Ashok Kumar

Singer, Actor, Producer
Born: Oct 13, 1911
Death: Dec 10, 2001
 

Ashok Kumar, aka Dadamoni, was a legendary actor in Bollywood whose career spanned six decades from 1936. In 1998, he was conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Indian cinema.

Born as Kumudlal Ganguly in Bengal Presidency on to Kunjalal and Gouri Devi, he is the eldest brother of actor and playback singing legend Kishore Kumar. His popular movies include “Achhut Kanya” (1936), “Kangan” (1939), “Kismet” (1943), “Parineeta” (1953) and “Khoobsurat” (1980).

As it was then customary for actors to sing their own songs, he sang many songs in his acting career, even though he was not a trained singer. Songs sung by him include “Khet Ki Muli Baag Ko Aam” (“Achhut Kanya”, 1936), “Aaj Mausam Salona Salona Re” (“Jhoola”, 1941), “Dhire Dhire Aa Re Badal” (“Kismet”, 1943), “Jhingapore Taqur Taqur” (“Aashirwad”, 1968) and “Chalo Haseen Geet Ek Banayein” (“Shaukeen”, 1982). One of the songs sung by him, "Koi Humdum Na Raha" ("Jeevan Naiyya", 1936) and composed by Saraswati Devi", was sung many years later by his brother Kishore Kumar in his debut film as music director, "Jhumroo" (1961).

He died on 10 December 2001 at the age of 90.

Awards


 
    Individual Awards:
  • 1962 - Government Of India - Padma Shri
  • 1988 - National Film Awards - Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1998 - Government Of India - Padma Bhushan

Discography


Film


 

Singer

Chal Chal Re Naujawan Chal Chal Re Naujawan
   
Album: Bandhan
Singer: Ashok Kumar
Music Director: Ramchandra Pal
Lyricist: Pradeep
Genre:
Overall Rating:
My Rating:
Album Category: Hindi, Film
 
Chal Chal Re Naujawan Chalo Sang Chalen Hum Chal Chal Re Naujawan Chalo Sang Chalen Hum
  • Album: Bandhan
    Singer: Leela Chitnis, Ashok Kumar
    Music Director: Ramchandra Pal
    Lyricist: Pradeep
    Genre: Filmi
    Overall Rating:
    My Rating:
    Album Category: Hindi, Film
     
    Chal Chal Re Naujawan Kehna Mera Maan Maan Chal Chal Re Naujawan Kehna Mera Maan Maan
       
    Album: Bandhan
    Singer: Ashok Kumar, Suresh
    Music Director: Ramchandra Pal
    Lyricist: Pradeep
    Genre:
    Overall Rating:
    My Rating:
    Album Category: Hindi, Film
     
    Aankhein Toh Huyi Band Magar Aankhein Toh Huyi Band Magar
     
    Album: Begum
    Singer: Ashok Kumar
    Music Director: Hari Prasanna Das
    Lyricist: Gopal Singh Nepali
    Genre: Filmi
    Overall Rating:
    My Rating:
    Album Category: Hindi, Film
     
    Bolo Har Har Mahadev Bolo Har Har Mahadev
       
    Album: Chal Chal Re Naujawan
    Singer: Ashok Kumar
    Music Director: Ghulam Haider
    Lyricist: Kavi Pradeep
    Genre:
    Overall Rating:
    My Rating:
    Album Category: Hindi, Film
     



     

    Most Popular Songs

    Mera Man Kho Gaya Hai Mera Man Kho Gaya Hai
  • Album: Naya Sansar
    Singer: Ashok Kumar
    Music Director: Ramchandra Pal
    Lyricist: Kavi Pradeep
    Genre: Filmi
    Overall Rating:
    My Rating:
    Album Category: Hindi, Film
     
    Chalo Haseen Geet Ek Banayein Chalo Haseen Geet Ek Banayein
  • Album: Shaukeen
    Singer: Ashok Kumar, Chirashree Bhattacharya
    Music Director: R.D. Burman
    Lyricist: Yogesh Gaud
    Genre: Filmi, Classic Pop
    Overall Rating:
    My Rating:
    Album Category: Hindi, Film
     
    Piya Bawri Piya Bawri Piya Bawri Piya Bawri
  • Album: Khubsoorat
    Singer: Asha Bhosle, Ashok Kumar
    Music Director: R.D. Burman
    Lyricist: Gulzar
    Genre: Hindustani, Sugam
    Overall Rating:
    My Rating:
    Album Category: Hindi, Film
     
    Jhingapore Taqur Taqur Jhingapore Taqur Taqur
     
  • Album: Aashirwad
    Singer: Ashok Kumar, Harindranath Chattopadhyay
    Music Director: Vasant Desai
    Lyricist: Gulzar
    Genre: Filmi, Carnatic, Narration
    Overall Rating:
    My Rating:
    Album Category: Hindi, Film
     
    Rail Gaadi Rail Gaadi Chhuk Chhuk Rail Gaadi Rail Gaadi Chhuk Chhuk
  • Album: Aashirwad
    Singer: Ashok Kumar
    Music Director: Vasant Desai
    Lyricist: Harindranath Chattopadhyay
    Genre: Filmi
    Overall Rating:
    My Rating:
    Album Category: Hindi, Film
     



    Filmography


    Actor


    Aabroo

    Aabshar

    Aadhi Raat

    Aaj Aur Kal

    Aakash Deep
     

    Producer


    Eight Days

    Kalpana

    Maa

    Mahal

    Mashal
     
    Feedback