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Kailash Kher is an Indian playback singer and music composer, he sang songs with a music style influenced by Indian folk music and Sufi music. He was inspired by the classical musicians Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, and the Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Kher received the Padma Shri award in 2017 from the Indian government. He has also received two Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer: one for the Bollywood movie Fanaa (2006) and one for the Telugu film Mirchi (2013), along with several other nominations. With his powerful voice and his unique style of music, Kher has established himself as one of the most popular playback singers not only in Hindi but also for several indian languages as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, etc.,
As a Lyricist :
2005 - Kaal - "Ankhiyan Teriya Ve"
2007 - Traffic Signal - All Songs
2008 - Dasvidaniya - All Songs
2009 - Chandni Chowk To China - "S.I.D.H.U., Chak Lein De"
2011 - Nepal Tourism Year Goodwill Ambassador 2011 - Overall Contribution
2015 - Yash Bharti Award - Excellence in folk and classical music
2017 - Padma Shri – Fourth Highest Indian National Honour - Art-Music.
Music for Social Causes :
He lend his voice to the Clean India Mission theme song, "Swachh Bharat Ka Irada Kar Liya Humne", which is lyrics Prasoon Joshi. Taking forward the Clean India Mission, Mr. Kher visited several places in PM"s parliamentary constituency drawing praise from Narendra Modi.
Bravo @kailashkher! I congratulate you for joining Swachh Bharat Mission in Varanasi. Admirable effort," the Prime Minister tweeted."