The 5th of June 2010 is going to be a big day for actor Anupam Kher. He is going to be honoured with Presidential Award for his contribution to cinema in the ongoing Indian International Film academy (IIFA) award function in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
“I will get the Sri Lanka president award at the FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum tomorrow (Friday) for my work in cinema. It’s an honour,” he said. The veteran actor will receive this honour directly from the Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, in the award function.
Anupam Kher is a veteran actor with decades of experience in the Indian film industry and starred in huge hits like “Saransh”, “Daddy”, “Karma” and “Tezaab”. Recently he was seen in offbeat films like “Morning Walk”, “Khosla Ka Ghosla”, “A Wednesday” and “Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara”. His power packed and charming performances make him a deserving recipient of the honour, we must say.
Kher also ventured into direction in 2002 with “Om Jai Jagadish” and produced critically acclaimed film like “Bariwali” (1999) and more recently in 2005, “Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara”, in which his performance was much applauded.
These aside, he is quite popular in the theatre circuit and also runs an acting academy called Actor Prepares in India and abroad.