Kailash Kher

Bollywood & Sufi Singer from Mumbai

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Kailash Kher is not only one of the most loved Indian artists internationally, but also among the most respected for his modest and inspiring lifestyle. He was born on the 7th of July, 1973 in Meerut and his parents moved to Delhi, few years after his birth. Throughout his formative years, Kailash was influenced immensely by the spiritual music of his father and the mellisonant and ariose culture of rustic and folksy surroundings he grew up in. As a youngster, he was influenced by Pandit Kumar Gandharv, renowned Indian classical singer. Coming from a conservative family, Kailash pursued his love for music as a hobby, but did not see it as a career option until quite some time, dabbing between various businesses and trying to make a living and sustain the passion for music at the same time. Finally when Kailash decided to take the leap, he moved to Mumbai in the year 2001, where he started his foray into the music industry by singing jingles for various TV and radio commercials. He received critical acclaim for his unique style of singing. Some of the famous commercials that he sang were for brands like Coca Cola, Citibank, Pepsi, IPL Cricket Anthem, HDFC Bank, Hyundai Santro, Nakshatra Diamonds, Maruti, Honda Motor Cycles and the Indian Cricket League (ICL) anthem song, In 2007, Kailash had participated in a TV show on channel 9X, called Mission ustaad, as a celebrity performer organized by The United Nations. The show had a noble cause where along with highlighting the mephistophelian issue of human trafficking, many universal problems like female feticide, poverty, child labour, global warming, health and environmental problems etc, were discussed and highlighted for the awareness of people and the governments of various countries. He has been felicitated and awarded, by United Nations for the excellent contribution to the "Millennium Development Goal". He was felicitated by the indo American council by the then ambassador of United States of America to India, Mr. Robert blake. His career started in Music & Film Industry not so long ago in the year 2002 and by now he has sung in 14 regional indian languages including Malayalam, tamil, telgu, kannada, oriya, bengali, sindhi, bhojpuri gujrati, marathi, Punjabi, Konkani etc. for regional films and more than 200 songs for the Hindi film industry. It is awe inspiring how quickly Kailash learns languages and on various occasions, he has recorded songs in languages he has heard for the first time within a matter of minutes. To top it up, his songs in regional languages are the rage these days and are becoming smash hits on the regional charts. Today, Kailash has sung for most of the biggest stars and their movies in Hindi and regional Indian films. He has sung for all the renowned music composers like Shanker-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar, Salim-Sulaiman, Zakir Hussain, Vishal Bhardwaj and A.R. Rahman. Kailash is also in a way responsible to bring out the first smash hit album in the Indian music market in years. After the huge success of his debut song, "Allah ke Bande" in the film "Waisa bhi Hota Hai Part-II", Kailash started doing concerts in and outside India. At the same time he formed his Band "KAILASA" with Mumbai based musician brothers, Paresh Kamath and Naresh Kamath. The band"s first album "Kailasa", released in March, 2006, went on to revive the Indian pop music market like no album had done before. The album was an immediate smash hit. The Indian edition of Rolling stones magazine in their April 2009 issue, had listed the song "Teri Deewani", from the album Kailasa No.1 on their indi-pop music chart. Their second album, "Kailasa Jhoomo Re" released in May, 2007, went on to be an equally smash hit. With songs like saiyaan touching the right chords with Indian as well as international audiences. Kher with his band Kailasa has traveled and performed more than 300 concerts in and outside India, which includes almost 70 concerts in USA and Canada only. Kailasa"s third album Chaandan mein, was yet another smash hit! And was also released by the US based record company Cumbancha records. Not only is the contribution that Kailash Kher has made to the field of music undeniable, his role in the considerable revival of the trend of use of Sufi literature and lyrics, to the global culture of music itself is noble and sincere. He is one of those very few artists in the world who end up, through music and unadulterated love, bridging the gap between boundaries and distances and cultures. Kher has earned every single penny, every single award, every single bit of the unbelievable amount of respect and love that he gets. From a small village in India, to the highlight of the global festival, Kailash has walked the sincere and honest path of life, getting and spreading the message of love.


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