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Kamaal Khan is an Indian playback singer, recording artist, songwriter, music producer and actor working in the Indian film industry.
|Born||12 March 1972|
Highgate, London, England
|Occupation||Indian Playback Singer, Actor, Recording Artist|
At a very young age, he wrote and produced his debut single "O Oh Jaane Jaana" in London. The song released as a single in Europe in 1996 becoming a huge hit achieving platinum status. A reworked version of the song later released worldwide in 1998 (together with his debut solo album) and simultaneously featured in the Bollywood blockbuster Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, starring Salman Khan and Kajol. The soundtrack went on to sell over 10 million copies and the success of the movie has widely been attributed by film pundits to the popularity of Kamaal's debut song. As a result of his successful debut single, Kamaal was signed by record label HMV (EMI India) in December 1997.
As a playback singer, he has sung numerous songs for most of the well-known music directors in the Indian film industry such as A.R. Rahman, Rajesh Roshan, Himesh Reshammiya, Anu Malik, Sajid–Wajid, Pritam, Vishal-Shekhar, Salim Suleiman, Anand Raaj Anand, and others.
Kamaal Khan has won the "R.D.Burman" Filmfare Award for the "Most Promising Upcoming Talent" becoming the first UK born male winner of the coveted Filmfare Award since its introduction in 1954. He is also a winner/nominee of numerous awards such as MTV, Filmfare, ZEE, and Channel [V] for both singing and acting. He went on to achieve further success with his solo albums O Oh Jaane Jana, Suno To Deewana Dil and Kal Raat. MTV Award-winning director Shivraj Santhakumar collaborated with Kamaal to shoot a music video for Kal Raat in Rome. The music video caught the eye of Bollywood director Rahul Rawail and landed Kamaal his debut acting role.
Kamaal has also worked with two-time Oscar-winning Musical Director A. R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire). As a solo artist, he has performed over 250 concerts in arenas across the globe (including Madison Square Garden) visiting 127 cities in 27 countries as well as performing live with the international supergroup "Boney M".
Film and televisionEdit
In May 2005, Kamaal made his acting debut (becoming the first UK born male actor of Indian origin to appear in a parallel lead role in a Bollywood feature film) as the main antagonist in director Rahul Rawail's Jo Bole So Nihaal, starring alongside Bollywood superstar Sunny Deol.
Kamaal was a contestant on NDTV Imagine's reality TV show Dhoom Macha De. The 26-episode series marked the global launch of the TV channel "NDTV Imagine".
In February 2019, Kamaal was a special guest on The Voice India where he performed one of his songs.
Albums and singlesEdit
- O Oh Jaane Jana (HMV)
1. "Oh Oh Jane Jana"
2. "Sun O Dilruba"
3. "Teri Chahat"
4. "Oh Oh Jane Jane" [Club Mix]
5. "Kya Yehi Pyar Hai"
6. "Aye Mere Humnasheen"
7. "Pyar Hua Hai"
8. "Kamal Ho Gaya"
- Suno To Deewana Dil (HMV)
1. "Suno To Deewana Dil"
2. "Mere Dil Mein"
3. "Ya Ke Na"
4. "Tere Pyar Ne"
5. "Heaven (Tu Hai Meri Jaan)"
6. "Dil Hai Deewana"
8. "Haaye Mera Dil"
- Kal Raat (HMV)
1. "Kal Raat"
2. "E – Sanam"
3. "Mehboob Mere"
4. "Kabhi Kabhi"
5. "Nigahon Se"
6. "Mehboob Mere (Slow)"
7. "Jaane Jaan" (with Sonali Vajpayee)
8. "Tumse Mohabbat"
- Bad Girl" (262 Music)
1. "Bad Girl" – Kamaal Khan ft. Mathangi Ray (released 15 November 2016)
Kamaal Khan has won the R.D. Burman Filmfare award for "Most Promising New Talent". He also received a nomination for Filmfare Award's "Best Male Playback Singer" for his song "O Oh Jaane Jaana" from the movie Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. The song was also honoured by Filmfare Awards for being the "Most Popular Song" of the year.
|Song title||Film||Music director||Co-singer(s)|
|"O Oh Jaane Jaana"||Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya||Jatin-Lalit||Solo|
"Hello Brother (Remix)"
|Hello Brother||Sajid–Wajid||Jaspinder Narula, Sonu Nigam|
Jaspinder Narula, Sonu Nigam
|"I Was Made For Loving You Baby"||Jaanam Samjha Karo||Anu Malik||Anu Malik, Ila Arun|
|"Aa Meri Life Bana De"
"O Priya O Priya"
"Sawariya Re O Sawariya"
|Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye||Himesh Reshammiya||Sunita Rao|
Nitin Mukesh, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
|"Humko Pyar Hai"||Moksha||Rajesh Roshan||Sneha Pant|
|"Lapak Jhapak"||Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe||Rajesh Roshan||Solo|
|"Kyon Khanke Teri Choodi"
"Kyon Khanke Teri Choodi (Club Mix)"
|Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge||Sajid–Wajid||Alka Yagnik|
|"Jaa Sanam Mujhko Hai"
"Tum Meri Bahoein Mein Aa Na Sake"
|Na Tum Jaano Na Hum||Rajesh Roshan||Sneha Pant|
|"O Jaana"||Tere Naam||Himesh Reshammiya||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, KK, Shaan|
|"Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha"
|Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa||A. R. Rahman||Sujatha Mohan|
|"Laga Prem Rog"
"Laga Prem Rog(Remix)"
|Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?||Himesh Reshammiya||Alka Yagnik |
"Rab Jaane (Version 2)"
|Jo Bole So Nihaal||Anand Raaj Anand||Sukhwinder Singh, Alka Yagnik|
"Ishq Vishq (Remix)"
|Wanted||Sajid–Wajid||Sunidhi Chauhan, Suzanne D'Mello|
Sunidhi Chauhan, Suzanne D'Mello
|"Naach Meri Jaan"||Nakash Aziz|
|"Heeriye"||Race 3||Meet Bros||Deep Money, Neha Bhasin|
|"Aithay Aa"||Bharat||Vishal-Shekhar||Neeti Mohan, Akasa Singh|
|"Munna Badnaam Hua"||Dabangg 3 (2019)||Sajid–Wajid||Badshah, Mamta Sharma|
|"Hasbi Rabbi"||Marjaavaan||Aditya Dev||Altamash Faridi|
|"Seeti Maar"||Radhe||Devi Sri Prasad||Iulia Vantur|
|"Dil De Diya"||Himesh Reshammiya||Payal Dev|
- O Oh Jaane Jana – Location – Prague, Czech Republic. Directed by Harry Fernandes
- O Oh Jaane Jana – Location – Goa, India. Directed by Sohail Khan
- Kya Yehi Pyar Hai – Location – London, UK. Directed by Rishi Vohra
- Suno To Deewana Dil – Location – Mumbai, India. Directed by Ravi Udyawar
- Jaana – Location – Lonavla, India. Directed by Kunal Kohli
- Kal Raat – Location – Rome, Italy. Directed by Shivraj Santhakumar
- E Sanam – Location – London, UK. Directed by Shivraj Santhakumar
- Bad Girl – Location – UK. Directed by Mike Harris