Global actor, bestselling author, and motivational speaker Anupam Kher is invited by The Hindu University of America to be conferred upon the prestigious Honorary Doctorate in Hindu Studies at a simple Hindu vedic ceremony in Manhattan, New York, on 18th September 2021.
The Hindu University of America is Non-Profit Public Charitable Education Institution recognised as an online university with the mission to provide education in knowledge systems based on Hindu thought involving critical inquiry, ethics, and self-reflection.
Accepting the same, Kher said, “It is an honour to be the first recipient of the Honorary Doctorate award from the Hindu University of America. I believe, through Hindusim, we can learn and understand the importance of harmony and acceptance. I wish to promote the same message of peace even further with the Doctorate.”
While speaking about Kher, Ved Nanda, Chair Board of Trustees, said, “The Hindu University of America is privileged to confer its inaugural Honorary Doctoral degree on Padma Bhushan Sri Anupam Kher. Anupam Kher Ji, we indeed are honoured that you have graciously consented to accept the historic award of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Hindu Studies from HUA. You are a constant source of inspiration to us all, and we express our deep appreciation for your monumental contributions.”
In a similar vein, Dr Jashvant Patel, Chair Finance Committee, said, “Shri Anupam Ji, The Hindu University is proud and privileged to honour you with the Doctorate degree in Hindu Studies. In your life’s journey you have demonstrated and harmonized प्रज्ञा the wisdom, पराक्रम the courage and श्रद्धा the commitment in your growth with the complete भक्ति the spiritual devotion. You would be a Sage-like role model of inspiration for our students, faculties, and trustees alike to learn and impart Vedic knowledge from the University. The Trustees of HUA are looking forward to having a closer association with you and your work on Hindu Sanskriti.”
Kher has always inspired Indians across all ages to innovate and reinvent by setting an example himself, whether it is exploring new dimensions or even setting fitness goals. Being one never to take his success for granted, the actor approaches every day of his life seeking new challenges and receiving all experiences with a humbling sense of wonder.
Apart from headlining more than 500 films globally and 100 plays, Kher is also the recipient of the IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema, was nominated for the prestigious British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) and achieved a record-breaking streak of winning eight consecutive Filmfare Awards.
Kher has also been honoured with Padma Shri Award in 2014 and Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his outstanding work in cinema. A globally sought after motivational speaker, Kher’s most recent book, ‘Your Best Day Is Today’ is his third bestselling book in a row.