Anushka Sharma doesn’t belong to a filmy background and has achieved everything in the industry on her own. She intended to pursue a career in journalism and modelling but ended up being one of the most successful actresses in the industry. The “Zero” actress is extremely proud of what she has achieved and so are we.
Hindi cinema has countless examples of Roothna Manana songs🎶 in its kitty. Songs where the hero or heroine are getting offended and being coaxed or cajoled by their partners. Though these days you don’t come across too many songs of this kind, yesteryear Bollywood films are full of such lovely tracks.
Reality Shows are more than just a dream platform for talented singers to showcase and enhance their skills. Surprisingly, plenty of Bollywood Playback singers have made a career out of it. Reality show contestants are groomed by experts and their talent keeps improving day in and day out.
Want to know how these shows shaped up the careers of some of the most talented Bollywood Singers Of all-time?
The little girl who came to limelight after winning the oldest Indian singing reality show in the year 2000, is now one of the biggest singing sensations of our country.
Her talent was first recognised by Mr Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s mother who watched Shreya win and told Sanjay about her. Mr Bhansali recognised her talent and signed her as a playback singer for his next film “Devdas”.
Arijit’s story isn’t new to any of us. He was a participant of Fame Gurukul, a music reality show organised in the year 2005. Even though he stood 6th and didn’t win the show, he received millions of offers for his mind-blowing voice.
He sings predominantly in Hindi and Bengali but has also performed in plenty of other Indian languages. Are you a big-time fan of Arijit Singh’s songs? The GaanaPehchaana app is available on the AppStore and Play store📱. Install it and start listening to the songs now!
Sunidhi Chauhan discontinued her studies to pursue a career in the music industry. She said: “I quit because I did not feel like studying. I made the decision to pursue my dream as a singer and I don’t regret it one bit”.
Chauhan became famous after winning the first singing reality show on DD National titled “Meri Awaz Suno”, where she was honoured with the “Lata Mangeshkar Trophy” for the best female singer of India. Enjoy Sunidhi Chauhan’s songs on the GaanaP song application.
Did you know that Monali Thakur is not just a singer but an actor as well? Even she participated in the music reality show Indian Idol 2 and went on to become a popular face in the Bollywood💃🏻 Playback industry.
You must have time and again heard the hit Bollywood track “Zara Zara Touch Me” from “Race”?, but did you know that it was Monali Thakur’s 2nd song in Bollywood? In recent years her songs “Moh moh Ke Dhaage” and “Sawar Loon” gained the maximum number of positive reviews.
In 2003, Mohan was one of the winners of Channel V’s reality television show- “Popstars”. She was subsequently chosen to join Aasma—a pop group formed with the other winners of the show—where she got the chance to perform with Bryan Adams.
Belonging to a completely non-musical background, Neeti made all the efforts on her own, to be where she is today!
Antara Mitra gained all the fame after participating in Indian Idol Season 2, where she stood 5th. She led a life of struggles and hardships, especially during her initial days in Mumbai, when she simply survived on Maggi.
In a previous interview to the Times of India in 2010, Mitra thanked and expressed her gratitude to Music Director Pritam Chakraborty, as he was the first one to show faith in her talent, as at that time all film songs for which she had lent her voice were composed by him.
She also got widespread recognition for her acclaimed duet songs “Gerua” and “Janam Janam” co-sung with Arijit Singh.
Here we have one more musical gem from Indian Idol Season 2. Even though he didn’t make it to the last 12 finalists, he has created a strong niche for himself in the Bollywood Playback Music Industry.
His career started in 2010 with the “Vandemataram” song from the film “Leader” and is growing stronger with every passing year. Hailing from Moodabidri, a small suburban town on the outskirts of Mangalore, Nakash Aziz, didn’t ever imagine that he could achieve all the great things that he has achieved.
These singers went on to become Hero from Zero. That is the hidden power of Music🎶 Reality shows. These shows can turn you into superstars and make you achieve fame, name and success that you would not have achieved otherwise.
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Those who wish to sing always find a song!!
-By Arunima Gupta
Album Info Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Sukhwinder Singh, Pratibha Singh Baghel, Pratibha Singh Baghel, Ravi Mishra, Prajakta Shukre, Shrinidhi Ghatate, Siddharth Mahadevan & Arunaja Album Released: January 2019
“Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” starring Kangana Ranaut takes us back to the 1830s, ’40s and 50s when Rani Lakshmibai reigned as the queen of Jhansi in North India. The film is based on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai and her war against the British East India Company, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
The film’s soundtrack is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (the phenomenal composer trio) and the lyrics are written by Prasoon Joshi. Many Super-talented singers came together to sing these wonderful songs. Let’s read the GaanaP review for these songs below.
Speaking about the song ‘Vijayi Bhava’, Shankar Mahadevan had reportedly said that in any musician’s career, a film like “Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi” becomes a landmark. According to him, it was a challenging and musically enriching experience as a singer and composer. Even the chorus did a mindblowing job. The official video is out and looks absolutely dazzling. Rating: 3/5
An outstanding melody composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, written by Prasoon Joshi and sung by Shankar Mahadevan. “Bharat” will make the patriotic feelings ooze out of you like lime juice. Prasoon Joshi recites the poetry part in the song. We are anxiously waiting for the official video to release. Rating: 3/5
Bolo Kab Pratikar Karoge
A brave, hair raising song in the voice of accomplished singer Sukhwinder Singh, “Bolo Kab Pratikar Karoge” asks for Pratikar or revenge for all the brutality and misdeeds of the British. Prasoon Joshi’s smashing lyrics and the chorus part sung by the adept chorus comprising of Mani Mahadevan, Arun Kamath, Nihal Shetty, Vikas Joshi, Varun Uday & Rituraj Sen add life and energy to this motivating song. Rating: 3/5
A mesmerising track dedicated to the Maharaja of Jhansi, Raja Gangadhar Newalkar. Pratibha Singh Baghel and Ravi Mishra’s mellifluous singing will steal your heart and make you elated. It’s an absolutely classy and heart-touching composition by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for the mighty king. Rating: 4/5
A reworked version of the original Shiva Tandav Stotram written by Ravana, the king of Lanka. Shankar Mahadevan modified and altered it in a convincing manner. This track goes really well with the theme of the film. Rating: 5/5
“Taki Taki” is a sugary, syrupy sweet melody sung by the extremely talented singer from Madhya Pradesh, Pratibha Singh Baghel. This mesmerising melody is shown to express Kangana Ranaut’s delicate emotions. Rating: 5/5
“Dankila” sounds like a festive love song. Prajakta Shukre, Shrinidhi Ghatate, Siddharth Mahadevan & Arunaja contribute to singing this fabulous dance song. “Dankila” will surely add a spark to all your celebrations in 2019. Without help from the chorus, the singers wouldn’t have been able to perform this well. Rating: 5/5
‘Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi’ is directed by Krish and Kangana Ranaut and also features actors like Jisshu Sengupta, Ankita Lokhande, Suresh Oberoi, Danny, Denzongpa and others in the key role. We have songs for different occassions suiting different tastes and moods. Visit the link https://goo.gl/gYb3YM to listen to the songs from “Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi”, to play engaging Hindi Film Music Games, click Bollywood Musical games or read interesting blogs and reviews on GaanaP!
OUR PICK(S): We choose “Taki Taki” as our most favourite song from the album.
-By Arunima Gupta
Album Info Music: Tanishk Bagchi, Lijo George, DJ Chetas, S.Thaman Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed, Rashmi Virag, Kumaar Singers: Neha Kakkar, Mika Singh, Kumar Sanu, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Asees Kaur, Nakash Aziz, Tanishk Bagchi, Dev Negi, Goldi, Arijit Singh Album Released: December 2018
The story of Sangram “Simbaa” Bhalerao played by Ranveer Singh, an orphan-turned-cop from Shivgadh, the same town where Bajirao Singham (Ajay Devgan) was raised, takes us back to the Singham movie. Quite Opposite to Bajirao’s integrity and honesty, Simbaa takes complete advantage of the situation and leads the life of a corrupt cop. However, when his dear ones are abused, he finds himself changed and is forced to select a more righteous path.
Below we’ll talk about the songs composed by Tanishk Bagchi, Lijo George – DJ Chetas and S. Thaman.
A dhamakedaar party track to make your new year super-awesome. Tanishk Bagchi has been extremely creative with the composition. Kumar Sanu is back after a long time along with Neha Kakkar and Mika Singh to make you put your dancing shoes on. Enjoy this song on the GaanaPehchaana app. Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan look gorgeous in this song. Rating: 4/5
Tanishk Bagchi has intelligently retained the nostalgia and mushy melody of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s original track “Tere Bin Nahi Lagda Dil Mera” while appropriately mixing it with a modernistic arrangement that today’s generation can relate to. Asees Kaur, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Tanishk Bagchi’s voices mix together to create magic. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan always does justice to his father’s remakes. Rating: 5/5
Aala Re Aala
“Aala Re Aala” is a bang on colourful number which launched Ranveer Singh in the movie ‘Simmba’. He is seen performing a super-energetic dance sequence along with an entire crew of men and women decked up in Maharashtrian costumes with saffron flags. Listening to “Aala Re Aala Simmba Aala” in Dev Negi and Goldi’s voices will make you dance like crazy. Rating: 4/5
Mera Wala Dance
This song shows Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan and Ajay Devgan dancing together in one frame. Ajay Devgan’s grand entry looks absolutely smashing. Kumaar is the perfect lyricist for this song. Neha Kakkar and Nakash Aziz create a booming party atmosphere with their marvellous voices. Rating: 3/5
Bandeya Re Bandeya
“Kanka Num Tara Num, Tandar Na Num Tara Num, Bandeya Re Bandeya, Bandeya Re Bandeya, Raah Pe Chal Bandeya”. This one’s a musical masterpiece composed and programmed by Tanishk Bagchi, sung by the sensational Arijit Singh and Asees Kaur along with support from the phenomenal chorus including Chayan Ghosh, Nickhiel Jain, Rahul Pandey, Purnima Solanki & Unnati Shah. The music by Bagchi is such that it will connect you to the basic theme of the film. Rating: 5/5
Simmba Theme 1/ Theme 2
We have 2 theme melodies for this film which are played as soon as we have some moment of victory for Simmba (Sangram Bhalerao) our head of police. The first one is composed and programmed by Tanishk Bagchi, the master musician himself with additional percussions by Krishna Kishore and Team. The music was mixed and mastered by Eric Pillai. The 2nd theme track was composed by S. Thaman. Rating:2/5
The film is a full-on entertaining one and there are many people who wish to watch it more than once. It’s not just the movie that’s a super-duper hit one, but the songs and their videos are absolutely amazing as well. They are sure to rank amongst the best songs of 2019. THREE CHEERS FOR SIMMBA!!!
OUR PICK(S): We choose “Tere Bin” as our most favourite song from the album.
Music: Amit Trivedi, Daniel B George, Raghav Sachar
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire, Asma, Shyam Anuragi
Singers: Ronit Sarkar, Arijit Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shilpa Rao
Album Released: October 2018
Music: Lijo George, DJ Chetas, Tanishk Bagchi, Jam 8
Lyrics: Tanishk Bagchi, Badshah, Shabbir Ahmed, Darshan Rawal, Varun Grover, Manoj Muntashir
Singers: Darshal Raval, Asees Kaur, Badshah, Jubin Nautiyal, Atif Aslam, Udit Naraya, Neha Kakkar, Palak Muchchal, Devi Negi, Honey Singh, Divya Kumar
Album Released: October 2018
Shaan? Haven’t we all grown up watching Shaan as the energetic host of music reality shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa? Shantanu Mukherjee, popularly known as Shaan is the grandson of late lyricist Jahar Mukherjee and son of the late music director, Manas Mukherjee. He is one amongst the very few Indian singers to have collaborated with innumerable international singers.
Did you know that he collaborated with ‘Blue’ for the popular song ‘One Love’? Didn’t we all love dancing to ‘One Love’ as kids? He has sung some of our most favourite Bollywood songs till date.
Let’s read about a few of his best songs till date.
Musu Musu (1999)
Music: Purna Das Baul Samrat, Shiraz Mehra, Vishal Dadlani
Lyrics: Raj Kaushal, Vishal Dadlani
Remember the song ‘Musu Musu Hasi Deu Malai Lai’? Doesn’t this song make you nostalgic? It takes us back to those carefree childhood days when we could spend endless hours listening to this beautiful song. We simply love the eccentric lyrics by Raj Kaushal and Vishal Dadlani.
Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe (2001)
Music: Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Singers: Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan, K.K
This one was the most trending party number back in 2001. In those days we didn’t have too many songs from this genre, hence people loved playing this one in all kinds of parties and get-togethers. It was a favourite with the kids and adults alike.
Kuch To Hua Hai (2003)
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Singers: Alka Yagnik, Shaan
‘Kuch To Hua Hai, Kuch Ho Gaya Hai, Do Chaar Din Se Lagta Hai Jaise’ is an eternal, evergreen love song from ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ that we have all grown up listening to. Shaan’s voice absolutely fits into Saif Ali Khan’s. The lyrics by Javed Akhtar perfectly describe the feelings of puppy love. Listen to this song on the GaanaP app.
Chand Sifaarish (2006)
Music: Jatin- Lalit
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
Singers: Shaan, Kailash Kher
Can any Bollywood playback singer sing anything better than this? ‘Chaand Sifarish Jo Karta Hamari, Deta Woh Tumko Bata’ is a beautiful serenade in the 2006 romantic drama thriller film ‘Fanaa’ directed by Kunal Kohli & produced by Yash Raj Films. This smooth flowing melody has a rhythmic whistling in between the song. As a listener, you’d surely love to imitate and whistle back. Aamir and Kajol’s perfect chemistry and the catchy/enjoyable music is a perfect stress buster.
Jab Se Tere Naina (2007)
Music: Monty Sharma
Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan
There was a time when Shaan was the Arijeet Singh of Bollywood. The way he sang the romantic hits, made us swoon over his songs. His voice texture and singing style turned millions of youngsters into his biggest fan. Are you a fan of Shaan as well? Listen to his songs on the GaanaP app.
Aao Milo Chalo (2007)
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Singer: Shaan,Ustad Sultan Khan
‘Ham Jo Chalne Lage, Chalne Lage Hai Ye Raste’, a happy go lucky song from ‘Jab We Met’ brings back heaps of beautiful memories. Shahid and Kareena are seen travelling around a typical Indian countryside. Shaan’s heartwarming voice can woo any lady. Pritam’s composition and Irshad Kamil’s independent lyrics are quite innovative.
Aaj Unse Milna Hai (2015)
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
This song marked Shaan’s comeback after a long long time. It’s a mind-blowing track from the 2015 romantic drama ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’. Salman finds himself all confused as to what he should be gifting the princess. He can’t purchase costly gifts as he isn’t the princess’ real fiance. So he decides to purchase different food items.
Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh (2009)
Music: Shantanu Moitra
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
Singers: Shaan & Shantanu Moitra
‘Shaan’s voice exudes happy, positive vibes.’ After listening to this song you’ll surely agree with this statement. An extremely peaceful composition by Shantanu Moitra with the music from the flutes and Jal Tarang exuding the positive vibes. The Lyrics by Swanand Kirkire are a masterpiece.
As a child, Shaan started off with his career by singing jingles for advertisements. Then he began to sing remixes and cover versions. Shaan and his sister’s career began when they signed up with Magnasound recording company and recorded a few successful albums, including the hit album Naujawan followed by Q – Funk, which sold a million copies. Whenever Shaan sings, his voice sounds like that of a happy man. Positivity echoes through his singing!
To enjoy the above-mentioned songs, visit https://goo.gl/QCfNwT to read the blogs and reviews click on Blog/Review. To play your favourite Bollywood Musical games set in the pattern of Bollywood song quizzes check out the new version of the app https://goo.gl/Qyhuof
Music: Anu Malik
Lyrics: Varun Grover
Singers: Papon, Ronkini Gupta, Sukhwinder Singh, Salman Ali, Divya Kumar
Album Released: September 2018
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. Some of the well-known new singers in Bollywood, who are slowly gaining repute are doing well because they are talented and have channelised their potential in the right direction.
In Bollywood, with every era of films, there has come an entire generation of musicians who have immortalised the film through their music. Right from the days of from ‘Jab Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya’ to ‘Mera Joota Hai Japani’, from ‘Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi’ to ‘Chura Liya Hai Tumne’. All the singers who sang these songs not only immortalised the songs but immortalised the movies as well.
Let’s read this blog to know what’s so special about these new singers and why are they on a new high, also let us go through some of their best songs.
Papon- Moh Moh Ke Dhage (2015)
Music: Anu Malik
Lyrics: Varun Grover
Movie: Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Angarang Mahanta better known by his nickname ‘PAPON’, has made a place in our hearts really quick. Born to an Assamese folk singer couple, he learnt singing at a very young age. ‘Moh Moh Ke Dhage’ is a song with millions of fans around the world. It’s composed by Anu Malik and the male version is sung by Papon. You’ll love the beautiful tinkling tunes created by the taals popularly used as kirtan instruments.
Neha Bhasin- Jag Ghoomeya (2016)
Music: Vishal- Shekhar
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Singers: Neha Bhasin
Who knew that Neha Bhasin, the aspiring dancer who learnt a variety of different dance forms from Shiamak Davar’s dance school would end up becoming a singer? She also took training for vocal classical training from Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. The Female version of ‘Jag Ghoomeya’ from ‘Sultan’ sung by Neha Bhasin in her appealing, husky voice added the perfect mood to the song lip-synced by Anushka Sharma.
Armaan Malik- Hua Hai Aaj Pehli Baar (2016)
Music: Amaal Mallik
Lyrics: Manoj Yadav
Singer: Armaan Malik, Palak Muchhal
Movie: Sanam Re
Armaan is the son of Indian composer, singer, songwriter, actor and script-writer Daboo Malik, hence in the beginning, when he participated in ‘Little-Champs’, he was eliminated right at the 4th position because he already belonged to a musical family. Now, that he is one of the most sought-after singers in the industry, we can’t resist falling in love with each of his songs. ‘Hua Hai Aaj Pehli Baar’ from the 2016 movie ‘Sanam Re’ composed by Armaan’s brother Amaal Mallik and penned down by Manoj Yadav is one of Armaan’s most memorable Bollywood song.
Neha Kakkar- Naina (2016)
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singer: Neha Kakkar
Neha Kakkar is a lethal combination of both beauty and looks. She was just a next door girl who started her singing journey along with her sister Sonu Kakkar and brother Tony Kakkar. She used to sing at jagratas as a kid and now she is the most glamorous singing diva of Bollywood. She considers Pritam as her favourite composer, so we chose her song ‘Naina’ from ‘Dangal’ composed by Pritam and written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. It’s a heavenly, divine melody.
Jonita Gandhi- Sau Tarah Ke (2016)
Singers: Jonita Gandhi, Amit Mishra
Music had always been a passion for Jonita, she performed at several gigs and stuff as a child but started working on her passion quite later in life. She has been trained in Western Classical as well as Indian Classical music. Her Bollywood career began in 2013 with the ‘Chennai Express Theme Song’. The ‘Sau Tarah Ke’ song from the 2016 action-comedy movie ‘Dishoom’ backed up by an Arabic choir has been beautifully sung by Jonita Gandhi and Amit Mishra.
Ash King- Bandook Meri Laila (2017)
Music: Sachin- Jigar
Singers: Ash King, Jigar Saraiya, Raftaar
Movie: A Gentleman
Ash King belongs to a family of musicians who have shaped his relationship with music. His grandfather Brajendra Lal Ganguly was the first Indian classical music teacher at Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s home and school Shantiniketan. Ash gradually rose to fame with hit songs like ‘Dil Gira Dafatan’ from ‘Delhi 6’ and ‘Aunty Ji’ from ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’. Ash King along with Raftaar (the rapper) and Jigar Saraiya has completely slain this party anthem ‘Bandook Meri Laila’ from ‘A Gentleman’ starring Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez.
Bhoomi Trivedi- Udi Udi Jaye (2017)
Music: Ram Sampath
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Singers: Bhoomi Trivedi, Sukhwinder Singh, Karsan Sagathia
The girl who finally got the chance to prove herself as an excellent singer after a series of failures. Bhoomi auditioned thrice for Indian Idol but the first two times she had to quit because of certain misfortunes but the third time, she became the runner-up of the competition. She hails to a musical family in Vadodara, Gujarat so music has always been there in her blood. She rose to fame with the ‘Ram Chahe Leela’ song in ‘Ram Leela’, but ‘Udi Udi’ has been one of her best song, composed by Ram Sampath and written by Javed Akhtar. It is a treat for the ears.
Neeti Mohan- Nainonwale Ne (2018)
Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Singers: Neeti Mohan
Neeti comes from a completely non-musical background. She wished to pursue her dream of joining the Indian Army, but destiny made her the winner of a talent show. She first started her career by crooning to a jazz number in Bombay Velvet after which opportunities came flying to her. With ‘Nainonwale Ne’, Neeti Mohan got a chance to shine brightly in the Shreya Ghoshal territory. Neeti’s voice is perfectly modulated and fully expressive with the playfulness and teasing. Dancers will not be able to resist dancing to it.
Yasser Desai- Jitni Dafa (2018)
Music: Jeet Gannguli
Lyrics: Rashmi Virag
Singers: Yasser Desai, Jeet Gannguli
An academically inclined individual with a masters in Biotechnology, the Mumbai boy Yasser, who started his musical journey at the age of 11 didn’t realize that he would make it this big in Bollywood playback. He has also sung a few songs for the Gujarati playback industry. Yasser Desai and Jeet Ganguli absolutely rock the ‘Parmanu’ song ‘Jitni Dafa composed by Jeet Ganguli, sung by the both of them and written by Rashmi Virag.
Making a mark in Bollywood playback is a tough thing, but these newcomers have succeeded in creating a niche for themselves. Out of all these new singers, who is your most favourite and who do you feel will be the next Shreya Ghoshal or Sunidhi Chauhan? To enjoy the above-mentioned songs, visit https://gaanap.com/bollywood-songs-radio, to read the blogs and reviews click on Blog/Review. To play your favourite Bollywood Musical games set in the pattern of Bollywood song quizzes check out the new version of the app https://goo.gl/Qyhuof.