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| Band of Bandagi|
| 2 September 1971 (age 44)
Darbhanga, Bihar, India (1971-09-02) |
Sufi, Filmi, Hindustani classical music, Sufi
Star Guild Award for Best Male Playback Singer
Amit Trivedi, Rekha Bhardwaj, Shriram Iyer, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Aditi Singh Sharma
Tochi Raina Wikipedia
Tochi Raina (born 2 September 1971) is an Indian singer, best known as a playback singer in Hindi films. His most notable works include the songs Kabira for the movie "Yeh jawani Hai deeewani", "Iktara" from "Wake up Sid", Ishq Waale Chor Hain for the Hindi movie Kya yahi sach hai with Vishal Khurana, Saibo for the Hindi movie Shor in the City a duet with Shreya Ghosal, Maldar Ki Jeb for the movie Bhindi Baazaar Inc. and Aali Re for the movie No One Killed Jessica. He recorded a music album 'Tochinaamah' consisting 3 song - Saaiyaan, Jamoora and Akela from Moxx Music Company in Delhi. Tochinaamah is his own philosophy of life in the form of musical work.
Tochi Raina belongs to Patiala (Punjab). He was born Sahib and Surjit Kumar Raina, a Kashmiri Pandit from Lahore, with roots Anantnag, in Darbhanga, Bihar, went to school in Nepal where his father, a government employee, was posted. His brother Arvinder is a composer in Malaysia and his sister Harmeet is a Ph.D. in classical music.
He hails from a family with music background. His father played the harmonium, his grandmother was a Sitar player, his uncle, Ratan Singh, a renowned Violin player and his grandfather, Akaali Kaur Singh, a saint. He later moved to Delhi where he started learning music under Pandit Vinod Kumar — a disciple of Indian classical singer Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. He also learnt music from Ustad Bhure Khan, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Altaf Hussain Sarang, Pt. Mani Prasad and Pt. Sitaram. According to him his Gurus not only taught him music, but also to visualize his breath. Slowly, he started visualizing words and he turned to spirituality and Sufi music.
He also sang the Song "Rabba" in Coke Studio @MTV Season 3 which is composed by Amit Trivedi.
He moved to Mumbai to make a career as a playback singer. Tochi got his first commercial break with Bulleshah in A Wednesday! in 2008.
He is married and has a daughter, Saibo. She was born the night he finished recording for Shor in the city.