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6 Popular Singers Who Have Made Their Mark On Bhojpuri Cinema

Updated: Oct 24, 2021

Nowadays it is common for a singer to try and sing in more than one language. Unlike in other fields consistent effort to achieve something different is a must attitude. Few of you may know about it but some might find it surprising that these six maestro singers have also contributed to Bhojpuri film Industry.

Bhojpuri Cinema is one of the fast-growing film industries with Rs 2000cr worth. It is popularly called a Bhojiwood. Bhojpuri is enjoyed not only in India but also has a good amount of watchers across nations from North America, Europe, and Asia.

It will be interesting to find out which Bollywood veteran singers have sung for the Bhojpuri Cinema. Let's find them out.

Lata Mangeshkar

She is a well-known Indian playback singer and music composer. She has sung for more than 20000+ songs in thirty-six different languages. With most primarily in Hindi, Marathi, and Bengali. Lata Ji has contributed her voice to the title song of the historic first Bhojpuri film in the '60s the 'Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo'. She has recorded many tracks in the Bhojpuri language. Here are the five best Bhojpuri songs of Lata Mangeshkar.

  • Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo -mentioned earlier

  • Kahe Bansuria Bajaile

  • Chanda Mama Arre

  • Sapna Dekh Juda Gaile Jiyara

  • Kannha Tori Bansi

Asha Bhosle

Renowned Indian playback singer and entrepreneur belongs to the prominent Mangeshkar family. Famous for her playback singing role in Hindi Films. She is a Guinness Book of World Record holder for most records by an artist in 2011. She has recorded 12000+ songs in more than 20+ Indian and foreign languages. She has also contributed to the Bhojpuri Cinema through her song. Best of five Asha Bhosle Bhojpuri songs:

  • Jab Hum Jai Naiharwan

  • Baari Umariya Larikaiayan Gawanwa

  • Chaand Suroj Ke Lajaweli

  • Gorki Patarki Re

  • More Hothwa Se Nathuniya

Udit Narayan

Another heavy-weight Indian playback singer gained his name and fame through his contribution to Bollywood songs. According to BBC's 'Top 40 Bollywood soundtracks of all time' 21 of them were his songs. He had recorded many Bhojpuri songs. He was honored with 'Chitragupta Cineyatra Samman' in 2015 for his contribution to the Bhojpuri Cinema. Here are his top five songs in Bhojpuri:

  • Milal Na Ab Tak Kehu

  • Makai Mein Chala Raja Ji

  • Mitwa Re Mitwa

  • Badi Meherbani Ji

  • Chand Ke Jaisan

Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam is a Contemporary Indian singer, Music Director, and actor. He has worked with many Indian languages. Sonu Nigam has launched his new label name " I Believe in Music". He sang the iconic song " Sandeshe Aate Hai" from Border film. The multi-talented singer has recorded songs in Bhojpuri too. Some of his best Bhojpuri song collections are:

  • Pyar Karab Bhojpuri Mein

  • Suna Suna

  • Ab Na Sohala Piya

  • Zindagi Mein Aavela Jawani

  • Dam Dam Shiv K Damru

Alka Yagnik

She is one of the prolific Indian playback singers. Started her singing at the age of six at Akashvani Kolkata ( All India Radio). She was extremely talented from childhood, she got nominations for the Filmfare award for best female playback singer for record thirty-six times. She has also lent her voice in the Bhojpuri cinema. The five best Bhojpuri songs of Alka Ji are:

  • Ae Chanda Mama

  • Kukeli Koiliya

  • Na Ja Chodd Ke

  • Jaan Tohpe Lutwal Baani

  • Ude Tan Se Chunar Sajan

Shreya Ghosal

She is an Indian playback singer and a Sa Re Ga Ma reality show winner. Her performance at the Sa Re Ga Ma show was enough to be noticed by the film director Sanjay Leela Banshali. She debuted in Bollywood through the romantic film 'Devdas' in 2002. She has sung in many Indian Languages. She has also recorded many Bhojpuri songs. here are the top five Bhojpuri collections of Shreya Ghosal:

  • Suna Suna

  • Bhola Baba Aayli Teej Tyohaar

  • Pyaar Ke Phela Sawan

  • Tani Dheere Dheere Bol

  • Dhak Dhak Dil Dhadhkta

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