Taran Kaur Dhilon, better known by her stage name Hard Kaur, is a British Indian rapper and actress.
Born 29 July 1979 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Kaur hails from a humble parentage. Her mother operated a small beauty parlour which was later destroyed after her father's death. Kaur's mother later remarried a British citizen and eventually moved to Birmingham, England. While in UK, Kaur developed her interest in hip-hop and started pursuing her musical career.
Her first musical release was Ek Glassy which fared well on UK charts. Hard Kaur debuted on Bollywood playback with the song 'Move Your Body' from the movie
Johnny Gaddar. After her debut, she has lent voice to songs from movies
Ugly Aur Pagli, Singh is King,
Bachna Ae Haseeno, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, Prince and
Her acting career started with the 2010 flick
Patiala House. She appeared in television reality show Jhalak Dikhala Ja 3 as a contestant. Hard Kaur's recent television appearance was in Coke Studio where she sang a
Ram Sampath song with Bhanvari Devi.
Hard Kaur's meteoric rise to the top has not certainly been an easy journey. She had to overcome her personal obstacles as well as the conventional barriers that come with being a female rapper in India. She has successfully overcome it all and is still on the way to become one of the most memorable names in Bollywood.