Tulsi Kumar

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Tulsi Kumar
Tulsi Kumar celebrated her first Lohri post-wedding in Delhi (08) (cropped).jpg
Tulsi celebrated her first Lohri post-wedding in Delhi
BornTulsi Kumari Dua
(1986-03-15) 15 March 1986 (age 33)
OccupationPlayback singer, actress
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)Hitesh Ralhan[1]
ChildrenShivaay Ralhan
Parent(s)Gulshan Kumar Dua (father)
Sudesh Kumari Dua (mother)
RelativesBhushan Kumar Dua
Khushali Kumari Dua
Divya Khosla Kumar

Tulsi Kumari Dua, known professionally as Tulsi Kumar, is an Indian singer born to Gulshan Kumar and Sudesh Kumari Dua. Kumar has two siblings, Khushali Kumari Dua and Bhushan Kumar Dua.[2]

Career[edit]

Kumar began her singing career with backing tracks for Bollywood movies such as Chup Chup Ke, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, and Aksar.

In 2009, her debut album, Love ho Jaaye, was released. Along with the album, Kumar made a music video for the title track. Her song "Mujhe Teri" from the movie Paathshaala and "Tum Jo Aaye" from Once Upon a Time in Mumbai became hits. She has worked with Guru Randhawa, Himesh Reshammiya, Pritam, Anu Malik, Amaal Mallik, Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Meet Bros, and Sajid-Wajid, among others.

She sang the song "Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog" in 2015, through which her sister Khushali Kumar made her screen debut. It is a recreated version of the original song from the movie Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin.

Kumar sang "Soch Na Sake", "Sanam Re", "Nachange Sari Raat", "Ishq Di Latt", "Salamat", "Dekh Lena", "Wajah Tum Ho", "Dil Ke Pass", and "Dil Mein Chupa Lunga" in 2016.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Tulsi was born in a Punjabi Hindu family to Gulshan Kumar and Sudesh Kumari Dua.[4] She married Hitesh Ralhan on 18 February 2015 in New Delhi.[5] Divya Dua is Tulsi's sister-in-law. On 24 December 2017, Tulsi gave birth to a son who was named Shivaay Ralhan.[6]

Discography[edit]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year(s) Film/Album(s) Song(s) Music Director(s) Co-singer(s) Note(s)
2006 Chup Chup Ke "Mausam Hai Bada Qatil" Himesh Reshammiya Sonu Nigam
"Shabe Firaaq" Himesh Reshammiya
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye "Humko Deewana Kar Gaye-Sad II" Anu Malik Solo
"Tum Sansoon Main" Himesh Reshammiya Himesh Reshammiya
Aksar "Mohabbat Ke"
Tom, Dick, and Harry "Tere Sang Ishq"
Phir Hera Pheri "Dil Naiyyo Maane Re" Shaan, Kunal Ganjawala
Ahista Ahista Himesh Reshammiya
Dil Diya Hai "Afsana"
"Mile Ho Tum"
Rocky: The Rebel "Teri Yaad Bichake Sota Hoon"
Zindaggi Rocks "Meri Dhoop Hai Tu" Anu Malik Javed Ali
2007 Aggar Aggar Mithoon Hamsa
Darling "Akele Tanha" Pritam Solo
"Saathiya" Adnan Sami
"Hasaye Bhi" Shaan
"Tadap Tadap" Himesh Reshammiya
Raqeeb "Tum Ho" Zubeen Garg
Nehlle Pe Dehlla "Parvar Digara" KK
"Dil Naaiyo Mane Re" Himesh Reshammiya
Bhool Bhulaiyaa "Let's Rock Soniye" Shaan
"Sakiya Re Sakiya" Solo
2008 Karzzzz "Tere Bin Chain Na Aave" Himesh Reshammiya
"Soniye Je Tere"
2009 Billu "Love Mera Hit Hit" Pritam Neeraj Shridhar
Jai Veeru Sufi Bappa Lahiri Saim Bhatt
8 X 10 Tasveer "Hafiz Khuda" Salim-Sulaiman Mohit Chauhan
"Kuch Is Tarah"
"Aaja Maahi" Neeraj Shridhar
Love Ho Jaaye Debut album
2010 Dulha Mil Gaya "Shiri Farhad" Pritam Neeraj Shridhar
Chance Pe Dance "Rishta Hai Mera" Adnan Sami Shaan
"Pe... Pe... Pepein...." (Duet) Pritam Neeraj Shridhar, Master Saleem, Hard kaur
Paathshala "Mujhe Teri" Hanif Sheikh Hanif Sheikh, Akansha Lama
Once Upon A Time In Mumbai "Tum Jo Aaye Zindagi mein" Pritam Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
"Pee Loon" (Female) Solo
Aashayein "Dilkash Dildaar Duniya" Shaan
Kajraare Himesh Reshammiya
Aaj Ki Sham Ishq Ke Naam Album
Action Replayy "Luk Chup Jaana" Pritam KK
A Flat "Dil Kashi" Bappi Lahiri Sonu Nigam, Raja Hasan, Aditi Singh Sharma
2011 Ready "Humko Pyar Hua" Pritam KK, Pritam
"Meri Ada Bhi (Ishq Ne Mere)" Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Yaara o Dildaara "Balle Balle Shawa Shawa" Nitin Kumar Gupta/Jaidev Kumar
2012 Bittoo Boss "Kick Lag Gayi" Raghav Sachar
Dangerous Ishq "Tu Hi Rab Tu Hi Dua" Himesh Reshammiya Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Dabangg 2 "Saanson Ne " Sajid-Wajid Sonu Nigam
Dil Tainu Karda Ae Pyar "Thodi Der Pehlan "
2013 Aashiqui 2 "Hum Mar Jayenge" Jeet Gannguli Arijit Singh
"Piya Aaye Na" KK
Nautanki Saala "Mera Mann Kehne Laga (Female)" Falak Shabir Solo
Zilla Ghaziabad "Tu Hai Rab Mera " Amjad Nadeem Mohit Chauhan
Dubai Mere Yaara Arijit Singh
Canada Nights Sab Vaade KK
I Love New Year "Aao Na Pritam Sonu Nigam
"Halki Halki" Shaan
2014 Yaariyan "Mujhe Ishq Se" Mithoon Gajendra Verma
Bindaas "Tomake Chere Ami" Habib Wahid Bengali Film
You Are My Shining Star Tera Mera Pyar Sanam (Reprise) Neeraj Shridhar
"Judaiyaan (Reprise)" Taimur Shahid
"Humein Tumse Pyar Kitna (Female)"
Singham Returns "Kuch Toh Hua Hai" Ankit Tiwari
Creature 3D "Naam-E-Wafa" Mithoon Farhan Saeed
2015 Roy "Tu Hai Ki Nahi (Unplugged)" Ankit Tiwari Solo
Ek Paheli Leela "Tere Bin Nahi Laage" (Female Version) Uzair Jaswal (Recreated by Amaal Mallik Aishwarya Majmudar, Alamgir Khan
"Saiyaan Superstar" Amaal Mallik Solo
All Of Me - Baarish "All Of Me - Baarish" single Arjun
Binary Domain Mere Khuda
Bloodstorm "Jaage Ab Raat Bhar"
All Is Well "Mere Humsafar" Mithoon
Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog "Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog" single Arko Solo
2016 Game Over "Tumhein Hum Pyar"
Mill Gaye Heer Ranjha "Dil Yeh Mera"
"Ishq Ho Jaaye" Pranav Vatsa
Airlift "Soch Na Sake" Amaal Mallik Amaal Mallik, Arijit Singh
Sanam Re "Sanam Re (Lounge Mix)" Mithoon
Mere Papa "Mere Papa" single Jeet Gannguli
Sarbjit "Salamat" Amaal Mallik Arijit Singh
Isteqamat (Pakistani Movie) "Radhe Shyam" Shani Arshad, Neeraj Shridhar
Junooniyat "Nachenge Saari Raat" Meet Bros Neeraj Shridhar
"Ishqe Di Lat Tadpave" Ankit Tiwari
Wajah Tum Ho "Dil Ke Paas" Kalyanji-Anandji, Abhijit Vaghani Arijit Singh, Neuman Pinto
Dil Ke Pass (Reprise) Armaan Malik
Dil Ke Pass (Indian Version) Arijit Singh
"Dil Mein Chupa Lunga" Meet Bros Meet Bros, Armaan Malik
"Wajah Tum Ho" Mithoon Mithoon, Altamash Faridi
"Wajah Tum Ho (Long Version)"
Tum Bin II "Dekh Lena" Ankit Tiwari Arijit Singh
"Dekh Lena (Unplugged)" Solo
Team (Pakistani Movie) "Tum Ho" Altamash Faridi, Shiraz Uppal
2017 Mera Highway Star "Mera Highway Star" single Sanjay Rajee Raftaar
Noor "Gulabi Aankhe 2.0" Amaal Mallik Yash Narvekar, Amaal Mallik
Ik Yaad Purani A Single Jashan Singh
Mubarakan The Google Song Amaal Mallik Armaan Malik, Sonu Nigam
Baadshaho "Mere Rashke Qamar" (Version 2) Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Tanishk Bagchi Solo
2018 Raat Kamal Hai "Raat Kamal Hai" Single Guru Randhawa
Satyamev Jayate "Paaniyon Sa" Rochak Kohli Atif Aslam
"Tere Jaisa" Arko
Meet-Tera Yaar Hoon Main (cover) "Meet-Tera Yaar Hoon Main" Single Solo
Paniyo Sa Chill Mix "Paniyo Sa Chill Mix" Sourav Roy, Rochak Kohli
2019 Why Cheat India Dil Mein Ho Tum Rochak Kohli Solo
Luka Chuppi "Tu Laung Main Elaachi" Tanishk Bagchi
Kabir Singh "Tera Ban Jaunga" Akhil Sachdeva Akhil Sachdeva
Tera Ban Jaungi
Khandaani Shafakhana Sheher Ki Ladki Tanishk Bagchi, Anand-Milind (Original Version) Badshah
Dil Jaaniye Payal Dev Jubin Nautiyal
Batla House O Saki Saki Tanishk Bagchi, Vishal-Shekhar (Original Version) Neha Kakkar, B Praak
Saaho Enni Soni Guru Randhawa Guru Randhawa
Ye Chota Nuvvunna Haricharan Telugu Film

Awards[edit]

Year Songs/Album Award's Category
2010 Love Ho Jaaye GIMA (Global Indian Music Academy Awards) Best music debut non-film album
2011 Tum Jo Aaye GIMA (Global Indian Music Academy Awards) MTV Hotpick, most requested and played song on MTV
2011 Tum Jo Aaye Global Indian Film & TV Honor Upcoming music talent
2014 Aashiqui 2 Mirchi Music Awards Best Album of the Year
2014 Aashiqui 2 Mirchi Music Awards Listeners Choice Album of the Year
2015 Mere Humsafar IFEFA (International Film and Entertainment Festival Australia) Best Singer Award
2015 Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award Melodious Voice of the year
2016 Soch Na Sake Mirchi Top 20 Gold Disc
2016 Soch Na Sake GIMA (Global Indian Music Academy Awards) Award for Best Duet
2017 Soch Na Sake Mirchi Music Award Listener's choice Song of the Year
2017 Soch Na Sake IIFA Awards Playback singer female
2017 WBR Corp ICON of the year
2018 International Women's Day Award Excellence in the field of music

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tulsi Kumar got married to Hitesh". Times of India. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  2. ^ "In father's footsteps". The Hindu. Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Watch: Gulshan Kumar's daughter Khushali makes screen debut with revived 'Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog'". DNA India. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.asianage.com/ideas/lohri-reloaded-292
  5. ^ Bollywood singer Tulsi Kumar's sangeet ceremony - Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2015-02-20). Retrieved on 2015-12-30.
  6. ^ "Famous Bollywood Singer Becomes Mother, Shares First Pic And Name Of The Baby". Yahoo Lifestyle. 26 December 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2019.

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