Tony Kakkar (born 9 April 1984) is an Indian singer, composer and lyricist.[3][4] He is famous for his cringe pop songs.[2][5][6] Kakkar made his debut in Bollywood in 2012, as a music director with the film Mr. Bhatti on Chutti, for which he composed the song "Good Boys Bad Boys".[7] He is the brother of singers Sonu Kakkar and Neha Kakkar. In 2014, he founded Desi Music Factory, a record label along with Anshul Garg.[citation needed]

Tony Kakkar
Tony Kakkar at promotion of the song "Bijli Ki Taar"
Tony Kakkar at promotion of the song "Bijli Ki Taar"
Background information
Birth nameVipin Kakkar
Born (1984-04-09) 9 April 1984 (age 37)[1]
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
GenresCringe pop[2]World music , Indian pop , Bhangra, Bollywood music
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • composer
  • lyricist
LabelsDesi Music Factory, T-Series, Zee Music Company
Associated acts

Life and careerEdit

Kakkar has two sisters, Sonu Kakkar and Neha Kakkar. Both of them are singers in the industry.[citation needed] Hailing from Rishikesh, their family moved to Delhi in 1990s, where the siblings used to sing at jagratas. In 2004, Kakkar and his sister Neha shifted to Mumbai. In Mumbai, he started learning the technical aspects of composing music. During this time, he also worked as a lyricist for composer Sandeep Chowta. He composed the song "Sawan Aaya Hai" for the film Creature 3D.[3] In 2015, he founded the record label Desi Music Factory together with Anshul Garg.[citation needed]

Plagiarism allegationsEdit

Kakkar has been criticised and accused of copying visuals from K-pop songs on several occasions. The visuals for "Shona Shona," which was released in 2020, are similar to B1A4's "Like A Movie" and IZ*ONE's "Beware.".[8] "Booty Shake", released in 2021, is also heavily based on a K-pop song. The music video is being alleged to be similar to K-pop girl group Blackpink's music video called "Ice Cream".[9][10]

TelevisionEdit

FilmographyEdit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film/album Title Lyrics Composer(s) Ref.
2012 Mr. Bhatti on Chutti "Good Boys Bad Boys" Tony Kakkar Tony Kakkar
2014 Creature 3D "Sawan Aaya Hai" [3]
"Mohabbat Barsa De"
"Sawan Aaya Hai (Unplugged)"
2015 Ek Paheli Leela "Ek Do Teen Char"
"Khuda Bhi" Manoj Muntashir
"Khuda Bhi" (DJ AKS Remix)[11]
2016 Fever "Mile Ho Tum" Tony Kakkar
Mile Ho Tum (Reprise Version)
"Khara Khara"
"Dil Ashkon Mein"
2017 Ranchi Diaries "Helicopter"
2018 Hate Story 4 [Mohabbat Nasha Hai" (Duet) Kumaar
"Mohabbat Nasha Hai"
2019 Luka Chuppi "Coca Cola Tu (Remake)" Tony Kakkar, Mellow D Tanishk Bagchi
Original:
Tony Kakkar
Cabaret "Phir Teri Bahon Mein" Tony Kakkar Tony Kakkar [12]
Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna "Humne Rait Pe" Sajan Agarwal Tony Kakkar
Pati Patni Aur Woh "Dheeme Dheeme (Remake)" Mellow D, Tanishk Bagchi, Tony Kakkar Tanishk Bagchi, Tony Kakkar
2020 Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan "Ooh La La" Tony Kakkar
2021 Tuesdays and Fridays "Ashleel" Tony Kakkar
"Phone Mein"
"Akhiyaan"
"Funky Mohabbat" Kumaar
"Hanjuaan"
"The Golgappa Song"

AlbumEdit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Lyrics Composer(s)
2012 "SRK Anthem" (Single) Himself
2013 "Hanju" Himself
"Hanju" (DJ AKS Remix)[13]
2014 "Hanju" (Unplugged)
"Sawan Aaya Hai" (Unplugged)
"Johnny Ho Dafaa"
2015 "Maa Tu Bataa"
"Akhiyan" Himself, Rap Lyrics – Bohemia
"Akhiyan" (DJ AKS Remix)[14]
"Car Mein Music Baja" Himself
2016 "Baby Makeup Karna Chod"
"Lori Suna"
"Tu Chand Mera" Himself, Rap Lyrics – Pardhaan
"Khuda Bhi Jab" Himself
"Khafa Mahiya"
"Das Ki Karaan"
"Teri Kamar Pe" ft. Gauahar Khan
2017 "Waada" ft. Nia Sharma
"Sawan Aaya Hai"
"Aaja Meri Bike Pe" ft. Iris Maity
"Chaand Mera Naraaz Hai"
"Sardi Ki Raat"
2018 "Coca Cola Tu" ft. Young Desi
"Oh Humsafar" ft. Neha Kakkar and Himansh Kohli Manoj Muntashir
"Ludo" ft. Young Desi Himself
"Mamla Dil Da"
2019 "Kuch Kuch"
"Dheeme Dheeme" ft. Neha Sharma[15]
"Yaari Hai" ft. Siddharth Nigam, Riyaz Aly
"Bijli Ki Taar" ft. Urvashi Rautela[16][17]
"Naagin Jaisi" (Sangeetkar)
"Kanta Bai" ft. Karishma Sharma[18]
"Naagin Jaisi Kamar Hila" ft. Elnaaz Norouzi
2020 "Goa Beach" ft. Aditya Narayan and Kat Kristian
"Bheegi Bheegi"[19] Prince Dubey
"Kurta Pajama" ft. Shehnaaz Kaur Gill[20] Himself
"Chocolate" ft. Riyaz Aly & Avneet Kaur[21]
"Laila"[22] ft. Heli Daruwala
"Shona Shona" ft. Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill[23]
2021 "Gale Lagana Hai"[24] ft. Shivin Narang and Nia Sharma
"Booty Shake"[25] ft. Hansika Motwani
"Tera Suit"[26] ft. Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin
"Oh Sanam" ft. Hiba Nawab[citation needed]
"Number Likh" ft. Nikki Tamboli[27]
"Saath Kya Nibhoge"[28] ft. Sonu Sood and Niddhi Agerwal
"Kanta Laga"[29]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Neha Kakkar-Sonu Kakkar Post Heartfelt Birthday Wishes For Their 'Best Brother In World' Tony Kakkar". Yahoo News. 9 April 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Neha Kakkar's Goa Beach, Adnan Sami's Tu Yaad Aya and Asim Riaz anthem: Top Hindi tracks of February 11". The Indian Express. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Tony Kakkar: One gets a lot more popularity as a singer than a composer - Times of India". The Times of India. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Latest Hindi Song 'Dheeme Dheeme' Sung By Tony Kakkar Featuring Neha Sharma". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  5. ^ Desk, India com Entertainment (8 April 2021). "Neha Kakkar-Tony Kakkar's Shona Shona in Trouble: Plea Filed in HC to Ban Song With 'Vulgar Lyrics'". India News, Breaking News | India.com. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Kuch Kuch Video Song: Neha Kakkar, Tony Kakkar and Priyanka Sharma's Latest Number Will Make You Cringe | 🎥 LatestLY". LatestLY. 5 February 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  7. ^ "DMF | Artist | Tony Kakkar". Archived from the original on 25 December 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2021.
  8. ^ Pardiwalla, Tanzim (26 November 2020). "Sidnaaz's 'Shona Shona' Copied From K-pop Music Videos By B1A4 and IZ*ONE?". Mashable India. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Times when K-pop was plagiarized by Indian artists". PINKVILLA. 23 February 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  10. ^ Sharma, Chirali (17 February 2021). "Did Tony Kakkar Copy From K-Pop Group Blackpink For His Booty Shake Video?". Yahoo News. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Ek Paheli Leela Remix by Meet Bros Anjjan, Dr Zeus, Amaal Mallik, Uzair Jaswal & Tony Kakkar". Apple Music. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  12. ^ "Latest Hindi Song 'Phir Teri Bahon Mein' Sung By Sonu Kakkar | Hindi Video Songs - Times of India". The Times of India. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  13. ^ Hanju - DJ AKS Remix (Full Song & Lyrics) - Neha Kakkar, Meiyang Chang - Download or Listen Free - JioSaavn, retrieved 3 December 2020
  14. ^ "Akhiyan (DJ Aks Remix) - Single by Tony Kakkar, Neha Kakkar & Bohemia". Apple Music. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  15. ^ "Viral हुआ टोनी कक्कड़ का डांस सॉन्ग धीमे-धीमे, यूट्यूब पर व्यूज 1 करोड़ के पार". Zee News Hindi. 15 May 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  16. ^ Yadav, Nitesh (17 September 2019). "Urvashi Rautela: I haven't used my potential until now". India TV News. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  17. ^ "Urvashi Rautela features in Tony Kakkar's new music video". DNA India. 9 September 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  18. ^ Katira, Kirtika (10 October 2019). "[VIDEO] Kanta Bai: Tony Kakkar's new music video is taking the internet by storm". Times Now. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  19. ^ "Neha and Tony Kakkar release new single 'Bheegi Bheegi'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  20. ^ "Kurta Pajama song: Shehnaaz Gill brings glamour to Tony Kakkar's new music video. Watch". Hindustan Times. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  21. ^ "Tony Kakkar, Riyaz Aly And Avneet kaur New Song: टोनी कक्कड़ का नया गाना 'चॉकलेट' कर रहा है यूट्यूब पर ट्रेंड". Times Now (in Hindi). 9 September 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  22. ^ "Check Out New Hindi Trending Song Music Video - 'Laila' Sung By Tony Kakkar". The Times of India. 23 October 2020. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  23. ^ "Shona Shona: Sidharth Shukla Tries to Woo Shehnaaz Gill in New Song by Tony and Neha Kakkar". News18. 25 November 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  24. ^ "Gale Lagana Hai: A mediocre romantic track by Neha and Tony Kakkar". The Indian Express. 18 January 2021. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  25. ^ "Neha Kakkar does the 'booty shake' with husband Rohanpreet Singh. Watch video". Hindustan Times. 12 February 2021. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  26. ^ Farzeen, Sana (8 March 2021). "Tony Kakkar's Tera Suit: Jasmin Bhasin-Aly Goni party their way through the music video". The Indian Express. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  27. ^ Cyril, Grace (18 June 2021). "Tony Kakkar flirts with Nikki Tamboli in Number Likh. Music video out now". India Today.
  28. ^ "Check Out Latest Hindi Song Official Teaser - 'Saath Kya Nibhaoge' Sung By Tony Kakkar And Altaf Raja | Hindi Video Songs - Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  29. ^ "Neha Kakkar, Tony & Honey Singh Team Up For Kanta Laga, Call It 'Biggest Collab Of The Year'". news.abplive.com. Retrieved 7 September 2021.

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