Colombo: Seasoned Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has been honoured with the Presidential Award at the ongoing International Indian Film Academy weekend here for his contribution to cinema.
"It's an honour," Anupam, 55, who received the award from Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, told IANS.
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.
Anupam Kher receives Sri Lankan Award (AP)
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.