June 24, 2008

Kishore Kumar - The Entertainer...

As An Actor: After some initial flops as an actor,Kishore Kumar achieved success as a comic hero with movies like New Delhi(1956),Aasha(1957),Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi(1958),Jhumroo(1961),Half Ticket(1962) and Padosan(1968).Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi,his home production, starred the three Ganguli brothers, and Madhubala (whom Kishore married later).Kishore Kumar produced and directed some movies in the late 1970s and early 1980s, such as Badhti Ka Naam Daadhi(1978),Zindagi 1981)and Door Wadiyon Mein Kahin(1982). But none of these films did well at the box-office. His last appearance as an actor was in Door Wadiyon Mein Kahin.

Kishore Kumar died of a heart attack in Mumbai on October 13th,1987.He recorder his last song a day before he died and the song was Guru O Guru for Waqt Ki Awaaaz composed by Bappi lahri.He won 8 Filmfare awards, in 1969 for Roop tera mastaana(Aradhana),1975 Dil aisa kisi ne(Amanush),1978 Khaike paan Banaraswaala(Don),1980 Hazaar raahen mudke dekheen(Thodisi Bewafaai),1982 Pag ghunghroo baandh(Namak Halaal),1983 Hamen aur jeene ki(Agar Tum Na Hote),1984 Manzilen apni jagah(Sharaabi) and in 1985 Saagar Kinaare (Saagar).

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