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Kishore Kumar Biography | किशोर कुमार जीवनी – Old is Gold

Kishore Kumar (born Abhas Kumar Ganguly 4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987) was an Indian playback singer and actor. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most dynamic singers in the history of Indian music. He was one of the most popular singers in the Indian film industry, notable for his yodeling and ability to sing songs in different voices. Kumar used to sing in different genres but some of his rare compositions which were considered classics were lost in time. According to Ashok kumar, Kumar’s success came because his voice hit the microphone straight at its most sensitive point.

Apart from Hindi, he sang in many Indian languages including Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam, Odia, Urdu etc.He also released a few non-film albums in multiple languages especially in Bengali which are noted as all-time classics.


In 2012 Kumar’s unreleased last song sold for Rs 1,560,000 at the Osian’s Cinefan Auction in New Delhi. Kishore Kumar ki famous movie Half ticket (1962) ,Padosan (1968),Aasha (1957) ,Jhumroo (1961)The last hurrah in Kishore Kumar”s acting career was Chalti Ka Naam Zindagi (1982) a supposed sequel to the more famous Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi but the last time he made a hilarious impact with his performance was in the campy titled Badhti Ka Naam Daadi.

The story revolved around two men who try to lay claim to an estate by having the longest beard. The film featured Kishore Kumar and kn competing in a gag fest that was corny but so much fun. Kishore Kumar was a versatile actor and the undisputed king of romantic comedy.

He won 8 Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer and holds the record for winning the most Filmfare Awards in that category.He was awarded the Lata Mangeshkar Award by the Madhya Pradesh government in 1985–86 the Madhya Pradesh Government initiated an award called the “Kishore Kumar Award” for contributions to Hindi cinema.

In 2012 Kumar’s unreleased last song sold for Rs 1,560,000 at the Osian’s Cinefan Auction in New Delhi. Kishore Kumar ki famous movie Half ticket (1962) ,Padosan (1968), Aasha (1957), Jhumroo (1961). The last hurrah in Kishore Kumar”s acting career was Chalti Ka Naam Zindagi (1982) a supposed sequel to the more famous Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi but the last time he made a hilarious impact with his performance was in the campy titled Badhti Ka Naam Daadi.

The story revolved around two men who try to lay claim to an estate by having the longest beard. The film featured Kishore Kumar and kn competing in a gag fest that was corny but so much fun.Kishore Kumar was a versatile actor and the undisputed king of romantic comedy.

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