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Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar was a popular Bollywood playback singer. He was also an actor, producer, composer, lyricist, director and screenwriter. He is often regarded as one of the most successful singers in Indian film industry. Kishore has sung in many languages apart from Hindi including – Marathi, Bengali and Urdu. He has won 8 Filmfare awards for Best Male Playback Singer category . He also holds of winning a maximum number of Filmfare awards in the category. Kishore Kumar was born in Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) to father Kunjalal Ganguly and mother Gouri Devi. Kishore has sung for many actors including Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. The singer married four times. His second wife was actor Madhubala. Director Anurag Basu is currently working on an official biopic based on the life of legendary singer which stars Ranbir Kapoor.


PLAYLIST: Best songs of Kishore Kumar

August 04, 2020 5:22 pm

In times when Hindi film music is struggling to get back to its glory, Kishore da’s soulful voice and versatility remind us of the golden days.

Kishore Kumar's letter to Satyajit Ray is the latest find in filmmaker's closet

May 06, 2020 12:03 pm

Apart from Kishore Kumar's letter, Satyajit Ray's son and filmmaker Sandip Ray unearthed unseen negatives from the sets of the auteur's films, and letters from stalwarts such as Akira Kurosawa and Richard Attenborough.

Rare reel of Kishore Kumar's banned Hindi film found after 60 years

February 05, 2020 10:31 pm

Kishore Kumar starrer Begunah, which released in 1957, got mired in controversy with Paramount Pictures America alleging it was a copy of their 1954 movie Knock on Wood.

Kishore Kumar 90th birth anniversary: Lesser-known facts about the legendary singer

August 05, 2019 10:21 am

On his 90th birth anniversary today, here are some of the lesser-known facts about the legendary singer who will continue to be celebrated for his melodious voice and timeless tracks.

The Kapil Sharma Show: A musical evening with Kishore Kumar's family

April 21, 2019 1:02 pm

Kishore Kumar's wife Leena Chandavarkar along with her sons Amit and Sumit Kumar will grace The Kapil Sharma Show today.

On Kishore Kumar's 89th birth anniversary, here's a throwback at some of his best songs

August 04, 2018 12:06 pm

On Kishore Kumar's 89th birth anniversary, here's remembering his divine voice through ten of his best songs.

Lata Mangeshkar on Kishore Kumar's birth anniversary: Kishore da is always missed

August 04, 2017 3:06 pm

On Kishore Kumar's 88th birth anniversary, the Indian nightingale and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar remembers him, saying, he was as good a person as a singer. She also shared with her fans her first playback with Kishore Kumar.

Civic authorities ask partial razing of Kishore Kumar's house

July 13, 2017 10:59 pm

The bungalow, "Gaurikunj", is located in Bombay Bazaar area of Khandwa, about 250 kms away from the state capital. Kishore Kumar and his actor brothers Ashok Kumar and Anoop Kumar had spent their formative years in the one-storey building.

Top 10 songs of Kishore Kumar: Kishore Kumar video songs from Ajnabee, Kudrat, Mere Jeevan Sathi, Kalakaar

July 04, 2017 12:11 pm

Kishore Kumar was a rare combination of various kinds of talents. He was Bollywood's playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter. Till date, he remains one of the most successful personalities of the Hindi film industry. Here are his most famous songs.

Meri Pyaari Bindu stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Parineeti Chopra, Mohd Rafi and Kishore Kumar. The stars open up

May 11, 2017 5:05 pm

Meri Pyaari Bindu: Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra's film is loaded with nostalgia, Kishore Kumar and Mhd Rafi are also part of the star cast.


Kishore Kumar: A pictorial tribute to the legendary artiste on his 91st birth anniversary

August 04, 2020 3:10 pm

Throughout his decades-long career, Kishore Kumar wore many hats -- of a singer, director, actor, producer, screenwriter. He sang in multiple languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Marathi, Assamese, Malayalam, Gujarati among more. On his 91st birth anniversary, take a look at some of his unseen images.

Kishore Kumar's 90th birth anniversary: Rare photos of the legendary singer-actor

August 05, 2019 7:55 am

Kishore Kumar was one of a kind due to his sheer versatility. On his birth anniversary, let's take a look at some rare pictures of the legendary singer-actor.