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There have been movies in the past that were a huge flop at the box office but were still loved just because of its music album. And the most famous people when it comes to the music industry are the singers. People not only know their voices, they also know their faces and are crazy about them as they crazy about the actors and actresses. They have a huge fan following and charge a good amount when it comes to their work. So here is the list of the Top 9 Bollywood Richest Singers in India.
In recent times, Bollywood has started experimenting with its content as the viewers are growing both in number and in intelligence when it comes to content. People now want to see some sensible content and so Bollywood is evolving really fast. But one thing that has been evolving since the birth of this movie industry is its music and the people who give birth to this music and the people who carry forward that music. No Bollywood movie is complete without its soundtracks. Starting from the actors singing on their own, then hiring professionals, classical, pop, rap, etc, we have seen it all.
Singers play a huge role in the success of any song and also to some extent the success of any movie. So we have brought the list of Top 9 Bollywood Richest Singers in India:
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Top 9 Bollywood Richest Singers in India
1. Arijit Singh
Arijit Singh who is a fabulous singer and composer is one of the richest singers in India. Arijit Singh is well-liked for his ‘love songs ‘ and is also known as the ‘king of playback singing. He has won several awards such as Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer’, ‘IIFA Award for Best Male Playback’,’ Mirchi Music Awards ‘ and many others. He received stardom and recognition after the song ‘ Tum hi ho ‘ from the movie ‘Ashiqui 2‘ got released and he received almost nine awards for that song. He sang various other songs such as ‘ tera yaar hoon mein ‘, ‘ Janam Janam ‘, ghungroo‘, ‘ agar tum saath ho ‘ and so forth. Arijit Singh is a multi-talented man apart from being a singer he is a writer, documentary maker, badminton player, and a movie freak he even likes to serve the NGOs, his earning in 2019 was 72 crore.
Badshah whose real name is Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia but widely recognized as ‘Badshah’. He has even appeared in Forbes India’s celebrity list 100 for almost 3 years and is one of the richest rappers and singers. He sings songs in different languages such as Hindi, Punjabi, and Haryanvi. He has won several awards such as ‘Best Punjabi Music of the Year’, ‘Breakthrough Artiste of the Year’, ‘Punjabi Music Best Music Director for a Single Award’, and many others. He sang various other songs such as ‘DJ wale babu ‘, ‘ Kar Gayi chull’, ‘ genda phool’, ‘ pagaal ‘. Many of his songs have broken the records on YouTube and today’s youth widely follow and love Badshah songs. His music is also featured in Bollywood movies. His earning in 2017 was 29.17 crores.
3. Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal who is known for her melodious voice is an amazing playback singer. She has won numerous awards such as four National Film Awards, four Kerala State Film Awards, seven Filmfare Awards, and ten Filmfare Awards South. She started acquiring the knowledge of singing when she was just four years old. At the age of 16 when she participated in the show SA RE GA MA she won that singing reality show and after that, she started singing for Bollywood movies. She was featured five times in the Forbes list of 100 celebrities from India. Shreya Ghoshal was the first singer whose wax statue has been figured in Madame Tussauds museum. She has sung various songs such as the ‘ Deewani Mastani ‘, ‘ sun Raha hai ‘, ‘ thodi der ‘, ‘pinga ‘ and many others. Other than singing she loves reading books, traveling, and cooking.
4. Sunidhi Chauhan
Sunidhi Chauhan started singing at an early age when she was just four years old. She is an amazing Indian playback singer. At the age of 12, she won several awards for the song ‘ Ruki Ruki si Zindagi ‘. Some of her famous songs are ‘ crazy keya re ‘, ‘ Ishq vishq’, ‘ Gori Gori ‘, ‘ desi girl ‘, and so forth. She has a high octave vocal range. Besides singing, she has also been a judge of a singing reality show and she likes to works for charity and social causes. Despite having lots of ups & downs in her personal life, she has appeared in Forbes celebrity 100 of India almost four times. She has won several awards such as the Filmfare R. D. Burman Award, IIFA Award for Best Female Playback Singer, Big Star Singer of the Decade, etc
5. Sonu Nigam
Sonu Nigam is an Indian singer and one of the highest-paid musicians in India. He is a multi-talented person besides being a singer he is a music director and actor. Besides singing in Hindi and Kannada language he sings in 11 other languages. He has won multiple awards such as the national awards, two Filmfare awards, Mirchi Male Vocalist of the decade, and many others. Some of his famous songs are Dil dooba , aabhi mujhme kahi, aakhiyon se goli maare, and many other hit songs. He can sing several types of songs such as rock, devotional, romantic, ghazal. He is a great singer and composer. He demands 15 lakh per song.
6. Mika Singh
Mika Singh is an Indian singer and rapper. He has a heavy voice and often sings as a playback singer for many Bollywood movies. He sang many songs such as aankh maare, haseena pagal deewani, dhinka chika, milegi milegi, . He is the younger brother of the amazing & most popular singer Daler mehndi. He has won several awards such as the ITA Award for Best Singer and many other. He has an amazing voice and is one of the highest-paid singers in India.
7. Kanika Kapoor
Kanika Kapoor is one of the most beautiful and talented singers in India. She has a very sweet voice and rules over a million people’s hearts. After getting divorced from her husband she shifted to Mumbai to fulfill her dream of becoming a singer. Her first song ‘jugni Ji ‘ was a big hit and from there onwards her music career started achieving great heights. Some of the best songs of Kanika Kapoor are ‘ baby doll ‘, ‘ Kalaiyaan’, ‘ super girl from China ‘, Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan’, and many other blockbuster songs. She has even won several awards such as Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer, IIFA Award for Best Female Playback Singer, and many other awards. She is a great singer and also comes on the list of the highest-paid singer in the world.
8. Armaan & Amaal Malik
Armaan & Amaal Malik are brothers and are leading the music industry. Armaan is an Indian singer and besides being a singer he is a songwriter, voice-over, record producer while Amaal is a great composer, lyricist, music director. They both are sons of the great singer Daboo malik and nephews of the great singer Anu malik. Some of their famous songs are phela Pyaar, jab tak, bol do na Zara, Kaun Tujhe, Ghar se nikalte hi. Armaan is the youngest singer who won two debut awards. They both have won many awards together and rule over millions of people’s hearts. Both the brother have a huge female fan following and is one of the best singers in India.
9. Neha Kakkar
Neha Kakkar Singh is an Indian singer. Neha Kakkar was just 4 years old when she uses to sing at various functions and local gatherings and kirtans. In 2005 she participate in the reality show Indian idol. She has sung various party songs such as ‘ sunny sunny ‘, ‘London thumakda ‘, ‘second-hand jawani ‘. Her song ‘ mile ho tum’ has broken the records on YouTube and has been declared as the most viewed Bollywood music on YouTube. Despite getting eliminated from the singing reality show Indian idol she is now the judge of that show all because of her success and hard work. She clearly knows what type of songs today’s youth want and has a whopping sixty million followers on Instagram and even got the Instagram trophy for the first Indian musician to have such large followers on Instagram. Some of her famous songs are o saki saki, Dilbar, Gali Gali, garmi, aankh maare, and many other blockbuster songs. She has won many awards such as Mirchi Social Media Icon of the year, Bollywood Track of the Year, Punjabi Music Best Duet Vocalist Award. She has appeared in the India Forbes Celebrity 100 two times. In 2019 her earning was around 25 crores.
India is the home to many movie industries, the biggest being Bollywood. It might not be as high-tech as Hollywood but it is as successful and loved as Hollywood. Its main features are the typical masala movies revolving around a couple in love. And love needs music. So welcome to Bollywood.
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