Alka Yagnik

Alka Yagnik Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 17, 2023

Date of Birth

20 / March / 1966


58 Years


Playback Singer

Alka Yagnik is among the most successful playback vocalists in India. Yagnik was born in Kolkata on the 20th of March, 1966. She was part of a Gujarati Hindu Family, She began singing at the age of six years old.

Alka Yagnik Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

She sings bhajans to the Akashvani at a young age. In 1989, she got married to the Shillong-based businessman Neeraj Kapoor. Alka has one daughter Sayesha who is now 32 years old. Alka’s net worth is believed to be in the region of INR 30 crores.


Udit Narayan’s father Harekrishna Jha (Nepali) was a farmer. His mom, Bhuvaneshwari Jha (Indian) was a folk singer who supported his career.

Dharmendra Shankar Alka Yagnik Father

Dharmendra Shankar Alka Yagnik Father

Shubha Yagnik Alka Yagnik Mother

Shubha Yagnik Alka Yagnik Mother

Samir Yagnik Alka Yagnik Brother

Samir Yagnik Alka Yagnik Brother

Neeraj Kapoor Alka Yagnik Husband

Neeraj Kapoor Alka Yagnik Husband

Syesha Kapoor Alka Yagnik Daughter

Syesha Kapoor Alka Yagnik Daughter

Early and Personal Life

She was born on the 20th of March 1996 in Kolkata to a Gujarati family. The name of her father is Dharmendra Shankar, and her mother’s name is Shubha. Her mother was an Indian classical music performer. There is a younger brother called Samir.

She began singing with Akashvani (All India Radio) Calcutta at the age of six in the year 1972. Her mother took her tickets to Mumbai to sing as a child when she was 10. In the beginning, she was advised to keep her voice until it developed.

Professional Life

In the following section, we have provided information regarding her professional background. We have also included the name of her school, college, and academic qualifications. Her debut came as a Playback Singer in the song”Thirkat Ang, “Thirkat Ang,” Film” Payal Ki Jhankaar “Payal Ki Jhankaar”. Her main job is that of a Playback Singer.


Alka Yagnik was trained classically. She started her singing career performing Bhajans to Akashvani (All India Radio) Calcutta, at the age of six. Her first stage performance Kala Mandir Kolkata.


Name Notes Channel Year
Sapne Sajan Ke Yagnik also appeared in the film Sapne Sajan Ke in the song ‘Yeh Dua Hai Meri’ with co-singer Kumar Sanu. 1992
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs She made her first television debut with the show. Zee TV 2006
Comedy Nights with Kapil On 25 May 2014, she appeared as a special guest along with Kumar Sanu for the popular TV show Comedy Nights with Kapil. Colors TV 2014
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs She had done Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs as a judge in the first Season and the fifth Season as a Maha Guru (also in the previous 2 seasons). Zee TV 2014
Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! In November 2016, she appeared in a Hindi comedy serial Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! with Kumar Sanu in a special one-hour episode. &TV 2016
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Yagnik also appeared as a guest in the Hindi serial ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai STAR Plus 2017
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs She came with her co-singer Udit Narayan and sang many duet songs of the 90s era. Zee TV 2017
Rising Star She appears as a guest and gave a special tribute to the late actress Sri Devi Colors 2018
Indian Idol She appeared in the 10th season of Indian Idol with co-singer Kumar Sanu. Sony Entertainment Television 2018
The Kapil Sharma Show She appeared in The Kapil Sharma Show with other two judges for the promotion of her show ‘Superstar Singer’. 2019
Superstar Singer In 2019, she appeared in Superstar Singer as a Judge on Sony TV. 2019
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs Besides Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan and Kumar Sanu appeared as judges after 30 years. Zee TV 2020

In the Media

Alka Yagnik is cited as “The Queen of Playback singing”. She became the most streamed Indian mother-of-artist on Spotify on Mother’s Day on 12th May 2019. She was described as a “Honey-voiced” singer by The Times of India. Hindustan Times also mentioned her voice as a “Magical Voice”.


More than 42 lawmakers opposed her song “Choli Ke Pichhe Kya hain’ because of the use of profane words. The song was not allowed to be broadcast by All India Radio & Doordarshan. According to some rumors, it is believed that a lot of her music recordings were made in Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad.

Favorites Things
Favorites Food(s) Gujarati Cuisines, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Italian & Chinese
Favorites Actor(s) Salman Khan, Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan & Amir Khan
Favorites Actresses Aishwarya Rai, Raveena Tandon, Rekha & Alia Bhatt
Favorites Singer(s) Lata Mangeshkar, Sadhana Sargam, Sonu Nigam, Kumar Sanu & Shreya Ghoshal
Favorites TV Shows Indian: Sa re ga ma pa Little Champs(Zee TV), Indian Idol (Sony TV)
Favorites Color(s) Black, Yellow, Pink & White

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Alka Yagnik (born 20 March 1966) is an Indian playback vocalist who is employed mostly in Hindi Cinema. Her name has been referred to in the media as being among the most well-known and popular performers in Bollywood.

Net Worth

We have updated information on assets and salaries as shown in this table. We have also added controversy to this page. Alka Yagnik’s net worth is US$81.7 billion.

Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx.) $9 million
Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx.) $8 million
Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx.) Under Review
Salary INR 12 Lacs/Song
Income Source Playback Singer

Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik Relationship

Udit Narayan’s spouse Deepa was on the program Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs and gave a few tips to the viewers. Take a look at the information and learn more about it.

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Kolkata West Bengal India
Children Daughter: Syesha Kapoor
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Dark Brown
Height In CM 163 CM
Height In Meter 1.63 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Dharmendra Shankar
Mother: Shubha Yagnik
Profession Playback Singer
Siblings Brother: Samir Yagnik
Spous Neeraj Kapoor
Weight 65 Kg
Zodiac Sign Pisces


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