17 Popular Bengali Singers in Bollywood Of All Time

Bengal is the land of culture. There are so many actors and actresses worked in the Hindi film industry. Hence, there’s no surprise that Bengali singers sing in Bengali as well as Hindi cinema. In this article, we have listed the 17 most popular Bengali singers in Bollywood. So, let’s start. 

List of Famous Bengali Singers in Bollywood

Have a glance at the under- mention section and check out these 17 best Bengali singers of Bollywood. 

  1. Manna Dey
  2. Kishore Kumar
  3. Geeta Dutt
  4. Alka Yagnik
  5. Bappi Lahiri
  6. Kumar Sanu
  7. Shreya Ghoshal
  8. Arijit Singh
  9. Monali Thakur
  10. Shaan
  11. Abhijeet Bhattacharya
  12. Babul Supriyo
  13. RD Burman
  14. Hemant Kumar
  15. Talat Mahmood
  16. Jojo
  17. Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam

Let’s know more about these Bengali singers. 

#1. Manna Dey

Bengali singers in Bollywood

D.O.B: 1 May 1919

Death: October 24, 2013

Spouse(s): Sulochana Kumaran

Award(s): 

  • Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Award, 
  • National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer
  •  Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Award
  •  Banga-Vibhushan by Government of West Bengal

Prabodh Chandra Dey, better known by his stage name Manna Dey is one of the best Bengali male singers in Bollywood. He was an internationally acclaimed Indian playback singer, musician, music director, and Indian classical vocalist. 

Best Hindi Songs of Munna Dey:

  • Pyar Hua Iqrar Hua
  • Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi
  • Aaja Sanam Madhur Chandni Men
  • Ae Mere Zohra Jabeen
  • Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh Mud Mud Ke
  • Ek Chatur Naar Karke Sringar and many more…

#2. Kishore Kumar

Famous Bengali Singers in Bollywood

D.O.B: 4 August 1929

Death: 13 October 1987

Spouse(s): Ruma Ghosh (m. 1950, div. 1958), Madhubala (m. 1960, div. 1969), Yogeeta Bali ( m. 1976, div. 1978), Leena Chandavarkar ( m. 1980, his death 1987)

Award(s): 

  • 8 Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer
  •  4 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association – Best Male Playback Award
  •  Lata Mangeshkar Award

Kishore Kumar is another top Bengali singers. He sang tunes in different dialects including Bengali, Marathi Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, and some more. He had a God-gifted voice and fans would just die for his melodious voice. 

Best Hindi Songs of Kishore Kumar:

  • Dil Kya Kare
  • Saagar Kinare
  • Wada Karo
  • Kya Yahi Pyar Hai
  • Aise Na Mujhe
  • Hamen Tumse Pyar Kitna
  • Tere Bina Zindagi Se
  • Tere Chehre Se Nazar Nahin
  • Chingari Koi Bhadke
  • Are Diwano Mujhe Pehchano

#3. Geeta Dutt

Bengali female singer in Bollywood

D.O.B: 23 November 1930

Death: 20 July 1972

Spouse(s): Guru Dutt ( m. 1953, died. 1964)

Geeta Dutta was one of the best Bengali female singers in Bollywood of all time. She was an Indian playback singer as well as a famous Bengali and Hindi classical artist. 

Best Hindi Songs of Geeta Dutta:

  • Jane Kya Tune Kahi
  • Ae Dil Mujhe Bata De
  • Tadbeer Se Bigdi Huyi Taqdeer
  • Ankhon Hi Ankhon Mein
  • Hum Aap Ki Ankhon Mein
  • Jane Kahan Mera Jigar Gaya Ji
  • Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu
  • Babuji Dheere Chalna
  • Meri Jaan Mujhe Jaan Na Kaho
  • Piya Aiso Jiya Men Samaya Gayo

#4. Alka Yagnik

D.O.B: 20 March 1966

Spouse(s): Neeraj Kapoor ​(m. 1989)

Award(s):

  • Two National Film Awards for Best Female Playback Singer
  • Lata Mangeshkar Award

Alka Yagnik is a leading playback singer who mainly works in Bengali and Hindi cinema. She is ranked no 1 on YouTube’s Music Charts & Insights list of top global artists of February 2022. Apart from this, she has been on the charts for 283 weeks with 300 million views. 

Best Hindi Songs of Alka Yagnik:

  • Kabhi Bhula Kabhi Yaad Kiya
  • Sapne Sajan Ke
  • Agar Tum Saath Ho
  • Chand Chhupa Badal Mein
  • Suraj Hua Maddham
  • Chura Ke Dil Mera
  • Tujhe Dekha To
  • Ae Mere Humsafar
  • Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan Maaf Ho
  • Pehli-pehli Baar Mohabbat Ki Hai

#5. Bappi Lahiri

Bappi Lahiri Bengali male singers in Bollywood

D.O.B: 27 November 1952

Death: 15 February 2022

Spouse(s): Chitrani Lahiri ( m.1977, his death 2022)

Award(s): 

  • Best Music Director
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Mirchi Music Awards
  • Banga Bhushan Civilian Honour by Government of West Bengal

Alokesh Aparesh Lahiri better known by his stage name Bappi Lahiri was an Indian singer, and record producer, and composer. He is popular for introducing synthesized disco music in the Indian music industry. He sang songs in Bengali, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada films. He was one of the best Bengali male singers in Bollywood. 

Best Hindi Songs of Bappi Lahiri:

  • Asalaam-e-Ishqum
  • Yaad Aa Raha Hai
  • Raat Baaqi Baat Baaqi
  • Mujhe Naulakha Mangawa De Re
  • Ooh La La
  • Bole Bole,Dil Mera Bole
  • Pyar Kabhi Kam Nahi Karna
  • Saawli Saloni Teri
  • Pyar Manga Hai Tumhi Se
  • I Am A Disco Dancer

#6. Kumar Sanu

bengali singer Kumar Sanu

D.O.B: 20 October 1957

Spouse(s): Saloni Sanu

Award(s): 

  • Filmfare awards ( 1991, 1995)
  • Screen award for Best Male Playback
  • Padma Shri (2009)

Kumar Sanu is one of the best Bengali singers in Bollywood. He is mainly famous for singing more than thousands of Hindi songs. Besides, he also sang in other languages including Bengali, Marathi, Nepali, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Manipuri, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Punjabi, and Odia.

Best Hindi Songs of Kumar Sanu:

  • Chura Ke Dil Mera
  • Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai
  • Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan Maaf Ho
  • Dheere Dhheere Se Meri Zindagi Mein Aana
  • Tujhe Dekha To
  • Pehli-pehli Baar Mohabbat Ki Hai
  • Baazigar O Baazigar
  • Tere Bina Kaise Jiyu
  • Ye Kaali Kaali Aankhen
  • Adayein Bhi Hain, Mohabbat Bhi Hai

#7. Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal Bengali singer in Bollywood

 

D.O.B: 12 March 1984

Spouse(s): Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya​(m. 2015)

Award(s):

  • four National Film Awards for Best Female Playback Singing
  • Filmfare Awards South for Best Female Playback Singer to date

Shreya Ghoshal is one of the best Bengali female singers in Bollywood of all time. She made her Bollywood playback singing with Bhansali’s romantic drama Devdas (2002). She won the National Film Award, a Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song. 

Best Hindi Songs of Shreya Ghosal:

  • Jab Saiyaan
  • Chaka Chak
  • Param Sundari
  • Manwa Laage
  • Heer Raanjhana
  • Kahe Muskay Re
  • Chal Wahin Chalein
  • Pyaar Karte Ho Na
  • Pyaar…Ek Tarfaa
  • Habit – Chill Mix

#8. Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh

 

D.O.B: 25 April 1987

Spouse(s): Koyel Singh ​(m. 2014)​

Award(s): 

  • National Film Awards
  • Filmfare Awards
  • Mirchi Music Awards
  • Zee Cine Awards

Arijit Singh sings predominantly in Bengali and Hindi films. He is known as one of the best Bengali singers in Bollywood and has huge fans throughout South Asia. But, he came into the limelight after singing “ Tum Hi Ho” and “ Chahun Main Ya Naa” songs. 

Best Hindi Songs of Arijit Singh:

  • Agar Tum Saath Ho
  • Mere Yaaraa
  • Dhokha
  • Mitra Re
  • Heer Raanjhana
  • Soch Liya
  • Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas – Title Track
  • Tujhe Kitna Chahne Lage
  • Tera Yaar Hoon Main
  • Nashe Si Chadh Gayi

#9. Monali Thakur

Monali Thakur

D.O.B: 3 November 1985

Spouse(s): Maik Richter ​(m. 2017)

Award(s):

  • Best Female Playback Singer

Monali Thakur is a leading Indian playback singer and mainly worked in Bengali and Hindi films. She won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Moh Moh Ke Dhaage. 

Best Hindi Songs of Monali Thakur:

  • Sawaar Loon
  • Moh Moh Ke Dhaage (Female)
  • Cham Cham
  • Ho Jaa Awara
  • Monobina
  • Fu Bai Fu
  • Naina
  • Dil Ye Ladaku
  • Khudaya Khair
  • Dhol Baaje

#10. Shaan

Bengali male singer in Bollywood

D.O.B: 30 September 1972

Spouse(s): Radhika Mukherjee ​(m. 2000)

Award(s): 

  • Filmfare Best Male Playback Award
  •  Zee Cine Award Best Playback Singer

Shantanu Mukherjee popularly known as Shaan is a leading Indian playback singer, television representative, and actor who mainly appears in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, and Urdu language films. 

Best Hindi Songs of Shaan:

  • Woh Ladki Hai Kahan
  • O Mere Channa Vey
  • Ladki Kyon
  • Hey Shona
  • Woh Pehli Baar
  • Jab Se Tere Naina
  • Chand Sifarish
  • Tere Naina Maar Hi Daalenge
  • Kuch To Hua Hai
  • Tune Mujhe Pehchana Nahin

#11. Abhijeet Bhattacharya

D.O.B: 30 October 1958

Spouse(s): Sumati Bhattacharya (m.1990)

Award(s): 

  • Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman
  • Filmfare Best Male Playback Award

During his career, Abhijeet songs more than 6034 songs in over 1000 films. After completing his graduation, Abhijeet starts singing in Bollywood. 

Best Hindi Songs of  Abhijeet Bhattacharya:

  • Waada Raha Sanam (Duet)
  • Tan Tana Tan Tan
  • Sheher Ki Ladki
  • Tauba Tumhare Ishare
  • Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Mein- Duet
  • Mujhe Pyar Hua Allamiya
  • Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main
  • Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon
  • Hum To Deewane Huye
  • Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha

#12. Babul Supriyo

D.O.B: 15 December 1970

Spouse(s): Riaa (m. 1995, div. 2015), Rachna Sharma ​(m. 2016)

Award(s):

  • Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards: Best Male Playback for Tak Jhal Mishti
  • Zee Gold Awards – Best Playback Singer for Kasautii Zindagii Kay
  • Kalakar Awards – Best Playback Singer for Kasautii Zindagii Kay

Babul Supriyo is a well-known live performer, playback singer, television, host, and politician. He mainly works in Bengali, and Hindi cinema. 

Best Hindi Songs of Babul Supriyo:

  • Hum Tum
  • Main Ishq Uska
  • Ye Mehadi Ke Boote
  • Do Lafzo Mein
  • Chanda Chamke
  • Hamari Shaadi Mein
  • Sochta Hun Uska Dil
  • Hamne Tumko Dil Ye De Diya
  • Tumhi Ne Meri Zindagi
  • Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukara

#13. RD Burman

bengali singer RD Burman

D.O.B: 27 June 1939

Death: 4 January 1994

Spouse(s): Rita Patel ( m. 1996, div. 1971), Asha Bhosle ( m. 1980, his death 1994)

Award(s): 

  • Best Music Director

We include RD Burman in the list of top 18 Bengali singers in Bollywood. Rahul Dev Burman ( RD Burman) is commonly known as Music Scientist” and the “King of Bollywood Music. From the ’60s to 90’s Burman composed music for more than 330 films. 

Best Hindi Songs of RD Burman:

  • Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein
  • Tum Aa Gaye Ho Noor Aa Gaya
  • Aap Ki Ankhon Mein Kuch
  • Hamen Tumse Pyar Kitna
  • Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
  • O Mere Dil Ke Chain
  • Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se
  • Are Jane Kaise Kab Kahan Iqrar
  • Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko
  • Hum Dono Do Premi

#14. Hemant Kumar

D.O.B: 16 June 1920

Death: 26 September 1989

Spouse(s): Bela Mukhopadhyay ( m. 1956, his death 1989)

Award(s): 

  • Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
  • National Film Award For Best Male Playback Singer

Hemanta Mukhopadhyay known professionally as Hemant Kumar and Hemanta Mukherjee was an Indian Bengali Music Director and Playback singer who mainly works in Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Marathi, and Bhojpuri languages. 

Best Hindi Songs of Hemant Kumar:

  • Na Tum Hamen Jano
  • Beqarar Karke Hamen Yun Na Jaiye
  • Yeh Raat Yeh Chand
  • Hai Apna Dil To Aawara (Happy)
  • Teri Duniya Mein Jeene Se (Male)
  • Yeh Nain Dare Dare
  • Tum Pukar Lo Tumhara Intezar Hai
  • Rahi Tu Ruk Mat Jana
  • Bas Ek Chup Si Lagi Hai (Male)
  • Jane Woh Kaise Log The

#15. Talat Mahmood

Talat Mahmood

D.O.B: 24 February 1924

Death: 9 May 1998

Spouse(s): Nasreen Mahmood (m. 1951, his death 1998)

Award(s):

  • Padma Bhushan Award by the Government of India in 1992

Talat Mahmood is considered one of the top male film song and ghazal singers. For his, ghazal song, Mahmood won the Padma Bhushan award in 1992. 

Best Hindi Songs of Talat Mahmood:

  • Yeh Hawa Yeh Raat Yeh Chandni
  • Ae Dil Mujhe Aisi Jagah Le Chal
  • Jalte Hain Jiske Liye
  • Tum To Dil Ke Taar Chhed Kar
  • Dil E Nadan Tujhe Hua Kya Hai
  • Itna Na Mujhse Tu Pyar Badha
  • Husn Walon Ko Na Dil Do
  • Sham-E-Gham Ki Kasam
  • Meri Yaad Mein Tum Na Ansoo Bahana
  • Hamse Aaya Na Gaya

#16. Jojo

Bengali singers in Bollywood

Jojo Nathaniel started her career with Indi-Pop and she released her first music ‘ Hum Tumse’ feature with 8 songs in 1994. Besides, she also appears in Jimmy Shergill’s debut music video “Woh Kaun Thi”. 

Best Hindi Songs of Jojo:

  • Koyta Koyta
  • Tera Pyar Yaar
  • Shukriya
  • Parvat Pe Mata
  • Koyta Koyta
  • Maiya Ke Dware Ras
  • Saiyan Hole Se Rang Daal
  • Soochun Main

#17. Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam

Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam Bengali female singer in Bollywood

Kavita Krishnamurthy or Kavita Subramaniam is another top singer we include in the list of top Bengali singers in Bollywood. During, her career she has recorded more than 50,000 songs in different languages, including Bengali, Hindi, Rajasthani, English, Tamil, Urdu, Odia, and other languages. 

Best Hindi Songs of Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam:

  • Too Cheez Badi Hain (Duet)
  • Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan Maaf Ho
  • Bin Tere Sanam
  • Neend Churayee Meri
  • Tum Par Hum Hai Atke Yaara
  • Koi Mil Gaya
  • Tu Hi Re
  • Duniya Mein Aaye
  • Saajanji Ghar Aaye
  • O Lal Dupatte Wali

Conclusion

We all know that there are many Punjabi singers or Tamil female singers who entertain us. But do you know, there are so many Bengali singers who won fans’ hearts with their amazing voices. In this guide, we have prepared a list of the top 17 Bengali singers in Bollywood. Please let us know who is your favorite singer. 

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