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7 Bollywood singers who failed to impress us as actors
Being the nephew of Meena Kumari, one of Indias' finest actresses to grace the Indian screen, and moreover being Mahmood's son, Lucky Ali did not lack the requisites to make his debut as an actor. Lucky Ali has appeared in many films in the 70's. After a long break from acting, he returned in Sanjay Gupta's Kaante in 2002 where he acted along leading stars like legend Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Kumar Gaurav and Suniel Shetty. In 2002, he acted in the Hindi musical Sur-The Melody of Life playing a complex role that earned him accolades as an actor.
Mika Singh is one the successful singer in Bollywood. Mika first came in Punjabi film, Mitti, in 2010 which was a box office flop.
Sukhwinder Singh is famous for singing "Chaiyya Chaiyya" for which he won the Best Male Playback Award at the 1999 Filmfare Awards. Sukhwinder Singh was seen in a movies like Rakhta Charitra and Kuchh Kariye which was an absolute disaster. Sukhwinder Singh has provided playback for many notable Bollywood actors including Salman Khan, Sharukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Tusshar Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Sanjay Dutt, Bobby Badshah Ranbir Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Farhan Akhtar and Sunny Deol.
Aditya Narayan is a son of Bollywood singer Udit Narayan and Deepa Narayan. In 2009 Aditya Narayan signed his first film as lead actor, Shaapit, directed by Vikram Bhatt. He sung four songs and also wrote and composed the title track for the film, "Shaapit Hua".
Himesh Reshammiya's first big break came through his good friend Salman Khan. Salman Khan gave Reshammiya the chance to be a music director for the movie Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya along with composers Jatin–Lalit and Sajid–Wajid. Himesh had his first success as a music director of the 2003 Super Hit film, Tere Naam. He was seen in musical-thriller film 'The Xpose' which was a box office flop.
Honey Singh commonly known as Yo Yo Honey Singh is one of the highest-paid music producers in Bollywood. Honey Singh has started acting in Bollywood films, making his debut with the 2014 musical-thriller film The Xpose alongside Himesh Reshammiya which became a box office flop. After a failed Bollywood acting debut, Honey Singh will be returning to Punjabi cinema in mid 2015, with the action film Zorawar, directed by Vinnil Markan.
Sonu began his singing career at the age of four, when he joined his father Agam Kumar Nigam on stage to sing Mohammed Rafi's song "kya hua tera wada". Sonu Nigam began his Bollywood singing career at the age of 19. He has also sung many songs in other languages including Oriya, Tamil, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Marathi, Telugu and Nepali. He has released Indian pop albums and acted in a few movies. Nigam's acting career started as a child in films including Betaab in 1983. As an adult, he acted in films such as Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani, Kash Aap Hamare Hote, as the male lead opposite Juhi Babbar, and Love in Nepal. All of the films did well at the box office, although his acting was much better appreciated in his last venture. He has not returned to acting since Love in Nepal, but was recently said to be involved in Ankhon Ankhon Mein, about a blind singer.