India’s Sufi Singer Kailash Kher was born on July 7th 1973. He is known to singing style of Indian Sufi music and Indian Classical Music. Born in the city of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. His father Mehar Singh Kher was a traditional folk singer. Kher’s first brush with music came in his childhood.
Brought up in a musical atmosphere, from his school days, he was enchanted and fascinated by music and used to listen to his father’s Indian folk’s songs all day. Even as a four-year-old,
Kailash Kher displayed natural musical talent and would often impress friends and family by belting out songs with his prematurely powerful voice.
Kailash Kher married Sheetal in February 2009 and their son Kabir Kher was born in December 2009.
Kailash Kher left home at the mere age of 14 in search of a guru or an institution to further his musical training, and he embarked on years of classical and folk music study. According to Kher, “it was because I wanted to pursue my passion for music. It required me to stay in isolation“.
He also attended music classes and would teach students for just ₹150 per session to maintain himself, taking care of all his personal expenses from lodging to food, plus his education and musical expenses.
Although he couldn’t find the right guru or a school, Kher started learning music by listening to it. He listened to Indian classical singers like Pandit Gokulotsav Ji Maharaj, Pandit Kumar Gandharv, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, and later even Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, and their contemporaries.
He then experimented with a family friend’s Indian handicraft export business until 1999. However, when the business collapsed, he became depressed and even attempted suicide in early 1999. He went to Singapore and Thailand, and stayed there for six months.
He graduated from New Delhi, after returning from international he completed his education through correspondence.
Kailash Kher’s struggle started as soon as he moved to Mumbai, he did not have much connection to the industry but he did his best to find.
Ram Sampath wanted a new voice for his jingle and was looking for a fresh voice and he had just came across Kailash Kher. Kher’s foray continued with him singing jingles for TV and radio commercials, receiving critical acclaim for his unique style of singing.
He sang in commercials for big brands such as Coca-Cola, Citibank,Pepsi, IPL and Honda Motor Cycles. Since Kailash Kher did not have any powerful connections in the Bollywood’s Music industry he had to struggle through a lot of time to finally get mixed up with,
Bollywood music maestros, after constant struggle he got an opportunity to sing a song for movie Andaaz and the song was ‘’ Rabba Ishq Na Hove’’
And his song ‘’Alla Ke Bande’’ from Waise Bhi Hota Hain was highly recognized and loved song of the Bollywood during that time.
After His another famous song is “O Sikander” from Corporate.
Kailash Kher founded his own fusion band ‘Kailasa’ in 200 4in the city where he was struggling to get set in the industry he and musical duo brothers Paresh – Naresh Kamath.
Their first ever album as a band was Kailasa which was the band’s first album. Their second album, Jhoomo Re, released in May 2007, went on to be an equally smash hit. With songs like “Saiyaan“
and “Agad Bamm” touching the right chords with Indian as well as international audiences.
Kailasa’s third album, Chaandan mein released in June 2009, was yet another smash hit! He made his first international album on the acclaimed independent record label Cumbancha.
He released his fourth album, Rangeele, which was released by his owned company Kailasa Records in January 2012.
This album was widely acclaimed amongst the fans of Kailasa, and was critically acclaimed worldwide. Kher has also sung a non-filmy Nepali pop song such as “Phool Ko Thunga“
“Bolnai parcha bhanne K cha ra” from the album called Only Love in 2011.
The song “Teri Deewani“
From the album of the same name by his band Kailasa and the song “Ya Rabba” from the movie Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love had record sales.
He got opportunity to sing for the film Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. In the film his song “Jay Jay Kara” and “Jal rahi hai chita” became much popular.
There are many singers in Bollywood who has a master in Sufi and Ghazal music, but it requires a special talent to have a special sound which is a mixture of all the sounds, KailashKher has bought a unique style and a fresh , raw and natural sound of voice.
There are many living legend who Kailash Kher finds his influencers and they have set many examples of to many growing and upcoming music talents.
There are many influencers of Kher such as, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Hridaynath Mangeshkar and Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.
His songs have been famous for their unique, soulful music and classical lyrics. Kher is the only singer in India who often includes a classical lyrics and folk language in his solo albums and films.
Most of his film or non-film albums include romantic tracks with a touch of classical music, lyrics and traditional languages.
Kailash Kher had also given his voice for many Bollywood movies like Chandni Chowk to China, Dasvidaniya, Sacred Evil, Sangini, Desi Kattey etc. It is a very common for any of any artists to know many languages and to sing in many languages there are also many artists in the record who has sang in more than 30 languages but Kailash Kher have also sang songs for 20 languages. More than 500songs are been sang by Kailash Kher.
He has also ventured into the Kannada film industry. His hits from Kannada films include the songs “Hale Patre” from the movie Junglee and “Ekka Raaja Raani” from the movie Jackie.
He has composed and sung the title track of Star Plus’s serial Diya Aur Baati Hum along with Shubha Mudgal. He has also sung the title track of Colors serial “Udaan” along with the anthem for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the national campaign for cleaning India.
Kailash Kher had appeared in many T.V Reality shows and have given his judgements for many contestants in many reality shows.
He has appeared in various television shows, including Wind of Change (Bangladesh) (Gaan Bangla), Saregamapa Li’l Champs (Zee TV), Mission Ustaad (9X), Indian Idol 4 (Sony), IPL Rockstar (Colors) and Rock On (MTV). In 2009, Kher appeared in Indian Idol 4 as a judge along with Javed Akhtar, Sonali Bendre and Anu Malik.
In 2013, Kailash Kher collaborated with singer Shreya Ghoshal for the first time for a mission titled ‘The Project Resound: Upgrade your Ears’, in which Kher wrote, composed, and invited Shreya to sing along a song named “Naina Chaar“.
This online initiative by Sony Music India, aimed to make people aware of the rising technological advancement in the field of music, which may make it difficult to distinguish between noise and music. The project also promoted the use of Sony headphones.
A.R Rahman – Nanhi Si Jaan (2.0), Salvadore (Couples Retreat), Mangal Mangal (Mangal Pandey: The Rising), Yuhi Chala Chal Raahi (Swades)
Anu Malik – Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Gali Gali Me Chor, Ab Tumnhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo.
Vishal – Shekhar – Allah Ke Bande, Barf Khushi Hain, Chal Rahi Hain Saansein
Anwar Sardar Malik a.k.a Anu Malik was born on November 2,1960 is an Indian music director and singer who composes music in Bollywood industry. He got his training from his father, Sardar Malik who himself was a music composer.
Anu Malik is married to Anju Malik his wife and has two daughters Ada Malik and Anmol Malik. He has two brothers- Abu Malik who is also a Music director and Daboo Malik who is a Singer.
Anu Malik is known for his versatility in music. Anu Malik has composed music in various styles of films. Anu Malik also wrote many songs which later became quite popular. He started his first production of music in1977 through the film Hunterwali 77.
Anu Malik has composed music for many other popular films, such as Shaan, Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, Mard, and Mujrim, His some of the popular songs he sang for these films are Juli Juli for Mard and Jeete hai Shaan se was his another hit song in the 80’s. After this, he gave music in many superhit films of Hindi cinema
Big Bollywood Break
After his debut in Hunterwali 77, he had to wait for 16years to get his Bollywood break, he finally had his Bollywood break in the film, Baazigar which was the year 1993.
He received numerous applaud from the audience and love from public because he already made impression in people’s mind with music direction in Baazigar.
After the music in Baazigar was loved by the audience Anu Malik became very famous and his music was loved by the people and they started expecting more music from him. So a star was on roll to create non mainstream music in Bollywood industry.
In 1993, Malik created the songs for Mahesh Bhatt and ‘’Phir teri Kahani Yaad Aaye’’
Music in Movies by Anu Malik
Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995).
Border (1997) Ishq (1997)
Jaanam Samjha Karo (1999)
Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega (2000)
In 2001, Malik gave music in the films like Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai, Aks, Ajnabee, Yaadein and Asoka. In 2004, he composed the music for Main Hoon Na (2004), Fida (2004) and Murder (2004). His recent work includes music for Kambakkht Ishq, Shootout at Wadala, Yamla Pagla Deewana and Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
Anu Malik in his career spanning for more than 15 years have been collaborated with many big music directors and made a big name and a place in everybody’s heart.
Malik and Alisha Chinai
Ruk Ruk Ruk – Vijaypath
Chot Dil Pe Lagi – Ishq Vishk
Malik and Javed Akhtar
He has also collabored with legendary Indian lyricist Javed Akhtar for the movies like –
LOC: Kargil 2003
Umrao Jaan 2006.
He has worked with notable Indian singers like – Mohammad Rafi , Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsale, Kumar Sanu, ABhijeet, Sonu Nigam, Zubeen Garg, Alka Yagnik, Monali Thakur, Sunidhi Chouhan and more.
Alka Yagnik and Anu Malik Songs
This duo had a long term successful association of 15 years. Alka Yagnik remained one of the most successful female playback singer of the history of Indian Music Industry. Following are some of the duets which this Melodious have recorded and which are within us forever-
Baadalon Mein Chup Raha Ha – Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee
Baazigar O Baazigar
Raja Ko Rani Se Pyaar Ho Gya
Palkein Hon Khuli Ya Band
Aankhon Mein Base Ho Tum
Mehfil Mein Baar Baar
Udit Narayan and Anu Malik Songs
Malik also collaborated with ever green artist Udit Narayan was a sensation since forever. There were many songs that this duo along with Alka Yagnik had collaborated for following are some of the hit music.
Mr and Mrs Khiladi
Akele Hum Akele tum
Hum aapke dil me rehte hain.
Har Dil Jo Pyaar Jo Pyaar Karega
Abhijeet Bhattacharyaand Anu Malik Songs
Sonu Nigamand Anu Malik Songs
Sonu Nigam had previously worked with Annu Malik and judged the show Indian Idol along with Malik and also worked for some songs as follows-
Main Hoon Na
Tumse MilKe Dilka Jo Haal
Anu Malik’s song ”Chamma Chamma” from China Gate movie was used in Hollywood film Moulin Rouge.
Anu Malik Fact – He has been a judge in Asian Idol, which was held in Indonesia Representing Indian Idol.
Malik remained one of the judges on the TV show Indian Idol throughout each season till it ended. In the first two seasons, he was accompanied by Sonu Nigam and Farah Khan, and in the third by Alisha Chinai, Udit Narayan and Javed Akhtar.
He appeared on Indian Idol 4 with Sonali Bendre, Kailash Kher and Javed Akhtar. After that, he appeared as a judge with Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant in Indian Idol 5.
He has also judged another show called “Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega”
Malik has his own different style of singing and composing a song. He has a unique style of processing words in his own style which is very much unique.
Although we have man main stream singers in Bollywood. Malik is a different singer. His music always gives us a unique style to experience.
That’s why he keeps his music very clear and doesn’t sing much. That’s why he has a different style of singing unlike other mainstream and romantic song singers. Although he is not a mainstream singer, Malik does playback singing for his compositions.
Written off as a singer in his early days “Julie Julie“, Ek Garam Chai Ki Pyaali ho, Gori Gori.
While he sings entire songs for some movies, especially those starring Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar and Shahid Kapoor in Deewane Huye Paagal he sang almost every song), and has also sung as part of a chorus in “Mehbooba Mehbooba” in the film Ajnabee, and “Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal” for Main Hoon Na.
Anu Malik albums include Dekho Barish Ho Rahi Hai, Tera Chehra, Dhua Dhua and an English album “Eyes” Song List of this Album-
I Have No Dollars
My Heart Goes Boom
Filmfare Best Director Award – Baazigar 1994.
Filmfare Special Award – Refujee 2001.
Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Main Hoon Na 2005.
Zee Cine Awards Best Music Director – Dum Laga Ke Haisha 2016.
Zee Cine Awards Best Music Director Award – Main Hoon na 2005.
Popular Award – Best Music Director for Main Hoon Na 2004
Asha Bhosle Award – Outstanding Contribution in Music 2010
Indian Telly Awards – Best reality show judge 2010
Giants International Awards – lifetime achievement in Music 2014
Big Star Entertainment Awards – 92.7 BIG FM – Suhana Safar Music Award 2015.
An Acoustic Guitar is a non-electric musical instrument which induces sounds by emitting vibrations, via strings to the air. The sound waves reecho from the body of the guitar, creating a certain sound. A soundboard and soundbox strengthen the vibrations of the strings. A pick or fingertips are used to pluck the guitar chords. Plucking a string causes it to vibrate to a particular pitch. There are 6 strings which are tuned low to high (E2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4.)
The earliest string instrument, similar to the guitar was known as the Vihuelas in the Spanish music culture, commonly seen in the 16th century during the era of Renaissance. They were distinguished in 2 categories by some Spanish writer, the Vihuela de arco which was similar to a violin and the Vihuela de Penola, played by hand.
In Spain, by 1790 six-string vihuela guitars came into existence, which later became the model of guitar. The book Arte de tocar la Guitarra Espanola por musica written by Fernando Ferandiere’s gives detailed information about the standard Spanish guitar. At this time period, the acoustic guitar began to take the shape as the modern acoustic guitar. By favoring single strings, the pair of strings reduced.
In 1850, Antonio de Torres Jurado the Spanish guitar maker modified the vihuelas and invented the classical” acoustic guitar. The volume, tone, and projection of the instrument were upgraded and are still the same today. Thus, he is looked up as “The father of modern acoustic guitar”.
Anatomy of an Acoustic Guitar.
Head: The headstock or peghead of the guitar holds the tuning pegs and keys which allows the guitar to be tuned. It can be straight or angled and can come in different shapes.
Tuners: Tuners rotates the capstan to wind the string around by increasing or decreasing tension in the string to raise and low the pitch. They are also called as Machine heads; tuning keys etc and they vary from instrument to instrument.
Nut: A thin material supporting the strings, closest to the headstock is called the nut. Ebony, ivory, brass, or synthetic material is usually used to make a nut. It holds the strings at the height from the fingerboard and sets the spacing between them.
Neck: The neck is attached to the main guitar body and includes the fretboard, frets, headstock, and truss rod. They are of different shapes, from V shape to a C shape. The rigidity of a guitar’s neck is indicative of the quality of the instrument.
String: They are the essential part of the guitar which vibrates and gives out melodious sounds. They are sometimes made of iron, steel or nylon.
Frets: The raised parts on the fingerboard of the guitar which extend across the neck, and are generally made of metal are called Frets. They divide the guitar neck into intervals, each represents one semitone of an octave. Pressing the string against the fret shortens the string length between the fretted point and the bridge, changing the note and makes it easier to achieve correct notes. Frets come in different shapes and types and can wear over time, so maintenance of frets is important.
Fret markers: The dots or custom marks inlaid into the fretboard works as a visual aid to the player. These markers are commonly on the third, fifth, seventh, ninth, twelfth, and fifteenth frets, with the twelfth. Most classical guitars do not have position markers.
Body: The body of the guitar consists of the soundboard, the top, the back, and the sides. The soundboard vibrates and produces sound, thus is considered very important as well as the back and sides provide tone. The body is divided into the upper bout, the waist, and the lower bout. They come in various shape and size with different cutaways.
Soundhole: The soundhole provides the sound projection. It enables sound to vibrate. They are mainly circular and at the center but some are to be found on the top.
Bridge: It works as the supporter of the strings and transmits vibration to the soundboard. The bridge consists of single material i.e plastic or bone and is glued on the top.
Bridge pins: These are used to keep the strings on position on the bridge precisely. They are made of bones, wood, etc.