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 Kadam Hindi Actor

Kishore Kadam

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

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Pradeep Nagar

Pradeep Nagar was born on 10 December 1989 in a small village, Sadalpur near Noida in the Gautam Budh Nagar district. His family then shifted to Greater Noida. He completed his education at S.D. College in Ghaziabad. He holds a Master Degree in English. He can fluently speak Hindi, English, Punjabi, Haryanvi and also knows Urdu. Pradeep has essayed prominent roles in Life Ok’s “Savdhaan India-India Fights Back” series.This show deals with the crimes happening in India and alerts the viewers. People of Pradeep’s village Sadalpur and his state Uttar Pradesh are proud to see him on screen. He has gained a lot of popularity in the region since some five-six years. Also, he appeared in some episodes of Ssshhhh…. Koi Hai. Before that, he was a part of Sandeep Chaudhary’s theater group in Ghaziabad named Gandharav. The passion of acting was nurturing inside him ever since then.  Pradeep is said to be the result of search by famous casting director Mukesh Chhabra, who then told Imtiaz Ali about him. Pradeep was seen in Ali’s movie Highway alongside Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt in 2014 in which he played the pivotal role of Mahabir Bhati’s (Randeep Hooda) accomplice. He was appreciated for his acting skills and his natural level of ease with his character. Virtual Movie Awards started voting for him as the Best Supporting Actor in 2014.  Pradeep was also seen in a short film titled “Breaking The Seal” by S. Moulik, which came out in July 2015, alongside Moumita Nandi. The film deals with a sensitive subject as to what happens when your birthright of urinating is snatched.  Pradeep was also seen alongside Alia Bhatt in Vikas Behl’s short film titled “Going Home.” The video was about women safety and went viral in social media recently. The main theme of the short film was a scenario for women which doesn’t exist in the real world but is all that we can wish for. The short film came out in October 2015. Pradeep was appreciated for his skills for both his short films.

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Pradeep Nagar Hindi Actor