Introduction to Harshdeep Kaur: Harshdeep Kaur’s heartfelt Sufi performances have earned her the nickname “Sufi Ki Sultana.” Kaur became a renowned performer in Bollywood soundtracks when she won two reality singing competitions. When Kaur debuted in Bollywood with “Sajna Mai Haari,” she was just sixteen years old. Kaur is widely regarded as India’s pre-eminent playback vocalist, having sung in films in Hindi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Urdu, among others. She’s collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music industry.
The number of Indian vocalists who have contributed to Hollywood soundtracks is small, and she is one among them. The R.I.P. tune she sang was created by AR Rahman and is included in Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning film ‘127 Hours’. She has also contributed a couple of her songs to the film and TV soundtracks of Pakistan.
The early life of Harshdeep Kaur
She was born in Delhi to Savinder Singh. Her beginnings were in the creative art, namely in music. Her father, Savinder Singh, is the proprietor of a factory that manufactures musical instruments. She received her education at the Springdales School in New Delhi.
In addition to pursuing her academic interests, she started taking music classes when she was six years old. She received her training in Western classical music from George Pullinkala of the Delhi Music Theatre and her training in Indian classical music from Mr. Tejpal Singh of the Singh Brothers.
When she was twelve years old, she enrolled at the Delhi School of Music to learn the piano and explore the musical horizons available to her.
The career of Harshdeep Kaur
Kaur was crowned the winner of the singing competition Junoon – Kuch Kar Dikhaane Ka held by NDTV Imagine in September of 2008. She competed in the Sufi Ki Sultan category, which required her to perform under the direction of the illustrious Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
She was given the title of Sufi Ki Sultana by Amitabh Bachchan, who was the celebrity guest at the ceremony.
At this performance, Sufi music, Folk music, and Bollywood music were pitted against one another in a competition. There were singers from both India and Pakistan performing during the performance.
When Kaur sang Sufi music, she wore the Sufi dress that made her so famous and did well in the performance.