Akriti Kakar

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Akriti Kakar
Kakkar in a radio session
Kakkar in a radio session
Background information
BornDelhi, India[1]
GenresPlayback singing
Occupation(s)Singer, Composer
InstrumentsVocalist
Years active2000 – present
Websitewww.akritikakar.com

Akriti Kakar[2] is an Indian singer. Her songs, "Saturday Saturday" from the film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and "Iski Uski" from 2 States became popular. Akriti was a judge on Zee Bangla's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Li'l Champs and was going to appear on Colors (TV channel)'s Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.

Personal life[edit]

Kakar was born and brought up in Delhi.[1] She has two sisters, twins Sukriti Kakar and Prakriti Kakar, who are also professional playback singers.[3]

Kakar married director Chirag Arora in March 2016.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Akriti released her solo album non Bollywood playback album - "Akriti" released in April 2010 under Sony Music India. Songs were composed by Shankar Mahadevan & Akriti Kakar.[4][5] The track list for the album is as follows

  • Mehrmaa Ve
  • Swag Wali Bride
  • Gazab
  • Chhoone Do
  • Na Re Na Na Re
  • Dil Vi Deewana
  • Taabiz (Marhale)
  • Chal Kaheen Sang

Akriti also released a song entitled "Ring Diamond Di" with Santosh Singh featuring Madhuri. The song was embroiled in controversy when the Music Video was allegedly plagiarised with Girls' Generation's "The Boys" and "I Got a Boy".[6]

Playback songs[edit]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Albums Song name(s) Music Director(s) Notes
2004 Baby Doll Chapter 2 Rangeela Re/Ho Ja Rangeela Re Harry Anand
Dus Chham se vo aa jaye" Vishal-Shekhar
2006 Rocky "My Love For You" Himesh Reshammiya
Chup Chup Ke "Dil Vich Lagya Ve"
2007 Shakalaka Boom Boom "Shakalaka Boom Boom" Title song
"Dil Lagaayenge"
Red: The Dark Side "Loneliness is Killing"
Namastey London "Aanan Faanan"
Good Boy Bad Boy "Good Boy Bad Boy" Title song
Apne "Dekhoon Tujhe"
Johnny Gaddaar "Johnny Gaddaar" Title Song Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Dhol "Hadsa" Pritam
Mummy Ji "Awaaz Do" Aadesh Shrivastava
2008 Welcome "Insha Allah" Himesh Reshammiya
Kismat Konnection "Move your body- Freaky freaky raat" Pritam
Kidnap "Meri Ek Ada Shola"
Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors "Bhai Aa Gaya" Guru Sharma
Golmaal Returns "Tha Kar Ke" Pritam
2009 Billu "Khuda-ya Khair"
"Marjani"
Aa Dekhen Zara "Mohabbat Aap se"
2010 We are Family "Dil Khol Ke Let's Rock" Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Mirch "Teekhi Teekhi" Monty Sharma
Tere Bin Laden "I Love Amreeka" Shankar Ehsaan Loy
2011 AKRITI "Mehrmaa Ve"
Paglu "Paglu" Jeet Gannguli Bengali Film
"Monbebagi" Bengali Film
"Prem ki bujhini" Bengali Film
Phande Poriya Boga Kande Re "Misty Meye" Bengali Film
2012 Jism 2 "Abhi Abhi" (Duet) Arko Pravo Mukherjee
Challenge 2 "Police chorer preme porece" Jeet Gannguli Bengali Film
Chaya Chobi "Mon" Arfin Rumey Bangladeshi Film
2013 Khoka 420 "Gobhir Joler Fish" Savvy Gupta Bengali Film
Boss "Jhinkurakur Nakurakur" Jeet Gannguli Bengali Film
2013 Rangbaaz "Tui Amar Hero" Jeet Gannguli Bengali Film
2013 Na Jene Mon "Mon Amar" Sanjib Sarkar Bengali Film
2014 2 States "Iski Uski" Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania "Saturday Saturday" Shaarib-Toshi, The Titans, Badshah
2014 Game "Bum Chiki Chikni Chiki" Jeet Gannguli Bengali Film
2014 Game "Ore Manwa Re" Jeet Gannguli Bengali Film
2015 Gangster "Ishkaboner Bibi" Jeet Gannguli Bengali Film
Besh Korechi Prem Korechi "Besh Korechi Prem Korechi" Title Track Jeet Gannguli Bengali Film
Ranviir The Marshal "Saware Naino" Ricky Mishra
Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon "Jugni Peeke Tight Hai (Version 2)"
Aashiqui "Eai ashiqui" Savvy Gupta Bengali Film
Black "Moyna Cholat Cholat" Dabbu Bengali Film
2016 Beparoyaa "Piya Basanti" Indra or Kutty Bengali Film
Power "Missed Call" Jeet Gannguli Bengali Film
Batti Gul "Batti Gul" Akriti Kakar
Bollywood Retro Lounge "Baahon Ke Darmiyaan" Jai-Parthiv (Studio Unplugged), Jatin Lalit
Bollywood Unwind–Session 3–Romantic Classics in a relaxing urban avatar "Bhool Gaya Sab Kuch Aditya Paudwal, Rajesh Roshan
2017 Nabab "Sholoana" Savvy Gupta Bengali Film
Shrestha Bangali "Dhinka Chikaa" Sanjeev-Darshan Bengali Film
2018 Sultan: The Saviour "Masha Allah" Savvy Gupta Bengali Film
Monn "Dui Deewana" Sarbajit Ghosh Bengali Musical Film composed of six stories, each having one song in it
2019 Shesh Theke Shuru "Madhubala" Arko Pravo Mukherjee Bengali Film
2019 Oriplast Originals "Rongila Re Mon (রঙ্গিলা রে মন)" Ajay Singha Bengali Album
"Bola Jaye Na (বলা যায় না)" Arko

She has also sung a song in Marathi for the film - Lagna Pahave Karun ( Marathi movie) song name is "Kasa Ha Maza Sajana".[7] Besides these Akriti has also sung many songs in other regional languages, the song in Bengali Film Paglu has become the biggest chart buster song in Bengali films. On 12 April 2010, a solo music album "Akriti", composed by Shankar Mahadevan and Akriti, was released on Sony Music.

She also released her first single named #Kolkata Diaries. Composed by the renowned Bengali musical maestro, Joy Sarkar. The lyrics of the entire song are in Hindi written by Manoj Yadav who is popular for his songs in Coke studio and movies; but for the main hook lines that are derived from a popular Bengali folk song "Tomay Hrid Majhare Rakhibo, Chede Debo Na" that literally translate into "I am going to keep you in my heart and never let you go!".[8]

In end of 2018, on 23 December, her new song titled "Dui Deewana" which was a duet with Sarbajit Ghosh, the writer, composer & producer of the song, was released from the musical movie MONN, under the record label of Amara Muzik. The video of the song featured Sarbajit Ghosh & model Suman Karmakar as the Leads..

TV Shows[edit]

  • She was a celebrity judge in Zee Bangla Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Li'l Champs 2013 along with Kumar Shanu and other regional and national celebrities.[9]
  • Akriti was supposed to enter the dance show Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa on Colors channel through wild card but sadly met with an accident while rehearsing and doctor advised complete bed-rest and hence she had to quit the show.[10][11]
  • In 2020, she became a judge in Zee Bangla's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2020 along with Mika Singh, Joy Sarkar, and Srikanto Acharya with Abir Chatterjee as host.[12]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Akriti Kakkar ties the knot with Delhi boy Chirag Arora". The Hindustan Times. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "A sound venture". mid-day. 5 April 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  4. "Singer Akriti with Shankar Mahadevan at the launch of her music album at Le Sutra, Mumbai. (Pic: Viral Bhayani)". The Times of India. April 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  5. "Our audiences are hypocrites: Akriti Kakar". The Times of India. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  6. "抄足少時MV 印度允兒被轟惡心冇創意". HK Apple (in 中文). Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  7. "Lagna Pahave Karun - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - JioSaavn". Retrieved 4 January 2020 – via www.jiosaavn.com.
  8. "Shankar Mahadevan at Shankar Ehsan Loy CPAA concert in Rangsharda on 27th May 2012". Hamara Photos. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  9. "Shows: Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs". Zee Bangla. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  10. Maheshwri, Neha (2 July 2014). "Singer Akriti Kakar in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa". Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  11. "Akriti Kakar to shake a leg in JDJ". Daily News and Analysis. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  12. "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2020: Contestant Amit Talukdar's struggle leaves everyone emotional; Judge Mika Singh gifts his mobile - Times of India". The Times of India. 28 September 2020. Retrieved 1 October 2020.

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