• Actor Name: Anupam Kher
• Date of birth: 7 March 1955 (age 64, 2019)
• Birthplace: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
• Height: 5 feet 6 inches
• Occupation: Actor, producer, director, teacher
• Years active: 1982–present
• Spouse: Kirron Kher (m. 198... Read More5)
• Honours: Padma Shri (2004), Padma Bhushan (2016)
Anupam Kher (born 7 March 1955) is one of the most versatile actors of Indian cinema, mainly known for his work in Hindi cinema. Kher has acted in movies of several Indian languages including Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam. He has also appeared in International films like Golden Globe-nominated Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Ang Lee's Golden Lion-winning Lust, Caution (2007), and David O. Russell's Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook (2012). Kher is the awardee of two National Awards and eight Filmfare Awards. With a career spanning more than 35 years, Anupam Kher has appeared in over 500 films and several plays.
Kher has held the post of chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification from 11 October 2017 to 31 October 2018. Kher has also served as the chairman of the National School of Drama in India. Anupam Kher was also appointed FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) chairman in October 2017, however on 31 October 2018, he resigned from the post, citing his work commitments for the American TV show New Amsterdam. Anupam Kher has been honoured with the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contribution in the field of cinema and arts, by the Government of India.
Kher made his acting debut in Bollywood, with the Mahesh Bhatt-directed drama film Saaransh (1984). He portrayed a 65-year-old retired middle-class teacher who loses his son. Though the film was a moderate box office success, Kher's performance earned him widespread praise. This movie won him several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Subsequent movies which held a mirror to his fine acting skills were Tezaab (1988), Vijay (1988), Ram Lakhan (1989), the television film Daddy (1989) and Parinda (1989), just to mention a few.
Kher has appeared in several blockbuster movies like Darr (1993), Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), amongst many others. He made his directorial with the Bollywood movie Om Jai Jagadish (2002). Kher is the only actor to date who has won the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian five times in total for Ram Lakhan (1989), Lamhe (1991), Khel (1992), Darr (1993) and Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995). Anupam Kher is married to the Kirron Kher (actress and Member of Parliament from Chandigarh, belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party).... Read Less
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