Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher was born into a Kashmiri Pandit family, and lived in Shimla and did his schooling from D.A.V. School in Shimla. He is an alumni and former chairperson of the National School of Drama. Some of his early acting was in plays performed at Himachal Pradesh University.

He made his acting debut in the 1982 Hindi movie Aagman. Then in 1984 came Saaransh, where he played a retired man who has lost his son. He hosted TV shows such as Say Na Something To Anupam Uncle, Sawaal Dus Crore Ka and the recent Lead India. He has had many comic roles but has also played the villain such as his acclaimed role as terrorist Dr. Dang in Karma (1986). For his role in Daddy (1989) he received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance. Kher has won the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role five times, more than any other actor.
He has starred alongside Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan many times in films such as Darr (1993), Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Chaahat (1996), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mohabbatein (2000) and Veer-Zaara (2004).
He ventured into directing with Om Jai Jagadish (2003) and has also been a producer. He produced and starred in the film Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005). He received the Best Actor Award from the Karachi International Film Festival for his performance in the film.
Kher is known internationally for Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Bride and Prejudice (2004), his appearance on the hit TV show ER, and most recently in The Mistress of Spices (2006) and Lust, Caution (2007).
Kher has written and starred in a play about his own life called Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai, which is directed by Feroz Abbas Khan.
Until recently he served as chairman of the Indian Film Censor Board. He is an alumnus of National School of Drama (1978 batch) and was its director between 2001 and 2004.
In 2007, Anupam Kher, with his batchmate of NSD, Satish Kaushik, started a film production company, Karol Bagh Productions. Their first film, Tere Sang, is being directed by Satish Kaushik.
He has recently been appointed the goodwill ambassador of the Pratham Education Foundation, which strives to improve children’s education in India.
He is also widely regarded as an intellectual talk show participant

 

Films Done By Anupam Kher

  • 1982 Aagaman
  • 1984 Saaransh B.B. Pradhan Filmfare Award for Best Actor
  • 1984 Utsav Samsthaana’s friend
  • 1985 Arjun Shiv chougule
  • 1985 Jaanoo Mr. Mathur
  • 1985 Misaal Rana
  • 1985 Rao Saheb Rao Saheb
  • 1986 Aakhree Raasta Mahesh Sandaliya
  • 1986 Palay Khan British General Bonz
  • 1986 Karma Dr. Michael Dang
  • 1986 Allah Rakha R.S. Khera
  • 1986 Samundar Rajeshwar nath
  • 1987 Trimurtulu Don Telugu film
  • 1987 Nehru: The Jewel of India Jawahar Hindi and English feature film
  • 1987 Mohre Jagmohan sharma
  • 1987 Kaash Alok
  • 1987 Sansar Din Dayal Sharma
  • 1988 Tezaab Shyamlal
  • 1988 Zakhmi Aurat Lawyer Mahendranath
  • 1988 Pestonjee Pestonjee
  • 1988 Paap Ko Jala Kar Raakh Kar Doonga Bhuchaal
  • 1988 Vijay Lala yodhraj bhalla
  • 1989 Ram Lakhan Deodhar Shastri Filmfare Best Comedian Award
  • 1989 Nigahen: Nagina Part II Gorakh Nath
  • 1989 Taaqatwar Municipal officer Sharma
  • 1989 Parinda Inspector Prakash
  • 1989 Daddy Anand National Film Award – Special Mention Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
  • 1989 Chandni Ramesh Cameo
  • 1989 ChaalBaaz Tribhuvan/Chachaji
  • 1989 Tridev Commissioner Mathur
  • 1989 Bhrashtachar Purshottam
  • 1990 Kroadh Inspector Vikram Shukla
  • 1990 Dil Hazari Prasad
  • 1990 Indrajaalam Chief minister of Maharashtra Malayalam film
  • 1991 Saudagar Mandhaari Kaka
  • 1991 Lamhe Prem Filmfare Best Comedian Award
  • 1991 Hum Girdhar
  • 1991 Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin Seth Dharamchand
  • 1991 Ganga Jamuna Ki Lalkar
  • 1991 Mast Kalandar Pinku
  • 1992 Zindagi Ek Juaa Jagjit “J.J.” Singh
  • 1992 Shola Aur Shabnam Major Inder Mohan Lahti
  • 1992 Nagin Aur Lootere Police constable
  • 1992 Khel Seema’s Uncle Filmfare Best Comedian Award
  • 1992 Beta Totaram
  • 1992 Do Hanso Ka Joda
  • 1992 Ganga Bani Shola
  • 1992 Umar 55 Ki Dil Bachpan Ka Batliwala
  • 1992 Vansh Krishnakant Dharmadhikari
  • 1993 1942: A Love Story Raghuvir Pathak Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • 1993 Darr Vijay Awasthi Filmfare Best Comedian Award
  • 1993 Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja Jagmohan/Manmohan
  • 1993 Khalnayak Ishwar Pandey
  • 1993 Lootere Changez lala
  • 1993 Dil Tera Aashiq Ranvir chaudhari
  • 1994 Laadla Laxmi Narayan Jaitley
  • 1994 Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Prof. Siddharth Chaudhary
  • 1994 Hum Hain Kamaal Ke Nilamber
  • 1995 Dil Ka Doctor
  • 1995 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Dharamvir Malhotra Filmfare Best Comedian Award
  • 1995 Papa Kehte Hein
  • 1996 Chaahat Shambunath Rathore
  • 1997 Gudgudee Ajay Prasad
  • 1997 V.I.P. Priya’s father Tamil film
  • 1998 Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa Dibyanath Chatterjee
  • 1998 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Principal Malhotra
  • 1998 Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Police commissioner
  • 1998 Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Mr. Bansal
  • 1999 Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain Mr. Vishwanath
  • 1999 Haseena Maan Jaayegi Gulzarilal Verma
  • 1999 Kadhalar Dhinam Colonel (Hindi version)
  • 2000 Mohabbatein Kake
  • 2000 Kya Kehna Gulshan Bakshi
  • 2000 Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai Mr. Saxena/Sirjee
  • 2000 Refugee Jaan Mohammad
  • 2000 Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge Vicky Nath
  • 2000 Dhadkan Digvijay Varma Special appearance
  • 2000 Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai Tamil husband (Muthu Pillai)
  • 2001 Praja Bappu Haji Mustafa Malayalam film
  • 2001 Jodi No.1 Rai Bahadur
  • 2001 Little John Swamiji Trilingual film in English, Hindi, and Tamil
  • 2002 Yeh Hai Jalwa Robin Singh
  • 2002 Bend It Like Beckham Mr. Bhamra English language film
  • 2003 Banana Brothers Ketan English language film
  • 2003 Jaal: The Trap R. K. Sharma/Captain Rashid
  • 2004 Bride and Prejudice Mr. Bakshi English language film
  • 2004 Veer-Zaara Zakir Ahmed
  • 2004 Aabra Ka Daabra Limbu
  • 2004 Hum Jo Keh Na Paaye Neeraj Mehta
  • 2005 Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Dr. Screwala
  • 2005 Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara Professor Uttam Chaudhary National Film Award – Special Jury Award
  • 2005 Sarkar Motilal Khurana
  • 2005 The Mistress of Spices Geeta’s grandfather English language film
  • 2005 Main Aisa Hi Hoon Dayanath Trivedi
  • 2005 Paheli Bhanwarlal
  • 2006 Rang De Basanti Rajnath Singhania
  • 2006 Shaadi Se Pehle Rani’s father
  • 2006 Aap Ki Khatir Arjun Khanna (Anu’s dad)
  • 2006 Chup Chup Ke Jaidev Prasad
  • 2006 Hope and a Little Sugar Colonel
  • 2006 Khosla Ka Ghosla Kamal Kishore Khosla
  • 2006 Jaan-E-Mann Vakil Chachu (Boney)
  • 2006 Vivah Harishchandra Bajpayee
  • 2006 Apna Sapna Money Money Satyabol Shastri
  • 2006 Prateeksha James Brown
  • 2007 Shakalaka Boom Boom Reggie’s father
  • 2007 Kuttrapathirikai Rajiv Gandhi Tamil film
  • 2007 Heyy Babyy Mr. Malhotra
  • 2007 Laaga Chunari Mein Daag Shivshankar Sahay
  • 2007 Apna Asmaan Dr. Sathya
  • 2007 Victoria No. 203
  • 2007 Lust, Caution Khalid Said ud-Din Chinese film
  • 2007 Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron
  • 2007 Gandhi Park Sammy Philips English-Cross cultural Hollywood film
  • 2008 The Other End of the Line Rajeev Sethi English language film
  • 2008 Dhoom Dadakka Mungilal
  • 2008 C Kkompany Mr. Joshi
  • 2008 A Wednesday! Prakash Rathod
  • 2008 Tahaan Subhan Darr
  • 2008 De Taali Abhi’s father
  • 2008 God Tussi Great Ho Jagmohan Prajapati
  • 2008 Meerabai Not Out Dr. Awasthi
  • 2009 Victory Ram Shekhawat
  • 2009 Morning Walk Joymohan
  • 2009 Tera Mera Ki Rishta Meet’s father Punjabi film
  • 2009 Zamaanat Dr. Madan
  • 2009 Sankat City Faujdar
  • 2009 Life Partner
  • 2009 Yeh Mera India Mr. Kaur
  • 2009 Dil Bole Hadippa! Vikram “Vicky” Singh
  • 2009 Wake Up Sid Ram Mehra
  • 2010 Apartment Madhusudan Tanha
  • 2010 Dabangg Dayal Babu
  • 2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger English-language film
  • 2010 Striker Inspector Farooque
  • 2010 Pyaar Impossible Abhay’s father
  • 2011 Yamla Pagla Deewana Joginder Singh Brar
  • 2011 Naughty @ 40 Laxminarayan Srivastav
  • 2011 Chatur Singh Two Star Rajpal Sinha/Dr Jhatka
  • 2011 Yeh Faasley Devindar devilal Dua
  • 2011 Pranayam Achutha Menon Malayalam film
  • 2011 The Lion of Judah Monty English language film
  • 2011 Mausam Maharaj Krishna
  • 2011 Desi Boyz Suresh Awasthi
  • 2011 Aagaah: The Warning Pir Baba Hindi
  • 2011 Speedy Singhs Darvesh Singh English-language film
  • 2012 Chaar Din Ki Chandni Chandraveer Singh
  • 2012 Parijatha Kannada film
  • 2012 Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum Francis Marlo
  • 2012 Mr. Bhatti on Chutti BB Bhatti
  • 2012 Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein Benam Kumar
  • 2012 Jab Tak Hai Jaan Mr Thapar, Meera’s father
  • 2012 Silver Linings Playbook Dr. Cliff Patel, Pat’s doctor and friend English-language film
  • 2012 Midnight’s Children Ghani
  • 2013 Kashala Udyachi Baat Blind Man Marathi film
  • 2013 Mai Doctor
  • 2013 Krrish 3 Scientist
  • 2013 Special 26 P.K. Sharma aka Sharmaji
  • 2013 Hum Hain Raahi Car Ke Actor
  • 2013 Chashme Baddoor Double Role (Seema’s father and her father’s brother)
  • 2013 Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Latesh bhai
  • 2013 Mahabharat Shakuni Voice over Animated Film
  • 2013 Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 Joginder Armstrong
  • 2014 Welcome Back Gandhi Chief Minister Bilingual film in English and Tamil
  • 2014 Total Siyapaa Asha’s father
  • 2014 Gang of Ghosts Gendamal
  • 2014 Main Tera Hero Vikrant Singhal
  • 2014 Shongram Old Karim
  • 2014 Singham Returns Gurukant “Guruji” Acharya
  • 2014 Daawat-e-Ishq Mr. Qadir
  • 2014 Nayana Nayana’s Muttachan Malayalam film
  • 2014 Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami Purushotam Narayan Joshi
  • 2014 Happy New Year Manohar Sharma Special appearance
  • 2014 Super Nani Mr. Sammy
  • 2014 The Shaukeens Laali
  • 2014 Sonali Cable Boss-Waghela
  • 2015 Baby Om Prakash Shukla/Shuklaji
  • 2015 Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene D.K. Thawani
  • 2015 Roy Kabir’s father Special appearance
  • 2015 Dirty Politics C.B.I. Chief
  • 2015 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Diwan Saheb/Bapu
  • 2016 Buddha In A Traffic Jam Professor Jamshed Batki or Ranjan Batki Released 2014 In Mumbai International and Released 13 May 2016 Worldwide
  • 2016 A Family Man Dr. Savraj Singh English-language film
  • 2016 M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Pan Singh Dhoni
  • 2016 Saat Uchakkey Diwan
  • 2017 The Big Sick Azmat Nanjiani English language film
  • 2017 Naam Shabana Om Prakash Shukla/Shuklaji
  • 2017 Indu Sarkar Nana Pradhan
  • 2017 Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Dinanath Joshi/”Dj Kakka”
  • 2017 Judwaa 2 Balraj Bakshi
  • 2017 Ranchi Diaries Thakur Bhaiyaa
  • 2017 The Boy With The Topknot Shathnam’s Father Short TV-Film
  • 2018 Aiyaary Tariq Ali
  • 2018 Baa Baaa Black Sheep Charudutt Sharma/Charlie
  • 2018 Hotel Mumbai Hemant Oberoi Premiered at TIFF on 7 September
  • 2019 The Accidental Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
  • 2019 One Day: Justice Delivered Retired Judge

 

Television Done By Anupam Kher

  • 2000–2004 Say Na Something to Anupam Uncle Host
  • 2001 Sawaal Dus Crore Ka Host
  • 2004 ER Ajay Rasgotra American series
  • 2007–2008 Lead India Host
  • 2013 24 Wasim Khan Guest appearance
  • 2014–2015 The Anupam Kher Show – Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai Host
  • 2015–2018 Sense8 Sanyam Dandekar American series
  • 2016 Bharatvarsh Host
  • 2017 People Host The Indian Detective Stanley D’Mello Canadian series
  • 2018 Mrs Wilson Shahbaz Karim British series
  • 2018-2020 New Amsterdam Dr. Vijay Kapoor American series