Bollywood is known for producing excellent singers. Each new era sees the rise of a new singing talent, as the entire India becomes hypnotized with that voice. But no one can argue with the fact that the 90s was the most romantic era when it comes to Bollywood and its songs. Each movie brought a new song that tugged the strings of our heart and romanticized affection, love and longing. That’s why the 90s and its singers are unforgettable. Do you want to travel back in time? So, here are the best Bollywood singers of the 90s.
Kumar Sanu became the voice of the 90s. He hogged limelight through his romantic songs in the movie, Aashiqui. Almost all movies of the 90s had at least one Kumar Sanu song in it. He never got stereotyped, as Kumar Sanu sang songs of different genres. From ‘Ye Kaali Kaali Ankhein’ to ‘Tujhe Dekha Toh Ye Jana Sanam’, he landed his voice to the most iconic songs of the 90s. We hum his songs even now. No matter how many singers come and go, Kumar Sanu’s songs have still not lost their charm.
Anuradha Paudwal might have vanished from the Bollywood scene now, but she used to be one of most talented singers of her time. She sang songs in the movie, Aashiqui, and besides that, landed her voice to many iconic songs. She was the voice behind the song, ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’, ‘Bhot Pyar Karte Hai’, and many, many other famous songs of the 90s. She later transitioned to devotional songs and became a well-known artist in that field as well. Now, we do not get to hear any new Anuradha Paudwal’s song, but we certainly sing and dance on all those memorable songs frequently.
Udit Narayan is one of the best singers of Bollywood. He has been a playback singer for a very long period of time, but the 90s saw Udit Narayan at his best. With songs like ‘Ruk Ja O Dil Deewani’, ‘Pehla Nasha’ and ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’, Udit Narayan became the most sought-after singer. His voice added light-heartedness and emotions in every song that he sang. He playbacked a lot of songs for Shahrukh Khan. Even we feel like his voice suits SRK the best. Udit Narayan is downright amazing, and we are lucky to have his mind-blowing songs on our playlist.
Kavita Krishnamurthy sings songs for latest Bollywood movies once in a while, but her shining period was certainly the 90s. With songs like ‘Aaj Main Uppar’ and ‘Pyaar Hua Chhupke Se’, she gave us some utterly romantic songs. Her voice added a lot of sweetness to the lyrics.
These days, Abhijeet Bhattacharya only makes headlines for his notorious tweets, but there was a time when he used to sing some amazing songs. Be it the highly infectious ‘Ole Ole’ or the immensely romantic ‘Wada Raha Sanam’, Abhijeet Singh has sung some really beautiful songs that keep us reminding why the 90s were the best.