Anupam Kher has been awarded the Kala Ratan Award for his contribution to Indian cinema, which will be presented to him by President Hamid Ansari, BizAsiaLive.com has learnt.
Reported in the Indian Express, Kher who joined the Indian theatre in 1974 is delighted to be receiving the award and took to Twitter to announce the good news. “I Joined #IndianTheatre, @OfficialPU in 1974. Happy & Proud to share, today I get #KalaRatanAward by Hon. Vice President of India. Jai Ho.”
The veteran actor who has appeared in over 400 Bollywood films as well as starring in critically acclaimed international films, has previously been honoured with the highly prestigious awards Padma Shri (2004) and the Padma Bushan (2016) for his services in the field of cinema and arts.
Kher will next be seen in ‘Naam Shabana’ starring Taapsee Pannu, which is releasing on the 31st March.