Anupam Kher wins The Asian Award in London

By Faisal Saif

Anupam Kher

Mumbai, April 17, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Actor Anupam Kher was honored at third edition of The Asian Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel last night in London along with Sir Ben Kingsley, Nicole Scherzinger and Hollywood legend Bruce Lee. Kher was awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema. Kher has famously crossed over into western cinema, most recently Silver Linings Playbook with Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper, and is a proud ambassador of Asians in world cinema.

Kher says, “I am truly humbled and honoured for being awarded The Asian Award for my work as an actor. As an actor all we do and want to do is make people laugh, cry, and persuade many other emotions by our craft. Our achievement at the end of the day is when the audience really does understand what we are doing. And the best part is when the spectrum is not India but Asia and the awards are not only for the category of cinema but other fields too.  It is also an honor to be given this award the same year as Sir Ben Kingsley. Makes me feel very proud!”

Anupam Kher

Previous Asian award honorees from the world of entertainment include some of Asia’s leading figures, including Sachin Tendulkar, Muttiah Muralitharan, Asha Bhosle, Jay Sean, A.R Rahman and Ratan Tata. 

Faisal SaifFaisal Saif is co-editor of Global Movie Magazine and sub-editor of Youth Eye Magazine. A passionate Bollywood Feature News Writer and film critic, Saif is a regular contributor to Santabanta, Page 3 Bollywood, Orissa Diary, PardaPhash, NewsWala, The News Tribe, Bolega India and many more online and print journals. Saif lives in Mumbai and can be reached at thatfaisalsaif at gmail.