Alka Yagnik: The Queen of vocals

Bollywood’s Golden Hits by Alka Yagnik to take you back to 90s romance

Alka Yagnik daughter of a classical singer started her singing at formative years of 6 for Akashvani (All India radio) in Calcutta in 1988. In an industry where big and already established names were ruling, it was not easy for anyone to even get noticed. But real talent never goes waste and she finally got her big break after which there was no turning back when she recorded a ground-breaking number Ek do teen for the movie Tezaab giving her huge amount of fame. She was considered to be similar to Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar and was given the third position after them, and so is the most powerful Bollywood singer.

She has delivered a number of solo tracks leaving all her fans and music lovers mesmerized. The melody queen has sung songs namely- Baazigar O Baazigar, Choli Ke Peeche, Yeh Bandhan To Pyar ka Bandhan Hai, Meri Mehbooba, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Ladki Badi Anjani Hai, Koi Mil Gaya, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Sad Version), Yeh Ladki Hai Diwani, Saajan Ji Ghar Aaye, Tujhe Yaad Na Mere Aaye to name a few.

She went on to win six more Filmfare awards for the movies Khalnayak (1993), Pardes (1997), Taal (1999), Dhadkan (2000), Lagaan (2001) and Hum Tum (2004). She won National Award for the movie Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1994) and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1999). She is one of the most sought after playback singers in recent times and has contributed immensely to the music industry.

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