Alka Yagnik Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Alka Yagnik Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 63 kg
Date of Birth March 20, 1966
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Spouse Neeraj Kapoor

Alka Yagnik is an Indian playback singer who has had an illustrious and prolific career in the Indian film industry with more than 20,000 songs to her credit in more than 1,000 films which includes more than 2,500 songs in the Hindi-language Bollywood movies. As of May 2020, she held the records for ‘Most Awards’ (7), ‘Most Nominations’ (36), and ‘Most Nominations in a Single Year’ (4 in 1994) in the category of ‘Best Female Playback Singer’ at the coveted Filmfare Awards. Alka has also won the prestigious National Film Award for the songs titled Ghoongat Ki Aad Se in 1993 and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998. In March 2020, she was ranked at number 1 in YouTube’s ‘Music Charts & Insights’ list of top global musical artists. She has also judged singing-based reality shows such as Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs (2006, 2009, 2014, 2020), Indian Idol (2008), and Superstar Singer (2019).

Born Name

Alka Yagnik

Nick Name

Queen of Playback Singing

Alka Yagnik as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2020
Alka Yagnik as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2020 (Alka Yagnik / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Residence

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Occupation

Playback Singer

Alka Yagnik as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2020
Alka Yagnik as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2020 (Alka Yagnik / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Dharmendra Shankar Yagnik
  • Mother – Shubha Yagnik (Classical Vocalist)
  • Siblings – Samir Yagnik (Younger Brother) (Singer)
  • Others – Amit Desai (Son-in-Law), Garima Yagnik (Niece) (Singer)

Genre

Bollywood, Filmi

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

  • Tips Industries
  • Venus Music
  • T-Series
  • Zee Music
  • Sony Music India

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

63 kg or 139 lbs

Alka Yagnik as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019
Alka Yagnik as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019 (Alka Yagnik / Instagram)

Boyfriend / Spouse

Alka has dated –

  1. Neeraj Kapoor (1989–Present) – Alka got married to Indian businessman Neeraj Kapoor in 1989. They have a daughter together named Syesha Kapoor who is an entrepreneur.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

She is of Gujarati descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Charming smile
  • Mildly stocky frame
  • Long, straight hair
  • Radiant face

Religion

Hinduism

Alka Yagnik as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2019
Alka Yagnik as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2019 (Alka Yagnik / Instagram)

Alka Yagnik Facts

  1. A child prodigy, Alka started singing on programs for the All India Radio in Kolkata from the age of just 6. When she was 10 years old, her mother brought her to Mumbai so that she could earn opportunities as a child singer.
  2. Her first song for a film came in 1980, at the age of 14. The film was called Payal Ki Jhankaar. Her big breakthrough, however, came in 1988 with the song Ek Do Teen from the film Tezaab (1988) for which she won her first Filmfare Award in the category of ‘Best Female Playback Singer’. She revealed in an interview that she was suffering from high fever on the day that the song was being recorded.
  3. Although she has predominantly made her name with Hindi-language songs, she has proved her versatility over the years with hundreds of songs in languages like Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu.
  4. Her hit track titled Chamma Chamma from the 1998 Bollywood film China Gate was featured in the song Hindi Sad Diamonds from the soundtrack of the 2001 jukebox musical romantic drama Hollywood film Moulin Rouge!.
  5. When BBC compiled its list of ‘Top 40 Bollywood Soundtracks of all Time’ in 2008, it included 20 songs where Alka had contributed as a vocalist.
  6. In 2012, to mark 100 years of Hindi cinema, a poll was jointly conducted by DesiMartini, Hindustan Times, and Fever 104, where her song Taal Se Taal Mila from the 1999 movie Taal was voted as the ‘Best Song of the Century’.

Featured Image by Alka Yagnik / Instagram

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