New Delhi, July 7: It is Kailash Kher’s birthday. For those who are ardent fans of Indian music, may not need any introduction of this man.
Padma Shri Kailash kher is known for his Sufi songs. He has sung more than 700 songs.
He has mesmerised us in not one, not two, but nine languages – Hindi, Nepali, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia as well as Urdu! His sufi style, earthy tone and raw voice is just what can soothe you when you are soul tired.
Born in a Kashmiri Pandit family in Meerut, UP, Kher’s first brush with music happened at a young age. His father was a musician, inclined towards folk music and that’s where his own fascination for the art started. When he was all of 14, he left home in search of a guru, who could teach him everything about classical as well as folk music. He believed isolation was required to hone his craft. Kailash Kher extensively listened to musicians like Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and later the likes of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, and other contemporaries to learn the art of music.
He came up with with his own album initially and then slowly entered the Bollywood world. Here he gave some incredible musical gems which are still making place into playlists of many fans. The Padmashri awardee sang for various genres and any various languages. It’s truly said that music needs no language and Kailash Kher has proved it.
Kher forayed into the music industry by singing jingles for ad films. He got his Bollywood break in the 2003 film Andaaz with the song “Rabba Ishq Naa Hove”, but he shot to fame with the super hit number “Allah Ke Bande”.
In a career that has spanned almost 15 years now, Kailash Kher has sung plenty of memorable songs.
On his birthday, we list a few of 5 best songs of music maestro that are timeless and we are sure that you might have some memories with:-
This song is of the eight songs from his album ‘Kailasa’. It will be harmless to say that many of them got introduced to sufi genre after this song became extremely popular. The song of love and devotion is composed and written by Kailas Kher himself.
Allah ke bande
This can be called as the national inspirational song of that decade! With three people crooning this song with utmost passion, it became a super duper hit in no time. Be it a late night get together or any picnic..if you are a guitar player, you just cannot resist singing this song!
The song is from album ‘Saiyyaan- jhoomo re’ and it came into light majorly after reality show contestants started opting for this song. The song is the mixture of Sufi and Indian music and there is seriously no replacement of this song!
If you are not aware of this song then you are not a true music lover!! The song from multi starrer film Ya ‘Salaam-e-Ishq’ became the ultimate heartbreak song for years to go. The song features all the lead stars and their parallel heartbreak stories. The beautiful song is composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy.
This song is from movie delhi 6. Arziyan is One of the best Sufi song that we have heared. The song was beautifully sung by playback singers-Kailash Kher and Javed Ali and music was composed by A.R.Rehman. The soulful song touched million of hearts and yes there is no replacement of this song till now!
Singer Kailash Kher is all set to release the video of his single “Bhole Chale” on his birthday.
The 43-year-old singer, whose song came out last year as an audio track, will release the video version of the single under the banner Kailasa Records today.
“Bhole Chale’ as a single was released on my birthday last year with our own Kailasa Records label and this time again my team at Kailasa records/entertainment are releasing the video as a birthday gift for me tomorrow, which I would like to in return share it with all those who still believe in simple things of life,” Kher said in a statement on Thursday.
The “Teri Deewani” singer said he wanted to give a gift to all the music nomads and fellow devotees of Lord Shiva in the month of Shravan.
Kailash added that he has always looked up to the Mahadev “for His personality, the situation that moulds and destroy him but to never give up but look forward to a new beginning.”
Here’s wishing the Sufi King a very happy birthday and all the very best for future endeavours!!