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Sanam Puri to Jonita Gandhi: Popular Youtubers Who Made Their Way to Indian Music Industry

Image:  File photo of Sanam Puri and Jonita Gandhi

Image: File photo of Sanam Puri and Jonita Gandhi

Here are the few names who have entered the Bollywood and are here to stay.


From Gangnam style to Justin Bieber, YouTube has changed a lot of lives since its inception. India also has its group of talents who have reached different heights through YouTube. These young beautiful voices have made created their own paths in the industry. Their covers can surely make you replace the original songs on your playlist. Here are the few names who have entered the Bollywood and are here to stay –

Sanam Puri: This 24 year-old Delhi boy found his way into Bollywood with almost 1.5 million views of his song Tujhse Naraz Nahi Zindagi on YouTube. He released his first album along with his band in 2011. After his instant hit, he was offered to sing Dhat teri ki in the film Gori tere pyaar mein





Jonita Gandhi: The Indo-Canadian singer started singing at a very young age and her father being a musician always encouraged her. Jonita's YouTube videos went viral and became an instant hit. Immense love from her fans got her to India where she made a debut in Bollywood by singing the title track of Chennai Express. There was no going back for Jonita after that, she sang with A.R Rehman in a few movies and the latest addition to her list was the hit Break up song from ADHM.





Arjun Kanungo: Arjun rose to fame when his first album Baaki baate peene ke baad went viral. Arjun got a lot of offers. He sang in movies like Go Goa Gone and Pizza. He recently also did a video for Colgate with Sonam Kapoor.





Shraddha Sharma: Among the first to take her music online via YouTube (just like Justin Bieber), 20 year-old Shraddha Sharma is one of the country’s most popular playback singers and performing artists. Shraddha has signed a long-term contract with Universal Music for producing original material, which also gave her access to the professional music industry.





Aakash Gandhi: Aakash gained his initial popularity through his YouTube channel, 88KeysToEuphoria, which he created in January 2008. Aakash has released over 132 videos on YouTube via his channel. After which he signed his contract with Sony Music India.





first published:March 26, 2017, 13:32 IST