is an Indian playback singer
known for her Sufi songs
Harshdeep Kaur was born on 16 December 1986 in a Sikh family in Delhi
and inherited music
from her father, Savinder Singh, who owns a factory of musical instruments. Apart from studying, she started learning music at the tender age of six. She learnt Indian Classical Music
from Shri Tejpal Singh, popularly known as the Singh Brothers, and Western Classical Music
from George Pullinkala, Delhi Music Theatre. Later, at the age of twelve, in order to explore the world of music, she joined the Delhi School of Music to learn piano. She is famous for her Sufi genre
Awards and competitions
Kaur is the first female to win two reality show titles.
Sufi Ki Sulatana
Kaur won the singing competition Junoon - Kuch Kar Dikhaane Ka
on NDTV Imagine
in September 2008. She competed from the Sufi Ke Sultan genre with Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
as her mentor. She was declared the Sufi Ki Sultana by Amitabh Bachchan
who was the chief guest in the Grand Finale.
The show was a competition between three genres - Sufi, Folk
. Singers from India and Pakistan participated in the show. Kaur wore Sufi attire, especially while performing Sufi songs.
MTV Video GAGA Winner
Kaur also won the MTV Video Gaga Contest in 2001.