India is a place where different cultures meet and rejoice. These varied cultures follow different languages and traditions. Rajasthan is one such state in India which is in true sync with its traditional roots. Even the singers from Rajasthan carry the same exquisite vibe in their performances. Here’s bringing you a list of Rajasthani singers who are renowned in the music industry:
1. Ila Arun
Ila Arun is renowned Rajasthani folk singer and an Indian actress. She is known for her stout and husky voice. Ila has sung various songs for Bollywood including “Choli Ke Peeche”, from the movie Khalnayak, “Ghup Chup” from the movie Karan Arjun, and “Ringa Ringa” from the movie Slumdog Millionaire. Ila has acted in various famous Bollywood movies as well. These include the likes of Jodha Akbar, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, and Begum Jaan.
2. Mame Khan
Mame Khan is a folk singer from Rajasthan who was exposed to folk music from childhood. He has been playback singer for numerous Bollywood movies like Luck By Chance, I Am, No One Killed Jessica, Mirzya, and Sonchiriya. In the 2nd season of Coke Studio @ MTV, Mame got featured along with Amit Trivedi, the duo performed the track “Chaudhary”.
3. Sartaj Khan and Sarwar Khan
Sartaj and Sarwar are two of the youngest boys to have earned a position in Rajasthani folk singing. Sarwar Khan is a 12-year-old boy and Sartaj Khan is only 11 years old. The duo started their journey by singing in a reality show and slowly achieved recognition. The boys fit fame when they sang for a popular Bollywood film, Aamir Khan starrer “Dangal”. The duo had sung the song “Hannikarark Bapu” for which they have received immense appreciation.
4. Swaroop Khan
This Rajasthani folk singer came into prominence after becoming one of the top 10 contestants in a season of Indian Idol. Ever since then, he has sung for a number of hits in the Bollywood industry. Some of his incredible songs include the likes of “Ghoomar” from the movie Padmaavat, “Tharki Chokro” from the movie “PK”, “Bahut Hua Samman” from the movie Mukkabaaz, and the title track of the movie Emotional Atyachar.
5. Allah Jilai Bai
She was one of India’s best Rajasthani folk singers. Allah Jilai Bai was a famous singer during ‘60s and ‘70s. She started singing when she was only 10 years old and slowly she gained popularity across the nation. In 1982, she was granted Padma Shri in Arts field by the government of India. Few of her popular songs include Kesariya Balam and Mumal.
6. Rapperiya Baalam
Ashok Manda Bishnoi who is known by his stage name Rapperiya Baalam is a Rajasthan based singer. Ashok is known for being a rapper, a song writer, a music composer and a producer. He is known for creating experimental songs in Rajasthani folk music. His song “Mharo Rajasthan” featuring Swaroop Khan, made him popular across the nation. Later, he released many other hits like “Hariyala Banna”, “Jaipur Anthem”, “Des Padharo Sa”, and “Dil Mere”.