Sikandar Kher

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Sikander Kher
Sikandar Kher Photoshoot.jpg
Kher at Burberry Bash
Born Sikander Kher
(1980-10-31) 31 October 1980 (age 36)
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 2008–present

Sikander Kher is an Indian actor and son of Kirron Kher and step-son of Anupam Kher.

He made his acting debut at the age of 27 with the film, Woodstock Villa (2008). Later he worked in a supporting role in the film Aurangzeb with Rishi Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor.

Background[edit]

Sikandar was born Sikandar Singh, the son of Kirron Kher (formerly known as "Kiran Thakur Singh Kher"), the actress and MP, by her first husband. When he was still a toddler, his mother fell in love with the actor Anupam Kher and married him after divorcing Sikandar's father. Sikandar was permitted very little contact with his father while growing up, and was even given the surname of his mother's second husband, which he retains.

In January 2016, Sikandar became engaged to marry Priya Singh, daughter of Jasjit Singh and Kavita Singh. Jasjit Singh is an industrialist and the promoter of Associated Capsules. Kavita Singh is a former fashion model and the sister of Sunita Kapoor, the wife of actor Anil Kapoor.

Career[edit]

Sikandar attended his step-father, Anupam Kher's acting workshop. Thereafter he could only join the short-term 6-month National School of Drama course because he did not hold a Bachelor's degree.[1] He is also a member of the International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy Of Film & Television, noida.

Kher got his first break in acting from producer Sanjay Gupta in the film, Woodstock Villa.[2] The film's review by Hindustan Times said that his performance was limited by the film's screenplay and direction.[3] On the other hand, Times of India said that he had a screen presence.[4] CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand, who was highly critical about the movie, said that Sikander had an "engaging presence and impressive dialogue delivery."[5] In 9 years, Kher has acted in only six films including the Abbas-Mustan directed thriller Players which flopped at the box office and Aurangzeb starting Rishi Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, where he played a supporting role.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patcy, N (2006-06-02). "Kirron ....Kher on her son, Sikander". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Sikander Kher's entry scene shot for Rs 1.5 cr". Hindustan Times. 2006-05-08. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Out of stock villa". Hindustan Times. 2006-05-30. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  4. ^ Kazmi, Nikhat (2006-05-30). "Woodstock Villa - Hindi movie review". Times of India. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  5. ^ Masand, Rajeev (2006-05-30). "Masand's Verdict: Woodstock Villa". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 2008-06-03.