One of the best playback singers in the Indian Music industry is Alka Yagnik. She has entertained people with her golden voice for three decades. People call her THE QUEEN OF MELODY. She has gifted the Indian Music Industry with thousands of songs in her soulful voice. She has won many awards for her excellence in the music industry. In this article, we will discuss about this legendary singer in details
Biography and family:
This melody queen was born in the year 1966 on 20th March. Her birthplace is Kolkata, West Bengal. She belongs to a Gujrati family. She has done her schooling from Modern High School for girls which is located in Kolkata, West Bengal. The name of her father is Dharmendra Shankar. Her mother’s name is Shobha Yagnik. Alka Yagnik also has a brother whose name is Samir Yagnik. Her spouse is Neeraj Kapoor who is a businessman based on Shillong. They have a daughter whose name is Syesha Kapoor
Early Life of Alka Yagnik:
The mother of this legendary singer was fond of Indian Classical music. When Alka was only 6 years old, she used to sing for Akashvani, Kolkata. When she became 10 years old, she was bought to Mumbai by her mother as a child singer. She got the advice of waiting until the maturity of her voice. Raj Kapoor heard her sweet voice and then she was sent with a letter to Laxmikant who is a famous music director. He was impressed and gave her two options –starting a career immediately as a dubbing artist or getting a beak later as a singer.
In the year 1980, she made her debut in her singing career with a song for the movie PAYAL KI JHHANKAR. She got famous for her song EK DO DEEN from the film TEZAAB in the year 1988. She got her first Filmfare award for this song. Her song CHOLI KE PICHE KYAA HAI created a lot of controversies. Her second Filmfare award was for this song. In total 2 thousand 4 hundred eighty-six songs are sung by her in 1,114 movies. She is the winner of 7 Filmfare awards and has 36 nominations in Filmfare. Besides these 2 national awards, ZEE Cine Awards, IIFA Awards, Star Screen Awards, etc. are won by Alka Yagnik for excellence in her musical career
This melody queen also won the hearts of people with her outstanding live concerts across the world. Besides Bollywood songs, she has also given her soulful voice in more than 20 languages such as Bengali, Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu, Assamese and many more
Songs of Alka Yagnik:
Some of her popular songs are EK DO TEEN, CHOLI KE NICHE KYA HAI, MERA DIL BHI KITNA PAGAL HAI, TAAL SE TAAL, AGAR TUM SAATH HO, EE MERE HUMSAFAR, SURAJ HUA MATTHAM, CHAND CHHUPA BADAL MEIN, CHURAKE DIL MERA, MERI MEHBOOBA, TIP TIP BARSA PAANI, KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI, JAATI HOON MAIN, JO HAAL DIL KA, TERE NAAM, BAAZIGAR O BAAZIGAR, GAZAB KA HAI DIN, KAHON NA PYAAR HAI, DILBAR DILBAR, PARDESHI PARDESHI, AE MERE HUM SAFAR, HUM YAAR HAI TUMHARE, AAJA AAJA, UDJA KALE KAWAN, DIL LAGA LIA MAINE, CHORI CHORI, BOLE CHUDIYAN, SAJAN SAJAN TERI DULHAN, TERI CHUNARIYA, HUM TO DILSE HARE, SAAJANJI GHAR AYE, HAR DIL JO PYAAR KAREGA, WADA RAHA SANAM, AAPKE PYAAR MEIN, TERE ISHQ ME PAGAL, GORE GORE MUKHDE PE, LADKI BADI ANJANI HAI, DIL NE YEH KAHA HAI DILSE, SAJAN TUMSE PYAAR, KYUN KI ITNA PYAAR, and many more
Conclusion: Alka Yagnik has won the hearts of millions for her golden voice in melodious songs. We hope she will keep on entertaining us with her sweet voice in the future.
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