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IN Desi ON 08 Jul, 2016
Kanika Kapoor, the voice of "Baby Doll" was born on March 23, 1982, in a Khatri family. She was born and raised in Lucknow. How "Baby Doll" changed her life? What was the relationship with her husband was like? Read on to find out.
She fell in love with Raj Chandok, her ex-husband, who was her London cousin's best friend. She met him at a cousin's wedding at Khajuraho. She married him at the age of 18 and moved to London. She was a simple achaar-papad housewife. She had three kids.
She separated from Raj, six years ago and divorced him four years ago.
Kanika divorced Raj, four years ago. Reason? Raj cheated on Kanika.
"We were sort of going through this turmoil in our relationship, as he was cheating on me. I was very upset, he said sorry and admitted to it being a mistake. We decided to renew our vows. I told him, I don't want any diamonds or any other present. I just want to record my own album. That had been a dream for me. He agreed. We looked for a producer and found Dr. Zeus (real name Baljit Singh Padam from Birmingham). He said he would charge us 5,000 pounds per song and would make me an album of eight songs. He is basically someone who is an arranger, who only knows how to put a beat. Raj paid him the money and I started going to his studio once a week in Birmingham to record. One year passed and he could not make a new song for me. A year later, I was really depressed and started going through a bad period. Raj's girlfriend, who was also married and a Pakistani, came in front of me and said, Stop your husband if you can, I even spoke to her husband, but he didn't believe me. Raj and I would fight all the time and for 2-3 months, I did not go to the studio." (continued)
"I was going through a dark, dirty, awful divorce at that time and was completely down and felt suicidal. Not only had I been rejected as a girl by my husband, after the success of Jugni, the world started spreading shitty rumours about me, of how I had left my husband and was allegedly dating a dirty uncle that was completely false. That really put me down even more. People in my social circle stopped talking to me and I was discarded as a person from society. But I learnt a lot at that time and today, I am a totally different person."
Her first song was Jugni Ji along with Dr. Zeus. It became one of the biggest singles of 2012 & won Brit Asia TV Music Award for Best Single. In 2014, she sang Baby Doll which was a huge hit. The song won a Mirchi Music Award for the 'Number One Song of the Year' award. Same year, she collaborated with Dr. Zeus for the song 'Lovely and ' Kamlee' in Happy New Year. (continued)
In 2015, she collaborated with Meet Bros Anjjan for the song 'Chittiyan Kalaiyaan' in Roy and was a playback singer in Sunny Leone's song 'Desi Look'.
Despite being cheated and divorced, she raised her 3 kids and living in London in peace. Also, her relatives commented for her in a negative way. She showed the world that she can stand up on her own feet and left her haters in the stream of envy.
We all must learn from her. Despite all the hate and envy, she rose on her own feet and is one of the most renowned star in Bollywood. No matter, how much the world despises you, you are your own asset. Rise to raise your goodwill and the world would follow.
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