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Alka Yagnik

Alka Yagnik (born 20 March 1966 in Kolkata) is a leading playback singer of Hindi cinema with a career spanning three decades. She is a record seven-time winner from a record of 35 nominations of the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer, a two-time recipient of the National Film Award as well as several other music awards listed below. Further, as many as 20 of her tracks feature in BBC's "Top 40 Bollywood Soundtracks of all time" review.

Alka Yagnik is classically trained. She began singing bhajans for Akashvani (All India Radio), Calcutta at the age of six. Her first song was for the film Payal Ki Jhankaar in (1980), followed by Laawaris (1981) with the song "Mere Angane Mein", followed by the film Hamari Bahu Alka (1982). She got her big break with the song "Ek Do Teen" from the film Tezaab (1988). The song won her a Filmfare Best Female Playback Award. She has sung in many languages other than Urdu-Hindi, including Gujarati, Avadhi, Oriya, Assamese, Manipuri, Nepali, Rajasthani, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, English and Malayalam.

Alka Yagnik

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Sao Tome and Principe Island 31.01.2009

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