Kirron Kher: A Towering Personality With A Heart Of Gold

kirron kher mainShe is dynamic, she is a powerhouse performer she is the lady with a dimple; well we are talking about Kirron Kher who turns fifty nine today.

Born on June 14, 1995 in a simple Sikh family in Chandigarh, she completed her school education in Chandigarh and then graduated from the Department of Indian Theatre of Punjab University, also from Chandigarh.

Kirron Kher made her film debut in 1983 in the Punjabi feature film Aasra Pyar Da, which sank without a trace. After this, she took a break from film and married Gautam Berry, a rich Mumbai based businessman, and had a son, Sikandar.

Throughout the 1980’s Kirron Kher struggled to get a foothold in the film industry, but without success. While visiting producer after producer seeking a role in films, Kirron met Anupam Kher, who was also a similarly struggling actor.

Anupam was also already married to someone else. Moving in the same theatre circles, they worked together in a play called Chandpuri Ki Champabai. In 1985, after Anupam had secured a break in films with Saaransh, he divorced his wife, and similarly Kirron divorced her husband, and they were married to each other the same year.

Between 1983 and 1996, she managed to do just one film, Pestonjee (1987), wherein she acted in a small role alongside her second husband Anupam Kher.

To keep herself busy, Kirron took on to television and hosted talk shows like Purushkshetra, Kiron Kher Today and Jagte Raho With Kiron Kher.

It was in the year 1996, that she got her big break with Shyam Benegal’s Sardari Begum, which won her the Special Jury Award at the 1997 National Film Awards and as they say the rest is history.

Kirron Kher has been associated with projects like Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas, Karan Johar’s Main Hoon Naa, Dostana, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Yash Chopra’s Veer Zaara, and Om Shanti Om, just to name a few.

Today she has been the only celebrity judge who has been associated with all the five seasons of India’s Got Talent and is one of the most sort after character artist in Bollywood. In May 2014, she was elected to the Lok Sabha, from Chandigarh.

We take this opportunity to wish Kirron Kher a great year ahead.