Kumkum was an Indian actress, who appeared in over 115 films during her career. Discovered by filmmaker Guru Dutt, she made one of her first appearances as a dancer in `Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar Laaga Teere Nazar` in his movie Aar Paar (1954). She went on to star in hit movies including Mr. X in Bombay (1964), Mother India (1957), Son of India (1962), Kohinoor (1960), Aankhen (1968), Kohinoor (1960) and Lalkar (1972). She was well known for being paired with Kishore Kumar and the on-screen couple was loved by many. Her credits also include a few Bhojpuri movies. The actress passed away in July 2020.