Best Punjabi Female Singers of All Time

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Some of the most iconic Punjabi female singers through generations.

When we hear the word Punjab, its vibrant culture and the energetic bhangra come into our minds every time. Punjab is such a lively place. The people, the dance, and especially the music always attract. Even in a sad song, you can find a sort of energy that other music industries don’t have. Music is predominantly a men’s domain but some females have also been delivering great music. These are the best Punjabi female singers of all time.

Surinder Kaur

Best Female Punjabi Singers of All Time - Surinder Kaur

Surinder Kaur was a Punjabi singer-songwriter from the golden age of music. She was known as the Nightingale of Punjab. Till now her voice resonates amongst the Punjabis and people remember her for her soulful voice.

She sang Punjabi folk songs but also recorded songs for Hindi movies. The legendary singer was born in 1929 and died in 2006. She served her life as a singer for the Punjabi music industry and contributed many masterpieces in her six-decade-long career.

All these legendary pieces are passed from generation to generation and have seen many recreations since she sang them. Surinder Kaur has won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1984. While in 2006, she won the Padma Shri award for her relentless contribution to the music industry.

Many Punjabi songs that you hear today, are the result of her creation. I’m sure you all have heard songs like Bajre da Sitta, Lathe di Chadar, Kaala Doria, Akh Kaashni, and many other iconic songs are all her creations.

Harshdeep Kaur

Best Female Punjabi Singers of All Time - Harshdep Kaur

Harshdeep Kaur is one of the best Punjabi female singers of all time. She was born in 1986. Other than singing Punjabi songs, she is known for singing Bollywood, English, and Sufi songs too.

She is popularly known as ‘’Sufi ki Sultana’’ for her heartfelt Sufi songs. She has appeared in two reality shows and became very famous after winning the shows. From just the age of sixteen, Kaur dedicated her life to music.

She released her first song Sajna Mai Haari when she was sixteen. Her success is quite commendable as she has worked with various leading music directors like A R Rahman, Vishal-Shekhar, Amit Trivedi, and many more.

Although she is an integral part of the Punjabi and Hindi music industry and has delivered various famous songs, some legendary songs are Katiya Karun from Rockstar, Dilbaro from Raazi, Heer from Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Zaalima from Raeez, Kabira from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Jugni Ji from Cocktail, and many such iconic songs.

She won the IIFA Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2019 for Dilbaro from Raazi. She is the only singer who got the chance to be part of all four seasons of Coke Studio India.

Nimrat Khaira

Best Female Punjabi Singers of All Time - Nimrat Khaira

Nimrat Khaira is another popular name amongst the female singers of Punjab. She is not only a singer but an actor too. She has worked in various Punjabi movies and has given some of the most amazing Punjabi songs to the industry.

She has been into music since she was in third grade, but her career as a singer started when she won the Voice of Punjab season 3. Her most iconic song is Ishq Kacheri, after which she became famous.

Other than that, some of her most famous songs are SP De Rank Wargi, Salute Wajde, Rohab Rakhdi, Suit, Designer, Time Chakda, and many more.

She is the winner of the Best Female Vocalist Award for her duo in Dubai Wale Sheikh. Furthermore, the song was a blockbuster hit, peaking on the UK Asian chart.

Jasmine Sandals

Best Female Punjabi Singers of All Time - Jasmine Sandlas

Jasmine Sandals, everyone knows about her. She is not only famous in India but worldwide too. She is an Indian-born American singer. Her first song Muskan became a hit after its release in 2008.

Yaar Na Miley from Kick became her critically acclaimed song in India. She received several awards like Most Popular Song of the Year 2016 by PTC Punjabi Film Awards. She has given various iconic songs to the Punjabi music industry like Sip Sip, Naagni, Bamb Jatt, Ittar, Pinjra, and many more.

Miss Pooja

Best Female Punjabi Singers of All Time - Miss Pooja

Miss Pooja is another name in the Punjabi music industry that still resonates with so many people. Her real name is Gurinder Kaur Kainth. She mainly sings songs in Bhangra Pop and Folk style.

Her career flourished after she released her duet song Jaan Ton Piyari in 2006. In 2009, she released her first solo album called Romantic Jatt. I’m sure everyone has heard the song Second Hand Jawani from Cocktail.

This iconic song was her debut in Bollywood. Some of her other famous songs are Pegg, Mitran Di Bhan Pharh Ke, Diamond Koka, Tipsy Hogai, and many more.

Jagmohan Kaur

Best Female Punjabi Singers of All Time - Jagmohan Kaur

Jagmohan Kaur is one of the legendary singers of the Punjabi industry. She was born in 1948 and died in 1997. Throughout her singing career, she has given some of the legendary songs that still resonate with the Punjabis.

She has also worked with her husband and together they have given some iconic songs like Poodna. Other than that, some of her most famous songs are Bara Karara Pudna, Shahan Da Karz Bura, Tere Hath Jindre Di Chabi, and many more.

Sunanda Sharma

Best Female Punjabi Singers of All Time - Sunanda Sharma

Sunanda Sharma is a Punjabi singer as well as an actress. Her debut song was Billi Akh after which she became famous. One of her most iconic songs is Jaani Tera Naa has over 334 million views on YouTube.

She has won various awards for her strong vocals. Some of these include Best Debut Female Vocalist at PTC Punjabi Music Awards. Furthermore, she has been given the title of New Boss Lady of the Punjabi Music Industry.

Some of her notable works include Patake, Morni, Sandal, Duji Vaar Pyar, Baarish Ki Jaye, Udd Di Phiran, Koke, and many others.

Kaur B

Best Female Punjabi Singers of All Time - Kaur B

Kaur B really does not need any introduction, everyone loves to hear her music. Her first debut in the Punjabi music industry was Classmate in 2013. This song was a super hit at the time of its release. Since then she has given endless popular songs to the Punjabi music industry.

Some of her super hit songs are Lahore Da Paranda, Teri Wait, Feeling, Mitran De Boot, Engaged Jatti, and many more.

Jaspinder Narula

Best Female Punjabi Singers of All Time - Jaspinder Karula

Jaspinder Narula is a Punjabi singe and songwriter. She has delivered various classical and Sufi music to the Punjabi and Hindi music industries. She became famous after her duet Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha with Remo Fernades.

Throughout her career, she has won the hearts of millions of Indians. In 2008, she won India’s Best Live Performer in the NDTV Imagine, Dhoom Macha De. She has been a famous playback singer for various iconic movies like Bade Miya Chote Miya, Mission Kashmir, Bunty aur Babli, Maula Ali Ali, and many others.

Her most iconic songs include Jugni Jugni, Bumbro, Kudi Kanwari, and many more. She has won various reputed awards in her career. She won the Best Female Playback Singer in the Filmfare Awards in 1999.

Dolly Guleria

Best Female Punjabi Singers of All Time - Dolly Guleria

Dolly Guleria is another iconic Punjabi singer of the 90s. She has expertise in Punjabi folk, Shabad Gurbani, Sufi, and Ghazals. She is the daughter of Surinder Kaur, the nightingale of Punjab.

Just like her mother, Dolly Guleria was pretty successful as a singer in her time. Along with that, she worked as a playback singer for movies like Rab Dian Rakhaan, Deson Pardes, and others.

Some of her most iconic songs are Ambarsare De Papad, Heer Di Kali, Tappe, and many others.

Jasleen Royal

Best Female Punjabi Singers of All Time - Jasleen Royal

Jasleen Royal is a Punjabi singer who is amongst the most famous singers. She has won many awards in a short time. In 2022, she became the first female music director in history to win a Filmfare award for Best Music Director for Shershaah.

Her debut song was Panchi Ho Jaava and she won an award for it in 2013. The song is based on a poem by the Punjabi poet Shiv Kumar Batalvi. Furthermore, she has also won an award for Best Indie Artist by Songdew.

Her first Hindi debut was for Khoobsurat. She sang the title song, Preet. Jasleen Royal is a self-taught musician. She has no training in music. Her successful career as a musician started at the age of 18. She was a contestant in India’s Got Talent in 2009, after which she became popular.

Her most famous songs are Kho Gaye Hum Kahan, Nachde Ne Saare, Love You Zindagi, Nit Nit, Ranjha, Heeriye, and many more.

Nooran Sisters

Best Female Punjabi Singers of All Time - Nooran Sisters

The duo are Indian devotional Sufi singers. Sultana Nooran and Jyoti Nooran are together known as the Nooran Sisters. They rose to fame in 2012 after their famous song Tung Tung was featured on MTV India.

In 2015, the Nooran Sisters released their first album called Yaar Gariban Da. Furthermore, their song Patakha Guddi received a well-recognized award. They received the Best Playback Singer award at the Filmfare Awards Punjabi for their iconic song Yaar Di Gali.

They have given quite a few iconic songs other than these. Their song Allah Hoo became a very popular song on YouTube. Furthermore, they have given many beautiful songs like Ishq, Deedar, Jogan, and many more.

Final Note

These are some of the best Punjabi female singers of all time. You should definitely listen to their unique voices and their amazing songs. Their music has resonated with their fans through years and years. With the dedication and passion they have shown for music, these female singers have earned a place that can never be replaced in the Punjabi music industry.

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