Late Om Puri:
Om Puri was one of the unmatched actors Bollywood has ever formed. If we reflect the miscellany of his performances, a few less actors can even come close to him. He performed in both commercial and art films with alike ease. He had a influential voice and attractive screen presence. He performed in both British and American films.
His Family and Personal Life:
Om Puri was born on 18 October, 1950 in Ambala, Haryana. He had done his graduation from the Film and Television Institute of India and also a graduate of the National School of Drama. He married Seema Kapoor, actor Annu Kapoor’s sister, but their marriage did not last long and completed after eight months. His second marriage was to Nandita Puri with whom he had a son.
His Career in Films and Television:
His debut film was Ghashiram Kotwal in the 1976. The film was based on a Marathi story with the same name. He performed in many films with Amrish Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil such as Bhumika (1977), Bhavani Bhavai (1980), Sadgati (1981), Ardh Satya (1982) and Mirch Masala (1986). These films are typicallyconsidered as parallel cinema or art films very different from the mainstream Hindi films made at that time. He acted with some of the best directors from Bengal like Satyajit Ray in Sadgati, Mrinal Sen in Genesis and Utpalendu Chakraborty in Chokh and Debshishu.
Some of the unforgettable roles acted by Om Puri are Lahanya Bhiku, a victimized tribal in Aakrosh (1980), Hari Mondal, a poor sharecropper in Aarohan (1982), Anant Welankar, a policeman of Mumbai in Ardh Satya (1983), Ramulu, an silk weaver from Andhra in Susman (1986), Hasari Pal a rickshaw puller of Kolkata in City of Joy (1992), a Pakistani cabbie in My Son the Fanatic (1998), George Khan, a Pakistani owner of a fish-and-chips shop at UK in East is East (1999) , leader of a cell of Sikh militants in Maachis (1996) and lots more.Om Puri was esteemed with Order of the British Empire, OBE (Honorary) in 2004 for services to The British Film Industry.
Puri suffered a massive heart attack on 6 January 2017 and died at his Andheri residence.
Late Om Puri Biography,Wiki,Birthday,Career,Family,Age,Death and Images:
|Real Name||Om Prakash Puri|
|Nickname||Sikandar of Art Movies|
|Date of Birth||18 October 1950|
|Age (at the time of death)||66 Years|
|Birth Place||Ambala, Punjab, India|
|Date of Death||6 January 2017|
|Place of Death||Andheri, Mumbai, India|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Libra|
|Net Worth (Approx.)||$ 20 Million|
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters: 170 cm
in meters: 1.70 m
in feet inches: 5’ 7”
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms: 82 kgs
in pounds: 181 lbs
|Chest: 42 Inches
Waist: 36 Inches
Biceps: 13 Inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Educational Qualification||Graduate in Acting|
|College/University||Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
National School of Drama, New Delhi
|Debut||Film Debut: Ghashiram Kotwal (1972, Marathi film)
Godhuli (1977, Bollywood)
City of Joy (1992, Hollywood)
TV Debut: The Jewel in the Crown (1984, English TV series)
|Cars Collection||Not Known|
|Favourite Food||Brain curry|
|Favourite Actor(s)||Alec Guinness, Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur, Kamal Haasan, Vikram|
|Favourite Actress||Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Nutan, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerji, Kajol|
|Favourite Film||Hollywood: Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Bollywood: Naikan, Pushpak (1987), Dev (2004)
|Controversies||– His first wife Seema was tortured and victimized, but she didn’t go public even after she got divorced.
– His Ex-wife Nandita accused him of domestic abuse, saying he beat her with a stick.
– Once his then wife Nandita claimed that Om Puri had sex with his maid Shanti at the age of 14. She has also exposed Om’s relationship with a woman named Laxmi with whom Om was sexually and emotionally involved. Om got upset with his wife’s statement and said that “My wife has reduced a very important and sacred part of my life to cheap and lurid gossip. I had shared these dark secrets with my wife as all husbands do. If she chose to make them public at least she should’ve made sure to maintain a dignity about experiences that are a valuable part of my life. Has she forgotten that I have a standing in society and I’ve worked hard to achieve all that I have today? I won’t allow her to throw it all away for the sake of sensationalism.”
– In October 2016, during a live news show, he said, “Who had asked the soldiers to join the army? Who told them to pick the weapons?”, for which, he was highly criticized.
|Family||Father: Rajesh Puri (Worked in the Indian Army and Indian Railways)
Mother: Name Not Known
Brother: Ved Puri
Nandita Puri (Journalist)
|Wife/Spouse||Seema Kapoor (Divorced, m.Not Known-div.1991)
Nandita Puri (Journalist, Separated, m.1993-s.2013)