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Mame Khan – an Indian playback and folk singer from Rajasthan.

Mame KhanMame Khan - an Indian playback and folk singer from Rajasthan.

Mame Khan is an Indian playback and folk singer from Rajasthan, India. 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). Khan was featured on Coke Studio @ MTV (second season) along with Amit Trivedi, the duo performed the track Chaudhary. He received the Best Folk Single Award at Global Indian Music Academy Awards (GiMA) 2016.

Mame Khan was born in Satto, a small village near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. He belongs to the Manganiyarcommunity of Rajasthan, India. He was exposed to folk music of the Manganiyar community since childhood. His father, Ustad Rana Khan was also a Rajasthani folk singer. 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.

Mame Khan - an Indian playback and folk singer from Rajasthan.

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. Mame also performed another title Badri badariya at Coke Studio @ MTV, where he collaborated with singer Mili Nair. He sang for movies like Mirzya, I Am, No One Killed Jessica and Sonchiriya. 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, which was a crowd funded. He sang the national anthem for Hotstar and Star Sports‘s 2015 Pro Kabaddi League season. In December 2016, he released a single, Sanu Ik Pal Chain Na Ave, which was a combination of Punjabi and Rajasthani folk music. In December 2017, he had a collaboration with composer duo Salim–Sulaiman for McDowell’s No.1‘s No.1 Yaari Jam’sYaari song. He also sang for television commercials for clients such as Samsung[18] and Tanishq.

He was also a part of Shankar Mahadevan‘s folk project titled My Country, My Music. He was the lead vocalist of Roysten Abel‘s show, The Manganiyar Seduction, which has been touring the world since 2006. He has performed at some of India’s most popular festivals including the NH7 Weekender, Mood Indigo, Repertwahr Festival, Rajasthan Partnership Summit, and Sahitya Aaj Tak. In June 2018, he performed with his troupe at the Mumbai‘s National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), where he also collaborated with Kaushiki Chakraborty.

Mame Khan - an Indian playback and folk singer from Rajasthan.


As a playback singer
2009Luck by Chance“Baware”Mame Khan, Shankar MahadevanShankar–Ehsaan–Loy
2010I Am“Baangur”Mame Khan, Kavita SethAmit Trivedi
2011No One Killed Jessica“Aitbaar”Vishal Dadlani, Mame Khan, Robert Bob Omulo
2016Monsoon Mangoes“Beete Din”Abhishek Iyer, Mame KhanJakes Bejoy
2016Mirzya“Chakora”Mame Khan, Suchismita Das, Akhtar Chinnal, Shankar MahadevanShankar-Ehsaan-Loy
“Aave Re Hitchki”Mame Khan, Shankar Mahadevan
“Doli Re Doli”
2019Sonchiriya“Baaghi Re”Mame KhanVishal Bhardwaj
“Baaghi Re” (Remix)

TV Shows

2012Coke Studio“Chaudhary”Amit TrivediMame KhanSeason 2, ep. 3MTV India
2012Coke Studio“Badari Badariyan”Amit TrivediMame Khan, Mili NairSeason 2, ep. 3MTV India
2016The Dewarists“Mitho Laage”Mame KhanMame Khan, Dhruv GhanekarSeason 5, ep. 4MTV India


YearAlbums’ NameLabel
2015Mame Khan’s Desert SessionsMusic Today
2016Summer Nights on the DunesLiving Media
2017No. 1 Yaari JamSalim-Sulaiman


2016Sanu Ik PalMame KhanMame KhanArtistAloud
2017Rab JogiMame Khan, Harshdeep KaurSantosh JagdaleDrishyam Play
2018Laal Peeli AnkhiyanMame KhanMame KhanPehchan Music
2018Jogiya Mame KhanMame KhanFolk Phonic
2019Sifar Mame Khan, Tajinder Singh, Shatadru KabirTushar Lall


YearAward CeremonyCategorySongResultRef.(s)
2016GiMA AwardsBest Traditional Folk SingleSaawanWon

Mame Khan - an Indian playback and folk singer from Rajasthan.

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