Kirron Anupam Kher is an Indian theatre, film and television actress, a TV talk show host and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Kiran Kher made her film debut in 1983 in the Punjabi feature film Aasra Pyar Da, After this, she took a hiatus from films until 1996. Her comeback film was Shyam Benegal’s Sardari Begum (1996), which won her the Special Jury Award at the 1997 National Film Awards. She then appeared in film director Rituparno Ghosh’s Bengali film Bariwali (1999), to critical acclaim. She won the National Film Award for Best Actress for the film.
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) 2004 paid tribute to Kirron during its annual festival.
Her successful movies include Main Hoon Na, Hum Tum, Veer-Zaara and Mangal Pandey: The Rising, where her performance drew rave reviews. Her work in Rang De Basanti was a huge hit and her performance got her a second nomination for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. Her role in Fanaa and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna also received appreciation. Adding to her list of comical roles, she appeared in Singh is Kinng, Saas Bahu aur Sensex and Dostana. In 2009, she appeared as judge on India’s Got Talent, the Indian franchise of the Got Talent series.
Kirron Kher has been involved with non-profit movements such as Laadli (a campaign against female infanticide) and Roko Cancer (a campaign for awareness of cancer).
Her works are no less than a piece of art. Her acting is just so pure and authentic that she even mesmerises her audiences, despite age.