- Category : 1929-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (5,14,34,46)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Refinement 1
Indian film playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the most successful playback singers of the Hindi film industry. Apart from Hindi, he sang in many Indian languages including Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam, Odia, and Urdu. He has also sung on private albums in several languages, especially in Bengali; these albums are noted as all time classics. He won eight Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer and holds the record for winning the most Filmfare Awards in that category. He was awarded the "Lata Mangeshkar Award" by the Madhya Pradesh government and from that year onwards, the Madhya Pradesh Government initiated a new award called the "Kishore Kumar Award" for contributions to Hindi cinema.
Kishore Kumar married four times. He had two sons, Amit Kumar with Ruma Guha Thakurta, and Sumit Kumar with Leena Chandavarkar. On 13 October 1987—his brother Ashok's 76th birthday—he died of a heart attack in Mumbai at 4:45 pm.