Anupam Kher is a renowned Indian movie actor, filmmaker and director who predominantly appear in Bollywood movies. He has appeared in more than 500 movies, numerous theater plays, and some International movies and has earned utmost fame by his remarkable work. He was born on March 7, 1955 in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), A Wednesday (2008) and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016). He has been married to Kirron Kher since August 25, 1985. They have one child. He is graduated.
Kher made his acting debut in the 1982 Hindi movie Aagman. Then in 1984 came Saaransh, where he played an aged, retired person having lost his son, and he has 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 played comic roles but has also played the roles of villains for which he got critical acclaim, such as Karma (1986) where he played terrorist Dr. Dang.
After his divorce from 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."
He debuted as an actor in a Bollywood movie titled Aagman, trailed by Saaransh. He has portrayed imperative roles in megahit movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Veer Zaara and many more. He is globally famed owing to his work in films like, Bride and Prejudice, Speedy Singh, Bend It Like Beckham, and other global projects. Anupam Kher also co-featured in Silver Linings Playbook which earned him Academy Award. In his three and half decade of career, he has esteemed himself as one of the top actors Bollywood has ever gotten.
From 2001 to 2004, Anupam Kher has worked as Chairperson of Indian Movie Censor Board as well as as a Director of National School Of Drama. This highly talented actor has presented a number of TV sitcoms likes Lead India, Sawaal Dus Crore Ka as well as The Anupam Kher Show – Kuchh Bhi Ho Sakta Hai. Anupam has been bestowed by Padma Bhushan and Padma Shree awards by Indian Government for his influence to cinema and arts.
Anupam Kher is considered amongst those actors who didn’t emanated from Indian film industry or nor was a celebrity material. He still gotten a niche for himself in industry and gave unforgettable performances in movies like Lamhe, Dil, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Tezaab and Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Mara amongst several others. His acting in the movies like A Wednesday and Special 26 requires an exceptional mention. He has also been vocal in speaking about social issues and has also take part in a number of charity shows too.
Facts You Never Knew About Anupam Kher!
Anupam Kher is the only actor in Bollywood film industry to have earned eight consecutive Film awards.
He used to sleep on railway stations all through his struggling period.
He has worked as the Chairman of Indian Central Board of Film Certification.
In the year 2005, Anupam Kher established an acting faculty named Acting Prepares.
Anupam Kher is a Kashmiri Pandit.
All through the shoot of the movie Hum Aapke Hain Kon, he got paralyzed though still continued his acting.
In his infantile, he was a poor student who never scores more than 38. Furthermore, he was also average in sports. The only profession in which he outshined was drama and theatre.
He took his imaginative abilities to next level when he was trailing his graduation in Govt. College, Shimla, and was entitled as the best actor of Himachal Pradesh University.
Once he was studying at Himachal Pradesh University, he come across a walk-in audition commercial of Panjab University, Chandigarh; providing a scholarship. With the intention of appearing in audition, Anupam Kher stole ?118 from his Mom, which she commonly had kept at their home’s temple.