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Kanika Kapoor

Kanika Kapoor (born 21 August 1978) is a singer from India. Her hometown is Lucknow, where she was born and raised. She had always wanted to be a singer, but she married businessman Raj Chandok in 1998 and relocated to London, where she had three children. After her divorce from Raj in 2012, she moved to Mumbai to pursue a career as a singer.

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Kapoor’s debut song, “Jugni Ji,” was for a music video, and it was a commercial hit. She made her Bollywood playback singing debut in 2014 with the song “Baby Doll” for the film Ragini MMS 2. When the song was released, it topped the music charts, after that Kapoor gained widespread critical praise and multiple awards for her vocal technique.

Personal Information

ProfessionSinger
Date of Birth21 August 1978
Age44 (as of 2022)
BirthplaceLucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac SignLeo
NationalityIndian
HometownLucknow
SchoolLoreto Convent, Lucknow
CollegeBhatkhande Music Institute, Lucknow
Educational QualificationsB.A and M.A in Music
Religion and CasteHinduism and Khatri
AddressApartment in Knightsbridge, London
HobbiesYoga, Travelling, Shopping
Kanika Kapoor

Early Life

Kanika Kapoor was born on August 21, 1978, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. She was born Punjabi Hindu Khatri family of the Kapoor clan; under the Dhai Ghar family group. Her father, Rajeev Kapoor, is a businessman and her mother, Poonam Kapoor, is a boutique owner.

Kapoor began studying classical music at the age of 12 with Varanasi artist Pandit Ganesh Prasad Mishra. In her childhood, she competed in several music competitions at school. She began her career with All India Radio at the age of 15. Kanika has also joined bhajan singer Anup Jalota on his shows.

She received her B.A. and Masters’s degrees in music from the Bhatkhande Music Institute in Lucknow. She later shifted to Mumbai to make a career in music.

Career of Kanika Kapoor

  1. In 2012, Kapoor released the music video “Jugni Ji“, featuring Dr. Zeus.
  2.  Meet Bros Anjjan asked Kapoor to sing the song “Baby Doll” for the film Ragini MMS 2 (2014), which was her Bollywood singing debut.
  3. The same year she sang the song “Lovely” in Happy New Year .
  4. She also relaunched her fashion brand “Kanika Kapoor: House of Chikankari“.
  5. In 2015, she worked again with Meet Bros for “Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan” in Roy.
  6. She was the playback singer in the song “Desi Look” in the movie Ek Paheli Leela.
Kanika Kapoor’s famous song ‘baby doll’

Physical Stats

  • Height- 5’5″ (in feet inches) or 165 cm
  • Weight- 56 kgs or 123lbs
  • Figure Measurements- 33-26-34
  • Eye Color- Grey
  • Hair Color- Brown

Relationships and More

  1. Father’s Name- Rajeev Kapoor (Businessman)
  2. Mother’s Name- Poonam Kapoor (Boutique Owner)
  3. Brother’s Name- Shasha Kapoor (Owns a company in London)
  4. Daughters’ Name- Aayana and Samara
  5. Son’s Name- Yuvraaj
  6. Ex- Husband’s Name- Raj Chandok (They split up in 2010 after 15 years of marriage)
Kanika Kapoor
Kanika Kapoor with her kids.

Awards and Acheivements

  • Brit Asia TV Music Awards; 2012 Best Single for “Jugni Ji”, with Dr. Zeus
  • BIG Star Entertainment Awards; 2014 Most Entertaining Female Singer for “Lovely”
  • Filmfare Awards; 2015 Best Female Playback Singer for “Baby Doll” from Ragini MMS 2
  • IIFA Awards; 2015 Best Female Playback Singer for “Baby Doll”

Favorites of Kanika Kapoor

CuisineChinese
FoodAloo Paratha
Sweet DishKesar Jalebi
Actor(s)Hrithik Roshan and Leonardo Dicaprio
ActressDeepika Padukone
Musician(s)A.R Rehman, Vishal-Shekhar, Beyonce, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez,
Pitbull and Justin Bieber
LyricistShabbir Ahmed
SingerLata Mangeshkar, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan
Designer(s)Peter Dundas, Christian Laqua, Rohit Bal, Manish Malhotra
Kanika Kapoor

Controversies

Singer/Music Producer Dr Zeus was unhappy with Kanika as he was not named as the producer of her debut song ‘Baby Doll’. He expressed his anger and said that Meet Bros took credit of his hard work.

Secondly, Kanika Kapoor, who tested COVID positive in March 2020, had to face severe anger for not practicing social distancing after she returned from London, during the pandemic.

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