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Om Puri

Indian actor

Died when: 66 years 80 days (794 months)
Star Sign: Libra

 

Om Puri

Om Prakash Puri, (18 October 1950 – 6 January 2017) was an Indian actor who appeared in mainstream commercial Hindi films, as well as independent and art films.

He is best known for his author-backed roles in films like Aakrosh (1980), Arohan (1982), Ardh Satya (1983) and television films like Sadgati (1981) and Tamas (1987) and also light-hearted roles in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983) and Chachi 420 (1997).

He had various collaborations with director Shyam Benegal and Govind Nihalani.Puri also appeared in non-Indian productions in the United States and Britain.

In the 1990s, he appeared in My Son the Fanatic (1997) and the comedy drama East Is East (1999), receiving a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Puri was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 1990.In 2004, he was made an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire.


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