Deepak Thakur (Singer)
|Birth name||Deepak Thakur|
|Also known as||Kanhaiya|
|Born||24 March 1994|
Athar Village, Bihar, India
|Genres||Indian pop, Bollywood|
|Years active||Since 2012|
Deepak Thakur is an Indian Bollywood singer and reality show contestant. He was a contestant and second runner up on the popular reality show Bigg Boss 12 in 2018. Deepak will be felicitated with Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Award in Best Entertainer - Reality Show category in 2019.
Deepak hails from Athar village of Muzaffarpur district in Bihar. India. From an agrarian background, Deepak is the only singer in his family. Deepak is an alumnus of Oxford Public School, Muzaffarpur, Bihar and later joined Pristine Children's High School, Muzaffarpur, Bihar. He graduated from Lalit Narayan Mishra College of Business Management, Muzaffarpur in Bachelor of Business Administration. His father Pankaj Thakur is a Farmer.
Deepak is known for singing in Bollywood films such as Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur, Mukkabaaz.[dubious ] Sneha Khanwalkar noticed him in 2014 and he began his career as a singer at the age of 14 in 2012, when he recorded the popular track "Humni ke Chhodi ke" Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 and "Moora-Morning" for Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2.
|2012||Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1||Humni Ke Chhodi Ke|
|Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2||Moora-Morning|
In 2018, Deepak participated in Bigg Boss Season 12 as a commoner contestant with fellow contestant Urvashi Vani. Thakur became the only commoner finalist and second runner up. Deepak chose to opt out of the show by accepting part of prize money of INR 20 lakh and leaving the house voluntarily. Later, Thakur cited his family's financial condition as a reason for his decision to leave the house.
As a contestant
|2018||Bigg Boss 12||Contestant (Commoner)||Colors TV||Second Runner Up and Finalist|
- "Bigg Boss 12 contestant Deepak Thakur to be felicitated with Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Award 2019". Times of India. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
- "Bigg Boss 12 confirmed jodi: Gangs of Wasseypur singer Deepak Thakur to enter the show with his fan". India Today. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
- "Deepak Thakur's Journey from Gangs of Wasseypur to Bigg Boss". The Quint. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
- "Commoner Deepak Thakur In Bigg Boss 12 Has Sung Three Bollywood Songs For Anurag Kashyap!". indiatimes.com. 2018-09-18. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
- "The rise of the 'commoner': How Deepak Thakur emerged as a contender to win 'Bigg Boss'". Daily O. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
- "Bigg Boss 12 Contestants Jodi: Deepak Thakur and Urvashi Vani". DNA India. 16 September 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
- "Bigg Boss 12: Deepak Thakur becomes the second runner-up". TIMESOFINDIA.COM. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
- "Bigg Boss 12 grand finale: Deepak Thakur quits after taking Rs 20 lakh. Dipika, Sreesanth in top 2". India today. 30 December 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
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