Ek Do Teen”¦Alka Yagnik live on August 18!

Well known playback singer Alka Yagnik is on her way to Australia and will perform live in Sydney in UIA’s Freedom Concert a pre event that UIA is involved in with Showbizz before their August 19 Friendship Fair on Sunday. The famous ”˜Ek do Teen’ and ”˜Mere Angne Mein’ singer Alka will croon her famous Bollywood numbers from Athletic Centre, Sydney Olympic Park from 4pm onwards.

Among the best-known playback singers of Hindi cinema, Alka is a record seven-time winner of the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer from a record of 35 nominations, a two-time recipient of the National Film Award as well as several other music awards listed below. Further, as many as 20 of her tracks feature in BBC’s “Top 40 Bollywood Soundtracks of all time” review.[3]

She is classically trained and has been one of the leading playback singers in Bollywood since the late 1980s. She began singing bhajans for Akashvani at All India Radio, Calcutta from the age of six. Her first song was for the film Payal Ki Jhankaar in (1979), followed by Laawaris (1981) with the hit song “Mere Angene Mein”, followed by the film Hamari Bahu Alka (1982). She got her big break with the song “Ek Do Teen” from the film Tezaab (1988). The song turned her into a star overnight and went on to become a pop hit, also winning her a Filmfare Best Female Playback Award. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak was also a career maker for her, as she along with Udit Narayan became household names.

She has sung in many languages other than Hindi, including Gujarati, Oriya, Assamese, Manipuri, Nepali, Rajasthani, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam. She has worked with Indian composers such as Kalyanji-Anandji, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Rajesh Roshan, Nadeem-Shravan, Jatin Lalit, Anu Malik, A. R. Rahman, Anand-Milind, Himesh Reshammiya, Shankar”“Ehsaan”“Loy, Ismail Darbar, Aadesh Shrivastava, Viju Shah, M.M. Keeravani, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and many others.

She has also sung in many notable albums such as “Tum Yaad Aaye”, as well as “Tum Aaye” and “Shairana” in which she worked in close collaboration with award-winning lyricist Javed Akhtar and noted singer Hariharan. She has also rendered the Hanuman Chalisa and various devotional songs.[5]

She has lent her voice for three generation of actresses ranging from Hema Malini, Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Rakhi Gulzar to Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Raveena Tandon, Manisha Koirala, Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Tabu, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Karisma Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai to Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Sushmita Sen, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif and many others.[6]

Alka shares the title with Asha Bhosle for the greatest number of Filmfare Awards won (7) by a single female playback singer. Alka has also been the judge of various Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge shows, and Star Voice of India, both singing competition shows, in which children or adults of various age groups compete with one another to win the award for best vocals. In addition to this, her song “Chamma Chamma” from China Gate was featured in the song “Hindi Sad Diamonds” from the soundtrack of the film Moulin Rouge!

In 2012 she along with Sonu Nigam sang a song ‘Shiksha Ka Suraj’ as part of National Literacy Mission of India. She has also been involved in various projects pertaining to empowerment of the girl child.

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