Priyanka Chopra in Exotic
Priyanka Chopra in Exotic

Yesterday, we told you that Priyanka Chopra released a sneak peek of her latest single. While it is established that the girl can sing, actors trying their hand at music isn’t unheard of. We listed a few actors who have given singing a serious shot and it has worked! They haven’t just done it for a film or a musical that they starred in, but have solo, singles, awards and record deals. Here are 8 actors who also rock-out as recording artists:


1. Amitabh Bachchan

I am never going to try to establish how Amitabh Bachchan‘s film career is so epic and will directly skip to the part of his pop music stint. Big B recorded and released a pop music album named Aby Baby in the 90s and this is the infamous Eer Bir Phatte single from it.

2. Vasundhara Das

The Monsoon Wedding actress has had a stellar musical career. With films like Hey Ram, Monsoon Wedding and lead roles in a few South Indian films like Citizen and Raavana, she has also worked with musical maestro, A. R. Rahman and has a track in French too! But my favourite Vasundhara track is the one she sang in Hindi and it’s called Meri Jaan.

3. Raageshwari

From anchoring at major television networks to starring opposite some of the most popular names in Indian films, Raageshwari did it all. And her performance profile further included four successful Indian pop music albums, a world music album and a spiritual music album called Lifting The Veil.

4. Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet is definitely one of the most talented actresses and a winner of all major film awards including an Oscar! Interestingly, she has a beautiful speaking voice for which she received a Grammy Award for the Best Spoken Word for Children and has had a successful song that she sang for Christmas Carol: The Movie in 2001.


5. Minnie Driver

British actress, Minnie Driver has received an Academy nomination for her role in Good Will Hunting, among an Emmy award and a Golden Globe for The Riches. But Minnie also has a strong indie music following as a singer and songwriter.

6. Lindsay Lohan

After her major box office success with Mean Girls and a few other noted performances on screen, Lindsay Lohan released a pop album and in her video named ‘Rumors‘, Lohan featured a rebellious, sexier side to her.

7. Scarlett Johansson

Her voice of Samantha in Her should have been a clue that Scarlett Johansson can sing. Check out her cover of Tom WaitsAnywhere I Lay My Head in her own rustic version from her debut album, Anywhere I Lay My Head.


8. Jared Leto

Oscar winner Jared Leto has also bagged a large number of awards, nominations, and praises for his band, 30 Seconds to Mars.


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