The journey of a small-town girl that became one of the leading playback singers of India is a truly inspirational story. Neha Kakkar belongs to a middle-class family. This girl also participated in Indian Idol in her early days. She, unfortunately, got eliminated in the beginning only. God had another plan for this girl. Who would have thought that a girl from such a small town could have dreams as big as hers? She broke all the barriers and created the path for herself.
Neha Kakkar - Early Days
Neha belongs to a small city in Uttrakhand. She is the youngest member of her family. She has two siblings, Tony Kakkar and Sonu Kakkar. Both of them are also playback singers in Bollywood. Her father was a samosa seller and, her mother is a homemaker. Their initial days were tough and, Neha also used to sing in the religious events to earn some side money for her family.
Neha started singing at a very tender age of 4. The family suffered from a financial crisis, so they shifted to Delhi to try their kid's luck in singing. She used to attend 4-5 gatherings a day and sang only bhajans till she turned 16. This thing helped her in boosting her confidence and, people liked her.
Neha Kakkar Biography
- Profession: Singer, Actress
- Date of Birth: 6 June 1988 (33 years)
- Birth Place: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
- Religion: Hinduism
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Marital Status: Married
Neha Kakkar - Career
Neha is undoubtedly one of the most versatile singers that we have in Bollywood right now. You would be surprised to know that she has never had any formal training for her singing. After participating in Indian Idol, she failed to bag any singing contract from Bollywood. She started with singing on albums. Some of them got a little bit of recognition too. Meanwhile, she also acted in few movies and kept participating in various reality shows too.
Her breakthrough was when she got to collaborate with Pritam for the movie Cocktail. She sang the song 'Second Hand Jawaani', and the listeners loved it. After that, there was no looking back for Neha Kakkar. She kept getting various singing contracts from famous music directors and lyricists. People loved her unique and fresh voice. She gave her voice to many Bollywood songs and, most of them were super hits.
Neha Kakkar - Net Worth
Coming from such a middle-class family, Neha Kakkar has made everything single handedly. She currently has a net worth of $3.5 million and her vital sources of income are playback singing, reality shows, and endorsements.
Neha charges around INR 25 lakhs per song. She also charges INR 5 lakhs per episode as a reality show judge. She owns a bungalow in Rishikesh and has two luxurious cars. Neha is currently one of the highest-paid female playback singers in Bollywood. Her fame is just incomparable.
Neha Kakkar - Love Life
Neha Kakkar was in a relationship with Himansh Kohli and, the couple broke up after a long time. Their breakup caught the eyes of the media. Himansh Kohli was cornered and suffered a backlash from a lot of Neha's fans. But later, Neha cleared all the doubts and called their breakup a mutual decision.
Neha is now happily married to a 26-years old Punjabi singer and actor. The two got married in 2020 and, both of them looked stunning at their wedding. The couple has also sung together for a couple of albums. Their recent song 'Khayal Rakhya Kar' has more than 110 million views on Youtube and people loved it. Their fans call them by the name 'NehuPreet' and, we think that's adorable.
Neha Kakkar - Awards and Achievements
Neha has received innumerable awards for her outstanding singing career. Every song she sings is a hit and crosses more than 100 million views on Youtube. Currently, she is the only female artist from India who is the most viewed female artist chart. She is standing high on the second position with 4.5 billion views. She has surpassed all the top artists like Selena Gomez, BlackPink, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and many more.
Major awards she won are:
- Best Duet Vocalist - 4th PTC Punjabi Music Awards, 2017
- Bollywood Track of the Year (Dilbar) - Brit Asia TV Music Awards, 2018
- Mirchi Social Media Icon of the Year - 15th Mirchi Music Awards, 2020
- Favorite Judge Awards - Zee Rishtey Awards, 2017
Neha Kakkar - Brands Endorsements
Neha Kakkar is a brand herself. With her bewildering fame, companies love to keep her as their brand ambassador. Some of the brands endorsed by Neha Kakkar are:
- GIVA family
- Organic Harvest
Neha Kakkar - Fans and Following
Neha has sung over 50 songs for movies, albums, and TV shows. This girl has undoubtedly made a huge fan base for herself and, people adore her. She has a lot of followers on various social media platforms.
On Instagram, she has over 57 million followers (as of May 2021). She is the only female playback singer of India to have such an immense number of followers on Instagram. Not only this, but she has also surpassed many A-list Bollywood actresses in the followers game. She is ahead of actresses like Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, Kareena Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, etc. She is one of the top celebrities in India to have more than 55 million followers on Instagram. She is also one of the only female singers to have the highest number of live shows.
Neha Kakkar - Inspiration to all
Neha Kakkar is an inspiration for every individual. People can achieve anything they want if they are dedicated. Neha is the epitome of dedication and hard work. Her story teaches that you have to make opportunities for yourself rather than waiting for opportunities to come to you.
She proved that with real perseverance, nothing is impossible. This girl has made it on her own. She fulfilled her big dreams on her condition. She is now one of the most loved celebrities in India and, her fame is unmatchable.