All sorts of people with varied set of talents get to prove themselves at the place that is our Hindi film industry or Bollywood. The same fact is consistent with our singers. There are too many of them with just the right aptitude in every field.
With this list, we will look at the top 10 best female Bollywood singers in 2017. So, here goes the list.
10. Aditi Singh Sharma
A playback singer, Aditi Singh Sharma came to everyone’s attention with her debut film Dev D. Since then, she has sung for many films such as Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Vicky Donor, Heroine, Dhoom 3, Holiday, Roy, Azhar, Force 2 among many others. She is quite deserving to open our list.
9. Shilpa Rao
Born in Jamshedpur, Shilpa Rao made her Bollywood debut with the huge sufi hit song ‘Tose Naina Lage’ from Anwar. She is known for her different singing yet powerful style. Her recent song ‘Bulleya’ from Ae Dil Hain Mushkil topped all charts.
8. Kanika Kapoor
Kanika Kapoor has established herself as one of the leading singers of the current generation and had sung many hit songs. She rose to fame with ‘Baby Doll’ which became a viral hit and topped charts. She also received a Filmfare award for best playback singer female for this song. To date, she has given many hits such as ‘Chiitiyan Kalaiyaan’ from Roy and ‘Beat Pe Booty’ from A Flying Jatt. She is sure to go a long way.
7. Neeti Mohan
She came to limelight after winning the Channel V singing show ‘Popstars’. Some of her popular songs are ‘Ishq wala Love’, ‘ Jiya Re, ‘Tune Maari० Entriyaan’, ‘Har Kisi Ko’, ‘Bang Bang’ among many others. She is a regular in A R Rahman music concerts. Currently, she judge a singing reality show for kids too, named ‘The Voice’.
6. Palak Muchhal
Born in Indore and trained in Hindustani classical music, Palak Muchhal has become the voice of many Bollywood actresses in a short span. Her claim to fame came with the superhit musical film ‘Aashiqui 2’. Since then, she has been receiving a plethora of singing opportunities and had given many hits. Her recent songs being in Rustom, Raaz Reboot, MSD: The Untold Story and Kaabil.
5. Neha Kakkar
She competed in India Idol season 2 when she was in 11th standard. Neha Kakkar is one of the most renowned singers of this decade. And if you will look at the number of hits she has lent her voice to, you would hardly be surprised. ‘Sunny Sunny’, ‘Dhating Naach’, ‘Second Hand Jawani’,London Thumakda, ‘Manali Trance’,‘Kar Gayi Chull’, ‘Kala Chasma’ among others are some of her viral hits.
4. Shalmali Kholgade
Shalmali Kholgade left a strong impression over music directors with her debut Bollywood song ‘Pareshaan’ in Ishaqzade. She has never looked back ever since and the trajectory of her singing career has been phenomenal. ‘Daaru Desi’, ‘Balam Pichkari’, Lat Lag Gayee’, ‘Besharmi Ki Height’, ‘Shakira’, ‘Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hain’and many other are testimonials of her big hit songs. She also sings South Indian, Bengali and Marathi songs.
3. Monali Thakur
Monali Thakur is one of the finest female singers of recent times. She is a recipient of National Award for her song ‘Moh Moh Ke Dhage’ in Dum Laga ke Haisha. She also won a Filmfare award in singing for her song ‘Sanwar Loon’ from Lootera. With her versatility she has lent voice to a wide array of songs and hopefully she will continue to do so for many coming years.
2. Sunidhi Chauhan
Very few female singers today has as strong, impeccable and yet as melodious voice as hers. She started singing at the age of four and made her Bollywood debut at 13. She has sung over hundreds of hit songs to date and is a veteran of the present lot of female singers. To date she has received 12 Filmfare nominations and she also has lent her voice to a couple of Hollywood animated films such as ‘Rio’ and ‘Frozen’.
1. Shreya Ghoshal
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that she is on the trajectory to end up alongside the likes of Lata Mangeshkar and Alka Yagnik. The Sa Re Ga Ma Pa winner has four National Awards, six Filmfare Awards and nine South Filmfare Awards to her name. The immensely talented Shreya Ghoshal is on her way to acquire to legendary status, and for the time being has graced the top position in our list as well.