“The best part about being a playback singer in Bollywood is that it gives good faces to my voice!” Neha Kakkar gets candid

The Kala Chashma singer talks about music and marshmallows and everything in between
Singer Neha Kakkar lists John Mayer, Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande as her favourite international singers. She wears a top from Ken Ferns and pants from Zara. Make-up: Bel Jane; Hair: Madhuri(Faizal Mia Photuwala)
Singer Neha Kakkar lists John Mayer, Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande as her favourite international singers. She wears a top from Ken Ferns and pants from Zara. Make-up: Bel Jane; Hair: Madhuri(Faizal Mia Photuwala)
Updated on Jul 14, 2018 10:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRiya Dhankar

All about Neha

Date of birth: June 6

Sun Sign: Gemini

Place of birth: Rishikesh

Home town: Mumbai

First break: Singing Second Hand Jawaani in Cocktail (2012)

School/college: New Holy Public School, Delhi

High point of your life: Going from an Indian Idol contestant to an Indian Idol judge!

Low point of your life: My elimination from Indian Idol

If you weren’t a singer, you would have been...?
A dancer or a fashion designer.

A classic you would have loved to sing?
Ehsaan Tera Hoga from Junglee (1961).

From your participation days to judging, how do you think talent shows have changed?
The contestants and their attitude is very different now. And, it’s a positive change!

Who are your favourite international singers?
John Mayer, Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande.

What’s the best thing about being a singer in Bollywood?
Getting good faces for your voice .

What would your Tinder bio be?
The account you are seeing right now is fake. It can never be Neha Kakkar!

Three things you look for in a man...?
He should be a good person, he should smell good and he shouldn’t be dumb!

Theme song of your life is...?
Haste Haste Kat Jaaye Raste from Khoon Bhari Maang (1988).

A dessert that describes you best...?
Marshmallows!

Neha’s favourites

Film: English Vinglish (2012)

Food/ cuisine: North Indian Vegetarian

Side of the bed: Right

Person: My brother Tony Kakkar

Song: Dil Diya Gallan from Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)

Co-singer: Arijit Singh

From HT Brunch, July 15, 2018

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