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Akriti Kakar[1] (born 7 August 1986) is an Indian singer. Her Saturday Saturday from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Iski Uski from 2 States (film) are popular songs. Akriti was a judge on Zee Bangla's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Li'l Champs and was going to appear on Colors (TV channel)'s Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.

Akriti Kakar
Akriti Kakkar Radio One Karaoke sessions.jpg
Kakkar in a radio session
Background information
Born (1986-08-07) 7 August 1986 (age 32)
New Delhi, India
Genres Playback singing
Occupation(s) Singer, Composer
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 2000 – present
Website Official website

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Track listingEdit

Akriti released her solo album non Bollywood playback album - "Akriti" released in April 2010 under Sony Music India. Songs were composed by Shankar Mahadevan & Akriti Kakar.[2][3] The track list for the album is as follows

  • Mehrmaa Ve
  • Swag Wali Bride
  • Gazab
  • Chhoone Do
  • Na Re Na Na Re
  • Dil Vi Deewana
  • Taabiz (Marhale)
  • Chal Kaheen Sang

Akriti also released a song entitled "Ring Diamond Di" with Santosh Singh featuring Madhuri. The song was embroiled in controversy when the Music Video was allegedly plagiarized with Girls' Generation's "The Boys" and "I Got a Boy".[4]

Playback songsEdit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Albums Song name(s) Co-singer(s) Music Director(s) Lyrics(s) Notes
2004 Baby Doll Chapter 2 Rangeela Re/Ho Ja Rangeela Re Harry Anand
Dus Chham se vo aa jaye" Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Babul Supriyo, Sunidhi Chauhan Vishal-Shekhar Panchhi Jalonvi
2006 Rocky "My Love For You" Himesh Reshammiya Himesh Reshammiya Sameer
Chup Chup Ke "Dil Vich Lagya Ve" Sonu Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala, Shreya Ghoshal, Himesh Reshammiya
2007 Shakalaka Boom Boom "Shakalaka Boom Boom" Title song Himesh Reshammiya
"Dil Lagaayenge"
Red: The Dark Side "Loneliness is Killing"
Namastey London "Aanan Faanan" Jayesh Gandhi Javed Akhtar
Good Boy Bad Boy "Good Boy Bad Boy" Title song Himesh Reshammiya Sameer
Apne "Dekhoon Tujhe"
Johnny Gaddaar "Johnny Gaddaar" Title Song Suraj Jagan Shankar Ehsaan Loy Jaideep Sahni
Dhol "Hadsa" Sunidhi Chauhan Pritam Irshad Kamil
Mummy Ji "Awaaz Do" Aadesh Shrivastava
2008 Welcome "Insha Allah" Krishna Beura, Shaan, Himesh Reshammiya Himesh Reshammiya Sameer
Kismat Konnection "Move your body- Freaky freaky raat" Shaan, Hard Kaur, Adeel Chaudhry, Suhail Kaul Pritam Shabbir Ahmed
Kidnap "Meri Ek Ada Shola" Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan Mayur Puri
Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors "Bhai Aa Gaya" Vicky Chandra Guru Sharma Vishal Navnit
Golmaal Returns "Tha Kar Ke" Neeraj Shridhar, Anwesha Datta Gupta, Earl D'souza, Indie Pritam Sameer
2009 Billu "Khuda-ya Khair" KK Gulzar
"Marjani" Soham Chakraborty, Monali Thakur
Aa Dekhen Zara "Mohabbat Aap se" Irshad Kamil
2010 We are Family "Dil Khol Ke Let's Rock" Anushka Manchanda, Suraj Jagan Shankar Ehsaan Loy Anvita Dutt Guptan
Mirch "Teekhi Teekhi" Monty Sharma Javed Akhtar
Tere Bin Laden "I Love Amreeka" Ali Zafar Shankar Ehsaan Loy Jaideep Sahni
2011 AKRITI "Mehrmaa Ve" Rani Malik
Paglu "Paglu" Mika Singh Jeet Gannguli Bengali Film
"Monbebagi" Kunal Ganjawala, Rana Mazumder Bengali Film
"Prem ki bujhini" Zubeen Garg Bengali Film
2012 Jism 2 "Abhi Abhi" (Duet) KK, Shreya Ghoshal Arko Pravo Mukherjee Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Munish Makhija
Challenge 2 "Police chorer preme porece" Abhijeet Bhattacharya Jeet Gannguli Raja Chanda Bengali Film
Chaya Chobi "Mon" Arfin Rumey Bangladeshi Film
2013 Khoka 420 "Gobhir Joler Fish" Abhijeet Bhattacharya Savvy Gupta Savvy Gupta Bengali Film
Na Jene Mon "Mon Amar" Sanjib Sarkar Prolay Bengali Film
2014 2 States "Iski Uski" Shahid Mallya, Shankar Mahadevan Shankar Ehsaan Loy Amitabh Bhattacharya
2015 Gangster "Ishkaboner Bibi" Nakash Aziz Jeet Gannguli Raja Chanda Bengali Film
Besh Korechi Prem Korechi "Besh Korechi Prem Korechi" Title Track Shaan Jeet Gannguli Bengali Film
Ranviir The Marshal "Saware Naino" Kunal Ganjawala Ricky Mishra Rajan Kheda
Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon "Jugni Peeke Tight Hai (Version 2)"
Aashiqui "Eai ashiqui" Mohammed Irfan Savvy Gupta Prasen Bengali Film
Black "Moyna Cholat Cholat" Dabbu Raja Chanda Bengali Film
2016 Beparoyaa "Piya Basanti" Benny Dayal Indra or Kutty Dipankar Bengali Film
Power "Missed Call" Nakash Aziz Jeet Gannguli Raja Chanda Bengali Film
Batti Gul "Batti Gul" Benny Dayal Akriti Kakar Akriti Kakar
Bollywood Retro Lounge "Baahon Ke Darmiyaan" Jai-Parthiv (Studio Unplugged), Jatin Lalit Majrooh Sultanpuri
Bollywood Unwind–Session 3–Romantic Classics in a relaxing urban avatar "Bhool Gaya Sab Kuch Sangeet Haldipur Aditya Paudwal, Rajesh Roshan Anand Bakshi
2017 Nabab "Sholoana" Shadaab Hashmi Savvy Gupta Prasen Bengali Film
2018 Sultan: The Saviour "Masha Allah" Dev Negi Raja Chanda Bengali Film

She has also sung a song in Marathi for the film - Lagna Pahave Karun ( Marathi movie) song name is "Kasa Ha Maza Sajana".[5] Besides these Akriti has also sung many songs in other regional languages, the song in Bengali Film Paglu has become the biggest chart buster song in Bengali films. On 12 April 2010, a solo music album "Akriti", composed by Shankar Mahadevan and Akriti, was released on Sony Music.

She also released her first single named #Kolkata Diaries. Composed by the renowned Bengali musical maestro, Joy Sarkar. The lyrics of the entire song are in Hindi written by Manoj Yadav who is popular for his songs in Coke studio and movies; but for the main hook lines that are derived from a popular Bengali folk song "Tomay Hrid Majhare Rakhibo, Chede Debo Na" that literally translate into "I am going to keep you in my heart and never let you go!".[6]

TV ShowsEdit

  • She was a celebrity judge in Zee Bangla sa re ga ma pa lil champs'2013 along with Kumar Shanu and other regional and national celebrities[7]
  • Akriti was supposed to enter the dance show Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa on Colors channel through wild card but sadly met with an accident while rehearsing and doctor advised complete bed-rest and hence she had to quit the show.[8][9]

Personal lifeEdit

Akriti has two twin sisters Sukriti Kakar and Prakriti Kakar.[10] Akriti went to Springdale School, Pusa Road. She was the batchmate of another Bollywood playback singer Harshdeep Kaur.[citation needed]

Kakar got married to Delhi boy, director Chirag Arora, who is now settled in Mumbai.[citation needed]

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