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Amit Kumar Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

 

Amit Kumar

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Bio/Wiki
Full NameAmit Kumar Ganguly
Profession(s) Actor, Playback Singer, Director, Musician, Music director
Famous ForSon of Late Legendary Actor Kishore Kumar
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 July 1952
Age (as in 2018)66 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
Nationality Indian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolBesant Montessori School, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
St. Xavier’s School, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, India
South Point School, Kolkata, India
Patha Bhavan, Kolkata, India
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutMusical Debut as a Child: Door Gagan Ki Chhao Mein in 1964
Amit Kumar in Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein
As a Singer: 'Main Ek Panchhi Matwala Re' from ‘Door Ka Rahi'
As an Actor: ‘Door Ka Rahi' in 1971
Amit Kumar in Door Ka Rahi
ReligionHindu
HobbiesReading, Travelling
Awards, Honours, Achievements FilmFare Award for Best Playback Singer for song "Yaad Aa Rahi Hai" from "Love Story" in 1981 Amit Kumar Best Playback Singer Award for song "Yaad Aa Rahi Hai" from "Love Story"
“50 Years of Contribution to Indian Music” by the House of Commons in 2016
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Year2003
Family
Wife/SpouseReema Ganguly (Musical Artist)
Amit Kumar with Wife
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Muktika, Brinda
Amit Kumar with Muktika
ParentsFather- Kishore Kumar
Mother- Ruma Guha Thakurta (Actress)
Amit Kumar Parents
SiblingsBrothers- Sumit Kumar (Film Producer) (Stepbrother from stepmother Leena Chandavarkar), Ayan Guha Thakurta (Stepbrother from stepfather Arup Guhathakurta)
Sister- Shramana Guha Thakurta (Stepsister from stepfather Arup Guhathakurta)
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan
Favourite MusicianRD Burman
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹1000 Crore

Amit Kumar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Amit Kumar

  • Does Amit Kumar smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Amit Kumar drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He has an interest in singing since his childhood and used to sing in local Durga Pooja occasions in Calcutta without her mother knowledge.
  • At the age of 11, Kishore Kumar introduced him to the acting world in his film “Door Gagan Ki Chhao Mein”; which was released in 1964. The popular song ‘Aa Chalke Tujhe’ from the movie was filmed on him.
  • He came into notice in 1970; when he was singing in a Durga Pooja function arranged by Uttam Kumar (Bengali Actor). When his mother came to know this, she got angry and called up his father immediately. She discussed everything with Kishore Kumar; Kishore got excited and decided to bring Amit Kumar with him to Bombay.
  • Amit Kumar moved to Mumbai at the age of 18; and this was the turning point of his life. He did a show “Daddy Kishore and Sunny Amit together” under his father guidance.

    Amit Kumar with Kishore Kumar

    Amit Kumar with Kishore Kumar

  • In 1971, he gave his singing debut with his father’s film ‘Door ka Rahi’. He sang a song ‘Main Ek Panchhi Matwala Re’ for the movie; which was eliminated later as it was not suitable according to the situation.
  • At the age of 21, in 1973, he got his first opportunity to sing a song ‘Hosh Mein Hum Kahan’ for Sapan Jagmohan (music artist) outside his father production for ‘Darwaza’ movie; which was released 5 years later in 1978.
  • Then, Salil Chowdhury gave him a chance in ‘Zindegi Ek Zua’; which got shelved. After that, Madan Mohan tried him with Asha Bhosle in ‘Chalbaaz’; which also got shelved. He gave few releases including Jaan Hazir Hai and Aandhi, but didn’t get fame.
  • In 1976, he sang “Bade Achchhe Lagte Hain” composed by R D Burman and got numerous accolades and acknowledgment. The song was announced as the 26th most listened to songs of 1977 by Binaca Geetmala (radio show).

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  • Later, he sang duets with Asha Bhosle like ‘Dhal Din Kaise’ and with Lata Mangeshkar like ‘Uthe Sabke Kadam; and ‘Dekh Mausam Keh Raha Hai’. All these songs helped him in getting national fame.
  • In the 70’s, he was surrounded by highly famous singers including Mukesh, Kishore Kumar, Md Rafi, and Manna Dey. He successfully built his own identity among them by giving hits like LP’s “Aji Suniye Jara Rukiye”, R D Burman’s “Aati Rahengi Baharen”,  Rajesh Roshan’s “Uthe Sabke Kadam”, and more.
  • In 1973, he made his Bengali song debut with “Jinisher Daam berechhe”; which was composed by Kishore Kumar. This success was followed by back to back hit Bengali songs such as “Aaj Shob Kichhu Bhule Gechhi”, “Ek din Chole Jabo”, “Harano din Gulo Mone Pore Ekhono”, and so on.
  • He made his last appearance as an actor in his father’s incomplete movie “Mamta Ki Chhaon Mein”. After the death of his father in 1987, Amit Kumar took over as director and finished the movie for release in 1989.

    Amit Kumar’s “Mamta Ki Chhaon Mein” in 1989

    Amit Kumar’s “Mamta Ki Chhaon Mein” in 1989

  • Amit Kumar was considered as an active playback singer from 1970 to 1994. He recorded almost 170 Hindi songs under the composition of R D Burman. In 1994, after RD Burman’s death, he took a break from playback singing and started concentrating on live orchestra events since 1995. After that, he continued to perform all around the world.
  • In 1999, he came back to his singing career and gave several hits from the movies like “Dillagi (1999)”, “Raju Chacha (2000)”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001)”, and more.
  • In 2003, he got married to Reema and blessed with a baby girl one year later.
  • In 2005-2006, once again, he started glittering with his massive hits like “Chore Ki Baten” from “Fight Club” followed by “Dil Mein Baji Guitar” from ‘Apna Sapna Money Money’.
  • In 2008, he played the part of a judge for “K for Kishore”, a singing competition reality show; which was aired on Sony Entertainment Channel.

    Amit Kumar in "K for Kishore"

    Amit Kumar in “K for Kishore”

  • In 2010, he became the judge in a TV reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Mr/Miss Universe 2010”.
  • In 2013, he sang ‘Naino Me Sapna’ from the remake of Sajid Khan’s movie Himmatwala. The original of this was made by his father Kishore Kumar in 1983.
  • In 2016, he sang two songs ‘Rehti Thi Main Bezar Si’ and ‘Hey Club Dancer’ for ‘Club Dancer’ movie.
  • Apart from Hindi filmy songs, he sang a number of songs in Bhojpuri, Bangla, Marathi, Oriya, Konkani, and Assamese.
  • Also, he has done various stage show worldwide with his younger brother Sumeet Kumar; and has gotten international fame.
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