Bollywood veteran Anupam Kher has been appointed as chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on 11th October, replacing Gajendra Chauhan.
The 62-years-old actor is the recipient of Padma Shri in 2004 and Padma Bhushan in 2016, is best known for his roles in Saaransh, Daddy, Ram Lakhan, Lamhe, Khel, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara among others.
Prior to joining the FTII as its chairman, Kher has also held the chairman's post in the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and National School of Drama (NSD).
He is also the chairman of the acclaimed acting school 'Actor Prepares.'
The Padma Shri (2004) and Padma Bhushan (2016) awardee actor has more than 500 movies and several plays in his repertoire.
FTII is India's premier film and television institute, under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India.
Meanwhile, the actor took on Twitter and expresses his happiness:
I feel deeply humbled & honoured to be apportioned as the Chairman of iconic #FTII. I will perform my duties to the best of my abilities.🙏— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) October 11, 2017
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-With ANI inputs.