June 6, 1988 (35)
Neha Kakkar is an esteemed Indian singer, celebrated for her energetic performances and distinctive vocal range. She first rose to prominence as a contestant on Indian Idol’s second season and subsequently forged a successful career in Bollywood, establishing herself as a dynamic and popular vocalist within the industry.
Kakkar’s robust career has been punctuated with numerous hits that contributed significantly to her growing popularity and success. Her career took a transformative turn when she voiced the party anthem “Second Hand Jawani” for the film “Cocktail” in 2012. This track, characterized by her energetic singing style, was a commercial success and marked a turning point in Kakkar’s career. Some of her most noteworthy contributions include the foot-tapping “Kala Chashma” for the film “Baar Baar Dekho,” and “Aankh Marey” for “Simmba,” which became the party anthems of the respective years. Additionally, she released a string of successful albums that added to her diverse portfolio, with “Neha The Rock Star,” produced by Meet Bros in 2008, standing as a significant milestone in her singing journey.
Neha Kakkar’s collaborations with a range of artists have been instrumental in her career trajectory. Her collaboration with Indian rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh for the song “Manali Trance” brought a new level of success and recognition. She has also worked with prolific music directors like Pritam and Vishal-Shekhar, who have consistently praised her versatility and unique vocal texture. Furthermore, Kakkar has performed duets with several other leading singers including Arijit Singh, Atif Aslam, and Guru Randhawa, and such collaborations have only broadened her appeal. Notably, her songs featuring Tony Kakkar, her brother, such as “Mile Ho Tum” and “Goa Beach.”
Throughout her career, Neha Kakkar has been recognized for her contributions to the music industry and has received numerous awards. One of her most significant achievements came in 2017 when she received the prestigious Mirchi Music Award for the “Listener’s Choice Song of The Year” for her performance in “Badri Ki Dulhania.” Furthermore, she bagged the “Best Playback Singer (Female)” award at the Zee Cine Awards in 2020 for the song “Garmi” from the film “Street Dancer 3D”.