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Neha Kakkar at Filmcity (2016)
6 June 1988|
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
|Associated acts||Iraj Weeraratne|
Neha Kakkar (born 6 June 1988) is an Indian singer. She competed on season 2 of the television reality show Indian Idol in 2006 and now she is judge of this show i.e. Indian Idol 10  She also appeared in Comedy Circus Ke Taansen in 2014 on Sony TV. She had judged a singing reality show on Zee TV named Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs.
In 2008, she launched her first album, Neha-The Rock Star, whose music was composed by Meet Bros. Her other work includes the songs "Sunny Sunny", "Manali Trance", "Aao Raja" with singer Honey Singh, "Dhating Naach", "London Thumakda", "Hanju" with singer Meiyang Chang, and "Patt Lainge" with singer Gippy Grewal.
Neha Kakkar's parents are Jai Narayan Kakkar and Kimi Kakkar. She has a sister Sonu Kakkar who is a singer from whom she got inspiration to build up the career in the music industry. Neha Kakkar grew up in Delhi and studied at New Holy Public School. When she participated in Indian Idol Season 2, she was a student of class 11. Neha was passionate about music since early childhood. She started singing when she was only four.
Career & Awards
She first entered the industry with Indian Idol season 2. Her elder sister’s presence in the industry helped her with the career and the show. After getting eliminated very early from the show, she focused on playback singing. After Indian Idol, she kicked started her journey in the music industry with the album ‘Neha The Rock Star’ composed by Meet Bros in 2008. In the modern era, she is the rising singer in the music industry of India. In 2013, Neha Kakkar gave her voice in the song ‘Dhating Naach’ for the movie ‘Phata Poster Nikhla Hero’. She gave her voice in the popular song ‘Sunny Sunny’ with Honey Singh in 2014 that conveyed huge fame for the singer. In the same year, Neha gave voice in the song ‘London Thumakda’. Then she gave the voice for the song ‘Party Shoes’ of the Kolkata’s movie ‘Bindas’.
Neha played her singing role in the song ‘Magic Mamoni’ of the Bengali movie where acted Mahiya Mahi. She gave singing performance in the song ‘Car Mein Music Baja’ that is a very popular song to the younger listeners where she performed as a model. Neha Kakkar played back in the ‘Dilwale’ movie song ‘Tukur Tukur’. Then she gave voice in the song ‘Chitta Kukkad’ for the movie ‘Loveshhuda’. Neha continued to sing with performances like song ‘Kala Chashma’ for the movie’ Baar Baar Dekho’ in 2016 featuring Katrina Kaif for the song.
|Year||Category||Song and film||Result||Ref.|
|Mirchi Music Awards|
|2017||Female Vocalist of The Year||"Badri Ki Dulhania" (Badrinath Ki Dulhania)||Nominated|||
|Year||Title||Film / album||Language||Co-singer(s)||Source|
|2009||"Baloo - Blue (theme)"||Blue||Hindi||Blaaze, Raqeeb Alam, Sonu Kakkar, Jaspreet Jasz, Dilshad Khan|||
|"Hai Rama"||Meerabai Not Out|
|Title Track||Na Aana Is Des Laado|||
|2010||Neeve Na Neeve Na||Kedi||Telugu||Arijit Singh|
|Nodu Baare||Thamassu||Kannada||Master Saleem|
|Thamassu title song|
|2011||Woh Ek Pal||Not a Love Story||Hindi|
|2012||Second Hand Jawani||Cocktail||Miss Pooja, Nakash Aziz|||
|"Satan"||-||Adarsh Singh Rathore|
|2013||"Botal khol"||Prague||Adarsh Singh Rathore|||
|Dhating Naach||Phata Poster Nikhla Hero||Nakash Aziz|||
|2014||"Sunny Sunny"||Yaariyan||Hindi||Yo Yo Honey Singh|||
|"London Thumakda"||Queen||Labh Janjua, Sonu Kakkar|||
|"Party Shoes"||Bindaas||Bengali||Shadaab Hashmi|
|"Remix Qawwali"||Nakash Aziz|
|"Desi Chhori"||Yoddha: The Warrior||Shadaab Hashmi|
|"Manali Trance"||The Shaukeens||Hindi||Honey Singh|
|"Johny Ho Dafaa"||-||Tony Kakkar|
|2015||"Ek Do Teen Chaar"||Ek Paheli Leela||Tony Kakkar|
|Naughty No 1||Barkhaa||Amjad - Nadeem|
|Aao Raja||Gabbar is Back||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|"Maa Tu Bata"||-||Tony Kakkar|
|"Akhiyan"||-||Bohemia and Tony Kakkar|
|"Akhiyan (Unplugged)"||-||Bohemia and Tony Kakkar|
|"Magic Mamoni"||Agnee 2||Bengali|
|"Pyaar Te Jaguar"||-||Hindi||Harshit Tomar, JSL Singh|
|"We Will Rock the World"||Calendar Girls||Meet Bros, Khushboo Grewal|
|"Tu Isaq Mera"||Hate Story 3||Meet Bros, Earl Edgar|
|Wedding Da Season||-||Mika Singh|
|Car Mein Music Baja||-||Tony Kakkar|||
|Tukur Tukur||Dilwale||Arijit Singh, Kanika Kapoor, Siddharth Mahadevan, Nakash Aziz|||
|2016||Patt Lainge||Desi Rockstar 2||Punjabi||Gippy Grewal|
|Dekhega Raja Trailer||Mastizaade||Hindi||Nakash Aziz|||
|Humne Pee Rakhi Hai||Sanam Re||Jaz Dhami, Ikka Singh|||
|"Dono Ke Dono"||Loveshhuda||Parichay|||
|Chitta Kukkad||Gippy Grewal|||
|"Kar Gayi Chull"||Kapoor & Sons||Badshah, Fazilpuria, Sukriti Kakar|
|"Let's Talk About Love"||Baaghi||Raftaar|
|"Do Peg Maar"||One Night Stand|
|"Kala Chashma"||Baar Baar Dekho|
|"Gal Ban Gayi"||Single||Meet Bros, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Sukhbir|
|"Phone Mein Teri Photo"||Phone Mein Teri Photo|
|Ki Kariye Nachna Aaonda Nahin||Tum Bin 2||Hardy Sandhu, Raftaar|||
|"Maahi Ve"||Wajah Tum Ho||Amit Gupta|
|"O Jaaniya"||Force 2|
|Mile Ho Tum (Reprise)||Fever (2016 film)||Tony Kakkar|
|Das Ki Karan||-||Falak Shabir, Tony Kakkar|
|Nachna||Single||Iraj & Chingy, Yama Buddha & Tony T|
|2017||Badri Ki Dulhania (Title Track)||Badrinath Ki Dulhania||Dev Negi, Monali Thakur, Ikka Singh|
|Cheez Badi||Machine||Udit Narayan|
|Main Tera Boyfriend||Raabta||Arijit Singh|
|Kudiya Shehar Di||Poster Boys||Daler Mehndi|
|Trippy Trippy||Bhoomi||Badshah, Benny Dayal|
|Mehbooba||Fukrey Returns||Raftaar, Yasser Desai, Mohammed Rafi|
|Chalti Hai Kya 9 Se 12||Judwaa 2||Dev Negi|
|Oonchi Hai Building 2.0||Anu Malik|
|Aa Toh Sahi||Meet Bros|
|Meri Mehandi||Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi||Shaan, Parthiv Gohil|
|Maro Line||Aishwarya Nigam|
|2018||Aashiq Banaya Aapne||Hate Story 4||Himesh Reshamiya|
|Mohabbat Nasha Hai||Tony Kakkar|
|Chhote Chhote Peg||Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety||Yo Yo Honey Singh|
|Bhangda Ta Sajda||Veere Di Wedding||Shashwat Sachdev|
|Oh Humsafar||Single||Tony Kakkar|||
|La La La||Duet||Arjun Kanungo|||
|Dilbar||Satyameva Jayate||Ikka Singh|
- 2006: Indian Idol as contestant
- 2008: "Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar" as contestant (challenger)
- 2014: Comedy Nights with Kapil as guest
- 2015: Comedy Classes
- 2016: Comedy Nights Bachao
- 2016: Comedy Nights Live
- 2016: The Kapil Sharma Show
- 2017:Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2017 as judge
- 2017:The Voice India Kids as guest
- 2017-18:Super Dancer as guest
- 2018:Indian Idol as Judge
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