Anupam Kher Age, Wife, Family, Children, Biography & More

Anupam Kher Profile


Real NameAnupam Kher
NicknameNot Known
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weightin Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourN/A (Bald)
Personal Life
Date of Birth7 March 1955
Age (as in 2018)63 Years
Birth PlaceShimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownShimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
SchoolD.A.V. School, Shimla, HP, India
CollegePunjab University, Chandigarh, India
National School of Drama, New Delhi, India
Educational QualificationsGraduate in Theatre Drama
DebutFilm - Aagman (Hindi, 1982)
Television - Sawaal 10 Crore Ka (As a host, 2001)
Directorial - Om Jai Jagadish (2002)
Mo Jai Jagadish Directed by Anupam Kher
FamilyFather- Late Pushkarnath Kher (clerk in the Forest Department)
Anupam Kher with his father Pushkarnath Kher
Mother- Dulari Kher (Homemaker)
Brother- Raju Kher, Actor (Younger)
Anupam Kher with his brother Raju mother Dulari Kher
Sister- N/A
Controversies• In May 2016, Anupam Kher raked up a storm on Twitter when he shared a collage of Kashmiri Pandits killed during the 1990 exodus. The tweet came in regard to the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen's 'poster boy' Burhan Wani in an encounter. Twitteratis felt that the tweet instigated 'hate thoughts'.
Anupam Kher controversial tweet
• In January 2016, Kader Khan had a dig at Anupam Kher after seeing his name on the Padmaa awardees' list. Khan was quoted as saying, "What has Anupam Kher done to receive the Padma Bhushan?".
HobbiesListening to old hindi music, reading books
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodFried prawns in hunan sauce, Kashmiri dum aloo, Raajmah with rice
Favourite RestaurantSampan Restaurant, Juhu, Mumbai
Favourite ActorRobert De Niro, Ranbir Kapoor
Favourite ActressVidya Balan
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendKirron Kher
WifeEx-wife Madhumalati
Kirron Kher (Married 1985)
Anupam Kher with wife Kirron Kher & step son Sikandar Kher
ChildrenSon- Sikandar Kher, Actor (Step son)
Daughter- N/A
Money Factor
Net Worth$70 Million

Anupam Kher at a photoshoot


Some Lesser Known Facts About Anupam Kher

  • Does Anupam Kher smoke: Not Known
  • Does Anupam Kher drink alcohol: Not Known
  • Although born and raised in Shimla, Anupam Kher is basically a Kashmiri Pundit.
  • During his days of struggle as an actor in Mumbai, he used to sleep on the railway platform.
  • Anupam Kher has acted in more than 500 films to date. His notable appearances in Hollywood movies include Bend it Like Beckham (2002), Lust Caution (2007) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
  • Anupam Kher has served as the chairperson of both the National School of Drama (NSD) and the Censor Board of India.
  • He is the only actor to win the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role 5 times.
  • Anupam and his wife Kirron were both a part of a theatre group in Chandigarh. Interestingly, they were only “best friends” at that moment.
  • While Anupam got married to a girl named Madhumalati, Kirron tied the knot with a Businessman named Gautam Berry.
  • Anupam Kher laid the foundation of an acting school- Actor Prepares in the year 2005.
  • In 2007, Anupam Kher, with his batchmate of NSD, Satish Kaushik, started a new film production company, ‘Karol Bagh Productions.’
  • In the year 2010, Anupam was appointed as the goodwill ambassador of Pratham Education Foundation, an organization which strives to improve children’s education in India.
  • Anupam Kher has hosted a number of shows like Sawaal Dus Crore Ka, Say Na Something to Anupam Uncle, The Anupam Kher Show- Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai, etc.
  • For his contribution to the Indian Cinema, he was awarded the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016. Anupam Kher receiving Padma Bhushan
  • In October 2018, he resigned from the post of FTII Chairman due to his commitments to an international TV show in the U. S.