|Kishore Kumar Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8½ in|
|Date of Birth||August 4, 1929|
|Date of Death||October 13, 1987|
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 Pass, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, Mere Sapno Ki Rani, Hamein 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).
Abhas Kumar Ganguly
Kishore was born on August 4, 1929.
He died on October 13, 1987, at the age of 58, due to cardiac arrest in Bombay, Maharashtra.
Khandwa, Central Provinces, British India (Now Known As Madhya Pradesh, India)
Kishore studied at the Christian College in Indore.
Actor, Playback Singer, Music Director, Lyricist, Writer, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
- Father – Kunjalal Ganguly (Lawyer)
- Mother – Gouri Devi (Homemaker)
- Siblings – Kumudlal Ganguly (Older Brother) (Actor), Sati Devi (Older Sister), Kalyan Kumar Ganguly (Older Brother) (Actor)
Peppy, Romantic, Classical
5 ft 8½ in or 174 cm
79 kg or 174 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Kishore was linked with these women –
- Ruma Guha Thakurta (1950-1958) – They had a son named, Amit Kumar.
- Madhubala (1960-1969)
- Yogeeta Bali (1976-1978)
- Leena Chandavarkar (1980-1987) – They had a son named, Sumit Kumar. Leena was Kishore’s 4th wife.
Race / Ethnicity
He was of Bengali descent.
- Thin mustache
- Curly hair
- Oval face shape
Kishore Kumar Favorite Things
- Songs – Aadmi Jo Kehta Hai, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Aane Wala Pal, Aa Chal Ke Tujhe
Source – IndiaToday
Kishore Kumar Facts
- He was raised in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh where his father once worked as the personal lawyer to Khandawa’s “Kamavisadar Gokhale” family.
- It was his older brother Ashok who helped Kishore step into the film industry.
- Prior to joining the Bombay Talkies as a Chorus singer, he changed his name from “Abhas Kumar” to “Kishore Kumar”.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Throughout his career, Kishore had sung more than 126 songs.
- Kishore passed away on the day of his eldest brother Ashok’s 76th birthday.
- After his marriage in 1960, Kishore reportedly changed his name to Karim Abdul and also converted to Islam.
- Kishore would follow “no money, no work” kind of rule and was said to be paranoid about not being paid.
- He once had a sign outside his flat on Warden Road that read “Beware of Kishore.”
- Kishore once stated in an interview with Pritish Nandy that he did not have any friends and preferred talking to trees instead.
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