New Delhi, International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), the biggest, most extravagant and spectacular global celebration of Indian cinema, will honour veteran actor Anupam Kher with the ‘IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema’ at the 19th Edition on June 24 in Bangkok.
An Indian actor, director and producer with two National Awards under his belt, Kher 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 will present the award to the distinguished actor in recognition to his immense contribution to Indian Cinema.
Speaking about the IIFA honour for him, Anupam Kher said, “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 the showing of love and warmth upon 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 in Indian and International Cinema.
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.”
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 to 24, to be held at the reputed Siam Niramit Theatre in Bangkok, Thailand.
NEXA IIFA Awards Styled by Myntra aims to bring the magic of Indian cinema not only to Bangkok but also to the whole of South-East Asia.