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Anupam Kher ( ; born 7 March 1955) is an acclaimed actor in Hindi films in Indiamarker. He is a Kashmiri Pandit. He has acted in many successful Bollywood films, and has worked in several British, American and Chinese films as well. He has also worked in Punjabi films.

Biography

Career

Kher made his acting debut in the 1982 Hindi movie Aagman. Then in 1984 came Saaransh, where he played a late-age retired person having lost his son and never looked back since then. He hosted TV shows such as Say Na Something To Anupam Uncle and Sawaal Dus Crore Ka. He has mainly done comic roles but has done many villain roles for which he got critical acclaim such as Karma (1986) where he played terrorist Dr. Dang. He was applauded for his performance in the film Daddy (1989). Considered one of his best performances, he received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance. Kher is a frequent winner in the Comedian category.

He has also starred closely alongside Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan multiple times, in many successful films such as: Darr (1993), Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Chaahat (1996), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mohabbatein (2000) and Veer-Zaara (2004).

He ventured into directing with Om Jai Jagadish (2003) and is also a producer. He produced and starred in the film Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005). He received the Best Actor Award from the Karachi International Film Festival for his performance in the film.

Kher is known internationally with the films Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Bride and Prejudice (2004), his appearance on the hit TV show ER, and most recently in The Mistress of Spices (2006) and Lust, Caution (2007).

He also starred in the 2005 Punjabi film Yaaran Naal Bahaaran.

He also served as the chairman of the Indian Film Censor Board until recently, when he was replaced by Sharmila Tagore. He is an alumnus of National School of Drama (1978 batch) and later became its director, between 2001 and 2004.

In 2007, Anupam Kher, with his batchmate of NSD, Satish Kaushik, started a new film production company, 'Karol Bagh Productions', and their first film, Tere Sang, is being directed by Satish Kaushik.

Personal life

After divorce with his first wife, Madhumalati, Anupam Kher married Kirron Kher. Their son, Sikander Kher, made his acting debut in a Sanjay Gupta film. Anupam's brother Raju Kher is also an actor who appeared in his directorial debut Om Jai Jagadish and then acted in Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara and some TV shows. Anupam's another brother has worked in the Zee TV drama "Hamari Batiyoon Ka Vivah."

Awards and recognition

National Film Awards



Filmfare Awards




Star Screen Awards


Bollywood Movie Awards


Other Awards

  • 2000, Actor of the Decade Award (Millennium Honours)
  • 2000, Best Actor in a Comic Role at the Sansui Viewers Choice Awards
  • 2001, Real Life Hero Award at the Zee Gold Bollywood Awards
  • 2004, Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contribution to Indian cinema
  • 2005, Best Actor Award from the Karachimarker International Film Festival for Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara
  • 2005, "Divya Himachal Award" for excellence 2005, with the blessings of H.H. Dalai Lama
  • 2006, Best Actor Award at the Riverside International Film Festival at Californiamarker for Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara
  • 2006, GIFA awards: Critics Choice Awards - Best Actor in a Comic Role for Khosla Ka Ghosla


Filmography



References

  1. NSD Graduates
  2. Tere Sang interview
  3. Divya Himachal Award For Excellence To Shri Anupam Kher
  4. Amitabh Bachchan bags the Best Actor National award : Bollywood News : ApunKaChoice.Com
  5. Yash Raj Films - Awards
  6. Bollywood Awards | Bollywood Fashion Awards | Bollywood Music Awards
  7. The Hindu : Front Page : President gives Padma awards
  8. Bollywood City - News - Karachi fest award is greater honour than Oscar: Anupam
  9. The Hindu : National : Dalai Lama honours Anupam Kher
  10. Mid-Day - Bollywood news, Bollywood movies, Bollywood actress & lot more
  11. G.I.F.A. Awards 2006: List of winners
  12. G.I.F.A. Awards 2006: List of winners : NAACHGAANA

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