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Anupam Kher gets Presidential Award at IIFA

entertainment Updated: Jun 04, 2010 18:36 IST

Seasoned Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has been honoured with the Presidential Award at the ongoing International Indian Film Academy weekend for his contribution to cinema.

"I will get the Sri Lanka president award at the FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum tomorrow (Friday) for my work in cinema. It's an honour," Anupam, 55, who will receive the award from Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, told IANS on Thursday.

A veteran of close to 300 films, Anupam has played varied roles in his 25-year-long career. Some of his landmark films are Saransh, Daddy, Karma and Tezaab. Recently he was seen in offbeat films like Morning Walk, Khosla Ka Ghosla and Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara.

In 2002, he forayed into direction with Om Jai Jagadish and also produced critically acclaimed films like Bariwali (1999) as well as Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Mara (2005). He has also been quite active in the theatre circuit.

Apart from that he also runs acting academy called Actor Prepares in India and abroad.