He feels at home when on the stage. Give the stage to him and he will surely gather the eyeballs. An immensely fine actor, the man of the theatre- Anupam Kher
There was once a young man with platinum dreams in his eyes, all set to take over the world. He started his career with theatre and slowly crept into the glamorous world of the silver screen and he sure has made his presence not just felt, but celebrated.
Anupam Kher was born and raised in Shimla, into a Kashmiri Pandit family.
Kher is an alumnus of NSD (National School of Drama) and not just that! He has also served there as the Chairman. He started his career in Bollywood in 1982 with Aagman and later came into prominence with his stupendous performance in Saaransh in 1984. He was praised for his commercial roles as well. Playing villain Dr Dang in Karma (1986) got him noticed by all. He exhibited his exemplary acting skills in Daddy (1989) which won him critics’ galore. The early half of 1990s saw him winning Best Actor in comic role five times in a row which spoke largely of his meticulous sense of wit and humor.
He shifted to playing supporting roles in films like Darr, DDLJ, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Mohabbatein and Veer Zaara. Kher has always delivered noticeable performances for all his characters and roles. He fills a lot of life into the role he plays.
In 2005, Kher caught notice of the critics by his out of the world performance as a patient of dementia in Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara. The film went on to win accolades at many International Film Festivals.
Anupam Kher has already built a name in the International circuits by working in foreign ventures like Bend it Like Beckham (2002), Bride and Prejudice (2004), The Mistress of Spices (2006) and Lust,Caution (2007). He also appeared in the hit Television Series ER.
Despite all his achievements, the man is known to have the heart of a common man. He’s extremely humble and never fails to bring a smile to his fans’ faces whenever they try to reach out to him.
Post a stupendous career, he is now training the future stars in his theatre school ‘Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares’. Future Khers in the making?
List your favorite characters which Anupam Kher has played in the comments below.