From movies like Sholay to
Hate Story, Bollywood has had its own share of changes. Bollywood, being an entertainment industry has to be in pace with the interests of its audience. For a while now, the audience of our country has started being influenced by the Western music. Though, it is good to bring modernity in the country but somehow I feel in the urge to bring modernity to the Indian music, we have left the melody far behind. Let us have a look at the 10 incredibly famous singers of their times who have just disappeared in the shadows!
He is known for Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye from Jurm, Tu Pyaar Hai Kisi Aur Ka from Dil Hain Ki Manta Nahi, Ladki Badi Anjaani Hai from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Undoubtedly, Kumar Sanu was one of the best background singers that Bollywood had in the 1990's. The rapid changes in the tastes of the Indian audience have left melody a little behind and so melodies don't make it as big as 'Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai.' He recently made a comeback when he sang for the super hit movie 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha!' His contribution in the Music Industry has been rewarded by the govt. of India in 2009, when he received a Padma Shri.
She is known for Tip Tip Barsa Paani from Mohra, Maiyya Yashoda from Hum Saath Saath Hai, Pardesi Pardesi from
Raja Hindustani. She is regarded as one of the best female background singers that Bollywood has ever had. Her talent and her melodious voice have made her complete a whopping 35 years in Bollywood! She has received numerous renowned awards and also has grabbed the National award two times! She has sung songs in Gujarati, Nepali, Bengali, Bhojpuri, English, Marathi and many others! She recently sang 'Agar tum Saath Ho' for Deepika and Ranbir starrer- Tamasha . It was such a heartbreaking song! She is happy singing in concerts that are held around the world, but Bollywood has certainly lost a gem!
She is known for Chhote Chhote Bhaiyon Ke ,
Bade Bhaiya from Hum Saath Saath Hai, Dola Re Dola from Devdas, Nimbooda from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Another multi-talented singer of Bollywood was Kavita Krishnamurthy who was awarded with the Padma Shri and yet many other popular awards! She is a versatile singer who has sung songs ranging from Neend Churaayee Meri to Koi Mil Gaya!!! Yes! She has sung them all! She has also made various albums in collaboration with other renowned singers of her time. Even after being so multi-talented she couldn't survive in the rapidly- changing Bollywood.
She is known for Pehla Nasha from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Saat Samundar Paar from Vishwatma, and O Paalanhaare from Lagaan. Sadhana Sargam is yet another gem that has gone missing from Bollywood. With amazing songs like O Jaane Jaana,
Maahi Ve she has given her commendable share in the progress in India's Music Industry. Recently, she sang for the movie 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' in the song 'Dard Karaara.' Though the song was mesmerizing, she couldn't make her presence felt. And we can't blame her!
He is known for Tip Tip Barsa Paani from Mohra, Humko Humise Chura Lo from Mohabbatein, Ae Mere Humsafar from Qayamat se Qayamat tak. Udit Narayan is a name that doesn't need any introduction. He is one of the most acclaimed playback singers in the history of Bollywood. Udit has served Bollywood for 25 years now, and Bollywood will forever be indebted for his contribution. He has recently sung for the movie 'Machine' in the song 'Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast!' and he killed it! He too believes that Bollywood has lost its melody somewhere. He stills thinks that Bollywood is producing a lot of talented youngsters and he wishes them a lot of luck!
She is known for Soni Soni from Mohabbatein, Tare Hain Barati from Virasat, Tujhe Dekh ke Dil from Baadal. Not all the talented singers make it to Bollywood, but she reached there and has left an impact on Bollywood songs and all her fans! She is happy with the changes that Bollywood is going through and the new musical forms that are coming up. She believes that you don't have to sings songs for movies to keep your passion alive. She teaches music in college and so she feels it's a new day everyday! What a great outlook towards life!
Just like many other singers, Hema also has the notion that Bollywood has moved on too fast towards the western culture. She believes that she got all her song offers based on her merit. She thinks this not how Bollywood works now. She thinks that 'compromising' has become an important factor to sustain in Bollywood nowadays.
It is the world of vocal aid softwares like Antares and Melodyne! Real talent isn't appreciated anymore. Anyone who wants to be a singer can be one easily! Wait. I am not saying this. It's Babul that believes that the age of the real talent has passed.
Who doesn't know Hariharan?! I bet any of the 90's people would know him! He is regarded as the one of the important pioneers of the Indian Fusion Music that exists today. For his extraordinary contribution to the Music Industry he has also received the honorable Padma Shri in the year 2004. But we hear so less of him now. Sigh!
10) Sudesh Bhosale
This amazing Indian playback singer is also well known for mimicking the Badsaah of Bollywood,
Amitabh Bachchan very well! His talent has been appreciated by honoring him with the 'Mother Teresa Millennium Award' in the year 2008.