Friday, March 6, 2020

5 Reasons Why Hard Kaur is the Coolest Musician on the Block

Indian Rapper, Hard Kaur or Taran Kaur Dhillon (born July 1979) is rapper and hip-hop singer; as well as playback singer and actor in Bollywood.

1. Overcoming the Odds

Hard Kaur was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, where he mother ran a small beauty parlour out of their house. She lost her father when she was very young and her mother’s beauty parlour was burnt to the ground. Her paternal grandparents told her and her mother to leave and go back to her parent’s house. However, they wanted to keep Kaur’s brother with them. Subsequently, Kaur, her mother and her brother moved back to her mother’s parents home, where they stayed for a few years.

2. Making the Most of New Opportunities

In 1991 her mother remarried a British citizen and her family moved to Birmingham, England. Here her mother started working once again and studying to eventually open up another beauty salon. In the meantime, Kaur completed her schooling after developing an interest in hip-hop and slowly began her music career as a rapper.

3. Hard Kaur Hit Songs

Kaur’s most famous songs include “Ek Glassy”, “Paisa Phek (Move your Body)”, “Mujhe Pheeney Do” “Kathe”, “Karle Tu Voting” and “Goal Mar Goal Mar”. She’s also sung for a multitude of famous movies including Ugly Aur Pagli, Singh Is Kinng, Kismat Konnection, Bacha Ae Haseeno, Ram Goal Varma Ki Aag, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and Prince.

4. Hard Kaur Awards

Kaur has won several awards including “Best Female Act” at the 2008 UK Asian Music Awards.

5. Not Afraid to Speak Up

Kaur has always been an advocate for women’s rights and speaking up against injustice. She wanted to become a successful rapper to prove that ‘rap’ is not only a man’s world. Kaur was booked in a case for speaking against Politicians – Yogi Adityanath and Mohan Bhagwat. In Aug 2019, her Twitter account was suspended after she posted a video in which she was seen using abusive words against the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his right-hand man, Amit Shah.

Hard Kaur is one of the top Indian Female Rappers and has become famous through her amazing talent and being un-afraid to speak up. She is a staunch feminist and has spoken time and again about atrocities committed towards women. She’s a crusader for womenkind everywhere.

That is why, we have chosen Hard Kaur as one of our top 3 favorite musicians featured for our Women’s Day special.

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