Anupam Kher is an Indian actor who has appeared in over 400 films and many plays. In 2004 he was honoured with the Padma Shri and with the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contribution to cinema and arts. He is now been awarded with Kala Ratan Award by Vice President Hamid Ansari. The actor took twitter to share the news and tweeted, “I Joined #IndianTheatre, @OfficialPU in 1974. Happy & Proud to share, today I get #KalaRatanAward by Hon. Vice President of India. Jai Ho.”
Mainly working in Hindi films, he has also appeared in many of the International films such as the 2002 Golden Globe nominated Bend It Like Beckham, Ang Lee’s 2007 Golden Lion-winning Lust, Caution, and David O. Russell’s 2013 Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook. For his outstanding work he has won the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for five times. His performance in the 1988 film Vijay bagged him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He was also the Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification and National School of Drama in India. He is currently the Chairman at Actor Prepares.
He has also teamed with Harry Potter actor Jason Isaac and Dev Patel for his upcoming film ‘Hotel Mumbai’ which is based on a true story of 2008 Mumbai attack at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
Kher made the Country Proud
In the month of February this year, in the list of authors that included popular J K Rowling who wrote the famous Harry Potter series and Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho, India came up into the list because of the Bollywood veterans Anupam Kher and Mahesh Bhatt.
They are two who have been listed as one of the most influential authors by the website Richtopia. Anupam Kher was placed 12th for his book ‘The Best Thing About You Is You’ and thereby fell in the list of Top 20 influential authors in United Kingdom.
On a talk about his Bollywood projects, he will soon be seen in “Naam Shabana” starrer Taapsee Pannu, also having Akshay Kumar in the cast. He will next be seen in “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”, which also stars Akshay Kumar and in “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” fame Bhumi Pednekar.
He is one of the most versatile actors of the industry and his contributions have always been a remarkable inspiration to all.