alka-yagnik2Alka Yagnik is one of the most popular singers of the Hindi film industry. She has made a mark for herself on basis of her sweet and melodious voice. She entered into the industry when there were big names that were calling the shots. But she kept pursuing her dream and made it big enough to be on wish list of several leading music composers and film makers. She was born in Kolkata in a gujarati family.

 

She showed inclination towards music at a very young age. Finding her interest in music, her parents enrolled her for training in Indian classical music at a very young age. The fact that her parents were also into classical music also helped her in developing the musical talent. Her first brush with radio came at tender age of 6 when she began singing devotional songs for Calcutta Radio. Initially, singing was a hobby for Alka Yagnik but later on she focused upon making it a full fledged career. Her arrival in Mumbai brought her a break in the movie ‘Payal Ki Jhankaar’ in the year 1979. But she was noticed for the song ‘Mere Angane Mein’ from the movie Lawaris in the year 1981.

 

She soared to popularity charts with the hugely successful ‘Ek Do Teen’ from the movie Tezaab. Since then, she never looked back. She got her first Filmfare award for this movie. She has given hits like Khalnayak, Hum hain raahi pyaar ke, Pardesh, Taal, Raja Hindustani, Dhadkan, Lagaan, Hum Tum etc. She has won six more Filmfare awards including National Award for the movie Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1994) and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1999).