Anupam Kher to be feted at IIFA for contribution to Indian cinema
IIFA Awards will be held from June 21 to 24 at the Siam Niramit Theatre in Bangkok
Veteran actor Anupam Kher will be honoured with the Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema Award at the 19th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards to be held in Bangkok on June 24.
The actor, director and producer with two National Awards under his belt said in a statement, “I am privileged to be a part of our film industry, which has been so generous in the showing of love and warmth upon me. My 34 years of work has helped me achieve great milestones and at a time when actors my age are offered the Life Time Achievement Award, I prefer to ride on another 34 years exploring new and exciting opportunities in Indian and International Cinema.”
He added, “With every such award comes a sense of responsibility which I promise to be committed to, in our industry and also, as a representative of our country in the international arena,” he added.
Anupam, who has starred in over 500 films including international films, started his career in 1984 with Saaransh. Over his three-decade long journey in Bollywood and Hollywood, he has also appeared in many critically acclaimed films such as the Golden Globe nominated Bend It Like Beckham, Ang Lee’s Golden Lion-winning Lust, David O Russell’s Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook and so on.
He has also been honoured with the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contribution in the field of cinema and arts.
IIFA Awards will be held from June 21 to 24 at the Siam Niramit Theatre in Bangkok.