Vasundhara Das, Best Playback Singer of Early 2000s


Vasundhara Das is an underrated gem of the Indian music industry. She has earned considerable and deserved praise for mellow playback singing in Tollywood and Bollywood.

Vasundhara’s music transcends language and breathes life into the words in both Tamil and Hindi. Her journey from learning Hindustani classical music from her grandmother to performing as the leader of her college’s singing club to providing playback singing for top Bollywood and Tollywood stars shows her potential and skills in the world of music.


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She has collaborated with legendary music composers A.R. Rahman, Vijaya Bhaskara, Shankar Mahadevan and more throughout her enchanting career. To celebrate her journey and dedication to music, we have compiled a list of a few songs that will soothe your soul.

Here are some Vasundhara Das songs that you need to hear:

1- Kahin Toh Hogi Woh

This song of her is a duet with Rashid Ali from the movie Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. The song is composed by the Oscar award winner A.R. Rahman, who makes ample utilization of Vasundhara’s vocals to make a deeper impact through the lyrics. Kahin Toh Hogi Woh takes you back into the realm of romance and fond memories.


2- It’s the Time to Disco

This song from the movie Kal Ho Na Ho became a party anthem upon its release. The song has everything that makes you want to jump and start dancing with your friends and family.

Khul ke jhoomon khul ke gaao
Aaoo aaoo yeh khul ke kaho

These lines, in particular from Vasundhara Das in this song, will make you scream out, It’s the time to disco, at the top of your lungs.


3- Salaam Namaste

The titular song from the movie Salaam Namaste is a party banger that made headlines upon its release and garnered heavy praises for Vasundhara Das’s bit in the song. She steals the spotlight in this song with her euphonious and benevolent voice.


4- O Rey Chhori

Vasundhara Das combined with Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik as the playback singer for this beautiful song. With A.R Rahman handling the reins of the music, it became guaranteed that Vasundhara would create some magic with her voice. She does exactly that in this pure and pious song that further establishes her stature as one of the top artists.


5- Chale Jaise Hawaien

Vasundhara Das and KK created magic with this song that ignited the flames for a crazy and adventurous college life in the Indian youth. The song was a huge hit and has attained a cult classic status over time.

Also read- 20 Underrated Bollywood Songs that Deserve More Appreciation


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