|Artist Birtday :||20/03/1966 (Age 54)|
|Born In :||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Occupation(s) :||Playback Singer|
|Genres :||Bollywood And Regional Filmi Playback Singing|
|Web Site :||facebook.com/AlkaYagnik|
Alka Yagnik (born 20 March 1966) is an Indian playback singer. She is noted in Indian cinema for a career spanning over three decades. She is a record seven-time winner from a record of 36 nominations of the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer, a two-time recipient of the National Film Award as well as several other music awards and honours listed below. Further, as many as twenty of her tracks feature in BBC’s “Top 40 Bollywood Soundtracks of all time” review.
Alka Yagnik was born in Kolkata on 20 March 1966 to Gujarati Hindu Parents.Her mother Shubha Yagnik was a singer of Indian classical music. She attended the Modern High School for Girls. In 1972 at age six, she started singing for Akashvani (All India Radio), Calcutta.At age 10, her mother brought her to Mumbai as a child singer. She was advised to wait until her voice matured, but her mother remained determined. On a subsequent visit, Alka got a letter of introduction to Raj Kapoor from his Kolkata distributor. Kapoor heard the girl and sent her with a letter to noted music director Laxmikant. Impressed, Laxmikant gave her two alternatives — an immediate start as a dubbing artist or a later break as a singer; Shubha chose the latter for her daughter.