Harshdeep Kaur

Harshdeep Kaur (born 16 December 1986) is an Indian singer known for her Bollywood Hindi, Punjabi, and Sufi songs. She is popularly known as "Sufi Ki Sultana" because of her soulful Sufi renditions.[1] After winning titles in two reality shows, Kaur established herself as a lead singer in Bollywood soundtracks. Kaur was sixteen years old when she released her first Bollywood song, "Sajna Mai Haari."

Harshdeep Kaur
Harshdeep Kaur Portrait.jpg
Background information
Born (1986-12-16) 16 December 1986 (age 33)
Delhi, India
GenresSufi, Bollywood
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2003–present

Kaur has recorded songs for film music in multiple Indian languages, including Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, and Bengali, and has established herself as a leading playback singer of Indian cinema. She has worked with leading music directors[2](including A R Rahman, Pritam Chakraborty, Vishal-Shekhar, Salim Sulaiman, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Amit Trivedi, Shantanu Moitra, Tanishk Bagchi, Himesh Reshammiya, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sohail Sen.[citation needed] She's one of the very few Indian singers to have sung for a Hollywood film. Her track R.I.P., composed by AR Rahman, was a part of Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle's film 127 Hours.[3] She has also sung a few songs for the Pakistani film and television industry.

Some of her popular songs include Katiya Karun from Rockstar; Dilbaro from Raazi; 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; Jugni ji from Cocktail; and Twist Kamariya from Bareilly ki Barfi.[4]

In 2019, Kaur received the IIFA Award for Best Female Playback Singer award at the 20th IIFA Awards for the song Dilbaro from the film Raazi She also won the Star Screen Award, Zee Cine Award for the same song Dilbaro. .[5]

Early lifeEdit

Kaur was born on 16 December 1986 to Savinder Singh in Delhi.[6][7] She is from a musical background. Her father, Savinder Singh, owns a factory of musical instruments. She attended New Era Public School in New Delhi. Apart from studying, she started learning music at the age of six. She learned Indian classical music from Mr. Tejpal Singh, popularly known as the Singh Brothers, and Western classical music from George Pullinkala, Delhi Music Theatre. Later, at the age of twelve, to explore the world of music, she joined the Delhi School of Music to learn piano.

CareerEdit

 
Harshdeep Kaur for The Voice

Harshdeep Kaur as "Coach' on THE VOICE on Star PlusEdit

Harshdeep Kaur became a "Coach" on StarPlus' singing reality show "The Voice." She was joined by Adnan Sami, Kanika Kapoor and Armaan Malik as the other coaches and by "Super Guru" A. R. Rahman.[8]

Sufi Ki SultanaEdit

Kaur won the singing competition Junoon – Kuch Kar Dikhaane Ka on NDTV Imagine in September 2008. She competed from the Sufi Ki Sultan genre with Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan as her mentor.[9] She was declared the Sufi Ki Sultana by Amitabh Bachchan, who was the chief guest in the Grand Finale.

The show was a competition amongst three genres – Sufi, Folk, and Bollywood. Singers from India and Pakistan participated in the show. Kaur wore a unique Sufi attire, especially while performing Sufi songs, and that has become a part of her identity.

 
Harshdeep Kaur singing in Junoon on NDTV Imagine

Personal lifeEdit

Kaur married her childhood friend Mankeet Singh in a traditional Sikh wedding ceremony on 20th March 2015 in Mumbai.[10]

Television appearancesEdit

  • Harshdeep Kaur is the only singer who has appeared on all four seasons of Coke Studio (India) on MTV :

Season 1 – Hoo[11] (Music recreated by Leslie Lewis) in 2011

Season 2 – Nirmohiya[12] (Music by Amit Trivedi) & Hey Ri[13] (Music by Hitesh Sonik) in 2012

Season 3 – Dinae Dinae[14] with Papon in 2013

Season 4 – Teriyan Tu Jaane[15] (Amit Trivedi) in 2015

  • As a Judge on The Voice, a singing reality show on StarPlus in 2019.Her team won the reality show.
  • Appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show for her song Satguru Nanak Aaye Ne
  • Special Sufi performance at the Radio Mirchi Music Awards 2017
  • Judged the reality show HDFC Life Youngsters Season II on Voot
  • The opening ceremony of IPL in 2017.
  • Special performance at the Global Indian Music Academy Awards awards in 2016.
  • MTV Unplugged: Aaj din Chadeya with Pritam
  • Bani – Ishq Da Kalma's theme song.[16]
  • Harshdeep Kaur featured on MTV Ray-Ban Never Hide Sounds as a Mentor for young and upcoming bands in the Sufi Genre. She mentored the Sufi-Rock Band 'Nasya' in first season & the band "JIHAANA" in the second season and performed at Hard Rock Cafe and similar venues across the country.
  • Featured on "The Jam Room" for Sony Mix in 2015.
  • Performed at the Grand Finale of Bigg Boss 5.
  • MTV Ray-Ban Never Hide Sounds
 
Harshdeep Kaur – Hard Rock Cafe performance for MTV Ray Ban 'Never Hide Sounds'
 
Harshdeep Kaur on the streets of London before her concert.

Concerts and ToursEdit

Year Concerts and Tours City(s) / Country(s) Notes Ref.
2010 A. R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour USA, Canada, UK, South Africa, & Singapore [17]
2011 Rockstar Concert India, London Film promotional Concert [18][19]

2013

  • In April she headlined the prestigious Southbank Centre Music Festival in London, alongside Soul/Bollywood singer Ash King. [20]
  • In August she headlined the prestigious Mosaic Festival held in Mississauga, Canada. [20]
  • In September she performed at the London Mela in Gunnersbury Park. [21]

2014

  • AAS Concert at Purana Qila with Attaullah Khan. [22]
  • MTV Unplugged Concert with Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan
  • Live in Concert with Pritam at Wembley Arena, London, Dubai & Singapore
  • Infinite Love Concerts with AR Rahman in Singapore and Malaysia

2015

  • Performed with her band at the Stardust Concert held at the Royal Festival Hall in London in September 2015

2016

  • Performed at the prestigious Heart of Asia Conference held in Amritsar in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Asian leaders in 2016
  • Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi with Shekhar Ravjiani at The Esplanade in Singapore in September 2016

2017

  • First Indian singer to become a headliner at the prestigious Manchester International Festival in June 2017. [20]
  • Headlined "Sounds Of Sufi" Concert at the Esplanade in Singapore in November 2017
  • Leading performers of the AR Rahman Encore tour in India 2017
  • Her Solo UK tour in March 2018 was a huge success and garnered a lot of appreciation from the music industry and her fans.
  • She has performed with the Legendary Punjabi singer "Gurdas Mann" in 2015 & 2018 in New Delhi.

2018

  • She was the leading performer on Pritam's First-ever North American Tour in April 2018.
  • She opened for the legendary singer Bryan Adams' on his India tour on 12 October(Mumbai) and 14 October (Delhi) in 2018. Bryan Adams was all praises for one of India's most loved singer Harshdeep.[23]
  • Performed for Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone's Wedding in Lake Como, Italy.

2019

  • Headlining performer at the prestigious "Jashn-e-Rekhta" Festival held in Delhi.
  • Headlined Konark Festival in Orissa

DiscographyEdit

Film SongsEdit

Year Film(s) No. Song(s) Co-artist(s) Notes
2003 Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai 1 "Sajna Main Haari"
Oops! 2 "Alag Alag"
3 "Uljal Baat Hai Duniya Ki"
2005 Karam 4 "Le Jaa" Vishal Dadlani
2006 Rang De Basanti 5 "Ik Onkar"
Taxi No. 9211 6 "Udne Do"
2007 1971 7 "Saajana"
8 "Saajana" (Remix)
Red: The Dark Side 9 "Dil Ne Ye Na Jaana" Himesh Reshammiya
2008 Halla Bol 10 "Is Pal Ki Soch"
Karzzzz 11 "Lut Jaaon Lut Jaaon" Himesh Reshammiya
2010 Kajraare 12 "Aafreen"
13 "Woh Lamha Phir Se Jeena Hai"
14 "Woh Lamha Phir Se Jeena Hai" (Party Mix)
Guzaarish 15 "Chaand Ki Katori"
Band Baaja Baaraat 16 "Baari Barsi" Labh Janjua, Salim Merchant
Khatta Meetha 17 "Sajde Kiye" (Film Version) Roopkumar Rathod
18 "Sajde Kiye" (Remix) KK, Suzanne D'Mello
2011 Desi Boyz 19 "Jhak Maar Ke" Neeraj Shridhar
20 "Jhak Maar Ke" (Remix)
Rockstar 21 "Katiya Karoon"
2012 Cinema Company 22 "Sonee Lagdee" Alphons Joseph, Manjari Malayalam film
Cocktail 23 "Alif Allah (Jugni)" Arif Lohar
Jab Tak Hai Jaan 24 "Heer"
Khiladi 786 25 "Tu Hoor Pari" Javed Ali, Shreya Ghoshal, Chandrakala Singh
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana 26 "Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana" Shahid Mallya
27 "Luni Hasi" (Female)
2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 28 "Kabira" (Encore) Arijit Singh
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero 29 "Mere Bina Tu" (Film Version) Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
2014 Ennathan Pesuvatho 30 "Nenje Nenje Nee" Tamil film
31 "Pennaga Pirathu" Dhilip Varman
Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar 32 "Saanu Te Aisa Mahi" Sunidhi Chauhan Punjabi film
Punjab 1984 33 "Rabb Meri Umar" (Lori)
Pora Pove 34 "Nee Adugu Venaka" Telugu film
Bang Bang! 35 "Uff" Benny Dayal
2015 Bin Roye 36 "Ballay Ballay" Shiraz Uppal Urdu film
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 37 "Jalte Diye" Anweshaa, Shabab Sabri, Vinit Singh
2016 Saadey CM Saab 38 "Mere Vich Teri" Harbhajan Mann Punjabi film
31 october 39 "Rabb De Bande"
Sultan 40 "Sachi Muchi" Mohit Chauhan
Happy Bhag Jayegi 41 "Happy Oye" Shahid Mallya
Baar Baar Dekho 42 "Nachde Ne Saare" Jasleen Royal, Siddharth Mahadevan
Parched 43 "Mai Ri Mai" Neeti Mohan
Befikre 44 "Khulke Dulke" Gippy Grewal
2017 Raees 45 "Zaalima" Arijit Singh
Irada 46 "Mahi" Shabab Sabri
Flat 211 47 "Tere Lams Ne" (Unplugged)
Bareilly Ki Barfi 48 "Twist Kamariya" Yasser Desai, Altamash Faridi
2018 Hichki 49 "Oye Hichki"
50 "Soul of Hichki"
Raazi 51 "Dilbaro" Vibha Saraf, Shankar Mahadevan
Lashtam Pashtam 52 "Rab Rakha" Sukhwinder Singh
Manmarziyaan 53 "Grey Walaa Shade" Jazim Sharma
54 "Chonch Ladhiyaan"
55 "Jaisi Teri Marzi" Bhanu Pratap Singh
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi 56 "Happy Bhag Jayegi" Daler Mehndi, Suvarna Tiwari
2019 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga 57 "Gud Naal Ishq Mitha" Navraj Hans
Parey Hut Love 58 "Ik Pal" Hadiqa Kiani, Suhas Sawant Urdu film
59 "Behka Na" Ali Tariq
2020 Happy Hardy and Heer 60 "Ishqbaaziyaan" Asees Kaur, Alamgir Khan, Jubin Nautiyal
61 "Le Jaana" Asees Kaur, Himesh Reshammiya, Navraj Hans
Bhangra Paa Le 62 "Sacchiyaan" Amit Mishra
Panga 63 "Le Panga" Divya Kumar, Siddharth Mahadevan
Tanhaji 64 "Tinak Tinak"
Jawaani Jaaneman 65 "Mere Baabula" (Madhaniyaa) Akhil Sachdeva

Other SongsEdit

Year No. Album(s) / TV Show(s) Song Notes
2010 1 Channel Divya "Barse Channel Divya" (Theme Song 1)
2013 2 Bani – Ishq Da Kalma "Saaiyaan" TV Show
3 Mohabat Subh Ka Sitara Hai "Ye Jo Subha Ka Ik Sitara Hai" Pakistani TV Show
2015 4 N/A "Jutti Kasuri" Punjabi Folk (Single)
5 Save the Girl Child "Nanak di Soch" Single
2016 6 N/A "Saaun Da Mahina" Tribute to Jagjit Singh
7 Shabad "Lakh Khushiyaan"
8 "Nanak Naam Mile"
9 Strumm Sufi Album "Wali Allah"
10 Educate the Girl Child Anthem "School ki Ghanti" For Nestle
11 100 Days "Joban Madhuban" TV Show
12 Ek Shringaar-Swabhiman "Ek Shringaar Swabhimaan"
13 MTV Unplugged "Aaj Din Chadeya" with Pritam
14 350th Birth Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh "Guru Gobind Singh Ji"
2017 15 "Waho Waho Gobind Singh"
16 N/A "Hawa Badlo Anthem" Campaign against Air Pollution
17 N/A "Lovers Quest Medley 5"
18 N/A "Dil Di Reejh" Punjabi Single
19 T Series Mixtapes "Ehna Akhiyaan / Yaar Mangeya Si"
20 N/A "Satnam Waheguru Ji" Guru Nanak Jayanti Special
2018 21 T Series Mixtapes Punjabi "Chhalla / Ni Mai Kamli"
22 N/A "Chamba Kitni Duur" Himachali Folk Song (Single)
23 N/A "Peer Vi Tu" Wedding Song of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
24 N/A "Satguru Nanak Aaye Ne" 550 years of Guru Nanak Jayanti Special
2020 25 N/A "Taati Vaao Na Lagai"
26 N/A "Chaupai Sahib" Prayer written by Guru Gobind Singh

Awards and nominationsEdit

 
Harshdeep Kaur won the IIFA AWARD for the Best Playback Singer Female category for DILBARO (Raazi)
Year [a] Award Category Film /Album Song Result Ref.
2011 BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Singer – Female Rockstar "Katiya Karoon" Nominated [24]
2012 Filmfare Awards Best Female Playback Singer Nominated [25]
Global Indian Music Academy Awards Best Female Playback Singer Nominated [26]
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Female Playback Singer Nominated [27]
Mirchi Music Awards Female Vocalist of The Year Nominated [28]
Producers Guild Film Awards Best Female Playback Singer Nominated [29]
2013 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Singer Bani – Ishq Da Kalma "Bani Ishq Da Kalma" Won [30]
2014 Global Indian Music Academy Awards Best Devotional Album Ik On'kar N/A Won [31]
2015 Mirchi Music Awards Punjab Female Vocalist of The Year Punjab 1984 "Rabb Meri Umar" (Lori) Nominated [32]
PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Female Playback Singer Won [33]
2016 Lux Style Awards Best Playback Singer - Female Bin Roye "Ballay Ballay" Nominated [34]
2018 Zee Cine Awards Song of the Year [b] Raees "Zaalima" Nominated [35]
Screen Awards Best Female Playback Singer Raazi "Dilbaro" Won [36]
2019 Fever FM Entertainment Ka Baap Awards Best Playback Singer – Female Won [37]
Filmfare Awards Best Female Playback Singer [c] Nominated [38]
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Female Playback Singer [c] Won [39]
Mirchi Music Awards Female Vocalist of The Year Nominated [40]
Song of The Year Nominated
News18 Reel Movie Awards Best Playback Singer – Female Won [41]
Zee Cine Awards Best Playback Singer – Female [c] Won [42]

Reality competitionsEdit

  • Winner, MTV Video GaGa Contest (2001)
  • Winner, NDTV Imagine's JUNOON Kuchh Kar Dikhane Ka (2008)
  • Winner, Aao Jhoomein Gaayein (SAB TV)
  • Winner, SAREGAMA Punjabi (Alpha TV)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Refers to the year in which the ceremony was held.
  2. ^ Shared with Co-Singer Arijit Singh and Composers JAM8.
  3. ^ a b c Shared with Vibha Saraf for same song.

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