The Biography of Kishore Kumar

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The deep voice behind a considerable lot of the hit Bollywood tunes of yesteryears’ hotshot Rajesh Khanna, playback vocalist Kishore Kumar was a novel and flighty character. A multifaceted character, he was a playback vocalist, yet in addition an on-screen character, humorist, lyricist, author, maker cum chief. One of the most perceived and all around adored male voices of Hindi film, Kishore Kumar was likewise a much touchy character, a virtuoso grieved by the loads of his own abilities.

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Conceived as the most youthful among the kin into an affluent Bengali family, Kishore’s endeavor into filmdom basically occurred by some coincidence. Actually, it is only a peculiarity of destiny that the man who might one day become the voice of India’s geniuses didn’t get a fundamental preparing in music! He was only a little fellow when his senior sibling turned into an entertainer in Bollywood and the adolescent pursued his sibling to Bombay where his sibling helped him look for some kind of employment.

How might a little fellow with no preparation in acting or music face up to the difficulties of the brilliant universe of Bollywood? He need not have stressed. As destiny would have it, Kishore before long turned into the dear of the majority and still rules over their souls years after his passing.

Youth and Early Life

  • He was conceived as Abhas Kumar Ganguly in a Bengali family. He was the most youthful of four kin. His dad, Kunjalal Ganguly was a legal advisor and his mom Gouri Devi, also hailed from an affluent family.
  • Abhas’ oldest sibling, Ashok Kumar turned into a celebrated Bollywood entertainer while Abhas was as yet youthful. Later on his another sibling Anoop Kumar too joined Ashok. Abhas too wound up intrigued by film in the wake of watching his senior siblings. As a little youngster, he was a vigorous enthusiast of the vocalist entertainer K. L. Sahgal.
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Kishore Kumar’s ancestral home


  • Abhas was keen on music since early on however he didn’t have any proper preparing. He pursued his sibling Ashok to Bombay and changed his name to Kishore as he left on an expert profession.
  • He started his melodic vocation as a chorale vocalist at Bombay Talkies. To compensate for his absence of formal preparing, he working on singing for quite a long time and idealized a system called “warbling” which would before long become his trademark.
  • His sibling Ashok needed him to turn into an on-screen character like him and helped him get a few assignments. Kishore performed hesitantly however his sights were currently not on an acting vocation yet singing.
  • He started the 1950s by playing the legend in films like ‘Andolan’ (1951), ‘Naukri’ (1954) and ‘Musafir’ (1957). At first music chiefs like Salil Chowdhury were not ready to allow him to sing, however they altered their perspectives in the wake of hearing his sweet voice.
  • In 1958 he featured in the film ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’ which additionally had his two siblings in significant jobs. The female lead was played by the lovely entertainer Madhubala.
  • Music chief S.D. Burman once heard Kishore emulating the extraordinary vocalist K.L. Sahgal. Burman understood that the youngster was gifted in his own privilege and ought to build up his own one of a kind style as opposed to duplicating others’ styles.
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Kumar on a 2016 stamp of India
  • Kishore’s fortunes improved in the wake of being found by Burman. He got the chance to sing for some, films like ‘Guide’ (1965), ‘Gem Thief’ (1967), and ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970), of which numerous melodies turned out to be super hits.
  • The 1970s and 1980s were a profoundly beneficial time for the playback artist who to belt out numerous flawless melodies that turned into the top picks of a large number of Indians the world over. During this period he sang for well known on-screen characters like Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra, Dev Anand, Anil Kapoor and numerous others.
  • Alongside singing performances he additionally shaped hit two part harmony sets with the artists Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle. He additionally sang two part harmonies with Mohammed Rafi, another of the incredible voices of Hindi filmdom.
  • Despite the fact that Kishore Kumar was an exceptionally gifted character, he was very flighty commonly. Commonly he would get into individual clashes with entertainers and quit singing for them. He likewise had issues dealing with his accounts.

Significant Works

  • Viewed as one of the best male playback vocalists of Indian film , Kishore Kumar was a class separated. He sang in the Hindi language, yet additionally in a few different dialects including Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya and Urdu.

Grants and Achievements

  • He was the glad beneficiary of eight Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer, the first he had won for the melody ‘Roop Tera Mastana’ from the motion picture ‘Aradhana’ in 1969. The melody was picturised on Rajesh Khanna, partner the voice of the vocalist with the hotshot entertainer.

Individual Life and Legacy

  • His own life had consistently been turbulent. For an amazing duration, he wedded multiple times. His first spouse was Bengali artist and on-screen character Ruma Guha whom he wedded in 1950 and separated in 1958. The couple had one child.
  • His subsequent marriage was to on-screen character Madhubala with whom he had taken a shot at numerous movies. Their marriage finished with the on-screen character’s demise in 1969.
  • He got married for the third time with Yogeeta Bali in 1976. This marriage was excessively brief and finished in separation in 1978.
  • He wedded for the fourth time in 1980. His significant other Leena Chandavarkar stayed with him till his passing. The couple had one child.
  • He passed on of a cardiovascular failure on 13 October 1987, his sibling Ashok’s birthday.


  • This unconventional playback artist was a recluse—he had trees for companions, however was not near any individual.