Kishore Kumar Biography, Facts & Life Story

Kishore Kumar Indian Playback Singer, Actor, Music Director, Lyricist, Writer, Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Quick Facts


Full Name:Abhas Kumar Ganguly

Profession:Playback Singer, Actor, Music Director, Lyricist, Writer, Director, Producer and Screenwriter


Date of Birth:August 4, 1929

Date of Death:October 13, 1987

Place of Death:Mumbai, India

Cause of Death:Heart Attack

Birthplace:Khandwa, India

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 8½ inches (1.74 m)

Weight:75 kg (165 lbs)

Chest:44 Inches

Waist:34 Inches


Biceps:15 Inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Black



Kishore Kumar was born on August 4, 1929, in a Bengali family in Khandwa, Central Provinces as Abhas Kumar Ganguly. Kunjalal Gangopadhyay, his father was a legal advisor. Kunjalal Gangopadhyaya was welcomed by the Kamavisadar Gokhale group of Khandwa to be their own legal advisor. While Kishore Kishore was a youngster, his sibling Ashok turned into a Bollywood performing artist. Afterward, Anoop additionally wandered into a film with Ashok’s help. Kishore Kumar, has studied from Christian College, Indore.

Kishore Kumar began his film profession as a theme artist at Bombay Talkies, where his sibling Ashok Kumar worked. In 1946, Kishore Kumar’s 1st appearance was in the movie Shikari, in which Ashok Kumar his brother assumed the driving role. In introductory days of his profession, Kishore Kumar was profoundly enlivened by vocalist K. L. Saigal and imitated his style of singing in a portion of his initial movies. Kishore Kumar had incredible regard for writer and artist Rabindranath Tagore who impacted him from numerous points of view.

Kishore Kumar was an Indian playback artist, performing actor, lyricist, author, moviemaker, and screenwriter. Kishore Kumar is recognized as a standout amongst the most mainstream and effective vocalists of Hindi film industry. Kumar sang in various genres such as from delicate numbers to energetic tracks to sentimental inclinations, yet a portion of his uncommon organizations which were viewed as works of art was lost in time.

The monetarily effective movies of Kishore Kumar included Ladki,Baap Re Baap,  Naukri, Funtoosh, Paisa Hi Paisa ,  Naya Andaz, New Delhi, Bhagam Bhaag, Aasha, Bhai, Dilli Ka Thug, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Jhumroo, Half Ticket, Jaalsaaz, Bombay Ka Chor, Chacha Zindabad, Man-Mauji, Mr. X in Bombay, and Ek Raaz. Kishore Kumar collaboration with performing artists  Nutan, Kumkum, Vyjayanthimala, Madhubala and Mala Sinha, turned out to be the greatest hits in his vocational career.

As an performing singer, Kishore Kumar’s work with numerous music producers incorporates Murmur Toh Mohabbat Karega, Ye Raatein Ye Mausam, from the movie Dilli Ka Thug, Hi Hello Ji from Bombay Ka Chor, Piya Mora Jiya from Baap Re Baap, Micheal Hai Toh Cycle Hai from Bewaqoof, Zaroorat Hai Zaroorat Hai from Manmauji, Ae Haseeno Nazneeno from Chacha Zindabad, Likha Hai Teri Ankhon Mein from Teen Deviaan, Pyaar Baatke Chalo, Suno Jaana Suno Jaana, and Kya Teri Zulfein Hai.

Through 1980s, Kishore Kumar sang for Rajesh Khanna,  Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra, Dev Anand,  Mithun Chakraborty, Shashi Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Shammi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Aditya Pancholi, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Rakesh Roshan, Vinod Mehra, Chunky PandeyRajinikanth, Kumar Gaurav,  Feroz Khan, Sanjay Khan, Kunal Goswami, and Jackie Shroff.

Kishore Kumar sang 245 tunes filmed on Rajesh Khanna crosswise over 92 films, 202 for Jeetendra, 131 for Amitabh Bachan, and 119 for Dev Anand, that appears to be an unbeatable record for any vocalist and performing artist blend. Kishore Kumar wedded multiple times. After his separation to his first spouse Ruma Guha, he had a common wedding to performing artist Madhubala. Kishore Kumar changed over to Islam and supposedly changed his name to Karim Abdul in 1960. His folks declined to go to the service. The couple likewise had a Hindu function to satisfy Kishore Kumar’s folks, however, Madhubala was never really acknowledged as his better half. Kishore Kumar’s 3ird marriage was to Yogeeta Bali, and kept going till August 1978. Kishore Kumar was hitched to Leena Chandavarkar until his demise in October 1987.

Kishore Kumar has additionally sung in private collections in various dialects particularly in Bengali. Aside from Hindi, Kishore Kumar sang in numerous Indian dialects like Bengali,  Assamese, Marathi, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Kannada, Urdu, and Malayalam. Kishore Kumar, for Best Male Playback Singer, turned out to be the winner of eight Filmfare Awards. He is the record holder for winning the most Filmfare Awards.

In the year 1986, Kishore Kumar was likewise granted the “Lata Mangeshkar Award” by the Madhya Pradesh government. The Madhya Pradesh Government started an honor titled as the “Kishore Kumar Award” as a commitment to Hindi film in the year 1997. As of late, in 2012 Kishore Kumar’s unreleased last melodic song was sold at the Osian’s Cinefan Auction, New Delhi for 1.56 million.

In his memory, the legislature of Madhya Pradesh has set up a remembrance on the edges of Khandwa. It is available to attend by the public and has his statue in a lotus-formed structure. It likewise houses a small scale theater and exhibition hall committed to Kishore Kumar. Every year, On his introduction to the world and passing commemoration, was held, and numerous fans take part. The small scale theater additionally screens his movies nowadays.

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Kishore Kumar Education

Qualification: Graduate

School: Not known

College: Christian College, Indore

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Kishore Kumar Career

Profession: Playback Singer, Actor, Music Director, Lyricist, Writer, Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Debut TV Series/Movie: Shikari (1946)

Salary: Under review

Net Worth: USD ₹6.9 crores approx.

Family & Relatives

Father: Kunjalal Ganguly

Mother: Gouri Devi

Brother(s): Anoop Kumar, Ashok Kumar

Sister(s): Sati Rani Devi

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Leena Chandavarkar (m. 1980–1987)

Children: 2 Son

Son(s): Amit Kumar, Sumit Kumar

Daughter(s): None

Ex Girlfriends:

Yogeeta Bali {Ex-Wife}
Madhubala {Ex-Wife}
Ruma Guha Thakurta {Ex-Wife}

Kishore Kumar Favorites

Hobbies: Reading Novels, Driving, Playing Table Tennis

Favorite Actor: Ashok Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna

Favorite Actress: Madhubala

Favorite Singer: K. L. Saigal

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