An extraordinary, riveting and no-holds-barred saga studded with fascinating behind-the-scenes revelations, anecdotes and rare nuggets of lessonsAnupam Kher's life story is nothing short of a grand masala box office hit. It has drama, comedy, romance and even action! Who knew that a small-town Shimla boy would one day become one of the most recognized actors in the world and go on to win various national and international awards for his contribution in the field of cinema and arts?A powerhouse of talent with over 530 films (and counting) in his repertoire, Anupam Kher stands out not only because of his iconic bald head, but also for his forthright views and opinions, however controversial they may be. He has always been distinct and offbeat. His autobiography is, too . . . for it is not just another chronological account of his life. It is, in fact, also peppered with incredible life lessons that are bound to resonate with every aspiring artiste and, most of all, the common man. Here is a kaleidoscopic peep into the life and times of a true genius and forever entertainer.
A gold-medallist from the National School of Drama, New Delhi, actor-producer-writer-motivational speaker, Anupam Kher is one of the most prolific actors who has over 530 films (in several languages, both in India and the West), 100 plays and numerous TV shows to his credit. He is a winner of two National awards, eight Filmfare awards and a BAFTA nomination besides been conferred with the Padma Shree and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his contribution to cinema.Having started his glorious career with films such as Saaransh and Daddy in India, he has featured in mainstream Hollywood films such as Silver Linings Playbook, Hotel Mumbai, The Big Sick and The Family Man, and has worked with directors such as Ang Lee, David O. Russell, Woody Allen, Gurinder Chadha and Lana and Lilly Wachowski.
He is also author of the best-selling book The Best Thing about You Is You! which has been translated in 6 languages and is in its 22nd reprint.Presently, Kher shuttles between Mumbai and New York where he is one of the lead actors on the recently premiered hit TV show New Amsterdam on NBC Entertainment Channel.
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