Kamal Khan (singer)

Kamal Khan (born 25 April 1989) is a Bollywood playback singer. He won the reality singing competition, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar in 2010.[1] Later he won the Zee Cine Awards "Fresh Singing Talent 2012", for the song Ishq Sufiyana (Male) from the film The Dirty Picture (2012).

Kamal Khan
Kamal Khan at Zee Cinema FilmFare Awards.jpg
Kamal Khan at Zee Cine Awards 2012, receiving "Fresh Singing Talent" 2012 Award.
Background information
Birth nameKamal Khan
Born (1989-04-25) 25 April 1989 (age 30)
Patiala Punjab, India
Genresplayback singing.
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocalist
Years active2010 – present
WebsiteKamalKhanMusic.com

In 2017 he released the single Punjabi song "Dili Sara" featuring Kuwar Virk. The song became a super hit over night. The video has bagged over 34 million views on YouTube as of August 2018.

Early life and careerEdit

Kamal was born and brought up in Reeth kheri village, near Patiala, Punjab, to Zafar Khan, Sakina Ali, who is an employee health department in Patiala. Kamal started learning music at age five from his mother, who became his musical mentor and his ideal. His mother also a music lover. Later he left his studies as he started taking part in singing competitions and musical shows. Until, he appeared in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, his father did not want him to become a singer. He mentioned in one of the episodes of the show, wherein his father gave a guest and surprising appearance, that upon his father's advice, he started working in a factory where his daily wage was only Rs. 40 a day. On his pay day, he requested his father to collect his first salary. When his dad went there to get Kamal's first salary, he cried and realised that he should let Kamal pursue his singing. Kamal got his surname 'Khan' from their listeners and friends when he was a contestant of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa because he likes Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's songs and he sings their song like him. [2]

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CareerEdit

His career turnaround came when in 2010, he was selected as a contestant in singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar. He had music director duo of Vishal-Shekhar as mentor-judge. At the grande finale, held at Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai on 25 December 2010, he went on to win the show, also getting a Grande MK II car and a Hero ZMR bike.[4][5] Composer duo Vishal-Shekhar who were also mentors on the show, became his real life mentors and eventually offered him his debut playback song, Wallah Re Wallah in Tees Maar Khan (2010), released a day before the show ended.[3] Later they also gave him his big break with hit Ishk Sufiana for The Dirty Picture (2012).[6] In 2013 he rose to prominence with the song 'Jhooth Bolliya' from Jolly LLB. In 2017 with his song "Dilli Sara" he proved himself yet again.

Albums & singlesEdit

Song Year Language
Yeh Dil Hai (Punar Vivah) 2011 Hindi
Koi Panchi (Nai Soch) 2013 Hindi
Tere Naal 2013 Punjabi
Sajna Tere Aan(Saaiyan 2) 2014 Punjabi
Akhiyan Di Akhiyan Ruburoo (Collaborations 3) 2014 Punjabi
Sada Haal 2015 Punjabi
Kadke Kaalja (Album/Music: Sukshinder Shinda) 2015 Punjabi
Oh Kithey (Single) (Sony Music India) 2015 Punjabi
Meri Heer (Single) (KBS Records) 2016 Punjabi
Husan (Single) (T-Series) 2016 Punjabi
Saah (Single) (Sony Music Inida) 2016 Punjabi
Do Nain (Single) (KBS Records) 2016 Punjabi
Vichhrian Roohan Ft. Dr Zeus, Fateh (Single) (Speed Records) 2016 Punjabi
Instagram (Music By: Rupin Kahlon) (Single) (T-Series) 2016 Punjabi
Dilli Sara 2017 Punjabi & English
Bottle Bond Vich Paa Ke (Bottle Khol 4) Ft. Thug Pun (Music By: Tru-Skool) (Single) (Game Killerz) 2018 Punjabi & English
Love Song - Kytes Media 2018 Punjabi & Hindi
Supna(Kaala Shah Kaala) 2019 Punjabi
Demand (Single) (Kamaal Records) (Music: DJ HARK) 2019 Punjabi

FilmographyEdit

Movie Year Language Tracks
Tees Maar Khan 2010 Hindi Wallah Re Wallah
Love Express 2011 Hindi Rocking Shocking Family
The Dirty Picture 2011 Hindi Ishq Sufiana (Male)
Pata Nahi Rabb Kehdeyan Rangan Ch Raazi 2012 Punjabi Pata Nai Rab Kehdeyan Rangah Ch Raazi
Pinky Moge Wali 2012 Punjabi Hune Hune
Future Toh Bright Hai Jee 2012 Hindi Akhiyan Nu Rehan De
Reet 2012 Dogri Tere Naina
Mirza – The Untold Story 2012 Punjabi Maula
Stupid 7 2013 Punjabi Zindagi o Zindagi
Jolly LLB 2013 Hindi Jhooth Boliya
Sadda Haq 2013 Punjabi Naina
SIKANDER 2013 Punjabi SIKANDER
Jatt & Juliet 2 2013 Punjabi Naina
Best of Luck 2013 Punjabi Raatan Lamiyaan
Fer Mamla Gadbad Gadbad 2013 Punjabi Dil De Varke
Heer and Hero 2013 Punjabi Heeriye
Dil Saada Lutiya Gaya 2013 Punjabi Maula Weh
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein 2013 Hindi Naina
Lucky Kabootar 2013 Hindi Haal Da Marham Tu
Hai O Rabba Ishq Na Hove 2013 Punjabi Haye O Rabba Ishq Na Hove
Kaum De Heere 2014 Punjabi Gunahgar
Disco Singh 2014 Punjabi Faisley
Chehra 2014 Hindi Aaya Nahi Saayian
18.11 (a code of secrecy..!!) 2014 Hindi Allah Teri Kya Shaan
Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De 2014 Punjabi Tere Hi Naal
Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo 2014 Punjabi Jane Dil
Singh Of Festival 2015 Punjabi Bole So Nihaal
Hero Naam Yaad Rakhin 2015 Punjabi Naina
Vaapsi 2016 Punjabi Vaapsi Title Track and MAA
Qismat 2018 Punjabi Awaaz

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category For The Song Film Result
2010 SaReGaMaPa Singing Superstar ZeeTv Singing Reality Show
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Won
2012 Screen Awards Screen Award for Best Male Playback Ishq Sufiana The Dirty Picture Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Zee Cine Award for Best Playback Singer – Male Nominated
Fresh New Singing Talent Won
Mirchi Music Awards Male Vocalist of The Year Won
Upcoming Male Vocalist of The Year Won
Stardust Awards New Music Sensation (Male) Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards IIFA Award for Best Male Playback Nominated
Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA) Best Music Debut Won
2013 People's Choice Awards India Favorite Male Singer Won
2014 PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Playback Singer(Male) Dil De Varke Fer Mamla Gadbad Gadbad Won
PTC Punjabi Film Awards Most Popular Song of the Year Nominated
PTC Punjabi Music Awards Most Romantic Balled of the Year Tere Naal Single Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kamal Khan is the Winner of Saregamapa Singing Superstar 2010". saregamapashow.com. 25 December 2010. Archived from the original on 6 July 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  2. ^ Kamal Khan (3 December 2018). "सिंगिंग इंडस्ट्री ने इस गायक को 'खान' सरनेम क्यों दे दिया". The Lallantop.
  3. ^ a b "Hero's welcome for Kamal on reaching home". The Tribune. 3 January 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Patiala lad strikes the right notes: Wins Zee TV's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar contest". The Tribune. 27 December 2010.
  5. ^ "Kamal Khan wins 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa'". Sify. 25 December 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  6. ^ "On a good note: interview Singer Kamal Khan tracks success with 'Ishq Sufiyana'". 25 May 2012.

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