Anupam Kher is new FTII chairman
New Delhi – Veteran actor Anupam Kher was today appointed chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India, succeeding Gajendra Chauhan who had a controversial tenure as head of the Pune-based institute, officials in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said. Kher, 62, said he was “deeply humbled and honoured” to be appointed chairman of the “iconic FTII”. Born on March 7, 1955, in Shimla, Kher completed his education from the D A V School in the city. He has previously held the post of chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification and director of NSD.