Sikander Kher is an Indian actor. Son of Kirron Kher and step-son of Anupam Kher, he began his filming career with Woodstock Villa (2008). His foray into Bollywood has been met with hope and promise by the media, and received several positive reviews. As a multi-faceted person, he assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali in directing the Bollywood film, Devdas (2002) while still in high school. Prior to his debut film, Kher was the first to have been offered the role played by Saif Ali Khan in Dil Chahta Hai (2001).
Sikandar was born to Kirron Kher and Gautam Berry in 1981. Taking Sikander along, Kirron left Gautam for Anupam Kher in 1985. Having being brought up in a family deeply involved with films, Sikander?s upbringing was influenced by acting. As a child, he loved to enact fictitious scenes created by his father. While at school, he was an below average student.
After schooling, his first step into the film industry was while assisting Yash Chopra in filming Dil To Pagal Hai (1997). This was possible because his family were good friends with the Chopra family. On similar lines, while Kirron was acting in Sanjay Leela Bhansali?s Devdas (2002), Bhansali acceded to Sikander?s request to assist him in film making. All of this is while he was in high school. Subsequently, he attended his father?s acting workshop along with Uday Chopra and other celebrity children such as Abhishek Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan. Thereafter, he could only join the short-term 6-month National School of Drama course because he did not hold a Bachelor?s degree.