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List of famous male instrumentalists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male instrumentalists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being instrumentalists. There are thousand of males working as instrumentalists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic instrumentalists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a instrumentalist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List contains people like Joey Newman and Bill Mumy.

While this isn't a list of all male instrumentalists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male instrumentalists?" and "Who are the best male instrumentalists?"
Hamsalekha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Instrumentalists
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Hamsalekha is an Indian film composer and a songwriter who works in South Indian cinema, predominantly in the Kannada film industry since the late 1980s. He is also a screenplay writer, dialogue writer, instrumentalist and a conductor. Composed and written for over 300 feature films. Hamsalekha is ...more

Age: 65

Birthplace: India, Mysore

Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Music Director

Credits: Kodi Parakuthu, Captain Magal, Sri Manjunatha, Muthina Haara, Garuda Dhwaja, + more

Also Ranked

#28 on The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time

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G. V. Prakash Kumar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Instrumentalists
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G. V. Prakash Kumar is an Indian film score and soundtrack composer and singer. He has mainly scored music for Tamil films. His first film was S Pictures' Veyil and he became popular in Tamil cinema by the early 2010s. He has ventured into film production and acting too. ...more

Age: 29

Birthplace: Chennai, India

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, Playback singer, + more

Credits: Thaandavam, Saguni, Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal, Vagabond, Polladhavan, + more

Also Ranked

#12 on The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time

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K'naan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Instrumentalists
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Keinan Abdi Warsame, better known by his stage name K'naan, is a Somali Canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He rose to prominence with the success of his single "Wavin' Flag", which was chosen as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Besides hip-hop, ...more

Age: 39

Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia

Profession: Poet, Songwriter, Rapper, Musician, Composer, + more

Credits: Cosmopolis, Dog Pound

Also Ranked

#17 on The Best Canadian Rappers

#19 on The Very Best Muslim Rappers

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Bill Mumy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Instrumentalists
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Charles William "Bill" Mumy, Jr., is an American actor, musician, pitchman, instrumentalist, voice-over artist, and a figure in the science-fiction community. He came to prominence in the 1960s as a child actor, when he was credited as Billy Mumy. His most notable role was in the 1960s CBS sci-fi ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, USA

Profession: Pitchman, Musician, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more

Credits: Babylon 5, Lost in Space, Papillon, Captain America, Space Cases, + more

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