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From Akshay Kumar in Enterainment to Salman Khan in Kick: Bollywood actors who have sung in movies

Supriya Sharma , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, July 18, 2014
First Published: 21:39 IST(18/7/2014) | Last Updated: 16:45 IST(27/7/2014)

From acting to producing films; directing to composing and singing songs, our stars have done it all! Off late, actors taking on to singing seems to be on the rise. If Shraddha Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have earned accolades for their songs in their recent movies, Priyanka Chopra had launched her three international singles last year.
 
The male stars too aren’t far behind. If Big B had regaled the music lovers in the past, Ayushmann Khurrana stole everybody’s heart with his melody “Paani Da Rang” in his movie Vicky Donor. Salman, also recently lent his voice to soft romantic song “Hangover” in Kick and latest to join the queue is Akshay Kumar who will be singing a song for his upcoming flick, Entertainment.

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 Here we give you a list of ‘singer’ actors who have received accolades from their fans over the years:

Akshay Kumar: Latest to join the league is none other than action king Akshay Kumar. Aki woould be humming a number in his coming movie Entertainment. Aki had also earlier lent his voice to a song in Special 26.
Shraddha Kapoor: Since, the very day she entered Bollywood, this kapoor has never missed a single opportunity to share her passion for singing. She even played a role of a singing sensation in her debut movie Aashiqui 2(2013).The “Ek Villain” actor has lent her voice to track, "Galliyan" from her latest release.
 
Alia Bhatt: Alia, who is compared to Bebo very now and then, sang unplugged version of “Main Tenu Samjhaavan Ki” from the movie “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania”. She’s also sung a portion of the song “Sooha Saaha” with Zeb in her highly-acclaimed film “Highway”.

Salman Khan: Well the “Dabbang” star will be seen humming a soft romantic song "Hangover" for his upcoming movie ‘Kick”. The song is already topping the music chart busters on television and FM stations. <
Amitabh Bachchan: Big B has won accolades for his foray into singing in his movies, be it popular song “Mere Angne Mein” from “Laawaris” or “Rang Barse” from “Silsila”, a movie track in “Baabul” or “Buddha Hoga Tera Baap”.

Ayushmann Khurrana: Ayushmann, who made a promising debut with movie ‘Vicky Donor’, sang a sensational song “Paani Da Rang”, which became the most popular songs of 2012 and won many awards. He tried the same formula in Nataunki Saala where he sang tracks like “Saadi Galli Aaja” and “Mera Mann”.
 
Farhan Akhtar: Actor-director Farhan not only sings but composes tracks too. In his debut movie, Rock On, Farhan played a rockstar and lent his voice to some songs. He also sang popular number “Senorita” in movie “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”. Infact, Farhan is the lead singer of a band Farhan Akhtar Live.
 
Madhuri Dixit Nene: The graceful actress has also ventured into singing. She sang soulfully with her mother Snehlata Dixit in her recent release “Gulabi Gang” titled “Rangi Sari Gulaabi Chunariya”.

Shruti Hassan: Daughter of Kamal Hassan, Shruti has been in love with singing from a very young age. While in school, Haasan made her singing debut in the Hindi language film, Chachi 420, singing a duet with her father who also directed the film. And later hummed in Debut movie “Luck” .Apart from this, she has worked as music composer in her movies.

Shahrukh Khan: The Badshah of Bollywood sung a tapori song “Apun Bola Tu Meri Laila” in 2000 film Josh and mesmerised the audience with his poem in “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” (2012).

Abhishek Bachchan: Junior Bachchan has displayed his rapping talent. He turned rapper for “Right Here Right Now” in Ramesh Sippy‘s movie “Bluffmaster” (2005) and later sang for Bol Bachchan’s” title track.

Aamir Khan: Our very own perfectionist Aamir Khan has dived in the singing world as well. He sang “Aati Kya Khandaala”, the most popular track in movie Ghulam, featuring Rani Mukherji. He also sang “Bum Bum Bole” in his home production “Taare Zammen Par” (2007).
 
Also in the upcoming days Shraddha and Tabu will be seen singing a Kashmiri folk song for Vishal Bharadwaj’s Haider, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s drama “Hamlet”.

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