India is a land where talents are born and raised. Paths of flourishing in a specific talent might vary but the power in the talents remains priceless. Many such awe-strucking talents have been found on YouTube in the form of melodious singers. YouTube is a digital platform where Indian singers get to share their voices directly with listeners from across the world. There are several India YouTube singers who have gained immense popularity over the years and have begun their music journey in Bollywood. Take a look at these 6 scintillating singers:
Sanah is an award-winning singer songwriter. She got her first break in Bollywood in 2011 at a talent hunt in college, while she was pursuing her graduation in computer engineering. In 2012, the singer started her YouTube channel. On YouTube, she has a following of 61.27 M. Her popularity on YouTube and her stint in Bollywood gave her many more opportunities in Bollywood. Sanah has rendered her voice in Bollywood movies like Mohenjo Daro (2016), Meri Pyaari Bindu (2017), Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (2013), and Always Kabhi Kabhi (2011) among others. In 2017, Sanah was awarded “Best Singing Sensation” for the song Afeemi from the movie, Meri Pyaari Bindu.
Jonita started her YouTube channel when she was just 17. Her YouTube channel is named Jonitamusic and has a following of 48.53 M. Her popularity on YouTube led her to a singing world tour with Sonu Nigam. Soon enough, she was offered songs for Bollywood movies. Jonita has sung for various movies including Chennai Express (2013), Highway (2014), Dangal (2016), Dishoom (2016), and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016). The Break Up Song from the movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is her most successful song to-date.
Sanam Puri is part one of India’s most famous YouTube bands, Sanam. He is the lead vocalist and composer in the band. The band is amongst India’s top 10 independent YouTube channels, India’s biggest music artist on the digital platform, and the fastest growing YouTube channel in the country. His YouTube channel has a massive 1.12 B following. Sanam has received many Bollywood singing opportunities. His filmography includes movies like Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (2013), Hasee Toh Phasee (2014), Hamshakals (2014), and Student of the Year (2019).
Shirley is surely among the most renowned singers in the Indian YouTube community. She has 3.14 M following on her YouTube channel. Shirley stumbled upon her love for music and singing over a contest conducted by T-Series. Soon, she discovered her passion for music over YouTube. In 2017, Shirley sang her first Bollywood track Disco Disco for the movie A Gentleman (2017), starring Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez.
A YouTube singing star, Tushar enjoys a good following of 4.07 M on his YouTube Channel. He began his YouTube journey in 2013. His popularity on YouTube gave home play-back singing opportunities in Bollywood. After becoming the voice for songs for Ranbir Kapoor’s character in Jagga Jasoos (2017), mainstream Bollywood movies started to approach Tushar. Ever since then, he has sung for movies like Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017), Tubelight (2017), and Kalank (2019), among various others.
An award-winning singer, composer and a producer, Arjun has a YouTube channel with a wide following of 16.76 M. A classically trained singer, his first Bollywood song was Khoon Choos Le from the movie Go Goa Gone. Since then, Arjun has lent his voice for various Bollywood movies. On YouTube, his songs like Baaki Baatein Peene Baad ft. Badshah, La La La with Neha Kakar, and Aaya Na Tu with Momina Musteshsan, have gained much popularity and appreciation by the masses. In 2015, Arjun won the GIMA Award for best debut.