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Indian actor Anupam Kher has been nominated for a BAFTA award for his role in the BBC TV movie - The Boy with the Topknot. Kher has been nominated as the Best Supporting Actor in the British Academy Television Awards, for which the nomination announcement was made on Wednesday. Kher is accompanied by fellow nominees Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty), Brian F O’Byrne (Little Boy Blue) and Jimmi Simpson (USS Callister) in the best supporting actor category.
The Boy with the Topknot is a movie based on a memoir by Sathnam Sanghera, a British Sikh, wherein he writes about his family history and his years growing up in Wolverhampton. In the movie, Kher plays the role of the father of Sathnam (played by British actor Sacha Dhawan).
An acclaimed actor, Anupam Kher, started his film career more than three decades back with the movie Saaransh in 1984. Apart from winning six filmfare awards, he has also been conferred upon by Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. Along with A Boy with the Topknot, Kher’s international projects include Bend It Like Beckham, ER, Silver Linings Playbook and Oscar nominated movie - The Big Sick.
Nominated for Supporting Actor Adrian Dunbar - Line of Duty Anupam Kher - The Boy with The Topknot Brían F. O’Byrne - Little Boy Blue Jimmi Simpson - USS Callister (Black Mirror)#BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/Sn1JEaK6dK— BAFTA (@BAFTA) April 4, 2018