We’ve got to admit that music is one of the most integral part of our lives. There isn’t a soul who can go a day without music. When there is so much going on in our minds, music is the ultimate salvation for us.
While going back home from work, on that weekend road trip, or on a network-less long flights; music is there for us. For this, we’ve got to thank our music composers, singers, and other musicians to bless us with melodious songs to fill our playlists.
So while we’ve talked a lot about Bollywood actors, actresses, films, and directors, it’s now the time to talk about the 14 best and most popular playback singers and rappers of Bollywood and their educational qualifications.
1- A. R. Rahman
A R Rahman is one of the most renowned Indian music composer and singer. After his father’s death, Rahman, who was studying in Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan had to work to support his family and he had to leave school. Rahman attended another school called MCN and later joined Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School. Rahman’s professional experience earned him a scholarship from Trinity College London to the Trinity College of Music.
2- Shreya Ghoshal
When talking about Melody, we can’t leave the queen itself undiscussed. The super-melodious singer had started too young in her music career. Ghoshal completed her schooling up to eighth grade at the Atomic Energy Central School in Rawatbhata. Later, enrolled at the SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce in Mumbai, where she took up arts with English as her major.
3- Arijit Singh
He’s fondly known as the Melody King of Bollywood. The singer with a husky voice has become the poster boy for every heartbreak song. He studied at Raja Bijay Singh High School and later at the Sripat Singh College, a University of Kalyani affiliate.
KK is known for his range of voice. Unlike other celebs, KK interviews are rarely available. He is an alumnus of Delhi’s Mount St Mary’s School and graduated from Kirori Mal College, Delhi University.
Badshah, who made songs like ‘Kar Gayi Chul’ and ‘Genda Phool’, has completed his schooling from Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura, Delhi. Prior to becoming a full-time musician, he enrolled as a math student at the prestigious Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi before moving to civil engineer at PEC, Chandigarh.
6- Honey Singh
Yo Yo Honey Singh is one of the most paid artists in the Indian music industry. He studied music at the Trinity School in the United Kingdom.
7- Guru Randhawa
Known for songs like “Lahore”, “Patola”, “High Rated Gabru”, Guru Randhawa is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Planning & Management, Delhi.
8- Sonu Nigam
Just like Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam started young. He began his singing career at the age of four. Gifted with an extraordinarily melodious voice and amazingly versatile talent, Sonu Nigam did his schooling from J. D. Tytler School in Delhi and pursued his graduation from Delhi University.
9- Lucky Ali
In an era that saw an array of singers fade away from the limelight as quickly as they came into it, Lucky Ali could well be termed as a phenomenon that survived way past the ’90s. He attended St. George’s College, Mussoorie, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Hampton Court, Mussoorie, Manekji Cooper (Kindergarten) (Juhu), Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai, and the Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, Bangalore.
10- Sunidhi Chauhan
Born in Delhi, she began performing in local gatherings at the age of 4 and made her career debut at the age of 12. She did her studies from Greenway Modern School and discontinued her studies right after schooling to pursue a career in the music industry.
11- Neha Kakkar
Neha Kakkar began performing at religious events at the age of four. Reportedly, she did her schooling from New Holy Public School, Delhi.
12- Armaan Malik
Armaan Malik has made a name for himself in Bollywood and globally with his soulful voice and uplifting tracks. He is only 25 years old and yet, he has tackled it all, right from singing, songwriting, composing, and making his music videos come to life with compelling narratives. Armaan did his schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai, and his Honours in Music from Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts.
13- Atif Aslam
The man with the magical voice — Atif Aslam is undoubtedly our biggest rock star. He went to Kimberley Hall School in Lahore until 1991, when he moved to Rawalpindi and continued his studies at St. Paul’s Cambridge School in Satellite Town. In 1995, Aslam returned to Lahore where he continued his studies at a Divisional Public School and College (DPSC) branch. He proceeded to attend Fazaia Inter College for his HSSC from 1999 to 2001 and later went to PICS to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
14- Vishal Dadlani
Vishal Dadlani is not only a great musician but his voice is also magical. He went to Hill Grange High School in Mumbai and subsequently attended Jai Hind College for two years (1989-90), after which he went to H.R. College of Commerce and Economics. He graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce.