Anupam Kher is such a talent in the industry that he has portrayed an old man character many times when he was young.
For instance, he debuted in Bollywood with the movie Saransh where he played the character of the father when he was just 29 years old. He won the best actor award for the role.
Later on, Bollywood typecast him for the role of father, and he got more roles as the father of the lead actor. He never denied any opportunities that came his way, and beautifully played all the characters in front of the camera.
Check out some father figure characters played by Anupam Kher in the movies.
1. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
Anupam Kher played the coolest father ever as he told his children to live his portion of young life. He was the N.R.I. father in the movie and very friendly and supportive of his son.
His character became very popular and he won the filmfare award for the same.
As told above, Saransh was the first film of Anupam Kher. He was only 29 years old but he played the character who was 65 years old.
He bagged many awards for his awesome and convincing portrayal on-screen.
3. Ram Lakhan
In the movie Ram Lakhan, Anupam Kher played the father of Madhuri Dixit. He has very little screen time in the movie but he impressed everyone with his awesome performance.
He nailed the character of the village shop keeper from look to dressing to his expressions.
4. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Anupam Kher was the naughty professor in the movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. He portrayed the father of Rani Mukerji in the movie.
Bollywood has never shown such a professor in the movie. The movie also worked on the small sweet love story between principal and a teacher Miss Briganza.
5. Hum Aapke Hai Kaun
Suraj Barjatya is known for making family movies. And fathers or father figures from Suraj Barjatya movies are always awesome.
Remember the funny and situation-shining Madhuri’s father from blockbuster Hum Aapke Hai Kaun. Anupam Kher brought swag in the character.
Dil was the romantic movie with the lead Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit. Anupam Kher played the father of Aamir Khan who is cunning, greedy, and ‘Makhichoos’.
In a scene, he literally sucks a fly who fell in his tea to establish the traits of the character.
7. Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi
In the movie Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi, Anupam Kher played the father of a rich spoiled girl. He has been seen irritated by his daughter in most of the scene.
Even when Anupam Kher was not in the spotlight of the film, he gave an awesome performance.
A movie memorable for its awesome songs, and a spectacular performance by the ensemble cast. Anupam Kher played the father of Shah Rukh Khan again in the movie.
For the record, there was a song in the movie ‘Oh Daddy Cool Cool Cool, Mera Beta Fool Fool Fool’ to show the chemistry of father and son.
9. M. S. Dhoni – The untold story
In the biopic of former Indian skipper M. S. Dhoni, Anupam Kher played the father of the Dhoni. There was nothing much for him to do in the movie, but he didn’t go unnoticed in the movie.
Fans and critics praised him again for his impactful performance.
Gumrah was a promising thriller in Bollywood with the star cast of Sanjay Dutt, Sridevi, and Rahu Roy. Anupam Kher played the drunken father of Sridevi in the movie.
Due to his character arc in the movie, his role became memorable in Bollywood.
Another Suraj Barjatya flick that brings one of the best father-son relationship on-screen.
What is more awesome about the movie is the conversation between Shahid Kapoor and Anupam Kher as Anupam tries to convince him for arrange-marriage with Poonam.
12. Khosla Ka Ghosla
The movie is a masterpiece and the whole cast gave their 100 percent to the movie. Anupam Kher played a simple man who got trapped in real estate scam.
His performance in the movie was loved by fans and appreciated by critics.
13. Kya Kehna
Everyone should watch this film to know what and how much a father can give to his daughter.
Anupam Kher has done his career-best performance in the movie Kya Kehna.