The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) has announced it will be presenting the IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema to acclaimed actor Anupam Kher at NEXA IIFA Awards Styled by Myntra being held on June 24 in Bangkok.
The award is given to an individual who has had a remarkable career that spans a wide spectrum of films in multiple genres and languages. Kher, who also directs and produces, has two National Awards under his belt. He continues to be a stalwart in Bollywood even as he makes his presence felt internationally, having given some memorable performances in Hollywood as well. With an illustrious acting career spanning more than 500 films in several languages and many plays, IIFA is recognising Kher’s immense contribution to Indian cinema.
“Thank you IIFA for acknowledging my achievements in cinema. I am privileged to be a part of our film industry, which has been so generous in showing of love and warmth for me. My 34 years of work has helped me achieve great milestones and at a time when actors my age are offered the Life Time Achievement Award, I prefer to ride on another 34 years exploring new and exciting opportunities both at home and abroad. I am humbled and happy to be the recipient of this award instituted by IIFA. With every such award comes a sense of responsibility which I promise to be committed to, in our industry and also, as a representative of our country in the international arena,” Kher said in a press statement.
IIFA Weekend & Awards 2018 will bring together a host of events and engagements across various aspects including business and entertainment with the highlight being the IIFA Awards from June 22-24 at Siam Niramit Theatre.
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