If cinema is the heart of India, music is its soul. While the actors portraying different roles take us to a new world each time we watch a movie, it’s the songs and the voices behind them that makes all the difference in the world.
While there are brilliant actors in Bollywood, there are few gifted ones with multiple talents. Most of the actors have their trusted playback singers giving them the on-screen voice, making that song our favourite.
But a few actors in the industry have broken out of this style to showcase their own talent when it comes to music. Being good at one thing is great, but what if you were brilliant in the other one too? Bringing you a list of actors who can act, dance AND sing, proving nothing is impossible for them.
1. Amitabh Bachchan
Just like Bollywood starts with his name, this list has to begin with Amitabh Bachchan’s name as well. He is someone whose voice one can never be forgotten. One of Senior Bachchan’s first songs is a cult classic, ‘Rang Barse’. Can anyone imagine celebrating Holi without this song?
Just like his acting, he has given a range of songs that are unforgettable. Remember Rozana from ‘Nishabd’? A song that showed us a very different side of B-Big. But our all-time favourite is his pop video song ‘Ek Rahen Eer, Ek Rahen Beer’ that literally took India by a storm. Only if every man could have this incredible baritone!
2. Priyanka Chopra
Taking the world by a storm, Priyanka Chopra is the ultimate example of queen bee ruling the glamour world! From acting to singing, she has made her place everywhere. While it’s been a while since we have seen her in Bollywood, we got to admit that the desi diva is kicking some ass in Hollywood, making India proud. What started with ‘In My City’, Priyanka has come a long way and given us some amazing songs.
While we totally love her English singles, it is her song ‘Chaoro’ from Mary Kom that is the real deal.
And have you heard her Marathi song ‘Baba’? If not, you are truly missing something brilliant!
3. Shah Rukh Khan
Not just the Baadshah of Bollywood, this man is a real king in all senses. He rules the screen, he rules millions of heart, has one of the biggest fan following and boy he can even sing. Remember the popular track ‘Apun Bola’ from Josh, it was sung by none other than SRK.
And how can we ever forget the ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan Poem’, he is the best B-town will ever have!
4. Farhan Akhtar
‘Meri Laundry ka Ek bill’ is a song that will never leave our memories. The credit for this classic creation goes to Farhan Akhtar. He is a talent hub! Be it acting, directing, singing, playing instruments, he can do it all man!
His voice always makes us admire him even more. One song by him that every person must hear is a wonderful composition by Farhan and Big B from ‘Wazir’ named ‘Yaari’.
5. Alia Bhatt
Not only has she proved that she can kill it on-screen with her exceptional acting performance, but she can also impress every soul with her voice. Alia did her singing debut with Oscar-winning musician, A.R Rahman, in Highway. Well, what else could an actor-singer ever demand for? This was that one song that made it to everyone’s playlist!
Beautiful Alia has a wonderful voice that touches your soul, if she ever thinks about changing her profession, she just knows what she can do!
6. Aamir Khan
Mr. Perfection isn’t just a great actor, but a lot more than that. From producing some brilliant films to rocking it even in singing, he is a true blue star!
Whatever he touches turns to gold. ‘Aati Kya Khandala’ in ‘Ghulam’ and ‘Bum Bum Bole’ in ‘Taare Zameen Par’ are proof this man can do it all and do it with excellence.
7. Ayushmann Khurrana
Pani Da Rang, a song from ‘Vicky Donor’, is a piece that one can hear anywhere, anytime. This beautiful song was sung by none other than Ayushmann Khurrana. Anything said about this track is less, it’s so beautiful.
And then came Nazm Nazm from ‘Bareilly ki Barfi’, a heartfelt song that just made us love him even more. This ‘Roadies’ winner who rose to fame without any godfather, has made his place in B-town with his hard work and faith.
8. Diljit Dosanjh
There is no home in Punjab that isn’t familiar with Diljit Dosanjh. The actor who already rules North India made his mark in Hindi cinema with ‘Udta Punjab’. He wasn’t just loved for his acting but the song Ik Kudi was an instant hit.
Since then there has been no looking back for Diljit. From ‘Phillauri’ to ‘Noor’, he has been topping the chartbuster list every time. While he is still making his place in B-town, he already has a huge fan following abroad where he is seen travelling and performing quite often.