8 Indian Musicians Who Started Off As Ad Jingle Artists


Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK is a prominent Indian Singer. He rose to fame with his Album ‘Pal’, which received the Star Screen Award for best Solo Album. His second album ‘Humsafar’ was released almost eight years after the success of first album. He sang 3,500 jingles before Bollywood break and also appeared in "Josh of India" song for the support of Indian Cricket Team during Cricket World Cup 1999. “Tadap Tadap Ke”, “Tu Aashiqui Hai”, “Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai”, “Dus Bahane”, “Aankhon Mein Teri”, “Tu Jo Mila”, “Piya Aaye Na” and “Party on My Mind” are some of his chartbusters.

Shankar Mahadevan

The four time National award winning Singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan rose to fame with his 1998 album Breathless by singing the title track of the album in one breath. He later ventured into music direction and became part of the Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy trio, composing for Hindi films. He has given Indian cinema with memorable songs like "Maa", 'Kay Sera Sera' and ‘Urvashi Take It Easy'. But he got his break to Bollywood through an old Dairy Milk Ad, 'Kuch Khaas Hai Hum Sabhi Mein'.