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Short Info

Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 18, 1950
DiedJanuary 6, 2017, Andheri
SpouseNandita Puri, Seema Kapoor
FactHe was engaged to Jyoti Deshpande. Sister of writer Govind Deshpande.

Om Puri was an Indian actor who appeared in mainstream Indian films, as well as independent and art films. He was born in Ambala, Haryana, on 18 October 1950. His father worked in the Indian Army, and his mother was a homemaker. He had two brothers and a sister. Puri’s father died when he was just three years old, and his mother had to raise the family on her own.

Puri graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India in 1973. He began his career in television, appearing in various serials. He made his film debut in 1976 with the Marathi film Ghashiram Kotwal. Puri went on to appear in several Hindi films, such as Ardh Satya (1982), Aakrosh (1980), and Maachis (1996). He also appeared in international films, such as My Son the Fanatic (1997) and East Is East (1999).

Puri won several awards for his work, including the National Film Award for Best Actor for Ardh Satya and the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award.

Puri was married to Seema Kapoor, with whom he had a son, Ishaan. The couple divorced in 2005. Puri died of a heart attack on 6 January 2017.

General Info

Full NameOm Puri
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 18, 1950
DiedJanuary 6, 2017, Andheri
Height1.78 m
EducationNational School of Drama, Film and Television Institute of India


SpouseNandita Puri, Seema Kapoor
ChildrenIshaan Puri
SiblingsVed Puri


AwardsOrder of the British Empire, Padma Shri, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, National Film Award for Best Actor, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
NominationsFilmfare Award for Best Actor, Filmfare Award for Best Villain – Tamil, Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
MoviesChal Dum, Humko Toh Rehna Hai (From "China Gate"), Piya O Re Piya, Dirty Politics, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Aastha: In the Prison of Spring, Actor In Law, East Is East, Ardh Satya, Malamaal Weekly, Ghayal Once Again, Don 2, Mirch Masala, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Aakrosh, Hera Pheri, Singh Is Kinng, Chup...
TV ShowsThe Anupam Kher Show - Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai, Jasoos Vijay, The Jewel in the Crown, Bharat Ek Khoj

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1Amitabh Bachchan is a great actor and I am thankful that he refused Ardh Satya


1He was engaged to Jyoti Deshpande. Sister of writer Govind Deshpande.
2Om had 8 brothers and sisters who all died in their childhood due to various diseases and lack of proper diagnosis and medical facilities. Om had a elder sister named Vedvati.She was married with a daughter. She also passed away at a young age due to sickness.Om only remember's some of their names.Gyan, Kabli and Baby. These are the names he heard his mother mention.
3Was engaged to Mala Dey. Sister of world famous lawyer Subhash Shah.
4Was engaged to costume designer Mala Dey.
5He was engaged to Seema Sawhni, daughter of director Shaheed Latif.
6Has a a elder brother named Ved Puri. Ved had four boys who came to live with Om in Bombay. Eldest son Bobby was a trainee chef with the Horizon Hotel in Juhu.Then Bobby worked as a chef in Pune's Shantai Hotel. Bobby then decided to try his hand in real estate. He now lives in Pune with his wife and son. The second son of Ved Puri is Vicky Puri. Vicky is married with a daughter and manages a resort in Pune. The third son of Ved is Yash Ved Puri (Rinku) who use to work in the special effects department in television.Yash worked on Mahabharat. Yash also wrote a episode for CID television serial. Yash passed away from a cardiac arrest in 2014 at the age of 40. Yash was at a party dancing when he had the attack. He left a wife and 2 children. Ved Puri fourth son in Rocky Puri. Rocky works as a chef in the famous Indigo restaurant in Bombay.
7Starred in the shelved movie P.N.J. Films "Kasam Tirange Ki" (1999) Starring Jaya Pradha, Om Puri,Ayub Khan,Indrani Bannerjee,Shoaib Khan,Raza Murad,Kiran Kumar,Kader Khan,Music by Bappi Lahiri,Produced by Nishikant Jha, Directed by Swaroop Kumar,Reels:5.
8Starred in M.J. Films "Ittefaq"( Previously titled Waqia)(1996)Starring Chandrachur Singh (Replaced Sanjay Kapoor),Namrata Shirodkar(Replaced Karishma Kapoor)Suman Raganathan(Replaced Ramya Krishna),Om Puri, Mink, Danny Denzongpa,Lyrics by Gulzar, Music by A.R. Rahman, Produced by Milan. C. Jhaveri,Bishun. B. Singh, Directed by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur.
9Starred in the shelved movie Ramkrishna Productions "Raktapaat"(1995) Starring Dharmendra ,Somy Ali, Rajat Kumar, (Replaced Divya Kumar),Om Puri,Deepak Zaveri,Sadashiv Amrapurkar,Asrani, Bharat Bhushan,Tiku Talsania,Shiva, Harish Patel,Shashi Puri. Music by Vijay Singh, Produced by Deepak Joshi, Directed by Vijaideep.
10Starred in the shelved movie Shalimar International's "Jaidev"(1995) Starring Om Puri,Ashish Vidyarthi,Aruna Irani,Arun Bakshi,Gulshan Grover,Mohan Joshi, Music by Anand Milind, Produced by Ashok.K. Ranglani, Vijay.K.Ranglani, Directed by Raj .N. Sippy.
11Starred in the shelved movie P.N.J.Films "Jan Gun Man"(1997) Starring Om Puri,Arif Rizvi,Narendra Jha,Ravish Kumar, Sadhu Meher,Raza Murad,Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Music by Bappi Lahiri, Produced by Nishikant Jha, Directed by Arvind Rajan Das.
12Although an Indian Citizen he was created and invested, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, OBE (Honorary) in 2004 for services to The British Film Industry.




Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal2012David
The Reluctant Fundamentalist2012Abu
Smothered Voices1977
Son of Flower2012Munshi Pyare Lal Suman
Ghashiram Kotwal1976Ghashiram
Krishna Aur Kans2012Kans (voice)
Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baaki Hai2012Baig Saab - Writer
An Elusive Dream1976Short
Chaar Din Ki Chandni2012
Duniya Chalti Hai1976Short
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya2012Chaudhari
Society Kaam Se Gayi2011
Don 22011CBI Officer Vishal Malik
Chor Chor Chhupja1975
Khap2011Omkar Singh Chaudhary
Kalla Kalla Bachitko1975
Bin Bulaye Baraati2011S.I. Pralay Pratap Singh
Love Express2011Khadak Singh Bakshi
Kucch Luv Jaisaa2011Madhu's Father
Teen Thay Bhai2011Chiksi Gill
Action Replay2010Rai Bahadur Dhyanchand
West Is West2010George / Jahangir Khan
Dabangg2010Inspector Kasturilal Vishkarma
Kushti2010Jiten Singh
Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke2010Sankataprasad Tripathi
Road to Sangam2010Mohammad Ali Kasuri
Bolo Raam2009Inspector Indrajeet Singh Rathi
Life Goes On2009Alok
London Dreams2009Mr. Khosla
Baabarr2009Inspector Avadh Narayan Chaturvedi
Delhi-62009Madan Gopal Sharma
Chal Chala Chal2009Omkar Nath
Maharathi2008ACP Gokhale
Mukhbiir2008S.P. Rathod (as Ompuri)
Singh Is Kinng2008Rangeela
Money Hai Toh Honey Hai2008Narrator
Kismat Konnection2008Sanjeev 'Harry' Gill
Mere Baap Pehle Aap2008Madhav Mathur
Lovesongs: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow2008Aftab Jaffrey
Yaariyan2008Jagpal Bir 'J.B.' Singh
Shoot on Sight2007Junaid
Charlie Wilson's War2007President Zia
Dumkata2007Ranade / Aabu
Victoria No. 203: Diamonds Are Forever2007Rana
Buddha Mar Gaya2007Vidyut 'Vidya' Baba
Fool N Final2007Munna's Brother
Panga Naa Lo2007Kartar Singh
Delhii Heights2007Timmy Kohli
Khallas: The Beginning of End2007A.C.P. Akhlaq Khan
Dosh2007Inspector Om
Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon2007
Baabul2006Balwant Kapoor
Don2006/ICBI Officer Vishal Malik
Chup Chup Ke2006Prabhart Singh Chauhan
Malamaal Weekly2006Balwant 'Balu'
Baghi2006Hukum Singh
Rang De Basanti2006Amanullah Khan / Aslam's Father
The Hangman2005Shiva Sathe
Deewane Huye Paagal2005Mehboob / Scientist Khurana
Kyon Ki...2005Dr.Khurana
Amar Joshi Shahid Ho Gaya2005Writer
Mangal Pandey: The Rising2005Narrator
Mumbai Xpress2005
Kisna: The Warrior Poet2005Jumman Miya
Zinda Dil2005
Stop!2004Anand Mehra
AK 472004Commissioner Yashwant Sinha
The King of Bollywood2004Karan 'K.K.' Kumar
Kyun! Ho Gaya Na...2004Mr. Khanna
Lakshya2004Subedar Maj. Pritam Singh
Dev2004Special Commissioner Tejinder Khosla
Aan: Men at Work2004Commissioner Khurana
Yuva2004Prosonjit Bhatacharya
Bollywood Calling2003Subramaniam
Dhoop2003Prof. Suresh Kumar Kapoor
Kagaar: Life on the Edge2003Sub-Inspector Gokhale
Canterbury Tales2003TV Mini-SeriesJetender
Second Generation2003TV MovieSharma
Chupke Se2003Qasim Khan Qayamat
Maqbool2003Inspector Pandit
Miss India: The Mystery2003
Code 462003Bahkland
Ek Aur Ek Gyarah: By Hook or by Crook2003Narrator (uncredited)
Kash... Aap Hamare Hote2003Yashwant Raj Mankotia
Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai2003Shyam 'Sam'
Pyaar Kiya Nahin Jaata..2003Om Prakash Khurana
Guru Mahaaguru2002Crocodile
White Teeth2002TV Mini-SeriesSamad
Chor Machaaye Shor2002DCP Pandey
Shararat2002DCP Bhosle
Awara Paagal Deewana2002Mafia Don
Murder2002TV MovieAkash Gupta
Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai2002Dr. S. Puri
Ansh: The Deadly Part2002Bhagat Pandey
Kranti2002Col. Krishnakanth
Maa Tujhhe Salaam2002voice
Pitaah2002Thakur Avadh Narayan Singh
Ghaav: The Wound2002Inspector Gautam
Deewaanapan2001Suraj's dad
Indian2001Joginder Singh
The Mystic Masseur2001Ramlogan
C.I.D.2001TV SeriesJoe Santose
The Zookeeper2001The Vet
Happy Now2001Tin Man
The Parole Officer2001George
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha2001Narrator
Zahreela2001Arun Dev
Farz2001ACP Arjun Singh
Zindagi Zindabad2000
Ghaath2000Ajay Pandey
Kurukshetra2000Baburao Deshmukh (Chief Minister)
Kunwara2000Balraj Singh
Hera Pheri2000Kharak Singh
Hey Ram2000Goel
Pukar2000Colonel Hussein
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge2000Bhola Nath
Bas Yaari Rakho2000Tom
Mon petit diable1999
Khoobsurat1999Dilip Chaudhary (Shivani's father)
East Is East1999George Khan
Gubbare1999TV Series
China Gate1998Col. Krishnakant Puri
Such a Long Journey1998Ghulam Mohamed
Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha1998Inspector Khan
Zor: Never Underestimate the Force1998Shah Alam
Vinashak - Destroyer1998Inspector Abdul Rehman Khan (as Ompuri)
Aastha: In the Prison of Spring1997Amar
Bhai1997Advocate Satyaprakash
Nirnayak1997Inspector Nanak
The Death Sentence: Mrityu Dand1997Rambaran Manto
Chachi 4201997Banwarilal Pandey
My Son the Fanatic1997Parvez
Gupt: The Hidden Truth1997Insp. Udham Singh
Sea Hawks1997TV SeriesUncle Sam (1997)
Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul1997Jaichand Marwah
Saturday Suspense1997TV Series 1997
Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasaan1997TV Series
Ram Aur Shyam1996D.I.G. Suryapratap Thakur
Ghatak: Lethal1996Sachdev
The Ghost and the Darkness1996Abdullah
Krishna1996Minister Amar Prabhakar
Safar1996TV Series
Amar Prem1996TV Series
Kartavya1995Ghulam Rasul
Tarpan (The Absolution)1995Jassu
Brothers in Trouble1995Hussein Shah
Aatank Hi Aatank1995Sharad Joshi
Aahat1995TV Series
Ek Ka Jawab Do1995
Woh Chokri1994TV Movie
Droh Kaal1994DCP Abhay Singh
Wolf1994Dr. Vijay Alezais
In Custody1994Deven
The Burning Season1993Rajiv Sharma
Kirdaar1993TV SeriesMalti's Husband / Sumitra's brother / Khadu / ...
Angaar1992Parvez Hussain
Zakhmi Sipahi1992Om Chaudhary
City of Joy1992Hazari Pal
Karm Yodha1992Sub-Inspector Patwardhan
Narasimha1991Suraj Narayan Singh 'Baapji'
Sam & Me1991Chetan Parikh
Meena Bazar1991Actor
Disha1990Parshuram 'Pagal Parsa' Sarpat
Ghayal1990ACP Joe D'Souza
Rishte1990TV Series
Mr. Yogi1989TV SeriesSutradhar (Narrator)
Ilaaka1989Bheema (Raja's Foster Father)
Sava Ser Gehu1989
Bharat Ek Khoj1988TV Series
Kakaji Kahin1988TV Series 1988
Ek Hi Maqsad1988Dr. Ram Kumar Verma
Hum Farishte Nahin1988Gopi / Tala Master / Murlidhar
Dharam Yuddh1988TV Series
Marte Dam Tak1987Daulat / D.K.
Mirch Masala1987Chowkidar Abu Miya
Katha Sagar1986TV Series 1986
Long Da Lishkara1986Ditu
New Delhi Times1986Ajay Singh
Tamas1986TV Mini-SeriesNathu
Yatra1986TV Series
Genesis1986The weaver
Raag Darbari1986TV Series
Aghaat1985Madhav Verma
Khandaan1985TV Series 1985
Nasoor1985Dr. Sunil Gupta
Holi1985Principal Pandey
Bahu Ki Awaaz1985Advocate Jaswant Srivastav
Zamana1985Shyamlal (as Ompuri)
Solar Eclipse: Depth of Darkness2017post-productionT.G.
Paththar1985Resham Singh
The Ghazi Attack2017filming
Giddh: The Vulture1984Basya
Viceroy's House2017completed
Lashtam Pashtam2017post-productionSaleem
Sheeshay Ka Ghar1984
Raambhajjan Zindabaad2015completedOm Prakash (as OM Puri)
Garjana - A fight against rapepost-production
Ram Ki Ganga1984Laalu / Lal Dandhwani
Chaar Sahibzaade 2: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur2016
Raavan1984Samant (Staiton Master)
Yeh Hai Lollipop2016Masoom
Gandhigiri2016Rai Saheb
A Death in the Gunj2016O.P. Bakshi, Uncle
Maati Maangey Khoon1984Dhurjan
Actor in Law2016Rafaqat Mirza
The Jewel in the Crown1984TV Mini-SeriesMr. De Souza
Warrior Savitri2016Yamraj (as Mr. Om Puri)
Choron Ki Baraat2016Chaudhary
Project Marathwada2016Tukaram
Aadupuliyattam2016Yogeendra Muni
Mandi1983Ram Gopal
Ghayal Once Again2016ACP Joe D'Souza
Ardh Satya1983Sub-Inspector Anant Velankar
Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi2015Mirza Kishan Singh Joseph
Arohan1983Hari Mondal
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro1983Ahuja
Welcome Back2015Narrator (voice)
Bajrangi Bhaijaan2015Maulana Sahab
Gumnaam Hai Koi1983
Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho2015Matang SIngh
Vijeta1982Arvind (Angad's uncle, Mama)
Uvaa2015Hukum Pratap Choudhary
Waqt-Waqt Ki Baat1982
Jai Ho! Democracy2015Pandeyji
Disco Dancer1982David Brown
Leather Life2015
Dirty Politics2015Dinanath
Kalyug1981Bhavani Pandey
Trafficker2015Supreme Court Judge
Hari Hondal Bargadar : Share Cropper1981
Chaar Sahibzaade2014Narrator (voice)
Sadgati1981TV MovieDukhi
Little Terrors2014Abdul-Wadood Kamil
Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De2014Dilip Singh
Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai1980Madhu (mechanic)
The Hundred-Foot Journey2014Papa
Bhavni Bhavai1980Maanav Bhagat
Bazaar E Husn2014
Heartless2014Dr. Sanjay Trehan
Aakrosh1980Bhiku Lahanya
The Lovers2013
Chann Pardesee1980Tulsi
Bha Ji in Problem2013Balli
Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin1979
Jatt Boys Putt Jattan De2013Jora Vailly - Sippy's father
Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan1978Rajan
Chakravyuh2012Govind Suryavanshi
OMG: Oh My God!2012Hanif Bhai

Music Department

Ghaath2000playback singer


OMG: Oh My God!2012special thanks
Money Hai Toh Honey Hai2008special thanks - as Ompuri
Mangal Pandey: The Rising2005special thanks


Comedy Nights with Kapil2015TV SeriesHimself
Jai Jawaan Jai Kisaan2015DocumentaryDr. Rajendra Prasad
TakePart Live2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Review2010TV SeriesHimself - Cultural Highlights Interviewee
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Mile Sur Mera Tumhara1988TV MovieHimself
Satyajit Ray1982DocumentaryHimself
An Actor Prepares1976Documentary


Won Awards

2009Lifetime Achievement AwardFilmfare Awards
2002Significant Contribution to Indian CinemaBombay International Film Festival
2001Silver Medallion AwardTelluride Film Festival, US
2000Grand Prix Special des AmériquesMontréal World Film FestivalFor exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art.
1998Crystal StarBrussels International Film FestivalBest ActorMy Son the Fanatic (1997)
1984Best ActorKarlovy Vary International Film FestivalArdh Satya (1983)
1984Silver Lotus AwardNational Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorArdh Satya (1983)
1982Silver Lotus AwardNational Film Awards, IndiaBest ActorArohan (1983)
1981Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActorAakrosh (1980)

Nominated Awards

2001ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest Performance in a Comic RoleHera Pheri (2000)
2000BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleEast Is East (1999)
1998Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActorGupt: The Hidden Truth (1997)
1998Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Comedian/ComedienneChachi 420 (1997)
1992Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Villain/VillainessNarasimha (1991)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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