Anupam Kher is one of India’s most prominent theatre and film personalities. He has performed over 100 plays and featured in nearly 500 Hindi Films, both commercial and non commercial . Kher was born on 7 March 1955 in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Mainly working in Bollywood (Hindi) films, he has also appeared in acclaimed international films such as the 2002 Golden Globe nominated Bend It Like Beckham, Ang Lee's 2007 Golden Lion winning Lust, Caution, and David O. Russell's 2013 Oscar winning Silver Linings Playbook. Anupam Kher started his career in Bollywood in 1982 with Aagman and later came into prominence with his stupendous performance in Saaransh in 1984. With his portrayal of a villain Dr. Dang in Karma(1986), he won many accolades. He exhibited his exemplary acting skills in Daddy (1989) which won him critics’ galore. The early half of 1990s saw him winning Best Actor in comic role five times in a row which spoke largely of his meticulous sense of wit and humor, subsequently winning the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role five times. In 90s he went to play successful supporting roles in films like like Darr, DDLJ, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Mohabbatein and Veer Zaara. In 2005, Kher caught notice of the critics by his brilliant performance as a patient of dementia in Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara. The film went on to win accolades at many International Film Festivals. On television, Kher has had hosted many TV shows like Say Something to Anupam Uncle, Sawal Dus Crore Ka, Lead India and the recent The Anupam Kher Show. He is the Goodwill Ambassador of Pratham Educational Foundation which works towards a general social change of all by focusing on the education of children. He has held the post of chairman of Central Board of Film Certification and National School of Drama in India. In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contribution to Indian cinema. He is married to actress Kirron Kher and his step son is Sikander Kher.