Thursday, May 8, 2008

Bollywood's sexiest singers

Bollywood's sexiest singers

Earlier, a good voice was the only critera to sing playback in the movies. But today, the stress seems to be on looks as well.

Good grooming seems to be as big a requirement as singing well. Reality shows know this well, and make sure their top contestants look better as the rounds progress.

Of course, this sweeps in Bollywood music as well. After all, stage shows are a big part of today's music scene, and even Himesh Reshammiya goes to extremes to cut an image for himself.

With Sherlyn Chopra becoming the newest 'singer,' we decided to have a look at the sexiest female singers. Feel free to add to the list.

Sherlyn Chopra

Who she is: Also known as Mona Chopra and Maneka, Sherlyn made her entry into showbiz as an actress. But her films -- Time Pass, Red Swastik and Dosti -- did not do well.

So Sherlyn decided to launch her music album, and make her debut as a singer. Sherlyn has sung, composed and written the lyrics of her album, Outrageous. Adman Prahlad Kakkar has directed the music video.

Style file: This very bold and beautiful singer-actress may well become the next Mallika Sherawat.

Sunidhi Chauhan

Who she is: Sunidhi started singing at the age of five. The young singer has got scores of popular songs to her credit. Her most recent films have been Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Shootout At Lokhandwala, Aaja Nachle and Aap Kaa Surroor.

Style file: Sunidhi learnt quite early that looks were important in her singing career. She shed her extra kilos and was one of the first singers to star in a music video for a film. Ram Gopal Varma's Bhoot had only one song sung by her, and the music video was made to promote the film.

Sunidhi is one of the most stylish singers among the younger generation, and makes sure she looks good in all her stage shows and videos.

Shreya Ghosal

Who she is: Shreya first got noticed when she sang for Aishwarya Rai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas. After that, there was no looking back.

Style file: Unlike Sunidhi, Shreya dresses up traditionally. But her salwaar kameezes are very stylish and modern.

Shreya hails from Kota in Rajasthan, and has evolved into a stylishly-dressed singer over the years.

Gayatri Iyer

Who she is: While doing her Masters in Business Administration, Gayatri felt that she preffered singing. Having a filmi neighbourhood helped, and soon, she was introduced to director Pankaj Parashar and music composers Anand-Milind. She sang for them, and also did some jingles for advertisements. Here is where she met her husband and singer Kunal Ganjawala.

Style file: Gayatri has been stylish ever since she entered the film industry. In fact, Gayatri is one of the most beautiful and intelligent singers of the younger generation.


Who she is: Sanjeevani was armed with a Master's degree in Commerce, a diploma in Mass Communication, and film production. But singing remained her passion.

She started singing at the age of 10. It was during the Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa show that director Vidhu Vinod Chopra noticed her and gave her a chance to sing in his film, Kareeb.

Style file: Sanjeevani makes it a point to wear Indian outfits whenever she performs out of the country, as she feels she represents Indian culture. In fact, she is the perfect bharatiya nari.

Richa Sharma

Who she is: Richa Sharma is the seventh and youngest child of a temple priest in Faridabad, Harayna, and started singing bhajans from the age of eight.

She came to Mumbai in 1994 and started recording religious albums to earn a living. Two years later, she got a break in Sawan Kumar's Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya. Richa's most recent hit song was the thumri Daras bina nahin chain in Saawariya.

Style file: Looking at Richa, one would never realise that she hails from a small village. The attractive girl has become very trendy, and glamorous in Mumbai.


Who she is: Madhushree's real name is Sujata Bhattacharya. It was A R Rahman who asked her to change her name, as he felt Sujata was too common a name in the music world.

She has sung for various Hindi movies like Saathiya, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Swades, Rang De Basanti and Guru.

She has sung in Tamil and Telugu films as well.

Style file: Madhushree is not overtly stylish, and usually wears saris at her stage shows. But her smile makes her look stunning.

Shweta Pandit

Who she is: At the age of five, Shweta sang for legendary music director Ilayaraja in the film, Anjali. Since then, she has sung many hits.

Style file: Shweta faced the camera for the first time at 16. And that was when she learned to be stylish. So why is she on our list? Check out her glam look in the telly show, Mission Ustad.

Nihira Joshi

Who she is: Nihira was among the top five contestants in Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in 2005. After that, she learnt classical music from Kalyanji, of Kalyanji-Anandji.

Her most recent hit was Dhadak dhadak from Bunty and Babli.

Style file: The 20-year-old is very attractive, but not one of the most fashionable singers. The one thing that Nihira always takes care about is her hair; she makes sure her hairstyle remains set and unruffled.


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