Om Puri

The Indian film industry has many talented actors, who have proved their versatility again and again, actor Om Puri can easily be listed in one of them. Om Puri is an Indian actor with extraordinary acting skills. Om Puri acts in both commercial which is also called mainstream Indian film and also in art films. Puri was born on 18th October, 1950 in Ambala, in Punjab, India. He has remained a graduate of the ‘Film and Television Institute of India’ and also the 1973 alumnus of National School of Drama which is situated in Dehli. Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah have been classmates in the National School of Drama. Other than Indian films, Om Puri has also appeared in American and British films.

In the year 1956, Om Puri made his debut with the film ‘Ghashiram Kotwal’ which was based on a Marathi play with the same name. Puri is mostly known for playing unconventional roles which includes films like: Aakrosh’ in 1982, which was directed by Govind Nihalani, ‘Ardh Satya’ in 1982, the movie was also directed by Govind Nihalani and the much acclaimed Gulzar directed ‘Maachis’ in 1996. Om Puri received his National Award in the best actor category for the film ‘Ardh Satya’. His international projects include ‘My Son the Fanatic’, ‘City of Joy’, ‘Patrick Swayze: Wolf’ where he starred along with Jack Nicholson and ‘The Ghost and the Darkness’, he has done a cameo in Richard Attenborough directed ‘Gandhi’. He portrayed with brilliance the comic character in ‘Chachi 420’. Om Puri is a great actor.