Neha Kakkar: How a samosa-seller's daughter became a singing sensation

June 5, By Bindiya Bhatt

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The birth of a star

Neha Kakkar was born on June 6, 1988 in Rishikesh.

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Samosa-seller's daughter

Neha's father used to sell samosas outside daughter Sonu Kakkar's school.

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Parents wanted to abort her

Neha's parents wanted to abort her due to financial problems but her mother had already crossed 8 weeks of pregnancy.

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Started singing at 4

She started singing and performing at jagratas when she was just 4.

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Indian Idol participant

In 2005, Neha Kakkar participated in singing reality show Indian Idol. She was 16 then. But got eliminated.

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Career breakthrough

She achieved her career breakthrough in 2012 when she collaborated with music director Pritam for Cocktail.

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No looking back!

Cocktail's ‘Second Hand Jawani’ turned out to be a chartbuster and since then there was no looking back for her.

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Hit machine

She has given the film industry numerous big hits including London Thumakda, Aao Raja and more.

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Diamond Button

Neha Kakkar is the only Indian singer to receive a Diamond Button from YouTube.

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Amazing feat

Dilbar is the first Indian song to reach the number third position on the Billboard YouTube Music Chart.

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Participant became judge

She judged Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs in 2017, Indian Idol – Season 10 in 2018 and Indian Idol – Season 11 in 2019.

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Singing sensation

Neha Kakkar is now one of the most popular and highest paid singers. She has struggled hard to reach where she is today.

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