Actor Anupam Kher succeeds Gajendra Chauhan as the new chairman of Film and Television Institute of India ( FTII), Pune.
The two year stint of Chauhan ended in march 2017.
Kher, previously held the post of Chairman of CBFC and National School of Drama.
Anupam Kher is an awardee of Padma Shri in 2004 and Padma Bhushan in 2016.
Many popular film personalities including Naseeruddin Shah, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Shatrughan Sinha, Resul Pookutty and the late Om Puri are alumnus of FTII.