Palak Muchhal Bollywood career
Muchhal wanted to be a Bollywood playback singer since childhood. She released six non-filmi albums during her childhood and teenage days. In 2001, when she was nine, her first album “Child For Children” was released by Tips Music. In 2003, her second album Palken was released. In later years she released her other albums Aao Tumhe Chand Per Le Jaaye, Beti Hu Mahakal Ki, and Dil Ke Liye. In 2011, her Jai Jai Dev Ganesh album was released by T-Series. Muchhal moved to Mumbai from Indore in late 2006 to find opportunities in Bollywood for her singing career. She sang her first Bollywood song for the October 2011 movie Damadamm!, receiving generally positive reviews. She sang her second song, “Pyaar Ke Silsile”, a month later for movie Na Jaane Kabse. The music in Na Jaane Kabse, and the movie also, received bad reviews. Muchhal was an acquaintance of actor Salman Khan. Khan had recommended her name earlier to music director Sajid-Wajid for his film Veer. Khan had also recommended her name to Yash Raj Banner. Following this, Muchhal dubbed the song “Laapata” with KK for Yash Raj banner which was included in 2012 blockbuster movie Ek Tha Tiger. The song was filmed on Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. The song was a hit and introduced her to Bollywood.
Later that year in 2012 she sang “Nainon Ne Nainon Se” song for the movie From Sydney with Love, receiving favorable reviews. In early 2013, Muchhal sang two songs, composed by Mithoon and Jeet Gannguli, for the movie Aashiqui 2. Aashiqui 2 music received generally positive reviews, becoming her second hit after Ek Tha Tiger with the song “Chahun Main Yaa Na” becoming her special signature start to the Bollywood industry. Muchhal has also sung a song “Tui Borsha Bikeler Dheu” in Bengali for the April 2013 Bengali movie Rocky. After her debut as a singer in Bollywood, she sang several songs of Himesh Reshammiya’s composition. In 2014, she sang with Mika Singh for Reshammiya’s song “Jumme Ki Raat”, which became the biggest hit of the year. Later she also sang the same with Salman Khan. She was also the lead singer in the 2015 Salman Khan film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.] In 2016, she lent her voice for “Kaun Tujhe” of Amaal Mallik in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, one of the top female songs of the year. Most of her songs till date are compositions of Reshammiya, Gannguli, Mithoon and Amaal Mallik.