Carmit Maile Bachar (born September 4, 1974), with stage name Carmit Bachar, is a 47 years old multitalented American entertainer.
She is a creative who has showcased her talents as a singer, dancer, model, showgirl, and actress.
She is well known as a former lead vocalist of the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated recording group known as The Pussycat Dolls.
Carmit Bachar became an international pop sensation with the group following the release of smashing hit singles Buttons, Don’t Cha, and StickWitU.
She also featured with The Pussycat Dolls in several episodes of the hit reality show titled The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll.
Carmit Bachar also appeared with the group in several films and television shows, including Las Vegas, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Carmit Maile Bachar|
|Stage Name:||Carmit Bachar|
|Born:||4 September 1974 (age 47 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Parents:||Dina Van Minnen|
|Boyfriend • Husband:||Kevin Whitaker|
|Occupation:||Singer • Songwriter • Actress|
|Net Worth:||US$5 million|
Carmit Bachar was birth in Los Angeles, California, United States, on September 4, 1974.
She is of mixed Israeli, Indonesian, Dutch, and Chinese descent. She was raised in Encino, California.
Her father is of Jewish Israeli descent, while her mother is of Dutch, Indonesian, and Chinese descent.
Both her parents were dancers; Carmit Bachar‘s father worked with Marcel Marceau and Elvis Presley, while her mother, Dina Van Minnen was a dance teacher at international Bancroft Middle School of Performing Arts.
Carmit Bachar was born with a cleft palate and cleft lip and underwent several operations from the age of six months till she was 18 to correct the defect. Finally, when she was 18, she did her final process, which was a major one. A bone was taken from her head to build a bridge in her nose which came out successfully.
Before the operation, Carmit Bachar suffered bullying from her classmates for her defect, and several agents rejected her and advised her not to pursue a career in entertainment. However, she was able to achieve her dreams of becoming a singer after the operation.
She even competed internationally as a rhythmic gymnast for ten years and came 5th in the U.S. Olympic trials in 1992.
Carmit Bachar attended the prestigious Hamilton Academy of Music in Los Angeles, where she studied music, dance, piano, and viola. However, at the age of 18, she left school to pursue a career in singing and dancing.
Career with The Pussycat Dolls
Carmit Bachar joined The Pussycat Dolls in the years 1995. The group is an American all-girl dance and burlesque troupe formed by choreographer Robin Antin in Los Angeles.
In 2003, the group successfully signed a record deal with Interscope Geffen A&M Records, converting the group into a music franchise, and Carmit Bachar became the first to be signed into the recording group.
She was one of the three lead vocalists in the group and played lead parts in the singles for their successful debut album PCD—Beep, Buttons, I Don’t Need a Man, and Hot Stuff (I Want You Back).
Released on 12 September 2005, the album examined the themes of feminism and romance while incorporating sexual innuendo in its lyrics. In late 2006 and early 2007, she toured with the group to promote the album, recording commercial success.
However, Carmit Bachar left The Pussycat Dolls in March 2008 to personally pursue other projects. Nonetheless, the group’s second album called Doll Domination was released in September 2008 by Interscope Records after her departure. Sadly, the album experienced only a lukewarm response.
In 1997, Carmit Bachar performed in a Nickelodeon Movies film titled Good Burger, where she was credited as a dancer. After that, she made appearances in other films, including Along Came Polly, 13 Going on 30, The Scorpion King, and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.
As a dancer, she has appeared live in several rock/pop shows. In 1999 and 2000, Carmit Bachar toured across the globe alongside singer Ricky Martin appearing as the “Livin’ La Vida Loca girl.”
In 2001, she danced for Aaliyah‘s music video titled Rock the Boat, and in the same year, she opened an underground nightclub known as Freedom alongside Lee Cherry, Scarlett Cherry, and others. There she performed multi-genre cabaret.
In 2003, Carmit Bachar toured with No Doubt‘s American rock band and appeared on stage alongside Gwen Stefani, doing live performances. She also starred in over 21 music videos, including Jennifer Lopez‘s Ain’t It Funny, Macy Gray‘s Sexual Revolution, Wyclef Jean‘s Perfect Gentleman, Black Eyed Peas‘ Shut Up, and several others.
In 2004, she played as a back-up dancer for the renowned Janet Jackson during the Super Bowl half-time show and was a dancer for Beyoncé‘s tours, appearing on her 2004 DVD Live at Wembley.
In 2007, Carmit Bachar was featured in Storm Lee’s album titled Soulfillapopkilla, in the song called Lo-Down. She also recorded the background vocals for Macy Gray‘s album called Big and for a single titled Beauty in the World.
She is a co-creator and producer of a popular underground live performance event known as The Zodiac Show. She has been performing and hosting this event for many years at some of Hollywood’s most prominent venues.
In June 2009, Carmit Bachar performed a song titled Fierce in Nightclubs. The song was co-written by herself, alongside Kay Cola and Che’Nelle, and produced by Jared Lee Gosselin.
As a solo artist, Carmit Bachar released a song titled Keep On Smiling through Voyeur Productions in 2012, and in February 2017, she released her first official single titled Its Time.
In November 2019, it was announced that the group The Pussycat Dolls had reformed, and on that note, we were going on a reunion tour in 2020. On 5 December 2020, Jessica Sutta and Carmit Bachar disclosed during an interview with Entertainment Tonight that he groups with Carmit Bachar is working on a new album, and on 7 February 2020, the group’s comeback single titled React was released.
The Pussycat Dolls‘ musician, Carmit Bachar is loved by many for her eyes talents. No wonder she is actively followed online. However, she rarely updates her fans on social media due to her busy lifestyle.
Nonetheless, she has several pictures and posts on her various platforms, which is followed by over 100k followers on Instagram with 4561 likes on her Facebook page.
Carmit Bachar‘s verified social media handles include:
- Instagram: @therealcarmit
- Twitter: @therealCarmit
- Facebook: Carmit Bachar
Carmit Bachar’s height is around 5 feet 7 inches tall, and her body weight is 57 kilograms. Her body measurement is 35-24-35 inches. She wears a dress size 4 (US) and her shoe size 7.5 (US). Her hair color is dyed red, and her eye color is green.
Her beauty is admired and praised by many, which is why she was listed amongst FHM’s Top 100 Sexiest Women in the World for 2008.
Carmit Bachar is married to her longtime partner called Kevin Whitaker. On September 18, 2011, the couple had a daughter named Keala Rose.
The sensational American singer is also an ambassador of Operation Smile, a worldwide children’s medical charity helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults born with facial defects.
She also launched her charity project, known as Smile with Me, to inspire and help build self-esteem in children and teens born with cleft lips and palates.
Carmit Bachar has hit the global stage, with the world recognizing her as a multitalented entertainer. She performs as an actress, showgirl, singer, model, and dancer.
Her hard work and success have rewarded Carmit Bachar with an estimated $5 million as net worth.
- From Pussycat Dolls:
- Hot Stuff (I Want You Back)
- How Many Times, How Many Lies
- I Don’t Need a Man
- Right Now
- Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go
- We Went as Far as We Felt Like Going
- Don’t Cha (Sims version)
- Santa Baby