Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher (born 7 March 1955) is an Indian actor who has appeared in nearly 470 films and 100 plays. Though mainly appearing in Bollywood (Hindi) films, Anupam Kher has had roles in some films from other nations as well most notably the 2013 Oscar nominated Silver Linings Playbook, directed by David O. Russell. Anupam Kher has held the post of Chairman of the Censor Board and National School of Drama in India. In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India for Anupam Khercontribution to Indian cinema. Kher has won the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role five times, more than any other actor.

                                        Early life

 Anupam Kher was born and raised in Shimla, into a Kashmiri Pandit family.He was educated at D.A.V. School in Lakkar Bazar, Shimla. He is an alumnus and a former chairperson of the National School of Drama. Some of his early acting was in plays performed at the Himachal Pradesh University.




Kher made his acting debut in the 1982 Hindi movie Aagman. Then in 1984 came Saaransh, where 28-year old Kher played a retired middle class Maharashtrian man who has lost his son.Anupam Kher  hosted TV shows such as Say Na Something To Anupam Uncle, Sawaal Dus Crore Ka and the recent Lead India. 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 received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance.He has starred alongside Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan many 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).Anupam Kher ventured into directing with Om Jai Jagadish (2002) and has also been 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.The role of the Police Commissioner Rathor, played by him in critically and commercially acclaimed 'A Wednesday' is also very much appreciated.Kher is known internationally for Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Bride and Prejudice (2004), "Speedy Singhs" (2011), his appearance on the hit TV show ER, and more recently in The Mistress of Spices (2006) and Lust, Caution (2007). In 2012 he co-starred in the Academy Award-nominated Silver Linings Playbook.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.Until recently he served as 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 company, Karol Bagh Productions. Their first film, Tere Sang, is being directed by Satish Kaushik.Anupam Kher has recently been appointed the goodwill ambassador of the Pratham Education Foundation, which strives to improve children's education in India.In 2011, he starred alongside Mohanlal and Jayaprada in the Malayalam language romantic drama Pranayam. Kher has chosen Pranayam as one of the seven best films of his career.Anupam Kher also starred in a number of Marathi films such as 'Thoda Tuza...Thoda Maza', 'Kashala Udyachi Baat' and Punjabi films such as Yaaraan naal bahaaraan.Anupam Kher is also widely regarded as an intellectual talk show participant.In 2009, Kher has given his Hindi voice to Carl Fredricksen in the Disney-Pixar 3D animated film Up, which also bounds to not only be his first dubbing role, but to be his very first voice role in his career, overall.Anumpam with wife Kirron, July 201 Anupam Kher is currently shooting for "The Dirty Politics". The movie also features Om Puri and Jackie Shroff.

                                Personal life

 Anupam Kher is married to fellow actress Kirron Kher (since 1985). Her son, his stepson, is actor Sikandar Kher.[15] His brother Raju Kheris also an actor, who appeared in Anupam's directorial debut Om Jai Jagadish. A Hindu Kashmiri by birth, Anupam Kher has been working for the displaced Kashmiri Pandits by bringing to global attention the issues concerning the community.


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