Raza Ali Khan

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Raza Ali Khan
Ustad Raza Ali Khan.jpg
Ustad Raza Ali Khan, performing
Background information
Born (1962-08-08) 8 August 1962 (age 52)
Origin India
Genres Hindustani classical music
Occupation(s) Hindustani classical vocalist

Ustad Raza Ali Khan (Devanagari:उस्ताद रज़ा अली खान) (born on 8 August 1962) is an Indian classical vocalist of the Kasur Patiala Gharana orchestra.

Personal life and education[edit]

Raza Ali Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan to Hindustani classical vocalist Munawar Ali Khan, who is the son of Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. He received his early training from his grandfather and then from his father. He also accompanied his father on concerts.

Ustad Raza Ali Khan is married to Samina Khan, the Grand daughter of Nawab Moinuddaulah Bahadur Ameer e Paigah of hyderabad, Daughter Of Nawab Ghaziuddin Khan Ustad Raza Ali Khan has a son named Fazle Ali khan also known as Zuhair.

Career[edit]

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.

Discography[edit]

- 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.

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