Alka Yagnik Biography, Height, Age, Husband, Family, & More

Alka Yagnik is a prominent Indian playback singer renowned for her work in Hindi cinema. Her melodious voice has graced the recording of approximately 2000 songs spanning across more than 16 languages. In 1989, she tied the knot with businessman Neeraj Kapoor, who hails from Shillong. Alka Yagnik stands as one of the most accomplished playback singers in Indian Cinema, having delivered numerous chart-topping songs in various languages. Her career is studded with a multitude of female solos, making her one of the most prolific female playback singers in Bollywood. In this article, you’ll find a comprehensive Alka Yagnik biography.

Alka Yagnik Biography

Alka Yagnik stands as one of Bollywood’s most accomplished singers, boasting a career spanning four decades. Her remarkable journey includes recording over 8000 songs for films and albums in various Indian languages. Her talent has earned her numerous accolades, including two National Film Awards, two Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards, and an impressive seven Filmfare Awards for Best Female Playback Singer, out of a total of thirty-six nominations. While her initial complete song was “Hum Tum Rahenge” for Rajesh Roshan in “Hamari Bahu Alka” (1982), it was her breakthrough hit, “Mere Angne Mein,” that captured widespread acclaim. Alka Yagnik’s vocal versatility is evident in her iconic mainstream tracks like “Choli Ke Peeache” and “Taal,” as well as her contribution to the National Literacy Mission of India through initiatives like “Shikha Ki Suraj.”

Family

Alka Yagnik’s mother, Shubha Yagnik, was a singer of Indian Classical Music and played a pivotal role in training Alka in singing from a very young age. Her father, Dharmendra Shankar, was a businessman, and she also has a younger brother named Samir.

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Personal Information

Real Name Alka Yagnik
Nickname AKA Alka
DOB (Date of Birth) 20 March 1966
Age 57 years
Birth Place Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Nationality Indian
Hometown Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Religion Hinduism

Education/Qualifications

School Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
College N/A
University N/A

Physical Stats

Height

Feet & Inches 5’ 4”
Meter 1.63 m
Centimeters 163 cm
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Dark Brown
Figure Measurements 32-28-34

Family Information

Father Name  Dharmendra Shankar
Mother Name Shubha Yagnik
Brothers Samir Yagnik
Sisters N/A
Husband Neeraj Kapoor (Shillong-based businessman)
Children Daughter- Syesha Kapoor

Affairs

Boyfriend Neeraj Kapoor

Profession

Profession Playback Singer
Net Worth INR 30 Crores

Favorites

Color Black, Yellow, Pink & White
Food Gujarati Cuisines, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Italian & Chinese
Drink fruits juice
Actor/Actress Salman Khan, Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan & Amir Khan
Songs Kesariya
Movies  Pathaan
Hobbies Singing, Reading & Travelling

Age

Alka Yagnik was born on March 20, 1966, in Kolkata, India. As of now, she is 57 years old.

Education

Alka Yagnik pursued her schooling at Modern High School for Girls in Kolkata, India.

Height and Weight

Alka Yagnik’s height is approximately 1.7 meters (170 cm), and her weight is approximately 63 kilograms (139 lbs).

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Early & Personal life

Alka Yagnik was born on March 20, 1966, in Kolkata, India, into a Gujarati family. Her father’s name is Dharmendra Shankar, and her mother, Shubha, was an Indian classical music singer. She has a younger brother named Samir. Alka’s musical journey started at a very young age when she began singing for Akashvani (All India Radio) Calcutta at the age of six in 1972. Recognizing her exceptional talent, her mother took her to Mumbai at the age of 10 to pursue a career in music, despite initial advice to wait until her voice matured. During one of her visits to Mumbai, she received a letter of introduction to Raj Kapoor from his Kolkata distributor. This opportunity marked her debut as a Playback Singer in the song “Thirkat Ang” from the film “Payal Ki Jhankaar.”

Career

Alka Yagnik’s journey in the world of music began at a remarkably young age when she started performing Bhajans on Akashvani (All India Radio) Calcutta at the tender age of six. Her first foray into playback singing for films was marked by the song in the movie “Payal Ki Jhankaar” in 1980. Her breakthrough moment came in 1981 with the song “Mere Angane Mein” in the film “Laawaris,” followed by “Hamari Bahu Alka” in 1982. However, it was in 1988 that she achieved widespread recognition with the iconic song “Ek Do Teen” from the movie “Tezaab.” Remarkably, she recorded this song while battling a high fever and received seven Filmfare Awards for Best Female Playback Singer for her outstanding performance.

Net worth

Alka Yagnik’s estimated net worth is approximately INR 30 Crores.

Filmography

Name Channel Notes Year
Sapne Sajan Ke Yagnik also appeared in film Sapne Sajan Ke in a song ‘Yeh Dua Hai Meri’ with co-singer Kumar Sanu. 1992
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs Zee TV She made her first television debut with the show. 2006
Comedy Nights with Kapil Colors TV On 25 May 2014 she appeared as a special guest along with Kumar Sanu for the popular TV show Comedy Nights with Kapil. 2014
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs Zee TV She had done Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs as a judge in first Season and fifth Season as a Maha Guru (also in previous 2 seasons).  
Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! &TV In November 2016, she appeared in a Hindi comedy serial Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! With Kumar Sanu in a special one hour episode. 2016
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai STAR Plus Yagnik also appeared as a guest in Hindi serial ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ 2017
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs Zee TV She came with her co-singer Udit Narayan and sung many duets songs of 90s era.  
Rising Star Colors She appears as a guest and gave a special tribute to late actress Sri Devi 2018
Indian Idol Sony Entertainment Television She appeared in 10th season of Indian Idol with co-singer Kumar Sanu.  
The Kapil Sharma Show She appeared in The Kapil Sharma Show with other two judges for the promotion of her show ‘Superstar Singer’. 2019
Superstar Singer In 2019, she appeared in Superstar Singer as a Judge in Sony TV.  
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs Zee TV Besides Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan and Kumar Sanu appeared as judges after 30 years. 2020

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