Who are the top Punjabi female singers? Find out the top Punjabi Female singers in this article:
The popularity and fanbase of Punjabi music are evident in everyone’s playlist. Just like the love for Punjabi food, costumes, and culture, Punjabi music has earned a special place in the hearts of music listeners. There are a number of singers in the Punjabi music industry who have gained both fame and name with their magical voice and composition. Punjabi music has a tint of folk, rap, pop, and more.
This blog is focused on the Top Punjabi Female singers. We have also covered a piece of writing on the Punjabi Male Singers for you.
1. Harshdeep Kaur
Popularly known as “Sufi Ki Sultana” owing to her beautiful, touching Sufi songs, Harshdeep Kaur is an Indian Bollywood Hindi, Punjabi, English, and Sufi singer. At the age of sixteen, her first Bollywood song, “Sajna Mai Haari,” from ‘Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai’ was released.
Harshdeep Kaur has recorded songs in multiple Indian languages, namely Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, and Tamil. This beautiful singer and soulful voice owner have bagged several awards, the latest being IIFA 2019, ‘Best Female Playback Singer’ for ‘Raazi.’
Here’s a set of other noticeable awards:
- Mirchi Music Awards – 2021 – Album of the Decade – Rockstar
- Zee Cine Awards – 2019 – Best Lyrics – Raazi
Such is the magic of her voice and dedication to music that she has worked with almost all of the leading music directors naming a few, A.R. Rahman, Pritam Chakraborty, Vishal-Shekhar, Salim-Sulaiman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Amit Trivedi, Tanishk Bagchi, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Himesh Reshamiya and others. Her track R.I.P., A.R Rahman’s composition for the film ‘127 Hours’, was an Oscar-winning directed by Danny Boyle.
People say art and artists are not liable to boundaries, which is evident here. Harshdeep Kaur has lent her voice not only to Bollywood and the Indian television world but also to several Pakistani film and tv industries. She was nominated for ‘Best Female Playback singer’ in the Lux Style Awards for the Pakistani series ‘Bin Roye’ song “Ballay Ballay.”
Other famous hits by her are wedding songs for ‘Virushka’ (Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma) and” Peer Vi Tu.” “Aaj Din Chadheya” by MTV Unplugged, Himachali Folk Song “Chamba Kitni Dur”, “Zaalima”, “Dilbaaro”, “Satguru Nanak Aaye Na” and more.
2. Nooran Sisters
The Nooran sisters, Sultana Nooran and Jyoti Nooran, are the two daughters as well as students of Ustad Gulshan Mir, who belong to a family of Sufi musicians who perform Sham Chaurasia Gharana classical music.
Nooran sisters first came to the limelight with the song “Tung Tung” on MTV Sound Trippin; they also performed for Coke Studio. “Patakha Guddi” from the movie ‘Highway’ brought them real fame and a name. Since then, they have recorded various Bollywood songs, “Ghani Bawri,” “Jee Ve Sohneya,” “Butterfly,” “Tera Noor,” “Halla, “Aaya Na Tu,” “Kis Mod Te,” and the latest being “Bidaai’ from the movie ‘Rakshabandhan.’
They won the ‘Female Vocalist of the Year award for “Patakha Guddi” and “Jinde Meriye” in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
3. Nimrat Khaira
Nimrat Khaira is a melodious and beautiful Punjabi female singer and model whose debut in the Punjabi music industry was with the song “Rab Karke” in 2015. She won Voice of Punjab season 3, and her solo song “Ishq Kacheri” gained instant success and fame.
A few famous records by Nimrat Khaira are “Salute Wajde”, “Taanvi Changa Lagda”, “Jhumke”, “Dubai Wala Sheikh”, “Suit”, “Designer”, “Sun SohnIye”, “Lehnga”, “Busy Busy”, “Blink”, “Gulabi Rang”, “Challa” and more.
Nimrat Khaira has to her credit ‘Best Female Vocalist’ for the movie Manje Bistre’ and several other awards.
4. Sunanda Sharma
Sunanda Sharma is a famous Punjabi female singer, actress, model, and YouTuber trending on social media. Her career began in 2015 with “Billi Ankh”. She rose to fame with the release of “Patake” in 2017.
Her popular songs include “Morni”, “Sandal”, “Jaani Tera naa”, “Duji Vaar Pyar”, “Pagal Nahi Hona”, and “Barish Ki Jaye”. Song “Tere Naal Nachna” is her Bollywood debut song, and her collaboration with singer and rapper Badshah from the movie ‘Nawabzade’ won the audience’s hearts.
She won the Best Debut Female Vocalist award at ‘PTC Punjabi Music Awards’ and Best Female Act at the ‘Brit Asia TV Music Awards’ in 2017. Jaani’s lyricised “Baarish Ki Jaaye,” voiced by B Praak, is one of her hit music videos.
5. Miss Pooja
Miss Pooja, the stage name of Gurinder Kaur Kainth, is a well-known Indian Punjabi female singer, actress, and model specializing in Bhangra, Pop, and Folk. She has a record of collaborating with over seventy male opponents and is known as the “Queen of Duets.”
Her debut song in the music industry was “Jaan Toh Piyari” in 2006. The “Romantic Jutt” album by Miss Pooja won her the ‘Best International Album Award’ and ‘Best International Act’ awards at UK Asian Music Award in 2009.
Her contribution to the movie ‘Cocktail’ by voicing “Second Hand Jawani” got her enormous love and appreciation from fans. Miss Pooja has to her credit 3000+ songs and 350+ albums. She has appearances in movies ‘Punjaban,’ ‘Channa Sachi Muchi’, ‘Pooja Kiven Aa’, and ‘Ishq Garaari.’ A few of her famous Bhangra tracks are “Sohnea” and “Baari Barsi.”
6. Jasmine Sandlas
Jasmine Kaur Sandlas is an independent Indian Punjabi female singer, rapper, performer, television personality settled in America. She is featured in TEDx Talks, MTV Coke Studio and others. She is the diva of Punjabi pop music. She penned the song “Adi Rati” at the age of just twelve. She marked her entry into the Bollywood music world with her hit “Yaar Na Mile” from the movie ‘Kick’. She has bagged the ‘PTC Punjabi Film Awards’ and ‘Screen Awards for Best Female Playback’.
Jasmine has given hits like, “Sip Sip”, “Ilegal Weapon”, “Vachari”, “Bamb Jatt” and more. “Muskan” from the album ‘The Diamond’ was a global success in Jasmine’s voice and penned by Lalie Gill. In 2012, she did an album ‘Gulabi’ with rapper Bohemia after which she received recognition from the Punjabi music industry.
7. Jasleen Royal
Jasleen Kaur Royal, professionally known as Jasleen Royal is a famous Indian Punjabi female singer, actor, songwriter, and composer who sings in Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati and English as well. Jasleen Royal is a self-taught artist who was one of the qualified semi-finalists in the first season of India’s Got Talent in the year 2009. The then judges of the show Sonali Bendre, Kirron Kher, and Shekhar Kapur titled her a “one-woman band” as she is good at playing the guitar, mouth organ, flute and tambourine simultaneously singing.
Jasleen received the title ‘Upcoming Music Composer of the Year’ at the ‘Mirchi Music Awards’ for the song “Raatein” from the movie ‘Shivaay’. She was nominated for ‘Best Music Director’ at the ‘Filmfare Awards’ for the song “Deh Shiva (Female)” for the movie ‘Kesari’ in 2019 and at the same award function in 2022 won the title mentioned earlier for the movie ‘Shershaah’.
Some of her famous songs are “Panchi Hojavan”, “Din Shagna Da”, “Preet”, Kho Gaye Hum Kahan”, “Dear Zindagi”, all songs of ‘Hichki’, “Ranjha”. “Udd Chaliyan” all songs of ‘Runway 34’ and more.
8. Mannat Noor
Kashmir-born Punjabi singer Kelmash Devi better known as Mannat Noor, is an Indian Punjabi female singer. Her famous track “Laung Lachi” has earned 1 billion YouTube streams. Her first song, “Saari Raat Nachna,” was released in 2015. “Makeup” and “Reshmi Chunni” are her other famous tracks. She has worked in many collaborations owing to her soulful voice being accepted widely by the audience.
“Kinna Pyaar” from the movie ‘Harjeeta’ won her National Award and was streamed 14 million times on YouTube. Other Punjabi tracks by Mannat Noor are “Akh Naar Di,” “28 Kille”, “Gabru,” “Kala Suit,” “Lakk Mera Hit,” “Nothing Like Before,” and others.
9. Himanshi Khurana
Himanshi Khurana was the most google searched celebrity in 2020. She is a female Punjabi singer, stressor, and model who rose to fame with her entry in ‘Big Boss 13’. While in the show, she broke up her nine years of relationship with her then-present boyfriend Chow and entered a relationship with her co-contestant, Asim Riaz. She has been continuously placed in the Top 10 ‘Chandigarh Times Most Desirable Women’ from 2016 to 2020.
Himanshi Khurana was the first Punjabi female actor to be featured in ‘New York’s Times Square’ in 2021. She has been featured in several Punjabi music videos, some of them are “Jodi-Big Day Party’, “Soch,” “Insomnia,” “Na Na Na Na,” “Soorma,” “Gallan Mithiyan,” “Mann Bharya,” “Kalla Sohna Nai” and others. A few hit songs by her are “High Standard,” “I Like It,” “Suit Dwade,” and more.
10. Baani Sandhu
Rupinder Kaur Sandhu, popularly known as Baani Sandhu, is a Punjabi female singer who began singing professionally in 2018 with “Fauji Di Bandook,” released under the “Humble Music Record” label.
“Gunday Ek Vaar Fer” recorded more than 30 million views on YouTube. Other hit Punjabi songs by her are “Photo,”’ “Sarpanchi,” “Punjaban,” “Affair” (Co-written with Dilpreet Dhillon), and others. “Thar Jatti Di” from the film Ardab Mutiyaran gave her a rise in name and fame. “Agg Att Koka Kehar,” “Kale Suit,” “Teekhe Nain,” and “Majhi Wale” are her latest songs.
11. Asees Kaur
Asees Kaur is a Punjabi female singer who is known for her work in the Indian music industry. She has lent her voice to various Punjabi songs, as well as Hindi songs in Bollywood films. Some of her popular songs include “Ve Maahi” from the film Kesari, “Tera Ban Jaunga” from the film Kabir Singh, and “Hui Malang” from the film Malang. “Paani Di Gal” is also one of the famous Asees Kaur songs.
To any artist, the art piece created is their most prized possession. An artist craves nothing but recognition and acceptance by the audience. Cheers to all the beautiful and amazing female Punjabi singers.
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