Houston: Veteran actor Anupam Kher has received an honorary citizenship of Texas state in the US after being conferred with a "Senate Proclamation".
60-year-old Kher was honoured with the Senate Proclamation by the Texas state following a resounding success of the repeat show of his play "Mera Matlab Woh Nahin tha" in Houston and back to back shows in 14 other US cities and in Canada.
The document read: "The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to recognise Anupam Kher, who is being honoured by the South Asian Chambers of Commerce for his appointment as a United Nations ambassador and champion for gender equality".
Overjoyed with the overwhelming crowd, cheer and standing ovation, Kher, who is touring the US and Canada for the play, said, "I feel happy and humbled for such an amazing crowd and appreciation."
Stellar performance by Kher and Neena Gupta in the play has earned them continuous?accolades in US cities and Toronto and Vancouver in Canada since its first sold out event here on August 7.
Due to the public demand, yet another sold out show of "Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha", was played for the second time in Houston.
Mayor, Annise Parker commended the actor's commitment for providing quality entertainment to the community and, also declared August 7 as Anupam Kher Day in Houston.
Kher was earlier appointed a UN ambassador for the 'HeforShe' campaign for gender equality.
The "HeforShe" campaign has been initiated by UN Women. Its goal is to engage men and boys as agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women's rights, by encouraging them to take action against inequalities faced by women and girls.
The actor, a known Bollywood export in the US, has appeared in Hollywood films like "Bend It Like Beckham", "Lust, Caution", and "Silver Linings Playbook".