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Anupam Kher
Born March 7, 1955 (1955-03-07) (age 55)
Shimla, India[1]
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1982–present

Anupam Kher (Hindi: अनुपम खेर; born 7 March 1955) is an acclaimed Indian actor who mainly appears in Bollywood films. In addition to Hindi films, he has work in several successful Punjabi, British, Hollywood and Chinese films as well.




Kher made his acting debut in the 1982 Hindi movie Aagman. Then in 1984 came Saaransh, where he played a late-age retired person having lost his son and 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 done comic roles but has done many villain roles for which he got critical acclaim such as Karma (1986) where he played terrorist Dr. Dang. He was applauded for his performance in the film Daddy (1989). Considered one of his best performances, he received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance. Kher is a frequent winner in the Comedian category.

He has also starred closely alongside Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan multiple times, in many successful films such as: Darr (1993), Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Chaahat (1996), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mohabbatein (2000) and Veer-Zaara (2004).

He ventured into directing with Om Jai Jagadish (2003) and is also 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.

Kher is known internationally with the films Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Bride and Prejudice (2004), his appearance on the hit TV show ER, and most recently in The Mistress of Spices (2006) and Lust, Caution (2007).

He also starred in the 2005 Punjabi film Yaaran Naal Bahaaran and "Tera Mera Ki Rishta".

He also served as the chairman of the Indian Film Censor Board until recently, when he was replaced by Sharmila Tagore. He is an alumnus of National School of Drama (1978 batch) and later became its director, between 2001 and 2004.

In 2007, Anupam Kher, with his batchmate of NSD, Satish Kaushik,[2] started a new film production company, 'Karol Bagh Productions', and their first film, Tere Sang, is being directed by Satish Kaushik.[3]

Personal life

After divorce with 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." Anupam kher is basically from kashmir , he is born in kashmiri brahmin family, called as kashmiri pandit (kashur bat).

Awards and recognition

National Film Awards

Filmfare Awards

Star Screen Awards

Bollywood Movie Awards

Other Awards

  • 2000, Actor of the Decade Award (Millennium Honours)[4]
  • 2000, Best Actor in a Comic Role at the Sansui Viewers Choice Awards[6]
  • 2001, Real Life Hero Award at the Zee Gold Bollywood Awards[7]
  • 2004, Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contribution to Indian cinema[8]
  • 2005, Best Actor Award from the Karachi International Film Festival for Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara[9]
  • 2005, "Divya Himachal Award" for excellence 2005, with the blessings of H.H. Dalai Lama[10]
  • 2006, Best Actor Award at the Riverside International Film Festival at California for Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara[11]
  • 2006, GIFA awards: Critics Choice Awards - Best Actor in a Comic Role for Khosla Ka Ghosla[12][13]


Year Film Role Other notes
1982 Aagmaan
1984 Saaransh B.B. Pradhan
Utsav Samsthaana's friend
1985 Arjun
1986 Karma Dr. Michael Dang
1988 Tezaab Shyamlal
Zakhmi Aurat
1989 Ram Lakhan Deodhar Shastri
Parinda Inspector Prakash
Daddy Anand National Film Award - Special Jury Award
Chandni Ramesh Cameo
ChaalBaaz Tribhuvan/Chachaji
1990 Dil Hazari Prasad
1991 Saudagar Mandhaari Kaka
Lamhe Prem
Hum Girdhar
Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin Seth Dharamchand
1992 Zindagi Ek Juaa Jagjit "J.J." Singh
Shola Aur Shabnam Major Inder Mohan Lahti
1993 1942: A Love Story Raghuvir Pathak Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor
Darr Ankit
1994 Hum Aapke Hain Kaun...! Prof. Siddharth Chaudhary
1995 Dil Ka Doctor
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Dharamvir Malhotra
Papa Kehte Hein
1996 Chaahat Shambunath Rathore
1997 Gudgudee Ajay Prasad
1998 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Principal Malhotra
2000 Mohabbatein Kake
Kya Kehna Gulshan Bakshi
Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai Mr. Saxena/Sirjee
Refugee Jaan Mohammad
Dhadkan Sheetal's father Special appearance
2002 Bend It Like Beckham Mr. Bhamra English-language film
2003 Banana Brothers Ketan English-language film
2004 Bride and Prejudice Mr. Bakshi English-language film
Veer-Zaara Zakir Ahmed
ER Ajay Rasgotra
2005 Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Dr. Screwala
Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara Professor Uttam Chaudhary National Film Award - Special Jury Award
Sarkar Motilal Khurana
The Mistress of Spices Geeta's grandfather English-language film
Main Aisa Hi Hoon Dayanath Trivedi
Paheli Bhanwarlal
2006 Rang De Basanti Rajnath Singhania
Shaadi Se Pehle Rani's father
Chup Chup Ke Jeetu Prasad
Khosla Ka Ghosla Kamal Kishore Khosla
Jaan-E-Mann Vakil Chachu (Boney)
Vivah Mr. Harischandra
Apna Sapna Money Money Satyabol Shastri
Prateeksha James Brown
2007 Shakalaka Boom Boom Reggie's father
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag Shivshankar Sahay
Victoria No. 203
Lust, Caution Khalid Said ud-Din Chinese film
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron
Gandhi Park
2008 The Other End of the Line Rajeev Sethi English-language film
Dhoom Dadakka Mungilal
C Kkompany Mr. Joshi
A Wednesday! Prakash Rathod
Tahaan Subhan Darr
De Taali Abhi's father
God Tussi Great Ho Arun's father
Meerabai Not Out
2009 Victory Ram Shekhawat
Morning Walk Joymohan
Tera Mera Ki Rishta Meet's father Punjabi film
Zamaanat Dr. Madan
Sankat City Faujdar
Kuch Khatta Kuch Meetha Joymohan
Tum Mere Ho
Yeh Mera India Mr. Kaur
Dil Bole Hadippa! Vikram "Vicky" Singh
Wake Up Sid Ram Mehra
2010 Mungilal Rocks Releases January 29, 2010
Allah Ke Banday Releases February 19, 2010
Hum Jo Keh Na Paaye Releases June 2010
Chai Garum
You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger English-language film
Chatur Singh Two Star
Rajdhani Express
Pyaar Impossible Yamla Pagla Deewana


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