Kishore Kumar

1929 - 1987

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Kishore Kumar (born Abhas Kumar Ganguly (pronunciation ); 4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987) was an Indian playback singer and actor. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most dynamic singers in the history of Indian music, as well as one of the best singers of the Indian subcontinent of all time. He was one of the most popular singers in the Indian film industry, notable for his yodeling and ability to sing songs in different voices. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kishore Kumar has received more than 9,274,102 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Kishore Kumar is the 681st most popular singer (up from 694th in 2019), the 354th most popular biography from India (down from 326th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Singer.

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  • 40

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  • 1.55

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  • 5.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Kishore Kumar ranks 681 out of 3,528Before him are Sam Hui, Arash, Floor Jansen, Hans Hotter, Midge Ure, and Camilo Sesto. After him are José Alfredo Jiménez, Shakin' Stevens, Seiko Matsuda, Piero Cappuccilli, H.P. Baxxter, and Lilli Lehmann.

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Among people born in 1929, Kishore Kumar ranks 210Before him are Mariama Bâ, Roger Bannister, Gérard de Villiers, Liz Sheridan, Leila Abashidze, and Albert Azaryan. After him are Horst Frank, Adrienne Rich, Piero Cappuccilli, Milton Glaser, Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, and Jack Higgins. Among people deceased in 1987, Kishore Kumar ranks 113Before him are R. Budd Dwyer, Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean, Jackie Gleason, Adile Naşit, Bernhard Grzimek, and Norman McLaren. After him are James Jesus Angleton, Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, Vicente Calderón, Sachchidananda Vatsyayan, Bengt Strömgren, and René Lévesque.

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In India

Among people born in India, Kishore Kumar ranks 354 out of 1,493Before him are Kumaragupta I (400), Dara Shukoh (1615), Bhalchandra Nemade (1938), Vishwanath Pratap Singh (1931), Jacques Lauriston (1768), and Shashi Kapoor (1938). After him are Rajesh Khanna (1942), Ashapurna Devi (1909), Sukhdev Thapar (1907), Sachchidananda Vatsyayan (1911), Kiran Bedi (1949), and Prakash Raj (1965).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, Kishore Kumar ranks 5Before him are Lata Mangeshkar (1929), Engelbert Humperdinck (1936), Asha Bhosle (1933), and Mohammed Rafi (1924). After him are M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916), Bhimsen Joshi (1922), Kumar Sanu (1957), S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (1946), Gangubai Hangal (1913), Peter Sarstedt (1941), and Ali Akbar Khan (1922).