Kishore Kumar

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Kishore Kumar

Kishore Da

Real Name:
Abhas Kumar Ganguly

Actor, Singer


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Kishore Kumar is an Indian playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, director, and screenwriter. Kishore Kumar is born on 8 August 1929 at Khandwa city of Central Provinces (now in Madhya Pradesh) in British India and his real age is 91 years
8 months

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Kishore Kumar Biography

Article Type: Biography
Category: Actor, Singer

NameKishore Kumar
Real NameAbhas Kumar Ganguly
Pet / Nick NameKishore Da
ProfessionPlayback Singer, Actor, Composer, Lyricist, Director, Producer, and Screenwriter
OriginKhandwa, Central Provinces (Now Madhya Pradesh), British India

Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign

Kishore Kumar Age (Current) 93 years, 1 month, 25 days
Date Of Birth (DOB)08/08/1929 (M/D/Y) (M/D/Y)
BirthplaceKhandwa, Central Provinces (Now Madhya Pradesh), British India
Zodiac SignLEO
Star Sign (Nakshatra)Not Sure

Death Details

Alive Or DeadDead
Date Of Death (DOD) (M/D/Y)
After Death TimelineNot Applicable


93 years, 1 month, 25 days, 10 hours, 2 minutes, 22 seconds.
34023 Total days.
- On October 2, 2022


Relationship Status: Not Known
Marital Status: Not Sure

Girlfriend/Boyfriend(s) :

Not Officially announced Yet

Spouse (Wife or Husban:

No Update

Kids: Don’t Know

Father: Yet To Update
Mother: Yet To Update
Sister(s): Not Known
Brother(s): Not Known

Father, Mother, Family Details

FatherKunjalal Ganguly
MotherGouri Devi
No. Of. Brothers2
No. Of. Sisters0
Brother(s)Ashok Kumar (Actor), Anoop Kumar (Actor)
Sister(s)Sati Devi

Family Photos and Details

Kishore Kumar With His Family

Father – Kunjalal Ganguly (Gangopadhyay), Lawyer

Mother – Gouri Devi

Brothers – Ashok Kumar (Actor), Anoop Kumar (Actor)

Sister – Sati Devi

First Wife – Ruma Guha Thakurta aka Ruma Ghosh ( 1950 to 1958)

Kishore Kumar With Ruma Guha Thakurta

Second Wife – Madhubala ( 1960 – Until Madhubala Death )

Kishore Kumar With His Second Wife, Madhubala

Third Wife – Yogeeta Bali (1975 to 1978)

Kishore Kumar With His Third Wife, Yogeeta Bali

Fourth Wife – Leena Chandavarkar ( 1980 – 1987 )

Kishore Kumar With His Wife Leena Chandavarkar And Sons Amit And Sumit

Relationship, Affair, Wife-Husband, Girlfriends-Boyfriends

Kishore Kumar Relationship StatusCommitted
Interested InNot Known
Marital StatusMarried Thrice
Marital TypeNot Sure
SpouseWife – Ruma Guha Thakurta (1950-1958) ; Madhubala (1960-1969) ; Yogeeta Bali (1975-1978) ; Leena Chandavarkar (1980-1987; his death)


  • Ruma Guha Thakurta (Bengali Actress & Singer)
  • Madhubala (Bollywood Actress)
  • Yogeeta Bali (Bollywood Actress)
  • Leena Chandavarkar (Bollywood Actress)

Wedding Details

Kishore Kumar’s Wedding Date
Together Timeline– Not Applicable
Divorce Date
Separated Timeline– Not Applicable

Son-Daughter, Children Details

No.Of. Male Kids2
No.Of. Female Kids0

Kids Details

Sons – Amit Kumar, Singer (with Ruma Guha Thakurta), Sumit Kumar, Singer (with Leena Chandavarkar)

Daughter – None

Caste, Religion, Community, Mother Tongue, Languages Known

Kishore Kumar’s CasteFather – Not Known
Mother – Same As Fathers
CommunityNot Known
Mother TongueNot Revealed Yet
Languages KnownEnglish, Hindi

Address, Native, Hometown, Current City

Native / OriginKhandwa, Central Provinces (Now Madhya Pradesh), British India
Home TownKhandwa, Central Provinces (Now Madhya Pradesh), British India
Kishore Kumar’s Current CityMumbai
AddressGouri Kunj, Kishore Kumar Ganguly Marg, Juhu, Mumbai – 400049

Education, Qualification

SchoolNot Known
CollegeChristian College, Indore
Kishore Kumar’s QualificationGraduate
Other Education NotesNot Known

Personal Details:

DOB (m/d/y):
August 8, 1929
Khandwa, Central Provinces (Now Madhya Pradesh), British India
Khandwa, Central Provinces (Now Madhya Pradesh), British India
Mother Tongue:
Not Revealed Yet
Languages Known:
English, Hindi
Birth Star:
Star Unknown
Not Known
No Hobbies Revealed Yet


Gouri Kunj, Kishore Kumar Ganguly Marg, Juhu, Mumbai - 400049

Educational Details:

Under Graduate
School: Not Known
College: Christian College, Indore

Physical Traits & Appearance:

Kishore Kumar Height In Feet:
Body Measurements:

Not Known

Body Type:
Skin Tone:
Very Fair
Hair Color:
Dark Brown
Eye Color:

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Personality, Physical Appearance

Body, Height, Weight

Body TypeSlim
Body MeasurementsNot Known
Zero SizeN/A

Face Properties

Face ShapeOval
Eye ColourBlack Eyes
Nose TypeSharp
Hair ColourBlack
Hair LengthMedium Length
Dimple StatusNo
BeardClean Shaved


CharacterGood Human
PositiveHonesty, Kind
NegativeNot Known


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Not Filled Yet (Approx.)
Does Smoke?
Not Sure
Drinks Alcohol?
Not Known

Yet To Update


Life Style

Does Kishore Kumar, Consume Alcohol?Not Sure Yet
Does Kishore Kumar, Smoke Cigarettes?No
Will Drive?Yes
Is Kishore Kumar, Swims?Yes
Is Kishore Kumar, Yoga Practitioner?No
Does Gym?No
Is Kishore Kumar, a Jogger?No
Eating Habit?Non-Vegetarian

Hobbies, Interests

Kishore Kumar’s HobbiesInternet Surfing
MusicHouse music, Instrumental – Indian, Instrumental – Western
  • His father, Kunjalal Ganguly was invited by Kamavisadar Gokhale family of Khandwa to be their personal lawyer.
  • His brother, Ashok Kumar had already become an established actor while Kishore was a child. Later his brother, Anoop too came into acting with the help of his brother Ashok.
Kishore Kumar With His Brother Ashok Kumar And Anoop Kumar
  • Spending time with his brothers, he developed an interest in films and music.
  • He was a big fan of K. L. Saigal and imitated his singing style. He once in an interview, said that he considered K. L. Saigal as his ‘Guru (mentor).’
  • After his singing debut in the film “Ziddi,” Kishore was offered many songs, but he was not serious about his singing career at that time.
  • Kishore settled in Mumbai in 1949 along with his brothers. The same year he bought a green coloured Morris Minor car, which he buried in the backyard of his house in 1961; after getting divorced with his first wife, Ruma Guha Thakurta.
Kishore Kumar in the Backyard of His House
  • Ashok Kumar wanted Kishore to be an actor, but Kishore was interested in singing.
  • The legendary music director S. D. Burman is credited for recognising Kishore’s Talent. One day when he visited Ashok Kumar’s house, he heard Kishore imitating K. L. Saigal. Burman, not only complimented Kishore for his good voice but even suggested him that Kishore should not copy Saigal but develope his own style of singing.
Kishore Kumar With S. D. Burman
  • The music director of the film Naukri (1954), Salil Chowdhary, was contemptuous of Kishore Kumar because he had not recieved any formal training in singing. But after hearing Kishore’s voice, he gave him to sing the song Chota Sa Ghar Hoga, which was supposed to be sung by Hemant Kumar.
  • Chalti Ka Nam Gaadi was a Kishore’s home production, in which he along with his two brothers Ashok and Anoop and Madhubala were in lead roles.

  • Salil Chowdhary (music director) had a duet in mind for the song Aake Seedhi Lagi Dil Pe from the film Half-Ticket, with Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar in mind. However, due to unavailability of Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar had to sing both male and female parts of the song. The song featured Pran and Kishore Kumar, who was dressed as a woman.
  • In 1964 film, Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein, he along with his son Amit Kumar played the role of father and son in the movie.
  • His songs Kora Kagaj Tha Ye Man Mera, Mere Sapno Ki Rani and Roop Tera Mastana established Kishore as a leading Bollywood playback singer.
  • He is considered as the most versatile singer of Bollywood as he used to mould his voice according to actors on the screen.
  • Once, in an interview, Kishore Kumar revealed that the song, Badi Sooni Sooni Hai, from the film Mili (1975) is his favourite song. It is also the last song composed by S. D. Burman.
  • D. Burman often made Kishore Kumar sing semi-classical songs like, Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon from Mehbooba and Hume Tumse Pyar Kitna from Kudrat.
  • When Kishore proposed Madhubala, she was suffering from Ventricular Septal Defect (hole in the heart), and she was preparing to go to London for treatment.
  • To marry Madhubala, Kishore converted to Islam and reportedly changed his name to Karim Abdul. Kishore Kumar’s parents opposed their marriage and never accepted Madhubala as Kishore’s wife. Due to the tensions in his household, Madhubala left moved to her bungalow in Bandra after one month of their marriage.
  • The 1971 film, Anand, was initially offered to Kishore Kumar and Mehmood. The reason was that Hrishikesh Mukherjee was shooed away by his watchman. In reality, Kishore Kumar had told his watchman to shoo away that Bengali organiser, who did not pay Kishore for his stage show. Unfortunately, watchman shooed Hrishikesh away.
  • Kishore was paranoiac about not being paid. He only used to work after he had been paid fully. At one such event, he came to know that he had not been fully paid. So, he visited the set wearing makeup only on one side of the face. When the director asked him about his behaviour, he replied, Aadha Paisa To Aadha Makeup (half makeup for half payment).
  • Once when R. C. Talwar did not pay him his dues, he arrived at his residence shouting, Hey Talwar, De De Mere Aath Hazaar (Hey Talwar, give me my eight thousand)” until he gave him his money back.
  • To pay his tax arrears, he used to do live shows.
  • Despite his No Money, No work principle, sometimes he recorded songs for free even though producers were willing to pay him more. On one such occasion, he helped Bipin Gupta (actor-turned-producer) by giving him Rs. 20,000 for the film Dal Mein Kaala (1964).
  • He endorsed Brylcreem and also was the user of it.

  • In his living room, he had placed skulls and bones in red lights and sounds backing them, to drive away unwanted visitors. He never enjoyed media attention too and had his own way to stay away from the limelight
  • Kishore had placed a signboard at the door that said, Beware Of Kishore. He once bit H S Rawail’s hand, when he asked Kishore as to why he did so, Kishor pointed at the sign.
  • Reportedly, once G. P. Sippy (director-producer) visited Kishore’s bungalow and saw him going out on his car. When Sippy asked Kishore to stop his car, he increased his car’s speed. Sippy chased him until Kishore stopped his vehicle in Madh Island. When sippy asked him about his behaviour, he told him that he didn’t know him and threatened to call the police. The next day Sippy met Kishore, he asked Kishore about his abnormal behaviour, Kishore replied that sippy might have been dreaming as he was in Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) on the previous day.
  • Kishore loved to play tennis.
Kishore Kumar Playing Table Tennis
  • Once a journalist interviewed him and asked him about his friends. He took the journalist to his garden and started introducing the trees to her by the names, Janardhan; Raghunandan; Gangadhar; Jagannath; Buddhuram; Jhatpatajhatpatpat. He said, “they were my closest friends in this cruel world.
  • He holds the record for winning the maximum Filmfare Award for the Best Playback Singer (8 awards), so far.
  • He was a habitual reader of Novels.
Kishore Kumar Reading
  • Ashok Kumar died on his brother Ashok’s 76th birthday anniversary.
  • His last song was Guru Guru, a duet with Asha Bhosle, from the film Waqt Ki Awaz (1988). It was recorded a day before his death.
  • He gave his last interview to Lata Mangeshkar.
  • On 4 August 2014, Search Engine Google showed a special doodle on its Indian homepage, for his 85th birthday.
Kishore Kumar’s Google Doodle
  • From Kumar Sanu, Arijit Singh, Armaan Malik to the budding singers of the present day India, idolise Kishore Kumar, one way or the other.
  • Amongst the cricketer, Sanjay Manjrekar, Sachin Tendulkar, Shoaib Akhtar, etc. are the big fans of Kishore Kumar’s songs. His evergreen numbers are the part of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar’s Routine.
  • In 2017, Khandwa collector, Abhishek Singh, stayed the demolition of Ganguly house in Khandwa (ancestral home of Kishore Kumar and his siblings). Abhishek said, A lot of sentiments of music lovers and locals are attached with this house, so I have stayed the demolition. Earlier, a notice announcing the demolition had been pasted at the two-storey house by the Khandwa Municipal Commissioner. The notice read-“the house is in dilapidated condition and can fall down anytime, causing harm to people. It is not fit for habitation and should be vacated within 24 hours.
Kishore Kumar’s Ancestral Home In Khandwa

Gossips, Controversies

In the mid-1980s, he built up a sharp connection with Amitabh Bachchan when the on-screen character turned down the idea of showing up in Kishore Kumar’s generation adventure “Mamta Ki Chhaon Mein.” The vocalist was so steamed at Amitabh’s motion that he chose to quit singing for him. In any case, the two made harmony after Kishore sang Aaya Toofan in Amitabh’s film ‘Toofan’, a couple of years after the fact.

Kishore Kumar With Amitabh Bachchan

He likewise quit singing for Mithun Chakraborty after his third spouse Yogeeta Bali separated from him to wed Mithun. Nonetheless, he couldn’t abstain from singing for Mithun for long and loaned his voice for Mithun’s film Surakkhsha (1979) and later on for a few of his hit movies  Disco Dancer, Faraib (1983) and Waqt Ki Awaz (1988).

During the Indian Emergency (1975-1977), when Sanjay Gandhi moved toward him to sing for an Indian National Congress (INC) rally in Mumbai, Kishore Kumar rejected the offer. Thus, the then Congress Government put an informal prohibition on playing Kishore Kumar’s tunes on State Broadcasters Doordarshan and All India Radio from 4 May 1976 till the finish of Emergency.

During the 1960s, he developed reputation for arriving behind schedule for the shootings or bunking them. As his movies tumbled much of the time, Kishore Kumar arrived stuck in an unfortunate situation.

Net Worth, Earnings, Salary and Assets

Kishore Kumar’s Salary35000 INRs/song (as in 1960-1970)
Net Worth$1 million (as in 1980)

Movable and Immovable Assets

Not Known

Favourites and Preferences

Favourite ActorDanny Kaye (Hollywood actor), Ashok Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna
Favourite ActressesMadhubala
Favourite Film(s)Not Known
Favourite Director(s)Not Known
Favourite FoodNon vegetarian
Favourite DrinkNot Known
Favourite FruitNot Known
Preferred OutfitNot Known
Preferred PerfumeNot Known
Favourite Destination(s)Not Known
Kishore Kumar’s Favourite ColourBlue, Yellow
Favourite MusicianS. D. Burman, R. D. Burman
Favourite Singer(s)K. L. Saigal
Favourite Song(s)Not Known
Favourite Sport(s)Not Known


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As A Singer

After visiting Bombay (now Mumbai), Abhas Kumar changed his name to Kishore Kumar and began his career as a chorus singer at Bombay Talkies, where his brother Ashok worked. Music director, Khemchand Prakash gave Kishore a chance to sing Marne Ki Duayen Kyon Mangu from the film Ziddi (1948).

As An Actor

Kishore Kumar made his acting debut with the film Shikari (1946) alongside his brother Ashok, who played the lead role in the movie.

He played the lead role in the film Andolan (1951).

As A Producer/Director/Writer/Screenplay/ Music Director

Kishore Kumar has written and produced 14 films, out of which, many were not released. Jhumroo (1961) was his debut film as a producer and as a music director.

Hum Do Daku (1967) was his directorial debut.

Some of his notable works as a composer includes Koi Ham Dam Na Raha, Aa Chal Ke Tujhe,  and Beqarar Dil Tu Gaye Ja.

Honors, Awards

Filmfare Awards

  • Best Playback Singer for the song Roop Tera Mastana from the film Aradhana in 1970.
Kishore Kumar Holding His Filmfare Award Alongside Lata Mangeshkar, And S. D. Burman
  • Best Playback Singer for the song Dil Aisa Kisi Ne Mera from the film Amanush in 1976
  • Best Playback Singer for the song Khaike Paan Banaras Wala from the movie Don in 1979
  • Best Playback Singer for the song Hazaar Raahen Mudke Dekheen from the film Thodisi Bewafaii in 1981
  • Best Playback Singer for the song Pag Ghungroo Baandh from the movie Namak Halaal in 1983
  • Best Playback Singer for the song Agar Tum Na Hote from the film Agar Tum Na Hote in 1984
  • Best Playback Singer for the song Manzilein Apni Jagah Hain from the movie Sharaabi in 1985
  • Best Playback Singer for the song Saagar Kinaare from the film Saagar in 1986





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