Being an Aries (30th March 1992), Palak Muchhal the latest sensational voice, that has made the tinsel town go crazy, is much more than just being a sweet voice. Presenting some known and unknown facts about the passionate and talented Aries lady-
- Hailing from a Maheshwari Marwari family in Indore, Palak and her family had no connection with the music industry. From a very young age of 4, she started learning music with the help of her mother. It was her mother, who came to know about her will and zeal to learn music. Her family shifted to Mumbai, where she received Classical, Urdu and even Voice Culture training. Palak can sing in 17 different languages, along with Kannad, Malayli, etc.
- At the age of 4, Palak became a member of Kalyanji-Anandji little star and sang in a little shop in Indore to raise funds and help the families of the deceased Kargil soldiers (1999). She had raised a fund of 25,000 and later on went to help the victims of the 1999 Odisha cyclone. As a child, she always wanted to help those in need and thus at a very young age of seven, she along with her brother Palash Muchhal, started singing across the world to raise funds for the children with heart ailments.
- The reason behind such unique and inspiring desire to use her voice to help the needy ones, actually arose when she saw a child using her clothes to clean the train compartments. It was during the same time, that her school Nidhi Vinay Mandir approached Palak’s parents to help them raise fund for Lokesh’s treatment who was suffering from Congenital Heart Ailment. And thus on March 2000, she used a street vendor’s cart and raised 51000 (as a cost of the surgery) which in turn prompted Bangalore based cardiologist Devi Prasad Shetty to operate Lokesh free of cost! KUDOS.
- Her charity organisation is named “PALAK MUCHHAL HEART FOUNDATION”. In 2001 she raised one million for the victims of the 2001 Gujarat Earthquake. In 2003, she provided funds through her charity to a two years old Pakistani girl who had a hole in her heart. Her act of bravery was broadcasted by Star-Gold channel in their show “Rang De Basanti Salaam” (Salute to color of sacrifice). Not only this, she was awarded with The Babasaheb Ambedkar award in 2010 and in 2015 she made her entry in both The guiness Book Of World Records as well as Limca Book Of World Records, for her outstanding contribution towards charity work, which actually managed to save the lives of million.
Palak and her contributions are endless and very hard to describe in a single article. She not only carved her way in the filed of charity, but also earned much respect in the Bollywood industry as well, with her mesmerizing voice. Be it Aashiqui2, Ek Tha Tiger, Rocky, Prem Ratan Dhan Payoo, etc , her songs never fails to surprise us.
Enjoy this video of Palak Performing with Benny Dayal at the BBC ASIAN NETWORK-