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Happy Birthday Anupam Kher: films that define actor's acting prowess

Mar 07, 2021 13:45 IST | By Editorji News Desk

With two National Awards, a Padma Shri and a Padma Bhushan Anupam Kher who learned acting from the National School of Drama has acted in more than 500 films so far.

Whether it is a comedy or a serious character, an aging person or a villain Anupam has proven his acting skills time & again.


Anupam Kher who made his acting debut in the 1982 Hindi film 'Aagman' soon displayed strong acting skills when he left everyone spellbound with his performance in the 1984 film 'Saaransh'. The story revolves around the life of a couple who give a room on rent after the death of their only son. The film showcases 28-year-old Kher playing the role of a 60-year-old with par excellence.


Anupam Kher bagged a National Award for his performance in the 1989 film 'Daddy'. The film was the story of a drunken father, whose daughter helps him to give up his alcohol addiction. 'Daddy' stars Pooja Bhatt and Anupam Kher. The movie left everyone numb with their portrayal of a father-daughter relationship.

'Hum Aapke Hain Koun'
Anupam Kher played the role of a cool father in Indian cinema's classic film 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun'. Anupam plays the role of Madhuri Dixit's father in this cult film of Hindi cinema. But do you know that Anupam had a paralysis attack during the shooting of the film, the effect of which was visible on the actor's face? But the actor didn't give up & finished the film.

'Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara'
Anupam bagged his second National Award for the Hindi film 'Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara'. Anupam plays the role of a retired Hindi professor, Uttam Chaudhary who is suffering from Dementia. The film revolves around Uttam's life, who feels he has killed the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

'Khosla Ka Ghosla'
Dibakar Banerjee's 'Khosla Ka Ghosla', features Anupam Kher in the role of a Delhi-based retired middle-class man who along with his son tries to get his land back from a swindling property dealer. Made with a low budget the film was a big hit.

'A Wednesday'
Anupam Kher played the role of Mumbai Police Commissioner Prakash Rathod in the 2008 film 'A Wednesday' the film centers around the life of a retiring police officer who reminisces the most astounding day of his career. The film takes us through a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories.