8. Sona Mohapatra
Strong yet delicately feminine, deep yet resonant, urban yet ethnic, words alone cannot describe Sona Mohapatra’s impeccable voice. There’s a raw appeal to every note she strikes that holds your attention throughout, be it songs like ‘Naina’ (Khoobsurat) and Ambarsariya (Fukrey) or ‘masala’ numbers like ‘Bedardi Raja’ (Delhi Belly) and ‘Daav Laga’. And, that’s not even her best work! Listen to her albums and you’ll be a fan for life. Also, to remind you, that super catchy jingle for Close Up, ‘Paas Aao’, was also sung by none other than Sona.