*Kishore-Asha*ThE mUsIcAl JoDi FaN cLuB*

Posted: 2006-08-02T00:46:45Z
The Man who popularised Yodelling

Kishore Kumar a name that is synonymous with the yodelling that started out in the music world many many years back when only classically oriented singers were giving the playback in the films.

For people who do not know much about Kishore Kumar and probably have heard a few great songs of his and hum them in the pastime being thoroughly ignorant about the singer.

His Birth and His family

Kishore Kumar was born on 4th August 1929 in a middle class home at Khandwa. He was the youngest in the family. Kishore Kumar's father, whose name was Kunjhalal Gangoly, a lawyer by profession, was a modest man. Kishore's mother Gauri Devi, hailed from a wealthy family and had received an education denied in those days to most girls. Of the four children, Ashok Kumar was the eldest, born on 13 October 1911 and was twenty years older than Kishore . He was followed by a daughter who was about 15 years older to Kishore. Her name was Sati Devi. The next was a boy, Anoop Kumar - who was about 5 years older than Kishore, who was the youngest of all.

His Childhood

As a young boy, Kishore was full of mischief and pranks. He loved to play and almost never tired of seeking amusements . He constantly thought up antics to play on his sister and his brother Anoop Kumar. Kishore was very close to his sister, who appreciated his sense of humour. Though the interaction with his eldest brother was minimal as Ashok Kumar left home to study law after graduating in science. He met his brother occasionally when Ashok used to come to visit the family.

Though Kishore went to a prominent school at Khandwa, he was never interested and he hated reading books and having to learn under a discipline that seemed to curb his natural steam.

The Influence

Kishore Kumar used to sing for his parents and they would give him money as a small token. His father often asked him to sing Ashok Kumar's song from the movie Achut Kanya.(Main ban ki chidya .. bolun re..). Kishoreda was good at imitating and this was near to perfect when it came to singing K.L.Saigal's songs. K.L.Saigal turned out to be his mentor and meeting him was his wish at the top of his mind. Sadly, the meeting with Saigal did not take place, for Saigal died soon after Kishore's arrival in Mumbai.

The move into the filmdom

Ashok Kumar thought it was best for Kishoreda to try and pick up acting by initially doing small roles in films and he also considered that just singing was not lucrative as acting. Kishore knew that he was cut out to do the romantic hero. He felt was just an ordinary looking person. In his heart, Kishore resolved to try and pursue a singing career, which he was confident about. He was rejected many times on the pretext of "Your voice is no good; us mein woh cheez nahin hai.'

He was offered a small role in the movie Ziddi and it happened in the making of this movie. Khemchand Prakash heard Kishore Kumar sing and was impressed. He told Ashok Kumar that the boy (Kishore) had a future as a singer. Khemchand went ahead and gave a song to Kishore who executed it in a typical Saigal style..Marne ki duayen lyon maangon.... What impressed Khemchand was the skill with which Kishore held the tune.

The early times with the Burmans

Sr.Burman was visiting Ashok Kumar when he heard Kishore sing in his bath. When he was told who was singing, he decided to wait and meet Kishore. He complimented his singing and told him that he should develop a style of his own. In his own words 'Saigal is undoubtedly a great singer, but there not much sense in imitating him; a singer needs to have a distinct style that is his own.' How true it was what he said.

What launched KK as a hit was Aradhana with his Mere Sapnon Ki Rani under the music direction of S.D.Burman. The rest is history...

What goes up must come down. That is the rule of nature. And when Newton discovered the law of gravity, perhaps, he forgot to talk about the exception. Or how could you explain the rise and rise of Asha Bhosle. The phenomenon is growing by leaps and bounds every day. Yes! One cannot say anything but that she is not governed by the laws of nature.
Playful love songs or lusty cabaret numbers, soulful ghazals or funky pop, Bhosle's trod everywhere, with aplomb. From the early rock 'n' roll Eena meena deeka, to the seductive Burman number Piya tu ab to aaja in Caravan, to the unforgettable ghazals of Umrao Jaan. And at 65-plus, a voice to match oomph for oomph Urmila Matondkar's gyrations in the sexy Hoja Rangeela Re and Kambakt Ishq. By any count, a hectic vocal pace. A different Asha for every decade, every heroine and vamp or stars on the ramp.

In a world so much in awe of elder sister Lata Mangeshkar, she had to work that much harder. Lata Mangeshkar now says with pride: "Asha's rebellious nature and never-say-die attitude drives her ever young and versatile voice to scale new heights even now. She has earned all her achievements with a lot of hard work." Time has not touched her voice, she can please pop lovers with rap and remix. At the same time, she has the ability to match the tunes of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

This prima donna of popular music at 69, obviously has no plans to call it a day. "Music is like my breathing. The day it stops, my breath will stop too. There is so much to do and I'm afraid there is very little time left. I hope I can continue singing in my next birth."

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Posted: 2006-08-02T00:47:59Z
Filmfare Award
Ashaji was the only singer who was able to compete with Lata Mangeshkar, she won the filmfare award consecutively in 1967 & 1968 when Lata still used to accept the Filmfare Award. After 1969, with Lata giving up the Filmfare award the coast was clear for Asha Bhosle and she went on to win the award 7 times which is the maximum any female singer ever won.She gave up the award after 1977. Though Kishore Kumar won the maximum number of filmfare awards, it was because unlike the Mangeshkar sisters he never refused the award. So if we compare till 1977 Asha had won the maximum number of filmfare awards ( Male & Female).
1967 - Garibon Ki Suno [DUS LAKH]
1968 - Parde Mein Rehne Do [SHIKHAR]
1971 - Piya Tu Ab To Aaja [CARAVAN]
1972 - Dum Maro Dum [HARE RAMA HARE KRISHNA]
1973 - Hone Lagi Hain Raat [NAINA]
1974 - Chain Se Humko [PRAN JAYE PAR VACHAN NA JAYE]
1977 - Yeh Mera Dil [DON]

1996 : Filmfare Special Award ( Rangeela Re - RANGEELA)

2001 : Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
(Ashaji on her recieving the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award)

National Award
1981 - Dil Cheez Kya Hain [UMRAO JAAN]
1986 - Mera Kuch Samaan [IJAZAT]
Other Awards
1987 : Nightingale Of Asia
1989 : Lata Mangeshkar Award (Madhya Pradesh Govt.)
1997 : Screen Videocon Award ( Jaanam Samjha Karo)
1997 : MTV Award ( Jaanam Samjha Karo)
1997 : Channel V Award ( Jaanam Samjha Karo)
1997 : Grammy Award Nomination (Legacy with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan)
1999 : Lata Mangeshar Award (Maharashtra Govt.)
2000 : Singer Of the Millennium ( Dubai)
2000 : Kolhapuri Bhushan Award
2000 : Sangli Bhushan Award
2000 : Omega Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award
2000 : Zee Gold Bollywood Award (Mujhe Rang De - Thakshak)
2001 : MTV Award ( Kambakt Ishq)
2001 : Dada Saheb Phalke Award
2001 : Dayawati Modi Award
2002 : Zee Cine Award (Radha Kaise Na - Lagaan)
2002 : Zee Cine - Hall Of Fame Award
2002 : Screen Videocon Award (Radha Kaise Na - Lagaan)
2002 : Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar
2002 : Sansui Movie Award (Radha Kaise Na - Lagaan)
2002 : Rajshree Shahu Purskar
* Honorary Doctrates from the University Of Amravati & Jalgaon in Literature.
* Ashaji has also recieved the Freddy Mercury Award.
* Ashaji has recieved 14 Maharashtra State Awards & the Sur Singar Award.
* Ashaji is also the first Indian Singer to be nominated for the Grammy Award.

Asha Bhosle Award
In recognition of Asha's extraordinary talent and her services to the field of music, the Asha Bhosle Award has been instituted in 2002. The first recipient of the award is none other than Lata Mangeshkar

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Posted: 2006-08-02T00:49:24Z
KishoreDa finally set his landmark with Aradhana and there was no looking back. His voice still echoes and the awards he won dont do justice to the kind of dedication he had rendered to the music field.
Kishore Kumar Surabhi Alankar award for 2004-5 was conferred on the lyricist Sameer. Sameer is the son of the lyricist Late Anjaan. Sameer could not express his happiness in words as he was overcome with joy and emotions. He could not have asked for a better award than this. One could recollect the songs that were sung by Kishore Kumar in the 1980's written by Sameer.

Filmfare Awards

Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
Filmfare Award
Best Male Playback Singer
for: Saagar (1985)
- For the song "Saagar kinare...".

Filmfare Award
Best Male Playback Singer
for: Sharabi (1984)
- For the song "Manzilen apni jageh...".

Filmfare Award
Best Male Playback Singer
for: Agar Tum Na-Agar Tum Na Hote (1983)
- For the song 'Agar Tum Na-Agar Tum Na Hote...'.

Filmfare Award
Best Male Playback Singer
for: Namak Halal (1982)
- For the song "Pag Ghungroo...".

Filmfare Award
Best Male Playback Singer
for: Thodisi Bewafayi (1980)
- For the song 'Hazar rahen...'.

Filmfare Award
Best Male Playback Singer
for: Don (1978)
- For the song 'Kaike paan banarasu wala.'.

Filmfare Award
Best Male Playback Singer
for: Amanush (1975)
- For the song 'Dil aisa kisi ne mera thoda...'.

Filmfare Award
Best Male Playback Singer
for: Aradhana (1969)
- For the song "Roop tera mastana...".
(Source: The Internet Movie Database Ltd)   
1969 Nominated & Won Aradhana Roop Tera Mastana
1971 Nominated Andaz Zindagi Ek Safar
1971 Nominated Kati Patang Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai
1972 Nominated Amar Prem Chingari Koi Badke
1973 Nominated Daag Mere Dil Mein Aaj
1974 Nominated Dost   Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai
1974 Nominated Kora Kagaz Mere Jeevan Kora Kagaz
1975 Nominated Faraar Main Pyaasa Tum
1975 Nominated Khushbu O Manjhi Re
1975 Nominated & Won Amanush Dil Aisa Kisi Ne   
1977 Nominated Anurodh Aap Ke Anurodh   
1978 Nominated & Won Don Khaike Paan Banras
1978 Nominated Muqaddar Ka Sikkandar O Saathi Re
1978 Nominated Shalimar Hum Bewafa Harghiz
1979 Nominated Kala Pathar Ek Rasta Hai ZIndagi
1980 Nominated Karz Om Shanthi Om
1980 Nominated & Won Thodisi Bewafai Hazaare Raahen Mudke
1981 Nominated Kudrat Hameh Tumse Pyar
1981 Nominated Yaarana Choo Kar Mere Mann
1982 Nominated & Won Namak Halal Pag Ghungroo Baje
1983 Nominated Souten Shayad Meri Shaadi
1983 Nominated & Won Agar Tum Na Hote Hameh Aur Jeene Ki
1984 Nominated Sharabi De De Pyar De
1984 Nominated Sharabi Inteh Ho Gayi
1984 Nominated Sharabi Log Kehete Hai Main
1984 Nominated & Won Sharabi Manzil Apni Jagah
1986 Nominated & Won Saagar Saagar Kinare Dil   

Edited by Debo_13 - 2006-08-02T00:49:47Z
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Posted: 2006-08-02T00:52:01Z
Gurubaran shares some great photographs of Guru -
as a tribute on Guru's 16th Death anniversary
  D. Mukherji's Guru's portrait released specially for
Guru's 74th Birthday
  Rohit Simla's Birthday Special contributes  
  The ever smiling face
of our Guru
We miss you
Wah kya pose hai ! With Mohd.Rafi and
brother Ashok Kumar
At a party with
Manoj Kumar
and others
With Satyajit Ray
Hope concert in 1986 Guru Live With parents and
sister Sati
In a pensive mood
Dressed to kill! The ever charming smile The smirking face With family at ease
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Posted: 2006-08-02T00:53:46Z
asha pics to be uploaded soon. Smile Edited by Debo_13 - 2006-08-02T04:38:24Z
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Posted: 2006-08-02T00:59:55Z


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Posted: 2006-08-02T04:23:39Z
(I LOVE ALL KK songs...esp o saathi re...he deserved an award for that!!!) Embarrassed
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Posted: 2006-08-02T04:39:00Z
welcum lakshmi. Clap Clap i will upload the songs soon. Smile
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