Andrew Kishore

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Andrew Kishore
Origin Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Genres Folk, film
Occupations Playback Singer
Years active 1980–present

Andrew Kishore is a Bangladeshi popular singer. He has been active in the Bangladeshi music industry since the 1980s. He is most favorite with the Bengali Film Songs.


Kishore started taking music lessons under Abdul Aziz Bachchu, the then chief music director of Rajshahi Betar.[citation needed] After the Liberation War, Kishore was enlisted in the radio in Nazrul, Tagore, modern, folk and patriotic songs categories. One of his first plackback songs is 'Ek chor jay choley' from the film 'Protikkha', composed by Alam Khan.[citation needed] He recorded other playback songs such as 'Dak diyachhen doyal amarey' and 'Bhalobeshey gelam shudhu'.[1]

After the Bangladesh Liberation War, Kishore was enlisted with Rajshahi betar in the categories of Nazrul, Tagore, modern, folk and patriotic songs.[citation needed]Kishore also works in his Probaho Media, a production house, which produces TV plays, commercials and other productions.[2]


Kishore made his debut as a playback singer in the 1980s.andrew kishore sang two songs in Hindi film shatru acted by rajesh khanna.he entered in Bollywood and R.D Barman gave him chance for two songs

In 1991, for the song "Haire Manush Ronger Manush" he won a National Film Award for best male playback singer.[citation needed] He sang "Bhalo Achi Bhalo Theko" in 1994 and in 1996, he sang "Porena Chokher Polok".[citation needed] He sang a song "Poddo Patar Pani Noi" for BTV.

From the mid 2000s, his career began to fade gradually. Nowadays, he plays back sporadically two or three songs.


Kishore is also a businessman. In 1987, he along with Ahmad Yusuf, Anwar Hossain, Bulu, Dolly Johur, Didarul Alam Badol, Shamsul Islam Nantu started 'Probah' an advertisement firm.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Kishore has two children — Shonga and Shaptak.[3]