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Introduction about Anupam Kher
Bollywood has always been an integral part of Indian culture. This film industry has practically held a fair part of the country’s socio-cultural aspects. Be it entertainment, promotion of a social cause, or spreading feelings of nationalism among the countrymen, Bollywood has always paved the way for being one of the most influential mediums in the world.
This has only been possible, because of the talented people present in the industry. One of the brightest in this ensemble of stars is Anupam Kher. This veteran actor has broken all the obstacles on his way to becoming one of the most well-known Bollywood personalities.
Net Worth & Salary of Anupam Kher in 2022
Anupam Kher has a net worth of around $70 million, while his yearly salary rotates around $6.9 million.
Anupam Kher has had a busy and beautiful career as he appeared in around 520 movies. With his hard work, perseverance, and talent, he has put up a huge net worth beside his name.
Early Life & Biography of Anupam Kher
Born in the post-independence decade, Anupam Kher was the elder of the sibling duo. He was born on 7 March 1955 to the Kashmiri Pandits – Pushkar Nath Kher and Dulari Kher. Living in the picturesque town of Shimla, his father Pushkar Nath Kher was a clerk in the forest department of Himachal Pradesh. Anupam’s mother Dulari Kher was a homemaker. His younger brother Raju Kher is also a famous actor and director in Bollywood.
Anupam completed his schooling at the D.A.V. Public School of Shimla. He went on to take on an academic career in Economics, at the Government College of Sanjauli, Shimla. Bored by the textbook-bound education, Anupam dropped out of college to study theater.
He got his graduate degree in Theatres and Drama from New Delhi’s National School of Drama in 1978. In his early years, he was heavily involved with the theaters. He also taught drama at Bhartendu Natya Academy of Lucknow.
His acting career in Bollywood was not smooth. He mentioned that he spent his nights on the railway platforms of Mumbai during his struggling times.
|Birth Date:||7 March 1955|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Kirron Kher|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Sikandar Kher (Step Son)|
|Profession:||Actor, Director, Producer, Author, formerly Teacher|
|Yearly Income:||$6.9 million|
|Net Worth in 2022||$70 million|
|Content Last Updated:||April, 2022|
Personal Life of Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher had a very short marriage with Madhumalti Kapoor in 1979. They were divorced in the same year.
Later, Anupam met the love of his life in a theater group, in Chandigarh. He married Kirron Kher in 1985. Kirron is a multi-talented lady who is an actress, host, singer, and also a member of the lower house of the Indian Parliament.
Anupam’s step-son Sikandar Kher is an accomplished actor who is famous for ‘Woodstock Villa’ and ‘The Zoya Factor’.
His brother Raju Kher is also a well-known face in Bollywood and has played major roles in many films. The brothers are sometimes mistaken to be twins as they look very much alike.
Career of Anupam Kher
The career of Anupam Kher is like a mining ground of sparkling gems. His list of projects thrives in both quality and quantity. His acting career began with plays and dramas. It also boosted his ability in the field of acting. The actor started his career on-screen with Aagman in 1982. His real breakthrough came with his role as a retired man in Saaransh (1984). Later he joked that he had lost so much hair at the time that he could easily play the role of a sexagenarian, although he was only 29.
He never looked back since then. He flourished with his acting skills through hit cinemas like ‘Tezaab’ (1988), Darr (1993), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1988), Veer Zaara (2004), and others.
The outstanding actor was never bound by geographical or linguistic boundaries. He did a Malayalam film named ‘Pranayam’ in 2011. He also did several Marathi and Punjabi films.
Anupam Kher’s venture into the international film industry began in 2002 with ‘Bend it like Beckham’. His role as a strict father of Jess (the main character) earned a huge appraisal. He continued this journey in the international film section with ‘Bride and Prejudice’ which was an Indian adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’. He was a part of Ang Lee’s ‘Lust, Caution’ (2007) and television shows like ‘ER’ and BBC 1’s ‘Mrs. Wilson’. He was also present in a British film based on the Liberation War of Bangladesh named ‘Shongram’.
His most famous work in Hollywood would surely be David O. Russel’s Academy Award-winning movie ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. He played the role of Dr. Cliff Patel in this cinema, alongside legendary actors like Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence.
Anupam’s directorial debut came in 2002 with ‘Om Jai Jagadish’. He also produced various movies. He also served as the chairman of the Censor Board of India from 2003 to 2004.
His latest projects were ‘The Accidental Prime Minister (2019), a biography on Manmohan Singh, and the box office blockbuster ‘The Kashmir Files’ based on the lives of Kashmiri Pandits.
Awards & Achievements of Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher’s award section is full of feathers he collected on his cap over the years. This actor has achieved several prestigious awards throughout his long acting career.
Anupam won the Filmfare Award in the category of best actor for his role in ‘Saaransh’. He also won the same in the category of best supporting-actor for ‘Vijay’ (1988). Anupam Kher pursued a lot of comedic characters in his career. He received the Filmfare Award for being the best Comedian in 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1995.
He was awarded the Special Jury Award in the National Film Awards for ‘Daddy’ and ‘Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara’.
His acting in ‘Silver Lining Playbooks’ caught the eyes of several international critics. He won the Critic’s Choice award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, for his role in this movie.
In 2004, the Government of India presented him with Padma Shri, for his dedication and contribution to the film industry of India. He also received the Padma Bhusan in 2016. The hand-print of the actor is preserved in the Walk of the Stars in Mumbai. The State of Texas has bestowed him with the title of ‘Honored Guest’ for his contribution to cinema.
Major Investments and Assets of Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher has investments in various fields, the most being in real estate. The actor has two lavish bungalows in Mumbai. He has also invested in several other estates across the country.
Anupam has quite a lavish set of cars including BMW, Mercedes, Scorpio, and others.
Mr. Kher is also an endorser of brands, and a lump sum amount of his earnings come from the brand endorsements.
Though they earn so much, Anupam and his wife Kirron are highly inclined to social service. They donate a huge part of their earnings to various charities.
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