KAILASH KHER is an Indian pop-rock and
He has been honored with the
Kher is known for his unique and powerful voice, style and music. He
has established himself as one of the most successful and popular
playback singers of
* 1 Early life and struggle
* 2 Career beginnings
* 2.1 Jingles
* 3 Vocals and music style * 4 Commercial Music
* 5 Non Film Work
* 5.1 Kailasa * 5.2 Performances and international concerts * 5.3 Television and reality shows
* 6 Personal life * 7 Music for social causes
* 8 Awards and nominations
* 8.1 Film awards * 8.2 Other honours
* 9 Discography/Filmography
* 9.1 Film appearances * 9.2 Guest Appearance * 9.3 Lyricist * 9.4 As music director * 9.5 Solo albums and compilations * 9.6 Title Songs
* 10 See also * 11 References * 12 External links
EARLY LIFE AND STRUGGLE
Kher was born in
At the age of 14, Kher left home in search of a guru or an institution to further his musical training, and he embarked on years of classical and folk music study. According to him, "It was because I wanted to pursue my passion for music. It required me to stay in isolation". He also attended music classes and would teach the same to students for just Rs. 150 per session to maintain himself, taking care of all his personal expenses from lodging to food, plus his education and music expenses.
Although he couldn’t find the right guru or a school, he started learning music by listening to it. He listened to Indian classical singers like Pandit Kumar Gandharv, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi , Pandit Gokulotsav Maharaj and later even Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan , Lata Mangeshkar and their contemporaries
He then experimented with a family friend's Indian handicraft export
business till 1999. His depression phase started and he even
attempted to suicide once, in the beginning of the year 1999, when his
business collapsed. He went to
In 2001, Kher left New
He moved to
When he moved to Mumbai, he already had a few friends in
His foray continued by singing jingles for TV and radio commercials,
receiving critical acclaim for his unique style of singing. Some of
the brands that he sang commercials for are
PLAYBACK SINGING AND REGIONAL SINGING
Kher performing in 2012
Kailash had to struggle to get a chance in Bollywood. He got opportunity to sing a song for the movie Andaaz . In this movie his song "Rabba Ishq Na Hove" became much popular. His song "Allah ke Bande" from the obscure movie Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II became very popular and this song made him a popular singing star in Bollywood.
He sang a number of the songs in the
A. R. Rahman commented-
I remember how I first heard of him. I had asked Mehboob, our lyricist, for a new voice that is earthy and strong, and he said, I have just the person for you. That voice can only be that of Kailash!' And he sent Kailash to meet me. The moment I heard him, I knew that here was a voice that was so wonderful, and which had its own unique space.... I want to say that Kailash Kher's voice has something that had been lacking a lot – it had pure soul! Allah Ke Bande is one of my all time favorite songs.
VOCALS AND MUSIC STYLE
Kher has a rarely raw, soulful, fresh, high-pitched and sharp voice.
Unlike others, he mainly sings
He can sing from high-pitched songs to even low-pitched songs, being breathless and comfortable. His most of the songs has been famous for its unique, soulful music and classical lyrics. Kher is the only singer in india , who often includes a classical lyrics and folk language in his solo albums and films. His most of the filmy or non-filmy albums includes a romantic tracks with the classical music, lyrics and traditional languages.
He has given music score's for numerous movies like Chandni Chowk To
Sacred Evil ,
Desi Kattey etc. He has
also penned lyrics in few movies like Chandni Chowk To China,
By 2014, he had sung in more than 20 Indian languages including
Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Bengali, Sindhi, Bhojpuri,
Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Konkani, Rajasthani etc. for Indian films
and more than 500 songs for the
He has composed and sung the title track of
Star Plus 's serial Diya
Aur Baati Hum along with
Shubha Mudgal . He has also sung the title
NON FILM WORK
He formed Kailasa in
The band's first album, Kailasa , released in March 2006, went on to revive the Indian pop music market. The album was an immediate smash hit.
Their second album, Jhoomo Re , released in May 2007, went on to be an equally smash hit. With songs like "Saiyaan" and "Agad Bamm" touching the right chords with Indian as well as international audiences.
Kailasa's third album, Chaandan mein released in June 2009, was yet another smash hit! He made his first international album on the acclaimed independent record label Cumbancha .
He released his fourth album, Rangeele , which was released by his owned company Kailasa Records in January 2012. This album was widely acclaimed amongst the fans of Kailasa, and was critically acclaimed worldwide.
Kher has also sung a non-filmy Nepali pop song such as "Phool Ko Thunga" and "Bolnai parcha bhanne K cha ra" from the album called Only Love in 2011.
2016 marks the return of
PERFORMANCES AND INTERNATIONAL CONCERTS
Kher with other
He has not only performed for the south east Asian diaspora, but also
for international audiences in festivals and venues such as GlobalFest
at New York's Webster Hall,
In 2007, he participated in a concert tour in North America entitled
"The Incredibles", also starring
Asha Bhosle ,
Sonu Nigam and Kunal
Ganjawala . In March 2011, Kailasa performed at the
In 2012, as part of Kailasa's third Nepal tour, Kher performed at Dhaka in Bangladesh, Nairobi in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Congo, Karachi in Pakistan and Muscat in Oman.
TELEVISION AND REALITY SHOWS
He has appeared in various television shows, including Saregamapa
Li'l Champs (Zee TV), Mission Ustaad (9X),
Indian Idol 4 (Sony ), IPL
In 2013, Kher collaborated with singer
Shreya Ghoshal for the first
time for a mission titled 'The Project Resound: Upgrade your Ears', in
which Kher wrote, composed, and invited Shreya to sing along a song
Naina Chaar ". This online initiative by Sony Music
In 15 March 2014, Kher appeared in the celebrity talk show Comedy Nights with Kapil , at the special occasion of holi celebrations.
Kher got married to Mumbai-based film student Sheetal Bhan, a Kashmiri Pandit, on 14 February 2009, and they have a 6-year-old son Kabir. According to Kher, the marriage was arranged.
MUSIC FOR SOCIAL CAUSES
He lend his voice to the Clean
"Bravo @kailashkher! I congratulate you for joining Swachh Bharat Mission in Varanasi. Admirable effort," the Prime Minister tweeted."
Kailash was also invited by the PM to accompany him in his first USA tour, where they performed in the SAP center community reception at San Jose, California on 27 September'15.
He also composed the song "Ambar Tak Yehi Naam Gunjega" for Anna
Hazare anti corruption movement, and sang it in Ramlila Maidan during
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
KAILASH KHER AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
AWARD Wins Nominations
Awards won 10
YEAR AWARD(S) CATEGORY TITLE SONG(S) RESULT
2004 STAR SCREEN AWARDS Best Male Playback WAISA BHI HOTA HAI PART 2 "Allah Ke Bande" Won
STAR GUILD AWARDS Best Male Playback Singer Nominated
2007 FILMFARE AWARDS Best Male Playback Singer FANAA "Chand Sifarish" Won
2010 GIMA AWARD Gima Award for Best Popular Music Album CHAANDAN MEIN Solo Album Won
INDIAN TELEVISION ACADEMY AWARDS Best Title Song TERE LIYE "Tere Liye" Won
INDIAN TELLY AWARDS Won
2011 ZEE RISHTEY AWARDS Favourite Guru-Shisya SA RE GA MA PA L\\'IL CHAMPS N/A Nominated
2011 FILMFARE AWARD FOR BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER - KANNADA Best Male Playback Singer JACKIE "Ekka Raja Rani" Nominated
2012 INDIAN TELLY AWARD Best Title Singer for a TV Show DIYA AUR BAATI HUM Title Song Won
2014 FILMFARE AWARD FOR BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER - TELUGU Best Male Playback Singer MIRCHI "Pandagala Digivacchavu" Won
2015 FILMFARE AWARD FOR BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER - KANNADA Best Male Playback Singer UN SAMAYAL ARAYIL "Ee Janumave Ahaa" Nominated
YEAR AWARD(S) CATEGORY
2011 NEPAL TOURISM YEAR GOODWILL AMBASSDOR 2011 Overall Contribution
2015 YASH BHARTI AWARD Excellence in folk and classical music
2017 PADMA SHRI - FOURTH HIGHEST INDIAN NATIONAL HONOUR Art-Music
YEAR FILM SONG COMPOSER LANGUAGE(S)
Baahubali: The Conclusion
2015 Gopala Gopala Enduko Enduko Anoop Rubens Telugu
2014 Un Samayal Arayil
2014 Galipatam Yeh Allah Bheems Ceciroleo Telugu
2014 Desi Kattey Daagh De Himself Hindi
2014 Rang Rasiya Anhad Naad Sandesh Sandilya Hindi
2013 Bombay Talkies Bombay Talkies (Duet Version) Amit Trivedi Hindi
2013 Mirchi Pandagala digi vachavu Devi Sri Prasad Telugu
2012 Chingari Baare Baare V. Harikrishna Kannada
2012 Saarathi Vajra Ballalaraya Kannada
2012 Nuvva Nena Vayyari Blackberry Bheems Ceciroleo Telugu
2012 The Real Life of Mandi
2011 Love Mein Ghum Sohniye Yaadan Ravi Bal Urdu
2011 Bombay March 12
2012 Thoo Nan Makla Aarakshaka
2010 Jackie Ekka Raaja Raani, Nanna kaiyolage V. Harikrishna Kannada
2010 Krishnan Love Story Mosa maadalende neenu bandeyaa
2010 Paathshaala Aye khuda Hanif Sheikh Hindi
2010 Phas Gaye Re Obama Sara Pyaar Hai Bekaar Manish J. Tipu Hindi
2009 Live From Stern Grove Festival: 2009 Tauba Tauba
2009 Couples Retreat Salvadore A.R. Rahman English
2009 Rajani Tiruboki
2009 Parichaya O Nanna Olave
2009 Aakashamantha Chinnamma Kalyanam, Okanoka Vurilo VIDYASAGAR Telugu
2009 Arundhati Kammukunna Chikatlona Koti Telugu
2009 Chandni Chowk to China S.I.D.H.U., Chak Lein De Himself Hindi
2008 Dasvidaniya All Songs Himself Hindi
2008 Wafa: A Deadly Love Story Tu Hai Shola Ravi Pawar, Sayed Ahmed Hindi
Chnada kane chanda, Chanda
Jana O Jana, Sajni
Preethi Yake Bhoomi Melidhe
2008 Kathanayakudu Ra Ra Ra Ramayanna G.V. Prakash Kumar Telugu
2008 Kuselan Perinba Pechukaran Tamil
2008 1920 Tujhe Main Pyaar Karu Adnan Sami Hindi
Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love
2007 Bal Ganesha Shiv Shankar Kaa Damroo Baje
Humne Jeena Seekh Liya
2007 Manorama Six Feet Under Dhundla jo Samaa Bandh Jayesh Gandhi, Raiomond Mirza Hindi
2007 Delhii Heights
Rabbi Shergill Hindi
2007 1971 Kaal Ke Antim Palon Tak, Sada Bhangra Paun Nu Akash Sagar Hindi
2007 Traffic Signal
2007 Bombay Times
2006 With Luv... Tumhaara
2006 Keerthi Chakra Khuda Se Mannath Joshua Sridhar Malayalam
2006 Krishna Krishna Kaal Bapi-Tutul, Rajendra Shiv Hindi
2006 Corporate O Sikander Shamir Tandon Hindi
2006 Khosla Ka Ghosla Chak De Phattey! Dhruv Dhalla Hindi
2006 Aap Ki Khatir Meethi Meethi Batan Himesh Reshammiya Hindi
2006 Fanaa Chand Sifarish Jatin-Lalit Hindi
2006 Zinda Chal Rahi Hai Saasein Vishal-Shekhar Hindi
2005 Hanuman The Title song Tapas Relia Hindi
2005 Chocolate Jhuki Jhuki Pritam Hindi
2005 Barsaat Saajan Saajan Saajan Nadeem-Shravan Hindi
2005 Mangal Pandey: The Rising Mangal Mangal, Al Maddath Maula, Takey Takey A.R. Rahman Hindi
2005 Sarkar Govinda, Mujhe Jo Sahi Lagta Hai, Sam Dam Bhed, Shaher Shaher Ke Hazaar Sawal Bapi-Tutul Hindi
2005 Waqt: The Race Against Time Toot Gaya Dil Anu Malik Hindi
2005 Kisna: The Warrior Poet Gaa Tu Aisi Dhun Mein Gaa Ismail Darbar Hindi
2005 Vaada Ud Ud Jaaye Himesh Reshammiya Hindi
2004 Deewaar Piya Bawri Aadesh Shrivastav Hindi
2004 Dev Rang Deeni Hindi
2003 Waisa Bhi hota Hai Part 2 Allah Ke Bande Vishal-Shekhar Hindi
2003 Kilichundan Mambazham
YEAR MOVIE(S) NOTES
2003 WAISA BHI HOTA HAI PART II Singer on the beach
MANGAL PANDEY: THE RISING
GALI GALI MEIN CHOR HAI
YEAR SHOW NOTES CHANNEL
YEAR MOVIE(S) SONG(S)
2005 KAAL Aankhiyaan Teriya Ve
2007 TRAFFIC SIGNAL All Songs
2008 DASVIDANIYA All Songs
2009 CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA S.I.D.H.U., Chak Lein De
AS MUSIC DIRECTOR
YEAR FILM NOTES
2005 VAAH! LIFE HO TOH AISI!
2006 SACRED EVIL - A TRUE STORY
2007 FOOL N FINAL
2007 GOOD BOY BAD BOY
2009 CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA
2009 SANGINI- PERFECT BRIDE
2009 AA DEKHEN ZARA
2009 DIL BOLE HADIPPA!
2014 DESI KATTEY
SOLO ALBUMS AND COMPILATIONS
YEAR ALBUM(S) NOTES
2007 JHOOMO RE With "Saiyaan" receiving critical acclaim as his best song ever
2009 CHAANDAN MEIN GiMA Award for Best Popular Album
YATRA: THE NOMADIC SOULS
2011 ONLY LOVE Nepali Album
2013 NAINA CHAAR Collaboration with Shreya Ghoshal
2016 ISHQ ANOKHA
YEAR SERIAL(S) SONG(S) CHANNEL
2010 TERE LIYE Tere Liye Star Plus
2011 DIYA AUR BAATI HUM Diya Aur Baati Hum
Hauslon Ki Udaan
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