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Kishore Kumar’s Record Eight Filmfare Awards Winning Songs

Kishore Kumar ~ What a Singer !

Kishore Kumar holds the record for Filmfare Awards with eight wins in the category “Best Male Playback Singer”.

He won it for:
1. “Roop Tera Mastana”  1970 (Aradhana – 1969)
2. “Dil Aisa Kisi Ne”  1976 (Amanush – 1975)
3. “Khaike Paan Banaraswala” 1979 (Don – 1978)
4. “Hazaar Raahen Mud Ke Dekhi”  1981 (Thodisi Bewafaii – 1980)
5. “Pag Ghungroo Bandh”  1983 (Namak Halaal – 1982)
6. “Agar Tum Na Hote”  1984 (Agar Tum Na Hote – 1983)
7. “Manzilein Apni Jagah Hain” 1985  (Sharaabi – 1984)
8. “Saagar Kinare” 1986  (Saagar – 1985)

You can hear this medley on

He won a straight four years 1983 to 1986 and died in 1987

However it took Kishore Kumar a long time,16 years in fact after Filmfare Awards were introduced in 1954, to get his first Filmfare Award in 1970 for “Roop Tera Mastana” from ‘Aradhana’ (1969) ~ though he had acted,directed,produced and sung in movies from 1946 ! ~ he gracefully acknowledged Rajesh Khanna for resurrecting his Singing Career ~ though he sang for many heroes and for many composers,Kishore Kumar created magic with Rajesh Khanna emoting his songs on screen  and R D Burman composing the music for them

Remarkably he did not win for his Classic Songs of the Classic Movies Anand (1971), Amar Prem (1971) or Kati Patang (1973) though he was nominated for songs in the last two named ~ In all he was nominated for 27  songs, a few for the same movie or in the same year for different movies ~ for instance in 1985 four  of his songs from ‘Sharaabi’ were nominated and he won for one of them as listed above

Many of his classics such as “yeh Jeevan hai”, “zindagi ka safar”, “chingari koi bahadake” (nominated), “Kuch to log kahenge”, “Jeevan se na haar jeenewale”, ” chookar mere manko” (nominated), ” anewala pal janewala Hai”, and  “koi hota jisko pana ”  never won him the Filmfare Award.

A Much Married (Four Times ~ All Actresses ~Ruma,Madhubala,Yogita Bali,Leena Chandravarkar) Kishore Kumar  may have been eccentric and moody and even mad to many but he was a Master Singer for me and will remain my Number 1  ~ He should have won atleast 25 Filmfare Awards ! ~ But come to think ,Lead and most Popular Actor Salman Khan has yet too win his First !


19 thoughts on “Kishore Kumar’s Record Eight Filmfare Awards Winning Songs”

  1. simran sandwipa sattar [shemayel]

    no doubt he is the best singer in Bollywood but instead of 8 awards he has won he must get the all awards he has sang. The film is flop or hit he is such a good singer, My favorite was the one he sang “meri samne wali khirki mein ek chand ka tukra rehta hai” from Padosan. I loved his act also from Padosan. I think he is the best singer in this world.

    1. Yes Simran.yet have to hear any Indian Singer that matches up to the late Kishore Kumar ~ he will remain eternally my fav

  2. In sinning talent no one come close to muhammad rafi God bless his soul.every body know why kishore won 8 film fare award.kishore was sinning for money .mr.rafi help poor film director and musicians. I know some street walking people they sing just like kishore.but next 6000 years India will try to find some one like mr.rafi. but that’s not posible.india loss the true sinning icon

  3. My name is Rashad living in atlanta USA attending georgia state University if mr.rafi was alive and if he comes to USA I will spend $5000.00 to watch his concert.but IT’S so sad he is not alive. GOD BLESS HIS SOUL.ANY BODY HAVE HIS LIVE FULL CONCERT VIDEO?

  4. These stupit.kishore fans need to know lot of songs kishore could not sing.then they request to m rafi sab.this is the prof the best of the best muhammad rafi sab.

  5. Don’t ask fans or people to judge the best singer. Every singers including Mukesh, Lata, Asha, Manna Dey, Mahender Kapoor, SP Bala, Yesudas, Kishore da himself and many new talented Singer like Udit, Sonu…etc. had claimed Rafi Saab as encyclopedia of music n singing…It has declared when Rafi Saab won The Singer of Millenium Award by almost 80% of votes. He is the voice of God. If there is a singer next after him, he is none otger than Kishore Da not even Lata. She comes after that. Kishore Da is talented singer too. Im residing in Malaysia. I had sang many songsi in Malaysia & Singapore of f Rafi Saab, Kishore da, Mukesh and many other singers song. When Im not confident of snging Rafi Saab’s melodious high pitch songs, I’ll sing Mukesh ji’s song first to sooth my voice, then Kishore Da’s to open my voice in throwing out….then only I can manage to sing Rafi Saab’s song. I start singing from the begining oc 70s till date.

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