Anupam Kher Reveals Being Bankrupt In 2004, Jetted Off To Abroad And Did This Work At The Age Of 60

Anupam Kher revealed how he went bankrupt in 2004 and jetted off to abroad for work. Read on his inspiring success story!


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Anupam Kher Reveals Being Bankrupt In 2004, Jetted Off To Abroad And Did This Work At The Age Of 60

Having worked in over 500 movies in a career that has spanned close to three decades, Anupam Kher has again proved his acting mettle with his incredible performance in the movie, Uunchai. He is a self-made actor, who has entertained us for years. Whether its a thriller, comedy or history, Anupam gets into the skin of every character that he plays. 

On the personal front, he is married to the beautiful Punjabi kudi, Kirron Kher. They both met in Chandigarh as they used to do theatre together at Chandigarh Theatre Group. At that time, Anupam and Kirron were already married to someone else. However, after finding soulmates in each other, Kirron and Anupam divorced their first partners to get married in 1985. Moreover, Anupam became a daddy as he accepted Kirron’s son, Sikander, from her first marriage with open arms.

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In a recent interview with the Hindustan Times, Anupam Kher revealed that in 2004 he had gone bankrupt because of his less knowledge in money management. Hence, he had to start his career from scratch. By that time, people had started calling him a veteran and legend, and he could have taken this as a lifetime achievement and taken a retirement, but he decided to bounce back. He mentioned how he started to build his body at 60 and said:

“In 2004, because I am not a business-minded person, I almost went bankrupt and then started all over again. I am a sum total of my failures. People started calling me thespian, veteran, and legend - which meant you should be given a lifetime achievement award and walk into the sunset. But I refused to do that. I went abroad and did an American series. After turning 60, people think about retirement but I started building my body.”


Anupam Kher went through the lowest phase of his life when his wife, Kirron got diagnosed with blood cancer in 2021. However, with the support of her family, she came up stronger. Earlier, in an interview with the ETimes, Anupam had talked about Kirron’s fight with cancer and had said:

"It's a big relief. Touch wood. She has started working again. The human spirit is stronger than anything. Giving up is not an option. I was worried. The big C is a dreaded illness. But today, medical science has bettered by leaps and bounds. And thankfully, she had a good team of doctors at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital."

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August 26, 2022, marked Anupam and Kirron’s 37th wedding anniversary. To mark the special day, he had taken to his IG space and dropped an unseen picture from their wedding day. In the picture, the couple was seen sitting at their mandap, donning their wedding outfits. The picture-perfect portrait had simply won our hearts. Alongside it, he had penned:

"Happy anniversary dearest #Kirron. Dug out this pic of our wedding 37years ago from the Treasure Trunk of my father during my recent visit to Shimla! May God give you all the happiness, long and healthy life. #MarriageAnniversary #Kirron #Anupam #37Years #Pushkarnath."


Anupam Kher’s success story truly inspires us! What about you?

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