List of awards and nominations received by Anupam Kher

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Anupam Kher awards and nominations
Kher in 2014
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up, and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.

Anupam Kher is an Indian actor and the former 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.[1] 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.

Besides 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 Golden Lion–winning Lust, Caution (2007), and David O. Russell's Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook (2013). He received a BAFTA nomination for his supporting role in the British television sitcom The Boy With The Topknot (2018).[2]

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.

Civilian awards[edit]

Anupam Kher receiving Padma Shri Award from the President Dr. Abdul Kalam.

Film awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards[edit]

Year Film Category Result Ref.
1984 Saaransh Best Actor Won
1986 Janam Best Supporting Actor Nominated
1988 Vijay Won
1989 Ram Lakhan Best Comedian Won
1990 Dil Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Daddy Best Actor (Critics) Won
1991 Saudagar Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Lamhe Nominated
Best Comedian Won
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin Nominated
1992 Khel Won
Shola Aur Shabnam Nominated
1993 Darr Won
Shreemaan Aashique Nominated
1994 Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Best Supporting Actor Nominated
1995 Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge Best Comedian Won
1997 Chaahat Best Supporting Actor Nominated
1998 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Best Comedian Nominated
2000 Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge Nominated
2013 Special 26 Best Supporting Actor Nominated [5]

National Film Awards[edit]

Year Film Category Result Ref.
1990 Daddy Special Jury Award Won [6]
2005 Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara Won [6]

British Academy Television Awards[edit]

Year Film Category Result Ref.
2018 The Boy With The Topknot Best Supporting Actor Nominated [2]

Screen Actors Guild Awards[edit]

Year Film Category Result Ref.
2013 Silver Linings Playbook Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated [7]
2018 The Big Sick Nominated [8]

International Indian Film Academy Awards[edit]

Year Film Category Result Ref.
2001 Mohabbatein Best Performance in a Comic Role Nominated
Kya Kehna Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2014 Special 26 Nominated
2017 M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Won [9]
2018 Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema Won [10]

Screen Awards India[edit]

Year Film Category Result Ref.
1994 1942: A Love Story Best Supporting Actor Won
1999 Haseena Maan Jayegi Best Comedian Won
2009 A Wednesday Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2017 M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Nominated

Miscellaneous Awards[edit]

Year Film Award Category Result Ref.
2005 Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara Karachi International Film Festival Best Actor Won [11]
2006 Riverside International Film Festival at California Won [12]
Khosla Ka Ghosla Global Indian Film Awards Best Comedian Won [13]
2010 Wake Up Sid Producers Guild Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2012 Silver Linings Playbook Gotham Independent Film Award Best Ensemble Cast Nominated
Critics' Choice Awards Best Acting Ensemble Won
Detroit Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Cast Nominated
Gold Derby Awards Won
2023 The Kashmir Files Zee Cine Awards Best Actor (Male) Won

Other awards[edit]

  • 2005: "Divya Himachal Award" for excellence[14]
  • 2013: Outstanding Achievement in Cinema award at The Asian Awards.[15]
  • 2015: Kalakar Award for The Actor of the Year in Kolkata


  • He was honoured by Walk of the Stars as his hand print was preserved for posterity at Bandra Bandstand in Mumbai.
  • He was presented with the “Honoured Guest” award by the US state of Texas for his contribution to cinema and art.


  1. ^ "Been there, done that! Anupam Kher starts shooting for 501st film". Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Anupam Kher bags BAFTA Awards 2018 nomination for The Boy with the Topknot; Here's the Complete List". 4 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  3. ^ "President gives Padma awards". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 1 July 2004. Archived from the original on 3 July 2004.
  4. ^ "Rajinikanth gets Padma Vibhushan; Padma Shri for Priyanka, Ajay Devgn". The Indian Express. 25 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Nominations For The 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2013". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Why Anupam Kher won't return his National Awards". Hindustan Times. 29 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Anupam Kher nominated for SAG awards with Silver Linings cast". BusinessLine. 14 December 2012.
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  10. ^ "Anupam Kher to receive Outstanding Achievement award at IIFA 2018". Hindustan Times. 8 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Barua wins Fukuoka festival prize for 'Maine Gandhi ko Nahin Mara". 7 October 2006. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  12. ^ "'I've outdone Saaransh' – The Times of India". The Times of India. 2 March 2006. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  13. ^ "G.I.F.A. Awards 2006: List of winners". Naachgaana. 10 December 2006. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  14. ^ "Dalai Lama honours Anupam Kher". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 3 June 2005. Archived from the original on 22 October 2007.
  15. ^ Meera Sharma (18 April 2013). "Special Report: Asian Awards 2013".

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