Rashid Ali


Born In : Hyderabad, India
Occupation(s) : Singer, guitarist, musician

Rashid, who was born in Hyderabad, is a famous and prominent Indian music composer, guitarist, singer, and lyricist. He has proved his expertise and unique musical talent in the field of music. He became popular among the audience for his hit song “Kabhi Kabhi Aditi” from the movie “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na”.

He was born in India but brought up in London, His father is a retired business but his mother established herself as a gazal singer who took her singing training under the guidance of Ustad Ghulam Mustafa.

Rashid is an extremely proficient and adept musician who possesses multi-talent in the field of music. Though he never took any professional training in the field of music except one-year basic training on the rhythm guitar. Rashid started showing his passion for music at an early age. He himself learned every feature of playing the lead guitar and learned music by listening to all genres of music especially jazz fusion, Latin, and Spanish music. He owns a natural talent for singing.


Professional life

After spotting by legend A R Rahman at a concert in London, he was offered a position by A R Rahman in the Unity of light concert, where he got a chance to perform a jazz-centric fusion of ‘Ooh La La La’ and then onward he started working regularly in A R Rahman shows.

In 2002, For the first time, he got a chance to sing for A R Rahman in Parthale Paravasam.

Two of his song sung by him in the movie “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na” became a hit and bagged him nominations for best playback male singer for Filmfare, Stardust, Star Screen Awards, and Radio Mirchi Awards 2008/2009.

Some of His latest hit songs are”Call Me Dil” and “Cry Cry” from “Jhootha Hi Sahi”. He usually associated with A.R. Rahman as a guitarist and singer in the songs of his film.

Rashid’s own debut album titled ‘Call Me Rashid’ was released in 2012. Mr. A R Rahman is the producer of this Album which was released under his company KM Music. Rashid himself composed and arranged the music of this album.

On 1 November 2012 in Bhopal, he was the part of A R Rahman team, in the celebration of the foundation day of Madhya Pradesh.

Rashid also recorded a romantic number soundtrack for the film titled “Raanjhanaa” composed by A R Rahman. The song titled “Nazar Laaye” was his initial duet with singer Neeti Mohan and the movie was released in 2013.


Rashid Ali