosive Silence’.
Since then she sang many songs in Tamil (a lot of them with Rahman himself), and her recent success came in the form of the chartbuster ‘Breakup Song’ from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and the melodious ‘Gilheriyaan’ from Dangal, both with ace composer Pritam.
He has delivered his best work through his elder brother Amaal Mallik’s compositions, and Armaan Malik has indeed already given us some outstanding songs in his career thus far. From ‘Main Hoon Hero Tera’ to ‘Bol Do Na Zara’, his unique voice truly compliments all of Amaal’s brilliant compositions.
Armaan has also worked with the legendary Illaiyaraja, and Jeet Gannguli, and it will be interesting to see how other composers will use him for their songs. Keeping in mind his immense popularity among fans, numerous concert performances, and his presence on social media, looks like it is a great start to a great career in the making!
He may have been in the business since 2010, but he rose to fame after delivering the catchy ‘Manma Emotion Jaage’ from Dilwale, collaborating with Pritam. The latter then used his vocals in the song ‘Sau Tarah Ke’ from Dishoom (co-sung by Jonita Gandhi), which also did quite well. But Amit Mishra’s biggest breakthrough moment came in the form of ‘Bulleya’ from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which was a major success.
Amit Mishra recently won the Filmfare Award for New Music Talent for this song, and it will be interesting to see how Pritam will use his talent for his next soundtracks.
The current favorite of the industry, Jasleen Royal also falls in the category of singer-composers. Her Bollywood debut in Baar Baar Dekho was highly appreciated, with the two songs ‘Nachde Ne Saare’ and ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’. Her next composition came in Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay, in the form of ‘Raatein’. Jasleen then sang ‘Love You Zindagi’ in Shahrukh Khan’s Dear Zindagi, the song being composed by the iconic Amit Trivedi.
Having a very unique composition style, and a different kind of voice, both are indeed very much loved at the moment by fans all over. Her latest release, ‘Kidre Jaawan’, is from the movie Haramkhor, and has been generating a lot of buzz.
So those were our 10 promising Bollywood singers to look out for. Who would you have included in this list? Let us know in the comments section, and do subscribe to our Bollykings newsletter for all the latest updates and happenings in the world of Bollywood!