Raza Ali Khan

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Raza Ali Khan
Ustad Raza Ali Khan.jpg
Raza Ali Khan, performing
Background information
Born (1962-08-08) 8 August 1962 (age 57)
OriginKolkata, India
GenresHindustani classical music
Occupation(s)Hindustani classical vocalist

Ustad Raza Ali Khan (born on 8 August 1962) is an Indian classical vocalist of the Kasur Patiala gharana.

Early years[edit]

Raza Ali Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan to Hindustani classical vocalist Munawar Ali Khan, who was 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.


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.


  • "Legacy comes with pressure and talent: Ustad Raza Ali Khan". Deccan Chronicle. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2019.