Akriti Kakkar life and biography

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Akriti Kakkar biography

Date of birth : -
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Delhi, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-07-04
Credited as : Bollywood singer, A-TEEN,

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The winner of 1999's Children Special TVS Sa Re Gama National Talent Hunt, Akriti Kakkar is a prominent name in Bollywood. She started training in Hindustani Classical music at a juvenile age of 5, under her mother, who is a post graduate in Hindustani Classical music, and later from her guru Sh. Byomkesh Banerjee. Akriti attended Springdales School in New Delhi and was very good in her academics. She has earned 87 percents in her Twelfth (Class XII). Despite that she chooses singing as her career.

The singer gave her first performance at the age of 5 years and from there on became a part of Little Stars-the Anand Ji (Kalyanji Anandji fame) troupe. Along with this troupe she had done two world tours and around fifty shows. She was also a part of Sangam Kala Group from Delhi. Akriti won numerous national level talent competitions which were organized by Sangam Kala Group.

At the age of 18 she released her first remix album named A-TEEN. She was 18 years old when the album was launched, so it was named A-TEEN (18). The album was all about fun and Masti. The album had a hit track 'Jal Bin Machhli' and becomes a teen pop sensation in India with this song.
Akriti began her career by singing in pop albums 'Punjabi Pop Dhamaka 2000', 'Ek Sapna' and 'Baby Doll Chapter 2'. A song 'Rangeela Re Tere Rang Mein' from 'Baby Doll Chapter 2' went on to become a chartbuster.

Akriti also has started playback singing. Her first film as playback singer was 'Dus' and the song she had sung in the film is 'Chham se vo aa jaye'. Music directors Vishal Shekhar had given music to the film. Akriti also has worked with other music directors like Anand Raj Anand, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and also with the leading music director Himesh Reshammiya. Akriti worked with Himesh Reshammiya for many films like - Chup Chup Ke, Good Boy Bad Boy, Namaste London, My name is Anthony Gonzalves, Shaka Laka Boom Boom, Rocky, Red, Millenge Millenge and Apne.

Akriti has hosted various shows like Nautanki Top 9, SMS show my song 7575. She has also hosted the premiers of some films. Within the time span of last two years, Akriti had done 200 shows. Akriti also has become a veejaay and sang for the top music channel ETC. She has also included in an international project by Matter and Sa Re Ga Ma HMV: a film titled Barbie & the Magic of Pegasus. For the film she sang a song 'Hope has wings'. She also featured in the video of the track.

Along with playback singing Akriti next planning to launch her first original solo album. Music for the album, titled Ninteen are composed by Bollywood's three leading music composers Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Jasbir Jassi and Shivamani.

Akriti Kakkar's playback filmography:

My name is Anthony Gonzalves
Johnny Gaddaar
Apne
Namaste London
Shaka Laka Boom Boom
Rocky
Good Boy Bad Boy
Red
Chup Chup Ke
Millenge Millenge
Dus

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