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Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher was born on 7 March 1955. He is an Indian actor who has materialized in almost 450 films and 100 plays. However mainly appearing in Bollywood films, he has had roles in a few films from other nations as well. He has held the placement of Chairman of the Censor Board and National School of Drama in India.

He has well as starred in a number of Punjabi movies such as Yaaraan naal bahaaraan. He is also extensively regarded as a cerebral talk show participant.He hasbeen allotted the goodwill ambassador of the Pratham Education Foundation, which strives to recover children's education in India.

Date Of Birth : March 7, 1955
Place Of Birth :Shimla, India
Zodiac Sign : Pisces

In 2011, he starred in conjunction with Mohanlal and Jayaprada in the Malayalam language romantic drama Pranayam. Anupam Kher has preferred Pranayam as one of the seven best films of his career. In 2009, Kher has agreed his Hindi voice to Carl Fredricksen in the Disney-Pixar 3D Animated film Up, which also bounds to not only being his initial dubbing role, but to be his very first voice character in his career, overall.

  • Anupam Kher was born into a Kashmiri Pandit family and dwelled in Shimla and studied at D.A.V. School there.

  • He is an alumnus and an ex- chairperson of the National School of Drama.

  • A number of his early acting was in plays performed at the Himachal Pradesh University.


Kher made his acting first appearance in the 1982 Hindi movie Aagman. Then in 1984 came Saaransh, where 28-year old Kher acted as a retired man who has lost his son. He flocked TV shows such as Say Na Something To Anupam Uncle, Sawaal Dus Crore Ka and Lead India.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

He has starred in conjunction with Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan several times in films such as Darr (1993), Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Chaahat (1996), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mohabbatein (2000) and Veer-Zaara (2004).

Om Jai Jagadish

He endeavored into directing with Om Jai Jagadish (2003) and has also been a producer. He produced and starred in the film Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005). He was awarded the Best Actor Award from the Karachi International Film Festival for his concert in the film.

Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai

.Kher is known globally for Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Bride and Prejudice (2004), his appearance on the hit TV show ER, and most freshly in The Mistress of Spices (2006) and Lust, Caution (2007). Kher has written and starred in a play about his own life called Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai, which is directed by Feroz Abbas Khan

Tere Sang

Until recently he was chairman of the Indian Film Censor Board. He is an alumnus of National School of Drama (1978 batch) and was its director between 2001 and 2004. In 2007, Anupam Kher, with his batchmate of NSD, Satish Kaushik, started a film production group, Karol Bagh Productions. Their initial film, Tere Sang, was directed by Satish Kaushik. He has had many comic roles but has also played the villain such as his acclaimed role as terrorist Dr. Dang in Karma (1986). For his role in Daddy (1989) he acknowledged the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance. Kher has won the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role five times, more than any other actor.

    Filmfare Awards


  • 1984: Best Actor, Saaransh
  • 1988: Best Supporting Actor, Vijay
  • 1989: Best Comedian, Ram Lakhan
  • 1990: Critics Award for Best Performance, Daddy
  • 1991: Best Comedian, Lamhe
  • 1992: Best Comedian, Khel
  • 1993: Best Comedian, Darr
  • 1995: Best Comedian, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
  • Nominations

  • 1986: nominated: Best Supporting Actor Award, Janam
  • 1991: nominated: Best Supporting Actor, Dil
  • 1992: nominated: Best Supporting Actor, Saudagar
  • 1994: nominated: Best Supporting Actor, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
  • 1997: nominated: Best Supporting Actor, Chaahat
  • National Film Awards

  • 1990 - National Film Award - Special Jury Award: Daddy
  • 2006 - National Film Award - Special Jury Award: Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara
  • Bollywood Movie Awards

  • 1999 : Best Supporting Actor for Salaakhen
  • 2007 : Best Comedian for Khosla Ka Ghosla
  • Star Screen Awards

  • 1994: Best Supporting Actor for 1942: A Love Story
  • 1999: Best Comedian for Haseena Maan Jayegi
  • 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, "Divya Himachal Award" for excellence 2005, with the blessings of H.H. Dalai Lama
  • 2005, Best Actor Award from the Karachi International Film Festival for Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara
  • 2006, Best Actor Reward at the Riverside International Film Festival at California for Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara
  • 2006, GIFA awards: Critics Choice Awards - Best Actor in a Comic Role for Khosla Ka Ghosla

  • Anupam Kher is wedded to fellow actress Kirron Kher. Her son, his stepson, is actor Sikander Kher.

  • His brother Raju Kher is also an actor, who emerged in Anupam's directorial first appearance Om Jai Jagadish.

  • A Kashmiri Brahmin by birth, Anupam Kher has been working for the relocated Kashmiri Pandits by bringing to international attention the issues concerning the community.