Alka Yagnik (Hindi: अल्का यागनिक; born March 20, 1966 in Calcutta, West Bengal ) is an Indian playback singer, who lends her voice for Bollywood productions. It comes from a Gujaratifamilie that deal with classical music.
Alkas mother Shubha Yagnik was a singer of Indian classical music and supported their daughter grow up to become a successful singer. So it was that Alka sang with only six years for a radio. As Alka was ten years old her mother brought her to Bombay to try their luck as a playback singer for children's roles in the film world. She was advised to wait till her voice is still immature, but her mother insisted. Then, Alka got a letter in front of Raj Kapoor sing. He is very enthusiastic about her voice and sends it to Laxmikant, a well-known producer. There she is faced with a choice: either she works immediately in the Filmynchronisation or later as a playback singer. She chose the latter.
Alka Yagnik now began Payal Ki Jhankaar for films such as (1979 ), Laawaris (1981) and Hamari Bahu Alka (1982). Her breakthrough creates but until a few years later with the song Ek Do Teen from the film Tezaab (1988). Overnight she became a star, gets for this song her first Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer. Since then, she has won seven Filmfare Awards. Thus it is, next to the famous singer Asha Bhosle, the most frequent winner in this price category. In addition, she has sung as Punjabi, Bengali and Marathi besides Hindi also in other languages .
Famous songs of Alka Yagnik in her film career
- Filmfare Award 1989: Best Playback Singer for Tezaab - Ek Do Teen
- Filmfare Award 1994: Best Playback Singer for Khalnayak - Choli Ke Peeche
- Filmfare Award 1998: Best Playback Singer for Pardes - Zara Tasveer Se Tu
- Filmfare Award 2000: Best Playback Singer for Taal - Taal Se
- Filmfare Award 2001: Best Playback Singer for Dhadkan - Dil Ne Yeh Kaha Dil Se
- Filmfare Award 2002: Best Playback Singer for Lagaan - O Re Chhori
- Filmfare Award 2005: Best Playback Singer for Hum Tum - Hum Tum
National Film Award
International Indian Film Academy Award
- 2000: Best Playback Singer for Taal - Taal Se
- 2001: Best Playback Singer for Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai .. - Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
Star Screen Award
Zee Cine Award