Isn't it a double joy for fans when their superstar actors can also sing? Yes it is, without any doubt. In the earlier days, actors like Dr Rajkumar, Sudarshan and Balakrishna had lent their voice to songs in movies.
Later, many singers evolved and actors continued only to act in the movies. When we speak about singers, we should definitely mention two special names PB Srinivas and S Janaki who have lent their voice to almost all the films in early 60-80's.
As time passed, we got young actors who are multi-talented, in the industry.Yes, we are speaking about actors cum singers of the recent times.
In the recent times Powerstar Puneeth Rajkumar has overtaken all other actors in KFI, not only in acting, but in singing as well. After Puneeth aka Appu, it's real star Upendra who is an actor-director-singer-writer. Upendra has sung many songs for his own movies.
There are still many more actors who have already proved their singing talent in the movies. The list includes 10 best actor-singers which ranges from Puneeth Rajkumar to Meghana Raj.
Read more about actor-singers in the slides..
Powerstar Puneeth Rajkumar
Puneeth Rajkumar is an actor-playback singer-TV presenter. The multi-talented actor has created vibes in KFI through his playback singing in movies. He started singing through his own movie Appu in 2002.
Real Star Upendra
Upendra, popularly called as Real Star Upendra is well known for his multi-tasking in the movies. He is an actor-director-singer-writer in Kannada film industry.
In the recent time, Sharan is popular for singing in the movies. The comedy actor has also started to play lead roles in movies. He recently sung for Shivarajkumar's Vajrakaya.
Abhinaya Chakravarthy Sudeep
Sudeep aka Kiccha has been given a title Abhinaya Chakravarthy for his best acting in the movies. Kiccha recent sung for Dhananjay starrer Raate. He lent his voice for 'Jodakke' in the movie.
Rocking Star Yash
Yash is touted to be the top actor of KFI. The actor sung a chartbuster in his last release Mr and Mrs Ramachari. The sung 'Anthamma' is the best song ever in 2014 especially for the youth.
Hatrick Hero Shivarajkumar
Shivarajkumar aka Shivanna is one of the best actors of Sandalwood. At 52, the Jogi actor acquires huge fan base all over the globe. The Hatrick hero is also a good playback singer.
Golden Star Ganesh
The Mungaru Male actor, Ganesh is known for his chocolate boy looks in the movies. He made his entry to Sandalwood through Yogaraj Bhat's Mungaru Male which remains as a benchmark in his acting career. With acting, Ganesh has also sung for movies Cool and Romeo.
Jogi Prem is the husband of actress Rakshita. Prem is a multi-talented person who is an actor-director-singer-writer. He sung the song 'Beduvenu Varavannu' from Jogi which is unforgettable.
Aishani Shetty is a budding actress in KFI who is a wonderful playback singer. The Vaastu Prakara actress has sung a romantic chartbuster for her upcoming movie Rocket along with Puneeth Rajkumar.
The multi-talented actress Meghana Raj is famous for her acting skills down South. The Rajahuli actress has acted in Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada movies. She earlier sung a song for Bahuparak movie which featured herself opposite Srinagar Kitty.