Over 50 years back, the legendary Ashok Kumar, K.L.Saigal and Kishore Kumar became popular as actor-singers. It seems like several B-stars are trying to follow their footsteps. That’s why; several top tinsel town actors and actresses have turned singers.
Take a look at this list!
1. Amitabh Bachchan
Besides creating a milestone in his acting career, Big B has also fascinated us by his deep and baritone voice. He has sung several songs for Hindi movies. Do Lafzon Ki Hai Dil Ki Kahani (The Great Gambler, 1979), Rang Barse (Silsila, 1981) and Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein (Kabhi Kabhi, 1976) are some of the evergreen songs, sung by this great star.
2. Juhi Chawla
Very few people know that Juhi is a trained classical singer, but she never considered taking singing as her profession. The actress made her singing debut with the song Chalo Jaane Do (Bhoothnath, 2008). She also sung Punjabi songs Nanhi Si Gudiya and Preeto for movie Sukhmani- Hope for Life. Well, it seems that Juhi is all set to start her second innings as a singer.
3. Sanjay Dutt
The uniqueness of Sanju’s voice has always caught the attention of music composers. Aye Shivani (Khoobsurat, 1999), M Bole To (Munnabhai MBBS, 2003) and Samjho Ho Hi Gaya (Lage Raho Munnabhai, 2006) are some of the songs that still bring us in the mood of masti. Well, I think, it’s not wrong if we call him Music bhai.
4. Ayushmann Khurana
Ayushmann is a well-known television anchor. He recently made his acting debut with Shoojit Sircar’s Vicky Donor (2012). He has also sang a song, Pani Da Rang, in this movie.
5. Neil Nitin Mukesh
Although, he started his career as an actor, but singing is in his blood. Neil is the grandson of legendary singer Mukesh and has received the singing talent in patrimony. He turned singer by singing in movies Jail (2009) and Aa Dekhen Zara (2009).
6. Kareena Kapoor
Bebo got the tag of actress cum singer with her songs Deewana Hai Dekho (Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, 2001), Pooja Ka Tashan (Tashan, 2008) and Papa Ki Pari Hoon Main (Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, 2003).
7. Salman Khan
Although, Hello Brother was one of the flop movies of Sallu’s career, but this movie gave the film industry a new singer. Yes, I am talking about Salman Khan. He sung Chandi Ki Daal Per for this movie. The title track of Bodyguard was one of the super hit songs, sung by him.
8. Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan won the heart of his fans, not only with his acting, but also with his singing skills. Mr. Perfectionist has sang several hit songs, like Aati Kya Khandala (Ghulam, 1998), Is Deewane Ladke Ko (Sarfarosh, 1999), Lalkaar Sarfarosi Ki (Rang De Basanti, 2006) and Bum Bum Bole (Taare Zameen Par, 2007).
9. Shah Rukh Khan
Apun Bola (Josh, 2000) was a trendsetter song, sung by Bollywood King, Shahrukh Khan. SRK lend his voice for the songs of his movies Badshaah (1999), Josh (2000) and Don (2006).
10. Akshay Kumar
When all three Khans have proved their singing skills, how can our action hero Akki can lag behind? Some of the songs sung by Akshay Kumar are Kaun Main Haan Tum (Ajnabee, 2001), Singh is King (Singh is King, 2008) and Rowdy Mix (Rowdy Rathore, 2012).
11. Priyanka Chopra
Piggy Chops is a well trained western Classical singer. Priyanka turned singer with her debut music album and the first single releases- ‘In my City.’
12. Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek also tried to step into the shoes of Big B, but failed. The actor sung several songs, like Mera Mahi Bada Sohna (Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, 2000), Right Here Right Now (Bluffmaster, 2005), Thayn Thayn (Dum Maaro Dum, 2011), etc. But, none of the songs brought any accolade for him.
13. Farhan Akhtar
He blew everyone with his brilliant acting in his debut film Rock On!! Television host, lyricist, producer, screenwriter and director, Farhan Akhtar also proved his singing ability in this movie.
14. Abhay Deol
Abhay made his singing debut with Senorita (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, 2011). He sang the song along with Farhan Akhtar and Hrithik Roshan.
15. Ranbir Kapoor
The most sought after actor of B-Town, Ranbir Kapoor, turned singer by lending his voice to a promotional song, Fatafati, for his film Barfi (2012).
16. Hrithik Roshan
Bollywood heartthrob, Hrithik Roshan, turned singer for his movie Kites (2010). He sung the track Kites in the Sky. He completely amazed everyone by his deep and baritone voice.
17. Tia Bajpai
Tia made her acting debut with Vikram Bhatt’s horror movie Haunted 3D. She has also sang a song, Sau Baras, for this movie. Though, the film did not fetch much fame for Tia, but she succeeded in making her presence felt as a singer.
18. Jiah Khan
The actress made her appearance on the silver screen for the first time in 2007 with Ram Gopal Verma’s Nishabd. She also tried to exhibit her singing skills in song Take it Light. However, the song was not hit.