Hindi, being one of the official languages of Indian sub continent, is widely used and spoken. The language is best known for its dominant role in art, literature, films and music. It is the most popular medium of film and music within the country. Bollywood meaning Hindi Film Industry is one of the biggest in the world and the soundtracks also contribute majorly to its popularity. The Hindi film playback singers and musicians are renowned all across the globe and have nothing less than celebrity status. Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Mohd. Rafi, R D Burman, S D Burman, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, A R Rehman, Nadeem Shravan, Sonu Nigam, Himesh Reshammiya, Shreya Ghoshal, Udit Narayan among others are very popular. Other than the film music, another very popular variety of music is the indigenous Indi-pop, oft used name of Indian pop music. People are also fond of Devotional songs and Remix music in this nation.