Brief Introduction to Anupam Kher
Having done with acting career, Anupam Kher got into directing where he directed a film, Om Jai Jagadish in 2003. He was also the producer of the film. He produced and performed in Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara in 2005. Mr. Kher received Best Actor Award for his performance in the Karachi International Film Festival.
Anupam Kher worked with the leading actors including Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Akshya Kumar, etc. He started closely alongside with Bollywood King Shah Rukh Khan in many super hit films including:
- Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
- Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
He is showered with many accolades. He presided over the post of Chairperson of the Censor Board and National School of Drama. He was honoured with the Teacher's Lifetime Achievement award for his notable contribution to film, television and social work.
In 2005, he established his dream project Actor Prepares, prominent acting school with the view of providing quality education in realm of film and television. The film school is located in the heart of Mumbai. In his school, he explores acting secrets to students. After opening branches in Ahmedabad and Chandigarh, Anupam Kher reached international level. He is the first actor to open a professional and unique acting course in London. The film school is in association with Heathrow City Partnership and Ealing Media School.
As a person, Mr. Kher is a noble man. His hard work towards society has finally culminated into the establishment of The Anupam Kher Foundation to impart education among unprivileged children and to equip people have life-threatening diseases with analgesic care.
Mr. Kher is not only a famous actor but also a social worker. He has a genius theatrical personality. He won the Dalai Lama award for his contribution to cinema and social work. He always tried to make the society aware of their rights through motion picture. The list of some of the awards won by him is given below.
- Nominated for Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award - Janam (in 1986)
- Filmfare Best Actor Award, Saaransh (in 1984)
- Filmfare Best Comedian Award, Ram Lakhan (in 1989)
- Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, for Vijay (in 1988)
- Filmfare Best Comedian Award, Lamhe (in 1991)
- Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance, Daddy (in 1990)
- Nominated: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award - Saudagar (in 1992)
- Nominated: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award - Dil (in 1991)
- Nominated: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award-Chaahat (in 1997)
- Filmfare Best Comedian Award, Darr (in 1993)
- Filmfare Best Comedian Award, Khel (in 1992)
- Filmfare Best Comedian Award, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (in 1995)
- Nominated: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award - Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (in 1994)