But like the post - Mangeshkar
generation of singers Alka's best phase began in the 1990's. By 1991 - 1992,
she established herself as the busiest singer on the block, a position she
still holds today despite the increased competition and her own choosiness!
By the law of averages, her high hit songs have not followed any particular
image, thus establishing Alka as the next all - rounder after Lata and Asha,
and probably the prime singer of choice for heroines. Today, her list of actresses
spans from Sharmila Tagore, Rakhee and Rekha to Preity Zinta, Rani Mukherjee,
Amisha Patel and Kareena Kapoor. There is no significant composer she has
not sung for, and in the case of the toppers she has consistently been the
first and most frequent choice of names like Laxmikant - Pyarelal, Anand Milind
(except for a brief phase when they were not recording together), Nadeem -
Shravan, Anu Malik, Rajesh Roshan and Jatin - Lalit. She has also sung for
all the newest composers on the block - Vishal, Anand Raaj Anand, Himesh Reshammiya,
Sajid - Wajid, Shankar - Ehsaan - Loy, Ismail Darbar and Sanjeev Darshan.
The cavalcade of hits include - as main female singer - films like
Saajan, Phool Aur Kaante, aDeewana,
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Dilwale,
Raja, Barsaat, Raja
Hindustani and Pardes (Nadeem - Shravan);
Narsimha, Prem Deewane, Khal
- Nayak, Deewana Mastana (Laxmikant - Pyarelal),
Tere Mere Sapne, Mohra, Gupt
and Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (Viju Shah);
No.1, Anari, Suhaag,
aHero No.1, Jaanwar (Anand - Milind);
Sabse Bada Khiladi, Kaho… Na Pyar Hai
and aZakhm (M. M. Kreem);
Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayi, Baazigar, Main
Khiladi Tu Anari, Imtihan, Akele
Hum Akele Tum, Border, Ishq,
Duplicate, Soldier, Jaanam
Samjha Karo, Baadshah, Biwi No.1,
Refugee, Josh (Anu Malik);
Jab Pyar Kisi
Se Hota Hai, Ghulam, Kuch Kuch
Hota Hai, Pyar To Hona Hi Tha, Sarfarosh,
Khiladi, Raju Ban Gaya Gentelman,
Fareb, Yes Boss, Phir
Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (Jatin - Lalit)
(Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan),
Dulhan Hum Le
Jayenge and Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (Himesh
and many others.
She also sang in films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam,
Hum Saath Saath Hain, Taal (for
which she got the Filmfare), Tarkeib, Khamoshi,
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Hello Brother,
Papa Kehte Hain, Aankhen, Dalaal
and many other films.
The mega - hits of Alka
Yagnik can be best enumerated by taking them actress - wise. And so the crème
- de - la - crème of Alka Yagnik is as follows.
Madhuri Dixit: 'Ek Do
Teen Char' (Tezaab), 'Dekha Hai Pehli Baar' (Saajan),
'Choli Ke Peeche' (Khal - Nayak), 'Dhak Dhak Karne Laga'
(Beta), 'Ankhiyaan Milaoon' (Raja).
Raakhee: 'Mere Angne Mein'
Juhi Chawla: 'Ghoonghat Ki Aadh mein' (Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke),
'Mere Mehboob' (Duplicate).
Rani Mukherjee: 'Tum Paas Aaye' (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai),
'Aati Kya Khandala' (Ghulam).
Kajol: Title songs of Baazigar and Pyar Kiya
To Darna Kya and 'Jaati Hoon Main' (Karan Arjun).
Manisha Koirala: 'Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya' (Akele Hum Akele
Tum) and the title track of Mann.
Mahima Choudhary: 'Mere Mehbooba' (Pardes).
Ayesha Jhulka: 'Waada Raha Sanam' (Khiladi) and 'Gutar
Amisha Patel: Title track of Kaho Naa.. Pyar Hai.
Karishma Kapoor: 'Pardesi Pardesi (Raja Hindustani and
'Main To Raste' (Coolie No.1).
Shilpa Shetty: 'Churake Dil Mera (Main Khiladi Tu Anari).
Aishwarya Rai: 'Taal Se Taal Mila' (Taal) and 'Chand
Chupa' (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam), and so on for all other