Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam is a famed Indian playback singer who has won the Guinness World Record for recording the highest number of songs, with over 40,000 of them in various Indian languages. Born in the present Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh (erstwhile Madras Presidency), he is a Padma Bhushan recipient and 6-time National Film Award winner.
Vasundhra Das is a multifaceted name in Indian Cinema. She is a versatile playback singer and actress, who hails from a Tamil Brahmin family. She has lent her voice to Bollywood films like ‘Lagaan’, ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein’, ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ and ‘Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na’, and South Indian films like ‘Rhythm’, ‘Boys’, ‘Alli Arjuna’ and ‘Maya Bazaar’.
Mahalakshmi Iyer is a well known South Indian playback singer who belongs to a musical family. Among her Hindi and Tamil film songs for which she is prominently recognised, the songs of ‘Dhoom:2’, ‘Bunty Aur Babli’, ‘Salaam Namaste’, ‘Fanaa’, ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’ and ‘Jhoom Barabar Jhoom’ and Tamil films ‘Jodi’, ‘Mudhalvan’, ‘Alaipayuthey’ and ‘Maattrraan’ get included.
Kavita Krishnamurthy is another stalwart in playback singing, hailing from a Tamil Iyer family. A Padmi Shri awardee, she is trained in Classical Music and has sung a wide range of classical songs. In her film career, she has worked with the premier music composers, the likes of Laxmikant-Pyarelal, R. D. Burman, Hamsalekha and A. R. Rahman.
Hariharan is a famed playback and ghazal singer who hails from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. His songs have featured in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bhojpuri and Marathi movies. One of the forerunners of Indian fusion music, Hariharan is a Padma Shri recipient and a two-time National Award winner.
Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, is a prominent playback singer in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam cinemas. Born into a Malayali family, KK made his playback debut in Bollywood in the year 1996 for the film ‘Maachis’, with the song "Chhod Aaye Hum", but shot to fame with the song "Tadap Tadap Ke Iss Dil" from the 1999 blockbuster ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’. He has established himself as one of the most successful and versatile playback singers of India.