Kishore Kumar Songs List-Lyrics-Biography-Awards

Kishore Kumar Songs List with their Lyrics. In this post, you will get all the Best and Hit songs of Kishore Kumar. This post also gives you information about Kishore Kumar (Biography) and his family.

Kishore Kumar was the greatest Indian playback singer and actor. He was one of the most popular and dynamic singers in the history of Indian music. He was a multi-talented person who worked as a singer, music director, songwriter, actor, film producer, director, and screenwriter in the Indian film industry.

Kishore Kumar recorded numerous chart-topping songs and is known for his unique style of singing (yodeling) and ability to sing in different voices. He sang in many Indian languages that include Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam, Urdu, etc.


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Kishore Kumar Biography


NameAbhas Kumar Ganguly
ProfessionPlayback singer, actor, music director, composer, lyricist, film producer, film director & screenwriter
Years Active1946-1987
Birth Date4 August 1929
Died13 October 1987 (Aged 58)
Birth PlaceKhandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India
Father NameKunjalal Ganguly (Lawyer)
Mother NameGouri Devi (Home-maker)
Spouse/Wife NameRuma Ghosh (Married in 1950 – Divorced in 1958)
Madhubala (Married in 1960 – Died in 1969)
Yogeeta Bali (Married in 1976 – Divorced in 1978)
Leena Chandavarkar (Married in 1980)
Kids/Children NameAmit Kumar, Sumit Kumar
Sister NameSati Devi
Brothers NameAshok Kumar (Kumudlal Ganguly) & Anoop Kumar (Kalyan Kumar Ganguly)


First-person from Kishore Kumar’s family who became a star in Hindi films is Ashok Kumar. Since then their family frequently visiting Bombay. At that time Abhas Kumar changed his name to Kishore Kumar and started his career in Bombay Talkies as a Chorus Singer.

Kishore Kumar first appeared on-screen in the Hindi film Shikari (1946) in which Ashok Kumar played the lead role.

Khemchand Prakash who was the music director in Hindi films gave Kishore Kumar the first chance to sing. Kishore Kumar’s first Hindi song was ‘Marne Ki Duayen Kyon Mangu‘ for the film Ziddi (1948). After this, he received many offers from the Hindi film industry.

Kishore Kumar’s big brother Ashok Kumar wanted him to become an actor. During 1946-1955 Kishore Kumar appeared in around 22 films and many of the films flopped as a result, his interest in acting dropped. Later after the success of a few films, he developed an interest in acting and become successful as a Lead Actor.

Kishore Kumar had great respect for the poets, singers, and musicians and have their influence. Some of them are Singer K. L. Saigal, Poet Rabindranath Tagore, Hollywood Singer Danny Kaye, and Singer Ahmed Rushdi.

Kishore Kumar then came up with a yodeling style of singing (inspired by Jimmie Rodgers and Tex Morton) in his songs that become an essential part of his singing. Yodeling used in songs ‘Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara, Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana, And Chala Jata Hoon’ became massive hits.

After this, he never looked back and sang thousands of songs in various regional languages of India.

Music director S. D. Burman spotted Kumar’s talent for singing and provided him the training and encouraged Kumar a lot which resulted in having a great singer in the film industry.

As a singer, Kumar’s worked with many music directors that includes Khemchand Prakash, S. D. Burman, C. Ramchandra, Shankar Jaikishan, Ravi Shankar Sharma, Chitragupta, R. D. Burman, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Kalayanji Anandji, Rajesh Roshan, Shyamal Mitra, Khayyam, Bappi Lahiri, etc.

In his career, he also worked with Bollywood’s popular playback singers such as Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Alisha Chinai, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, etc.

Kishore Kumar sang most of the songs for Rajesh Khanna (245 songs) in his career which is an unbeaten record for a singer-actor combination.

Best Films of Kishore Kumar (As An Actor)

  • Ladki (1953)
  • Naukari (1954)
  • Baap Re Baap (1955)
  • Paisa Hi Paisa (1956)
  • New Delhi (1956)
  • Naya Andaz (1956)
  • Bhagam Bhaag (1956)
  • Bhai Bhai (1956)
  • Aasha (1957)
  • Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)
  • Dilli Ka Thug (1958)
  • Jaalsaaz (1959)
  • Bombay Ka Chor (1962)
  • Chacha Zindabad (1959)
  • Man-Mauji (1962)
  • Jhumroo (1961)
  • Half Ticket (1962)
  • Mr. X in Bombay (1964)
  • Shreeman Funtoosh (1965)
  • Ek Raaz (1963)
  • Ganga Ki Lahren (1964)
  • Hum Sab Ustaad Hai (1965)
  • Haal E Dil Pyar Kiye Jaa (1966)
  • Padosan (1968)

Awards & Honors

  • 8 Filmfare Awards for the Best Male Playback Singer
    • 1970 – Roop Tera Mastana – Aradhana (1969)
    • 1976 – Dil Aisa Kisi Ne Mera – Amanush (1975)
    • 1979 – Khaike Paan Banaras Wala – Don (1978)
    • 1981 – Hazaar Raahen Mudke Dekheen – Thodisi Bewafaii (1980)
    • 1983 – Pag Ghungroo Baandh – Namak Halaal (1982)
    • 1984 – Agar Tum Na Hote – Agar Tum Na Hote (1983)
    • 1985 – Manzilein Apni Jagah Hain – Sharaabi (1984)
    • 1986 – Saagar Kinaare – Saagar (1985)
  • 4 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association – Best Male Playback Award
    • 1971 – Aradhana
    • 1972 – Andaz
    • 1973 – Hare Rama Hare Krishna
    • 1975 – Kora Kagaz
  • Lata Mangeshkar Award by Madhya Pradesh Government
  • Madhya Pradesh Govt. initiated an award ‘Kishore Kumar Award’ in 1997 for contributions to Hindi cinema.

Kishore Kumar Songs List With Lyrics

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