50 Best Indian Patriotic Songs That Will Fill Your Heart With Pride

India is the best example when it comes to diversity. Different languages, cultures, traditions, and religions are easy to find here. India is famous for its incredible culture, tasty cuisine, and scenic beauty, and heritage sites.

One of the best and famous things about our gorgeous country is that we love cultural heritage, delectable food, scenic beauty, and music.

Music has been an integral part of our culture and daily life. We song, dance and celebrate our Indian festivals as well as national days.

Be it our Independence day 15th August or republic day, 26th January, our homes and hearts are filled with hymns and songs about our great nation. There are some great Indian Patriotic songs that make our head bow and blood rush for the love of Incredible India.



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Best Indian Patriotic Songs

We have a great history of art, culture, and music. Our national song and National Anthem were created and adapted to reflect the pride our people have in this country. Our song and anthem are also a part of the 17 Important National Symbols of India.

On our national day, when we hoist  Tiranga– the national flag of India, we sing praises of this great nation.


Apart from our national Song and national anthem, there are several other songs that evoke a sense of patriotism and pride in every Indian.

Here is a list of Top 50 Indian Patriotic Songs for a perfect Independence day playlist.

1. Jana Gana Mana Full Song

Jana Gana Mana- Our national anthem is not just a song that we sing during assemblies, national days, or gatherings, It is a feeling. It is always a joy to hear our national anthem. This is a full version of our anthem. Do give it a listen.

Singer: Bhakti Athavle-Bhave, Anuradha Gangal-Kelkar, Sudhanshu Gharpure, Nikhil Nijasure

Music Director: Sukhada Bhave-Dabke

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2. Jana Gana Mana in Bengali: Tagore’s full song

Jana Gana Mana was created by Shri Rabindra Nath Tagore in Bengali. It is such a sweet and heartwarming language. You must listen to the full version and enjoy the work of our Nobel prize-winning writer, Rabindra Nath.

Singer: Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta

Composer: Shri Rabindra Nath Tagore

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3. Mile Sur Mera Tumhara – Bhimsen Joshi and others

This song by Shri Bimsen Joshi is a delightful creation that resonated with every Indian. It had celebrities from the Bollywood and regional films industry, music, and sports from all over the country.

The song starts with the soulful voice of pandit ji followed by various artists.

Singer: Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and others

Composed by: Ashok Patki, co-composed & arranged by Louis Banks,

written by:  Piyush Pandey

Developed by: Lok Seva Sanchar Parishad, and promoted by Doordarshan

Year of Release: 1988

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4. Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon 

The song that evokes the strongest emotion in every Indian besides our national anthem and song is Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon. It has such a beautiful tribute to our soldiers who fight for our safety in the harshest of conditions.

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Music Director: C Ramchandra

Lyricist: Kavi Pradeep

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5. Vande Mataram 

Vande Matram is the national song of India. It was written by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. The soulful song has been rendered by several artists over the year.

The song becomes even more beautiful because of the velvety voice of our nightingale Lata Mangeshkar.

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Written by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

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6. Sare Jahan Se Accha

Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Composed by Pt. Ravi Shankar and written by poet Muhammad Iqbal. This is a song that is an all-time favorite patriotic song of every child.

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Composed by: Pt. Ravi Shankar

Written by: Muhammad Iqbal

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7. Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja

This motivational song, Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja, Khushi Ke Geet Gaye Ja, is the unofficial regimental quick march song of the Indian Army. It was the regimental quick march of the Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army.

However, after World War II  It was banned in India as ‘seditious’. The Ban was subsequently lifted in August 1947.

Composed by:  Ram Singh Thakuri

Written by:  Pt. Vanshidhar Shukla

Artist: Vijay Prakash

Movie/Album: Bose The Forgotten Hero

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8. Maa Tujhe Salam Vande Matram – A R Rehman

The song is the modern equivalent of ‘Mile Sur mera. This soulful rendition by AR Rehman makes every Indian groove to its beats.

Singer: A R Rehman

Music Director: A R Rehman

Movie/Album: Vande Mataram

Year of Release: 1997

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Best Bollywood Patriotic Songs


9.Yeh Desh Hai Veer Jawanon Ka – Naya Daur

This song is literally the one & the only choice of every Indian Barat. There is literally no Barat that doesn’t play this high-octane song at least a couple of times.

Singer: Mohammed Rafi, Balbir

Music Director: OP Nayyar

Movie: Naya Daur

Year of Release: 1957

Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi


10. Chak De! India (2007)

The song is a modern-day favorite whenever you think of Bollywood patriotic songs. From the music to lyrics, from the melodious voice of Sukhwinder Singh to the magical screen presence of Shahrukh Khan, this song has everything that made it a national favorite.

Movie: Chak De! India (2007)

Music Director: Salim–Sulaiman

Singer: Sukhwinder Singh, Salim–Sulaiman, Marianne D’Cruz

Lyricist: Jaideep Sahni

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11. Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walo (1997)

Suno gaur se duniya walo was released in 1997. It is one of the Indian Patriotic songs that resonated so well with the youth section.



Lyrics: SAMEER

Movie: Dus

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12. Kandho Se Milte Hain Kandhe (2004)

This song from the movie Lakshya released in 2004 is an ode to solidarity, brotherhood and bonding.

Singer: Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam

Movie: Lakshya

Music Director: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Singer: Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, Roop Kumar Rathod, Kunal Ganjawala, Vijay Prakash

Lyricist: Javed Akhtar

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13. Ye Jo Des Hai Tera (2004)

Released in 2004, Swades has attained a cult status in Bollywood classics. It is one of those movies that is relevant even after so many years. The Song Ye Jo Des Hai Tera is a subtle Bollywood patriotic song with meaningful words from Javed Akhtar and vocals by AR Rahman.

Singer: AR Rahman

Movie: Swades

Music Director: AR Rahman

Lyricist: Javed Akhtar

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14. Aisa Des Hai Mera (2004)

The last directorial project of Yashraj Chopra, Veer Zara. In the movie, Shahrukh Khan character describes India to a girl from Pakistan played by Priety Zinta.

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan

Movie: Veer Zara

Music Director: Madan Mohan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan, Gurdas Maan, Pritha Mazumdar

Lyricist: Javed Akhtar

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15. Challa (2019)

After a long time, a patriotic Bollywood movie captured the attention of the whole country, Uri. Challa is a take on the strength, power, and patriotism of our defense forces.

Singer: Vivek Hariharan, Shashwat Sachdeva, Romy

Movie: URI- The Surgical Strike

Music Director: Shashwat Sachdev

Lyricist: Kumaar

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16. Thaare Vaaste (2018)

Yet another good song from the movie, Parmanu-The Story of Pokhran.  This soulful track is dedicated to the struggles the Indian Army and our scientists went through while carrying out the Pokhran Nuclear Test.

Singer: Divya Kumar

Movie: Parmanu-The Story of Pokhran

Music Director: Sachin-Jigar

Singer: Divya Kumar

Lyricist: Vayu

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17. Tu Bhoola Jise (2016)

If ‘Chithi Aayi hai’ evoked strong emotions in every Indian living abroad years ago, Tu Bhoola Jise has taken it a step further and remind you of your dear motherland.

Singer: KK

Movie: Airlift

Music Director: Amaal Malik

Lyricist: Kumaar

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18. Chodo Kal Ki Baatein (1960)

Chodo Kal Ki Baatein is the ultimate track that inspires every Indian to break free and create their own destiny.

Singer: Mukesh

Movie: Hum Hindustani

Music Director: Usha Khanna

Singer: Mukesh

Lyricist: Prem Dhawan

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19. Des Rangeela (2006)

A peppy and vibrant song from Movie Fanaa in the melodious voice of Mahalakshmi Iyer, music by Jatin-Lalit. Give it a listen.

Singer: Mahalakshmi Iyer

Movie: Fanaa

Director: Jatin-Lalit

Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi

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20. Jahan Daal Daal Par Sone Ke Chidiya – Sikandar E Azam (1965)

Any list of Indian Patriotic songs can’t be complete without this song. This is one of the best Bollywood Patriotic songs that is ever made.

Movie: Sikander-e-Azam (1965)

Music Director: Hansraj Bahl

Singer: Mohammed Rafi

Lyricist: Rajinder Krishan


21. Bharat Ka Rahnewala Hoon  (1970)

Another gem from Kalyanji Anand Ji, vocals by Mahendra Kapoor, starring none other than Manoj Kumar.

Singer: Mahendra Kapoor

Music Director: Kalyanji-Anandji

Lyricist:  Indeevar

Movie: Purab Aur Paschim

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22. I Love My India  (1997)

This is one of the best Indian patriotic songs that has ever been made. It is a true reflection of the greatness of our nation, its culture, and its glorious history. You can’t make a Hindi patriotic songs list without including this gem.

Singer: Kavita Krishnamurthy

Music Director: Nadeem-Shravan

Movie: Pardes

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23. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000)

I love this song as it captures the dichotomies of us Indians, our ability to carry the good and the not so good with equal ease. I also like that it is a fun song, that would make you smile in a reflective way, while most patriotic songs tend to be serious.

Singer: Udit Narayan,

Music Director: Jatin – Lalit

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

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24. Mere Desh Ki Dharti  (1967)

A song dedicated to two pillars of our country farmer and soldier. A rustic patriotic song that has maintained its popularity over the years.

Singer: Mahendra Kapoor

Music Director: Kalyanji-Anandji

Lyricist: Gulshan Bawra

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25. Aao Bachhon Tumhe Dikhaye (1954)

Many of us will be taken back to our childhood memories with this song when our grandparents taught us this classic. A song that will not be forgotten for a long time.

Singer:  Kavi Pradeep

Music Director:  Hemant Kumar

Lyricist:  Kavi Pradeep

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26. Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo (1964)

If you ever think of a patriotic song that has spelled magic on generations, this is the song. Mohammed Rafi literally poured his heart out in this golden classic.

Movie: Haqeeqat

Music Director: Madan Mohan

Singer: Mohammed Rafi

Lyricist: Kaifi Azmi

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27. Nanha Munna Rahi Hun (1962)

There was a time when no Independence or republic day functions in School were conducted without this song. It was a huge hit among the kids.

Music Director: Naushad

Lyricist: Shakeel Badayuni

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28. Ae Watan Tere Liye (1986)

One of the popular Bollywood Patriotic songs from the movie Karma.  It was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal, sung by Mohammad Aziz & Kavita Krishnamurthy. The movie was directed & produced by Subhash Ghai.

Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Singer: Mohammad Aziz, Kavita Krishnamurthy

Lyricist: Anand Bakshi

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29. Teri Mitti (2019)

Looking for something that is not only subtle but so soulful that you could listen to it day in and day out? Teri Mitti sung by B Praak from movie Kesari is that song.

Music Director: Arko

Singer: B Praak, Parineeti Chopra

Lyricist: Manoj Muntashi

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30. Sandese Aate Hai  (1997)

This song tells us how much our soldiers sacrifice for our safety and integrity. They live away from their families so that we can be with our loved ones. A soulful song that will never be forgotten.

Singer: Sonu Nigam & Roop Kumar Rathod

Music Director: Anu Malik

lyrics: Javed Akhtar.

Movie: Border

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31. Mere Rang De Basanti Chola  (2002)


The legend of Bhagat Singh is a movie based on the glorious life of our freedom Fighter, Saheed Bhagat Singh. His life, philosophies and passion for his country is the main theme of the movie.

The song is a true depiction of Bhagat Sing’s passion for his motherland.

Singer: Sonu Nigam & Manmohan Waris

Music Director: A.R.Rahman

Movie: The Legend Of Bhagat Singh


32. Des Mere Des – The Legend Of Bhagat Singh (2002)

A lovely song from the versatile singer Sukhwinder Singh and the master himself AR Rahman.

Movie: The Legend of Bhagat Singh

Music Director: AR Rahman

Singer: Sukhwinder Singh, AR Rahman

Lyricist: Sameer

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33. Aye Mere Pyare Watan (1961)

The classic song, Aye Mere Pyare Watan is sung by legendary singer Manna Dey. Lyrics by Prem Dhawan and composer Salil Choudhary

Movie: Kabuliwala

Music Director: Salil Choudhary

Singer: Manna Dey

Lyricist: Prem Dhawan

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34. Hai Preet Jahan Ki Reet Sada (1970)

Another lovely melody from Kalyanji–Anandji, movie Purab Aur Paschim starring none other than Manoj Kumar.

Movie: Purab Aur Paschim

Music Director: Kalyanji–Anandji

Singer: Mahendra Kapoor

Lyricist: Indiwar

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35. Hum Laye Hain Toofan Se Kashti Nikaal Ke (1954)

A classic from the ’50s is true to our freedom struggle. It is a good reminder of the sacrifices our freedom fighters made to free our motherland.

Movie: Jagriti

Music Director: Hemant Kumar

Singer: Mohammed Rafi

Lyricist: Kavi Pradeep

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36. Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyaara Hai (1992)

A high octane song that will ignite a strong feeling with its powerful vocals and music. Hear this melody from the movie Roja, music by the maestro himself AR Rehman.

Movie: Roja

Music Director: AR Rahman

Singer: AR Rahman, Hariharan

Lyricist: PK Mishra

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37. Mera Mulk Mera Desh (1996)

This outstanding song from the movie Diljale sang by Kumar Sanu hits all the right notes.

Movie: Diljale

Music Director: Anu Malik

Singer: Kumar Sanu

Lyricist: Javed Akhtar

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38. Chale Chalo (2001)

Chale Chalo is a soulful song with enticing vocals by A. R. Rahman and Srinivas. The song will pep you up with its great background score and beats.

Movie: Lagaan

Music Director: AR Rahman

Singer: AR Rahman, Srinivas

Lyricist: Gulzar

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39. Luka Chhupi Bahot Hui (2006)

It is a lovely patriotic song from the movie Rang De Basanti. AR Rehman has weaved his magic in this beautiful composition. The ethereal voice of Lata Mangeshkar and AR Rehman has elevated the song to another level.

Movie: Rang De Basanti

Music Director: AR Rahman

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, AR Rahman

Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi

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40. Rang De Basanti (2006)

The title track of the Rang De Basanti movie will evoke strong feelings of respect and patriotism for our country and its rich culture. It features the melodious voices of KS Chitra & Punjabi Pop Start Daler Mehndi and, music composed by A.R. Rahman.

Song Name:  Rang De Basanti

Movie:  Rang De Basanti

Singer:  Daler Mehndi & Chitra

Composer: A.R. Rahman

Lyricists: Prasoon Joshi

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41. Jai Ho (2008)

Jai ho become all the rage in the 2000s. It won Oscar for the best song and AR Rehman won one for the Best Music Director.

Movie: Slumdog Millionaire

Music Director: AR Rahman

Singer: Sukhwinder Singh

Lyricist: Gulzar


42. Aye Watan Watan Mere Abaad Rahe Tu (2018)

Aye Watan Watan Mere Abaad Rahe Tu is one of the relatively recent Indian Patriotic songs that has melody, rhythm, and emotions all packed into one good song.

Movie: Raazi

Music Director: Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Singer: Arijit Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan

Lyricist: Gulzar & Allama Iqbal

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43. Kasumbi Rang (2018)

A movie, Parman-The Story of Pokhran,  dedicated to the great contribution of late pm Atal Bihari Vajpayee and missile man APJ Abdul Kalam.

Movie: Parman-The Story of Pokhran

Music Director: Sachin-Jigar

Singer: Divya Kumar

Lyricist: Vayu

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44. It happens only in India 1998 )

It is one of the feel-good Indian patriotic songs that will bring a smile to your face. A light-hearted song to add to your Independence day playlist.

Movie: Pardesi Babu
Lyricist: Anand Raj Anand
Music Director:  Anand Raj Anand
Artist: Anand Raaj Anand
Released: 1998
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45. East or west India is the best (  1997  )

The peppy number became a big hit in the ’90s. Salman Khan was the main lead, Anu Malik was the Music Director and singer.

Artist: Anu Malik
Movie: Judwaa
Music Director: Anu Malik
Lyricist: Nitin
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46. Apni Aazadi ko hum (1964)

Apni Aazadi ko hum is a golden classic. With the soulful voice of Mohd. Rafi and the unmatched screen persona of Dilip Kumar, the song has won the hearts of millions of Indians over the years.

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47. Zindagi Maut Na Ban Jaaye (1999)

The lovely voices of Sonu Nigam and Roopkumar Rathod have taken this song to another level. A very relevant Bollywood patriotic song that you must give a listen to. 

Artists: Sonu Nigam, Roopkumar Rathod

Movie: Sarfarosh
Released: 1999
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48. Saalam India (2014)

Saalam India is from Movie Mary Kom starring Priyanka Chopra. It was based on the life of World champion MC Mary Kom. This song will boost your confidence instantly and make you feel so proud to be a part of this great nation.

Artists: Vishal Dadlani & Salim Merchant
Composer: Shivam
Lyricist: Sandeep Singh
Movie: Mary Kom
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49. O mera rang de basanti chola (1965)

O Mera rang de Basanti Chola is an old classic that is still as popular as it was released in 1965. Bharat Kumar or Manoj Kumar played the main lead.

Album/Movie: Shaheed
Artist: Mukesh, Rajendra Mehta, Mahendra Kapoor
Music Director: Prem Dhawan
Lyricist: Prem Dhawan
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50. Lahar lahar Laheriya (2016)

This one is the most underrated but one of the best Indian Patriotic songs that have come out in recent times. The melodious voice of Sonu Nigam, Sapna Mukherjee makes it a delight for the listeners.

Artists: Sonu Nigam, Sapna Mukherjee
Album: Jhanda Ooncha Rahen Hamara
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Hope this comprehensive list of Best Indian Patriotic songs will help you make the perfect playlist for the upcoming Independence Day. They are so good that you can hear them on any occasion, any day of the year.
If you think a song of your choice deserves to be on the list, share the details in the comment section below.
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