Admit it, actors have multi-talented personalities! Some of them direct, some can write scripts while others produce films. There are a few actors who have the unique ability of singing. These actors can replace singers and croon for their own films, and they have built an exceptional fan base for their unique talent. From Kamal Haasan to Vijay, we give you a list of some of the best actors-turned-singers who can croon like professionals.
1. Kamal Haasan
First song: Nyayiru Oli Mazhaiyil, Andharangam (1975)
The audio of Kamal Haasan’s latest film Uttama Villain is out and we can’t stop raving about it. Composed by Ghibran, Kamal Haasan‘s magnetic voice seemed perfect for every song, especially since the movie is set in the 8th century.
First Song: Bomboi City, Rasigan (1994)
Some people can win admirers with their dance moves and some with their soulful voice, but if there is someone who has both these qualities, that person is Illayathalapathy Vijay. One of our favorite songs sung by the actor is Vangana from Thalaiva.
First Song: Naatu Saraku, Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan (2003)
Ever since his Kolaveri Di song became a sensational hit, the actor has grown a fondness for singing. His energetic voice combined with his wacky lyrics can make you groove to his songs instantly! The actor has recently entered Sandalwood, by lending his voice for Kannada star Shivraj Kumar for the film Vajrakaya.
First song: Chukkumala Chukkumala, Sonnathan Kadhala (2001)
How can we forget his upbeat songs with lyrically-rhyming numbers. A memorable one is Lusu Penne from Vallavan.
First Song: Varthapadadha Valibar Sangam (2013)
Tamil cinema’s upcoming star is now known for his singing as well. Yes, the young actor has recently sung ‘I am so cool’ in his recent film Kakki Sattai. Whether you like his voice or not, this actor has certainly earned himself plenty of fans.
First song: Everybody, Chukkallo Chandrudu (2006)
His first release in 2015, Ennakul Oruvan, had the actor singing the song Prabhalamagave in Santosh Narayanan‘s brilliant music. Indeed the song and the singer have become prabhalam (famous)!
First Song: Ek Dho Teen Char, Anjaan (2014)
Surya is the latest Tamil actor to pick up the trend of turning into singers and his singing début turned out to be a success. Ek-do-teen-char… need we say more?
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