In Bollywood, there are artists who are multi-talented and capable of working in different fields. Sometimes we see successful singers appearing in films as actors to show their acting capabilities. These artists have proved themselves capable of handling both the careers. Let us have a look at ten such Bollywood singers who became actors for Bollywood films.
Any list of singers-cum-actors is incomplete without mentioning the great Kishore Kumar. He was multi-talented and worked as a singer, producer, composer, director, lyricist, and actor. His songs were very popular in that era, and he was one of the most talented artists in India. Kishore Kumar has also appeared as an actor in a large number of films like Padosan, Shararat,
New Delhi, Naukari, Shikari, etc.
Asha Bhosle is a legendary singer in India. She is the younger sister of singer
Lata Mangeshkar, and together they have ruled Bollywood for many years. She is said to have sung over a thousand songs in many languages. Her first role as an actress was in the film “
Mai” which was released in 2013. The audience immensely praised her acting skills. We hope she stars in many other films in the future.
Monali Thakur is a contemporary playback singer and an bvsxaQacclaimed artist in Bollywood. She has won many awards for her singing skills. Apart from singing, Monali has also worked as an actress in the film industry. She started working as a child actor in a Bengali serial, following which she did quite a few telefilms. Her Hindi film debut was with Nagesh Kukunoor’s critically acclaimed film, Lakshmi. Her performance was praised a lot. She also did a guest appearance in the film PK.
Ali Zafar is a Pakistani artist working in the Bollywood. He is a singer, actor, and a songwriter. Before becoming an actor, he was famous for his song album Huqa Pani. He even sings in some of his films and balances both the fields together. In India, Ali Zafar has appeared in a number of films including
Tere Bin Laden, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan,
Dear Zindagi, etc. He has huge fan following in the country.
Sonu Nigam is one of the great male playback singer of Bollywood. He has sung in various languages like Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali, etc. He works as a playback singer as well as an independent artist, releasing albums of his making. He is a highly demanded singer in Bollywood. Apart from his singing career, Sonu Nigam has foraged into acting and has appeared in a few films like Kaamchor, Pyaara Dushman, Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani, Love in Nepal, etc. However, his acting career was successful as his singing career.
Himesh is a multi-talented artist working as a singer, composer, lyricist, and actor. His career as a music director has been quite successful with films like Tere Naam, Aashiq Banaya Aapne, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Kick, Bodyguard, etc. He made his acting debut with the film Aap Kaa Surroor, which turned out to be a surprise hit. Following that, he has starred in movies like Radio, Khiladi 786,
The Xpose, Kajraare, etc.
Lucky Ali is an Indian singer, composer, and musician. He has a unique voice, which appeals to audience. His career as a singer has been quite successful. He also released music albums in addition to working as a playback singer. He debuted as an actor with the Bollywood film Sur co-starring
Gauri Karnik. The film was successful, and its songs became a huge hit with the audience. The music album of Sur has become a classic.
Aditya Narayan is the son of popular playback singer
Udit Narayan. He has been acting and singing since his childhood in many languages. As an adult, he has worked as a television host, singer, and actor. He has appeared in the films Shaapit, Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, Pardes, and Rangeela. He has also made a successful career as a playback singer in Bollywood with many hit songs to his credit.
Taran Kaur Dhillon is a female rapper, playback artist, hip-hop singer, and actor. She is famously known as Hard Kaur. She rose to fame with her song “Ek Glassy” after which she didn’t look back. She has rapped in quite a few popular songs for the films
Ugly Aur Pagli, Singh Is King,
Bachna Ae Haseeno, etc. Her career as an actor began with the film
Patiala House. She has also made appearances in films like Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, etc.
Sophie Choudry was born and brought up in England. She now works as a singer, performer, and actress in India. She was part of a pop band in the early stages of her career. After that, she began her singing career as a solo artist. Apart from singing, Sophie has worked as an actress in the films Shaadi No. 1, Pyaar Ke Side Effects, I See You, Speed, Kidnap, etc. She has won hearts in both the aspects of her career.