Babla & Kanchan
were an Indian
husband-wife musical group best known for work in the chutney music
music genres. They performed together for forty years until Kanchan
died in 2004. Originating from Mumbai
, their music is well known through the world, especially in countries like Canada
, United States
After appearing in the films Rafoo Chakkar, Dharamatma, and Qurbani, Kanchan joined her husband and began performing and touring. Their love for live shows and orchestra music took them away from the Indian Film music scenario. They were popular in Caribbean countries, where they covered soca music hits like "Hot Hot Hot" and revived older hits of chutney singer Sundar Popo. Albums like Kuch Gadbad Hai sold well because of touring support.
Kanchan's other albums like Kaise Bani were popular with the Bhojpuri audience. Her fame led to endorsement deals for brands like Johnson & Johnson.