12 March 1972|
Highgate, North London
|Occupation||Pop singer, Playback Singer, Composer|
|Awards||Filmfare RD Burman Award|
Kamaal Khan (born 12 March 1972 in Highgate, North London) is a British Bollywood/Hindi pop, Singer, Actor, Songwriter and Music Producer. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook: @imKamaalKhan His much anticipated new single "Bad Girl" ft. Mathangi Ray released on 15 November 2016. "Bad Girl" Music Video The accompanying music video for "Bad Girl", premiered on Twitter 14 November 2016 and within minutes went viral soon after Bollywood's Superstar "Salman Khan" tweeted a sneak preview and was released elsewhere on 15 November 2016. It features British model Shelby Billingham from "MTV ex on the beach". Kamaals newest music promo depicts as the title suggests a seductress “bad girl” who has no time for love and only fun, shot in a western style with plenty of authenticity, the seductive heroine mesmerises the whole audience, but alas has no desire to love, only fun. Anyone who follows her will be enslaved to her every whim. Kamaal the dashing hero in the video is completely under her spell, falls hostage to her every beck and call. Catchy beat, interesting story line, melodious vocals, depicts a modern day seductress.
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. 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 debut song. As a result of his successful debut single, Kamaal was signed by record label HMV (EMI India) 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 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, Suno To Deewana Dil 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 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
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 star 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".
Albums and Singles
- O Oh Jaane Jana (HMV)
1. "Oh Oh Jane Jana"
2. "Sun O Dilruba"
3. "Teri Chahat"
4. "Oh Oh Jane Jane" [Club Mix]
5. "Kya Yehi Pyar Hai"
6. "Aye Mere Humnasheen"
7. "Pyar Hua Hai"
8. "Kamal Ho Gaya"
- Suno To Deewana Dil (HMV)
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"
8. "Haaye Mera Dil"
- Kal Raat (HMV)
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"
- Bad Girl" (262 Music)
1. "Bad Girl" - Kamaal Khan ft. Mathangi Ray (released 15th November 2016)
Kamaal Khan won the R.D. Burman Filmfare award in 1999 for "The Most Promising Upcoming Talent". He also received a nomination for Filmfare Award's "Best Male Playback Singer" in 1999 for his song "O Oh Jaane Jaana" from the movie Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. The song was also honoured by Filmfare Awards for being the "Most Popular Song" of the year.
|Song title||Film||Music director||Co-singer(s)|
|"O Oh Jaane Jaana"||Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya||Jatin-Lalit||Solo|
| "Hello Brother"|
"Hello Brother (Remix)"
|Hello Brother||Sajid-Wajid|| Jaspinder Narula, Sonu Nigam|
Jaspinder Narula, Sonu Nigam
|"I Was Made For Loving You Baby"||Jaanam Samjha Karo||Anu Malik||Anu Malik, Ila Arun|
| "Aa Meri Life Bana De"|
"O Priya O Priya"
"Sawariya Re O Sawariya"
|Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye||Himesh Reshammiya|| Sunita Rao|
Nitin Mukesh, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
|"Humko Pyar Hai"||Moksha||Salim-Sulaiman||Sneha Pant|
|"Lapak Jhapak"||Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe||Rajesh Roshan||Solo|
| "Kyon Khanke Teri Choodi"|
"Kyon Khanke Teri Choodi (Club Mix)"
|Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge||Sajid-Wajid|| Alka Yagnik|
| "Jaa Sanam Mujhko Hai"|
"Tum Meri Bahoein Mein Aa Na Sake"
|Na Tum Jaano Na Hum||Rajesh Roshan|| Sneha Pant|
|"O Jaana"||Tere Naam||Himesh Reshammiya||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, KK, Shaan|
| "Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha"|
|Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa||A. R. Rahman|| Sujatha|
| "Laga Prem Rog"|
"Laga Prem Rog(Remix)"
|Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?||Himesh Reshammiya|| Alka Yagnik|
| "Rab Jaane"|
"Rab Jaane (Version 2)"
|Jo Bole So Nihaal||Anand Raj Anand|| Sukhwinder Singh, Alka Yagnik|
| "Ishq Vishq"|
"Ishq Vishq (Remix)"
|Wanted||Sajid-Wajid|| Sunidhi Chauhan, Suzanne D'Mello|
Sunidhi Chauhan, Suzanne D'Mello
- O Oh Jaane Jana – (European release) Location – Prague, Czech Republic. Directed by Harry Fernandes
- O Oh Jaane Jana – (Worldwide release) Location – Goa, India. Directed by Sohail Khan
- Kya Yehi Pyar Hai – Location – London, UK. Directed by Rishi Vohra]
- Suno To Deewana Dil – Location – Mumbai, India. Directed by Ravi Udyawar
- Jaana – Location – Lonavla, India. Directed by Kunal Kohli
- Kal Raat – Location – Rome, Italy. Directed by Shivraj Santhakumar
- E Sanam – Location – London, UK. Directed by Shivraj Santhakumar
- Bad Girl – Location – UK. Directed by Mike Harris