Anupam Kher

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Silver Linings Playbook (2012) | A Wednesday (2008) | The Big Sick (2017)
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Anupum Kher
Mar 7, 1955 (age 63)
5' 6" (1.68m)
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  • * "Nothing is all wrong. Even a clock that has stopped running is correct twice a day."

    His critical and commercial success in over 100 plays and almost 450 films
    stand testament to this eternal optimism that gave rise to the drive and
    passion that catapulted Padma Bhushan award-winning actor Anupam Kher to
    the heights of being considered one of the greatest actors of contemporary

    Shimla-bred Anupam Kher enrolled and passed out of Chandigarh's Punjab
    University and the National School of Drama in Delhi (an institute where he
    would later be the Chairman), with a gold medal in acting. He then took up
    teaching dramatics in Lucknow till finally landing up in Mumbai starting
    off his glorious career on the silver screen with National award-winning
    roles in Saaransh and Daddy. He carried forward his golden streak in films
    like Karma, Lamhe, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge,Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Maara,
    Khosla Ka Ghosla, A Wednesday and Special 26  to name a few.

    He extended his genius into production of such national and international
    award winning films such as Bariwali and Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Maara.

    Kher went international when he worked with acclaimed directors such as
    Gurinder Chaddha, David O Russell, Ang Lee and Woody Allen. He is the only
    Indian actor to have shared screen space with the legendary actor Robert De
    Niro in the Oscar nominated movie Silver Linings Playbook.

    Showered with innumerable accolades and awards, he holds the distinction of
    winning no less then 8 Filmfare awards in a row. He has held the post of
    Chairman of the Censor Board and the National School of Drama. He has been
    awarded the Dalai Lama Award for his work with underprivileged children.

    Not one to sit back and rest on his laurels, in 2005 Anupam Kher
    established his dream project Actor Prepares  a premier acting school in
    the heart of Mumbai, where he takes time off his very hectic schedule to
    personally impart some of his acting secrets to tomorrow’s actors and

    Shredding the comfortable cocoon that a star of his stature would live
    within, concerned with giving back something to society and those less
    privileged then him, he has for many years now been a teacher to
    differently-abled children and is one of the founder members of The People
    For Animals.

    In 2008, years of hard work and planning finally culminated in the
    establishment of The Anupam Kher Foundation to spread education among less
    privileged children and to provide palliative care to people with life-
    limiting diseases. Since 2015 he has been appointed the Ambassador for the
    UN’s HeForShe Campaign, which strives for gender equality.

    In recent years, Kher has been increasingly sought out by business schools
    and corporates to lecture about the lessons that can be imbibed from acting
    in coping with the pressures of life and living. In 2011, he detailed his
    philosophy and authored his first book on life coaching titled The Best
    Thing About You is You! The book is translated in 11 languages worldwide
    and is currently in its eighteeth edition.

    Take the histrionics of an acting guru, add the genius of a thespian ,
    combine the flair of a producer and director, and the humanitarian aspect
    of a Dalai Lama award-winner for his contribution to Cinema and social
    work, and you have some measure of Anupam Kher.

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