Kishore Kadam rose as a playwright and actor in Mumbai when the period was considered as age of modern Indian playwriting in Marathi. For many decades, he has been composing lyrics, plays and even had acted in theater and films too. Kishore Kadam got his introduction in Marathi stage play “Gandhi Viruddh Gandhi” where he portrayed the character of 'Harilal'. This Marathi play was also later translated in Hindi, which depicted the life persona of the Mahatma and his relationship with his eldest son Hiralal (Kishore Kadam). Seema Biswas, played the character of Kasturba in it. He had a passion for acting while he was in college even. After graduation, he met Satyadev Dubey, who took an initiative to graduate him in his own acting school. After learning the basic of acting in theatre school of Satyadev Dubey, Kishore was drawn to Dubey’s visceral work, where he realized that it was this kind of theatre he had always wanted to perform. Legendary playwright and director Dubey then gave him a chance to act in his original Hindi drama “Sambhog Se Sanyas Tak’’(a masterpiece work with mythological character), where Kishore played the role of the protagonist.. When he was engaged in theater, famous director Shyam Bengal was impressed by his talent, and offered him a role in his upcoming project (film Samar).

He began his career in films with Samar. For this film, he had to reduce the weight of his body and he impressed the director, Shyam Bengal by revealing the exact body language required to play the role of a labourer. His role in ‘Samar’, had fetched him a critical acclaim. He acted even in a Marathi serial “Asambhav”, which was a famous serial in Marathi channel where he played role of an antagonist. Later on, he got a chance to act in a biopic of Raghunath Karve (film “Dhyasparva”), written by Chitra Palekar and directed by Amol Palekar. The film was released in 2001.Though he was engaged in theater and cine activities, he never gave up his passion for writing his plays. His journey as a poet began when he was just in his teens. He took his poetic career seriously when he was just 16 years old. This effort went to place him later on, as an established Marathi poet. He also had tried penning lyrics, and his songs in “Sandhya Vela” were recorded by Suresh Wadekar and Asha Bhosale. His private album “Garawa”, sung by Milind Ingle, was a huge popular in Marathi language. He got inspiration from Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky to write plays. He started his career as an assistant director for a Marathi feature film, directed by Yogesh Datta Gosavi. In 2010, he received the Zee Gaurav Puraskar for best supporting actor and the Nilu Phule Sanman Award. He has acted in Hindi films and Hindi TV serials too. He enjoys his position as a dramatic actor like Girish Karnad. 3
Keshto Mukherjee Hindi Actor

Keshto Mukherjee

Keshto Mukherjee was an Indian actor. He is specialized in doing comic drunkard roles in the Hindi films. Though he was famous for his drunkard typecast role in Hindi films, he used to share a very good relation with the iconic Bengali filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak and had a very tiny, but important roles in the maestro's films such as the trickster in ‘Bari Theke Paliye’ and so many. Keshto Mukherjee then with the association of Ritwik Ghatak and Hrishikesh Mukherjee, got a role in ‘Musafir’, that had Dilip Kumar and Suchitra Sen in the lead role and the film gave Keshto a break in Hindi film. Though he was typecast as a drunkard, he was seen essaying comic characters with ease. He will be known in a teacher role in Basu Chatterjee’s ‘Khatta Meetha’, or even as the madman in ‘Ajarik’ or character roles in’ Nagarik’ (both by Ritwik Ghatak). He also played a bad character in Zanjeer.  He did the maximum number of Hindi films with Bengali directors, who moved to Bollywood such as Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Shakti Samanta, and Basu Chatterjee. He has acted in a total of 99 movies in Hindi cinema. He was also at ease sharing screen presence with other comedy actors, be it Asrani, Jagdeep, Asrani, Paintal and Mehmood. He was considered as favorite with his times to the great directors like Gulzar, Hrishiskesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterjee and to Shakti Samanta. Kshto Mukherjee will be always remembered for his each and every performance, which is a classic example of finest comic acting. His comic timing was great. As a comedian, he is fantastic, especially with his ability to deliver jokes and humorous dialogues with a serious face even. People might say that he was always typecast as a drunkard role, but his screen presence as a drunkard itself releases tension and his unique style of delivering dialogue was funny for viewers. He was spontaneous with full of energy, who had an amazing sense of humour as a comedian. He could do comedy scenes without even saying a word. He passed away in 1982.


Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar is an Indian playback singer, who had no formal training in music world. The most easily recalled image of Kishore Kumar that comes in our mind is of his smiling with eyes. He was not just the singer, but a composer, actor and even a script-writer. He is also known for having lent his voice for innumerable hit songs for superstars like Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. At the age of 18, Kishore had set off to Mumbai with a passion for singing. His brother Ashok Kumar was already an established actor and he got a break to sing for Ziddi, which established the leading actor Dev Anand in the industry, but Kishore Kumar did not get any recognition. He acted with top actresses like Nimmi, Meena Kumari, Madhubala, Nutan and Vyjayanthimala Bali and every film with them were declared a hit. Later on, in 1958, the trio Ashok-Anup-Kishore teamed up to do a zany comedy with Madhubala in a film Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, which was again a hit. With the success of Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, kishore Kumar married Madhubala. Later on, Kishore’s popularity went down as his films flopped and even his numbers were not popular. He sang song for S D Burman’s Guide and Jewel Thief, but music lovers had found Mohammad Rafi’s voice more appealing. He started to establish his neglected singing career then, but failed. It was with Aradhana, where S D Burman had given a actual break to the popularity of this genius and his voice and every song that he had sung for Rajesh Khanna was a craze. After the release of Aradhana, Kishore scored over Mohammad Rafi and reigned as the only popular singer in Hindi cinema. The legendary singer had married four times. It is a history that after Aradhana, he never looked back. Every hero in Hindi cinema wanted him to sing a song for him. Even Dilip Kumar, who was the supporter of Mohammad Rafi wanted a Kishore number for his films Bairaag and Sagina. Kishore Kuamr also sang some popular numbers in Bengali cinema too. He also has sung in other languages too. The legendary singer passed away in 1987. He left behind his golden voice. Considered as one of the greatest singers in the country, Kishore Kumar represented what is widely known as the “golden period” of Indian popular music and cinema.

Kishore Kumar Hindi Actor