Alka Yagnik in Freedom concert on August 18

Well known playback singer Alka Yagnik is on her way to Australia and will perform live in Sydney on A ugust 18 – Freedom Concert preswnted by Showbizz. 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 Saturday.

Among the best-known playback singers of Hindi cinema, Alka is a record seven-time winner of the Fimfare Award for Best Female Playback singer   from a record of 35 nominations, a two-time recipient of the NationalFilm 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.

She is classically trained and has been one of the leading playback singers inBollywood  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 byLawaris (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 filmTezaab (1988).

She has sung in most of the Indian languages and Hindilending her voice for three generation of actresses ranging fromHema Malini, Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Rakhi Gulzar to Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Raveen Tandon, Manish Koirala, Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Tabu, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Karishma Kaporr, Aishwarya Rai to Kareena Kapoor , Priyanka chopra, Sushmita Sen, Bipasha Basu, Katrian Kaif and many others.

Alka shares the title withAsha Bhoslefor the greatest number of Filmfare Awardswon (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 withSonu Nigamsang 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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