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Taj Mahal: Careers, Biography, Relationships & More

Taj Mahal

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Taj Mahal is a well-known singer, songwriter, actor, composer, and musician in the USA. He acted in the films like Sounder and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.

Henry St. Claire Fredericks Jr., professionally known as Taj Mahal, is a noted American singer, lyricist, actor, and musician. He has been recognized all over the world for his contribution. As a multi-instrumentalist, Mahal plays instruments like guitar, piano, banjo, harmonica, etc. Some of his albums are Taj Mahal, Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home, Music Keeps Me Together, Mkutano Meets the Culture Musical Club of Zanzibar, Maestro, etc. The actor has appeared in popular movies such as Sounder, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Six Days, Seven Nights, Outside Ozona, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, and others. Taj Mahal has received several honors in his career. 

In 1974, he was nominated for BAFTA Awards for the film Sounder. In the same year, the artist got a nomination for the Grammy Awards in Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special. Mahal won the Grammy Award in Best Contemporary Blues Album in 1998. He received another Grammy in 2001 for the album Shoutin’ In Key by the music group Phantom Blues Band. In 2018, he won the Grammy for the album TajMo. The musician was a member of the band Rising Sons.

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Quick Bio

Birth NameHenry St. Claire Fredericks Jr.
Birth DateMay 17, 1942 (Age 79)
Birth PlaceHarlem, New York, USA
Birth SignTaurus
Other NamesTaj Mahal
Parent(s)Henry Saint Clair Fredericks Sr., Mildred Fredericks
Sibling(s)Carole Fredericks
High SchoolN/A
CollegeUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
ProfessionSinger, songwriter, actor, composer, and musician
Active Years1964- Present
Eye colorDark brown
Hair colorGrey
Sexual OrientationStraight
Spouse(s)Inshirah Geter (1976- Present)
ChildrenDeva Mahal, Yasmeen Mahal Montgomery, Aya de Leon
Social Media HandlesFacebook





Net worth$124 Million


Why is the Taj Mahal famous?

Taj Mahal is a popular American singer and actor. He was brought up in a musical environment where his parents were musicians. In 1964, Mahal founded the band Rising Sons and Ry Cooder and Jessie Lee Kincaid. But unfortunately, it broke up in 1966. After two years, in 1968, the singer released his self-named debut album. In the same year, he released the album The Natural Blues. Mahal has also composed the title track of the movie Sounder. His other notable albums are Mo’ Roots, which came out in 1974; Taj in 1987, Señor Blues in 1997; Mkutano Met the Culture Musical Club of Zanzibar in 2005 TajMo in 2017. 

As an actor, Mahal made his debut in the 1972 film Sounder and appeared in its sequel in 1976. In 1998, he played the role of Dix Mayal in the film Outside Ozona. The actor acted in the 2000 drama film Songcatcher. Mahal last appeared in the documentary series American Epic in 2017. He has also featured in TV shows like New WKRP in Cincinnati, Party of Five, etc. 

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Personal Information

Who are Taj Mahal’s parents?

Taj Mahal was born to Henry Saint Clair Fredericks Sr. and Mildred Fredericks on May 17, 1942, in Harlem, New York, USA. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Whom did Taj Mahal marry?

Taj Mahal married Inshirah Geter in 1976, and both are together now. He has many kids from several relationships, including Deva Mahal, Yasmeen Mahal Montgomery, and Aya de Leon.

Net worth

Is Taj Mahal rich?

Taj Mahal is a wealthy singer and actor. His net worth is $124 Million.


  • Taj Mahal has 26.4k followers on Instagram.
  • He is 79 years old.
  • Mahal’s birth sign is Taurus.


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