Anupam Kher is a former Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India as well as a Popular Indian actor. He has featured including over 500 movies, mostly in Hindi, as well as several plays. He has two National Film Awards and eight Filmfare Awards to his name.
With his performances in Saaransh, he received the Filmfare Award for Best Actor (1984). He has five Filmfare Awards for Best Comedian: Ram Lakhan (1989), Lamhe (1991), Khel (1992), Darr (1993), and Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995). For his roles in Daddy (1989) and Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (1990), he received two National Film Award Special Mentions (2005).
He received the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in Vijay (1988). Kher received an honorary doctorate degree in Philosophy of Hindu Studies from the Hindu University of America on September 20, 2021. (HUA).
He has also acted in foreign movies including the Golden Globe-nominated Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Ang Lee’s Golden Lion-winning Lust, Caution (2007), as well as David O. Russell’s Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook (2012). He was nominated for a BAFTA for the supportive performance inside the British sitcom The Boy With The Topknot (2018).
For his contributions to film as well as the arts, the Indian government awarded him the Padma Shri in 2004 as well as the Padma Bhushan in 2016. Anupam Kher was named chairman of the FTII in October 2017, although his selection was criticised because of his pro-BJP attitude and frequent absences. He quit as chairman of the FTII on October 31, 2018, citing work obligations for the American TV programme New Amsterdam.
He wedded actress Kirron Kher, who is currently a member of parliament for the Bharatiya Janata Party representing Chandigarh, in 1985. Sikandar Kher, his stepson, is indeed an actor. He was named the Pratham Education Foundation’s goodwill ambassador in 2010, with the goal of improving children’s education in The country. Kher is a staunch supporter of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). He discusses Kashmir as well as Kashmiri Pandits in a favourable light.
As Anupam Kher was born on 7 March 1955, so his current age is 66 years.