Friday, June 04, 2010

IIFA Awards 2010: Presidential Award for Anupam Kher

Bollywood's one of the most versatile actors, Anupam Kher will be honoured with the prestigious Presidential Award at the ongoing International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards here for his contribution to cinema.

55-year-old actor said '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'.

Kher will receive the award from Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Read also: Bollywood to miss IIFA Awards in Sri Lanka?

A veteran of close to 300 films, Anupam has played varied roles in his 25-year-long career. Some of his landmark films are 'Saransh', 'Daddy', 'Karma' and 'Tezaab'. Recently he was seen in offbeat films like 'Morning Walk', 'Khosla Ka Ghosla' and 'Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara'.

In 2002, he forayed into direction with 'Om Jai Jagadish' and also produced critically acclaimed films like 'Bariwali' (1999) as well as 'Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Mara' (2005). He has also been quite active in the theatre circuit.

Apart from that he also runs acting academy called Actor Prepares in India and abroad.


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