Bollywood is home to several iconic singers who are internationally renowned for their mesmerizing vocals. However, some of these Hindi singers’ talents do not just stop at singing. Throughout the history of Indian cinema, there have been numerous skilled Bollywood singers who have made the hair on our body stand up in awe of their acting prowess. Today, we take a look at some of these incredible singers who are also mind blowing actors.
We know many Bollywood actors who have lent their voices in the songs of their movies and left us speechless like Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan and more. Today, we take a look at the flip side – incredible Bollywood singers who have also proved their mettle in stupendous acting capabilities. And, believe it or not, there have been many such iconic singers who left the nation spellbound with their talents. So, here are some of the best Hindi singers who are no strangers to delivering stellar performances as actors.
1. Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar was the greatest actor-singer to ever grace Indian cinema. His performances, be it an actor or singer, are considered the prime benchmark for all in this fraternity. From singing evergreen superhits like Mere Sapno Ki Rani and Ek Chatur Naar to nailing comic timing and screen presence in movies like Padosan, Kishore Kumar is an incomparable legend and the pride of Indian cinema.
2. Ali Zafar
This fabulous Pakistani-based singer gave many memorable acting performances in Bollywood. Starting with Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Ali Zafar has since charmed the audience with both his soothing vocals and amazing acting skills.
3. Aditya Narayan
Being the son of legendary singer Udit Narayan, it was a no-brainer that Aditya would inherit his father’s brilliant singing abilities. But, did you know that he started his career as a child actor in the Aamir Khan starrer Rangeela? He was also seen in Shah Rukh Khan’s Pardes and Salman Khan’s Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota hai.
4. Diljit Dosanjh
Diljit Dosanjh started his career as a singer in the Punjabi music industry. After many hits, he made his acting debut in the Punjabi movie The Lion Of Punjab (2011). Five years later, he won the entire nation’s heart with his moving performance in Udta Punjab, marking an explosive entry into Bollywood.
5. Hard Kaur
Taran Kaur Dhillon, more commonly known as Hard Kaur, is India’s first-ever female Punjabi rapper. Besides her rocking songs, Hard Kaur gained much appreciation for her performances in movies like Patiala House and Ticket To Hollywood.
6. Shruti Haasan
Shruti Haasan, the proud daughter of veteran actor Kamal Haasan, is a powerhouse of many talents. While you may have seen her in many Hindi and South Indian movies, Haasan actually began her career as a part of a girl band before her acting debut with Luck opposite Imran Khan.
7. Ayushmann Khurrana
Now, we know what you’re thinking. “He’s an actor. He started out with acting”. Yes, it’s true. But, he also started out with singing. His debut film Vicky Donor also features his singing debut – giving us soothing songs like Pani Da Rang. Since then, he has lent his mellifluous vocals to numerous songs in his movies. So, technically, Khurrana qualifies to be in both lists.
These were a few phenomenal Indian singers who are also proclaimed and celebrated actors. Check out their superhit numbers on the Flutin app and watch their movies to support the unique talents that our country boasts of.