Saturday, May 15, 2010

Anupam Kher Actor, Teacher, Author and a Motivational Speaker

Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher has taken character roles to a whole new level. He has experimented with different roles – the good guy, bad guy, the funny guy and many unconventional roles, he never fears of experimenting

Anupam Kher was born on 7th March 1951 to a Kashmiri Pandit family. He honed his acting skills at the National School of Drama.

He was the chairman of the Indian Censor Board and held the chair of director at the National School of Drama in 2001 upto 2004. He has started a production company called Karol Bagh Productions with Satish Kaushik. Their first movie will be "Tere Sang".

His first marriage to Madhu fell apart. He married again to actress Kirron Kher. Kirron Kher has a son Sikandar by her first marriage and he recently made his debut in Bollywood. Sikandar Kher is son to Kirron Kher and Gautham Berry.

Anupam Kher’s Movies:
Anupam Kher made his entry into movies with Apmaan (1982). His performance in his second movie Saaransh (1984) as a man who has lost his son, received acclaim and a Filmfare Best Actor Award. In Subhash Ghai’s Karma (1986) he played the evil Dr.Dang.

He worked in some of the biggest hits in the 80s like Tezaab (1988), Tridev (1989), Ram Lakhan (1989) and Parinda (1989). He gave a powerful performance in Mahesh Bhatt’s Daddy (1989) as an alcoholic and about his relationship with his daughter. It won him the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance as well as a Nation Film Award – Special Jury Award.

In Lamhe (1990) he played Anil Kapoor’s friend. His role won him the Filmfare Best Comedian Award. He was seen as Pooja Bhatt’s wealthy father in Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991). After appearing in block busters like 1942: A Love Story (1993) and Hum Aapke Hai Kaun (1994), he won another
Filmfare Best Comedian Award for his portrayal of Shah Rukh Khan’s father in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995).
His other movies include Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kya Kehna (2000) and Refugee (2000). He worked in international projects like Gurinder Chaddha’s Bend It Like Beckham (2002) and Pride and Prejudice (2004). His performance was considered brilliant in Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005) and he took home another Nation Film Award – Special Jury Award. In 2008, he played a police officer which told the story of his struggle in capturing a man who threatens that he has planted bombs around the city.
He has nearly twenty five movies slated for release in 2009 like Carry on Pandu, Allah Ke Bandhay, Naughty at Forty and Rajdhani Express.

Awards and Recognitions to Anupam Kher:
  • Padma Shri Awarded by the Govt. Of India in the year 2004.
  • He has also been awarded two times National film award- Special Jury award for Daddy (1989) and Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Maara (2005).
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