Pune: Versatile actor Anupam Kher has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) here replacing Gajendra Chauhan, whose tenure ended in March this year.
The 62-year-old Kher was conferred with the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016 by the government of India.
Some of his prominent films include Saaransh, Daddy, Lamhe, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Maara, Khosla Ka Ghosla and few to name.
Kher has also been part of critically acclaimed international films like Bend It Like Beckham, Golden Lion-winning Lust, and Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook.
Kher had also served as the Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification and the National School of Drama.