Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has a new chairman now as they have appointed the legendary actor Anupam Kher as the chairman, on Wednesday. The 62-year-old Indian actor is one of the finest the country has had. Anupam Kher will be replacing Gajendra Chauhan who has held the post since June 2015.
Anupam Kher has a credit of appearing in more than 500 movies or plays over his long career that has seen him act in several movies where he has given incredible performances.
The veteran actor has also held the post of chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification and the National School of Drama in India. He is presently the chairman at Actor Prepares which is an acting school which he had endowed in 2005.
For his achievements and contributions to the Indian cinema and arts, Anupam Kher was awarded Padma Shri in 2004 and Padma Bhushan in 2016 by the Government of India.
After being chosen as the chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India, Anupam Kher said he will perform his responsibilities to the much of his capacities.
He posted on Twitter saying, “I feel deeply humbled and honoured to be apportioned as the Chairman of iconic FTII. I will perform my duties to the best of my abilities”.
Anupam Kher takes the post of Gajendra Chauhan whose tenure was sort of controversial. The students were triggered due to his appointment and ended up doing a lot of remonstrances stating that he wasn’t the right man to head the Film and Television Institute of India.
Anupam Kher has been an active public speaker in the recent times. He has never shied away from presenting his views on a public forum, be that about politics or about the happenings in the country regarding several issues or be that about Bollywood.
Anupam made his Bollywood debut in 1984 with the movie “Saaransh”, which was so striking that it won him a Filmfare award in the Best Actor Category. It marked his first of eight Filmfare awards. He has also won the National award twice, both times in the Special Jury award category.
Over the years, he has gone on to become one of the exceptional actors in the country. Along with Bollywood Hindi movies, he has been seen in movies of different languages. He has acted in Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telegu and Malayalam films.
He has also been a part of numerous Hollywood movies for which he has been highly praised as well.
Along with acting, he has also done direction and production of a few films.
Anupam Kher has a history in Chota-Parda as well as he has hosted and been part of many TV shows.
There is no doubt that Anupam Kher has the credibility to become the Chairman of FTII and we wish him good luck and congratulate him on his appointment.