Prajakta Shukre

Birthday: 29-11-1987
Age: 31
Star sign: Sagittarius
Born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, Prajakta was leading a regular student life in Jabalpur. She was in the 12th standard studying science. But luck had something else in store for her.
She participated in Indian Idol 1 and finished at 4th place. Prajakta was 19 years old when she launched her first album Dhakka. It was released by Sony BMG with Leslie Lewis as music composer. This album is a fusion of Marathi and Hindi songs. Abhijeet Sawant and Rahul Vaidya, her co -contestants from Indian Idol also sung a few songs for this album. Likewise Prajakta has also sung some songs for Abhijeet Sawant’s first album called Aapka Abhijeet Sawant.
Season 5 of Sony’s Indian Idol show saw Prajakta as host till audition levels along with Abhijeet. She was replaced by Hussain after the auditions were over. She has given playbacks in movies such as Shaadi No.1, Jaan-e-Man and in serial Kaajal. Other than this, Prajakta has sung songs for several regional movies and has done lots of stage shows. She idolizes Lata mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar and Mohd.Rafi. From the younger brigade she admires Sonu Nigam, Shaan and Shankar Mahadevan. Prajakta looks upto Sukhwinder, Alka Yagnik, Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal.
Prajakta performed at the Star Parivaar Awards, 2008 along with Rahul Vaidya and Vinit Singh, all being called The Challengers versus Rooprekha Bannerjee, Ishmeet Singh and Abhijeet who were The Champions, based on the theme of Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar.
Amazingly, all does not always go well in life. Prajakta and Abhijeet were booked in a rash driving case on December 1, 2010. It was a case of a night out with friends gone all wrong. Shukre and Abhijeet were on their way back from a party held at a Juhu restaurant, in different cars. Somewhere near Santa Cruz, they decided to race their cars and that’s when Prajakta banged into two teenagers on a motorcycle, injuring them badly.
On March 9th, 2011 Prajakta entered into wedlock and continues to render lovely songs in her melodious voice.

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