Kailash Kher

Kailash Kher is an Indian film music composer and pop - rock based singer, he sung songs with a music style influenced by Indian folk music and Sufi music He is a prominent singer in Hindi, Gujarati, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Odia and Urdu languages. Though his professional prowess encompasses most of the Indian languages, his contribution to Indian music lies way beyond that. He is a prime candidate amongst the contemporary Sufi singers. He has sung more than 700 songs[1] in movies apart from 5 hugely popular and successful private albums.[2] He was inspired by the classical musician Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, and the Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.[3]

He has been honored with the Padma Shri[4] award in 2017 by the Government of India. He is the recipient of two trophies of Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer from the Bollywood movie Fanaa (2006), and Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer - Telugu from the Telugu film Mirchi (2013), with several other nominations.

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 India.

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Kailash Kher 61st Filmfare Awards South (cropped)
Kher at the 61st Filmfare Awards South, 2014
Background information
BornMeerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
GenresIndie, Bollywood, Pop Rock, playback singing, Sufi, folk
Occupation(s)Music composer, singer
InstrumentsVocals, Harmonium
Years active2003–present
Associated actsParesh Kamath
Naresh Kamath

Early life and struggle

Kher was born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. His father Mehar Chand Kher and his mother Chandrakanta were from Meerut. Kher's father was an amateur musician whose performances of traditional folk songs were a regular household event.[5] Kher's first brush with music hence, came in his childhood.[6] Brought up in a musical atmosphere, from his school days, he was enchanted and fascinated by music and used to listen to his father's Indian folks songs all day.[7] Even as a four-year-old, Kher revealed a natural musical talent and he would often impress friends and family by belting out songs with his prematurely powerful voice.[8]

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".[9] 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.[10]

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[11]

He then experimented with a family friend's Indian handicraft export business till 1999.[12] His depression phase started and he even attempted to suicide once, in the beginning of the year 1999, when his business collapsed.[13] He went to Singapore and Thailand, and stayed there for six months.

Later, after he relocated to Delhi with his family, he graduated from Delhi University through the correspondence program[14] [15]

In 2001, Kher left New Delhi for Mumbai, the epicenter of India's highly competitive music industry, to seek his fortunes as a professional singer. For a while, Kher struggled, living in cheap residence, hostels and eking out whatever musical work he could find to make ends meet.[16][17]

Career beginnings


He moved to Mumbai in the year of 2001, where he began his foray into the music industry.[18]

When he moved to Mumbai, he already had a few friends in Mumbai who were connected to the film industry. His name was recommended to musician Ram Sampath, who was then looking for a different voice for a jingle for Nakshatra diamonds. Kher later reminisced the jingle as an one which did not bring instant recognition but fetched him Rs.5000 ($100) which he needed desperately at that time "just to survive".[19]

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 Coca-Cola, Citibank, Pepsi, IPL and Honda Motor Cycles.[20]

Playback singing and regional singing

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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.[21]

He sang a number of the songs in the Bollywood film Mangal Pandey: The Rising, in which he had a cameo appearance. His another famous song is "O Sikander" from Corporate.[21] The song "Teri Deewani" from the album of the same name by his band Kailasa and the song "Ya Rabba" from the movie Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love had record sales.

A. R. Rahman commented-

Kher has a uniquely soulful, raw and high-pitched voice. He sang a number of the songs in the Bollywood flick Mangal Pandey: The Rising, in which he also had a cameo appearance. His other Bollywood appearances include the movie, Corporate in the song 'O Sikander'.

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.[22]

Vocals and music style

Kher has a rarely raw, soulful, fresh, high-pitched and sharp voice. Unlike others, he mainly sings Ghazal, Sufi, Qawwali, folk and other devotional songs. He has been greatly influenced by the classical singers including Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Hridaynath Mangeshkar and Pandit Bhimsen Joshi etc.

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 touch of classical music, lyrics and traditional languages.

Commercial music

He has given music score's for numerous movies like Chandni Chowk To China, Dasvidaniya, Sacred Evil, Sangini, Desi Kattey etc. He has also penned lyrics in few movies like Chandni Chowk To China, Dasvidaniya, Kaal and Traffic signal .[23]

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 Hindi film industry and recorded more than one thousand radio and television advertising jingles.[24][25]

He has also ventured into the Kannada film industry. His hits from Kannada films include the songs "Hale Patre" from the movie Junglee and "Ekka Raaja Raani" from the movie Jackie.

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 track of Colors serial "Udaan" along with the anthem for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the national campaign for cleaning India.

Non-film work


He formed Kailasa in Mumbai in 2004, with Mumbai-based musician brothers, Paresh Kamath and Naresh Kamath, whom he met in Mumbai.[26]

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Kher launching his latest album "Ishq Anokha" at Kolkata, 2016

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.[27]

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 Kailash Kher with his brand-new melodies, Ishq Anokha. This album, sel-produced and distributed by SaReGaMa was a chart buster shortly after its launch. Ishq Anokha comprises eight fresh numbers as 'Ishq Anokha', 'O Jogi', 'Meharbani Teri', 'Berukhiyaan', 'Vaari Vaari', 'Guru Ghantal', 'Turiya Turiya' and an electro version of the track 'Vaari Vaari'. The album had to be launched thrice, in 3 different metropolitan cities, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Performances and international concerts

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Kher with other Bollywood playback singers

Kailash Kher and his band Kailasa has performed over 1000 concerts across the globe.

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, Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Stern Grove Festival (San Francisco), Celebrate Brooklyn, Santa Monica Pier Festival (LA), Fillmore Center (San Francisco), Hollywood Bowl (LA), Hammersmith Apollo (London), Symphony Hall (Birmingham), Massey Hall (Toronto).[28]

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 Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as part of the Maximum India festival.[29] Kailash Kher performed at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.[30]

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.[31]

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 Rockstar (Colors) and Rock On (MTV).[32][33] In 2009, Kher appeared in Indian Idol 4 as a judge along with Javed Akhtar, Sonali Bendre and Anu Malik.

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 named "Naina Chaar". This online initiative by Sony Music India, aimed to make people aware of the rising technological advancement in the field of music, which may make it difficult to distinguish between noise and music. The project also promoted the use of Sony headphones.[34][35]

In 15 March 2014, Kher appeared in the celebrity talk show Comedy Nights with Kapil, at the special occasion of holi celebrations.

Personal life

Kher got married to Sheetal in February 2009, and their son Kabir was born in December 2009.[36]


In a series of sting operations carried out by Cobrapost code-named Operation Karaoke, Kailash Kher has been named as one of many celebrities who can be seen agreeing to promote the agenda of parties on social media platforms in exchange for money, on camera.[37]

Music for social causes

He lend his voice to the Clean India Mission theme song, ' Swachha Bharat Ka Irada Kar Liya Humne',[38] which is lyriced Prasoon Joshi. Taking forward the Clean India Mission, Mr. Kher visited several places in PM's parliamentary constituency drawing praise from Narendra Modi.

Bravo @kailashkher! I congratulate you for joining Swachh Bharat Mission in Varanasi. Admirable effort," the Prime Minister tweeted."[39]

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.[40]

He also composed the song "Ambar Tak Yehi Naam Gunjega" for Anna Hazare anti corruption movement, and sang it in Ramlila Maidan during Anna Hazare protest.[41]

Awards and nominations

Kailash Kher awards and nominations
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Awards won10

Film awards and other honours

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
2013 Nandi Awards Nandi Award for Best Male Playback Singer Mirchi "Pandagala Digivachchavu" 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 Result
2011 Nepal Tourism Year Goodwill Ambassdor 2011 Overall Contribution Won
2015 Yash Bharti Award Excellence in folk and classical music Won
2017 Padma Shri - Fourth Highest Indian National Honour Art-Music Won


Year Film Song Composer Language(s)
2018 Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava "yeda poyinado" S. Thaman Telugu
2.0 "Nanhi si jaan" A.R. Rahman Hindi
The Villain "Tick Tick Tick" Arjun Janya Kannada
Bharat Ane Nenu "Vachaadayyo Saami" Devi Sri Prasad Telugu
2017 Poster Boys "Noor E Khuda" Tanishk Bagchi Hindi
2017 Mersal "Aalaporaan Tamizhan" A. R. Rahman Tamil
2017 Baahubali: The Conclusion "Jay Jaykara" M.M. Keeravani Hindi
2016 Shivaay "Tere Naal Ishqa" Mithoon Hindi
2016 Housefull 3 "Fake Ishq" Tanishq Bagchi and Abhishek Hindi
2015 Dum Laga Ke Haisha "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" Anu Malik Hindi
2015 Baahubali "Kaun Hai Woh", "Jal Rahin Hain", "Moochile Theeyumaay" M.M. Keeravani Hindi, Tamil
2015 Muddu Manase[42] "Neev Kelabardu" Vineeth Raj Menon Kannada
2015 Gopala Gopala "Enduko Enduko" Anoop Rubens Telugu
2014 Un Samayal Arayil "Indha porappu than" Ilayaraja Tamil
2014 Aambala "Madras to Madurai Hiphop Tamizha Tamil
2014 Galipatam "Yeh Allah" Bheems Ceciroleo Telugu
2014 Desi Kattey "Daagh De" Himself Hindi
2014 Arundhati "Joy Joy Ma" Jeet Ganguly, Saluri Koteswara Rao Bengali
2014 Lakshmi "Hai Reham Hai Karam" Tapas Relia Hindi
2014 Kahin Hai Mera Pyar "Allah Tala" Ravindra Jain 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 Kya Super Kool Hain Hum "Shirt Da Button" Meet Bros Anjjan Hindi
2012 The Real Life of Mandi Hindi
2012 Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya "Fan Bann Gayi" Sachin-Jigar Hindi
2012 Gali Gali Mein Chor Hai "The Title Song" Anu Malik Hindi
2011 Rajanna "Karakuraathi Gundello" M.M. Keeravani Telugu
2011 Love Mein Ghum "Sohniye Yaadan" Ravi Bal Urdu
2011 Aazaan "Bismillah" Salim-Sulaiman Hindi
2011 Bombay March 12 Malayalam
2012 Sidlingu "Chombo chombu" Anoop Seelin Kannada
2012 Thoo Nan Makla "Aarakshaka" Kannada
2010 Jackie "Ekka Raaja Raani, Nanna kaiyolage" V. Harikrishna Kannada
2010 Krishnan Love Story "Mosa maadalende neenu bandeyaa" Kannada
2010 Naanu Nanna Kanasu Ondu Maamara Hamsalekha Kannada
2010 Paathshaala Aye khuda Hanif Sheikh Hindi
2010 Love Sex aur Dhokha "Tu Gandi", "Tainu TV Per Wekhya", "Naa Batati Tu", "Love Sex aur Dhokha", "Tauba Tauba (Remix)" Sneha Khanwalkar Hindi
2010 Karthik Calling Karthik "Kaisi Hai Yeh Udashi Chayi" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Hindi
2010 Phas Gaye Re Obama "Sara Pyaar Hai Bekaar" Manish J. Tipu Hindi
2009 Live From Stern Grove Festival: 2009 "Tauba Tauba" English
2009 Couples Retreat "Salvadore" A.R. Rahman English
2009 Rajani "Tiruboki" Kannada
2009 Kaminey "Fatak" Vishal Bhardwaj Hindi
2009 Parichaya "O Nanna Olave" Kannada
2009 Aakashamantha "Chinnamma Kalyanam", "Okanoka Vurilo" Vidyasagar Telugu
2009 Arundhati "Kammukunna Chikatlona" Koti Telugu
2009 Junglee "Hale Patre Hale Kabbuna" V. Harikrishna Kannada
2009 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani "Tu Jaane Naa (Unplugged Version)" Pritam Hindi
2009 Delhi-6 "Arziyan" A.R. Rahman Hindi
2009 Chandni Chowk to China "S.I.D.H.U., Chak Lein De" Himself Hindi
2009 Radio "Damadji Angana Hai Padhare" Himesh Reshammiya Hindi
2008 Abhiyum Naanum "Ore Oru Oarrilae" Vidyasagar Tamil
2008 Dasvidaniya All Songs Himself Hindi
2008 Wafa: A Deadly Love Story "Tu Hai Shola" Ravi Pawar, Sayed Ahmed Hindi
2008 Thodi Life Thoda Magic "Tune Kahi Aur Maine Maani" Hindi
2007 "Chnada Kane Chanda, Chanda" Kannada
2007 "Jana O Jana, Sajni" Kannada
2007 Preethi Yake Bhoomi Melidhe Kannada
2008 Kurukshetra "Chalo Chalo Jawan" Siddharth Vipin Malayalam
2008 Parugu "Yelageyalaga" Mani Sharma Telugu
2008 Dhaam Dhoom "Uyyaalalo Uyyaalalo" Harris Jayaraj Tamil
2008 Kathanayakudu "Ra Ra Ra Ramayanna" G.V. Prakash Kumar Telugu
2008 Kuselan "Perinba Pechukaran" Tamil
2008 Bheemaa "Rangu Rangamma" Harris Jayaraj Tamil
2007 "Ososi Raakasi" Telugu
2008 1920 "Tujhe Main Pyaar Karu" Adnan Sami Hindi
2007 Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love "Ya Rabba" Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Hindi
2007 Bal Ganesha "Shiv Shankar Kaa Damroo Baje" Hindi
2007 Aaja Nachle "Show Me Your Jalwa" Salim-Sulaiman Hindi
2007 Dhaan Hindi
2007 "Humne Jeena Seekh Liya" Hindi
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 Hindi
2007 Chirutha Telugu
2007 "Munna" Hindi
2007 Tumaku Paruni Ta Bhuli "Na Na Nare Jibana Dau Sadhena" Kailash kher Odia
2007 Bombay Times Hindi
2006 With Luv... Tumhaara Hindi
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 Veyil "Veyilodu Velaiyadi" G.V. Prakash Kumar Tamil
2006 Sajni "Jaana O Jaana" A.R. Rahman Kannada
2006 Naksha "Shake It" Pritam Hindi
2006 Aap Ki Khatir "Meethi Meethi Batan" Himesh Reshammiya Hindi
2006 Alag "Apun kee Toli Bindaasht Boli" Aadesh Shrivastava Hindi
2006 Fanaa "Chand Sifarish" Jatin-Lalit Hindi
2006 Zinda "Chal Rahi Hai Saasein" Vishal-Shekhar Hindi
2005 Majaa "Podhumadaa Saami" Vidyasagar Tamil
2005 Anjaan Hindi
2005 Dosti "Ishq Naa Ishq Ho" Nadeem-Shravan Hindi
2005 Ek Ajnabee "Barf Khushi Hai" Vishal-Shekhar Hindi
2005 Kyon Ki "Jhatka Maare" Himesh Reshammiya 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 Silsiilay "Meri Chaandi Tu" Himesh Reshammiya Hindi
2005 Kaal "Aakhiyaan Teriya Ve" Salim-Sulaiman Hindi
2005 Waqt: The Race Against Time "Toot Gaya Dil" Anu Malik Hindi
2005 Tango Charlie "Akkad Te Bakkad Te" Anand Raj Anand, Anu Malik Hindi
2005 Classic Hindi
2005 Kisna: The Warrior Poet "Gaa Tu Aisi Dhun Mein Gaa" Ismail Darbar Hindi
2005 Vaada "Ud Ud Jaaye" Himesh Reshammiya Hindi
2004 Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo "Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo", "Kurti Mal Mal Di" Anu Malik Hindi
2004 Swades "Yun Hi Chala Chal Raahi" A.R. Rahman Hindi
2004 Deewaar "Piya Bawri" Aadesh Shrivastav Hindi
2004 Dev "Rang Deeni" Hindi
2004 Khakee "Mere Maula" Ram Sampath Hindi
2003 Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II "Allah Ke Bande" Vishal-Shekhar Hindi
2003 "Jaya janaki nayaka" "Veede" Devi Sri Prasad Telugu
2003 Kilichundan Mambazham Malayalam
2003 Andaaz "Rabba Ishq Naa Hove" Nadeem-Shravan Hindi

Film appearances

Year Film Notes
2003 Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II Singer on the beach
2005 Mangal Pandey: The Rising Special appearance
2006 Corporate Special appearance in the song "O Sikander"
2011 Aazaan Special Appearance
2012 Gali Gali Mein Chor Hai Special appearance in the title song

Guest appearance

Year Show Notes Channel
2014 Comedy Nights with Kapil Special appearance in the occasion of holi celebrations Colors


Year Film 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"

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
2007 Dhol
2008 Dasvidaniya
2008 Kurukshetra
2009 Chandni Chowk To China
2009 Sangini- Perfect Bride
2009 Aladin
2009 Aa Dekhen Zara
2009 Dil Bole Hadippa
2012 Darling
2014 Desi Kattey

Solo albums and compilations

Year Album(s) Notes
2005 Aawargi
2006 Kailasa
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
2012 Rangeele
2013 Naina Chaar Collaboration with Shreya Ghoshal
2016 Ishq Anokha
Bhole Chale

Title songs

Year Serial(s) Song(s) Channel
2010 Tere Liye "Tere Liye" Star Plus
2011 Diya Aur Baati Hum "Diya Aur Baati Hum"
2014 Udaan "Hauslon Ki Udaan" Colors TV

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Aalaporaan Thamizhan

Aalaporan Tamizhan is a Tamil song from the soundtrack of Mersal (film). The song is written by Vivek , composed by A. R. Rahman and sung by Kailash Kher, Sathyaprakash, Pooja AV & Deepak. The song's music video is pictured upon actor Vijay.

Aamir (film)

Aamir is a 2008 Indian psychological crime thriller film directed by Raj Kumar Gupta and starring Rajeev Khandelwal. The story revolves around a young Muslim man, Dr. Aamir Ali (Rajeev Khandelwal), who has returned to Mumbai from the United Kingdom and finds himself at the mercy of Islamic extremists who want to carry out a bombing in the city. It was adapted from the Filipino film Cavite.

Chandni Chowk to China

Chandni Chowk to China (shortened to CC2C) is a 2009 Indian action comedy film directed by Nikkhil Advani and stars Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles with Mithun Chakraborty and Hong Kong action cinema actor Gordon Liu among the co-stars. In addition to being shot in China, many parts of the film were shot in Bangkok, Thailand, although some of the China scenes were shot in sets in the Shanghai Film Studio. The film revolves around a vegetable cutter from Chandni Chowk in Delhi who finds himself on an adventure in China after the residents of an oppressed village deem him to be the reincarnation of a slain Chinese revolutionary.

Distributed in the U.S. and co-produced by Warner Bros., it is the third Bollywood movie made and distributed in partnership with a major Hollywood studio, following Sony's Saawariya (2007) and Walt Disney Pictures' animated feature Roadside Romeo (2008). It is Warner Bros. Pictures' first Hindi film. Released on 16 January 2009, it was the third highest-grossing film of the year at the Indian Box Office.


Dasvidaniya (दसविदानिया) is a Bollywood comedy-drama film released on 7 November 2008.

The name of the movie is a pun on the list of ten things to be done before death made by Vinay Pathak, and is a play on the Russian phrase до свидания (do svidaniya), meaning good bye.

Desi Kattey

Desi Kattey (transl. Local argument) is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language action-drama film directed and produced by Anand Kumar under the banner of Anand Kumar Productions. The film was released on 26 September 2014. The story and screenplay is written by Aaryaan Saxena. It features actor Sunil Shetty in the lead role. Creative and Executive Producer is Aryan Saha. Music of the film was composed by Kailash Kher.

Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Telugu

The Telugu Filmfare Best Male Playback Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Telugu films.The award was first given in 1997.

India's Raw Star

India's Raw Star is an Indian singing competition series created by Gajendra Singh of Saibaba Telefilms which began airing on Star Plus from 24 August 2014. It was hosted by model-actress and Bigg Boss 7 winner Gauahar Khan and mentored by singer-rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh. Rituraj Mohanty won the first season on 30 November 2014 with Darshan Raval and Mohit Gaur finishing second and third respectively. The other contestants were Sagar Bhatia, Akasa Singh, pardeep singh sran etc. Mohan Rathore, winner of a Bhojpuri singing competition 'Sur Sangram' was also one of the contestants. Arjun Kapoor and Himesh Reshammiya made guest appearances in the show. India's Raw Star' witnessed singers like Kailash Kher, Mohit Chauhan and Shaan perform in the final episode with finalists Rituraj, Mohit and Darshan. The finalists sang the final face off song composed by Sachin and Jigar on the occasion, while Arjun Kapoor, promoted his film Tevar.

Jasleen Royal

Jasleen Kaur Royal commonly known as Jasleen Royal) is an independent Indian singer, songwriter and a music composer who sings in Punjabi, Hindi , Gujarati and as well as in English.

She won an award for the Best Indie Song at the MTV Video Music Awards India 2013. She received this award for her debut song "Panchi Ho Jaava", composed and sung by Jasleen which is based on a poem by late Shiv Kumar Batalvi.

She won an award for the "Best Indie Artist" at "Free The Music" an initiative by Songdew especially for Indie musicians. She was nominated alongside established and renowned singers like Kailash Kher, Rabbi Shergill and a Delhi-based band Indus Creed.

She entered Bollywood in September 2014 with Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan starrer film Khoobsurat with a song titled "Preet" which was composed by Sneha Khanwalkar and penned by Amitabh Verma.

Jhoomo Re

Jhoomo Re is the second studio album by the Indian Fusion/Sufi band Kailasa, released in 2007.

Kailasa (album)

Kailasa is the eponymous debut album of the Indian Sufi/Fusion band Kailasa, led by Kailash Kher. The album was released in the year 2006 in India.

Kailasa (band)

Kailasa is an Indian fusion band, founded by Kailash Kher. The name of the band is taken from an accented pronunciation of Kailash's own name as well as Mount Kailash, the abode of Hindu God Shiva. Along with guitars, drums and keyboards, the band incorporates classical Indian instruments and sometimes traditional lyrics into their songs to infuse folk and a Sufi hue.

MIDIval Punditz

MIDIval Punditz is an Indian fusion group consisting of two Delhi-based musicians, Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj. Their style revolves mostly around bhangra, Oldschool jungle, electronica, and North Indian classical music. Their songs commonly feature traditional Indian instruments, such as the dhol, tumbi, sarod, santoor, dholak, tanpura, tabla, surbahar, swarmandal, sarangi, sitar, and bansuri, but also feature more modern instruments such as the synthesizer and drum machine. They have worked with Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Anoushka Shankar, Kailash Kher, Karsh Kale, Ustad Sultan Khan, Tabla Beat Science, Vishal Vaid, and Angaraag Mahanta (also known by his nickname Papon).

Mirchi (film)

Mirchi (English: Chilli) is a 2013 Telugu action drama film written and directed by debutante Koratala Siva and produced by Prabhas's brother Pramod Uppalapati and V. Vamsi Krishna Reddy under UV Creations banner. The film stars Prabhas, Anushka Shetty and Richa Gangopadhyay in the lead roles while Sathyaraj, Nadhiya, Adithya Menon, Sampath Raj, and Brahmanandam feature in pivotal roles. The film was tentatively titled Vaaradhi, but was later renamed to Mirchi.The film has received six state Nandi Awards, including Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Gold), and Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director for 2013. Kailash Kher won Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Telugu, and Nandi Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song "Pandagala Digivacchavu".It was remade in Kannada as Maanikya and in Bengali as Bindaas and in Odia as Biswanath.

Naina Chaar

Naina Chaar is an Indian pop song performed by singers Shreya Ghoshal and Kailash Kher. The song was written by Kailash Kher and produced by Naresh Kamath and Paresh Kamath, from his band Kailasa. It was released on 16 September 2013 by Sony Music India.

Sarkar (2005 film)

Sarkar (transl. Government) is a 2005 Indian bollywood political crime thriller film directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan in the title role alongside Abhishek Bachchan as his younger son, along with Kay Kay Menon, Katrina Kaif, Anupam Kher, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Supriya Pathak and Tanisha Mukherjee. It is the first installment of Sarkar film series.

The film is inspired by The Godfather. Along with film's sequel, Sarkar Raj, released on 6 June 2008, the film was archived at the American Academy of Motion Pictures library. The blockbuster film was premièred at the New York Asian Film Festival.

Traffic Signal (film)

Traffic Signal is a Bollywood social drama film co written, co produced and directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, starring Kunal Khemu, Neetu Chandra, Ranvir Shorey and Konkona Sen Sharma in the lead. Produced by Baldev and Kavita Pushkarna, and written by Sachin Yardi, it released on 2 February 2007. Bhandarkar won National Film Awards in 2007 as Best Director for this film, and Anil Moti Ram Palande, the first National Film Award for Best Make-up Artist.


Unmaad (pronounced as Unmād) is the annual cultural festival of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Conducted over a period of three days, Unmaad includes events like dramatics, music performances, dances, quizzes, debates, street plays, professional concerts and fashion show. The event has hosted performances by artists such as Amit Trivedi, Sunidhi Chauhan, Farhan Akhtar, Raghu Dixit, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Zakir Khan, KK, Kailash Kher, Lucky Ali, Strings, Jethro Tull and Indian Ocean.

Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II

Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II (It Happens That Way Too, Part II) is a 2003 Indian film starring Arshad Warsi. Shashanka Ghosh, the creative driver behind the launch of MTV and Channel V in India, marks his debut as a director with this film. Running in many parallel threads, it is in equal parts a comedy, satire, crime, and a Hindi masala film. The film is popular for its songs "Allah ke Bande" performed by Kailash Kher and "Sajna Aa Bhi Jaa" performed by Shibani Kashyap.

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