Happy Birthday Neha Kakkar : From Being Contestant To Becoming Judge on the same show
Neha Kakkar auditioned for Indian Idol season two back in 2006.
Neha Kakkar Singh is an Indian singer. She began performing at religious events at the age of four and had participated in the second season of the singing reality show, Indian Idol, in which she was eliminated early. She made her Bollywood debut as a chorus singer in the film Meerabai Not Out. She struggled a lot to be at her current position.
It’s her birthday and she turned 33 today. Let’s look over to the journey she covered in these years. She is the younger sister of playback singer Sonu Kakkar and singer-composer Tony Kakkar. At the age of four, started performing at local gatherings and religious event with her siblings which she credited for “boosting” her self-confidence.
In 2006, at the age of eighteen, Kakkar auditioned for the second season of Indian Idol, Neha impressed all three judges–Anu Malik, Farah Khan and Sonu Nigam but sadly she got eliminated early in the show. Being the youngest participant, she was naturally “pampered” on the sets, and recalls that the show gave her “great memories and fame”. “I want to be Indian Idol because the way the world is crazy about Abhijeet Sawant, I want to feel that craziness too. I want people to say, ‘Look at that girl! That’s Neha Kakkar!,” she said in her special video byte for the show.
From getting eliminated from Indian Idol in 2005 to judging the same reality show years later, few singers have had a journey quite like Neha Kakkar.
Neha kick-started her singing career when she landed her breakthrough song in 2011, Second Hand Jawaani in Cocktail. While her career took a rise from 2014 when she collaborated with the famous Indian rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh for the song ‘Sunny Sunny’. There was no looking back afterwards and she kept singing some more hit songs such as Manali Trance again with Honey Singh and London Thumakda with composer Amit Trivedi.
Neha current has 58.3Million followers on her Instagram. She also was the most streamed Indian artist on Spotify. Neha was also listed among the most viewed female artist on YouTube with 4.2 billion views. Neha currently judges the show on which she gave audition years ago.
Neha got married to a Punjabi singer RohanPreet Singh last year in 2020.