Kailash Kher is a Kashmiri Indian pop-Rock singer with very diverse music style often influenced by Indian folk music. After struggling in business, he took a shot at singing. After moving to Mumbai, the track Rabba Ishq Na Hove from the movie Andaaz was well received. In 2002, his song Allah ke Bande from a relatively obscure movie Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II, made him a household name.
The band Kailasa includes Mumbai musician-brothers Naresh and Paresh Kamath who were earlier associated with Bombay Black. Kher has a unique soulful, raw, high-pitched voice. He sang a number of the songs in the Bollywood film Mangal Pandey: The Rising, in which he also had a cameo appearance. His other Bollywood appearances include the movie Corporate in the song O Sikander. His song Teri Deewani from the album of the same name by his band Kailasa and especially the song Ya Rabba from the movie Salaam-e-Ishq has become a record-seller.
His recent venture into the Kannada film industry has proved a huge success. Special mention has to be made to his song Hale patre from the movie Junglee has proved a huge hit among the audience. In 2007, he participated in a concert tour in North America entitled The Incredibles, also starring Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam and Kunal Ganjawala. In March 2011, he performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as part of the Maximum India festival. He was a judge on the show Kurkure Desi Beats Rock On with MTV, where he judged the Desipan Quotient of contestants.
During the 2010 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, he was a judge, along with singer Sukhvinder singh and Hard Kaur, for IPL Rockstar, a reality show which aired live from stadiums hosting IPL matches, on the Colors channel. Recently he has recorded a song Sangini for a reality show. He is known to be a Sufi singer as well, his style is quite influenced by Sufism and the voice is very earthy and raw. He composed the song Ambar Tak Naara Gunjega for Anna Hazare anti corruption movement and sung it in Ramlila Maidan during Anna Hazare protest.