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Kanika Kapoor Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Lucknow
Husband: Dr. Raj Chandok (Ex-Husband)
Age: 38 Years

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ProfessionSinger
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5' 5"
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 56 kg
in pounds- 123 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)33-26-34
Eye ColourGrey
Hair ColourBrown
Career
DebutSingles: Jugni Ji (2012)
Bollywood Playback: 'Baby Doll' from the movie Ragini MMS 2 (2014)
Mentor/GuruPandit Ganesh Prasad Mishra
Awards, Honours• Big Star Entertainment Award for Most Entertaining Female Singer for the song "Lovely" (2014)
• Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for "Baby Doll" (2015)
• Hindustan Times Most Stylish Awards for Most Stylish Music Personality (2016)
• IIFA Award for Best Female Playback Singer for "Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan" (2016)
• Stardust Award for Best Playback Singer– Female for "Baby Doll" (2014)
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 March 1981
Age (as in 2019)38 Years
Birth PlaceLucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
NationalityIndian
HometownLucknow, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolLoreto Convent, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
CollegeBhatkhande Music Institute, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Educational Qualification(s)BA & MA in Music from Bhatkhande Music Institute in Lucknow
ReligionHinduism
CasteKhatri
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
AddressShe lives at a small apartment in Knightsbridge, London
HobbiesDoing Yoga, Shopping, Travelling
ControversySinger & Music Producer Dr Zeus expressed his disappointment when he was not credited as the producer of the song "Baby Doll Main Sone Di," Kanika's debut Bollywood song. In a radio interview, he said that the fruits of all his hard work were reaped by Meet Bros., who were unfairly given the credits for the song.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/BoyfriendsRaj Chandok
Marriage DateYear 1997
Family
Husband/SpouseDr. Raj Chandok (m. 1997–2012)
Kanika Kapoor with her Ex-husband Raj Chandhok
ChildrenDaughter(s)- Aayana, Samara
Son- Yuvraaj
Kanika Kapoor With Her Children

Note: Kanika's children have British citizenship
ParentsFather- Rajeev Kapoor (Runs his family business of electrical trading)
Mother- Poonam Kapoor (runs a boutique)
Kanika Kapoor's Parents
SiblingsSister- None
Brother- Sasha (Elder, owns a company in London)
Kanika Kapoor With Her Brother, Sasha
Favourite Things
Favourite CuisinesChinese
Favourite FoodAloo Paratha
Favourite Sweet DishKesar Jalebi
Favourite ActorsBollywood: Hrithik Roshan
Hollywood: Leonardo DiCaprio
Favourite ActressDeepika Padukone
Favourite MusiciansA. R. Rahman, Vishal-Shekhar, Beyonce, Shakira, Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Justin Bieber
Favourite LyricistShabbir Ahmed
Favourite Designers Peter Dundas, Christian Laqua, Rohit Bal, Manish Malhotra
Favourite Singer(s)Lata Mangeshkar, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Justin Bieber
Money Factor
SalaryNot Known

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Kanika Kapoor

  • Does Kanika Kapoor smoke?: No
  • Does Kanika Kapoor drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Kanika is a popular Indian playback singer who is known for some hit Bollywood numbers including “Baby Doll” and “Chhitiyan Kalaiyan.”
  • Besides singing, she is also a trained Kathak dancer.
  • Kanika was born and brought up into a business-class family in Lucknow.

    Kanika Kapoor With Her Mother (extreme left) In Her Childhood

    Kanika Kapoor With Her Mother (extreme left) In Her Childhood

  • In Lucknow, Kanika has a large extended family, comprising of around 150+ members, all living nearby.
  • Her father, Rajeev Kapoor is the third generation in his family’s business of electrical trading.

    Kanika Kapoor With Her Father

    Kanika Kapoor With Her Father

  • Kanika’s mother, Poonam, is an established exporter of Chikan work and also runs a boutique, called Kalakrutti.
  • Her elder brother, Sasha, has his own company in London.
  • Kanika’s family has a musical background and her uncle has learnt music from the late Pandit Ganesh Mishraji. Kanika would often sit with them together on Sundays and practice.
  • Kanika started learning music at a very young age, and when she was only 11 years old, she got an opportunity to sing on the All India Radio (AIR).
  • At her Lucknow house, Kanika had converted her garage into a studio, where she would sing and record.
  • Anup Jalota was her father’s childhood friend, and he would often give her a chance to sing Bhajans in the breaks that he took during his performances.

    Kanika Kapoor With Anup Jalota

    Kanika Kapoor With Anup Jalota

  • It was Anup Jalota who introduced the 16-year-old Kanika to Bollywood folk and helped here sign a three-year contract with Universal Polygram.
  • While in Mumbai, Kanika made an album with Lalit Sen but it never released.
  • Initially, Kanika had decided never to get married in her life, However, when she met Raj Chandok (best friend of Kanika’s London based cousin) at her cousin’s wedding at Khajuraho, she fell in love with him.
  • At the age of 18, Kanika got married to Dr. Raj Chandok and moved to London.
  • While in London, Kanika gave up singing; because she wasn’t allowed.
  • Talking about her married life in London, Kanika says-

    I was a normal papad achaar housewife, had three kids and was happy playing a mother to them, till we separated.”

  • Kanika also explains about becoming of her an arrogant materialistic woman after being married to a rich man-

    Marriage exposed me to a fancy life of another level and that kind of took over me. I was materialistic, egoistic, vain and was full of myself, to the extent of being borderline arrogant. The money, the kids, the lifestyle all made me stay with my husband for a long time, till it became too much to go through personally.”

  • After happily living for almost 15 years, Kanika and her husband’s relation started growing sour; after she found her husband cheating on her. Both separated in 2010 and finally divorced in 2012.
  • After living at the plush apartment in Central London at Mayfair, now, Kanika lives at a small apartment in Knightsbridge in London.
  • Kanika also owns a house in Mumbai and has personally supervised for its interior decoration.

  • Her elder brother, Sasha, and Harmeet Singh (from the Meet Brothers duo) were classmates at Gwalior’s Scindia School. This is how Kanika Kapoor knows Meet Brothers; in fact, she considers Harmeet & Manmeet as her brothers.

    Kanika Kapoor With Meet Brothers

    Kanika Kapoor With Meet Brothers

  • After her divorce, Kanika moved to India along with her children; however, since her children were not able to adjust in the Indian environment and were getting ill, she moved back to London.

    Kanika Kapoor With Her Daughters In Jaipur

    Kanika Kapoor With Her Daughters In Jaipur

  • Kanika is very close to her grandmother and says-

    Every time we leave Lucknow my Dadi ma puts a red tikka and gives us ₹500.”

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    Kanika Kapoor's Grandmother

    Kanika Kapoor’s Grandmother

  • She became popular after the release of her song “Jugni Ji” in 2012. Notably, the track was the remix version of the Pakistani Sufi song “Alif Allah,” which was originally sung by Arif Lohar and Meesha Shafi at the third season of Coke Studio Pakistan (2010).

  • According to Kanika, she cannot speak Punjabi properly despite singing a number of songs with Punjabi lyrics.
  • Kanika also runs her own fashion brand “Kanika Kapoor: House of Chikankari” to promote the art of embroidery and textile decoration.

    Kanika Kapoor's Fashion Store

    Kanika Kapoor’s Fashion Store

  • In 2016, she became the brand ambassador of Swiss Watch manufacturer 88 Rue du Rhone.

    Kanika Kapoor As The Brand Ambassador of Swiss Watch Manufacturer 88 Rue du Rhone

    Kanika Kapoor As The Brand Ambassador of Swiss Watch Manufacturer 88 Rue du Rhone

  • In 2015, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s visit to the UK, Kanika sang the welcome song.

  • In 2018, she again performed in front of Narendra Modi during his visit to the UK; this time she sang the national anthem of India.

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