Who: Anupam Kher
What: Conferred with Honoured Guest of Texas award
When: 7 September 2015
Bollywood actor Anupam Kher was on 7 September 2015 conferred with the Honoured Guest of Texas award for his contribution to the cinema and the world of art.
The 60-year-old actor received the award by Deputy Mayor of Houston Ed Gonzalez on behalf of Texas Governor Greg Abbot.
Earlier in first week of September 2015, he was conferred with a Senate Proclamation award by the Texas State Senate.
Besides, Houston Mayor Annise Parker in August 2015 declared 7 August as Anupam Kher Day in Houston, after success of his show titled Anupam Kher’s play Mera Matalab Vo Nahi Tha (My intention was not that). The show gathered immense popularity in Houston and 15 other cities of America like Toronto, Vancouver and others.
As a result of his success in US, Kher was on 19 August 2015 appointed as UN ambassador for the “HeforShe” campaign for gender equality.
The actor has appeared in Hollywood films like Bend It Like Beckham, Mistress of Spices, Lust, Caution, and Silver Linings Playbook.