100 Years Of Indian Cinema: Quiz On Noted Singers

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Take this quiz to find out how much knowledge you have about the Indian music industry and its notable singers. Only a true music fan can crack all the answers correctly. So let's find out if you are a true fan or not. Ready? Let's start then.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    He was a recording singer of India who is well thought-out by many to be one of the supreme playback singers of Hindi film industry. In his life span, he was rewarded the Best National Singer Award, National Film Award and 6 Film fare Awards. In the year 1967, he was endowed with Padma Shri award by the Indian Government. He sang in different Indian languages including Konkani, Assamese, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Sindhi, Gujarati, Maghi, Telugu, Urdu and Maithili. He also documented a few songs in Persian, English, Dutch and Spanish. Identify him.

    • A.

      Mohammad Rafi

    • B.

      Lucky Ali

    • C.

      Rashid Ali

    • D.

      Anupam Amod

    Correct Answer
    A. Mohammad Rafi
    Explanation
    Mohammad Rafi is the correct answer because he is known as one of the greatest playback singers in the Hindi film industry. He received numerous awards and recognition for his singing, including the Best National Singer Award, National Film Award, and 6 Filmfare Awards. In 1967, he was honored with the Padma Shri award by the Indian Government. Rafi sang in various Indian languages as well as recorded songs in Persian, English, Dutch, and Spanish.

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  • 2. 

    He is Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s nephew and Ustad Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan’s son. He is Fateh Ali Khan’s grandson. Besides Qawwali, he also sings ghazal and added light music. He is well - liked as a Lollywood and Bollywood playback singer.

    • A.

      Shabbir Kumar

    • B.

      Tulsi Kumar

    • C.

      KK

    • D.

      Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

    Correct Answer
    D. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
    Explanation
    Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is the correct answer because the given information states that he is the nephew of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and the son of Ustad Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan, making him a grandson of Fateh Ali Khan. It is also mentioned that he is a well-liked singer in both Lollywood and Bollywood, known for his qawwali, ghazal, and light music.

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  • 3. 

    He is a singer from India best acknowledged for his work as a play back singer in Hindi movies in addition to Bhajans. He is Mukesh’s son. He has explored internationally, including United States in the year 1993 and world tour in the year 2006 with his show Kal Ki Yaadein as a mark of respect to his father. Identify him. 

    • A.

      Tarsame Singh Saini

    • B.

      Nitin Mukesh

    • C.

      Adnan Sami

    • D.

      Kumar Sanu

    Correct Answer
    B. Nitin Mukesh
    Explanation
    Nitin Mukesh is a singer from India who is best known for his work as a playback singer in Hindi movies and Bhajans. He is the son of Mukesh, a renowned singer. Nitin Mukesh has also performed internationally, including a tour of the United States in 1993 and a world tour in 2006 with his show "Kal Ki Yaadein" as a tribute to his father.

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  • 4. 

    He is a singer from India who rose to recognition for singing in the year 1986 in the film Naam, in which his song "Chitthi Aayee Hai" turned out to be an immediate hit. Subsequent to that, he has also acted upon as a playback singer for plentiful films. Identify him.

    • A.

      Uday Benegal

    • B.

      Krishna Beura

    • C.

      Pankaj Udhas

    • D.

      Vishal Bhardwaj

    Correct Answer
    C. Pankaj Udhas
    Explanation
    Pankaj Udhas is a singer from India who gained fame in 1986 for his song "Chitthi Aayee Hai" in the film Naam. He has also worked as a playback singer for many other films.

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  • 5. 

    He is a playback singer from Nepal singing Nepalese and Bollywood Movies in commercial. He has shown his talent by singing in around 32 languages including Bhojpuri, Hindi, Kannada, Nepali, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Telugu, Garhwali, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Assamese, Oriya, Bengali and Maithili language cinema. He has bagged 3 National Film Awards and 5 Filmfare Awards. Identify him.

    • A.

      Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    • B.

      Shalmali Kholgade

    • C.

      Anjali Kulkarni

    • D.

      Udit Narayan Jha

    Correct Answer
    D. Udit Narayan Jha
    Explanation
    Udit Narayan Jha is a playback singer from Nepal who has showcased his talent in various languages, including Bhojpuri, Hindi, Kannada, Nepali, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Telugu, Garhwali, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Assamese, Oriya, Bengali, and Maithili. He has received recognition for his work, having won 3 National Film Awards and 5 Filmfare Awards.

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  • 6. 

    He was a famous Indian composer, singer and musician and popularly known as "The Ghazal King". This singer has composed and sang in numerous languages and is considered to be the most successful ghazal singer and composer of all time. He has made some very remarkable music contributions in films such as Prem Geet, Arth, and Saath Saath, and TV serials Mirza Ghalib and Kahkashan. Identify him. 

    • A.

      Jagjit Singh

    • B.

      R.D. Burman

    • C.

      Kishore Kumar

    • D.

      Pankaj Udhas

    Correct Answer
    A. Jagjit Singh
    Explanation
    Jagjit Singh was a famous Indian composer, singer, and musician who was popularly known as "The Ghazal King". He composed and sang in numerous languages and is considered to be the most successful ghazal singer and composer of all time. He made significant contributions to the music industry, including notable works in films such as Prem Geet, Arth, and Saath Saath, as well as TV serials like Mirza Ghalib and Kahkashan.

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  • 7. 

    This singer is widely regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of Indian music. He was a very versatile singer and has sung in different genres including soft numbers to peppy tracks to romantic moods. In addition to Hindi, this singer has sung in many Indian languages including Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Bhojpuri, and Urdu. He was the brother of famous Bollywood actor Ashok Kumar. Identify him.  

    • A.

      Udit Narayan 

    • B.

      Shaan

    • C.

      Kishore Kumar

    • D.

      Mohammad Rafi 

    Correct Answer
    C. Kishore Kumar
    Explanation
    Kishore Kumar is widely regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of Indian music. He was known for his versatility and ability to sing in different genres, ranging from soft numbers to peppy tracks to romantic moods. He has also sung in various Indian languages, including Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Bhojpuri, and Urdu. Additionally, he was the brother of famous Bollywood actor Ashok Kumar.

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  • 8. 

    He is a very popular Indian film composer, record producer, singer and songwriter. He has an in-house studio called the Panchathan Record Inn and has worked predominantly in several Tamil and Hindi films. He gained worldwide fame in 2008 for his music in the movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and earned him Best Original Score and Best Original Song at the 81st Academy Awards. Identify him.

    • A.

      A. R. Rahman 

    • B.

      Sonu Nigam

    • C.

      Javed Akhtar 

    • D.

      Armaan Malik 

    Correct Answer
    A. A. R. Rahman 
    Explanation
    A. R. Rahman is a very popular Indian film composer, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is known for his work in Tamil and Hindi films and gained worldwide fame in 2008 for his music in the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire'. His work in the film earned him Best Original Score and Best Original Song at the 81st Academy Awards.

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  • 9. 

    He is one of the most loved Indian singer, music director and actor. This singer predominantly sings in Hindi and Kannada language films but has also sung in other languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, and Malayalam. He was given the title of “Modern Rafi” after his idol Mohammad Rafi. Identify him.

    • A.

      Shaan

    • B.

      Sonu Nigam

    • C.

      Arijit Singh

    • D.

      Amaal Malik

    Correct Answer
    B. Sonu Nigam
    Explanation
    Sonu Nigam is one of the most loved Indian singer, music director, and actor. He is known for predominantly singing in Hindi and Kannada language films, but has also sung in other languages such as Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, and Malayalam. He earned the title of "Modern Rafi" after his idol Mohammad Rafi, highlighting his talent and versatility as a singer.

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  • 10. 

    This famous Indian playback singer is popularly known as the King of melody in Bollywood. He has sung thousands of Bollywood Hindi songs and holds the record of winning five consecutive Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer. He gained popularity from the 1990 film Aashiqui where he worked with music directors Nadeem-Shravan and sang the entire music album of the movie. Identify him.

    • A.

      Sonu Nigam

    • B.

      Kumar Sanu 

    • C.

      Abhijeet Bhattacharya

    • D.

      Arijit Singh

    Correct Answer
    B. Kumar Sanu 
    Explanation
    Kumar Sanu is the correct answer because he is a famous Indian playback singer who is known as the King of melody in Bollywood. He has sung thousands of Bollywood Hindi songs and holds the record of winning five consecutive Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer. He gained popularity from the 1990 film Aashiqui where he sang the entire music album of the movie.

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