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Anupam Kher

Born: March 7, 1955, Shimla, Punjab State - India

Anupam Kher is an Indian actor and the current Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India.

He is the recipient of two National Film Awards and eight Filmfare Awards. He has appeared in over 500 films in several languages and many plays. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in “Saaransh” (1984).

He holds the record for winning the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian five times in total for: “Ram Lakhan” (1989), “Lamhe” (1991), “Khel” (1992), “Darr” (1993) and “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge” (1995).

He won the National Film Award for Special Mention twice for his performances in “Daddy” (1989) and “Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara” (2005). For his performance in the film “Vijay” (1988), he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Alongside working in Hindi films, he has also appeared in many acclaimed international films such as the Golden Globe nominated “Bend It Like Beckham” (2002), Ang Lee's -winning “Lust, Caution” (2007), and David O. Russell's Oscar-winning “Silver Linings Playbook” (2013).

He has received BAFTA nomination for his supportive role in the British television sitcom “The Boy With The Topknot” (2018).

He has held the post of chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification and the National School of Drama in India. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contribution in the field of cinema and arts.

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Hotel Mumbai (2018)

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Based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India.

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Aiyaary (2018)

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The Big Sick (2017)

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A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.

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Toilet - Ek Prem Katha (2017)

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Keshav and Jaya are from two villages near Mathura, where at least 80% of households are without any access to a lavatories. Conflict comes knocking on the first day of their marriage, when Jaya leaves Keshav's house for good, after discovering that there is no toilet in the home. Distraught and desperate, Keshav sets out on mission to win back his love- by battling against the age old traditions, mind-set and value system of his country.

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Inspired by a real story of young girl's journey escape from the world of international sex trafficking.

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Judwaa 2 (2017)

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Two brothers (twins) born to a honest businessman are separated at birth when their father exposes a smuggling racket and a king pin. One of the brothers is thought to be dead but only resurfaces stronger after living life on the streets to reunite with his family over a sequence of events and twist of fate. Genetically bound by reflexes both the brother’s lives interlink in strange ways and a comedy of errors. They eventually come together to destroy the smuggling nexus and save their family from a downfall that awaits them.

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A Family Man (2016)

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A corporate headhunter who's focused more on his job than his family puts his career on hold when his child is diagnosed with cancer.

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Buddha in a Traffic Jam (2016)

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Vikram is a happy-go-lucky management student from a top Business School of India. He becomes an overnight sensation after a successful internet campaign against the radical fundamentalism of moral policing in India. This prompts his university teacher - Professor Ranjan Batki, to throw him a challenge for yet another internet campaign that would help raise money via a non-profit Pottery Club for poor people living in Maoists areas of India. Little does Vikram know that he is about to become a part of a plot that would risk his life and the nation. He gets entangled between two corrupt facets of India - Socialism and Capitalism, both of which are deeply rooted in India. It's a story inspired from true life incidents of Underbelly India.

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Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)

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Loosely based on the novel The prince and the Pauper. Ever loving Prem is respected and loved by all and Vijay (also played by Salman Khan) is in the world of hatred and violence. They change their identities temporarily to discover the other side of the world.

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Singham Returns (2014)

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Singham Returns is an Indian action film directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Reliance Entertainment. The sequel to the 2011 film Singham, actor Ajay Devgn reprises his role from the previous film, as well as co-producing the project, while Kareena Kapoor Khan plays the female lead.

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Daawat-e-Ishq (2014)

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A deliciously romantic coming together of Gulrez “Gullu Qadir (Parineeti Chopra) a Hyderabadi shoe-sales girl disillusioned with love because of her encounters with dowry-seeking men; and Tariq “Taru Haidar (Aditya Roy Kapur) a Lucknawi cook who can charm anybody with the aroma and flavours of his biryani and kebabs.

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Happy New Year (2014)

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Six would-be thieves enter a prestigious dance competition as a cover for their larger goal of pulling off a major heist

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Gang Of Ghosts (2014)

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Spirits get miffed when their haunted home is slated to be torn down to make way for a shopping mall.

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Main Tera Hero (2014)

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This love story begins with the mischievous, clever, charming, a daredevil and the HERO who falls in love with Sunaina. How can a Hero’s love story be complete without a villain! So walks in Angad the corrupt cop, who wants to forcibly marry Sunaina and to make things more spicy also does Ayesha who is madly in love with our Hero. A massy entertaining romantic drama ensues, which takes our Hero from the mountainous Ooty, to the fun college campus of Bangalore, and then to a beautiful mansion, in gorgeous Thailand.

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Awake: The Life of Yogananda (2014)

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Documentary about the life of Yogananda, who brought Hindu spirituality to the West in the 1920s.

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Super Nani (2014)

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A woman finds power within herself.

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Aurangzeb (2013)

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A family of policemen and a family of gangsters. To bring down a criminal, the law will have to think like a criminal.

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Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (2013)

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Sriram Venkat is the most shallow guy on earth who doesn't value relationships, family, friends, life or the country. Not necessarily in that order. Because he couldn't care less about the order. This makes him the clear 'black' sheep of the family.

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Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (2013)

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The trio of Dharam, Paramveer and Gajodhar reunite, this time in the UK. Paramveer opens up the 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' club and re-encounters a visit with Dharam and Gajodhar, after their last visit to Canada. Now, the trio are back with double the fun, double the action, and double the romance, with Suman and Paramveer's love Reet.

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Kalimannu (2013)

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Inspired by the Puranic story of Abhimanyu and his mother Subhadra, the film portrays the relationship of the protagonist with her baby, before and after it is born.

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Special 26 (2013)

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Based on a real life group of con artists who pulled off clever robberies during 1980s. This group robbed famous businessmen and politicians by impersonating the CBI or Income tax officers and conducting raids.

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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

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After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

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Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)

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An ex-army man, leading a double life in London, must choose between his wife and muse. Jab Tak Hai Jaan movie is a love triangle,and also marks the return of Yash Chopra as a director after eight years. In Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Shahrukh Khan plays the character of Samar who is an angry, unforgiving, with loads of emotional baggage. His role will span two ages, one in his late twenties as a musician based in London and the other at an older age as an introverted, composed, dutiful army officer in Kashmir. Katrina as Meera play as a seductress, an unattainable beauty. And Anushka as Akira who is 21 year old and works for Discovery Channel and makes documentaries.

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Mausam (2011)

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Mausam,a love story in its first season start with mere adolescent attraction between a Punjabi boy Harry, and a Kashmiri girl Aayat, in a small village of Punjab. It develops into young love between them in season two. Their love realizes its own depth in the hours of sepration throught season three. In the fourth and final season their love culminates into togetherness. But not before sacrificing a lot personally and learning the truth behind universal love. It is a passionate love story which sees, as its background various shades of life, questioning us and yet not becoming indulgent.

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Striker (2010)

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Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.

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Life Partner (2009)

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The film is about three close friends, each one having a different perspective about marriage. Govinda plays a divorce lawyer in the film who doesn't believe in marriage and is a Casanova of sorts. Khan plays a character for whom being in love matters most and D'Souza plays his love interest. Kapoor plays a Gujarati who believes in the system of arranged marriage and Desai plays his Gujarati wife.

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Lust, Caution (2007)

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Adapted from the celebrated short story by Eileen Chang, Lust, Caution stars Asian cinema icon Tony Leung as a 1930s government official whose relationship with a young secret agent (the captivating Tang Wei) spirals out of control in the midst of an ongoing war against Japanese invaders. Ang Lee returns to his Chinese language roots after a long absence and delivers another beautiful and gorgeously composed piece of storytelling, reaffirming his position as one of the most accomplished auteurs of his generation.

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Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (2007)

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Badki and Chutki live a fun-filled life in Banaras, playing pranks, sneaking off to see a forbidden mujra, and soaking up all the excitement that goes on the ghats of the Ganga. Badki is aware that the family is in dire straits, but she and her mother protect Chutki at all costs. When things get worse, Badki decides to go to Mumbai and seek a living for the family.

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Chup Chup Ke (2006)

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A debt-ridden young man attempts suicide, but is rescued only to find that his luck is finally turning.

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Vivah (2006)

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Prem and Poonam’s marriage is arranged and they go through the most magical and romantic period of their lives. But just when everything is set for their marriage a crisis puts the love of Prem and Poonam through a trial by fire. 'Vivah' is a heart-warming tale of their unconditional love...

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Bride & Prejudice (2004)

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A Bollywood update of Jane Austen's classic tale, in which Mrs. Bakshi is eager to find suitable husbands for her four unmarried daughters. When the rich single gentlemen Balraj and Darcy come to visit, the Bakshis have high hopes, though circumstance and boorish opinions threaten to get in the way of romance.

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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

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Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe.

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Jodi No.1 (2001)

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Rai Bahadur lives a wealthy lifestyle in Panjim, Goa, along with three brothers, Raman, Kamal, and Ashok along with their respective wives and children. He also has a sister, Shanno, and a daughter, Rinki, who is of marriageable age. Since his business is not doing too well, he asks his US-based friend, Ranjit, for assistance. In response, Ranjit sends his son, Vikramjit, to assist Rai. Vikramjit arrives at the Rai household along with his Secretary and close friend, Veeru, and soon both get involved in assisting the Rai business get back on it's feet. What Rai does not know is that Vikramjit & Veeru are not who they claim to be, but are actually Jai and Veeru, wanted by the Bombay Police and are on India's Most Wanted Criminals. Watch what happens when their photos are telecast on National TV, and the impact this has on the entire Rai clan.

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Mohabbatein (2000)

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In India, open romance is forbidden, as is showing affection in public. A college principal named Narayan is a strong believer in this, aware that a male student named Vicky is in love with Ishika; while another male student is hopelessly in love with Sanjana; and a third man named Karan is in love with a married woman named Kiran. No amount of persuasion can get Narayan to change his mind. Then the college recruits a music teacher named Raj, who eventually starts fanning the flames of love among the students, much to Narayans chagrin, anger, and displeasure. Things get worse when Narayan finds out that Raj was the very man who fell in love with his daughter who eventually committed suicide when he didnt grant them permission to get married. Will the six young people be also heartbroken by Narayan, and if so, who will be the first to kill himself or herself?

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Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (2000)

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Rich girl loves poor guy, who is killed. She sees him again only to realise hes a look alike. Together they avenge the death.

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Shikaar (2000)

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Sree Nath falls in love with a poor woman and both get intimate, resulting in her getting pregnant. When the time comes for Sree to marry her, he renounces her and instead marries the daughter of wealthy Mr. Saxena. She gives birth to a boy, Vikram, and shortly thereafter passes away. Sree's step-brothers, Badri and Kedar, move in with Sree, and soon his health starts to deteriorate. They hire a nurse to look after him, but he keeps on getting worse.

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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

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Raj is a rich, carefree, happy-go-lucky second generation NRI. Simran is the daughter of Chaudhary Baldev Singh, who in spite of being an NRI is very strict about adherence to Indian values. Simran has left for India to be married to her childhood fiancé. Raj leaves for India with a mission at his hands, to claim his lady love under the noses of her whole family. Thus begins a saga.

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1942: A Love Story (1994)

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In 1942 the British ruled India, a time when people were either working for the British or rallying for underground meetings and protests against them. Amidst this background, Naren Singh, falls in love with Rajeshwari Pathak. But their romance is not an easy one, for Naren comes from a wealthy, British supporting, family. But Rajeshwari is poor and is fighting against the British.

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Daar (1993)

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A woman is caught between one man's love and another man's obsession. She fears one and fears for the other. One stands for love and the other for life. Who will she choose?

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Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991)

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Pooka is the only daughter of a shipping tycoon Seth Dharamchand. She is in love with a movie star Deepak Kumar. When her father strongly disapproves of their marriage, she jumps from their family yacht and escapes. She has to reach Bangalore anyhow because Deepak is on a shooting there. She manages to board a crowded inter-state bus to Bangalore. In the bus she encounters a smart loudmouth reporter Raghu Jetley who has just lost a job. On the way he finds out the truth about her. He offers to help her in exchange for an exclusive story on her. She has to accept his help or he would blow the whistle on her to her father. Their adventures begin here. After many hitch-hikes, nightly shelters, the out-of-luck reporter and runaway heiress find themselves more and more in love with each other. Raghu is afraid of expressing his feelings as he is financially in no condition to propose a rich girl. What is he going to do now?

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Chandni (1989)

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Chandni was a blockbuster in 1989 and is one of the most successful films of Indian cinema. The huge profits of this musical brought an end to director Yash Chopra's lean phase. The platinum success of its music was instrumental in ending the era of violence in Bollywood and bringing back music into Hindi films. The film reaffirmed Sridevi's position as the top female star of the Eighties.

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Ram Lakhan (1989)

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Sharda (Raakhee) vows vengeance when her husband is murdered by his two evil cousins, Bhishamber (Amrish Puri) and Bhanu (Paresh Rawal), and she and her two young sons are thrown out on the street. Those sons grow into the upstanding police officer Ram (Jackie Schroff) and the easily tempted dreamer Lakhan (Anil Kapoor). If the family is to be avenged, Ram will have to lead his brother away from the path of corruption he's strayed onto, and protect him from the influence of Bhanu and Bhishamber.

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Vijay (1988)

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Vijay is a story about various characters that are bound by relationships of love and friendship. How they become foes and take up weapons against each other. When Arjun (Anil Kapoor) and Vicky (Rishi Kapoor) meet, they are oblivious to the fact that they are cousin brothers.

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Saaransh (1984)

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Expressionistic psychodrama about old age, fading idealism and political corruption.

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