Personal Agenda: “Home for me is where my song and heart reside,” says Kailash Kher

The singer has an advice for his 14-year-old self and shares his secret skills
Kailash Kher is most likely to be caught composing a song on his harmonium when home alone(Kailasa (KEPL))
Kailash Kher is most likely to be caught composing a song on his harmonium when home alone(Kailasa (KEPL))
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 08:16 AM IST
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All about Kailash

Date of birth: July 7

Sun sign: Cancer

Place of birth: Delhi

School/College: Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi

First break: Teri Deewani as an independent song and Allah Ke Bande in movies

High point of your life: When I bought my parents a house in Delhi

Low point of your life: My time in Rishikesh when I felt that everything in my life, from my export business to my wanting to be a singer, had no future

Describe yourself in four lines.

Adiyal bairagi hun,
Ziddi anuraagi hun.
Hadd hun haan, anhad hun.
Chamak bedaagi hun.

What’s your biggest takeaway from the lockdown?

That no matter what happens in life, you should never give up hope and your passion.

Name your spirit animal.


One habit that you want to get rid of...?

Eating aloo for every meal.

What advice you will give your 14-year-old self?

That life will be as difficult as you think it is, but it is not impossible.

And the greatest life lesson you’ve learnt as a musician in Bollywood...?

Just go with the flow.

You have a soul of a traveller, what does ‘home’ mean to you?

Home is where my song and heart reside.

What’s your most memorable travel experience?

Travelling to Gangotri in the Himalayas.

A secret skill you have…?

I know how to cook aloo jeera, bhindi ki sabzi and mix dal very well!

In short with Kailash Kher

Sufi music: Spiritual nirgun

Folk music: Culture

Indian classical music:

A difficult genre

Independent music: Freedom

Music: Life’s passion

What’s your favourite Sunday memory while growing up?

There were no Sundays! Every day was ‘survival of the fittest’ day, which in turn was full of fun and learning.

If you are home alone, what are you most likely to be caught doing?

Composing a song on my harmonium.

And the inspiration behind your new song is...?

The inspiration behind Ek Soch Hai Jaagi is the environment.

From HT Brunch, July 26, 2020

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    Ananya Ghosh is an assistant editor with Hindustan Times Brunch. She has 10 years of experience as a journalist having worked as a copy editor/feature writer in various publications.

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