Kishore Kumar Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Kishore Kumar Quick Info
Height5 ft 8½ in
Weight79 kg
Date of BirthAugust 4, 1929
Date of DeathOctober 13, 1987
Zodiac SignLeo

Kishore Kumar was a well-distinguished and legendary Indian playback singer, actor, music director, lyricist, writer, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for the release of his greatest hit tracks Pal Pal Dil Ke PassKuch Toh Log KahengeMere Sapno Ki RaniHamein Tumse Pyar Kitna, and Mere Samne Wali Khidki. Besides that, he was also notably known for his appearance in more than 88 Hindi films including New Delhi (1956), Aasha (1957), Chalti Ka Naam Gadi (1958), Half Ticket (1962), and Padosan (1968).

Born Name

Abhas Kumar Ganguly

Nick Name

Kishore Da

Kishore Kumar as seen in a still taken from his film Bhagam Bhag in 1956
Kishore Kumar as seen in a still taken from his film Bhagam Bhag in 1956 (Wikimedia)

Age

Kishore was born on August 4, 1929.

Died

He died on October 13, 1987, at the age of 58, due to cardiac arrest in Bombay, Maharashtra.

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Khandwa, Central Provinces, British India (Now Known As Madhya Pradesh, India)

Nationality

Indian

Education

Kishore studied at the Christian College in Indore.

Occupation

Actor, Playback Singer, Music Director, Lyricist, Writer, Director, Producer, Screenwriter

Family

  • Father – Kunjalal Ganguly (Lawyer)
  • Mother – Gouri Devi (Homemaker)
  • Siblings – Kumudlal Ganguly (Older Brother) (Actor), Sati Devi (Older Sister), Kalyan Kumar Ganguly (Older Brother) (Actor)

Genre

Peppy, Romantic, Classical

Instruments

Vocals

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 8½ in or 174 cm

Weight

79 kg or 174 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Kishore was linked with these women –

  1. Ruma Guha Thakurta (1950-1958) – They had a son named, Amit Kumar.
  2. Madhubala (1960-1969)
  3. Yogeeta Bali (1976-1978)
  4. Leena Chandavarkar (1980-1987) – They had a son named, Sumit Kumar. Leena was Kishore’s 4th wife.
Kishore Kumar as seen in a picture with his wife Ruma Guha Thakurta and son Amit Kumar taken between 1953 to 1954
Kishore Kumar as seen in a picture with his wife Ruma Guha Thakurta and son Amit Kumar taken between 1953 to 1954 (Debdeywiki / Wikimedia)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

He was of Bengali descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Thin mustache
  • Curly hair
  • Oval face shape
Kishore Kumar as seen in a picture taken of a cutout from a magazine dating back to May 13, 1955
Kishore Kumar as seen in a picture taken of a cutout from a magazine dating back to May 13, 1955 (Kishore Kumar / Instagram)

Religion

Hinduism

Kishore Kumar Favorite Things

  • Songs – Aadmi Jo Kehta Hai, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Aane Wala Pal, Aa Chal Ke Tujhe

SourceIndiaToday

Kishore Kumar as seen in a picture taken during his younger days
Kishore Kumar as seen in a picture taken during his younger days (Kishore Kumar / Instagram)

Kishore Kumar Facts

  1. He was raised in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh where his father once worked as the personal lawyer to Khandawa’s “Kamavisadar Gokhale” family.
  2. It was his older brother Ashok who helped Kishore step into the film industry.
  3. Prior to joining the Bombay Talkies as a Chorus singer, he changed his name from “Abhas Kumar” to “Kishore Kumar”.
  4. At the start of his career, Kishore did not take to acting as much as he loved to sing. However, his older brother to follow in his footsteps.
  5. From 1946 to 1955, Kishore delivered 16 flop films of the 22 that he starred in due to his lack of interest. However, after liking his part in the film Ladki (1953), Naukari (1954) and a few others he started to take an interest which, resulted in a huge success.
  6. He cited singer K. L. Saigal to be his inspiration. He also found a deep interest in the work of poet and musician Rabindranath Tagore as well as the American actor and singer Danny Kaye.
  7. Throughout his career, Kishore had sung more than 126 songs.
  8. Kishore passed away on the day of his eldest brother Ashok’s 76th birthday.
  9. After his marriage in 1960, Kishore reportedly changed his name to Karim Abdul and also converted to Islam.
  10. Kishore would follow “no money, no work” kind of rule and was said to be paranoid about not being paid.
  11. He once had a sign outside his flat on Warden Road that read “Beware of Kishore.”
  12. Kishore once stated in an interview with Pritish Nandy that he did not have any friends and preferred talking to trees instead.

Featured Image By Kishore Kumar / Instagram

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