Anupam Kher

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Anupam Kher

Birth Date: 07 Mar, 1955, Age (66)

Occupation : Actor, Producer

Filmfare Awards : 8

National Awards : 2

Place of Birth : Shimla

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher is an Indian actor and the current Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India. He is the recipient of two National Film Awards and eight Filmfare Awards. He has appeared in over 500 films in several languages and many plays.[1][2] He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in Saaransh (1984). He holds the record for winning the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian five times in total for: Ram Lakhan (1989), Lamhe (1991), Khel (1992), Darr (1993) and Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995). He won the National Film Award for Special Mention twice for his performances in Daddy (1989) and Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005). For his performance in the film Vijay (1988), he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Alongside working in Hindi films, he has also appeared in many acclaimed international films such as the Golden Globe nominated Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Ang Lee's Golden Lion-winning Lust, Caution (2007), and David O. Russell's Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook (2013). He has received BAFTA nomination for his supportive role in the British television sitcom The Boy With The Topknot (2018).[3]

He has held the post of chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification and the National School of Drama in India. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contribution in the field of cinema and art

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