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Kishore Kumar Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 12, 2019

Short Biography

Kishore Kumar was born on 04-08-1929 in Khandwa in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. He was an Indian Singer, Playback Singer, Film Actor, Film Producer, Film Director, Lyricist, Composer, Screenwriter, Musician & Comedian who known for his work in Bollywood (Hindi) & Bengali industry.

Kishore Kumar Complete Bio & Career

He was born as Abhas Kumar Ganguly in a Bengali family. Abhas was interested in music from a young age though he did not have any formal training. He followed his brother Ashok to Bombay and changed his name to Kishore as he embarked on a professional career.
The soulful voice behind many of the hit Bollywood songs of yesteryears’ superstar Rajesh Khanna, playback singer Kishore Kumar was a unique and eccentric personality. A multifaceted personality, he was not just a playback singer, but also an actor, comedian, lyricist, composer, producer cum director. One of the most recognized and well loved male voices of Hindi cinema, Kishore Kumar was also a much emotionally unstable personality, a genius troubled by the weights of his own talents. Born as the youngest among the siblings into a wealthy Bengali family, Kishore’s venture into filmdom simply happened by chance. In fact, it is nothing but a quirk of fate that the man who would one day become the voice of India’s superstars did not even receive a basic training in music!
Considered to be one of the most successful male playback singers of Indian cinema , Kishore Kumar was a class apart. He sang not only in the Hindi language, but also in several other languages including Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya and Urdu. He was the proud recipient of eight Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer, the first of which he had won for the song ‘Roop Tera Mastana’ from the movie ‘Aradhana’ in 1969. 

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Kishore Kumar died on 13-10-1987 in Mumbai city in Maharashtra, India at the age of 58 by heart attack.

DEATHDAY 13 October,1987 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Kishore Kumar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Kunjlal Ganguly and Gouri Devi. He had 2 brothers named Ashook Kumar and Anup Kumar. He had a sister named Sati Devi. He was married to Ruma Guha Thakurta from 1950-1958. Together the couple had a son named Amit Kumar. He was then married to Madhubala from 1960 to 1969. He was then married to Yogeeta Bali from 1975 to 1978. He was then married to Leena Chndravarkar from 1980 till his death in 1987. Together the couple had a daugter named Sumit Kumar

Life's Important Dates Of Kishore Kumar

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Gouri Kunj, Kishore Kumar ganguly Marg, Juhu, Mumbai - 400049
School N/A
College Christian College, Indore
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Reading and Writing
Marital Status Married
Debut As an Actor - Shikari (1946)
As a Singer - Marne Ki Duwaein Kyun Mangu (1948)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White
Favorite Sport Hockey
Favorite Actress Madhubala
Favorite Actor Ashok Kumar , Rajesh Khanna
Favorite Singer K. L. Saigal

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Kishore Kumar

  • In the year 1997, the Madhya Pradesh Government initiated an award called the "Kishore Kumar Award" as a contribution to Hindi cinema.
  • Kumar was deeply inspired by singer K. L. Saigal and imitated his style of singing in some of his early films.
  • He sang 245 songs for Rajesh Khanna, 202 for Jeetendra, 119 for Dev Anand and 131 for Amitabh.
  • Sanjay Gandhi asked Kishore to sing for an Indian National Congress rally in Mumbai during the emergency (1975-77), but he refused. As a result, Information and broadcasting minister Vidya Charan Shukla put an unofficial ban on playing Kishore Kumar songs on state broadcasters All India Radio and Doordarshan from 1976 till the end of the emergency.
  • Even though Kishore Kumar was a highly talented personality, he was quite eccentric by nature. Many times he would get into personal conflicts with actors and stop singing for them.

Kishore Kumar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Kishore Kumar was 58 years 2 months & 9 days old age.