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Kashif’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name


Place Of Birth

New York City, USA


65 years old

Birth Date

December 26, 1956

Star Sign


Kashif Facts

Child Star?



Songwriter, Composer, Artist, Director, Author, Educator, Record Producer

Net Worth

$2 million

Current Partner










Chinese Year

Year of the Monkey

About Kashif 

Kashif was a famous songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, artist, director, author, educator, and record producer. 

Kashif Saleem's real name was Michael Jones, and he was born in New York City, the United States, on November 26, 1956. On September 25, 2016, he passed away in Playa Del Rey, California, in the United States. 

The genres of Kashif are boogie, R&B, jazz, post-disco, and soul. The instruments played by Michael Jones are vocals, synthesizer, piano, keyboards, percussion, and drums. The only connection Kashif has to his family is his birth certificate. It shows that his mother was incarcerated when he was four years old. That's why Kashif Saleem was put in foster care immediately. 

But Kashif's childhood was not smooth. He was moved to a stable foster home at the age of six. 

Kashif's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Kashif’s net worth?

The net worth of Kashif was $2 million at the time of his death. 

How much did Kashif earn per year?

The annual earnings of the songwriter or composer are not known in the public database. 

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Kashif?

The height of Kashif Saleem is not known in the media. 

How old was Kashif?

On December 26, 1956, Kashif was born. He was 59 years old when he died on September 25, 2016. 

Childhood And Education

Kashif Saleem was introduced to music through a $3 song flute in elementary school. With the guidance of Robert Weldlaw, a music teacher from junior high school, he was trained when he was 12 years old. He had learned to play different instruments and performed in the nightclubs of New York. The singer was hired as a vocalist and a keyboard player to join B.T. Express, a funk band. 

The credits of this band included 'Do It', 'Express', and many more. In 1978, the musician, who celebrated his birthday in November, sought a more difficult musical assignment and resigned from B.T. Express.

After that, Kashif got a job to work as a keyboardist for Stephaine Mills, an R&B musician. 

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Kashif’s partner?

This $2 million net worth star, who plays different musical instruments, was married but has not revealed any details about his wife. He has shared a photo in which Kashif and his wife were present. However, no other details are known.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

The musician Kashif was signed as a solo artist by Arista Records. Milton Allen introduced Arista to the record producer. In 1986, the musician made his debut album, 'Kashif' with the artist development director, Milton, and it was also his first song.

Kashif has also given many hits like 'Stone Love', 'I Just Gotta Have You', 'Say, Something Love', 'The Moon', and 'Help Yourself To My Love'. After releasing these songs, the singer, producer, and songwriter was well-received as an innovator in music. 

Musician Kashif can be heard on releases by Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Meli'sa Morgan, Kenny G, Johnny Kemp, Evelyn Champagne King, Freda Payne, and The Wootens.

What awards did Kashif win?

Kashif has received community awards from Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles Mayor, and the California State Senate. 'Send Me Your Love' was his second album that received two Grammy nominations.

Other Interesting Kashif Facts And Trivia

  • Kashif was the director and producer of 'The History Of R&B Music And Its Influence On World Culture', which was a part of a 10 documentary series. 
  • Kashif has sung on seven albums, like 'Condition Of The Heart' in 1985, 'Who Loves You' in 1998, 'Send Me Your Love' in 1984, 'Music From My Mind' in 2004, 'Kashif' in 1989 and 1983, and 'Love Changes' in 1987.
  • In 2004, Kashif was a part of an album 'Music From My Mins', and Brooklyn Boy was the record label. The musician was the pioneer in urban music with Stevie Wonder. 
  • In 2006, Kashif University was founded by Saleem, located on the Morningside High School campus in Inglewood, California. 
  • The hits of the $2 million net worth star also include 'Baby Don't Break Your Baby's Heart', 'Call Me Tonight', 'Love The One I'm With', 'Love Me All Over', 'Reservations For Two', and 'Are You The Woman'.

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