Tochi Raina

Tochi Raina

Tochi Raina

Tochi Raina (born 1965) is an Indian singer, best known as a playback singer in Hindi films. His most notable works includes the song 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.

Early life

Tochi Raina belongs to Patiala (Punjab). Born in Darbhanga, Bihar, he had his education at Nepal where his father, a government employee, was posted. His grandmother was a Sitar player, his uncle, Ratan Singh, a renowned Violin player and his grandfather, Akaali Kaur Singh, was a saint. He later moved to Delhi where he started learning music from Pandit Vinod Kumar, who is a disciple of Indian classical singer Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, is very close to Tochi who showed him the musical path. 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. Then he migrated to Mumbai to make a career as a playback singer. Tochi got his first commercial break with Bulleshah in A Wednesday! in 2008.

List of songs

Released Song Album
2008 Bulle Shah A Wednesday!
2009 Pardesi Dev D
2010 Iktara (Male Version) Wake up Sid
2010 Gal Mitthi Mitthi Aisha
2011 Aali Re No One Killed Jessica
2011 Mera Kaat Kaleja Dilli No One Killed Jessica
2011 Saibo Shor in the City
2011 Maaldaar Ki Jeb Bhindi Baazaar Inc.
2011 Ishq Waale Chor Hain Kya Yahi Sach Hai
2011 Mallo Malli Mausam (2011 film)
2011 Shiv Ka Bajey Damroo Jo Dooba So Paar
2011 Kaari Kaari Hum Tum Shabana
2012 Aaja Meri Jaan Maximum (film)
2012 Hey Bhagwan Cigarette ki Tarah
2012 Motarwada Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana
2013 Khalbali 3G (film)
2013 Gud Naal Ishaq Mitha I Love New Year
2013 Kabira Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani