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Related by blood and music, the Kakkar sibling trio, comprising of Sonu Kakkar, Tony Kakkar and Neha Kakkar have struggled their way from the bottom to fame and success. While Tony and Neha enjoy the limelight, it is their elder sister, Sonu, who prefers to keep a low profile when it comes to her personal life. Reigning the world of music, Sonu, Tony and Neha are riding high on the professional as well as the personal front. (Also Read: Malaika Arora Shares A Fifteen Year Old Unseen Picture With Sister, Amrita Arora, Looks Chic As Ever)
Sonu Kakkar, Tony Kakkar and Neha Kakkar have come up with a show, Story of Kakkars, which details about the three siblings and their lives. The first episode was released in 2017, and the Story of Kakkars had begun with their childhood house in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, and shows how they moved to Delhi. It was revealed that their father used to sell samosas at schools and colleges to earn a living while their mother was a homemaker. The Kakkar sibling trio had begun singing bhajans in jagratas since childhood without any professional training.
In the second episode of Story of Kakkars, released on June 5, 2020, the siblings had taken their fans back to the year 1988, when Neha Kakkar was born. Released a day before Neha’s birthday, the video began with Tony Kakkar rapping, "Halaat itne kharaab the, khaali khaali se haath the, Na zada pade likhe, bhole se maa baap the” which introduced their parents and revealed the family’s financial circumstances. Tony’s rap further elaborated on why their parents wanted to abort Neha but couldn’t, "Paise nahi hote the, raato mei wo rote the, Garbh tha giraana, par beete hafte 8 the, Garmi ka maheena, din tha 6 June ka, shaam dhal rahi thi janam hua junoon ka” followed by how Neha became the ‘junoon’ of the country and shot to fame.
Tony Kakkar recalled Sonu Kakkar used to sing at jagratas to earn a living for their household and how their four-year-old sister, Neha Kakkar learnt everything by watching her elder sister. Soon, the Kakkar sisters formed a team and began singing at jagratas for which the entire family used to travel to nearby areas for such events and return the next day. (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Reveals One Regret She Has When Asked About Father-In-Law, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi)
Born in Rishikesh, the Kakkars used to live in a rented one-room house. The self-made singer, Neha had posted a picture of their old house and the new bungalow in March and had captioned it, "This is the Bungalow we Own now in #Rishikesh and Swipe Right to see the house where I was Born. In the same house We Kakkar’s used to stay in a 1 Room inside which My Mother had put a table which was our kitchen in that small room. And that Room also was not our own, we were paying rent. And Now Whenever I see Our Own Bungalow in the Same City, I always get Emotional #SelfMade #NehaKakkar Biggest Thanks to My Family @sonukakkarofficial @tonykakkar Mom Dad Mata Rani (God) and Ofcourse My NeHearts and All My Well wishers #NehuDiaries #Utrakhand #KakkarFamily."
In case you don’t know how to measure success, take a look at Neha Kakkar’s career-graph! A once contestant on Indian Idol 2, later became a judge on the show. But other than her exceptional professional graph, Neha had ruled the headlines for her personal life. While 2018 was all about Neha’s relationship with her Oh Humsafar co-star, Himansh Kohli, the end of the year was governed with their possible split. 2019 had churned the gossip mills with Neha’s rumoured affair with Indian Idol contestant, Vibhor Parashar. However, Neha had always refuted such speculations regarding her personal life. And in early 2020, rumours of Neha’s marriage with Indian Idol 11 host, Aditya Narayan were circulating in the media.
Neha Kakkar, breaking down on the national television on her show, Indian Idol, had made way for various memes which went viral. Reacting on the same in an interview with the IANS, Neha had stated, "I've seen a lot of memes... People have put my pictures and screenshots where I am crying. So there are people who make memes... They need some data because I am visible everywhere... I do everything openly. I cry openly, I laugh openly... I am very emotional and I am very proud of it. I feel people's emotions in this heartless world... I understand the pain. I would like to tell people who say I cry a lot that I just don't cry, but I also help people. It happens naturally. It comes from my heart... I just don't want to get appreciated for the singer I am, but also for being the human being I am. And this is how I am going to be all my life." (Also Read: Mona Singh Reveals If Her Hubby, Shyam Rajagopalan Has Watched Her Show, 'Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain')
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In 1988, a couple in Rishikesh was sceptical of having their third child due to the financial circumstances but fortunately, eight weeks had passed by and they couldn’t. In the evening of June 6, 1988, the couple had given birth to ‘junoon’, who years later shot to fame and became theRead More