Dhanush to Pawan Kalyan: 5 actors who became singers and sang songs that became chart hits


Actors today are not just limited to the screen but also dabble in singing, writing and lyricism. Although it’s an actor’s dream to sing or a director’s command, many celebrities have sung songs and entertained audiences. And every time a celebrity sings a song, the buzz increases and it’s always a delight for the fans. For example, when Jr NTR sang Follow Follow, fans loved him and were amazed at his great skills.

While such talented personalities have existed in Kollywood all along, it is more recently that the trend has again taken shape with many emerging and established actors stepping up to vocals. In recent times, several actors have started singing songs either for their own movies or for movies starring other actors. Take a look at the actors who became singers and their sung songs became chart hits.


Dhanush probably inspired hundreds of actors to take up singing, thanks to the success of “Kolaveri Di”. He made his debut in 2004 with Naattu Sarakku’ in the movie Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan and went on to sing Amma Amma, Rowdy Baby, Poo Nee Poo and many more which became hits.

Thalapathy Vijay

Vijay recorded his first Tamil song in 1994 for the movie Rasigan. The number “Bombay City Sukkha Rotti” was dialed by Deva. Since then, he hasn’t backtracked and established himself as a playback singer. His recent sung song Jolly OO Gymkhana from his movie beast garnered millions of views within hours.

Pawan Kalian

Pawan Kalyan’s enthusiasm for folk songs with the public is unmatched. He made his debut as a singer with Jhonny and the most popular are Paparaydu and Katamarayudu from the films Panjaa and Attarintiki Dareedi.

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In 2013, Dulquer Salmaan made his singing career with ABCD’s Johny Mone Johny: American-Born Confused Desi. From then on, he turned out not only to be a great actor, but also a singer. In fact, DQ recently debuted as a Tamil singer with Aachmilli in his movie Hey Sinamika.

Dulquer Salman Songs


Siddharth is one such celebrity who rose to fame as an actor and singer. He started his transition to singing in 2006 with songs like Everybody and Edhalo Epudu. Later he continued to sing songs like Apudo Epudo, Sri Chaitanya, Excuse me Rakshasi and many more.


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