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Anupam Kher Birthday Special: Top 10 films of the versatile actor
An old couple - Anupam Kher and Rohini Hattangadi, lend a room on rent after the death of their only son. A budding actress starts living with them, who is in love with a local politician's only son. This was the screen debut of Anupam Kher.
Anupam Kher played the role of Hajari Lal, the penny-wise, immensely greedy father of Aamir Khan. This movie portrayed the comic side of Anupam Kher and he shone brightly in his part.
‘Saudagar’ starred Dilip Kumar and Raaj Kumar in leading roles. Anupam Kher played the role of Mandhari and narrated the story of two friends - Rajeshwar Singh and Veer Singh. Anupam looked like an old crippled man but played a pivotal role in the film.
'Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!' (1994)
‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!’ is an Indian musical romantic-comedy film that stars Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit in the lead. Anupam Kher played the role of Professor Siddharth Chaudhary with two daughters - Pooja and Nisha. Anupam Kher was nominated by Filmfare Awards in the Best Supporting Actor category.
'1942 A Love Story' (1994)
‘1942: A Love Story’ is a patriotic film and stars Anil Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa and Pran. The film is set in 1942, when the British Raj was declining. Anupam Kher played the role of Raghuvir Pathak, who was a revolutionary fighting against British rule.
'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' (1995)
The film had the longest running record in the history of Bollywood. Anupam Kher played an unconventional father of Shah Rukh Khan in the film. And the way he played it, every youth in the country wanted their father to be like him.
'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' (1998)
Anupam Kher played the character of principal and the father of Rani Mukherjee. His portrayal of the character was fun to watch throughout the film. The film starred Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani in the lead roles.
'Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara' (2005)
‘Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara’ explores the downward spiral of a retired Hindi professor, Uttam Chaudhary (portrayed by Anupam Kher), as he falls victim to dementia. Uttam Chaudhary believes he killed Gandhi by accidentally playing with a toy gun.
'A Wednesday' (2008)
A retiring police officer (Anupam Kher) reminisces about the most challenging case he has faced in his career. The case was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday.
'Special 26' (2013)
A gang of con-men rob prominent rich businessmen and politicians by posing as C.B.I and income tax officers. Anupam Kher played the role of P.K. Sharma.