Hard Kaur (born Taran Kaur Dhillon in 1979), is an Indian rapper, and singer, often called the first female Indian rapper, and the first female Punjabi rapper. She first shot to fame with the song Glassy, which was a huge hit. Her Bollywood break appeared in 2007, in Sriram Raghavan’s movie Johnny Gaddaar. Since then she has sung numerous songs in movies like Ugly Aur Pagli, Singh Is Kinng, Kismat Konnection, Bachna Ae Haseeno and Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag. Hard Kaur recently collaborated with Eminem’s group D12 for her next album.
She was a participant in the television reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Season 3. In the semi-finals she was voted off the show. Hard Kaur was featured on the Fall 2008 cover of Canada’s ANOKHI Magazine, North America’s award-winning mainstream South Asian glossy. Her music video “Bombay Deewana” was also screened at Deejay Ra’s music video night in Toronto at the FILMI festival, North America’s longest running South Asian film festival.