Alka Yagnik is an Indian playback singer who is one of the most successful and acclaimed playback singers in India. She has won numerous awards, including seven Filmfare Awards, nine Screen Awards, and three National Film Awards. Born on 20 March 1966 in Kolkata, West Bengal, Yagnik was raised in a musically inclined family. Both her parents were trained classical singers and her father, Narendra Yagnik, was also a composer and lyricist. Yagnik began learning music at the age of six and took formal training in classical music from her guru, Padmashree late Kalyanji Bhai. She also trained in Rabindra Sangeet and won awards in school. Yagnik attended Kolkata’s Modern High School for Girls and then did her graduation in commerce from Calcutta University. Later on, she also pursued a course in Bhav Sangeet from Prayag Sangeet Samiti in Allahabad. Yagnik has been singing since the age of
1. She sang her first song as a chorus singer in the film Payal Ki Jhankaar in 1981, when she was
2. She gave her solo debut in the Bollywood movie, Naam, in 1986 and since then, she has lent her voice to over 6,000 songs in over 1,000 films. Yagnik’s career has spanned over four decades and she is still going strong. Her sweet and melodious voice has won the hearts of millions and she is an iconic figure in the Indian music industry.
Alka Yagnik is one of the most renowned playback singers in Indian cinema. With her powerful voice and impeccable singing style, she has contributed greatly to the Indian music industry and has become an icon in the film industry. Yagnik made her debut as a playback singer in the film ‘Daata’ in
1. Since then, she has been a part of numerous films and has created many memorable songs like ‘Choli Ke Peeche’ from ‘Khalnayak’, ‘Tumse Milne Ki Tamanna’ from ‘Saajan’, ‘Ae Ajnabi’ from ‘Dil Se’ and many more. Her songs have been featured in movies of various genres such as romance, action, thriller, drama, and comedy. Yagnik has also won numerous awards, including the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her song ‘Choli Ke Peeche’ from ‘Khalnayak’.