Anupam Kher is one of the most prolific and talented actors in the Indian film industry. Being a veteran of Bollywood, Anupam Kher has appeared in over 500 movies, in various languages and for various international film industries. Despite originally being a theater artist, Anupam Kher found fame and was awarded five times for his comic roles in the 1990s.
Anupam Kher’s performances in foreign films is also laudable. He has received awards and nominations for his impressive acting performance. Apart from being an experienced actor, Anupam Kher is also the Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India. Previously, he has been the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification as well as the National School of Drama (NSD), in New Delhi.
Anupam Kher’s immense contribution to the development of the Indian film industry has honored him with highest citizen awards from the Indian government.
About Anupam Kher
|Real Name||Anupam Kher|
|Date of Birth||7th March 1955|
|Age (as in July 2018)||63 years|
|Place of Birth||Shimla|
|Education||Graduate in Theater Drama from National School of Drama (New Delhi)|
|Height||5 ft 7"|
(170 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Father||Late Pushkarnath Kher|
(former Clerk in Forest Department)
|Wife||Kirron Kher |
|Income (Annual)||INR 10,00,00,000|
(USD 1.5 Million)
|Famous for||Saaransh (1984), Ram Lakhan, Daddy (1989), Dil (1990), Lamhe, Hum (1991), Khel, Beta (1992), 1942-A Love Story, Darr (1993), Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994), Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaenge, Papa Kehte Hain (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan (1998), Mohabbatein, Kaho Na.. Pyaar Hai, Refugee, Dhadkan (2000), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Bride & Prejudice, Veer-Zara (2004), Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Maara, Sarkaar, Mistress of Spices (2005), Rang De Basanti, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Vivaah (2006), A Wednesday! (2008), Dabangg (2010), Desi Boyz (2011), Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Krrish-3, Special 26 (2013), Singham Returns, Happy New Year (2014), Dirty Politics (2015) and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017)|
|First Movie||Aagman (1982)|
|Net Worth (2018)||INR 400,00,00,000 (USD 59 Million )|
Likes & Dislikes
|Favorite Actors||Robert De Niro and Ranbir Kapoor|
|Favorite Actresses||Vidya Balan|
|Food||Rajma-Rice, Kashmiri Dum Pulao and fried prawns in hunan sauce|
|Hobbies||Reading books and listening to Bollywood oldies|
Anupam Kher was born in Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) to (late) Pushkarnath Kher, and ex-clerk in the Forest Department, and Dulari Kher, a homemaker. Having completed his schooling from the D.A.V. School in his hometown, Anupam Kher went to Punjab University (Chandigarh) and finally graduated in theater arts from the National School of Drama (New Delhi).
Anupam Kher’ birthday comes on 7th March, and Anupam Kher is around 63 years of age, having being born in 1955. Anupam Kher’s height is 5 ft 7 inches (170 cm) and Anupam Kher’s weight is around 72 kg (159 lbs).
Anupam Kher’s wife is renowned Bollywood and Bengali movie actress, Kirron Kher, whom he is married to since 1985. Previously, Anupam Kher was married to Madhumalati, however, the couple divorced a long time ago. Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher have a son – actor Sikander Kher.
Apart from being popular as a film actor, Anupam Kher has been a prominent TV personality as well. Anupam Kher has hosted popular TV shows, including ‘Say Na Something To Anupam Uncle’, ‘Lead India’, ‘Sawaal Dus Crore Ka’, and the latest, ‘The Anupam Kher Show – Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai’, which is a celebrity talk show.
Anupam Kher is counted amongst the most versatile talented actors in the Indian film industry. His contribution towards Indian cinema has earned him numerous awards and accolades. The list Anupam Kher’s award list began when he first won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his movie ‘Saaransh’ (1984). Anupam Kher won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Vijay’ (1988), Filmfare Award for Best Comedian for ‘Ram Lakhan’ (1989), and the National Film Awards’ Special Jury Award and the Filmfare Awards for Best Actor (Critics) for ‘Daddy’ (1990).
Anupam Kher next won the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian for ‘Lamhe’ (1991), and again for ‘Khel’ (1992). The next year, Anupam Kher won the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian for ‘Darr’ (1993), and later on, won the Screen Awards’ Best Supporting Actor award for ‘1942: A Love Story’ (1994). Next, Anupam Kher won the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian for his role in the blockbuster romantic musical, ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaenge’ (1995)
Four years later, Anupam Kher won the Screen Award for Best Comedian for ‘Haseena Maan Jaegi’, and the Hindi Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Salakhein’, both in 1999. For his impressive role in the movie, ‘Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Mara’, Anupam Kher won the National Film Awards’ Special Jury Award, the Karachi Film Festival Best Actor award and the Riverside International Film Festival (California) Best Actor award, in 2005.
Displaying his comic talent once again, Anupam Kher won the Global Indian Film Awards’ Best Actor in a Comic Role award and the Hindi Movie Award for Best Comedian, for his role in the super hit comedy, ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’ (2007).
Apart from receiving numerous film awards for his acting, Anupam Kher is also the recipient of several honors from the Indian government as well. Anupam Kher was awarded the ‘Padma Shri’, in 2004, for his immense contribution to the Indian cinema. Next, Anupam Kher was awarded the ‘Padma Bhushan’, for his work towards developing arts, in 2016.
Interesting Facts About Anupam Kher
- Although born in Shimla, Anupam Kher originally belongs to a Kashmiri Pandit lineage.
- Till date, Anupam Kher has acted in over 500 films, including notable foreign productions, such as ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ (2002) and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ (2012), both of which are award-winners.
- Anupam Kher is credited as being the only actor in Bollywood to have won the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role 5 times till now.
- Although Anupam Kher met Kirron at a Chandigarh-based theater group which they were both part of, the love did not blossom between the two till later on.
- In 2005, Anupam Kher established ‘Actor Prepares’, an acting school for struggling artists.
- Anupam Kher, and his best friend, Satish Kaushik, have a film production company, titled ‘Karol Bagh Productions’, which was begun in 2007.