Anupam Kher

TV Shows

New Amsterdam

Biography

Anupam Kher currently stars as Dr. Vijay Kapoor on the NBC drama "New Amsterdam."

Kher is one of India's most prominent actors. He has appeared in more than 100 plays and has been featured in over 500 films. Besides Hindi cinema, his resume includes many acclaimed international films, such as the Golden Globe-nominated "Bend It Like Beckham," Ang Lee's Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion-winning "Lust," David O. Russell's Oscar-nominated "Silver Linings Playbook" and the Sundance Film Festival hit "The Big Sick," in which he was nominated for a SAG Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Last year Kher was also nominated for a BAFTA for his performance in the BBC TV movie "The Boy with the Topknot."

This year Kher starred as Chef Oberoi in "Hotel Mumbai," opposite Dev Patel and Armie Hammer. The film, based on the devastating 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, premiered at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival and was released in limited theaters in March 2019. Additionally, Kher appears in the BBC miniseries "Mrs. Wilson," opposite Ruth Wilson. The series, which later aired in the U.S on PBS, was nominated for a 2019 BAFTA TV Award in the category of Best Mini-Series.

Kher has been the recipient of a record eight FilmFare Awards in a row. Recently, he was bestowed the Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema Award at the 2018 IIFA (Indian International Film Awards). He has also been honored with the Padma Bhushan Award, which is the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India. He was previously the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification and National School of Drama in India and is former chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India. Kher has a massive international following with more than 13.4 million Twitter followers and over 2.4 million Instagram followers.

Beyond acting, Kher is a teacher, author, motivational speaker and activist. Kher is the author of the bestselling motivational book "The Best Thing About You Is You" and was ranked #12 on Richtopia's 2017 list of top 200 authors in the world. He is widely sought after as a motivational speaker, having delivered speeches at prestigious institutes such as the Kellogg's School of Business, London School of Economics, New York Film Academy, Babson Business College and many more. He has been honored with the Dalai Lama Award for his work with underprivileged children, a service that he continues to offer through the Anupam Kher Foundation. He is also the United Nations brand ambassador for their "He for She" campaign that strives for gender equality.

Kher is married to actress Kirron Kher, who is a Member of Indian Parliament. He resides in Mumbai, India.

List All Celebrities

Anupam Kher Message Board

Welcome to the Anupam Kher Message Board. Get in touch with Anupam Kher to voice your support, appreciation, or opinion.

Can you imagine how much snail mail and email a celebrity must get? Most simply don't have time to go through all of it and even less time to respond. So, for this reason, we've created this shout-out message board. It's a far simpler way to communicate with your favorite stars and celebrities.

Try to keep your messages short and sweet. No one wants to read your entire life story. We don't know if you'll get a response, but if enough people post a message, these celebrities won't be able to ignore them all.

No comments exist yet.

Be the first to post a comment on this page.

Post Your Comments

No HTML, links, emails, phone numbers, addresses, profanities, or all caps please. (Message Rules)

Looking for Auditions and Casting Calls? Want to Become an Extra or Find Supporting Actor and Actress Roles with Anupam Kher?

Become an Actor, Actress or Extra by joining the world's leading acting community. Find acting tips, casting calls, audition notices, career networking tools and links to SAG-AFTRA talent agents.

Post your profile, photos, resume and video clips online and you could be discovered by top casting directors and talent scouts around the world. You might even get a chance to work with Anupam Kher and other famous stars.

Sign Up!

Movies in the Spotlight


Silver Linings Playbook Movie Poster

Silver Linings Playbook

Drama R

2012 (2h 2m) - Streaming on Netflix

After a stint in a mental hospital, Pat moves in with his parents and tries to win back his wife, until he meets a woman who's as unstable as he is.

This dramedy was nominated for eight Academy Awards, with a win for Best Actress going to Jennifer Lawrence. Source Netflix

Cast


Sin City Movie Poster

Sin City

Action Adventure Film-Noir R

2005 (2h 4m) - Streaming on Netflix

In these intertwined tales, an ex-con avenges a hooker's death, a gumshoe gets mixed up with dangerous vixens, and a cop saves a dancer from a rapist. An all-star cast, including Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen and Bruce Willis, brings this graphic-novel adaptation to life. Source Netflix

Cast


The Social Network Movie Poster

The Social Network

Drama PG‑13

2010 (2h) - Streaming on Netflix

Director David Fincher's biographical drama chronicles the meteoric rise of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from Harvard sophomore to Internet superstar.

This biopic garnered three Oscar wins, five nominations and a #1 place at the box office opening weekend. Source Netflix

Cast


Shows in the Spotlight


Ozark Movie Poster

Ozark

Drama Crime Thriller TV‑MA

2017 Series - Streaming on Netflix

A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss. After his business partner cheats a dangerous client, financial adviser Marty must devise a radical plan to save the lives of himself and his family.

Jason Bateman won an Emmy for directing and Julia Garner won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Source Netflix

Cast


Ozark Movie Poster

Money Heist

Crime Thriller Action Mystery TV‑MA

2017 Series - Streaming on Netflix

Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan. The Professor recruits a young female robber and seven other criminals for a grand heist, targeting the Royal Mint of Spain.

This riveting crime series won Best Drama at the International Emmy Awards, Premios FĂ©nix and Premios Iris (plus six more Iris wins). Source Netflix

Cast


Bosch Movie Poster

Bosch

Drama Crime Cop Show Film Noir TV‑MA

2014 Series - Streaming on Amazon

Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver), an LAPD homicide detective, stands trial for the fatal shooting of a serial murder suspect -- just as a cold case involving the remains of a missing boy forces Bosch to confront his past. As daring recruit, Julia Brasher (Annie Wersching), catches his eye, and departmental politics heat up, Bosch will pursue justice at all costs. Source Amazon

Cast


Celebrity Spotlight