The Elephant Family charity that has Prince Charles and Camilla as joint presidents, aims to protect the endangered Asian elephants from extinction. Kanika is set to perform at their once-in-a-lifetime celebrity auto rickshaw race this November in India called the 'Elephant Family Trek' to raise funds for the cause.
Alongside her, the race will also feature some very high profile celebrities and royalty such as actress Susan Sarandon, TRH Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie who will be partaking in the 500km epic Indian rickshaw adventure across Madhya Pradesh to fundraise for the charity.
So when Kanika Kapoor was introduced to Prince Charles as Bollywood’s latest singing sensation, he couldn't resist attempting a few Hindi words himself! He was heard disclosing to her in their tête-à-tête that his favourite Hindi word is ‘Mehbooba’. What's more - he often even calls his wife Camilla his beloved Mehabooba!
In response to him, Kanika promised that she would use his favourite Hindi word in her upcoming songs!
We also hear that the fleet of auto rickshaws have been decorated in London by a spectrum of artists, milliners and fashion houses including DVF, Nicky Haslam, and Sabyasachi.
Elephant Family is the UK’s biggest funder of the endangered Asian elephant, of which there are believed to be just 35,000-40,000 in the wild. Since its launch in 2002, the charity has invested over £6m in conservation projects across Asia, working to secure elephant and wildlife habitats, supporting local communities to reduce incidents of human-elephant conflict and highlighting the plight of the Asian elephant with UK-wide education programs and publicity. Elephant Family takes a creative approach to conservation and is best known for Elephant Parade London which saw 258 brightly painted elephant sculptures installed throughout London.