Mumbai: Amit Kumar has started his music career in 1965 with his father Kishore Kumar. Like his father, Amit loved singing and during his childhood, he used to sing during Durga Pooja functions in Kolkata. Once, when he was performing on stage in a Durga Pooja function, arranged by Bengali actor Uttam Kumar, people kept requesting for more songs and this information reached his mother. She complained to Kishore Kumar that his son was singing “filmy” songs. Hearing that, Kishore Kumar decided to bring him to Bombay. he did offer him break as a child singer. The films were Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein and Door Ka Raahi . It may be recalled that the song “Aa chalke tujhe, mein leke chaloon” was filmed with Kishore Kumar singing to his eleven-year-old son Amit Kumar.
After the death of R. D. Burman in 1994, with whom Amit had a special bonding, he withdrew himself from film industry. But, continued to sing in his Orchestra and has been performing till date.Later, Amit Kumar rendered many notable songs in various films, including Aandhi, Aap Ke Deewane, Khatta Meetha, Gol Maal, Des Pardes, Ganga Ki Saugandh, Deewanagi(1976), Duniya Meri Jeb Mein, Parvarish, Humare Tumhare(1979), and Baton Baton Mein. His duets sung with Lata Mangeshkar from the film Baton Baton Mein – “Uthe sabke kadam” – and “Dekh Mausam Keh Raha Hai” from Duniya Mere Jeb Main and the duet with Asha Bhosle like Dhal Din Kaise from Laal Khoti became very popular during that period. In 1980, the actor Feroz Khan produced the film Qurbani, which included the song “Laila o Laila” with Amit Kumar rendering his voice for Amjad Khan.
To celebrate 50 years of his singing career, Amit Kumar performed live with many other singers at Shanmukhanand hall,King cirlcle,Sion .Music director Bappi Lahiri,Kavita Krishnamurty,Anuradha Paudwal,Saapna Mukerji,Sumeet Kumar,Sudesh Bhosle, Suresh Wadkar,Kavita Paudwal,Siddhant Bhosle,Shaileja Subramanium,Babul Supriyo ,Johny Lever,Rishi Kapoor,Ekta Jain,Sanchiti Sakat,Jeetendra,Pyarelal ji ,Sachin Pilgaonkar came to event.
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