Talented Bengali Singers Who Earned Fame in Bollywood

Published on 15th Apr 2021 by BlogBuster Editorial Team

Bengal is a melting pot of rich cultural heritage. For ages, it has been a celebration of art and talented artists - be it artistic creativity, folk presence, literary innovations. Bengal is unmatched in its contribution to the artistic heritage of our country. Music is one such art that continuously flows from this land.

It is no wonder that the artistic state of Bengal has birthed many singers that have earned unmatched fame in Bollywood. They are ruling the Bollywood film industry since the early days of Bollywood and have compelled the audience with their velvety and attractive voice.

Below is a list of some of the most popular Bengali singers in Bollywood.

Arijit Singh

There aren’t enough words to describe the talent that Arijit Singh is. One of the most sought-after Bengali singers in Bollywood, he can be rightly regarded as the king of romantic songs. Arijit Singh is of half Bengali - half Punjabi origin and his musical background is an extension of his Bengali roots. Over the past years, Arijit Singh has given the audience many soulful melodies that have touched the hearts of many. Just like every other famous artist, he too had his fair share of struggles. Arijit Singh started his musical journey in the year 2005. Initially, he worked as a music programmer and music producer for music directors such as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar, Mithoon, Monty Sharma and Pritam. Arijit Singh shot to fame with the songs "Tum Hi Ho" and "Chahun Main Ya Naa" from Aashiqui 2 in 2013. Since then, there has been no turning back for him.
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Geeta Dutt

In a short span of time, Geeta Dutt had established herself as one of the most well-known Bengali singers in Bollywood. She lent her voice to nearly 1200 songs in Bollywood alone. Geeta Dutt rendered songs ranging from sad to playful or romantic and seductive to dance numbers with ease and grace. Even with a career cut short due to the problems in her personal life, she left an indelible mark on the Bollywood film industry. Geeta Dutt worked with several world-renowned music composers such as S.D. Burman, O.P. Nayyar, Hemant Kumar, Madan Mohan and many more. Her smooth and easy jazz-like singing made Geeta Dutt one of the extraordinary singers in the industry.
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Kishore Kumar

An iconic name in the Indian film industry, his renditions are remembered and enjoyed even today. One of the most celebrated Bengali singers in Bollywood, Kishore Kumar gave life to the lyrics of the songs with his hypnotizing voice. He was a man of many talents and proved his calibre as an actor, screenwriter, director, writer and producer. Kishore Kumar’s melodic and versatile voice transformed a sad song to heart-wrenching, romantic to heartwarming and a peppy number to an upbeat song with his yodelling. Even after all these years, his fame and charm remain untouched. Kishore Kumar’s talent has polished and uplifted the Bollywood film industry immensely.
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Kishore Kumar
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Manna Dey

An Indian classical vocalist, Manna Dey is one of the widely acclaimed Bengali singers in Bollywood belonging to the Bhendibazaar Gharana of music. He made his singing debut in the Bollywood film Tamanna [1942] and recorded around 4000 songs in his career. Manna Dey has been honoured with several awards including two international awards for his contribution to singing. Apart from Indian classical music, he ventured into fusion pop and western music as well. His success in both made him one of the most popular and praise-worthy singers in Bollywood. Apart from Hindi and Bengali, Manna Dey sang in many other languages such as Bhojpuri, Magadhi, Maithili, Punjabi, Assamese, Odia, Konkani, Nepali and many more.
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Manna Dey
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Shreya Ghoshal

One of the most popular Bengali singers in Bollywood, Shreya Ghosal’s mesmerizing voice sounds as sweet as honey. She proved herself as a promising singer from a very young age. Shreya Ghosal was a fruitful talent of the singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. The Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali found Shreya Ghoshal’s innocent voice apt for Paro in his film Devdas [2002] and signed her for the film. Since then, Shreya Ghoshal has lent her voice to many Bollywood songs. The Bollywood industry has seen her grow immensely in her talent. A versatile singer, Shreya Ghoshal’s voice can be perfectly described as classical, sensuous, velvety and sweet. Apart from Hindi and Bengali, she has recorded songs in various other Indian languages as well. 
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Shreya Ghoshal
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Shaan

With a happy and ‘All Izz Well’ vibe, Shaan is one of the most impressive Bengali singers in Bollywood. A contemporary singer, he has given the audience many delightful melodies that are remembered even today. Shaan was at the peak of his career and gave many chartbusters in the 1990s and 2000s. He has sung many songs for Bollywood films and even launched his independent albums. Shaan is one of the few Bollywood artists to have collaborated with international singers. Apart from Hindi and Bengali, he has also recorded songs in Kannada and Nepali languages. Shaan has also successfully hosted and judged many reality singing shows.
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Shaan
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