- "Thank you IIFA for acknowledging my achievements," said Anupam Kher
- "I am humbled and happy to be the recipient of this award," added Mr Kher
- IIFA Awards will be held from June 21 to 24
"My 34 years of work has helped me achieve great milestones and at a time when actors my age are offered the Lifetime 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," the National Award-winning actor added in a statement.
"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," he added.
Anupam Kher was nominated for a BAFTA for his role in the BBC TV movie The Boy With The Topknot. He was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category. Mr Kher was also honoured with the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contribution in the field of cinema and arts.
The IIFA nominations for the year was announced last month and Vidya Balan's film Tumhari Sulu fetched the highest nominations followed by Rajkummar Rao's Newton. IIFA Awards will be held from June 21 to 24.
(With PTI inputs)