Raza Ali Khan
|Raza Ali Khan|
Ustad Raza Ali Khan, performing
|Born||8 August 1962|
|Genres||Hindustani classical music|
|Occupations||Hindustani classical vocalist|
Personal life and education
Raza Ali Khan was born in Karachi Pakistan to Hindustani classical vocalist Munawar Ali Khan, the son of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. He received his early training from his grandfather and after that from his father. He also accompanied his father on concerts.
He married Sahibzadi Samina Khan, great granddaughter of Nawab Asman Jah Bahadur, daughter of Nawab Mohd. Ghazi Uddin Khan and Begum Shameem Ghazi Uddin Khan of the Paigah (Hyderabad) in 1986, and has son Fazle Ali Khan alias Zuhair.
Raza Ali performs Khayal, Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal, Geet, Sozkhani, Noha Khani, and Manqabat.
He gave his first solo performance at the Youth Festival in 1977 at the Eden Garden Stadium at Calcutta.
He has composed Ghazals for Ghulam Ali which were released by Venus, 'Moods and Emotions' and for Penaz Masani which was released by Polydor, 'Dharkan'. He remained the chief music director of Venus for four years. He also gave music in a Telefilm named Bindia which was produced by Doordarshan and was directed by Uma Vasudeva.
- Gharana Lineage (NAVRAS Records, London) - 3 Generations (Gathani Records, Calcutta) - A Tribute to Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, (Audio Rec, London) - Homage to Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Raagleela and Shadab released from Venus - Ustad Raza Ali Khan live in Karachi released by APMC.