Talent is what is found in abundance in this sparklingly beautiful young lass of the music world. In a short span of time, Akriti has become the centre of attraction of every musician. Every music director likes to work with her since they trust her magical expertise. A down to earth vocalist, Kakar is the talk of town today.
The singer with a spongy behaviour started her career at the very tender age of 5, the age where the kids just like to play, and understanding the notes of music appears much difficult for them. But Akriti was born a musician, which is why she understood the 'Sur Aur Lay" (musical notes) with much ease and aplomb.
Kakar got trained by her mother (who happens to be a post graduate in Hindustani Classical Music) and Guru Sh. Byomkesh Banerjee (late) in Hindustani Classical music. Akriti"s first performance on stage took place when she was five years old. From there her journey on the silken waves of music began to roll on. After that Akriti became a part of the 'Little Stars" (Anand Ji of Kalyan Ji Anand Ji duo) toupee. With this troupe, she stepped into the foreign lands for the first time delivering two tours.
Akriti Kakar took part in the much watched and famous music reality show, 'TVS SA RE GA MA – National Talent Hunt" (junior/children special) in 1998 and won the contest displaying her histrionics and prowess of the art letting the audience and the world know that she was there to make her mark in the music industry. She also won the most prestigious award from Sangam Kala Group (New Delhi).
Akriti did schooling from Springdales School, Pusa Road in New Delhi. She is a graduate from Delhi University.
Till date, she has released many music albums like: Ek Sapna (hit the stands during Last World Cup) Punjabi Pop Dhamaka 2000, Baby Doll Chapter 2 (song Rangeela Re appeared as a chartbuster remix), A-TEEN featuring the hit track Jal Bin Machli, Chicks on Fire (song Saaiya Jhootto ka bara sartaj) - Film Do Aakhen 12 Haath.
Kakar has dolled up many international ventures as well. The most notable is with Mattel & Sa Re Ga Ma HMV. That was an animated Barbie film named Barbie & The Magic of Pegasus, in which Akriti was featured as the Voice and Face of Barbie in a video song 'Hope has Wings". It was for the first time that an association churned out in India turned into a mammoth success.
Following next on the scene is 'High School Musical2" and that was the 2nd volume of the superhit 'High School Musical". This was the one that hit the youngsters" heart from tip to toe. Shankar Ehsaan Loy, the trio composed three fresh songs, for which she lend her voice.
Since Reality TV"s magic has been spelling magic all over the world and in India as well, Akriti Kakar has done with it also. She became a mentor of the actor Varun Badola in a show, 'Jhoom India" on Sahara One.
She showed her other side of talent when she anchored the popular show, 'Voice of India – Mummy Ke Superstar" in 2009.
Akriti has so far rendered many hit numbers for films. The notables are as under:
“Chham Se Vo Aa Jaye" (2004); film Dus, music Vishal-Shekhar
“One Night Stand - O Jaana Love You Miss You Har Lamha, (2006); Film Rocky; Music - Himesh Reshammiya
"Dil Vich Lagya Weh" (2006); Film Chup Chup Ke; Music Himesh Reshammiya
"Shakalaka Boom Boom" Title song (2007) Film – Shakalaka Boom Boom; Music – Himesh Reshammiya
"Dil Lagaayenge" (2007) Film – Shakalaka Boom Boom; Music – Himesh Reshammiya
"Loneliness is Killing Every One" (2007) Film – Red the dark side; Music – Himesh Reshammiya
"Aanan Faanan" (2007) Film – Namastey London; Music – Himesh Reshammiya
"You Good You Good Good Boy" (2007) Film- Good Boy Bad Boy; Music – Himesh Reshammiya
" Dekhu tujhe to payar aaye"(2007) Film- Apne; Music – Himesh Reshammiya
"Johnny Gaddaar" – Title Song Film - Johnny Gaddaar; Music – Shankar Ehsaan Loy
"Hadsa" (2007) – Film – Dhol; Music – Pritam
"Awaaz Do" (2007) – Mummy Ji; Music – Adesh Srivastwa
"Insha Allah"(2007) – Welcome; Music – Himesh Reshammiya
"Move your body"(2008)- Kismat Konnection; Music-Pritam
"Loot le dil"(2008)- Kidnap; Music- Pritam
"Bhai Aa gaye"(2008)- Hari Puttar; Music-Guru sharma
"Thaa kar ke"(2008)- Golmaal Returns; Music-Pritam
"Marjaani" and "khuda ya khair"- Billu Barber (2009); Music-Pritam
"Mohobbat Aapse"- Aa Dekhen Zara (2009); Music- Pritam
"mere desh ki dharti(remix)"- Kisaan (2009); music- daboo malik
"jashn jashn"- Fox (2009); Music- Monty sharma
The brilliant singer"s upcoming Bollywood projects are mammoth. Amongst them are: Remake of Stepmom (Shankar Ehsaan Loy), Tere Bin Laden (Shankar Ehsaan Loy), Mirch (Monty Sharma), Pappu Can't Dance Sala, Its My Life by Boney Kapoor (Shankar Ehsaan Loy), Flat- (Bappa Lahiri's music), Life..isse gale laga le (Lalit Pandit) Hello Darling by Mukta Arts, Magical Saturday Night Music by Jatin Pandit and Cinema by Dir. Bharati Raja.
Her solo music album, 'Akriti" is due to release that will hit the stands shortly has been composed by Shankar Mahadevan and Akriti Kakar herself.
She has a long way to go…it"s just the beginning in her career and she is enjoying huge success. For acting in films (since she is gorgeous and has all that an actress needs to step into films), Akriti says, 'It"s not her cup of tea'. Let"s see if she will change her mind and join the bandwagon in the future.
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