This year, the Laapata singer, Palak Mucchal is going to make Surat dance to her tunes. The 20 year old up-coming bollywood playback singer has chosen to perform at dandiya events in the Diamond City of India, Surat. Palak Muchhal has already staged more than 1475 stage shows across the world helping raise fund for social causes. Palak Muchhal has recently stepped into bollywood playback singing by making her debut in Ek Tha Tiger’s Laapata. Palak has also sung for other movies such as Himesh Reshammiya’s film Damadam, BMW, Kab Se Sambhale Rakha Hai Dil and others. She is currently working on 48 songs which will be released by this year.Palak loves Surati cuisine especially Ghari (a type of sweet). Palak will be performing for all the nine days in Surat. She is very excited to perform in the city which is the origin of the festival. Palak is very excited to be in Surat performing for one of her favorite festivals. She comments, “I am so excited to be in Surat. I love Surati cuisine and Culture and love the zealous attitude of Gujaratis towards this festival. I love the vibrant colors and costumes and especially love the garba dance.”
Palak Muchhal has been singing since she was a kid. At the age of six, Palak sang door to door in Indore City to collect funds for soldiers fighting on the Kargil Warfront. With her shows she also raised funds to help people affected in Orissa floods and Gujarat earthquake. The cause closest to her heart is raising funds for young children suffering from heart ailments who cannot afford treatment. Her fight for this cause started when she heard of a young boy who needed heart surgery and could not afford it. Till now she has saved the lives of 538 poor heart patient children and has donated Rs. 2.21 crore through her musical shows for this cause and still 621 children are on her waiting list.
Palak has a long list of achievements starting with winning the National Child Award for Singing presented by the Vice President of India. For her achievements in social work, her name appears in the Limca Book of Records and the Guinness Book of World Records. Her accomplishments have been included in the text book of Moral Science of class VII CBSE medium and Management Guru Shiv Khera has included her in his book, “JEET AAPKI”. Ask Palak about her social work she says “I am very grateful and humbled that I can do my bit by helping the poor and unfortunate children with my voice. It feels wonderful that my talent can be used to make a difference in other’s lives.”
‘Child for Children’, one of the Palak’s album has been released by Tips Music Company. Her other albums are ‘Palken’, ‘Aao Tumhe Chand Per Le Jaye’, ‘Beti Hu Mahakal Hi’ and ‘Dil Ke Liye’. Palak has performed in 1475 stage shows all over the country and abroad as well including places like London, Lester, Belgium, Singapore, Dubai, Bangkok and Nairobi. Palak currently sings in 17 different languages which include national and international languages such as Tamil, Kannada, Sindhi, Malyalam, Assami, Sanskrit, Marathi, Gujrati, Bengali, Hindi, Malay, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, KiSwahili and others. The child singer who has been singing since the age of four has come a long way by making it into Bollywood playback singing.
Actor Salman Khan was the one who recommended her for Ek Ths Tiger, he was quite impressed with her soft lyrical voice. Laapata is her first song as a bollywood playback singer. Her voice gave the Spanish themed song a unique twist. Her voice suits and easily blends with actress Katrina Kaif, who has been featured in this Latin infused song. When asked about the experience she says, “I am glad to be a part of this industry where I can use my talent to put smile on other’s face. I grew up humming the Bollywood songs and now can’t believe that am singing those songs. It’s a dream come true.”
Star Gold & BBC ranked her in 5 dignities of India. Palak has won the Bournvita Confidence Challenge and she is also the winner of Pogo Kids Award. She has appeared on a live talk show “Hello India” on Voice of America to share her experience with the people of Washington DC, USA. Channels such as MTV, ZEE, SONY, STAR PLUS, SAHARA, and POGO have made documentary films on Palak. She has received honor in main headlines such as India Today, Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Indian Express, and other leading publications and magazines.