Kishore Kumar


Artist Birtday : 04/08/1929 (Age 58)
Born In : Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh
Occupation(s) : Lyricist, Composer, Producer, Director, Screenwriter and Scriptwriter.
Genres : Classical, Melody, Folk, Pop, G

Kishor Kumar is the most famous Indian Playback Singer, and Screenwriter. He was born on 4 August 1929 in Bengali Brahmin Family in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India as Abhas Kumar Ganguly. He is the son of Kunjalal Ganguly and Gauri Devi. His 2 Brothers are Ashok Kumar (actor), Anoop Kumar (actor) and his sister are Sati Devi. 

Kishor was married to his first wife  Ruma Guha Thakurta (Bengali actress & Singer) from 1950 to 1958 and his second wife is Madhubala (Bollywood actress) from 1960 to 1969 and his third wife is Yogeeta Bali (Bollywood actress) from 1975 to 1978 and his fourth wife is Leena Chandavarkar (Bollywood actress) in 1980 and her death in 1987. Kishor has 2 sons Amit Kumar (Singer, with Ruma Guha Thakurta), Sumit Kumar (Singer, with Leena Chandavarkar).

Kishor’s favorite actor is Danny Kaye (Hollywood actor), Ashok Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, his favorite actress is Madhubala, his favorite singer is K.L. Saigal, his favorite musician is S.D. Burman and R.D. Burman and his favorite director are Alfred Hitchcock.

Kishor won 8 Filmfare awards for a best male playback singer. He was awarded by Lata Mangeskar Award by the Madhya Pradesh Government in 1985 and the Madhya Pradesh Government initiated an award called the “Kishore Kumar Award” for contributions to Hindi cinema in 1997.


Kishore Kumar