Neha Kakkar (born on 6 June 1988) is an Indian singer. She competed on season 2 of the television reality show Indian Idol in 2006 and was a judge on the tenth season of the same show i.e. Indian Idol 10 .She also appeared in Comedy Circus Ke Taansen in 2014 on Sony TV. She had judged a singing reality show on Zee TV named Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs.In 2008, she launched her first album, Neha-The Rock Star, whose music was composed by Meet Bros. Her other work includes the songs "Sunny Sunny" from movie Yaariyan, "Manali Trance" from movie The Shaukeens, "Aao Raja" with singer Honey Singh from movie Gabbar is Back, "Dhating Naach" from movie Phata Poster Nikala Hero, "London Thumakda" from movie Queen, "Dilbar" from movie Satyameva Jayate, "Hanju" (Album) with singer Meiyang Chang, and "Patt Lainge" (Album) with singer Gippy Grewal.
Kakkar's parents are Jai Narayan Kakkar and Kimi Kakkar. She is the younger sister of playback singer Sonu Kakkar. She has a brother, Tony Kakkar, who is also a singer. Kakkar grew up in Delhi and studied at New Holy Public School, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi. When she participated in Indian Idol Season 2, she was a student of class 11 Kakkar was passionate about music since early childhood. She started singing when she was only four.
She first entered the industry with Indian Idol season 2. Her elder sister's presence in the industry helped her with the career and the show. After getting eliminated very early from the show, she focused on playback singing. After Indian Idol, she kick started her journey in the music industry with the album 'Neha The Rock Star' composed by Meet Bros in 2008. In 2013, Kakkar gave her voice in the song 'Dhating Naach' for the movie 'Phata Poster Nikhla Hero'. She gave her voice in the popular song 'Sunny Sunny' with Honey Singh in 2014 that conveyed huge fame for the singer. In the same year, Kakkar gave voice in the song 'London Thumakda'. Then she gave the voice for the song 'Party Shoes' of the Kolkata's movie 'Bindass'.Kakkar played her singing role in the song 'Magic Mamoni' of the Bengali movie where acted Mahiya Mahi. She gave singing performance in the song 'Car Mein Music Baja'. Kakkar played back in the 'Dilwale' movie song 'Tukur Tukur'. Then she gave voice in the song 'Chitta Kukkad' for the movie 'Loveshhuda'. Kakkar continued to sing with performances like song 'Kala Chashma' for the movie Baar Baar Dekho in 2016 for the song and song 'Dilbar Dilbar' in 2018 for the film Satyameva Jayate (2018 film), which was recreated by original song with same title from Sirf Tum and became chartbuster.
Neha Kakkar and Himansh Kohli had been in a relationship since 2014.