Padma Shri awardee Anupam Kher has done over 500 films!

Mar 07, 2018, 18:55 IST
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    Anupam Kher was born in Shimla, into a Kashmiri Pandit family. Picture courtesy/mid-day archives

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    Anupam Kher entered Bollywood in 1982 with a film that was coincidentally titled Aagmaan (arrival in Hindi). Since, he has acted in almost 450 films and close to 100 plays

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    It was through Saaransh, where the young Anupam Kher played the aged character of a retired middle class person who loses his son, that Kher gained recognition

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    Apart from Saaransh, Anupam Kher also gave award-winning performances in Daddy, Ram Lakhan, Lamhe and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge

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    Anupam Kher's most acclaimed role till date has been that of terrorist Dr. Dang in Karma

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    Anupam Kher directed the multi-starrer Om Jai Jagdish in 2002, which also featured his brother Raju Kher

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    Anupam Kher also acted in the Oscar-nominated film Sillver Linings Playbook. In pic: with Jackie Shroff and Dimple Kapadia on the sets of a film

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    Anupam Kher produced and played the lead role in the critically-acclaimed 2005 film Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara

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    Some years back Anupam Kher hosted a chat show featuring kids, titled Say Na Something to Anupam Uncle

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    In 2011, Anupam Kher starred alongside Mohanlal and Jayaprada in the Malayalam movie Pranayam

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    Anupam Kher is married to fellow actress Kirron Kher. Sikandar, also an actor, is his stepson

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    Anupam Kher has served as the chairman of the Indian Film Censor Board and is also an ex-director of the National School of Drama (NSD)

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    Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher again

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    At his peak, Anupam Kher was adept at playing villainous as well as comic characters

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    Anupam Kher with Rishi Kapoor. They have shared screen in many popular films like Eena Meena Deeka, Shreemaan Aashique, Chandni and many others

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    Anupam Kher with the late Shammi Kapoor

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    Anupam and Kirron Kher in conversation. They have been cast members in the films Pestonjee, Veer-Zaara, Rang De Basanti and Total Siyapaa

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    The versatile Anupam Kher has appeared in over 500 films in several languages and many plays

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    Anupam Kher has also appeared in acclaimed 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

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    Anupam Kher is the current Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India. He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2004

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As Anupam Kher turns 63, we look back at the veteran actor's journey in Bollywood through a compilation of some unseen pictures

 

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