Famous Playback Singers - List of Famous Playback Singers

Any type of singer, who’s singing has been previously recorded for the purpose of use in either films, audio tapes or than kind of media is known as a playback singer. Generally, playback singers sing for movies and their songs are often lip synched by the actor or actress who appear on the screen. The playback singing industry thrives in South Asian regions like India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh as many of their films have a number of songs. On the other hand when it comes to Hollywood, singing is not very common in films apart from in musical films. Hence the Hollywood industry does not provide many opportunities for playback singers, unless they are making musical films. Playback singers play a crucial and important role in films as their songs make a great impact on the failure or success of a movie. Playback singers in the 21st century enjoy a celebrity status and are often in the media glare. They hold an established status in the society and are recognized as prominent figures. Discover, learn and explore more about many of the world’s most famous playback singers with a collection of their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Playback Singers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Kishore KumarAugust 4, 1929IndianOne of the best known male voices in Hindi cinema, singer Kishore Kumar was a highly successful playback singer
Asha BhosleSeptember 8, 1933IndianAsha Bhosle is one of the best known Indian playback singers
Mohammed RafiDecember 24, 1924IndianMohammed Rafi was a multiple award winning Indian playback singer
Lata MangeshkarSeptember 28, 1929IndianOne of the best known voices of India, Lata Mangeshkar, is an award winning playback singer with a career spanning over seven decades

Mohammed Rafi

Mohammed Rafi was a multiple award winning Indian playback singer

IndianDecember 24, 1924160 views
Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar

One of the best known voices of India, Lata Mangeshkar, is an award winning playback singer with a career spanning over seven decades

IndianSeptember 28, 1929137 views

Kishore Kumar

One of the best known male voices in Hindi cinema, singer Kishore Kumar was a highly successful playback singer

IndianAugust 4, 1929189 views

Asha Bhosle

Asha Bhosle is one of the best known Indian playback singers

IndianSeptember 8, 1933179 views