Some Lesser Known Facts About Kirron Kher
- Does Kirron Kher smoke?: No
- Does Kirron Kher drink alcohol?: No
- She loves numerology and has changed her name from “Kiran” to “Kirron” in 2008.
- In her childhood, she used to play badminton along with her sister Kanwal Thakar Kaur (Arjun Award-winning badminton player).
- She tried to pursue her acting aspiration in Mumbai throughout the 1980s, but without success.
- When she met Anupam Kher, he was also a struggling actor.
- In 1985, Kirron and Anupam, both worked in a play called “Chadnpuri ki Champabai”.
- In 1990s, she hosted three television shows – “Purushkshetra”, “Kiron Kher Today” and “Jagte Raho with Kiron Kher”.
- In 1999, she won National Award for Best Actress for the Bengali Film “Bariwali” directed by Rituparno Ghosh.
- In 2002, she was nominated for Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for the film “Devdas”.
- In 2003, she won numerous international Awards for best Actress for the film “Khamosh Paani”.
- She also made a guest appearance in an American TV series “ER”, in October 2004.
- In 2006, she got her second nomination for Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for the film “Rang De Basanti”.
- Kirron Kher appeared as judge in “India’s Got Talent” series in the year 2009.
- She has been involved with a non-profit movement against female infanticide called “Laadli”.
- In 2009, she joined the “Bhartiya Janata Party” (a political party).
- In 2011, she also participated in Anti-Corruption Movement led by Anna Hazare.
- She has been an admirer of Narendra Modi since long before he became Prime Minister of India.
- For the General Elections, 2014, BJP declared her as the Lok Sabha Candidate from Chandigarh.
- In May, 2014, she became the Member of Parliament (MP) from Chandigarh by defeating Pawan Kumar Bansal.
- She promised a Film City for Chandigarh and Chandigarh Administration has accepted her proposal.
- On 10 January 2019, she was caught on camera giving funny reactions during a Parliament session, which had gone viral on the internet.
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