Kailash Kher to rock stage Friday

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 16:54, Nov 10,2016

Kailash Kher

Kailash Kher.

Celebrated Indian pop-rock and Sufi singer Kailash Kher will perform today on the second day of the Dhaka International Folk Festival at the Army Stadium, Dhaka.

Kailash will sing as the last performer of the evening – and he with his unique, powerful and high-pitched voice will be eagerly awaited, as he has a large fan base in Bangladesh.

One of the most well-known singers in the sub-continent at the moment, Kailash has trained in Indian folk, classical, sufi and Qawwali songs.

He began taking lessons in folk and classical music at the age of eight and went on to learn many other musical genres. He has been inspired by the likes of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Hridaynath Mangeshkar and Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.  

He, however, had to struggle a lot before he captured mainstream media attention with his playbacks in Bollywood. He is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer.

Kailash Kher has sung in more than 20 Indian languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Bengali, Sindhi, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Konkani, and Rajasthani.

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