Anupam Kher is Chairperson of the Actor Prepares, film school. He is one of the versatile actors that the film industry ever got. He has spelled his magic of acting in various Hindi films. Apart from Hindi, he also worked in many super hit Hollywood, British, Punjabi and Chinese films. He carries tremendous experience in the realm of film and television.
Anupam Kher started his career in 1982 where he starred in Aagman. His commercial and critical success in more than 400 films and approximately 100 plays prove his caliber. The Indian Government noticed his contribution to the film and television industry and awarded him with the prestigious civilian award Padma Shri. The award unveils his talent as an actor. He played multiple characters effectively. He is said to be one of the few actors who understand their role, get into and live it that makes a film unforgettable.
Anupam Kher educated from Chandigarh's Punjab University. Consequently, he took film education at National School of Drama where he won gold medals in acting. He tried to put all efforts into acting and delivered high performance. That is the reason, some of his roles cannot be erased from our memory. Today, the versatile actor teaches his students passionately. He looks forward to every student exploring their performance through motion picture.
After completing education, Anupam Kher accepted a lot of teaching dramatics in Lucknow. Later on, he moved to Mumbai to start his wonderful career on the silver screen. He worked in national award winning film Saaransh and Daddy. He is such a talented actor who can do any kind of role be it positive, negative, loving father, corrupt politician, etc. His other super hit films include:
- A Wednesday
- Khosla Ka Ghosla
- Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
- Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Maara
Anupam Kher has made his mark by working with highly praised director Gurinder Chaddha and Oscar award-winning director Ang Lee. Later on, he moved to production where he put all his genius into national and international award winning films include Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Maara and Bariwali. He won various awards for his outstanding performance. These awards include:
National Film Awards
- National Film Award - Special Jury Award - Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (in 2006)
- National Film Award - Special Jury Award - Daddy (in 1990)
Star Screen Awards
- Star Screen Award Best Comedian for Haseena Maan Jayegi (in 1999)
- Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor for 1942: A Love Story (in 1994)
Bollywood Movie Awards
- Bollywood Movie Award - Best Comedian for Khosla Ka Ghosla (in 2007)
- Bollywood Movie Award - Best Supporting Actor for Salaakhen (in 1999)