Tulsi Kumar

Tulsi Kumar Dua, known professionally as Tulsi Kumar, is a popular Indian playback singer born to Gulshan Kumar and Sudesh Kumari Dua. Kumar has two siblings, Khushali Kumar Dua and Bhushan Kumar Dua.[2]. Kumar has established a successful career in Hindi cinema.

Tulsi Kumar
Tulsi celebrated her first Lohri post-wedding in Delhi
BornTulsi Kumar
(1986-03-15) 15 March 1986
OccupationPlayback singer, actress
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)Hitesh Ralhan[1]
ChildrenShivaay Ralhan
Parent(s)Gulshan Kumar Dua (father)
Sudesh Kumari Dua (mother)
RelativesBhushan Kumar Dua
Khushali Kumari Dua
Divya Khosla Kumar

Career

Kumar began her singing career with backing tracks for Bollywood movies such as Chup Chup Ke, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, and Aksar.

In 2009, her debut album, Love ho Jaaye, was released. Along with the album, Kumar made a music video for the title track. Her song "Mujhe Teri" from the movie Paathshaala and "Tum Jo Aaye" from Once Upon a Time in Mumbai became hits. She has worked with Guru Randhawa, Himesh Reshammiya, Pritam, Anu Malik, Amaal Mallik, Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Meet Bros, and Sajid-Wajid, among others.

She sang the song "Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog" in 2015, through which her sister Khushali Kumar made her screen debut. It is a recreated version of the original song from the movie Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin.

Kumar sang "Soch Na Sake", "Sanam Re", "Nachange Sari Raat", "Ishq Di Latt", "Salamat", "Dekh Lena", "Wajah Tum Ho", "Dil Ke Pass", and "Dil Mein Chupa Lunga" in 2016.[3]

Personal life

Tulsi Kumar was born in a Punjabi Hindu family to Gulshan Kumar and Sudesh Kumari Dua.[4] She married Hitesh Ralhan on 18 February 2015 in New Delhi.[5] Divya Dua is Tulsi's sister-in-law. On 24 December 2017, Tulsi gave birth to a son who was named Shivaay Ralhan.[6]

Discography

Denotes films that have not yet been released

Films

Year(s) Film/Album(s) Song(s) Music Director(s) Co-singer(s) Note(s)
2006 Chup Chup Ke"Mausam Hai Bada Qatil"Himesh ReshammiyaSonu Nigam
"Shabe Firaaq"Himesh Reshammiya
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye"Humko Deewana Kar Gaye"Anu MalikSonu Nigam
"Humko Deewana Kar Gaye - Sad II"Solo
"Tum Sansoon Main"Himesh ReshammiyaHimesh Reshammiya
Aksar"Mohabbat Ke"
Tom, Dick, and Harry"Tere Sang Ishq"
Phir Hera Pheri"Dil Naiyyo Maane Re"Shaan, Kunal Ganjawala
Ahista AhistaHimesh Reshammiya
Dil Diya Hai"Afsana"
"Mile Ho Tum"
Rocky: The Rebel"Teri Yaad Bichake Sota Hoon"
Zindaggi Rocks"Meri Dhoop Hai Tu"Anu MalikJaved Ali
2007AggarAggarMithoonHamsa
Darling"Akele Tanha"PritamSolo
"Saathiya"Adnan Sami
"Hasaye Bhi"Shaan
"Tadap Tadap"Himesh Reshammiya
Raqeeb"Tum Ho"Zubeen Garg
Nehlle Pe Dehlla"Parvar Digara"KK
"Dil Naaiyo Mane Re"Himesh Reshammiya
Bhool Bhulaiyaa"Let's Rock Soniye"Shaan
"Sakiya Re Sakiya"Solo
2008Karzzzz"Tere Bin Chain Na Aave"Himesh Reshammiya
"Soniye Je Tere"
2009Billu"Love Mera Hit Hit"PritamNeeraj Shridhar
Jai VeeruSufiBappi LahiriSaim Bhatt
8 X 10 Tasveer"Hafiz Khuda"Salim-SulaimanMohit Chauhan
"Kuch Is Tarah"
"Aaja Maahi"Neeraj Shridhar
2010Dulha Mil Gaya"Shiri Farhad"PritamNeeraj Shridhar
Chance Pe Dance"Rishta Hai Mera"Adnan SamiShaan
"Pe... Pe... Pepein...." (Duet)PritamNeeraj Shridhar, Master Saleem, Hard Kaur
Paathshala"Mujhe Teri"Hanif SheikhHanif Sheikh, Akansha Lama
Once Upon A Time In Mumbai"Tum Jo Aaye Zindagi mein"PritamRahat Fateh Ali Khan
"Pee Loon" (Female)Solo
Aashayein"Dilkash Dildaar Duniya"Shaan
KajraareHimesh Reshammiya
Aaj Ki Sham Ishq Ke Naam Album
Action Replayy"Luk Chup Jaana"PritamKK
A Flat"Dil Kashi"Bappi LahiriSonu Nigam, Raja Hasan, Aditi Singh Sharma
2011Ready"Humko Pyar Hua"PritamKK, Pritam
"Meri Ada Bhi (Ishq Ne Mere)"Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Yaara o Dildaara"Balle Balle Shawa Shawa"Nitin Kumar Gupta/Jaidev Kumar
2012Bittoo Boss"Kick Lag Gayi"Raghav Sachar
Dangerous Ishq"Tu Hi Rab Tu Hi Dua"Himesh ReshammiyaRahat Fateh Ali Khan
Dabangg 2"Saanson Ne "Sajid-WajidSonu Nigam
Dil Tainu Karda Ae Pyar"Thodi Der Pehlan "
2013Aashiqui 2"Hum Mar Jayenge"Jeet GannguliArijit Singh
"Piya Aaye Na"KK
Nautanki Saala"Mera Mann Kehne Laga (Female)"Falak ShabirSolo
Zilla Ghaziabad"Tu Hai Rab Mera "Amjad NadeemMohit Chauhan
DubaiMere YaaraArijit Singh
Canada NightsSab VaadeKK
I Love New Year"Aao NaPritamSonu Nigam
"Halki Halki"Shaan
2014Yaariyan"Mujhe Ishq Se"MithoonGajendra Verma
Bindaas"Tomake Chere Ami"Habib WahidBengali Film
You Are My Shining StarTera Mera Pyar Sanam (Reprise)Neeraj Shridhar
"Judaiyaan (Reprise)"Taimur Shahid
"Humein Tumse Pyar Kitna (Female)"
Singham Returns"Kuch Toh Hua Hai"Ankit Tiwari
Creature 3D"Naam-E-Wafa"MithoonFarhan Saeed
2015Roy"Tu Hai Ki Nahi (Unplugged)"Ankit TiwariSolo
Ek Paheli Leela"Tere Bin Nahi Laage" (Female Version)Uzair Jaswal
(Recreated by Amaal Mallik)
Aishwarya Majmudar, Alamgir Khan
"Saiyaan Superstar"Amaal MallikSolo
All Of Me - Baarish"All Of Me - Baarish" singleArjun
Binary DomainMere Khuda
Bloodstorm"Jaage Ab Raat Bhar"
All Is Well"Mere Humsafar"Mithoon
Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog"Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog" singleArkoSolo
2016Game Over"Tumhein Hum Pyar"
Mill Gaye Heer Ranjha"Dil Yeh Mera"
"Ishq Ho Jaaye"Pranav Vatsa
Airlift"Soch Na Sake"Amaal MallikAmaal Mallik, Arijit Singh
Sanam Re"Sanam Re (Lounge Mix)"Mithoon
Sarbjit"Salamat"Amaal MallikArijit Singh
Isteqamat (Pakistani Movie)"Radhe Shyam"Shani Arshad, Neeraj Shridhar
Junooniyat"Nachenge Saari Raat"Meet BrosNeeraj Shridhar
"Ishqe Di Lat Tadpave"Ankit Tiwari
Wajah Tum Ho"Dil Ke Paas"Kalyanji-Anandji
(Recreated by Abhijit Vaghani)
Arijit Singh, Neuman Pinto
Dil Ke Pass (Reprise)Armaan Malik
Dil Ke Pass (Indian Version)Arijit Singh
"Dil Mein Chupa Lunga"Meet BrosMeet Bros, Armaan Malik
"Wajah Tum Ho"MithoonMithoon, Altamash Faridi
"Wajah Tum Ho (Long Version)"
Tum Bin II"Dekh Lena"Ankit TiwariArijit Singh
"Dekh Lena (Unplugged)"Solo
Team (Pakistani Movie)"Tum Ho"Altamash Faridi, Shiraz Uppal
2017Mera Highway Star"Mera Highway Star" singleSanjay RajeeRaftaar
Noor"Gulabi Aankhe 2.0"Amaal MallikYash Narvekar, Amaal Mallik
Ik Yaad PuraniA SingleJashan Singh
MubarakanThe Google SongAmaal MallikArmaan Malik, Sonu Nigam
Baadshaho"Mere Rashke Qamar" (Version 2)Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Tanishk BagchiSolo
2018Raat Kamal Hai"Raat Kamal Hai" SingleGuru Randhawa
Satyamev Jayate"Paaniyon Sa"Rochak KohliAtif Aslam
"Tere Jaisa"Arko
Meet-Tera Yaar Hoon Main (cover)"Meet-Tera Yaar Hoon Main" SingleSolo
Paniyo Sa Chill Mix"Paniyo Sa Chill Mix"Sourav Roy, Rochak Kohli
2019 Why Cheat IndiaDil Mein Ho TumRochak KohliSolo
Luka Chuppi"Tu Laung Main Elaachi"Tanishk Bagchi
Kabir Singh"Tera Ban Jaunga"Akhil SachdevaAkhil Sachdeva
Tera Ban Jaungi
Khandaani ShafakhanaSheher Ki LadkiAnand-Milind
(Recreated by Tanishk Bagchi)
Badshah
Dil JaaniyePayal DevJubin Nautiyal
Batla HouseO Saki SakiVishal-Shekhar
(Recreated by Tanishk Bagchi)
Neha Kakkar, B Praak
SaahoEnni SoniGuru RandhawaGuru Randhawa
Ye Chota NuvvunnaHaricharanTelugu Film
Marjaavaan"Haiya Ho"Tanishk BagchiJubin Nautiyal
"Thodi Jagah (Female)"
The Body"Aaina"Arko Pravo MukherjeeArko Pravo Mukherjee, Neha Kakkar
Pati Patni Aur Woh"Aakhiyon Se Goli Maare"Tanishk BagchiMika Singh

Albums / Singles

Year Album(s)/Single(s) Song Co-Singer(s) Music Lyrics Note
2009 Love Ho Jaye "Radhe Shyam" Neeraj Shridhar Monty Sharma Sameer Debut Album
"Jis Dil Ko Ishq Ho Jaye"
"Rabba Maula"
"Mere Khuda"
"Jaage Ab Raat Bhar"
"Tumhe Hum Pyaar Na Karte To"
"Woh Raatein"
"Kudi Punjaaban"
"Aaja Mahi" Neeraj Shridhar
"Jis Dil Ko Ishq Ho Jaye (Remix)"
"Radhe Shyam (Remix by DJ A-Myth)"
"Raba Maula (Remix)"
"Aaja Mahi (Remix)" Neeraj Shridhar
"Aaj Ki Sham (Lounge Mix)"
2015 Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog "Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog" Arko
All of Me (Baarish) "All of Me (Baarish)" Arjun Mithoon, Arjun
2016 Mere Papa "Mere Papa" Jeet Gannguli Manoj Muntashir
Dil Ke Paas - Indian Version "Dil Ke Paas - Indian Version" Arijit Singh Kalyanji-Anandji
(recreated by Abhijit Vaghani)
Rajendra Krishna
Dil Ke Paas - Unplugged "Dil Ke Paas - Unplugged" Armaan Malik
2017 Ik Yaad Purani "Ik Yaad Purani" Jashan Singh Shaarib-Toshi Kumaar
Mera Highway Star "Mera Highway Star" Raftaar Sanjay Rajee Raftaar, Khushali Kumar, Mohan Singh
2018 Raat Kamal Hai "Raat Kamal Hai" Guru Randhawa
2019 Nai Jaana "Nai Jaana" Sachet Tandon Tanishk Bagchi Nirmaan

Awards

Year Songs/Album Award's Category
2010 Love Ho Jaaye GIMA (Global Indian Music Academy Awards) Best music debut non-film album
2011 Tum Jo Aaye GIMA (Global Indian Music Academy Awards) MTV Hotpick, most requested and played song on MTV
2011 Tum Jo Aaye Global Indian Film & TV Honor Upcoming music talent
2014 Aashiqui 2 Mirchi Music Awards Best Album of the Year
2014 Aashiqui 2 Mirchi Music Awards Listeners Choice Album of the Year
2015 Mere Humsafar IFEFA (International Film and Entertainment Festival Australia) Best Singer Award
2015 Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award Melodious Voice of the year
2016 Soch Na Sake Mirchi Top 20 Gold Disc
2016 Soch Na Sake GIMA (Global Indian Music Academy Awards) Award for Best Duet
2017 Soch Na Sake Mirchi Music Award Listener's choice Song of the Year
2017 Soch Na Sake IIFA Awards Playback singer female
2017 WBR Corp ICON of the year
2018 International Women's Day Award Excellence in the field of music

References

  1. "Tulsi Kumar got married to Hitesh". Times of India. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  2. "In father's footsteps". The Hindu. Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  3. "Watch: Gulshan Kumar's daughter Khushali makes screen debut with revived 'Mainu Ishq Da Lagya Rog'". DNA India. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  4. http://www.asianage.com/ideas/lohri-reloaded-292
  5. Bollywood singer Tulsi Kumar's sangeet ceremony - Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2015-02-20). Retrieved on 2015-12-30.
  6. "Famous Bollywood Singer Becomes Mother, Shares First Pic And Name Of The Baby". Yahoo Lifestyle. 26 December 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
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