Arijit Singh made a blockbuster playback singing debut in 2013 with the romantic hit, ‘Tum Hi Ho’ from Aashiqui 2. A few people know that the heart-throb was one of the contestants in the singing reality TV show ‘
’ who couldn’t make it to the top but today; he has become an indispensable part of Hindi film industry.
This gorgeous singer is renowned for her songs ‘Sawar Loon’ from Lootera and ‘moh moh ke dhaage’ from Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Apart from these two, Monali has several other songs in her kitty. She was one of the contestants on Indian Idol 5 and struggled a lot to get recognized in B-town. It was when she got an offer from music director-singer Pritam to debut as a playback singer in Race (2008).
Toshi participated in the reality TV show Amul Star Voice Of India in 2007 and gained immense fame. He has given music in various Bollywood flicks like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania,
Pyaar Ka Punchnama
2 and Housefull 3. His song ‘
’ from the movie Raaz – The Mystery Continues was a superhit.
Blessed with a melodious voice, Antara Mitra rose to stardom following five years of struggle in Bollywood. She appeared as a contestant on Indian Idol 2 in 2005 and is renowned for her songs like ‘Bheegi si bhaagi si’ from Raajneeti, ‘Gerua’ from Dilwale and ‘Itni si baat hain’ from Azhar.
5. Sreeram Chandra
Sreeram Chandra was the winner of Indian Idol 5 and a participant in the show ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar.’ The superhit song ‘Subanallah’ from Ye Jawani Hai Deewani turned him into an overnight superstar. He has also contributed as a playback singer in films Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and Khiladi 786.
Shreya Ghoshal is a paragon of beauty with melody. This lovely lady has always charmed the audience with the contribution of her melodious songs to Bollywood. Among many of her hits, songs like ‘Jadu hai nasha hai’ and ‘Yeh Ishq haye’ are food to the soul.
Jubin appeared as a participant in X Factor 2011 but couldn’t even make it to top 25 in the show. Today, the singer has numerous hits with Kaabil movie songs on the list. He has also contributed as a playback singer in various TV serial tracks.
The talented singer with a well-pitched voice, Neha Kakkar, has given several hit numbers in Bollywood. This peppy singer once struggled as a contestant on Indian Idol 2, but today, success surrounds her. She has emerged as a popular playback as well as an independent singer.
This ravishing lady with a dulcet voice became a winner of Channel V’s Pop stars. Making her debut in the B-town with ‘Ishq wala love’ from Student of the year, Neeti made it big by giving a consecutive second hit ‘Jiya Re’ from Jab Tak Hai Jaan and was honored with RD Burman Award for her exceptional performances.
Mohammad Irfan was a mere contestant in singing reality shows Amul Star Voice of India and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa but after a few years, he rose to fame and gained recognition for his commendable song hits like ‘Behne de’ from Raavan and Baarish from Yaariyan.