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People have started to recognise me after 'Chadra': Kamal Khan

Started at the age of five, with his uncle as his guru, Kamal Khan has come a long way. Going against all odds, Kamal took part in several singing competitions and musical shows. But his musical journey took a great leap forward when he amazed everyone at Sa Re Ga Ma Pa singing superstar and won the show in 2010. Composer duo Vishal-Shekhar who were also mentors on the show, became his real life mentors and eventually offered him his debut playback song, 'Wallah Re Wallah' in Tees Maar Khan (2010).
From there on, Kamal never stopped. Later, they also gave him his big break with hit 'Ishq Sufiana' for The Dirty Picture (2012). In 2013, he rose to prominence with the song 'Jhooth Bolliya' from Jolly LLB. With romantic hits like 'Ishq Sufiana' and 'Naina' from Gori Tere Pyaar Mein to his credit, the playback singer has come up with a new Punjabi single 'Chadra,' which is of a completely different genre. So what inspired him to try his hands in rap music?
"I have always been doing sufi/romantic songs. So, I thought why not try something new for my fans. And I believe young listeners will like 'Chadra.' We have already crossed two million views on Youtube and I hope listeners continue to give their love."
With plethora of singers now making their way into the music industry, it becomes difficult to keep up. One has to keep evolving to maintain their success and Kamal Khan has done just that.
With Kuwar Virk by his side, 'Chadra' is already a hit amongst youth. "Our song is getting tremendously good response. Some people were shocked of the fact that I did this song but with more and more performances, people are getting to know that it was my voice behind 'Chadra.' People, who have never even heard my songs before or didn't know that it was me behind songs like 'Ishq Sufiana' or 'Jhooth Bolliya,' have started to recognise me after listening to 'Chadra.'
The singer who went on to win Zee Cine Awards "Fresh Singing Talent 2012" two years after his huge win at a singing reality show, used to work in a factory at a daily wage of Rs 40.
Kamal says that talent is all that matters. "If you are talented, there is no stopping you. With the level of competition in every field, a genuinely talented person does not need any other help. They just need a good enough platform to showcase their talent and that's where singing reality shows come in."
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