New Delhi: Veteran actor Anupam Kher this year will be honoured with the third highest civilian award 'Padma Bhushan' for his contribution to the Indian Cinema.
"It is the biggest achievement of my career and as a person," stated the actor. "It reaffirms my belief that anything can happen if you work hard."
"Happy, Humbled & Honoured to share that i have been awarded The PADMA BHUSHAN by the Govt. of India. Greatest news of my life:) #JaiHind," the actor tweeted.
In the year 2004, this 60-year-old actor was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contribution to Indian cinema.
Kher made his acting debut in the 1982 Hindi movie 'Aagman'. But he got the limelight in 1984 with 'Saaransh', where 28-year-old Kher played a retired middle class Maharashtrian man who has lost his son.
Other than appearing in hundreds of movies and several plays, the 'Bend It Like Beckham' actor held the post of chairman of Central Board of Film Certification and National School of Drama in India.
Other Padma Bhushan awardees this year include - Udit Narayan, Ram Sutar, Vinod Rai, Heisnam Kanhailal, Barjinder Singh Hamdard, Swami Tejomayananda, Proffesor N S Ramanuja Tatacharya and Proffesor D Nageshwar Reddy.
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