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Alka Yagnik Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 24, 2019

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Short Biography

Alka Yagnik a noted personality in Indian cinema, was born on 20-03-1966 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. She is an Indian Playback Singer & Musician who is well-known for her appearance in Bollywood film industry as well as Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi,  Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Assamese & Urdu cinema.

Other Name: Alka Yagnik Kapoor, Alka Kapoor
Other Professions: Playback Singer Musician
Appearance: Bollywood Punjabi Marathi Bengali Gujarati Malayalam Kannada Tamil Telugu Assamese Urdu

Alka Yagnik Complete Bio & Career

Alka Yagnik holds the record of 35 nominations and 7 Filmfare awards currently. She entered the music industry with an iconic song Ek Do Teen from Anil Kapoor & Madhuri Dixit starrer movie Tezaab in 1988. Her songs and the golden voice continued to echo in our hearts all the while.
As many as 20 of her songs have made it to the list of BBC’s Top 40 Bollywood songs of all time. Her iconic song Choli Ke Peechhe was voted as the Hottest Song of the Century by a website named Sanona.com.
She is well-known for her association with all the biggest music directors of Bollywood. Her association with Laxmikant- Pyarelal gave blockbuster songs for the films like Khuda Gawah, Hum, Agneepath and the biggest of them all Tezaab and Khalnayak among several others. She got associated with Nadeem- Shravan and sing in movies such as Phool Aur Kaante  Saajan, Deewana  Raja, Dilwale,  Kasoor, Raja Hindustani and Andaaz among others. To date, she remains as one of the leading female playback singers of all time.
Apart from films, she has recorded songs in albums like Shairana and Tum Aaye. For her independent album Shairana, she worked with legendary lyricist Javed Akhtar and famed singer Hariharan. She has also recorded a string of devotional songs and bhajans as well.  She has also recorded the Hanuman Chalisa.
In an illustrious career that she had, she has sung in many languages like Gujarati, Urdu, Assamese, Avadhi, Bhojpuri, Bengali, Manipuri, Malayalam, Oriya, Marathi, Rajasthani, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu,  and English. She has also judged singing based reality shows on television. She was the leading voice of Bollywood during the decade of the 1990s and formed a formiddable pairing wuth Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan.

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Alka Yagnik Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Dharmendra Shankar and Shubha Yagnik. She has a brother named Samir Yagnik. She is married to Neeraj Kapoor since 1989 and together the couple is blessed with a daughter named Syesha Kapoor.

Life's Important Dates Of Alka Yagnik

Body Measurements

Breast Size 34
Waist Size 29
Hip Size 38
Body Figure 34-29-38
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Kolkata , West Bengal
Religion Hindu
Address Kolkata , West Bengal
School Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata , West Bengal
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Singing, Reading, Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Payal Ki Jhankaar (1980)
Salary 12 Lac/Per Song (INR)
Net Worth $8 Million
Best Songs Saajan (1991)
Phool Aur Kaante (1991)
Deewana (1992)
Dil Ka Kya Kasoor (1992)
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993)
Rang (1993)
Dilwale (1994)
Raja (1995)
Barsaat (1995)
Jeet (1996) among others


Favorite Color Black, Yellow, Pink, White
Favorite Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan , Raveena Tandon , Rekha , Alia Bhatt
Favorite Actor Salman Khan , Aamir Khan , Raj Kapoor , Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar , Sonu Nigam , Kumar Sanu , Shreya Ghoshal , Sadhana Sargam
Favorite Place London, Paris, Chicago
Favorite Food Gujrati Cuisine, Maharastrian Cuisine, Italian & Chinese.

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Alka Yagnik

  • Alka Yagnik, who won twice a national award, has the ability to sing songs in dozens of languages. Apart from Hindi, he has given many hits in all Indian languages.
  • At 14 she recorded the first song for the film Payal Ki Jhankaar in the year 1980.
  • Her mother Shubha Yagnik was also a trained classical singer.
  • She shares the highest number of Filmfare Awards for Singing with K.J.Yesudas. They both have won 7 awards each.
  • Her song 'Taal Se Taal Mila' was voted as the best song of the century.

Alka Yagnik Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

58 years, 3months, 27 days old age Alka Yagnik will turn 59 on 20 March, 2025. Only 8 months, 2 days, 7 hours,19 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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Alka Yagnik has celebrated the total number of 58 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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