She is Harshdeep Kaur, a rising playback singer, who has already made her mark in the Indian music industry by belting out popular numbers.
She has recorded songs for film music in different Indian languages and has established herself as a leading playback singer of Indian cinema.
Harshdeep was in talks with ArtistAloud.com and shared some stories and instances about her life and journey. In an intimate segment with Artist Aloud, we managed to discover some unknown things about this rising star.
Scroll down to know them!
Harshdeep Kaur was born on December 16, 1986, in a Sikh family in Delhi and inherited music from her father, Savinder Singh, who owns a factory of musical instruments. She began learning music at the age of six. At 12, she joined Delhi School of Music to learn piano and hone her skills. She got married to her friend Mankeet Singh in 2015.
Harshdeep has already become a sensation in Bollywood and has worked with some of the best music directors of the industry over the years including A.R. Rehman, Amit Trivedi, Pritam, Vishal-Shekhar, Salim-Sulaiman, and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
She paid her reverence towards music by lending her voice to a prarthana 'Ek Onkar' featuring A R Rahman in Rang De Basanti which ironically became a turning point of her music career.
She has also given some of the best songs of the time like Katiya Karu from Rockstar, Heer from Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Ik Onkar from Rang De Basanti, Zaalima from Raees, Nachde Ne Saare from Baar Baar Dekho, Bari Barsi from Band Baaja Baaraat, Kabira from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani.
Though she has delivered super hits before the song Zaalima, the entire Indian music industry and audience went crazy after this song! She attained super stardom over night after this song was released.
Over the years, Harshdeep has expressed her infinite love for Ghazals time and again. This love for Ghazals has stemmed from the Ghazal maestro, Jagjit Singh, her inspiration. She aims at entertaining her fans in a similar manner like the virtuoso Jagjit Singh did at his concerts.
She has won two reality TV shows - MTV Video Gaga Contest in 2001 and
Junoon – Kuch Kar Dikhaane Ka on NDTV Imagine in September 2008.
She has also appeared in reality TV shows like MTV Ray Ban Never Hide Sounds as a mentor for upcoming bands in the Sufi Genre and Bani Ishq Da Kalma.
She has featured in MTV Coke Studio (India) in all three seasons. Season 1 – Hoo (Music recreated by Leslie Lewis) Season 2 – Nirmohiya (Music by Amit Trivedi) & Hey Ri (Music by Hitesh Sonik) Season 3 – Dinae Dinae with Papon Season 4 - Teriyan Tu Jaane (Amit Trivedi) .
Mrs Kaur has featured in several prestigious concerts like:
AR Rahman's Journey Home World Tour to USA, Canada, UK, South Africa, & Singapore,
2010 Alchemy Festival at the Southbank Centre in UK with Ash King 2012 Mosaic Festival,
Mississauga, 2013 BBC London Mela
2013 AAS Concert at Purana Qila with Attaullah Khan,
2014 MTV Unplugged Concert with Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan,
2014 Live in Concert with Pritam at Wembley Arena,
UK 2014 Infinite Love Concerts with AR Rahman in Singapore & Malaysia,
2014 Rajkot Concert in 2015 Live@London in Sept 2015
This pretty lady has won a lot of awards and gained appreciation. Have a look!
Winner of MTV Video GaGa Contest 2001 Kateya Karoon (Rockstar)
Nominated for Filmfare Awards, Zee Cine Awards, IIFA Awards, BIG Awards in 2012
Winner of NDTV Imagine's JUNOON Kuchh Kar Dikhane Ka in 2008 Balley Balley (Bin Roye)
Nominated for Lux Style Awards in 2016
Winner of Aao Jhoomein Gaayein (SAB TV)
Winner of SAREGAMA Punjabi (Alpha TV)
RUBARU album nominated for the Popular Non-Film Music Category in GIMA Awards 2010
Winner of Best Playback Singer at Mirchi Music Awards for "Lori" from the film Punjab 1984
Winner of PTC Film awards for Best Playback singer – Lori from Punjab 1984