Neha Kakkar is a well-known Indian singer & reality show judge. She got the fame after she appeared in season 2 of the singing reality show, “Indian Idol”. Apart from lending her voice in a number of Bollywood movies, Kakkar is also seen on the panel of judges of various reality shows. Let’s get to know more about the personal and professional life of Neha Kakkar.
Neha Kakkar was born on June 6, 1988, in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India. Her parent’s name is Rishikesh Kakkar and Niti Kakkar. Her older sister, Sonu Kakkar, is a popular playback singer, her brother is a singer-composer Tony Kakkar. Neha and her family had a modest upbringing.
Neha Kakkar was dating actor, Himansh Kohli. However, the couple broke up in 2018. After her break-up with him, she revealed about her state of depression through her Instagram stories and wrote, “Yes I am in Depression. Thanks to All the Negative people in the world. You’re successful in giving me the worst days of my life.” She also said, “bcz of One Person or two. its coz of the World who’s not letting me live my personal life”.
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Neha Kakkar completed her schooling from New Holy Public School, Delhi. She started singing at the age of four. Later, she left the studies. Her father used to sell Samosas. In the early 90s, the family moved to Delhi to try to pursue Neha’s career as a singer. Her family had very little money, so Neha started singing at local gatherings and religious events. With her siblings at just four years old to help earn money. She sang bhajans until she was 16 years old, then started attending four to five jaguars a day.
Neha and her brother moved to Mumbai in 2004 and two years later, she auditioned for “Indian Idol”, but got eliminated early into the season. She expected to get work following the show but didn’t find much success. People saw her as the “Jai Mata Di girl”.
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Neha got her big break when she made her Bollywood debut as a chorus singer in the movie ‘Meerabai Not Out’. She became popular when she released the dance track ‘Second Hand Jawani’ from the movie ‘Cocktail’. Neha followed up the release with several other popular dance songs, including ‘Sunny Sunny’ from Yaariyan and ‘London Thumakda’ from Queen.
Neha grew her success and popularity with party songs 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.
Neha’s ‘Mile Ho Tum’ from Fever became one of the most-viewed Bollywood songs on YouTube. Several of her later songs also received similar status and topped the charts: ‘Aankh Maarey’, from Simmba, ‘Dilbar’ from Satyameva Jayate, ‘Cheez Badi’ from Machine, ‘Badri Ki Dulhania, ‘Kala Chashma’ and more. All these songs received huge numbers of views on YouTube.
Her song ‘Dilbar’ was the first Indian song to reach the number three spot on the Billboard YouTube Music Chart. Starting in 2017, Neha worked often with artist Tanishk Bagchi and began to remake older Indian songs into newer songs. She received some backlash for this work but maintained that she liked recreating popular songs and said the work had otherwise been received positively.
In addition to her work as a payback singer. Neha has been a judge on several reality TV shows as well as ‘Indian Idol’. She has become known for her emotional response on the shows, and often receives hate for crying on the shows on screen. However, she has often admitted she is proudly an emotional person. In 2017 and 219, Forbes named her to their India Forbes Celebrity 10 lists.[table id=1990 /]
Facts About Neha Kakkar
- Does Neha Kakkar drink alcohol?: No
- Does she smoke?: No
- Neha Kakkar was first seen in Indian Idol 2, which was won by Late Sandeep Acharya.
- She started her carrier as one of the highest-paid singers in India.
- Neha’s ‘SRK Anthem’ song became viral on youtube.
- In 2008, She launched her debut album ‘Neha – The Rock Star’ with music by Meet brothers.
- Neha launched her own app Official App for Neha Kaldcar to connect with her fans.
- She is also referred to as ‘Indian Shakira’.
- Neha’s brother, Tony Kakkar is also becoming a famous singer. He has given music in films like Creature 3D, Prague, and Hanju.
- She has also created a successful YouTube vlogging channel with over 100,000 followers.
- Neha Kakkar is one of the most followed Indian celebrities on social media in India. She has more than 25 million followers on Instagram.
- She has performed in more than 1000 live concerts till now, including her foreign tour in the USA, Canada, UAE.
So far Neha has sung many songs, but out of them, these five songs are the best:- Ankhiya Unplugged, Rain Mashup, Suroor (ft. Bilal Saeed), Thoda Aur( Ranchi Diaries), and O Humsafar.
Neha Kakkar’s voice is misinterpreted as melodious by some guys. otherwise, she does voiceover of the songs which become popular and portray an image of a sassy girl. She tries to be a bit melodious when she does a collab with Tony Kakkar; like Mile ho tum Humko or Mohabbat Nasha Hai type. She has won one female vocalist of the year award in 2017 for Badri Ki Dulhania. On the other hand, Shreya Ghoshal is the most liked, loved, and adored singer of the nation. On social media too, she has been the most liked personality. She has won four national film awards for Best Female Playback Singing, and 9 Filmfare awards south for best playback singing. Literally, Bairi Piya (Devdas) and Barso Re (Guru) are too pleasant and are still my favorite. The Times of India has already mentioned Shreya Ghoshal’s Voice as a ‘touch of versatility’ plus a number of popular Singers and music Directors have praised her because of her resourcefulness.
A celebrity gains popularity based on his/her talent and people like them because they give something productive to their audience. So no question arises whether the celebrity deserves the popularity or not. There are people who hate Neha’s song but there are more people who like Neha’s songs and hence now she is popular. The ratio of people’s liking is moreover disliking.
To compare singers is not a good idea. Every singer or musician has its own style and singing genre. Neha Kakkar has a pretty hard voice with some good approach on Rock and Sufi genre (She can sing other genres too. And Neeti Mohan has a soft voice quality.