60 years old veteran actor Anupam Kher has been presented with the “Honoured Guest” award by the U.S. state of Texas for his contribution to cinema and art. The award was conferred on 60-year old thespian at the hands of Hueston Dy Mayor Ed Gonzalez on behalf of Texas State Governor Greg Abbot.
Performances by Anupam Kher and Neena Gupta in play Mera Matalab Vo Nahi Tha (My intention was not that) gathered immense popularity in Hueston and 15 other cities of America.
The actor was earlier appointed a UN ambassador for the ‘He for She’ campaign for gender equality. The campaign has been initiated by UN Women.
The actor, a known Bollywood artist in the US, has appeared in Hollywood films like Mistress of Spices, Bend It like Beckham, Lust, Caution and Silver Linings Playbook.
Other Achievements of Anupam Kher
- 1989: National Film Award – Special Jury Award: Daddy
- 2004: Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contribution to Indian cinema
- 2005: National Film Award – Special Jury Award: Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara
- He was honoured by Walk of the Stars as his hand print was preserved for posterity at Bandra Bandstand in Mumbai.