Neha Kakkar: From a reality show contestant to Bollywood Tinsel town
Bubbling in the pool of talent, Neha Kakkar's journey to stardom has been phenomenal.
You cannot associate a single dull moment with Neha Kakkar. Neha Kakkar’s rise to the top is definitely an interesting story to look at. Whether unleashing her cuteness on TikTok videos or taking everyone by charm with her vocal talents, Neha is a complete package of entertainment.
She has been the voice behind famous songs like ‘Kaala Chashma’ and ‘London Thumakda’ to the more recent ones like ‘Dilbar’ and ‘The Hook Up Song’. With a remarkable fan following not just on social media but in real life too, she is one of those artists with an innate passion for music that has really made it big in life and taken the Bollywood industry by storm.
Here’s a little sneak peek into her journey as to how she became a celebrated Bollywood singer:
Born in Rishikesh Uttarakhand on 6th June 1988 Neha Kakkar spent her formative years in Delhi. She started singing at the age of 4 with her elder sister Sonu Kakkar. With musical genes running in their family, both of them would utilize it in many ‘Mata Ki Chowkis’ and ‘Jaagrans’ in Delhi to keep up with the financial struggle at home in those days. Neha only sang bhajans till she was 16 years.
Neha’s success story is of hard work and perseverance. Her life took a turn for the better when she participated in the reality TV show, Indian Idol Season 2 in the year 2006. Though she did not win the show, she made quite an impression on everyone with her singing prowess.
In 2008, she released her first album, Neha – The Rock Star which had the entrancing Meet Bros as the music composers. Following this, she debuted in Bollywood in the song ‘Dhating Naach’ from the movie Phata Poster Nikla Hero.
Her life came into full swing when she became the judge of Indian Idol Season 10 and 11. She has also been judging other music shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs on Zee TV.
In 2018, Neha went through a gloomy phase when love parted ways with her but her friends and family proved to be her pillars of strength during this phase. She never let that dark phase hamper her career and took everything in her stride. From battling confidence issues to handling her personal life crisis with grace, she has given us all some major goals with her #MySignatureMyMark moments in life.