Harshdeep Kaur

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Harshdeep Kaur
Harshdeep Kaur.jpg
Background information
Born (1986-12-16) 16 December 1986 (age 30)[citation needed]
Delhi, India
Genres Sufi, Bollywood
Occupation(s) Playback singer
Years active 2003–present

Harshdeep Kaur (born 16 December 1986) is an Indian playback singer known for her soulful songs. [1]After winning the titles in two talent reality shows, Kaur established herself as a lead singer in Bollywood soundtracks.She has recorded songs for film music in various Indian languages, and has established herself as a leading playback singer of Indian cinema.She has worked with some of the leading music directors [2](including A R Rahman,Pritam Chakroborty, Vishal-Shekhar,Salim Suleiman,Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Amit Trivedi, Sohail Sen and many more). Katiya Karun from Rockstar, Heer from Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Ik Onkar from Rang De Basanti, Zaalima from Raees, Nachde Ne Saare from Baar Baar Dekho, Bari Barsi from Band Baaja Baaraat, Kabira from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani etc. are some of her superhit songs.

Biography[edit]

Harshdeep Kaur was born on 16 December in a Sikh family in Delhi and inherited music from her father, Savinder Singh, who owns a factory of musical instruments. She attended New Era Public school in Delhi. Apart from studying, she started learning music at the age of six. She learnt Indian classical music from Mr. Tejpal Singh, popularly known as the Singh Brothers, and Western lassical music from George Pullinkala, Delhi Music Theatre. Later, at the age of twelve, to explore the world of music, she joined the Delhi School of Music to learn piano. She is famous for her Sufi genre songs. On 20 March 2015, Harshdeep tied the knot with her friend Mankeet Singh.

Kaur in 2010

She has also featured in Coke Studio (India) on MTV in all the three seasons. Season 1 – Hoo (Music recreated by Leslie Lewis) Season 2 – Nirmohiya (Music by Amit Trivedi) & Hey Ri (Music by Hitesh Sonik) Season 3 – Dinae Dinae with Papon Season 4 - Teriyan Tu Jaane (Amit Trivedi) In April 2013 she headlined the prestigious Southbank Centre Music Festival in London, alongside Soul/Bollywood singer Ash King. In August 2013, she headlined the prestigious Mosaic Festival held in Mississauga, Canada. In September 2013 she performed at the London Mela in Gunnersbury Park.

Awards and competitions[edit]

Kaur is the first female to win two reality show titles.

  • Winner of MTV Video GaGa Contest 2001
  • Kateya Karoon (Rockstar) nominated for Filmfare Awards, Zee Cine Awards, IIFA Awards, BIG Awards in 2012
  • Winner of NDTV Imagine's JUNOON Kuchh Kar Dikhane Ka in 2008
  • Balley Balley (Bin Roye) nominated for Lux Style Awards in 2016
  • Winner of Aao Jhoomein Gaayein (SAB TV)
  • Winner of SAREGAMA Punjabi (Alpha TV)
  • RUBARU album nominated for the Popular Non-Film Music Category in GIMA Awards 2010
  • Winner of Best Playback Singer at Mirchi Music Awards for “Lori” from the film Punjab 1984
  • Winner of PTC Film awards for Best Playback singer – Lori from Punjab 1984

Sufi Ki Sultana[edit]

Kaur won the singing competition Junoon – Kuch Kar Dikhaane Ka on NDTV Imagine in September 2008. She competed from the Sufi Ki Sultan genre with Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan as her mentor. She was declared the Sufi Ki Sultana by Amitabh Bachchan who was the chief guest in the Grand Finale.

The show was a competition between three genres – Sufi, Folk and Bollywood. Singers from India and Pakistan participated in the show. Kaur wore Sufi attire, especially while performing Sufi songs.

Harshdeep Kaur singing in Junoon on NDTV Imagine

MTV Video GAGA Winner[edit]

Kaur also won the MTV Video Gaga Contest in 2001.

Never Hide Sounds[edit]

Harshdeep Kaur – Hard Rock Cafe performance for MTV Ray Ban 'Never Hide Sounds'

Harshdeep Kaur featured on MTV Ray Ban Never Hide Sounds as a Mentor for young and upcoming bands in the Sufi Genre. She mentored the Sufi-Rock Band 'Nasya' in first season & the band "JIHAANA" in second season and performed at Hard Rock Cafe and similar venues across the country.

Bani Ishq Da Kalma[edit]

This will probably be the first time on TV that a singer has appeared in the middle of the narrative and taken the story forward.[original research?] She has sung the theme song of this daily soap. The song is a Sufi Song called "Saaiyaan" .It is not just a song, but a story of a girl that she is narrating in verses throughout the show.

Concerts[edit]

Harshdeep Kaur has headlined many prestigious concerts.

  • AR Rahman's Journey Home World Tour, all over USA, Canada, UK, South Africa, & SIngapore,2010
  • Alchemy Festival at the SouthBank Centre in UK with Ash King 2012
  • Mosaic Festival, Mississauga, 2013
  • BBC London Mela,2013
  • AAS Concert at Purana Qila with Attaullah Khan,2014
  • MTV Unplugged Concert with Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan,2014
  • Live in Concert with Pritam at Wembley Arena,UK 2014
  • Infinite Love Concerts with AR Rahman in Singapore & Malaysia, 2014

Filmography[edit]

Year Song Film Other notes
2017 "Mahi" Irada
2017 "Zaalima"[3] Raees
2017 "Waho Waho Gobind Singh" "350th Birth Anniversary Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji"
2016 "Khulke Dulke" Befikre
2016 "Ek Shringaar Swabhimaan" Ek Shringaar Swabhimaan Colors Serial
2016 "Joban Madhuban" 100 days Marathi TV Show
2016 "Mai Ri Mai" Parched
2016 "Nachde Ne Saare" Baar Baar Dekho
2016 "Happy Oye" Happy Bhag Jayegi
2016 "Sachi Muchi" Sultan
2016 "School ki Ghanti" Educate the Girl Child Anthem for Nestle
2016 "Wali Allah" "Strumm Sufi Album"
2016 "Lori" "Punjab 2016"
2016 "Rabb De Bande" "31st October"
2016 "Mere Vich Teri" "Saadey CM Saab"
2016 "Rabba Rabba" "Kaptaan"
2016 "Lakh Khushiyaan" "Shabad"
2016 "Nanak Naam Mile" "Shabad"
2015 "Jalte Diye" Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
2015 "Balle Balle" Bin Roye Pakistani film
Nominated–Lux Style Award for Best Female Singer
2014 "Uff" Bang Bang!
2014 "Ni Adugu" Pora Pove
2014 "Rabb Meri Umar (Lori)" Punjab 1984
2014 "Saanu te aisa Maahi" Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar
2014 "Nenje Nenje" Ennathan Pesuvatho
2013 "Ye Jo Subha Ka Ik Sitara Hai" Muhabbat Subha Ka Sitara Hai Pakistani TV series on Hum TV
Nominated –Hum Award for Best Original Soundtrack
2013 "Mere Bina Tu (Duet)" Phata Poster Nikla Hero
2013 "Saaiyaan" Bani – Ishq Da Kalma TV Series on Colors TV
Indian Television Award for Best SInger Female
2013 "Kabira (Encore)" Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
2013 "Jhalkiyan (Reprise)" Kaafiron Ki Namaaz
2012 "Luni Hasi (Female version)"
"Luv Shuv Te Chicken Khurana"
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana
2012 "Tu Hoor Pari" Khiladi 786
2012 "Heer" Jab Tak Hai Jaan
2012 "Alif Allah (Jugni)" Cocktail
2012 "Soni Lagdee" Cinema Company Malayalam film
2011 "Katiya Karoon"[4] Rockstar Nominated–Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer
Nominated–IIFA Award for Best Female Playback
2011 "Jhak Maar Ke" Desi Boyz
2010 "Sajde (Remix)" Khatta Meetha
2010 "Baari Barsi" Band Baaja Baaraat
2010 "Chand Ki Katori" Guzaarish
2010 "Aafreen"
"Woh Lamha Phir Se Jeena Hai"
Kajraare
2010 "Barse Channel Divya Theme Song 1" Channel Divya
2008 "Lut Jaaon" Karzzzz
2008 "Is Pal Ki Soch" Halla Bol
2007 "Saajana" 1971
2007 "Dil Ne Ye Na Jaana" Red: The Dark Side
2006 "Ik Onkar" Rang De Basanti
2006 "Udne Do" Taxi 9211
2005 "Leja Leja" Karam
2003 "Ul Jalul" Oops!
2003 "Alag Alag" Oops!
2003 "Sajna Main Haari" Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harshdeep Kaur on timesofindia". timesofindia. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Economictimes Harshdeep Kaur". economictimes. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Raees song Zaalima: Shah Rukh Khan is the king of romance, period. Watch video". The Indian Express. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Bolly Spice, "Rockstar Music Review" by Rumnique Nannar, Posted on 6 October 2011. http://bollyspice.com/30022/rockstar-music-review

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