If I had to ask you to name one female Indian playback singer that is on top of her game and ruling the Bollywood charts with her sultry voice, chances are Neha Kakkar’s name would pop up in your head in precisely 0.0001 seconds.
She has lent her power-packed voice in famous songs like ‘Kaala Chashma’ and ‘London Thumakda’ to the more recent ones like ‘Dilbar’ and ‘The Hook Up Song’. She has a phenomenal fan base not just on her social media accounts but in real life too. She is one of those talented artists passionate about music that has really made it big in life and taken the Bollywood industry by storm.
Here’s a little peek into her life story and how she came to be the celebrated Bollywood singer she is today:
Neha Kakkar was born in Rishikesh Uttarakhand on 6th June 1988 and spent her formative years in Delhi. She started singing at the age of 4 with her elder sister Sonu Kakkar. Both of them would often sing at many ‘Mata Ki Chowkis’ and ‘Jaagrans’ in Delhi to cope with the financial struggle at home in those days. Neha only sang bhajans till she was 16 years.
Her life changed for the better when she participated in the reality TV show, Indian Idol Season 2 in the year 2006. She made quite the impression on the judges as well as millions of fans with her singing prowess even though she did not win the show in the end.
In 2008, she came out with her first album, Neha – The Rock Star which had the brilliant Meet Bros as the music composers. After the album, Neha never looked back, she even debuted in Bollywood in the song ‘Dhating Naach’ from the movie Phata Poster Nikla Hero.
Her life came full circle when she became the judge of Indian Idol Season 10 and 11. She has also been the judge of other music shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs on Zee TV.
In 2018, Neha went through a dark phase when she parted ways with the love of her life, but her friends and family proved to be her pillars of strength during this phase. She never let her career suffer and took everything in her stride. From battling confidence issues to handling her personal life crisis with grace, she has given us all some major goals with her #MySignatureMyMark moments in life.
We wish the unstoppable Neha all the luck and look forward to hearing more songs by her.