Indian Idol 12 judge and Bollywood's hottest female singer, our birthday girl, Neha Kakkar has had an interesting journey. After a period of extreme struggle, she reached the pinnacle of success in the Indian music industry. While she charges somewhere in between Rs 10-15 lakh for a song, the singer's fee for every episode of Indian Idol 12 is reportedly Rs five lakh. As per reports, she makes more than Rs 30 lakh a month from her songs cum events. However, life was not always hunky dory for the birthday girl. Neha Kakkar who comes from a big family saw days when her parents struggled to secure a stable livelihood for the large family.
The young lady has been singing from the age of four. She started off with singing bhajans and aartis. The young lady made only Rs 50 singing devotional numbers. In fact, she has only sung bhajans from the age of 4 to 16. This was in New Delhi. Neha Kakkar had decided to work to support her family financially. In fact, her father Rishikesh Kakkar would sell samosas outside colleges in New Delhi to make ends meet. This explains why Neha Kakkar feels for every aspiring artiste who are constrained due to financial limitations. When the singer came to Mumbai the whole family lived in a one room flat where they used a table for a kitchen.
Neha Kakkar is a philanthropist and helps out people and musicians in need. We know how she helped Sunny Hindustani on Indian Idol 11. The singer from Bhatinda got financial help from Neha Kakkar to come to Mumbai and kickstart his career. Neha Kakkar does not have any formal training but has learnt on the job. She is also very candid about how her family survived a very tough phase. While people might troll her for crying so frequently, you need to be brave to be vulnerable. BollywoodLife wishes her all the health and happiness on her birthday!
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