Kishore Kumar

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Kishore Kumar

Birth Date: 04 Aug, 1929, Age (58)

Occupation : Actor, Director, Producer, Lyricist, Composer

Filmfare Awards : 8

Place of Birth : Madhya Pradesh

Date of Death : 13 Oct, 1987

Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar was an Indian playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter.He is considered as one of the most popular singers of Hindi film industry and from soft numbers to peppy tracks to romantic moods, Kumar sang in different genres.

Apart from Hindi, he sang in many Indian languages including Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam and Urdu. He has also sung in private albums in several languages especially in Bengali. He won 8 Film fare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer and holds the record for winning the most Filmfare Awards in that category.[5] He was awarded the "Lata Mangeshkar Award" by the Madhya Pradesh government in the year 1985-86. In the year 1997, the Madhya Pradesh Government initiated an award called the "Kishore Kumar Award" as a contribution to Hindi cinema.

The commercially successful films of Kishore Kumar included Ladki (1953), Naukari (1954), Baap Re Baap (1955), Paisa Hi Paisa (1956), New Delhi (1957), Naya Andaz (1956), Bhagam Bhaag, Bhai Bhai (1958), Aasha (1957), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Dilli Ka Thug, Jaalsaaz, Bombay Ka Chor, Chacha Zindabad, Manmauji, Jhumroo, Half Ticket (1962), Mr. X in Bombay, Shreeman Funtoosh, Ek Raaz, Ganga Ki Lahren, Hum Sab Ustaad Hai (1965), Haal E Dil, Pyaar Kiye Jaa and Padosan (1968). As an actor, his best period was between 1954 and 1966. His onscreen pairing with actresses Mala Sinha, Vyjanthimala, Nutan, Madhubala and Kumkum gave the biggest hits in his career.Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958).

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