IIFA to honour Anupam Kher with a Lifetime Achievement Award


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 in June.

“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 have helped me achieve great milestones and at a time when actors my age are offered the Lifetime Achievement Award, I prefer to ride on another 34 years exploring new and exciting opportunities in Indian and International Cinema,” Anupam said in a statement.

“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.

In his three-decade long journey in the entertainment industry, Kher has also appeared in many acclaimed international films such as the Golden Globe nominated Bend It Like Beckham, Ang Lee’s Golden Lion-winning Lust, and David O Russell’s Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook.

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 are scheduled to take place from June 21 to 24. Vidya Balan’s Tumhari Sulu leads the overall nomination pack at the extravaganza this year.