Anupam Kher makes his mark in US

Anupam Kher

Actor Anupam Kher, was presented a “Certificate of Recognition” by the California legislature for his dedicated efforts towards helping the community, which was displaced from the Kashmir valley due to militancy 25 years ago.

Humbled by the recognition, the actor says that with the honour comes a sense of responsibility.

The document read: “Certificate of Recognition presented to Anupam Kher in recognition as an agent for change, he is a champion in achieving gender equality, women’s right and a defender of human rights, representing the community of 500,000 Kashmiri Hindus displaced and dislodged, many whom immigrated to the United States.”

Mr Kher, who has worked in a number of Indian as well international films like “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Bend It Like Beckham”, has always voiced his opinion about the struggle of the Kashmiri Pandits and how they can be assisted.

Meanwhile, the recognition is another feather in his cap as the actor was presented with the “Honoured Guest” award by the US state of Texas for his contribution to cinema and art.

September 10 was declared as ‘Anupam Kher Day’ in Las Vegas.

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US state’s most populous city Las Vegas has declared September 10 as ‘Anupam Kher Day’ to honour the veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher for his commendable contribution to cinema and art globally.

Kher was presented with the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ on September 10 in Las Vegas by Nevada Senator Ruben Kihuen who praised the 60-year-old veteran actor for providing quality entertainment.

Kher has been honoured with various awards and recognition for his contribution to cinema and art following a resounding success of the repeat show of his play ‘Mera Matlab Woh Nahin Tha’ here and back-to-back shows in 20 other US cities and in Canada.

The actor, who has drawn in huge crowds, has taken a year off time for his passion towards stage performances.

In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contribution to Indian cinema. Kher has won the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role five times.

In 2009, Kher has given his Hindi voice to Carl Fredricksen in the Disney-Pixar 3D animated film Up, which was his first dubbing role and his very first voice role.

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