Lata Mangeshkar-Asha Bhosle: Lata Mangeshkar is often referred to as the 'Nightingale of India'. Lata sang for around seven decades in Hindi cinema, apart from giving her voice to regional movies as well. She played a role in immortalising 'Mughal-e-Azam' (1960) by giving her voice to 'Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya'. RD Burman once referred to Asha as the Gary Sobers of singing while terming Lata as Don Bradman. Asha Bhosle's career spanned six decades, and she has given her voice to practically every leading lady of each era. Asha's award-winning songs comprise 'Parde Mein Rehne Do' from 'Shikar' (1968), 'Piya Tu Ab To Aaja' from 'Caravan' (1971), 'Dum Maro Dum' from 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' (1972), 'Yeh Mera Dil' from 'Don' (1978), 'Dil Cheez Kya Hai' from 'Umrao Jaan' (1981) and 'Mera Kuch Samaan' from 'Ijaazat' (1987). Their younger sister, Usha Mangeshkar, too, has recorded Hindi, Marathi, Nepali and Gujarati songs. She came to spotlight after singing devotional songs in 'Jai Santoshi Maa' (1975). And did you know the Burman family and the Mangeshkar family have a connection? Asha Bhosle was the second wife of RD Burman.
Udit Narayan-Aditya Narayan: Udit Narayan rendered his voice to innumerable super hits, and sung for every big star of his era. In the 90s, he was the most sought after male playback singer delivering hits like 'Pehla Nasha', 'Jaadu Teri Nazar', 'Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast', 'Dil To Pagal Hai', 'Mehndi Lagake Rakhna', 'Pardesi Pardesi', 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', 'Chand Chupa Badal Mein' and many more. His son, Aditya Narayan, performed the title track of 'Akele Hum Akele Tum' along with his father in 1995. Aditya's most popular songs are 'Chhota Baccha Jaan Ke Humko' from the film 'Masoom' (1996) and 'Chupdi Chachi' from 'Chachi 420' (1998). Aditya went on to become an anchor and has also tried his hand at acting
SD Burman-RD Burman: From the 50s to the 70s, SD Burman defined melody in Hindi cinema, giving outstanding music in films like 'Taxi Driver' (1954), Pyaasa (1957), 'Kala Paani' (1958), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), 'Bandini' (1963), 'Guide' (1965), 'Aradhana' (1969), 'Tere Mere Sapne' (1971), 'Abhimaan' (1973) and 'Chupke Chupke' (1975) among many others. SD Burman's son RD Burman replicated his father's success, albeit in an altogether different manner. If SD was soulful, Pancham preferred to be peppier, in sync with changing times. Having said that he was highly versatile, and could compose any type of music keeping the tone of the situation in mind. Beginning with 'Aradhana' (1969), he gave unforgettable music in innumerable movies. So of them are 'Caravan' (1971), 'Yaadon Ki Baaraat' (1973), 'Aap Ki Kasam' (1974), 'Khel Khel Mein' (1975), 'Sanam Teri Kasam' (1982), 'Masoom' (1984) and of course his last work '1942: A Love Story' (1994)
Kishore Kumar-Amit Kumar: The legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar will be remembered for his melodious and evergreen hits like 'Roop Tera Mastana', 'Sagar Kinare' and 'O Saathi Re'. He won 8 Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer and holds the record for winning the most Filmfare Awards in that category. His son, Amit, has sung several Bollywood and regional film songs since the 1970s. However, citing lack of good quality music, Amit Kumar withdrew from playback singing and concentrated on live orchestra shows since 1995
Mukesh-Nitin Mukesh: Mukesh was known for a melancholic quality that would move you into tears. The celebrated artist won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for his song 'Kai Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai' from the film 'Rajnigandha' (1973). He bagged four Filmfare Awards for songs 'Sab Kuch Seekha Humne' from 'Anari' (1959), 'Sabse Bada Naadan Wahi Hai' from 'Pehchaan' (1970), 'Jai Bolo Beimaan Ki' from 'Beimaan' (1972) and 'Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein', the title song of film 'Kabhie Kabhie' (1976). His son, Nitin, followed his father's footsteps and has songs like 'So Gaya Yeh Jahan' and 'My Name Is Lakhan' to his credit
Ravi Shankar-Anoushka Shankar-Norah Jones: Often called India's first family of music, the Shankar family has produced several dancers, singers and performers of other art forms. The late Pandit Ravi Shankar was a sitar maestro and a composer of Hindustani classical music, and his daughters, Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones (not in picture) have followed in his musical steps
Shankar Mahadevan-Siddharth Mahadevan: Famous playback singer Shankar Mahadevan's son Siddharth Mahadevan has songs like 'Zinda' from 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' and 'Malang' from 'Dhoom:3' to his credit. All of 22 years, Siddharth has started out young and made a mark for himself, not just in Bollywood, but also in regional cinema
Daler Singh Mehndi and Mika Singh: Daler Singh Mehndi, known by his stage name Daler Mehndi, has several energetic and powerful songs to his credit including 'Tunak Tunak Tun', 'Na Na Na Na Na Re' and 'Rang De Basanti' to name a few. He is considered an icon in the pop music scene. Amrik Singh, known by his stage name Mika Singh, is the younger brother of Daler Mehndi. He has popular songs like 'Mauja Hi Mauja', 'Subah Hone Na De', 'Ganpat', 'Jumme Ki Raat', among others, to his credit. Currently, he is seen as a judge and mentor on 'The Voice India'
Anu Malik-Anmol Malik: Famous music director Anu Malik's daughter Anmol began singing at the age of 7 in 'Diljale'. As a child, she has also lent her voice in 'Biwi No.1' and 'Mela'. She went on to sing in films like 'Umrao Jaan' and 'Ugly Aur Pagli'
Vishal Bhardwaj-Rekha Bhardwaj: Vishal Bhardwaj is not only a filmmaker, but has also donned the hats of a music composer and singer in films like 'Haider', 'Kaminey', 'Ishqiya' and '7 Khoon Maaf'. His wife, Rekha Bhardwaj, is a noted Indian playback singer who has delivered hits like 'Kabira' ('Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'), 'Phir Le Aaya Dil' ('Barfi!') and 'Sasural Genda Phool' ('Delhi 6'). They have worked together in several films including 'Omkara'.
Gulshan Kumar-Tulsi Kumar: Gulshan Kumar, founder of the T-Series music label, was killed on 12 August 1997, but his children, son Bhushan Kumar and daughter Tulsi Kumar, have carried on his legacy. While Bhushan heads T-Series now, Tulsi is a playback singer who has songs like 'Tum Jo Aaye Zindagi Mein' from 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai' to her credit