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Alka Yagnik

Alka Yagnik

Alka Yagnik is one of the greatest playback singers in India. She has won maximum number of filmfare awards by a female in India which takes her to the class of all time greats in singing.

Personal Profile (Personal Biography)

  • - Date of Birth: September 12, 1966
  • - Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • - Birth Place: Kolkata, West Bengal
  • - Religion: Hindu
  • - Marital Status: Married

Family Background

  • - Mother's Name: Mrs. Shubha Yagnik
  • - Husband: Neeraj Kapoor (Seperated)
  • - Occupation: Playback Singer


  • - Famous Songs: Ek Do Teen, Chamma Chamma, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Taal, Ghoonghat Ki Aadh mein, Pardesi Pardes, Mere Angne Mein.
  • - Famous Albums: Tum Yaad Aaye, Tum Aaye, Shairana.

Interesting Facts About Alka Yagnik

  • - Alka Yagnik has sung in many languages other than Hindi, including Gujarati, Oriya, Assamese, Nepali, Rajasthani, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam.
  • - She has worked with many other Indian composers such as, Kalyanji-Anandji, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Anu Malik, A. R. Rahman, Anand-Milind, Himesh Reshammiya, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, and others.
  • - She has most number of Filmfare Awards won (7) by a single female playback singer.
  • - Alka has been the judge of various Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge shows and Star Voice of India.

Awards and Honors

  • - National film award for the years 1994 and 1999.
  • - Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for the years 1988,1993,1997,1999,2000,2001,2004.
  • - Bollywood Movie Awards for Best Female Playback in the years 1999,2001,2002,2007..
  • - Global Indian Film Awards for Best Female Playback in 2007.
  • - Zee Cine Award for Best FemalePlayback Singer for the years 1999,2001,2007.
  • - Star Screen Award Best Female Playback for the years 1995,2000,2001.
  • - Bengal Film Journalists' Association Award in 1989.
  • - Sansui Awards for Tere Naam in 2003.
  • - Videocon Screen Award for Dil Le Gaya Ajnabi in 2000.
  • - MTV Asia Viewers Choice Award for "Jaane Kyon"- Dil Chaata Hai in 2001
  • - BBC World Music Award - Asia Pacific in 2003