Melody queen Alka Yagnik celebrates her 47th birthday today, on 20th March. The ace singer who has been a part of the Indian film industry for more than three decades has given India cinema some memorable songs. Alka Yagnik has sung thousands of songs, not only in Hindi movies but also in various other Indian languages. In her long career, the singer has won several awards including 7 Filmfare awards for best playback singer and 2 National film awards. One of the most prominent names in the music Industry, the singer has given voices to Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Juhi Chawla etc. In fact there was a time in the 90’s when there will be hardly any Bollywood movie without Alka’s song in it. Her duet numbers with singer Kumar Sanu were highly successful and still continue to enthrall the listeners with their melody.
Alka Yagnik will always remain one of the most iconic singers of the Indian film industry. We give you 5 of our favorite Alka Yagnik numbers! Though we love her voice in all her songs, these 5 just stand out.
5. Taal Se Taal Mila (Taal) : The combination of A.R. Rahman’s music, Aishwarya Rai’s beauty and Alka Yagnik’s magical voice makes this song an all time classic.
4. Meri Mehbooda (Pardes) : Her melodious rendition of “Meri Mehbooda” won her a Filmfare award, which we think she thoroughly deserved.
3. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai) : The evergreen classic from an evergreen movie. The song won her a National Award.
2. Hum Tum (Hum Tum) : This song is beautifully picturized but what makes it special is Alka Yagnik’s melodious voice.
1. Ghoonghat Ki Aad Se (Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke) : Our top favorite is this beautiful number from the movie Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke. She won her first National award for this song.
Which is your favorite Alka Yagnik number? On her birthday today we wish the singer a very happy birthday and more success and happiness in the coming year. Happy Birthday Alka Yagnik!