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Bollywood is a term created by the merging of the names of the cities of Bombay (today Mumbai) and Hollywood and refers to the Indian movie industry, which is considered the largest in the world when it comes to the number of films made and tickets sold. Last year alone, more than 1,000 movies were shot in India, with earnings of billions.

Bollywood attracts thousands and thousands of young people from India every year who hope to succeed in the film industry.
Although it is rumored that it is ruled by numerous family clans, the Indian film industry is very brutal: not even belonging to the highest castes is a guarantee of fame and fortune; competition is huge and revenue is the only measure of quality.

Music in Bollywood movies

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Bollywood movies are often musicals, and music and song are an indispensable part of almost every film. The Indian audience expects to receive full treatment for the price of the ticket: song and play, love story, comedy and fearlessness, all mixed in a three-hour extravagance. Such films have a nickname that in Indian means a mixture of spices.

Movie plots are usually melodramatic and often made by the already tried and tested formula: unhappy lovers, corrupt politicians, twins separated by birth, villains conspirators, angry parents, soft-hearted courtesans, dramatic reversals of fortune and fortuitous coincidences.

While the actors are mostly great dancers, few can sing. Because of this, the tracks recorded previously in the studio are performed by professional singers. Film composers, so-called music directors, are also very well known names. Their songs are often crucial to the success of a movie.

Today we will introduce you to actresses who are also talented singers, so their career is even more successful because of this…

Priyanka Chopra

There is probably no person in the world who has not heard of her. She won the Miss World in 2000, but her fame far outweighs her beauty alone. The most popular actress in Bollywood, she became famous in Hollywood as well. It never ceases to amaze us all with its appearance, both its natural beauty and its style of dress. He is considered one of the best-dressed women in the world. Wherever she appears, she is noticed, both on the red carpet and on the street in everyday clothes.

With all that she has a beautiful voice, although her songs are not as popular as her films, her singing only adds to global popularity.

She is married to 11 years younger, famous singer Nick Jonas. She played in the remake of “Baywatch.”

Shruti Haasan

She is the daughter of famous Indian actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika Thakur. All of them have gained the most popularity in Tamil cinema because they are Tamils. Unlike most others, she is primarily a singer and then an actress. She first appeared as a kid in a film cut by her father. Then she sang one track in the famous movie Chachi 420, which is the Indian version of Mrs. Doubtfire. She regularly performs life and at concerts, which speaks volumes about the quality of her voice. She is a very marketable public figure, and she is the brand ambassador of many large companies. If you want to hear one of her songs, visit pagalsongs

Shraddha Kapoor

Her father is also a famous actor. His name is Shakti Kapoor and he has starred in over 500 films. She’s a real example of a beautiful next-door girl. Among the most popular. She is also known to be highly paid, so she is also listed on some Forbes Asia lists. She played her first role, though small, in “Teen Patti.” After that, the roles continued to flow one after the other, with the first lead role in “Luv Ka The End”. She gained the most fame thanks to the movie “Aashiqui 2” starring the singer, which was certainly an ideal role for her because of her musical talent. Some of her songs were among the most heard in India.

Alia Bhatt

Everyone first noticed her for her beauty and then for her acting and singing talent. The daughter of director Mahesh Bhatt, was the highest-paid actress last year. Her mother is singer Soni Razdan, so we know from whom she inherited the talent. Already as a child, she began appearing on television and in films. Her duet with Pakistani singer Zebunnis Bangash is a huge hit.
In addition, she has created a very famous line of clothing and bags. It has along with Indian, British citizenship.

Juhi Chawla

Well known face, she’s been on stage for a very long time. She was Miss India back in 1984. Outstanding actress, awarded with two Filmfare Awards. It’s the Bollywood equivalent of the Hollywood Oscar. Lately, she has devoted herself to teaching classical singing, so we expect to hear her soon in performing some such track. Unlike most on our list, her parents have nothing to do with the film industry or the music industry.

Sonakshi Sinha

She can certainly be said to be rising old. At the beginning, she was not an actress at all, but a costume designer. She has already received the Best Debut Award for her first role. She has also sung in several films, so we have seen that side of her. Certainly, someone, we will see more and more often.

Madhuri Dixit Nene

The 50-year-old actress who has achieved everything that can be achieved in her career. She has been the highest-paid for nearly thirty years and has 6 Filmfare Awards. She is an extremely talented dancer too. Many tracks are thought to be nowhere near as beautiful and popular if they had not been sung by Madhuri Dixit Nene. Her fame and influence are so great that she received one of the greatest civilian decorations from the government – Padma Shri.

What makes her even more admirable is her humanitarian work. She is a well-known philanthropist and fights for the protection of children from working exploitation. She is a prominent member of UNICEF.


India, and so is its movie industry, is a source of endlessly interesting things. Take a look at one of the films, if not already, surely different from everything you’ve watched so far. And you’ll hear plenty of great music.