|Born||1 July 1965|
|Occupation(s)||Singer and composer|
Kiran Ahluwalia is a Canadian singer, songwriter who infuses African desert blues and Western musical styles. Kiran Ahluwalia won the 'Newcomer' category in the inaugural Songlines Music Awards (2009) – announced 1 May 2009 – the new 'world music' awards organised by the UK-based magazine, Songlines.
Ahluwalia was born in Patna, grew up in Delhi and moved to Toronto at the age of nine. After completing her MBA at Dalhousie University, she returned to Toronto with the plan of being in the financial services industry, she changed her mind and went back to India to study music and then returned to Toronto to build her career as a musician.
Ahluwalia is married to guitar player and co-arranger Rez Abbasi, and currently lives in New York.
|Kashish — Attraction||2000||Kiran Music||nominated for 2002 Juno Award, Best Global Album|
|Beyond Boundaries||2003||Kiran Music||winner of 2004 Juno Award, World Music Album of the Year|
|Kiran Ahluwalia||2005||Triloka Records|
|Wanderlust||2007||Four-Quarters Entertainment||nominated for 2008 Juno, World Music Album of the Year
winner of 2009 Songlines/WOMAD Best Newcomer Award
|Aam Zameen – Common Ground||2011||Kiran Music (Canada), Avokado Artists Recordings (United States, Europe, Australia)||winner of 2012 Juno Award, World Music Album of the Year
winner of 2011 Canadian Folk Musi Award – Best World Solo Artist
|Sanata : Stillness||2014–15||ARC/Magenta|
With Rez Abbasi
- Things to Come (Sunnyside, 2009)
Featured by Delerium
- Indoctrination (from Nuages du Monde) (Nettwerk, 2006)
- "Songlines - Music Awards 2009 - recognising outstanding talent in world music". Songlines. 29 May 2009. Archived from the original on 29 May 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
- Rizvi, Anam (11 July 2014). "Indo-Canadian Singer Kiran Ahluwalia Epitomises "Two Cultures in One Person"". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
- "Kiran Ahluwalia Pursues the Beloved: The Nexus of Ghazal Love Poetry, Canadian Celtic Fiddle, and Time-Honored Pick Up Lines 2005 Album". wRock Paper Scissors. 8 February 2005.
- "Canadas Top 25 Immigrants 2016". Canadian Immigrant. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
- "CARAS Scores A Hit With 2004 Juno Awards". Soul Shine. 5 April 2004. Archived from the original on 10 October 2018.
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