Mame Khan, who is also known as the signature Folk voice of Rajasthan, has taken an ancient musical legacy from the golden Thar Desert to the screens of Bollywood and more than 60 countries, celebrating the finest of Folk Fusion with the 21st-century audience. He has received the Best Folk Single Award at Global Indian Music Academy Awards (GiMA) 2016.
Born in Satto, a small village near Jaisalmer, Mame belongs to the Manganiyar community and a family of master singers, who have been carrying the singing tradition since 15 generations. His energy and his vocal skill owe much to the influence of his father and tutor, late Ustad Rana Khan. At the age of 14, he was given a six-year scholarship by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations to pursue his studies in music and arts.
Khan made his singing debut in Bollywood with Shankar Mahadevan for the film Luck By Chance in 2009. However, he shot into the spotlight, when he appeared in an episode of Coke Studio @ MTV (season 2), featuring the song ‘Chaudhary’ in collaboration with music director Amit Trivedi in 2012.
He has been playback singer for numerous Hindi films such as Luck By Chance (2009), I Am (2010), No One Killed Jessica (2011), Mirzya (2016) and Sonchiriya (2019). He also lent his voice for a Hindi song in Malayalam film, Monsoon Mangoes. In October 2015, Khan released his debut album, Mame Khan’s Desert Sessions. He has also sung the national anthem for Hotstar and Star Sports’s 2015 Pro Kabaddi League season.
From the most prestigious festivals to prominent TV formats and to be found across platforms on the world wide
web, the voice of Mame Khan is mesmerising people worldwide.