These Handsome Male Punjabi Singers Have Made It Big In Bollywood

Bollywood is one of the biggest film industries. It has charmed people the world over with its fabulous song and dance numbers. The best part is that it welcomes artists from all over the globe with welcoming arms.

Punjab has an endless number of uber cool singers who have made it quite big in Bollywood.

Let us read this blog to know more about how some of the most sought-after Punjabi singers who won over Bollywood with their dapper style, excellent dance moves, superb singing skills and never-ending charm.

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Rhythm Dhol Bass

Rhythm Dhol Bass

  • RDB was formed by 3 British Sikh brothers in the year 1997. Their style blends western genres with traditional Punjabi beats.
  • Their musical journey began with singing at the gurdwara, where they used to assist their father in performing in front of the community at the local gurdwara, playing the harmonium and the tabla. This gave them a great understanding of their musical creativity. They have created an endless number of songs for hit movies like “Namastey London”, “Singh Is King”, “Kambakht Ishq”, “Tanu Weds Manu” etc.

Badshah

Badshah

  • Just the name Badshah can bring a smile to your face. Badshah is a hugely renowned Indian rap-music composer, rapper and co-singer, known for his Hindi, Haryanvi and Punjabi songs. He kickstarted his career in the year 2006, with his close buddy Yo Yo Honey Singh. Together they formed Band Mafia Mundeer and gained massive popularity.
  • Badshah split from Honey in 2012 and became famous with his independent Haryanvi song “Kar Gayi Chull”. “Kar Gayi Chull”? seems familiar! No? You must have heard this song in the 2016 Bollywood movie, Kapoor & Sons. His music has been featured in Bollywood soundtracks for movies like “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya” and “Khoobsurat”.

Diljit Dosanjh

Diljit Dosanjh

  • Diljit’s successful career began during his school days when he started his journey as a singer by singing Kirtans at local Gurudwaras. Diljit Dosanjh has become a heartthrob not just in Punjab, but all over the world.
  • He is a sensational actor, singer, television presenter and social media celebrity, who works in Punjabi and Hindi cinema. Dosanjh made his Hindi Film Music debut with Udta Punjab in 2016, for which he earned the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.

Yo Yo Honey Singh

Yo Yo Honey Singh

  • Honey Singh was born as Hirdesh Singh and studied music at the Trinity School in the United Kingdom. He is a fabulous music director, songwriter, Indi-pop singer, music producer and film actor.
  • His first song in Bollywood films was “Shakal Pe Mat Ja”, featuring Gagan Sidhu. Singh charged Rs. 7 million for a song in the film “Mastan”. This was the largest amount paid to a song artist in Bollywood to date, making him one of the highest-paid singers in Bollywood.

Mika Singh

Mika Singh

  • Mika Singh has become a household name but did any of you know that he’s the younger brother of Daler Mehdi. He began his career at an early age and has released several solo albums. He has also made appearances on various reality shows, becoming a well-loved star in the country.
  • Mr Mika has a wide range of Bollywood songs to his credit, the prominent ones being”Bas Ek King” (Singh Is Kinng), “Mauja Hi Mauja” (Jab We Met), “Ibn-e-Batuta” (Ishqiya), and “Dhanno” (Housefull).

Hans Raj Hans

Hans Raj Hans

  • Hans Raj Hans was a sensation in the late nineties and early 2000s.  He was born in the village of Shafipur, near Jalandhar, Punjab and started singing Punjabi folk, devotional and Sufi music.
  • As a child, he learned from music director Charanjit Ahuja and sang some of his best Bollywood songs for films like “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety”-2018, “Mausam”-2019, “Patiala House”-2011 and “Bend It Like Beckham”-2002.

Master Saleem

Master Saleem

  • Master Saleem was born as Saleem Shahzada in Shahkot, near Jalandhar Punjab. He is the son of the famous Sufi singer Ustad Puran Shah Koti, who was also the guru of eminent folk singers like Hans Raj Hans, Jasbir Jassi and Sabar Koti, thus Saleem inherited a rich musical heritage right from his childhood.
  • At the mere age of seven, Saleem gave his very first public performance at the prestigious opening ceremony of Bathinda Doordarshan with his song “Charkhe Di Ghook”.
  • Later Shankar Mahadevan of the famous composing-singing trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy heard his singing performances at a Jagran which was being aired on television, thus Saleem was chosen for his single “Mast Kalandar” from “Hey Babyy” under their expert music direction. The song was a sensation and launched his Hindi Film Music career.

Bollywood dreams are for everyone and these top Punjabi singers are no less than any of the Bollywood singing sensations. Loved reading these less known facts about the biggest gayaks of Punjab? Let us know your opinion in the comments section.

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– By Arunima Gupta

These Bollywood Songs Will Encourage You To Be The Best Version Of Yourself

There’s a dialogue in “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” which says “Seize The Day My Friend. Pehle Is Din Ko Puri Tarah Jiyo, Phir Chaalis Ke Baare Mein Sochna.” Bollywood has numerous films with inspirational dialogues which encourage us and motivate us to achieve great heights. Similarly, there are Bollywood songs which instil seeds of hope and make us a lot more motivated than ever before. Listen to these songs on the GaanaPehchaana Music App.

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Ignite The Spirit Of Patriotism With The Manikarnika Songs

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.

Vijayi Bhava

Manikarnika Vijayi Bhava Song

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

Bharat

Bharat Song Manikarnika

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

Bolo Kab Pratikar Karoge Song

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

Rajaji

Rajaji Song Jisshu Sengupta And Kangana Ranaut

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

Shiv Tandav

Shiv Tandav By Shankar Mahadevan

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

Taki Taki Song Manikarnika: Jhansi Ki Rani

“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

Dankila Song Kangana Ranaut

“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

Bollywood Songs That Will Transport You To A Winter Wonderland

Winter is at its peak. Many of us are fond of the chilling cold and some of us get extremely lazy during this time of the year. Whether you love the winter weather or not, it brings along a lot of excitement, a chance to enjoy your favourite book or movie underneath the warm quilts while sipping on to hot coffee or soup. It is a time to be merry and jolly and celebrate the warmth in your heart.

Bollywood has a large collection of songs which are picturized in the snow and describe the chilly weather in the best possible way. Let’s have a look at a few such songs below.

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Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe (1961)

Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe Song

Music: Shankar-Jaikishan

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

Singer: Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Junglee

An evergreen gem of a song sung by Mohammad Rafi, “Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe” is from the famous 1991 film “Junglee”. Shammi Kapoor appears to be highly energetic as he is seen skiing and jumping over the hills and mountains while wooing his lady love played by Saira Banu. Shankar Jaikishan composed all songs for this film but this one is the most dynamic and energetic song of all.

Shokh Nazar Ki Bijliyaan (1964)

Superhit Actor Manoj Kumar

Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Singer: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Wo Kaun Thi

Such songs and movies are rarely picturised today. In spite of the advancement in technology, picturesque songs like “Shokh Nazar Ki Bijliyaan” are rarely heard or seen these days. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan might not have written too many lyrics, but the songs written by him are special and loved till today. Sadhana and Manoj Kumar are too good with the acting. They are seen ice-skating with other crew members in perfect coordination.

Hum Aur Tum (1973)

Sharmila Tagore, Rajesh Khanna

Music: Laxmikant, Pyarelal

Lyrics: Sahir, Ludhianvi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar- Kishore Kumar

A beautiful winter song picturised in the snow “Hum Aur Tum” is from the 1973 movie “Daag” based on Thomas Hardy’s novel, “The Mayor Of Casterbridge”. It stars Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna. A typical Kishore Kumar-Lata Mangeshkar melody with the words of the song beautifully expressed through the lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi. Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore made a great onscreen pair.

Karvaten Badalte Rahe Saari Raat Hum (1974)

Actress Mumtaz

Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Aapki Kasam

The greatest singers, musician and lyricist came together to create this magnificent song picturised in snowy Switzerland.  Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz’s acting is simply class apart. Similarly, Lata Ji and Kishore Da add a divine touch to this regular romantic number.

Kitni Khoobsoorat Yeh (1982)

Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee Gulzar

Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Suresh Wadkar, Lata Mangeshkar

A beautifully picturised song shot in a picturesque hill station covered with lush green hills and snowy mountains. “Kitni Khoobsurat Hai” is another master creation by R. D Burman. The sceneries and locales are simply spectacular and watching the lead actors Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee Gulzar and Vinod Khanna spending quality time in the breathtaking locales give a certain sense of happiness. Anand Bakshi is too good with the lyrics.

Meethi Meethi Sardi Hai (1986)

Anil Kapoor

Music: Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics: S.H Bihari

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

A sweet song about the chilly winters, “Meethi Meethi Sardi Hai” from “Pyar Kiya Hai Pyar Karenge”, the 1986 romantic film starring Anil Kapoor and Padmini Kolhapure will warm up your heart in this cold weather. Laxmikant Pyarelal’s compositions were one of a kind and continue to charm us till today. Ignite the warm sparks in the chilling wintery weather with this song.

Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main (1995)

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

Music: Jatin-Lalit

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Abhijit Bhattacharya, Asha Bhosle

A wacky song from the all-time favourite Bollywood film “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge”. This song is wacky because, like most Bollywood songs we find Kajol doing weird things like dancing in the snow in a short, one-piece dress, she steals the dress after breaking the glass showcase where it’s been displayed. Abhijit Bhattacharya’s voice was the most perfect one for Shahrukh Khan, it’s sad that he doesn’t sing for Shahrukh anymore. Asha Bhosle’s voice really suits Kajol.

Ye Ishq Haye (2007)

Kareena Kapoor Khan

Music: Pritam Chakraborty

Lyrics: Irshad Kamil

Singers: Shreya Ghoshal

Director Imtiaz Ali has always been thanked by thousands of Bollywood movie buffs for exploring such extraordinary and unusually enchanting locations across India. This song sung by Shreya Ghoshal with Kareena Kapoor dancing in it became quite a peppy and catchy number amongst the youngsters way back in 2008-9. Thereafter Rohtang Pass, located at a height of 3979 metres, at a distance of 51 km from Manali “an extremely chilly location” became a sought-after Bollywood shooting location.

The mercury levels are dipping every day. Winter is the best time for trips, parties, get-togethers etc. Switch on your heaters, get inside your blankets and listen to these soothing winter melodies.

Enjoy the above-mentioned songs on https://goo.gl/3AzqAD, 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. Don’t forget to let us know about your most favourite melody in the comments.

Bollywood Lovers Are Getting Addicted To The “Zero” SoundTrack

Album Info

Music: Ajay-Atul
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Mayur Puri, Vayu
Singers: Abhay Jodhpurkar, Sukhwinder Singh, Divya Kumar, Bhoomi Trivedi, Raja Kumari
Album Released: December 2018

King Khan is coming back with the most awaited movie of 2018. A full on entertainment, masala film with superior quality VFX and an appealing storyline. Do hit the theatres this Friday to watch the movie.

The story is about a short (dwarf-like) 38-year-old man from Meerut, Bauua Singh who has trouble finding a marriage partner, he eventually finds his companion in Aafia Bhinder, a NASA scientist with cerebral palsy; however, leading female superstar Babita also gets close with him, testing his first relationship. A love triangle forms between the three, taking them to far-off cities and thrusting Bauua on an adventure to discover both his true love and the measure of a man’s true worth.

The fabulous soundtrack has been composed and produced by Ajay-Atul, with lyrics penned down by Irshad Kamil, Mayur Puri and Vayu.

Enjoy the delightful GaanaPehchaana Review below.

Mere Naam Tu

Mere Naam Tu Song From Zero

This heart-touching, romantic track starting with the beautiful music of violins is a perfect Shahrukh Khan melody. Its written by Irshad Kamil, composed by Ajay-Atul, the Gogavale brothers and sung by Abhay Jodhpurkar. The slow pace at which this song rises and falls makes this breathtaking melody a masterpiece to watch out for. The song video is quite an entertaining one as well. Rating: 5/5

Isaqbaazi

Isaqbaazi Song From Zero

This highly anticipated song is finally out and is receiving plenty of love and respect from Bollywood Music Lovers all over the world. People are specifically loving it because of the magnetic duet performance by Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan. Shahrukh looks immensely ridiculous as the tiny man in front of gigantic Salman, but he rocks his role as Bauua. Sukhwinder Singh and Divyaa Kumar are too good with the singing. Sukhwinder Singh’s voice sounds as charming as it did a decade back. Rating: 3/5

Husn Parcham

Husn Parcham Item Number

The rap singer for this song, Raja Kumari especially received a call from Shahrukh Khan, who told her that he was a big fan of her music and wanted to work with her. Her real name is Svetha Rao. Svetha wanted to be a doctor and not a rapper, but destiny made her become a rapper and now she is singing this song. Bhoomi Trivedi has done a wonderful job. Irshad Kamil and Ajay-Atul are quite successful at creating a fresh and striking item number. Rating: 3/5

Did you know that Anushka Sharma walked that extra mile to make her role appear absolutely natural? She practised moving around on a wheelchair at home for around 2 months. Each song has a distinct style and the musicians have done really well. Hope you guys enjoyed this brilliant music review. Visit the link  https://goo.gl/gYb3YM to listen to the songs from “Zero”, to play engaging Hindi Film Music Games, click  Bollywood Musical games or read interesting blogs and reviews on GaanaP!

OUR PICK(S): We choose ‘Mere Naam Tu’ as our most favourite song from the album.

 

-By Arunima Gupta

These Spooky Bollywood Songs Will Haunt You Every Day

Just like some of us are fond of watching horror films, because we enjoy the spine-tingling, nerve-racking feeling that scary films give us, similarly there are people who thoroughly enjoy listening to spooky songs because these songs transport them to a supernatural, spooky world.

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The 2.0 Hindi Soundtrack Fails To Shine As Much As Its Tamil Counterpart

Album Info


Music: A.R Rahman
Lyrics: Abbas Tyrewala 
Singers: Armaan Malik, Shaasha Tirupati, Blaaze, Nakash Aziz, Kailash Kher, A.R Ameen, Susan D’ Mello 
Album Released: December 2018

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The Kedarnath Soundtrack Gives You Hope And Happiness

Album Info

Music: Amit Trivedi

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Amit Trivedi, Dev Negi, Nikita Gandhi, Arijeet Singh
Album Released: November 2018

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Qawwali Diaries In Bollywood

Qawwali is no more limited to holy spaces or religious gatherings, it has spread its wings everywhere. Most of us love listening to filmi Qawwalis. It has grown as the music of love and selflessness and gathers people of all communities.

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The Thugs Of Hindostan Songs Give You A Taste Of Action & Adventure

Album Info

Music: Ajay-Atul

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Vishal Dadlani, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Amitabh Bachchan

Album Released: November 2018

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