Award Name : Padma Bhushan
Year of Award : 2016
Award for : Arts
Location : Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Anupam Kher is an Indian actor who has appeared in several hundred films and many plays. Mainly working in Hindi films, he 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. He was born on 7 March 1955 in Shimla, Punjab, India. Anupam Kher 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 has held the post of chairman of Central Board of Film Certification and National School of Drama in India. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contributions to the arts. Kher has won the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role five times.