A captivatingly infectious smile, bubbly and cheerful demeanour, she croons like a diva, dances like a pro and makes fashion statements with her stylish outfits. Meet Neha Kakkar, who’s ruling Bollywood with chartbusters like Ankh Marey, Galli Galli, Main Tera Boyfriend, Kala Chashma, Badri Ki Dulhania, Raabta, London Thumakda and many other iconic hits.
Born in Rishikesh, Neha Kakkar and her siblings, Sonu and Tony, did not have an easy life. The road to stardom was strewn with hardships and dejections. Gifted with an amazing voice, the multi-talented Kakkar trio expressed their life story in a moving YouTube video Story of Kakkars. On a TV show Neha recalled how singing devotional songs at “maata ki chowkis” shaped their music career.
In 2006, Neha participated in Indian Idol 2, a music-based television reality show. Though she didn’t make it to the top three, the bubbly singer managed to make some fans. In 2008, she launched her first album, Neha, The Rockstar which was a Meet Brothers composition. She then bagged a few playback singing offers including Second Hand Jawaani (Cocktail), Dhating Naach (Phata Poster Nikhla Hero). However, it was her high-octane vocals in Sunny Sunny (Yaariyan) that made her an overnight singing sensation. The peppy songster further consolidated her position churning out chart-toppers Kar Gayi Chull (Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)), Gal Ban Gayi (Gal Ban Gayi), Naina (Dangal) being some of them.
Neha, a contestant on the Indian Idol season 2, was asked to judge the same show’s tenth season as Neha Kakkar, one of India’s talented and celebrated playback singer. No wonder, life has come a full circle, for the illustrious vocalist is living her dream with as many hits under her belt.
The immensely talented singer, is a dynamic dancer too. The frizzy haired-girl makes all the right moves in a video as she sways to her hit number Ankh Mare which is said to have clocked 300 million plus views, while her channel Neha Kakkar boasts of 5.7 M subscribers on YouTube!