Kirron Kher made her film debut in 1983 in the Punjabi film "Aasra Pyar Da".
She is Bollywood's favourite mother and has won nominations and awards for her performances in hit films such as "Devdas", "Main Hoon Na", "Hum Tum", "Veer Zara", "Rang De Basanti", "Fanaa", "Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna", "Apne", "Om Shanti Om", "Singh is Kinng" and "Dostana".
She has won the National Award for Shyam Benegal's "Sardari Begum" and Rituparna Ghosh's "Bariwali".
In 2003, she won the Best Actress Award at the film festivals in Locarno, Karachi, Cape Town and Ciepie in Argentina for "Khamosh Pani".Kher is also a successful theatre artiste, TV show host and actor. She has appeared in an episode of the American serial "ER".
She is married to actor Anupam Kher. Her son, Sikander, from her first marriage to actor Gautam Berry, is also a Bollywood actor.