Behind The Camera To Facing It – List Of Playback Singers Who Acted In Movies


There have been times in this film industry when even the playback singers tried their luck in acting. People thought of it as a good idea as they’ll be able to see them in front of the camera for the first time, but it turns out that it was a terrible idea for everyone. Some of these singers stopped acting after hitting rock bottom, but some are still trying to have a career in acting rather than only focusing on singing.

So with that let’s have a look at the singers who have also acted in Bollywood movies.

1. Shaan

In the year 2015, Shaan tried his luck in acting after having a graceful singing journey. Turns out he’s a terrible actor and his debut film “Balwinder Pass Ho Gaya” was a major flop. This film was about two Punjabi actors with the same name who were struggling in acting and fall for the same woman.

2. Himesh Reshammiya

He had an amazing singing career, God knows why he ditched it to be an actor. His debut film “Aap Ka Suroor” with Hansika Motwani was a flop and his films like Karz remake, Radio, The Xpose, Damadamm were also not good.

3. Remo Fernandes

His song “Humma Humma” was a great success and it gave him massive popularity. He has acted in “Ek Villain” with Siddharth Malhotra where he plays the role of a don. He did quite a good justice with his role.

4. Mika Singh

Opposite to Shaan was Mika Singh in the film ‘Balwinder Pass Ho Gaya” and before that, he did a film titled “Loot” in the year 2011. That film was about four criminals who get into trouble after stealing precious items from a don.

5. Lucky Ali

Lucky Ali is comedian Mehmood’s second son. He had a great voice and sang songs like “Na Tum Jano Na Hum” from the film Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. But suddenly he tried acting in films like Kaante, Runway, Sur, etc which degraded his popularity.

6. Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam’s voice can soothe anyone anytime, he has a melodious voice that no one can resist. He also did quite some films like Jaani Dushman, Love In Nepal, Kaash Aap Hamare Hote, etc. His fans didn’t really appreciate his acting.

7. Monali Thakur

Monali Thakur has a sensational voice and she has contributed to this industry for the past decade. Her songs like “Moh Moh Ke Dhaage” and “Sawar Loon” made her earn quite some awards. She also tried acting and her debut film was “Lakshmi” which was a great film that released in 2014. It showed problems regarding child prostitution and human trafficking.

8. Hard Kaur

Hard Kaur is an exceptional singer and there is no one in this industry who could sing like her. She was seen playing the role of Akshay’s sister in the hit film “Patiala House”.

9. Kishore Kumar

Even this legendary singer did quite some good films during his time back then. He acted in almost 86 films out of which Dilli Ka Thug, Mr.X in Bombay, Padosan, and Half Ticket were the best.

10. Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar is known as the nightingale of India which is true. Even she did 8 Marathi and Hindi movies from 1942-48. Some of her known films are Maajhe Baal, Pahili Mangalagaur, Chimukla Sansar, Badi Maa, and Jeevan Yatra.


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