Anupam Kher is a universal actor and can be called a university of acting. He has done comic characters with unlimited humor at the same time done negative characters with disastrous brutality. He has also performed as the father. He earned the essence of audiences. Let’s look at some of the interesting truths about him.
On 7th March, Anupam Kher came into this material world. He was destined to be one of the greatest actors of all time in Bollywood. His parents were Kashmiri Pandits from Shimla. He completed his primary education at DAV School, Shimla. He decided to learn Theatre and serve the stage and so he applied to the National School of Drama but got rejected but still, he prepared himself and tried consistently and finally got admission to NSD and pursued his career. He later visited NSD as a guest lecturer.
Anupam Kher married Madhumalati but it turned to be a disappointment. The absence of compatibility was the foremost issue. But various problems were revolving around their relationship but nothing worked and finally, they got divorced. His second marriage became an ideal example for the entire generation. In 1985, he wedded Kirron Kher. But, Kirron married Gautam Berry and Anupam and Kirron gave birth to Sikander Kher.
Anupam Kher also encountered a struggling phase before coming to be known as a prosperous actor in Indian films. During his endeavoring time, he managed to sleep on platforms, outlets, and benches in Bombay. He didn’t have money and food. Everything was worse. His passion and efforts enabled him to accomplish victory.
He has earned 2 bungalows/cottages at Juhu, he possesses 2 expensive and luxurious cars namely, Scorpio and BMW. As per the reports, his net worth is Rs 400 crore. His mother wanted an ideal cottage in Shimla and Anupam gifted it. He shared this news on social platforms, “We Indians want to have our own home in a place where we grew up. Happy 2 share, we have our 1st ever home in Shimla…”
In 1984, Anupam Kher made his Bollywood beginning with the film ‘Saransh’, in which he performed the character of a middle-class retired old person who forfeited his son in a plane collision. He was only 28 years old. The way he performed was stunning.
Veteran Actor & Number of Films
He has performed in more than 500 films in Bollywood like MS Dhoni, Special 26, Dil, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Judwaa, Karma, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Lamhe, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Darr, Ram Lakhan, and many more.
One of the Tragic Shooting Incidents
While picturing Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Anupam got paralyzed but still performed. At that time, he was shooting the scene of punishment while playing Antakshari where he is supposed to perform like Dharmendra from Sholay.
Awards and Appreciation
His efforts have earned 5 Filmfare awards for humorous roles and 8 Filmfare awards for 8 consecutive years for various characters. He attained the Padma Shri in 2004 and Padma Bhushan in 2016 by the Indian Government. He got these prestigious awards for his exceptional contribution to the world of performance. His dedication made him eternal. He will be there with us even after his material death. Youngsters will watch his work and learn the subtle elements.