Anupam Kher completes his 38 years in Bollywood. On this occasion, the legendary actor shared a video montage on his social media handle showcasing the wide range of characters that he has played in his journey nearing forty decades.
His journey started with Rajshri-produced Saaransh directed by Mahesh Bhatt. Interestingly, at that time he was just 28 years old but in his first movie played the role of a 65-year-old man.
He won Filmfare for the Best actor for Saaransh and since then he has worked in more than 500 movies proving his mastery over acting and versatility repeatedly. A recipient of two National Awards and eight Filmfare Awards, Anupam Kher has also worked in international movies like Bend it Like Beckham, Lust, Caution, Silver Linings Playbook, and Hotel Mumbai.
He was also nominated for BAFTA as a supporting actor for his role in the British sitcom The Boy with the Topknot.
Post-Saaransh Anupam Kher delivered some astonishing performances. Be it Dr. Dang in Karma where he worked with Bollywood greats like Dilip Kumar, Nutan, and Naseeruddin Shah, or his supporting roles in Chandni, Lamhe, Chaalbaaz, his ever so loved Daddy with Pooja Bhatt Anupam Kher proved that he can perform any role to conviction.
Post-Karma, Anupam became a hot favourite of Subhash Ghai and was a part of his many following movies like Ram Lakhan and Saudagar. His team with Anil Kapoor in Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai, and Rakesh Roshan’s movies was loved very much.
His roles in blockbusters like Tezaab, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Darr, Veer Zaara, Laadla, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil, became iconic and even today fans remember his characters because Anupam had made them memorable through his acting prowess.
He has also served as the Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India, written a bestseller titled The Best Thing About You is You, and penned his biography Lessons Life Taught Me Unknowingly. In the year 2020, Anupam Kher released another book titled Your Best is Today which was based on his experience during the COVID-19 period.
His recent release The Kashmir Files, which was a big hit, revolved around the atrocities that Kashmiri Pandits faced during the 1990 genocide. Anupam, himself a Kashmiri Pandit, aggressively promoted the movie on various platforms in India, and abroad and without any support from Bollywood. But the movie earned 200 plus crore at the box office.
This Vivek Agnihotri-directed movie can be considered the biggest solo hit of Anupam’s career. And irrespective of all his earlier movies, The Kashmir Files will always take the top spot.