Ashish Kumar (actor)

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Ashish Kumar
Other namesAsis Kumar
OccupationActor

Ashish Kumar was a renowned film actor and director of Hindi and Bengali films. He is best remembered for his leading roles in Raja Harishchandra (1979), Jai Santoshi Maa (1975) and Jai Dwarkadheesh (1977) and has played the roles of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu in several mythological films.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early career[edit | edit source]

Ashish Kumar began his career in Bengali films before making his mark in Hindi films, mainly of the mythological genre.

Golden era[edit | edit source]

His golden era was during the sixties and seventies. The landmark film Jai Santoshi Maa (1975) was a blockbuster in every sense, emerging as a national craze.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Ashish Kumar married Bela Bose, his co-actor in a few films, and has a daughter and a son. He died on 23 November 2013 in Goa, India.

Partial filmography[edit | edit source]

  • 1954: Balaygras
  • 1956: Asha - Arup Mukherjee
  • 1958: Sonar Kathi
  • 1960: Ratan Lal Bangali
  • 1960: Gariber Meye
  • 1963: Phool Bane Angaare - Ashish Kumar
  • 1965: Bharat Milap - Rajkumar Bharat
  • 1965: Bahu Beti
  • 1966: Biwi Aur Makan - Shekar
  • 1968: Balram Shri Krishna
  • 1969: Surya Devata
  • 1969: Nateeja - Police Inspector
  • 1971: Sampoorna Devi Darshan - Chandra
  • 1972: Naag Panchami - Rajkumar Lakshmendra
  • 1972: Mahashivratri
  • 1973: Seetaram Radheshyam
  • 1974: Hanuman Vijay - Shri Ram
  • 1975: Jai Santoshi Maa - Birajram / Borjo
  • 1975: Daku Aur Bhagwan
  • 1976: Meera Shyam
  • 1976: Jai Mahalaxmi Maa
  • 1976: Bhagwan Samaye Sansar Mein - Eknath
  • 1977: Solah Shukrawar - Heera / Munna
  • 1977: Jai Dwarkadheesh - Lord Krishna (as Asis Kumar)
  • 1977: Jai Ambe Maa
  • 1977: Gayatri Mahima
  • 1978: Karwa Chouth - Anand
  • 1978: Ganga Sagar
  • 1979: Har Har Gange - Shiv Shankar
  • 1979: Raja Harishchandra - Raja Harishchandra
  • 1980: Badrinath Dham
  • 1983: Navaratri
  • 1983: Sant Ravidas Ki Amar Kahani - (final film role)

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