Kishore Kumar (August 4, 1929 - October 13, 1987), born as Abhas Kumar Ganguly, was a Bollywood film playback singer (Hindi, Bangla, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Oriya) and actor of Bengali Indian origin.
Although known primarily for his successes as a singer, Kumar also was a noted actor. His comedy work included Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Half Ticket (1962), Padosan (1968), Baap Re Baap (1955), Pyar Diwana (1973), Hungama (1971), and Badthi Ka Naam Dadhi (1974). As a straight actor he had roles in films such as Naukri, Bandi, Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein, Door Ka Raahi.
In addition, Kumar achieved notable successes as a lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenwriter and scriptwriter.