From portraying a 65-year-old retired teacher in his debut film, Saaransh, to essaying the challenging role of India’s former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh in his latest release, The Accidental Prime Minister, Anupam Kher’s rich repertoire of 500 plus movies is certainly applause-worthy.

The prolific actor’s incredible journey of over three decades has resulted into him playing memorable characters thereby pushing the envelope as an actor. Interestingly, at a young age, the versatile actor has successfully managed to pull off roles and some really extraordinary looks that defy his age. Even after 34 years, Anupam is still as relevant and remains filmmaker’s first choice for impactful character-driven roles.

Be it a drunkard father in Daddy, a stubborn father-in-law in Sansar or the evil Dr. Dang in Karma, the funny guy in Khosla Ka Ghosla or a disciplined cop in A Wednesday, Anupam Kher remains as popular and pervasive among the masses. No other actor had ever played such challenging roles with such ease and enchantment.

The global actor’s has had a vast and glorious run not just in Bollywood but Hollywood as well, which still is going strong and prospering with the passing day. Shy of five hundred movies have appearances and contributions by the gifted actor, and even the epic number fails to sum up the abilities and caliber of this great performer.

The thespian made his presence felt in the West alike his Bollywood counterparts and is a much respectable and popular name there. Be it Bend It Like Beckham (2002), in which he played role of a London based Sikh gentleman, which was much applauded, and many such projects such as Bride And Prejudice, The Mistress Of Spices, Lust, Caution, Speedy Singhs and the Academy Award winning 2012 movie, Silver Linings Playbook, each portrayal and role speaks a million words for itself, defining Anupam as one of the most distinctive actors, India has ever produced.

Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher

One of the most highly-anticipated films released this year, The Accidental Prime Minister (TAPM) featuring Anupam in a game-changing role of India’s former PM Dr Manmohan Singh is doing a fair business at the box office and audiences as well as critics are showering upon praises upon him.