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. 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 at Zee Cine Awards 2012, receiving "Fresh Singing Talent" 2012 Award.
|Birth name||Kamal Khan|
|Born||25 April 1989|
Patiala Punjab, India
|Years active||2010 – present|
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. 
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. 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. Later they also gave him his big break with hit Ishk Sufiana for The Dirty Picture (2012). 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
|Yeh Dil Hai (Punar Vivah)||2011||Hindi|
|Koi Panchi (Nai Soch)||2013||Hindi|
|Sajna Tere Aan(Saaiyan 2)||2014||Punjabi|
|Akhiyan Di Akhiyan Ruburoo (Collaborations 3)||2014||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|
|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|
|Mirza – The Untold Story||2012||Punjabi||Maula|
|Stupid 7||2013||Punjabi||Zindagi o Zindagi|
|Jolly LLB||2013||Hindi||Jhooth Boliya|
|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|
|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|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Year||Award||Category||For The Song||Film||Result|
|2010||SaReGaMaPa Singing Superstar||ZeeTv Singing Reality Show||
|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|
- "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.
- Kamal Khan (3 December 2018). "सिंगिंग इंडस्ट्री ने इस गायक को 'खान' सरनेम क्यों दे दिया". The Lallantop.
- "Hero's welcome for Kamal on reaching home". The Tribune. 3 January 2011.
- "Patiala lad strikes the right notes: Wins Zee TV's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar contest". The Tribune. 27 December 2010.
- "Kamal Khan wins 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa'". Sify. 25 December 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
- "On a good note: interview Singer Kamal Khan tracks success with 'Ishq Sufiyana'". 25 May 2012.