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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.


Mohd Rafi's son addresses rumoured rivalry between his father and Kishore Kumar, recalls memorable evening in London

December 25, 2021 11:22 am

For years, Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar were projected as the arch-rivals. But Rafi's son Shahid Rafi called all these rumours baseless.

Kishore Kumar was to play Rajesh Khanna's role in Anand, went bald to spite Hrishikesh Mukherjee: Gulzar

October 20, 2021 8:32 am

Gulzar's new book reveals how 'mad genius' Kishore Kumar went 'completely bald' to avoid playing the lead in Anand and troubled hapless producers by disappearing through a secret staircase behind his cupboard.

When critically ill SD Burman refused to go to the hospital as Kishore Kumar was to record Mili song 'Badi Sooni Sooni Hai'

October 02, 2021 9:20 am

On SD Burman's 115th birth anniversary, here's a throwback to Kishore Kumar's old interview, where he recalled how SD Burman collapsed soon after they rehearsed 'Badi Sooni Sooni Hai'.

Fans demand conversion of Kishore Kumar's ancestral house into national heritage

August 04, 2021 9:40 pm

On Kishore Kumar's 92nd birth anniversary, a large number of fans turned up at the singer's samadhi memorial to pay their respects.

Kishore Kumar refused to accept fees from Satyajit Ray, loaned him Rs 5000 during Pather Panchali

August 05, 2021 8:25 am

Kishore Kumar continues to live on even 34 years after his death, in ageless songs and stories about him, that are cherished even today.

Shoaib Akhtar sings Kishore Kumar songs in old video, fans say 'what talent'

June 19, 2021 9:42 am

Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar is a Kishore Kumar fan and his old videos are a proof that he loves to croon his songs whenever he gets an opportunity.

Amit Kumar says he didn't enjoy Indian Idol 12 Kishore Kumar special: 'I wanted to stop the episode'

May 12, 2021 10:17 am

Just like the Indian Idol viewers who complained about the Kishore Kumar tribute episode, the singer's son Amit Kumar said he didn't enjoy the show and wanted to stop it midway.

Domestic help held for theft at Kishore Kumar's bungalow

March 19, 2021 11:57 pm

At 4 am on March 16, Yadav allegedly decamped with valuables from the Kumar bungalow located on Kishore Kumar Ganguly road. When the family members found out about the theft, they approached the local police.

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.


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.