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16 Vintage Pics Of Famous Indian Singers.

Music has certainly been an integral yet the most important part of the Bollywood industry. Though there have been many playback singers who are getting fame for their soothing melodious voices, the real-life of these singers remain far away from the limelight.

Music is certainly one of the biggest bliss of our lives that holds the power to get through the hearts of people.

A major transformation has been seen in the music industry from the past few years where new genres of music have been introduced. However, no matter what the genre is, music still tends to be one of the lifesavers for all of us! Right!?

Well, we all know the importance and need of music in our lives but today with this post, we are going to take you to the past by showcasing some of the classics yet lesser-seen pictures of various Bollywood singers. So, let’s travel back in time and see how many of them you were able to recognize and how they have changed in their looks over the years.

Sonu Nigam


A great singer with a mesmerizing voice! The popular Indian singer Sonu Nigam has not only been blessed with good looks but also an enchanting voice who has sung in various languages. The ability of the singer to mimic the voice of various established actors of Bollywood has been tricking us for ages.

This ability has always given an illusion of the actor singing in the songs of the movies. An extra dimension gets added to the film because of the relatable voice of the singer to that of the star in the film.

Apart from this, for his great contributions and work in the music industry, Sonu has been awarded several times including a nomination for an Academy Award! The singer has also been embraced by the name of Modern Rafi by his fans.

Usha Uthup


This pop, Jazz, and filmi Indian playback singer lured the audiences with her voice in the song Darkling from the movie, 7 Khoon Maaf starring Priyanka Chopra. For this, she even got a Filmfare award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2012. This is how Usha has changed over the years.

Udit Narayan


A playback singer who has sung in various other languages such as Odia, Kannada, Tamil, Bhojpuri, etc has been predominantly popular for his work in Hindi cinema. Most of his songs have been used in various Bollywood movies for ages.

His notable performance in the song – Papa Kehte Hain grabbed the attention of people and was loved by the audiences. It even garnered him the first Filmfare Award in the 1980s.

Abhijeet Bhattacharya


Responsible for singing songs for more than 1000 films to date, the popular playback singer, Abhijeet Bhattacharya has been responsible for lending his voice to some of the cult classics such as Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaon, Ole Ole, Suno Na, etc.

While we still can’t get over it and keep murmuring his songs, this is how the singer used to look.

Kavita Krishnamurti


Now she is the one who has transformed quite a lot over all these years. The popular classical and Indian playback singer, Kavita Krishnamurti has recorded more than 50,000 songs in various languages.

Yes, one of the popular voices of India, this singer has truly made our lives delightful with her voice. Apart from being awarded titles like Best Female Playback Singer, she has even won a Padma Shri award back in 2005.

Anuradha Paudwal


Now she is probably one of those persons who fit perfectly for the lines, Bholi si surat, aankhon mein masti. Right!? The Hindi playback singer known for her work in Bollywood is Anuradha Paudwal.

Apart from being a popular playback singer, she has also been a part of singing Bhajans as well. Looks like this singer has surely aged like a fine wine and has not changed much from what she used to look before.

A. R. Rahman


Now we are pretty much sure that you might have recognized him! Right? The popular singer, A.R. Rahman or Allah Rakha Rahman has been a significant part of the industry for ages.

He has been embraced with various awards throughout his career and continues to entertain the audiences with his beautiful compositions.

Alka Yagnik


For a long career that has been spanning over the past 4 decades, the popular playback singer Alka Yagnik has been one of the treasures of Bollywood.

She is amongst the most prolific female playback singers who has sung a large number of female solos in her entire Bollywood career. The singer has possibly not changed much from what she used to look like.

Arijit Singh


Probably one of the most awaited ones on the list. Right!? With a huge fan following and a melodious voice, this singer has always managed to be on the top of any playlist. The immense depth in the voice of this singer can make anyone skip a beat and lose themselves in his voice

The singer has possibly transformed a lot over all these years and this is how he used to look before. Were you able to recognize him? Do let us know in the comments below.



The Indian playback singer, TV presenter, and actor, Shaan has not only got a melodious voice but also a beautiful smile. Both of his qualities hold the ability to bring a smile to the face. Right!? This is how he has transformed.

Shankar Mahadevan


We can never forget the Breathless song of this popular singer. Right!? This popular masterpiece by Shankar was something beyond everyone’s expectations. He was possibly addressed as a nerd who started at 5 with his first solo performance at 11 and still goes “breathless”.

Lata Mangeshkar


We are pretty much sure that you might not be able to recognize this one just by seeing the picture of this singer. Right!? Well, to ease out your guesses, this popular singer in the pic is none other than the music director and singer, Lata Mangeshkar.

Jagjit Singh


The popular singer and the Ghazal King, Jagjit Singh has been responsible for delivering life-changing words. His song, Hontho se choo lo tum from the movie Prem Geet is still obsessed by the people. No matter from which generation you belong, the songs of this popular ghazal king will certainly tend to melt your hearts away.



Krishnakumar Kunnath, a popular Indian playback singer, has been in the industry for ages. This is how he has transformed all over the years.

Sukhwinder Singh


An internationally acclaimed singer after his work in the song Jai Ho, he has been there in the industry and entertaining us with his work post getting fame from the song Chaiyya Chaiyya.

Bappi Lahiri


Famous for disco music and he became a sensation in the 80’s and 90’s for his contribution to the music industry.