Tulsi Kumar

Tulsi Kumar Dua (born 15 March 1990) is an Indian playback singer, radio jockey, musician, and actress in the Bollywood industry. She was born to businessman Gulshan Kumar and his wife Sudesh Kumari. She has two siblings, Khushali Kumar and Bhushan Kumar.[1] She also owns Kids Hut, a YouTube channel which features kids stories, nursery rhymes and fantasy adventures.

Tulsi Kumar Dua
Tulsi Kumar in Screen Awards 2019 (5) (cropped).jpg
Kumar at the Screen Awards in 2019
Born (1990-03-15) 15 March 1990 (age 31)
NationalityIndian
Occupation
Years active2006–present
OrganizationT-Series (Music & Film production company)
Kids Hut (YouTube channel)
Spouse(s)
Hitesh Ralhan
(m. 2015)
Parents
Relatives

CareerEdit

Kumar began her singing career with backing tracks for Bollywood movies such as Chup Chup Ke, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, and Aksar.

In 2009, her debut album, Love ho Jaaye, was released. Along with the album, Kumar made a music video for the title track. She also sang "Mujhe Teri" from the movie Paathshaala and "Tum Jo Aaye" from Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai.

She sang the song "Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog" in 2015, through which her sister Khushali made her screen debut. It is a recreated version of the original song from the movie Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin.

Kumar sang "Soch Na Sake", "Sanam Re", "Nachange Sari Raat", "Ishq Di Latt", "Salamat", "Dekh Lena", "Wajah Tum Ho", "Dil Ke Pass", and "Dil Mein Chupa Lunga" in 2016 she also duoed with Guru Randhawa in Enni Soni in 2019.[2]

In 2020, during the COVID-19 lockdown, she released several songs where she collaborated with Darshan Raval on Tere Naal, Millind Gaba on Naam. Her blockbuster single "Tanhaai" was released on T-Series official YouTube channel and has gained over 11 crore views on YouTube.

In 2021, Kumar released the single "Pehle Pyaar Ka Pehla Gham" sung along with Jubin Nautiyal.[3] The music video features Parth Samthaan and her sister Khushali. In February 2021, she released a new song "Main Jis Din Bhula Doon" along with Nautiyal which featured Himansh Kohli and Sneha Namanandi.

She was seen hosting season 2 of Indie Hai Hum in February 2021.

Later on, she released her blockbuster romantic hit ''Is Qadar'' sung along with Raval and the music video features them both.

On 30 June 2021, Kumar and Nautiyal's Amazon Prime Mixtape season 3 was out. The songs in the mixtape were Tera Chehra and Jaan Meri

On 5 October 2021, Darshan Raval and Tulsi Kumar's #ShaadiWalaSong Tera Naam was released. This is the 3rd Collaboration of this duo. The song hit 9 million+ views and was trending on #2 On YouTube Global Charts within 24 hours of release. Fans are giving immense love to this song.

Personal lifeEdit

Kumar was born as Tulsi Kumar Dua in a Punjabi Hindu family to businessman and founder of T-Series Gulshan Kumar and his wife Sudesh Kumari.[4] Divya Khosla Kumar is Tulsi's sister-in-law.

In 2015, she married businessperson Hitesh Ralhan in New Delhi and their son was born in 2017.[5] The couple has a son.[6]

AccoladesEdit

Kumar has won several accolades including the International Indian Film Academy award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2017 for the song "Soch Na Sake",[7] Mirchi Music Award - Listener’s Choice Song of the Year in 2017 for "Soch Na Sake" from the film Airlift (film),[8] and Mirchi Music Awards - Best Album in 2020 for the soundtrack to Kabir Singh.[9] She has also been nominated for the IIFA Best Female Playback Singer in 2010 and 2019.[10]

DiscographyEdit

Denotes films that have not yet been released

FilmsEdit

Year(s) Film/Album(s) Song(s) Music Director(s) Co-singer(s)
2006 Chup Chup Ke "Mausam Hai Bada Qatil" Himesh Reshammiya Sonu Nigam
"Shabe Firaaq" Himesh Reshammiya
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye "Humko Deewana Kar Gaye" Anu Malik Sonu Nigam
"Humko Deewana Kar Gaye – Sad II" Solo
"Tum Sansoon Main" Himesh Reshammiya Himesh Reshammiya
Aksar "Mohabbat Ke"
Tom, Dick, and Harry "Tere Sang Ishq"
Phir Hera Pheri "Dil Naiyyo Maane Re"
Ahista Ahista
Dil Diya Hai "Afsana"
"Mile Ho Tum"
Rocky: The Rebel "Teri Yaad Bichake Sota Hoon"
Zindaggi Rocks "Meri Dhoop Hai Tu" Anu Malik Javed Ali
2007 Aggar "Aggar" Mithoon Hamsa
Darling "Akele Tanha" Pritam Solo
"Saathiya" Adnan Sami
"Hasaye Bhi" Shaan
"Tadap Tadap" Himesh Reshammiya
Raqeeb "Tum Ho" Zubeen Garg
Nehlle Pe Dehlla "Parvar Digara" KK
"Dil Naaiyo Mane Re" Himesh Reshammiya
Bhool Bhulaiyaa "Let's Rock Soniye" Shaan
"Sakiya Re Sakiya" Solo
2008 Karzzzz "Tere Bin Chain Na Aave" Himesh Reshammiya
"Soniye Je Tere"
2009 Billu "Love Mera Hit Hit" Pritam Neeraj Shridhar
Jai Veeru "Sufi" Bappi Lahiri Saim Bhatt
8 X 10 Tasveer "Hafiz Khuda" Salim-Sulaiman Mohit Chauhan
"Kuch Is Tarah"
"Aaja Maahi" Neeraj Shridhar
2010 Dulha Mil Gaya "Shiri Farhad" Pritam Neeraj Shridhar
Chance Pe Dance "Rishta Hai Mera" Adnan Sami Shaan
"Pe... Pe... Pepein...." (Duet) Pritam Neeraj Shridhar, Master Saleem, Hard Kaur
Paathshala "Mujhe Teri" Hanif Sheikh Hanif Sheikh, Akansha Lama
Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai "Tum Jo Aaye Zindagi Mein" Pritam Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
"Pee Loon" (Female) Solo
Aashayein "Dilkash Dildaar Duniya" Shaan
Kajraare Himesh Reshammiya
Aaj Ki Sham Ishq Ke Naam Album
Action Replayy "Luk Chup Jaana" Pritam KK
A Flat "Dil Kashi" Bappi Lahiri Sonu Nigam, Raja Hasan, Aditi Singh Sharma
2011 Ready "Humko Pyar Hua" Pritam KK, Pritam
"Meri Ada Bhi (Ishq Ne Mere)" Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Yaara o Dildaara "Balle Balle Shawa Shawa" Nitin Kumar Gupta/Jaidev Kumar
2012 Bittoo Boss "Kick Lag Gayi" Raghav Sachar
Dangerous Ishq "Tu Hi Rab Tu Hi Dua" Himesh Reshammiya Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Dabangg 2 "Saanson Ne " Sajid–Wajid Sonu Nigam
Dil Tainu Karda Ae Pyar "Thodi Der Pehlan " Javinder Kumar Arvinder Kumar
2013 Aashiqui 2 "Hum Mar Jayenge" Jeet Gannguli Arijit Singh
"Piya Aaye Na" KK
Nautanki Saala "Mera Mann Kehne Laga" (Female) Falak Shabir Solo
Zilla Ghaziabad "Tu Hai Rab Mera" Amjad Nadeem Mohit Chauhan
Dubai "Mere Yaara" Arijit Singh
Canada Nights "Sab Vaade" KK
I Love New Year "Aao Na" Pritam Sonu Nigam
"Halki Halki" Shaan
2014 Yaariyan "Mujhe Ishq Se" Mithoon Gajendra Verma
Bindaas "Tomake Chere Ami" Habib Wahid
You Are My Shining Star "Tera Mera Pyar Sanam" (Reprise) Neeraj Shridhar
"Judaiyaan" (Reprise) Taimur Shahid
"Humein Tumse Pyar Kitna" (Female)
Singham Returns "Kuch Toh Hua Hai" Ankit Tiwari
Creature 3D "Naam-E-Wafa" Mithoon Farhan Saeed
2015 Roy "Tu Hai Ki Nahi" (Unplugged) Ankit Tiwari Solo
Ek Paheli Leela "Tere Bin Nahi Laage" (Female Version) Uzair Jaswal
(Recreated by Amaal Mallik)
Aishwarya Majmudar, Alamgir Khan
"Saiyaan Superstar" Amaal Mallik Solo
All Of Me – Baarish "All Of Me – Baarish" (Single) Arjun
Binary Domain "Mere Khuda"
Bloodstorm "Jaage Ab Raat Bhar"
All Is Well "Mere Humsafar" Mithoon
Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog "Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog" (Single) Arko Solo
2016 Game Over "Tumhein Hum Pyar"
Mill Gaye Heer Ranjha "Dil Yeh Mera"
"Ishq Ho Jaaye" Pranav Vatsa
Airlift "Soch Na Sake" Amaal Mallik Amaal Mallik, Arijit Singh
Sanam Re "Sanam Re (Lounge Mix)" Mithoon
Sarbjit "Salamat" Amaal Mallik Arijit Singh
Isteqamat (Pakistani Movie) "Radhe Shyam" Shani Arshad, Neeraj Shridhar
Junooniyat "Nachenge Saari Raat" Meet Bros Neeraj Shridhar
"Ishqe Di Lat Tadpave" Ankit Tiwari
Wajah Tum Ho "Dil Ke Paas" Kalyanji-Anandji
(Recreated by Abhijit Vaghani)
Arijit Singh, Neuman Pinto
"Dil Ke Pass" (Reprise) Armaan Malik
"Dil Ke Pass" (Indian Version) Arijit Singh
"Dil Mein Chupa Lunga" Meet Bros Meet Bros, Armaan Malik
"Wajah Tum Ho" Mithoon Mithoon, Altamash Faridi
"Wajah Tum Ho" (Long Version)
Tum Bin II "Dekh Lena" Ankit Tiwari Arijit Singh
"Dekh Lena" (Unplugged) Solo
Team (Pakistani Movie) "Tum Ho" Altamash Faridi, Shiraz Uppal
2017 Mera Highway Star "Mera Highway Star" (Single) Sanjay Rajee Raftaar
Noor "Gulabi Aankhe 2.0" Amaal Mallik Yash Narvekar, Amaal Mallik
Ik Yaad Purani "A Single" Jashan Singh
Mubarakan "The Goggle Song" Amaal Mallik Armaan Malik, Sonu Nigam
Baadshaho "Mere Rashke Qamar" (Version 2) Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Tanishk Bagchi Solo
2018 Raat Kamal Hai "Raat Kamal Hai" (Single) Guru Randhawa
Satyamev Jayate "Paaniyon Sa" Rochak Kohli Atif Aslam
"Tere Jaisa" Arko
Meet-Tera Yaar Hoon Main (cover) "Meet-Tera Yaar Hoon Main" Single Solo
Paniyo Sa Chill Mix "Paniyo Sa Chill Mix" Sourav Roy, Rochak Kohli
2019 Why Cheat India "Dil Mein Ho Tum" Rochak Kohli Solo
Luka Chuppi "Tu Laung Main Elaachi" Tanishk Bagchi
Kabir Singh "Tera Ban Jaunga" Akhil Sachdeva Akhil Sachdeva
"Tera Ban Jaungi"
Khandaani Shafakhana "Sheher Ki Ladki" Anand-Milind
(Recreated by Tanishk Bagchi)
Badshah
"Dil Jaaniye" Payal Dev Jubin Nautiyal
Batla House "O Saki Saki" Vishal-Shekhar
(Recreated by Tanishk Bagchi)
Neha Kakkar, B Praak
Saaho "Enni Soni" Guru Randhawa Guru Randhawa
"Ye Chota Nuvvunna" Haricharan
Marjaavaan "Haiya Ho" Tanishk Bagchi Jubin Nautiyal
"Thodi Jagah (Female)"
The Body "Aaina" Arko Pravo Mukherjee Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Neha Kakkar
Pati Patni Aur Woh "Aakhiyon Se Goli Maare" Tanishk Bagchi Mika Singh
2020 Street Dancer 3D "Lagdi Lahore" Sachin-Jigar, Guru Randhawa Guru Randhawa
Baaghi 3 "Dus Bahane 2.0" Vishal-Shekhar KK, Shaan, Vishal-Shekhar
2021 Koi Jaane Na ''Koi Jaane Na'' (Title Track) Amaal Malik Armaan Malik, Amaal Malik

Albums / SinglesEdit

Year Album(s)/Single(s) Song Co-Singer(s) Music Lyrics Note
2009 Love Ho Jaye "Radhe Shyam" Neeraj Shridhar Monty Sharma Sameer Debut Album
"Jis Dil Ko Ishq Ho Jaye"
"Rabba Maula"
"Mere Khuda"
"Jaage Ab Raat Bhar"
"Tumhe Hum Pyaar Na Karte To"
"Woh Raatein"
"Kudi Punjaaban"
"Aaja Mahi" Neeraj Shridhar
"Jis Dil Ko Ishq Ho Jaye (Remix)"
"Radhe Shyam (Remix by DJ A-Myth)"
"Raba Maula (Remix)"
"Aaja Mahi (Remix)" Neeraj Shridhar
"Aaj Ki Sham (Lounge Mix)"
2015 Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog "Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog" Arko
All of Me (Baarish) "All of Me (Baarish)" Arjun Mithoon, Arjun
2016 Mere Papa "Mere Papa" Jeet Gannguli Manoj Muntashir
Dil Ke Paas – Indian Version "Dil Ke Paas – Indian Version" Arijit Singh Kalyanji-Anandji
(recreated by Abhijit Vaghani)
Rajendra Krishna
Dil Ke Paas – Unplugged "Dil Ke Paas – Unplugged" Armaan Malik
2017 Ik Yaad Purani "Ik Yaad Purani" Jashan Singh Shaarib-Toshi Kumaar
Mera Highway Star "Mera Highway Star" Raftaar Sanjay Rajee Raftaar, Khushali Kumar, Mohan Singh
2018 Raat Kamal Hai "Raat Kamal Hai" Guru Randhawa
2019 Nai Jaana "Nai Jaana" Sachet Tandon Tanishk Bagchi Nirmaan
2020 Masakali 2.0 "Masakali 2.0" Tanishk Bagchi
(Original by A.R. Rahman)
Prasoon Joshi
(Additional Lyrics by Tanishk Bagchi
Tere Naal "Tere Naal" Darshan Raval Darshan Raval Gautam Sharma and Gurpreet Saini
Zara Thehro "Zara Thehro" Armaan Malik Amaal Malik Rashmi Virag
Naam[11] "Naam" Millind Gaba Millind Gaba Jaani
Tanhaai ''Tanhaai'' N/A Sachet-Parampara Sayeed Quadri
T-Series Acoustics "Phir Na Milen Kabhi" (Reprise) Ankit Tiwari Prince Dubey from Malang
2021 Pehle Pyaar Ka Pehla Gham ''Pehle Pyaar Ka Pehla Gham'' Jubin Nautiyal Manan Bharadwaj Javed Akhtar

[Additional Lyrics: Rashmi Virag]

Main Jis Din Bhulaa Du ''Main Jis Din Bhulaa Du'' Jubin Nautiyal Rochak Kohli Manoj Muntashir
Is Qadar ''Is Qadar'' Darshan Raval Sachet-Parampara Sayeed Quadri
Tera Naam "Tera Naam" Manan Bhardwaj

AwardsEdit

Year Awards Songs/Album Category
2010 Global Indian Music Academy Awards Love Ho Jaaye Best music debut non-film album
2011 Global Indian Music Academy Awards Tum Jo Aaye MTV Hotpick, most requested and played song on MTV
Global Indian Film & TV Honor Upcoming music talent
2014 Mirchi Music Awards Aashiqui 2 Best Album of the Year
Listeners Choice Album of the Year
2016 Global Indian Music Academy Awards Soch Na Sake Award for Best Duet
2017 Mirchi Music Awards Listener's choice Song of the Year
IIFA Awards Playback singer female
2020 Mirchi Music Awards Tera Ban Jaaunga Best Album to name a few

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "In father's footsteps". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 14 September 2006. Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Watch: Gulshan Kumar's daughter Khushali makes screen debut with revived 'Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog'". DNA India. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Watch New Hindi Trending Song Music Video – 'Pehle Pyaar Ka Pehla Gham' Sung By Tulsi Kumar, Jubin Nautiyal Featuring Khushali Kumar, Parth Samthaan | Hindi Video Songs – Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Lohri reloaded". The Asian Age. 13 January 2016.
  5. ^ Bollywood singer Tulsi Kumar's sangeet ceremony – Times of India. The Times of India. (20 February 2015). Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Famous Bollywood Singer Becomes Mother, Shares First Pic And Name of the Baby". Yahoo Lifestyle. 26 December 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  7. ^ "IIFA Awards 2017: List Of Winners". NDTV.com. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  8. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  9. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  10. ^ "IIFA 2019 nominations: Andhadhun grabs maximum nods, Raazi and Padmaavat follow". The Indian Express. 28 August 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  11. ^ "All About Naam – Singer Millind Gaba's First Collaboration With Tulsi Kumar And Jaani". NDTV.com. Retrieved 1 September 2020.

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