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Neha Kakkar

Neha Kakkar

Indian singer

Neha Kakkar (pronounced [ˈneɦaː ˈkəkːər]; born 6 June 1988) is an Indian singer. She began performing at religious events at the age of four and competed on the second season of the singing reality show, Indian Idol, in which she was eliminated early. She made her Bollywood debut as a chorus singer in the film Meerabai Not Out. She rose to prominence upon the release of the dance track "Second Hand Jawani" from the 2012 movie Cocktail, which was followed by several other popular party songs including "Sunny Sunny" from Yaariyan and "London Thumakda" from the Hindi film Queen. Afterwards, she mostly performed party tracks like "Aao Raja" from Gabbar Is Back, "Tu Isaq Mera" from Hate Story 3, "Humne Pee Rakhi Hai" from Sanam Re and "Kar Gayi Chull" from Kapoor & Sons.

She proved her versatility in musical range with the release of "Mile Ho Tum" from Fever, which topped the list of most-viewed Bollywood songs on YouTube. She then released several chart-busters, including "Aankh Maarey" from Simmba, "Dilbar" from Satyameva Jayate , "Badri Ki Dulhania" from Badrinath Ki Dulhania, "Cheez Badi" from Machine, "Kala Chashma" for the film Baar Baar Dekho and the private single "Nikle Currant", all of which crossed over six hundred million views. Similarly, "Dilbar" marks the first Indian song to reach number three spot on the Billboard YouTube Music Chart.

From 2017 onwards, Kakkar, primarily in collaboration with Tanishk Bagchi, became more associated with the trend of remaking old to very recent songs, which resulted in backlash; she personally favored the trend of recreations and opined that they have been well-appreciated. Apart from playback singing, Kakkar has appeared in several music videos and as a judge on several television reality shows, including "Indian Idol" and "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs." On these shows, she has been trolled on social media several times for crying on-screen. She openly admits that she is a "proud emotional girl." She also appeared in Comedy Circus Ke Taansen in 2014 on Sony TV. I.

Kakkar appeared on the India Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2017 and 2019. In 2019, Kakkar was listed among the most viewed female artists on Youtube with 4.2 billion views. In December 2020, she appeared on the list of Asia's 100 Digital Stars by Forbes.


January 5, 2021
Neha Kakkar
June 6, 1988
Neha Kakkar was born in Uttar Pradesh.


Further Resources


"Second Hand Jawaani"-Full Song (Cocktail-2012)


June 12, 2012


August 5, 2021
India Today
Neha Kakkar decides to unfollow people on Instagram.
July 1, 2021
Hindustan Times
Neha Kakkar shared pictures of herself from her bathroom, while dressed in a bathrobe and her singer-husband Rohanpreet Singh and brother Tony Kakkar have responded.
June 14, 2021
Hindustan Times
During one Indian Idol 11 audition, Anu Malik slapped himself multiple times on hearing a contestant sing. His actions left his co-judge Neha Kakkar shocked.
May 11, 2021
The Indian Express
Just like the Indian Idol viewers who complained about the Kishore Kumar tribute episode, the singer's son Amit Kumar said he didn't enjoy the show and wanted to stop it midway.
April 30, 2021
Hindustan Times
Neha Kakkar shared throwback pictures of herself remembering the time when she 'used to be thin'. Reacting to her post, Rohanpreet Singh said that he loves her no matter her size.


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