Kamaal Khan

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Kamaal Khan
Born(1972-03-12) 12 March 1972 (age 42)
Highgate, North London, UK
Years active1995–present
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Not to be confused with Kamal Khan (singer).
Kamaal Khan
Born(1972-03-12) 12 March 1972 (age 42)
Highgate, North London, UK
Years active1995–present

Kamaal Khan (born 12 March 1972 in Highgate, North London) is a Bollywood/Hindi Pop singer, actor, songwriter, music producer and businessman.


In 1995 he wrote and produced his debut single "O Oh Jaane Jaana" in London. The song released in 1996 becoming a UK hit achieving platinum status.[1] The song released worldwide in 1998 (together with his debut solo album) and simultaneously featured in the Bollywood blockbuster Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya starring Salman Khan and Kajol. The soundtrack went on to sell over 10 million copies and the huge success of the movie has widely been attributed by film pundits to the popularity of Kamaal's "O Oh Jaane Jana". As a result of his successful debut single, Kamaal was immediately signed by record label HMV in December 1997.

In 1999 Kamaal Khan won the "R.D.Burman" Filmfare Award for the "Most Promising Upcoming Talent" becoming the first UK born male winner of the coveted Filmfare Award since its introduction in 1954. He is also a winner/nominee of numerous MTV, Filmfare, ZEE and Channel [V] awards for both singing and acting.

He went on to achieve further success with his solo albums O Oh Jaane Jana,[2] Suno To Deewana Dil[3] and "Kal Raat". MTV award winning director Shivraj Santhakumar collaborated with Kamaal to shoot a music video for Kal Raat in Rome. The music video caught the eye of legendary Bollywood director Rahul Rawail and landed Kamaal his debut acting role.

Kamaal has also worked with two time Oscar winning Musical Director "A.R.Rahman" (Slumdog Millionaire, Nicole Scherzinger).

As a solo artist he has performed over 250 concerts in arenas across the globe (including Madison Square Garden) visiting 127 cities in 27 countries as well as performing live with international super group "Boney M". During his career he has met many well known figures such as Michael Jackson, Nelson Mandela, Jay-Z, Will Smith, Kylie Minogue, Jackie Chan and Keanu Reeves.

Film and television[edit]

In May 2005 Kamaal made his acting debut (becoming the first UK born male actor of Indian origin to appear in a lead role in a Bollywood feature film) as the main antagonist in director Rahul Rawail's Jo Bole So Nihaal starring alongside Bollywood superstar Sunny Deol.

Kamaal was a contestant on NDTV Imagine's reality TV show Dhoom Macha De. The 26 episode series marked the global launch of the TV channel "NDTV Imagine".


Solo albums[edit]

1. "Oh Oh Jane Jana"
2. "Sun O Dilruba"
3. "Teri Chahat Ne"
4. "Oh Oh Jane Jane" [Mix]
5. "Aye Mere Humnasheen"
6. "Kya Yehi Pyar Hai"

1. "Suno To Deewana Dil"
2. "Mere Dil Mein"
3. "Ya Ke Na"
4. "Tere Pyar Ne"
5. "Heaven (Tu Hai Meri Jaan)"
6. "Dil Hai Deewana"
7. "Jaana"
8. "Haaye Mera Dil"

1. "Kal Raat"
2. "E – Sanam"
3. "Mehboob Mere"
4. "Kabhi Kabhi"
5. "Nigahon Se"
6. "Mehboob Mere (Slow)"
7. "Jaane Jaan" (with Sonali Vajpayee)
8. "Tumse Mohabbat"

Compilation albums[edit]

Film soundtracks[edit]

He has received a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 1999 for his best performance in song "O Oh Jaane Jaana" from movie Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. The song also received an honour as Filmfare Award for Most Popular Song on that time.

YearSong titleFilmMusic directorCo-singer(s)
1998"O Oh Jaane Jaana"Pyaar Kiya To Darna KyaJatin-LalitSolo
1999"Hello Brother"
"Hello Brother (Remix)"
Hello BrotherSajid-WajidJaspinder Narula, Sonu Nigam
Jaspinder Narula, Sonu Nigam
1999"I Was Made For Loving You Baby"Jaanam Samjha KaroAnu MalikAnu Malik, Ila Arun
2000"Aa Meri Life Bana De"
"O Priya O Priya"
"Sawariya Re O Sawariya"
Kahin Pyaar Na Ho JaayeHimesh ReshammiyaSunita Rao
Nitin Mukesh, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
Alka Yagnik
2001"Humko Pyar Hai"MokshaSalim-SulaimanSneha Pant
2002"Lapak Jhapak"Koi Mere Dil Se PoochheRajesh RoshanSolo
"Kyon Khanke Teri Choodi"
"Kyon Khanke Teri Choodi (Club Mix)"
Tumko Na Bhool PaayengeSajid-WajidAlka Yagnik
Alka Yagnik
"Jaa Sanam Mujhko Hai"
"Tum Meri Bahoein Mein Aa Na Sake"
Na Tum Jaano Na HumRajesh RoshanSneha Pant
2003"O Jaana"Tere NaamHimesh ReshammiyaUdit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, KK, Shaan
2004"Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha"
"Jaane Bahara"
Dil Ne Jise Apna KahaaA. R. RahmanSujatha
Sadhana Sargam
2005"Laga Prem Rog"
"Laga Prem Rog(Remix)"
"Yeh Ladki"
"Yeh Ladki(Remix)"
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?Himesh ReshammiyaAlka Yagnik
Alka Yagnik
Sunidhi Chauhan
Sunidhi Chauhan
"Rab Jaane"
"Rab Jaane (Version 2)"
Jo Bole So NihaalAnand Raj AnandSukhwinder Singh, Alka Yagnik
Alka Yagnik
2009"Ishq Vishq"
"Ishq Vishq (Remix)"
WantedSajid-WajidSunidhi Chauhan, Suzanne D'Mello
Sunidhi Chauhan, Suzanne D'Mello



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