Monday, June 2, 2014


Kirron Kher is an actress of excellence who works for Films,Television and on stage.She is interested in social activities and also in politics.In the recent Lok Sabha elections she is selected as Member of Parliament from Chandigarh Constituency.She is recipient of 'National Award for Best Actress' and many other National and International awards for her acting talents.
She is born and brought up  in Chandigarh as 'Kiron Thakar Singh' in a Sikh family.Her sister is famous badminton player and  'Arjuna Award' holder 'Kanwal Thakar Kaur'.
Kirron Kher graduated from Indian Theatre of Punjab University,Chandigarh.She married Mumbai based businessman 'Gautam Berry' but divorced him and married film actor Anupam Kher later.They now run a production house together.
She entered films by a Punjabi film 'Aasra Pyar Da' in 1983.She acted in a film 'Pestonjee' with Anupam Kher in 1988.
In !996 her film 'Sardari Begum' received much critical acclaim and appreciation from the audience.The film was directed by Shyam Benegal and won special Jury Award at the 1997 National Awards  for Kirron Kher.She acted in the title role as 'Sardari Begum'.The film was made in Hindi and Urdu.
In 2000 she won National Award as Best actress for her performance in the Bengali film 'Bariwali' (The lady of the house).The director of the film is Rituparno Ghosh.
In 2002 she was nominated for Filmfare Best supporting actress Award for her portrayal of 'Sumitra' in 'Devdas'.Aishwarya Bachchan,Madhuri Dixit etc acted along with Sharukh Khan in this movie.
'Khamosh Pani' (Silent Waters) was a film released in 2003 which earned her many  Awards at International level.
Her films 'The rising'(2005),Rang De Basanti(2006),Fanaa(2006) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna(2006) all received much accolades and rave reviews.
Her roles in films like Hum Tum,Veer Zara,Mangal Pandey,Singh is King,Saas Bahu aur Sensex' etc were also huge hits.
She is recipient of IIFA 2003 Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film 'Devdas',
Best Female artiste  in a leading role Award for 'Khamosh Pani' at the Karachi Int'l Film festival,
Bronze Leopard Award at the Locarno Int's Film festival for 'Khamosh Pani'.
Silver Screen Award as Best supporting Actress for the film 'Rang De Basanti'
Apsara Award in 2010 for Best supporting Actress for the film 'Kurban'.
Her appearance in Television serials,  host for TV Talk shows etc are  also much liked by the audience.
Selected Filmography
Aasra Pyar Da

Sardari Begum
Darmiyan in between
Khamosh Pani
Mein Hoon Na
Hum Tum
Veer Zara
It could be You
Mangal Pandey
Rang De Basanti
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kahna
I see You Just married
Om Shanti Om
Singh is King
Saas Bahu Aur Sensex
Alexander the Great
Milenga Milenga
Action Replayy
Mummy Punjabi


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