Kumar Sanu, the evergreen singer of the 1990s, made a spectacular comeback with Dard Karara in Dum Laga Ke Haisha. We were all ecstatic since the voice behind hits like Chura Ke Dil Mera, Tu Mile Dil Khile, and Ankh Hai Bhari Bhari had been missing from the music industry for so long that we didn’t even realize we needed him back.
All ’90s kids often find themselves nostalgically recalling the music that defined their upbringing. The majority of these singers have vanished into obscurity. These 90s pop singers gave us Bollywood chartbusters, and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the music industry now is only churning out old songs and giving us remakes and remixes.
We are compelled to think of the era before Arijit Singh and Atif Aslam. Honestly, that was gold. I’m glad that I was born at that time and this music was a part of my life.
1. KK (Krishnakumar Kunnath)
KK’s songs, such as Yaaro Dosti Badi Hi Haseen Hain, Hum Rahein Ya Na Rahein Kal, Awarapan Banjarapan, and Dus Bahane, are timeless masterpieces that we are never sick of hearing.
Did you know that before making his Bollywood debut, KK sang 3,500 jingles?
2. Abhijeet Bhattacharya
Jab bhi koi ladki dekhu, mera dil deewana bole ole ole ole, ole! Mere Khyaloon Ki Malika, Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaon, Yeh Teri Aankhen Jhuki Jhuki, Wada Raha Sanam, and Badi Mushkil Hai Khoya Mera Dil Hain are some of Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s very notable songs.
3. SP Balasubrahmanyam
In the 1990s, SP Balasubrahmanyam was Salman Khan’s voice, singing for films such as Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Saajan are to name a few.
Dil Deewana, Tum Se Milne Ki Tamanna Hai, and Mausam Ka Jaadu are just a few of the Bollywood treasures created by the man who has recorded almost 40,000 songs.
4. Vinod Rathod
Do you recognize the man who sang the title songs of the film Munna Bhai? It was none other than Vinod Rathod, who gave us songs like Ae Mere Humsafar, Aisi Deewangi Dekhi Nahi Kahi, Nayak Nahin Khalnayak Hoon Main, and Romeo Naam Mera Chori Hai Kaam Mera in the 1990s.
Remember Roop Tera Mastana, as well as songs like Tune Mujhe Pehchaana Nahin, Woh Ladki Hai Kahan, and O Humdum Suniyo Re with his groovy rendition?
Shaan’s melodies and smile live on in our hearts to this day.
6. Sonu Nigam
Sonu Nigam’s melodies were captivating, from Saathiya through Deewana Tera and Bijuria. In the 1990s, he was a household name.
7. Babul Supriyo
Babul Supriyo gave voice to several hit songs, from Sochta Hun Uska Dil Kabhi Mujhpe Aaye Toh to, Hata Sawan Ki Ghata and the title track of Hum Tum.
8. Falguni Pathak
Let’s face it. We didn’t just listen to her songs; we danced to them as well. Falguni Pathak, now known as the dandiya queen, was a pop princess in her day.
9. Daler Mehndi
Daler Mehndi popularised Punjabi music all over the world, from Bolo Ta Ra Ra to Dardi Rab Rab Kardi, Sadde Nal to Tunak Tunak. Did you know that he was featured in Time Asia Magazine?
10. Kamaal Khan
Kamaal Khan, the voice of Salman Khan’s renowned O O Jane Jana song, has also crooned Aye Mere Humnasheen, O Priya O Priya, O Jaana, and Sawariya Re O Sawariya, among others.
11. Anuradha Paudwal
Anuradha Paudwal ruled the ’90s music scene with songs like Pyar Kiya Toh Nibhana and Maiyya Yashoda, as well as Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi and Chaha Hai Tujhko.
She quickly transitioned to devotional songs, and her Bollywood career came to an end.
12. Kavita Krishna Murthy
Kavita Krishnamurthy sang Aaj Main Upar Aasman Neeche, Mera Piya Ghar Aaya, Hawa Hawai, Pyaar Hua Chupke Se, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and many other songs.
Her captivating voice has left a lasting impression on our hearts and has yet to be replaced.
13. Kunal Ganjawala
His tunes are what 90s kids grooved to, from Bheege Honth to Channa Ve, from O Humdum to Dupatta Tera Nau Rang Da.
14. Ila Arun
Her distinct voice is unmatched in the profession. Her folk-pop fusion was a signature of the Rajasthani singer.
Arun sang songs like Choli Ke Peeche, Morni Baaga Ma Bole, and Dehli Shaher Mein Maro Ghaghro, and has also starred in various films.
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