Kirron Kher

Kirron Kher, who is the wife of noted actor Anupam Kher is an Indian actress and also a television host. She was born on June 14 and hails from Chandigarh, India. Of late she has chaged her name from ‘Kiron’ to ‘Kirron’ because of her belief in numerology. Kirron has been the host of three television programs namely ‘Purushkshetra’, ‘Kiron Kher Today’ and ‘Jagte Raho with Kiron Kher’. She hosted these programs before joining films. This talented actress made her debut in the year 1983 in a film named ‘Aasra Pyar Da’ which is a Punjabi film. Her performance in the film was widely appreciated. She worked as a costume designer in the blockbuster movie ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’. It was Kirron who also suggested for the title of the film. Kirron has received the ‘Bronze Leopard’ at the Locanro International Film Festival 2003’ for her outstanding performance in ‘Khamosh Pani: Silent Waters’.

Though she debuted in 1983, she did not act in films from 1988 to 1996. Along with her actor husband Anupam Kher, Kirron has appeared in the American television series ‘ER’, where she played Parminder Nagra’s mother. Kirron is mostly seen playing supporting roles and her portrayal of those roles are mostly successful. Her noted performance includes in the films like ‘Devdas’ in 2002, ‘Main Hoon Na’ in 2004, ‘Hum Tum’ in 2004. Kirron’s acting in ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ received accolades. She has received National Film Award in the best actress category for the film ‘Bariwali’.