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 ! read more