It was SD Burman who identified Kishore Kumar's talent for singing and recorded with him for Dev Anand's Munimji (1954), Taxi Driver (1954), House No. 44 (1955), Funtoosh (1956), Nau Do Gyarah (1957), Paying Guest (1957), Guide (1965), Jewel Thief (1967), Prem Pujari (1970) and Tere Mere Sapne (1971).
Some of their popular songs included - Maana Janaab Ne Pukara Nahin (Paying Guest), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (Nau Do Gyarah), Ai Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa (Funtoosh) and Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si (Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi)
Asha Bhosle and Kumar performed duets composed by Burman including Chhod Do Aanchal from Paying Guest (1957), Ankhon Mein Kya Ji from Nau Do Gyarah (1957), Haal Kaisa Hai Janaab Ka from Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958) and Arre Yaar Meri Tum Bhi Ho Gajab from Teen Deviyan (1965)
A still from the song Chhod Do Aanchal from Paying Guest (1957) featuring Dev Anand and Nootan