Rashid Khan

Other names of Rashid Khan: Ustad Rashid Khan
Birthday: 01-07-1966
Age: 53
Star sign: Leo

Rashid khan is a classical vocalist known for his mastery in classical music. He was born in Badayun on 1st July 1966. He is a stage performer are rarely sang for movies. His most notable movie song was in “Jab We met” named “AogeJub tum”. Rashid khan is the great grandson of the legendary UstadInayat Hussain Khan who is also the founder of the Rampur-SahaswanGharana. Since his early years, Rashid has been trained in the classic genre. Under the supervision of his grand uncle, UstadNissar Khan, Rashid was proclaimed by PanditBhimsen as the “assurance for the future of Indian vocal music”.

He did not have interest in the music in his early years, even though he gave his first stage performance at the age of 11. He was not very keen with his future as a musician. Constantly taught by his grand uncle, it was not until Rashid was 18 years of age that he developed an interest in classical music and took it seriously. Rashid has done several stage performances including the stage of “Great Masters of India Music” in 1986. He has also performed abroad numerous times. His first music album was released by CBS Music Co. followed by several others.

Since then, he has taken part in numerous music conferences and performances. He has been awarded the Padma Shri and the SangeetNatak Akademi Award in 2006. He has been reported and praised several times by critics and publishers. In 1995, The Statesman was called him a “Natural Genius”. There is no limit to his vocal capabilities and since his first performance at the age of 11 in 1977, Rashid Khan is still actively performing on stage.

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Born on July 1, 1966, in Badayun, India (Uttar Pradesh), Ustad Rashid Khan is a classical artist of India in the tradition of Hindustani music. He got his underlying preparing from his Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan, maternal grand-uncle, who himself was a Classical singer. Rashid is likewise the nephew of the artist Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. He has a place with the Gharana of Rampur-Sahaswan and is the founder of Gharana Inayat Hussain Khan, great-grandson. Soma Khan is his wife. As a kid, he had bit enthusiasm for music.

One of the first individuals to observe of his melodic abilities was Ghulam Mustafa Khan, his uncle, and for quite a while prepared him in Mumbai. However, he got his main tutelage from Nissar Hussain Khan, at first at his home in Badayun. Nissar Hussain Khan Taskmaster would demand voice preparing from 4 p. m. in the morning called Swar Sadhana, and make him rehearse one note for a considerable length of time on end. An entire day would wear out on honing only a one note. In spite of the fact that Rashid loathed this session as a tyke, yet the restrained preparing appears in his authority of layakaari and taan (arpeggios) today. He was 18 when Rashid started to make the most of his melodic training.

Rashid Khan executed his first show at eleven yrs old, and he performed in Delhi at an Indian Tobacco Company show in 1978. After Nissar Hussain Khan shifted to the ITC (SRA) Sangeet Research Academy in Calcutta, he likewise joined the Institute at 14 years old in April of 1980. He was recognized by the Academy as an artist by 1994. The style of singing Rampur-Sahaswan gayaki belongs to the Gharana of Gwalior, which highlights the voice, medium-moderate beats, and many-sided musical play. He incorporates the moderate detail in his vilambit khayals in the way of his grand-uncle of maternal side and furthermore created remarkable ability in the utilization of sargam taankari and sargams.

The manner of Bhimsen Joshi and Amir Khan impacted him. He is likewise an ace of the tarana (a type of composition) as his master, however, sings in his unique way, favoring a style of the khayal. His presenting emerge for the enthusiastic suggestions in his musical elaboration. These convey advancement to his music when contrasted with the more seasoned virtuosos, who put more noteworthy accentuation on method and skillful execution of troublesome sections.

Rashid has likewise tried different things with intertwining Hindustani music with melodic kinds. He has additionally performed jugal bandis, alongside Shahid Parvez, the maestro sitarist, and others. Rashid sang songs in many movies. He has won awards such as Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 2006, Padma Shri in 2006, (GIMA) Global Indian Music Awards 2010 and 2012 Maha Sangeet Samman Award.

Kaushiki Chakraborty Hindi Actress

Kaushiki Chakraborty

Kaushiki was born on October 24 in the year 1980 in Kolkata. She is a great and eminent Classical Vocalist of the Indian origin. She belongs to a well-reputed and well-known family in Kolkata. She has her training in the style of “gayaki” of Gharana of Patiala. She honed her singing skills at the “Sangeet Research Academy” where her father taught. She is well trained in the ‘semi-classical” and “light classical” music genre which includes “khayals” and “thumris”. She has received many applauds and accolades for her passion for music as well talent. She has been recognized and honored by various national and international awards like the BBC award in the year 2005. She has shown her skill and talent in various national and international festivals too. She was born to Chandana Chakraborty and the prominent Classical singer Ajoy Chakraborty. She is married to Parthasarathi Desikan and did many performances with him at many concerts and shows. They have a son named Rishith. She had an ardent desire in music at the age of 2. She pursued her education at Patha Bhavan School. She pursued her undergraduate degree from the Jogmaya Devi College in Kolkata. She has given a company to her father on various world tours and used to watch closely everything his father would do during the 1980s. She made her debut in the singing career by singing her first song at the Calcutta Rowing Club. She sang a Tarana there. His father’s guru Pt. Jnan Prakash Ghosh taught her the Indian Classical music and the skills of music and everything at his academy. She graduated from the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in the year 2004 and, later on, she was trained by her father. She pursued her Masters in Philosophy at the Jadavpur University. She was so well-trained in “khyals” and “Thumris” that she always performed the blend of these two at many concerts. But she has also got her skill in the Indian pop music. The most promising platform to showcase her talent was the “Dover Lane Music Conference” where she had contributed five years of her life. At the early age, she also performed at the concerts in London. Kaushiki also hosts a show where she has a chat with the renowned singers. The show has many notable guests. She has formed a musical group named “Sakhi” in which only women are a part. This was created so as to cherish the womanhood. During her journey and career, she has won immense recognition and awards. She got the “Jadu Bhatta Award” in the year 1995 and many more. She has recorded many songs and performed on many singing shows including MTV Coke Studio. Words become less to describe this great singer and vocalist.


Sumedha Karmahe

Sumedha Kharmahe, known by nickname “Chattisgarh Ki Barbie Doll” is a well-known playback singer. She got a nation wide recognition for her performance in the Saregamapa Challenge TV show. She was born in Rajnangdaon, Chattisgarh to Gyanesh Karmahe and Sarla Karmahe. Sumedha was unable to speak until the age of two years for which her mother had to take her to doctors. But by god’s grace, she started to speak in a few days. To be more precise, she started to sing well before she could barely speak. In a short time, she became popular in her town for her singing skills. She participated in every singing competition in the district at different levels from district to state and won many prizes. But, she didn’t have an idea of making a career out of singing until that time. It was O P Nayyar, the legendary music director who recognized her talent and gave her an idea to become a singer when she won the Saregamapa Chattisgarh competition in 2004. She then moved to Chandigarh to pursue her higher education. But during the time of her final exams, She was selected for the Saregamapa Challenge 2007 for which she had to move to Mumbai. The show’s popularity boosted up exponentially as well as Sumedha’s. After the success of Saregamapa, she went to West Indies, USA, Canada to perform in a series of concerts. She performed in the prestigious IDEA Rock Concert Series 2008 with our renowned Shaan. She was offered to play lead roles in TV serials, but Sumedha declined the offers to dedicate herself completely to singing. She started her career as a playback singer when her solo song Chakri from the movie Tahaan became a chartbuster. Now she has done playbacks in six different languages along with two singles.

Sumedha Karmahe Hindi Actress