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Bollywood has seen a host of talented female singers make their mark in the industry, but few are as versatile and memorable as Sunidhi Chauhan. Her distinctive voice and powerful vocals will be on full display at Gaana Music Festival 2019 as she performs some of her biggest hits live. Described as possessing the most versatile voice in Bollywood today, this playlist is testament to that: 5 Sunidhi songs in 5 unique styles.
1) Beedi (Omkara, 2006)
Sunidhi Style To Watch Out For: Powerful Yet Sensuous Item Song
Powerful. Rustic. Sexy. Exuberant. Beedi Jalaile is often the first song that comes to mind when you think of Sunidhi Chauhan and it’s easy to see why. Featuring her trademark zesty vocals, the song won Sunidhi her first Filmfare Playback Singer award. In fact Bipasha Basu, on whom the song is picturised, claims that Sunidhi’s vocals were the ‘it factor’ of the song and added another dimension to her dancing.
2) Bhaage Re Mann (Chameli, 2003)
Sunidhi Style To Watch Out For: High Octave Carefree Solo
In complete contrast to the power packed Beedi stands the soft and absolutely gorgeous Bhaage Re Mann where Sunidhi wowed listeners with her whimsical vocals. The innocence of the track’s lyrics have truly been brought to life by the versatile singer, and it makes this song an absolutely pleasure to listen to.
3) Udi Teri Aankhon Se (Guzaarish, 2010)
Sunidhi Style To Watch Out For: Fiery Latin Inspired Performance Song
How can a grand Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie not have a grand song? And in 2010’s Guzaarish Sunidhi Chauhan gave us just that with Udi. An international carnival styled song, her fiery vocals in this one will leave you wanting more. This song is specially recommended for those who like a little Latin flavour in their music.
4) Navrai Majhi (English Vinglish, 2012)
Sunidhi Style To Watch Out For: Fun Wedding Song with Regional Flavour
There is happiness in every note of Navrai Majhi, the stand out track from Sridevi’s much vaunted English Vinglish. Sunidhi Chauhan’s Marathi avatar for this peppy wedding song was nothing short of a delight and has put this song onto every wedding playlist ever.
5) Mere Haath Mein (Fanaa, 2006)
Sunidhi Style To Watch Out For: Soulful Ballad
While we love her upbeat songs, a mellow Sunidhi Chauhan number is equally powerful. Case in point, this mesmerising duet with the equally versatile Sonu Nigam. Much slower than most of her previous songs, the vocals in this one truly bring out the pleasure and pangs of love. Listen to this one with your special someone and a glass of wine.
And that’s just five songs! With a range like this, it’s no wonder that Sunidhi Chauhan is considered one of the liveliest and most unique voices in the industry. Which of these songs will she will be performing live for you this June? There’s only one way to find out! See you at Gaana Music Festival this June in New Jersey and California!