Leo Kalyan is a British Pakistani singer, musician, mannequin, and music producer. Leo Kalyan is thought for his singles and music movies like Fucked Up, Daydream, Fingertips, Exterior In, and lots of extra.
Leo Kalyan was born on Saturday, 14 January 1989 (age 33 years; as of 2022) in London, United Kingdom. His zodiac signal is Capricorn. His hometown is Lahore, Pakistan.
Top (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 60kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Leo Kalyan belongs to a Muslim household.
Dad and mom & Siblings
The data on Leo Kalyan’s father’s identify just isn’t obtainable but. Leo Kalyan’s mom, Salma Siddiqui, is a former biology instructor and writer.
He has two sisters Numrah Siddiqui and Samirah Siddiqui.
Leo has a brother, Saif Siddiqui.
Leo Kalyan describes himself as a queer and prefers the pronouns he, she and so they for his gender. In an interview, he mentioned,
It takes actual energy to be a queer individual. You undergo a lot shit – a lot discrimination, abuse and rejection – whether or not you are black, white or brown. Discover that energy, discover that help out of your neighborhood – and discover a strategy to be your true self… since you’ve solely obtained one life. There is no level losing it attempting to be another person.”
Leo Kalyan is in a relationship along with his boyfriend, Manasa.
Faith/Non secular Views
Leo Kalyan follows Islam.
In 2013, Leo Kalyan made his debut with the duvet music of Want U 100% by British musician and DJ Duke Dumont. In 2014, he launched a couple of singles like Breathe, Over You, Stranger, Fingertips, and Golden Age. In 2015, Leo Kalyan launched his first prolonged play (EP) ‘Silver Linings’. In the identical 12 months, Leo launched music movies for his few songs like Fairground, Get Your Love, and Daydream. In 2016, Leo launched his second prolonged play ‘Exterior In’ and a music video Fucked Up. Later, he launched a couple of music movies like Focus (2018), The Edge (2018), and Time Can Wait(2019).
Leo Kalyan has carried out dwell at a number of music occasions, stage exhibits, and live shows in The UK, Austin, and China.
Leo Kalyan was offered with an award for recognizing gross sales in the UK of the music Head & Coronary heart by Joel Corry.
- Singer(s): Mariah Carey, Sade and Janet Jackson
Leo Kalyan has a couple of tattoos on his arms and a single tattoo on his chest.
- Leo Kalyan dreamed of turning into a singer since childhood. In an interview, he mentioned,
I knew I wished to be a singer since I first found I might sing after I was about 13. I stored singing secret from my household for years, to be sincere. They solely came upon after I was singing an ‘Umrao Jaan’ music in my room after I thought nobody was house. My household weren’t very supportive at first and it is truly taken years for my dad to take it significantly and see it as an actual job. He nonetheless typically says issues like ‘why do not you develop into a music lawyer or a music journalist?’ and I simply must sigh and clarify the way it’s probably not the identical factor as being an artist.
- In June 2022, Leo Kalyan carried out a couple of Bollywood songs like ‘Masakali’ and ‘Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko’ at Sonam Kapoor’s child bathe in London, UK. Leo shared the images on social media and acquired numerous hate feedback for sporting a strappy bodycon costume.
In an interview, speaking in regards to the hatred he acquired on social media, he mentioned,
Hate feedback do not hassle me in any respect. as a result of firstly – a few of them are so genuinely humorous, I share them with my associates and we snort endlessly (laughing emoticon) additionally, hate feedback all the time remind me that simply by casually dwelling my life – I am truly CHALLENGING folks and societal norms. which implies: I am doing one thing proper.”
- In 2019, Leo Kalyan walked the ramp for the well-known designer Rahmur Rahman at London Style Week.
- Leo Kalyan is half Indian and half Pakistani as his household resides in India in addition to in Pakistan. In an interview, he talked in regards to the roots of his household and mentioned,
I am from South London however between the ages of 11 and 17 I lived part-time in Lahore, which is on the border between India and Pakistan. When the partition occurred, some stayed in India and a few went to Pakistan, so my household is on each side, which is kind of uncommon.
- Initially, Leo Kalyan used to cover his identification by not exhibiting his face within the music movies.
- Leo Kalyan has discovered Indian classical music. He grew up listening to a mixture of Bollywood and pop music artists like AR Rahman, Huge Assault, Sade, and Janet Jackson.
- Leo Kalyan was awarded PRS Music Basis funding, which helped him journey to carry out at Austin’s SXSW in 2016.
- Leo Kalyan is commonly noticed ingesting wine and smoking along with his associates at events and occasions.
- In an interview, Leo Kalyan talked about his journey of being a gay and mentioned,
It was a protracted journey and it wasn’t straightforward. It was a protracted battle with myself, with my mother and father, with my perception system, and I got here out in phases. I got here out first to my siblings, then to mum, and it was years after that after I got here out to my dad. It was a sluggish journey, however after I got here out on the opposite facet of it, I expressed what it was to really feel such as you’re on the surface of the surface, in my EP’Exterior In’.
- In an interview, Leo Kalyan, being from a Muslim background, revealed that he would not really feel secure in Pakistan. Additional, he mentioned,
I am clearly a little bit extra apprehensive about Pakistan than I’m about India as a result of part 377 has been overturned in India and it is now authorized to be homosexual, however in Pakistan, it isn’t. Your rights should not protected there, and that is scary since you could possibly be thrown into jail only for being who you might be. I’ve associates who’re homosexual in Pakistan, and also you simply must hold a decent lid on it. It is not good to say, however I turned very Islamophobic, particularly in direction of my dad and we had such terrible rows as a result of I’d say such deeply disrespectful issues to him about Islam.”
- Leo Kalyan has been featured on the duvet web page of some magazines like GQ (August 2020) and Avenue T (2020).