Neha Kakkar is a prominent Indian comedian and playback singer; born on June 6, 1988 at Rishikesh, Uttarakhand in India. Neha is the sister of the popular playback singer,
Sonu Kakkar. She and her family shifted to Delhi where she studied at New Holy Public School before she joined the second season of the reality show,
Indian Idol in 2006. She became popular as the Indian version of Columbian singer, Shakira because of her brilliant singing style. Later, she got the chance to work with the renowned comedian,
Kapil Sharma in the reality-based comedy show, Comedy Circus Ke Tansen.
Neha discovered her talent in singing when she was just four years old; and with her sister and brother’s encouragement, she started performing since her childhood by joining some singing competitions. She sang Phool Aur Kaante’s Maine Pyar Tumhi Se Kiya Hai on the first time she joined a contest. She and her sister also performed in
Mata Ki Chowki, together with her brother as the back-up vocal. Neha stated how the Indian Idol helped her in gaining popularity and started to received offers to do stage shows and sing Hindi film songs. However, it never helped her in gaining opportunities as a playback singer. She just do it on her own way with sheer hard work and patience.
In year 2008, her very first album, Neha The Rock Star was released which composed of eight multiple songs, composed by the Meet Brothers. In 2009, she sang the song, Bareilly Ke Bazzar Mein Remix, Blue (Theme), Hai Rama and a title track for the television series, Na Aana Is Des Laado. She did a Telugu song, Neeve Na Neeve Na in 2010. Later, she sang the Who Ek Pal for the 2011 film, Not a
Love Story. Her song, Second Hand Jawani was included in the soundtrack of the romantic comedy film, Cocktail in 2012. Neha also recorded a song for Bollywood actor, Shahrukh Khan entitled, SRK Anthem which made it to become a YouTube sensation. In 2013, she sang the Jaddu Ki Jhappi for the Bollywood film,
Ramaiya Vastavaiya and the Dhating Naach for the box-office hit film, Phata Poster Nikhla Hero which is also a hit. This year, her songs Sunny Sunny and London Thumukda became a hit and gave her more popularity. She also sang the Party Shoes and Remix Qawwali along with
Nakash Aziz for the Bengali film, Bindaas. She also sang Yo Yo Honey Singh’s Manali Trance for the comedy film, The Shaukeens.
Neha’s favorite singers are
Sukhwinder Singh ,
Asha Bhosle and more. Her sister is her inspiration when it comes to singing. The brilliant singer is also looking forward to anchoring television shows in the future.