Ustad Rashid Khan is a Hindustani musician from the Rampur-Sahaswan khayal gharana (founded by his great grandfather Inayat Hussain Khan). He was classically trained by his maternal grand-uncle Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan.
Hailing from Badayun, Uttar Pradesh, he gave his first concert at the age of eleven. As a child he wasn’t interested in music until he turned 18. Ustad Amir Khan and Pandit Bhimsen Joshi have been his influences. Government of India recognised his talent with the Padma Shri award in 2006. Also to his credit is the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award of 2006. In 2010 he won the Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA).
In Bollywood he has contributed songs like “Aaoge Jab Tum” in “Jab We Met” (2009), “Allah Hi Rahem” in “My Name is Khan” (2010) and “Poore Se Zara Sa Kam Hai” in “Mausam” (2011). Hindustani albums he has recorded include “Reflection” (2006), “Morning Mantra” (2003), “The Song of Shiva” (2000) and “Khyal” (1996).