Anupam Kher (born 7 March 1955) is an Indian actor and the former 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. 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.
Kher at the Green carpet of the 18th IIFA Awards 2017
|Occupation||Actor, producer, director, teacher, chairman|
|Term||11 October 2017 – 31 October 2018|
Kirron Kher (m. 1985)
|Relatives||Raju Kher (brother)|
|Honours||Padma Shri (2004)|
Padma Bhushan (2016)
Besides 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 received a BAFTA nomination for his supporting role in the British television sitcom The Boy with the Topknot (2018).
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 arts.
Kher was born on 7 March 1955 in Shimla, into a Kashmiri Pandit family. His father was a clerk and he had a modest upbringing. He received education at D.A.V. School in Shimla. In his struggling days as an actor in Mumbai, he slept on railway platforms. He is an alumnus and a former chairperson of the National School of Drama. Some of his early roles were in plays performed at the Himachal Pradesh University.
Kher made his acting debut in the 1982 Hindi movie Aagman. Then in 1984 came Saaransh, where 28-year-old Kher played a retired middle-class Maharashtrian man who has lost his son. He hosted TV shows such as Say Na Something To Anupam Uncle, Sawaal Dus Crore Ka, Lead India and the recent The Anupam Kher Show - Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai, which has become a big hit on its 1st episode when Shah Rukh Khan was invited as his guest. He has had many comic roles but has also played the villain such as his acclaimed role as the terrorist Dr. Dang in Karma (1986). For his role in Daddy (1989) he received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance.
He has starred alongside Hindi Cinema's superstar Shahrukh Khan many times in films such as Darr (1993), Zamaana Deewana (1995), Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Chaahat (1996), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mohabbatein (2000), Veer-Zaara (2004), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) and Happy New Year (2014).
He ventured into directing with Om Jai Jagadish (2002) and has been 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. The role of the Police Commissioner Rathor, played by him in critically and commercially acclaimed A Wednesday is also very much appreciated.
Kher is known internationally for Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Bride and Prejudice (2004), Speedy Singhs (2011), his appearance on the hit TV show ER, and more recently in The Mistress of Spices (2006) and Lust, Caution (2007). In 2012 he co-starred in the Academy Award-winning Silver Linings Playbook.
He also starred in a number of Marathi films such as Thoda Tuza...Thoda Maza, Kashala Udyachi Baat and Punjabi films such as Yaaraan Naal Bahaaraan.
He is also an occasional talk show participant.
Starting in fall of 2018, Anupam Kher starred in a new medical drama TV series New Amsterdam (2018 TV series) as Dr. Vijay Kapoor, airing on NBC. He also appeared as Shahbaz Karim in the BBC1 drama Mrs Wilson.
Awards and recognitionsEdit
Anupam Kher's production house also made some television shows, notable among them Imtihaan (1994).
|2005||Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara||Also acted as Professor Uttam Chaudhary|
|2009||Tere Sang||Also acted in special appearance as a judge|
(Partial filmography, in Hindi language unless noted)
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1984||Saaransh||B.B. Pradhan||Filmfare Award for Best Actor|
|Rao Saheb||Rao Saheb|
|1986||Aakhree Raasta||Mahesh Sandaliya|
|Palay Khan||British General Bonz|
|Karma||Dr. Michael Dang|
|Allah Rakha||R.S. Khera|
|Nehru: The Jewel of India||Jawahar||Hindi and English feature film|
|Paap Ko Jala Kar Raakh Kar Doonga||Bhuchaal|
|1989||Ram Lakhan||Deodhar Shastri||Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|Nigahen: Nagina Part II||Gorakh Nath|
|Taaqatwar||Municipal officer Sharma|
|Daddy||Anand||National Film Award – Special Mention |
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
|1990||Kroadh||Inspector Vikram Shukla|
|Indrajaalam||Chief minister of Maharashtra||Malayalam film|
|Lamhe||Prem||Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin||Seth Dharamchand|
|Ganga Jamuna Ki Lalkar|
|1992||Zindagi Ek Juaa||Jagjit "J.J." Singh|
|Shola Aur Shabnam||Major Inder Mohan Lahti|
|Nagin Aur Lootere||Police constable|
|Khel||Seema's Uncle||Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|Do Hanso Ka Joda|
|Ganga Bani Shola|
|Umar 55 Ki Dil Bachpan Ka||Batliwala|
|1993||1942: A Love Story||Raghuvir Pathak||Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Darr||Vijay Awasthi||Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja||Jagmohan/Manmohan|
|1994||Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!||Prof. Siddharth Chaudhary|
|Hum Hain Kamaal Ke||Nilamber|
|1995||Dil Ka Doctor|
|Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge||Dharamvir Malhotra||Filmfare Best Comedian Award|
|Papa Kehte Hein|
|1998||Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa||Dibyanath Chatterjee|
|Kuch Kuch Hota Hai||Principal Malhotra|
|Bade Miyan Chote Miyan||Police commissioner|
|Doli Saja Ke Rakhna||Mr. Bansal|
|1999||Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain||Mr. Vishwanath|
|Haseena Maan Jaayegi||Gulzarilal Verma|
|Kya Kehna||Gulshan Bakshi|
|Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai||Mr. Saxena/Sirjee|
|Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge||Vicky Nath|
|Dhadkan||Sheetal's father||Special appearance|
|Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai||Tamil husband (Muthu Pillai)|
|2001||Praja||Bappu Haji Mustafa||Malayalam film|
|Jodi No.1||Rai Bahadur|
|Little John||Swamiji||Tamil film|
|2002||Yeh Hai Jalwa||Robin Singh|
|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|
|Aabra Ka Daabra||Limbu|
|Hum Jo Keh Na Paaye||Neeraj Mehta|
|2005||Kyaa Kool Hai Hum||Dr. Screwala|
|Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara||Professor Uttam Chaudhary||National Film Award – Special Jury Award|
|The Mistress of Spices||Geeta's grandfather||English-language film|
|Main Aisa Hi Hoon||Dayanath Trivedi|
|2006||Rang De Basanti||Rajnath Singhania|
|Shaadi Se Pehle||Rani's father|
|Aap Ki Khatir||Arjun Khanna (Anu's dad)|
|Chup Chup Ke||Jai Ved Prasad|
|Hope and a Little Sugar||Colonel|
|Khosla Ka Ghosla||Kamal Kishore Khosla|
|Jaan-E-Mann||Vakil Chachu (Boney)|
|Apna Sapna Money Money||Satyabol Shastri|
|2007||Shakalaka Boom Boom||Reggie's father|
|Kuttrapathirikai||Rajiv Gandhi||Tamil film|
|Heyy Babyy||Mr. Malhotra|
|Laaga Chunari Mein Daag||Shivshankar Sahay|
|Apna Asmaan||Dr. Sathya|
|Victoria No. 203|
|Lust, Caution||Khalid Said ud-Din||Chinese film|
|Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron|
|Gandhi Park||Sammy Philips||English-Cross cultural Hollywood film|
|2008||The Other End of the Line||Rajeev Sethi||English-language film|
|C Kkompany||Mr. Joshi|
|A Wednesday!||Prakash Rathod|
|De Taali||Abhi's father|
|God Tussi Great Ho||Arun's father|
|Meerabai Not Out||Dr. Awasthi|
|Tera Mera Ki Rishta||Meet's father||Punjabi film|
|Yeh Mera India||Mr. Kaur|
|Dil Bole Hadippa!||Vikram "Vicky" Singh|
|Wake Up Sid||Ram Mehra|
|You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger||English-language film|
|Pyaar Impossible||Abhay's father|
|2011||Yamla Pagla Deewana||Joginder Singh Brar|
|Naughty @ 40||Laxminarayan Srivastav|
|Chatur Singh Two Star||Rajpal Sinha/Dr Jhatka|
|Yeh Faasley||Devindar devilal Dua|
|Pranayam||Achutha Menon||Malayalam film|
|Desi Boyz||Suresh Awasthi|
|Aagaah: The Warning||Pir Baba||Hindi|
|Speedy Singhs||Darvesh Singh||English-language film|
|2012||Chaar Din Ki Chandni||Chandraveer Singh|
|Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum||Francis Marlo|
|Mr. Bhatti on Chutti||BB Bhatti|
|Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein||Benam Kumar|
|Jab Tak Hai Jaan||Mr Thapar, Meera's father|
|Silver Linings Playbook||Dr. Cliff Patel, Pat's doctor and friend||English-language film|
|2013||Kashala Udyachi Baat||Blind Man||Marathi film|
|Special 26||P.K. Sharma aka Sharmaji|
|Hum Hain Raahi Car Ke||Actor|
|Chashme Baddoor||Double Role (Seema's father and her father's brother)|
|Gori Tere Pyaar Mein||Latesh bhai|
|Yamla Pagla Deewana 2||Joginder Armstrong|
|2014||Welcome Back Gandhi||Chief Minister of a state in India|
|Total Siyapaa||Asha's father|
|Gang of Ghosts||Gendamal|
|Main Tera Hero||Vikrant Singhal|
|Singham Returns||Gurukant "Guruji" Acharya|
|Nayana||Nayana's Muttachan||Malayalam film|
|Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami||Purushotam Narayan Joshi|
|Happy New Year||Manohar Sharma||Special appearance|
|Super Nani||Mr. Sammy|
|Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene||D.K. Thawani|
|Roy||Kabir Grewal's father||Special appearance|
|Dirty Politics||C.B.I. Chief|
|Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||Diwan Saheb/Bapu|
|2016||Buddha In A Traffic Jam||Professor Jamshed Batki or Ranjan Batki||Released 2014 In Mumbai International and Released 13 May 2016 Worldwide|
|A Family Man||Dr. Savraj Singh||English-language film|
|M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story||Dhoni's Father / Pan Singh Dhoni|
|2017||The Big Sick||Azmat Nanjiani||English-language film|
|Naam Shabana||Om Prakash Shukla (Shukla ji)|
|Indu Sarkar||Nana Pradhan|
|Toilet: Ek Prem Katha||Dinanath Joshi/"Dj Kakka"|
|Judwaa 2||Mr.Balraj Bakshi|
|Ranchi Diaries||Thakur Bhaiyaa|
|The Boy With The Topknot||Shathnam's Father||Short TV-Film|
|Ba Baa Black Sheep|
|Hotel Mumbai||Hemant Oberoi|
|The Accidental Prime Minister||Manmohan Singh||Based on the book of the same name|
|2006||Khosla Ka Ghosla|
|Arial Mr. Gold||Host|
|2000-2004||Say Na Something to Anupam Uncle||Host|
|2001||Sawaal Dus Crore Ka||Host|
|2013||24||Wasim Khan (Guest appearance)|
|2014||The Anupam Kher Show - Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai||Host|
|2015||Yum hen hum|
|2017||People||Host (Republic TV)|
|The Indian Detective||Stanley D'Mello|
|2018||New Amsterdam||Dr. Vijay Kapoor|
|Mrs Wilson||Shahbaz Karim|
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