Professional singers spend much of their careers in the spotlight. For stage performances and public appearances, they often amp up the drama with bold beauty looks, but, just like us, these celebrities don’t spend all of their time in full glam.
There are plenty of pictures of famous singers without makeup. Some of these stars are unrecognizable without their signature makeup looks, while some look just as flawless without makeup as they do with it on. Have a look:
Singer and rapper Hard Kaur is a Britney-Indian woman and her full name is Tarun Kaur Dhillon. She started her career with her famous song ‘Ek Glassy’. The song was super hit and it was only then that her fortunes shined and film offers began to come. In 2007, Shriram Raghavan gave her the opportunity to sing ‘Paisa Fek’ in his film ‘Johnny Gaddar’. After that, she gave a lot of hit songs.
Jonita Gandhi is an Indian playback singer, known for her YouTube presence. Her professional music career started with YouTube cover songs in collaboration with Aakash Gandhi when she was 17. The videos quickly went viral and led to a myriad of opportunities to perform. Her jump to playback singing began with an opportunity to perform alongside Sonu Nigam. On the heels of Sonu Nigam’s world tour, Jonita stepped into the world of playback singing with a debut in Chennai Express.
She is an actress, model, singer, ex VJ for channel V and she was also a member of the Indian Pop Girl Group Viva. It was in 2006 that she was given the first opportunity in Bollywood by Vishal Shekhar to sing the title song of super hit comedy Golmaal. Some of her best songs from her are Jazbaa, Lucky tu Lucky Mai, Dance basanti etc.
Kanika Kapoor was always aspired to pursue a career in singing, but she married businessman Raj Chandok in 1997. After getting a divorce from Raj in 2012, she relocated to Mumbai to become a singer. Kapoor’s first song “Jugni Ji” (2012) was for a music video–which became a commercial success. In 2014, she began her Bollywood playback singing career with the song “Baby Doll” for the film Ragini MMS 2.
Monali Thakur is a young Bollywood female playback singer making waves in the industry. Fame came her way when she participated in the immensely popular singing reality TV show Indian Idol season 2 (2013). Although she did not win the singing contest, her career soared as a successful Bollywood singer. Since then, she has sung many songs in Hindi films.
Neeti Mohan is one of the popular Female Indian Singers and a well known and popular playback singer. She sings in many languages like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, English, and many others. She was one of the winners of the Channel V show Popstars and as such, became a member of the Indian pop group Aasma with the other winners of the show.
Neha Kakkar familiar as the Indian Shakira, has not undergone any professional training. Neha left her education to participate in Indian Idol. But unfortunately, she made an exit in round eight, following elimination. Neha’s hard work did bear fruit with the release of the album, Neha The Rock Star, which enabled her to showcase her talent. Neha once fell short on Indian Idol, and in 2018 she was a judge on the very same reality show.
Shreya Ghoshal is a more contemporary singer whose voice has featured hit films post-millennium. At the tender age of four, displaying her talent, Shreya began her magnificent career. She broke through to the mainstream media when she won the singing talent show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ (2000) at the age of 12. Subsequently, film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali noticed and offered Shreya the playback role for his Bollywood hit movie Devdas (2002). After this, the talented singer’s career skyrocketed. And she quickly became one of Bollywood’s most sought after playback singers.
Sona Mohapatra is an Indian singer, music composer, and lyricist. Sona came to mainstream prominence with the trendbreaking talk show Satyamev Jayate with Aamir Khan, in which she frequently appeared as a lead singer and performer. In addition to her own material, Mohapatra has recorded remixes of songs by David Bowie, with “Let’s Dance”, and INXS, with “Afterglow”, with the latter proving particularly successful.
This singer found her roots with the music when parents shifted to Delhi and at the age of 5; she started singing at the Jagarans. It was in Mumbai that her singing potential was realized by Bollywood’s music director Sandeep Chowta. She got her first break in the industry with the song Babuji Jara Dheere Chalo which was filmed on Yana Gupta in the movie Dum.
Commonly described as the ‘queen of item songs,’ Sunidhi Chauhan is a successful Bollywood playback singer. At the age of four, she started performing in local events. At the age of thirteen, she got her career debut break with the film Shastra (1996). Throughout her career, she has mostly performed item songs which are hugely popular.
Popularly known as “The Humma Girl”, Shashaa is an Indo-Canadian playback singer, songwriter, music producer/arranger, motivational speaker, theatre actor, and voice-over artist of Kashmiri origin. Tirupati has rendered songs in over 13 languages with more than 200 songs to her credit as a vocalist. She has recently featured on the soundtrack of AR Rahman’s ‘Dil Bechara’. Tirupati was noticed by A.R.Rahman during Coke Studio Season 3, shortly after which she sang a solo for him, “Vaada Vaada” in Kochadaiiyaan.
Born in a family with a musical background; she got her first break in the movie Ishaqzaade that was released in 2012 starring Parineeti and Arjun Kapoor. She got a Filmfare award for Best Playback Singer Female for the song. And from that moment; she has never looked back and now fans can recognize her for her famous songs like Balam Pichkari, Aga bai, Naach Meri Jaan etc.