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Om Puri Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 18, 2020

Short Biography

Om Puri was born on 18-10-1950 in Ambala in the state of Haryana, India. He was an Indian Film Actor, Television Actor & Voice Artist who was best known for his work in Hindi, English, Malayalam, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Telugu, Bengali, Lollywood & Gujarati movies. He also acted in some Hindi/Bitish television series.

Other Name: Om Prakash Puri, Om Rajesh Puri, Sikandar of Art Movies
Other Professions: Television Actor Voice Artist
Appearance: Bollywood Hollywood Malayalam Marathi Kannada Punjabi Telugu Bengali Lollywood Gujarati

Om Puri Complete Bio & Career

Om Puri hails was born in an underprivileged family and he was just 6 when his father was put behind the bars. To meet ends he started working at a local tea shop at the tender age of 7. After which he did various odd jobs to make sure that his family’s ends are met. Along with working, he also kept studying and finished his primary schooling.
After completion of his primary education, he joined NSD (National School of Drama) and studied theatre acting. It was during this time that he made a friend of a lifetime in Naseeruddin Shah who insisted him to accompany him Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. He made his acting debut in the year 1972 with the Hindi film titled Ghashiram Kotwal. He rose to stardom with the much-acclaimed film Aakrosh in the year 1980. This film was a turning point in his career and he also won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for this film. This film helped her get various meaningful roles. He won back to back National awards for his performance in films like Arohan and Ardh Satya in the year 1982 & 1983 respectively.
He has been a regular feature in Hindi cinema since then and has given various award-winning performances in films like Ghayal, Maachis, Gupt: The Hidden Truth, Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, He was also known for some of the comic roles that he played on screen in films like Hera Pheri, Singh is King, Chachi 420, and Malamal Weekly among others.
In addition to Hindi, he has worked in some South Indian languages films and some English series as well. He was last seen in Salman Khan starrer film Tubelight in the role of Banne Chacha.

Om Puri Popular Videos

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1990 Arts

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Om Puri died on 06-01-2017 in Andheri, Mumbai, Indian at the age of 66 due to a heart attack.

DEATHDAY 6 January,2017 (Saturday)
DEATH PLACE Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Om Puri Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Rajesh Puri & Tara Puri. He had an elder brother named Ved Puri. He was married to Seema Kapoor (sister of well-known actor Annu Kapoor) in 1991 & divorced in the same year. Then he married Nandita Puri in 1993. The couple separated in 2013. Together the couple had a son named Ishaan Puri.

Life's Important Dates Of Om Puri

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 13
Waist Size 36
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Ambala, Haryana, India.
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College National School of Drama, New Delhi
Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
Qualification Graduate in Acting
Hobbies Travelling, Reading Books
Marital Status Separated
Debut Ghashiram Kotwal (1972)
Best Movies Tamas (1988), Ardh Satya (1983), Aakrosh (1980), Aghaat (1985), Arohan (1983) among others
Best Friends Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher
Salary INR 15-20 Lakh Per Film
Net Worth USD 20 Million
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White
Favorite Politician A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Favorite Actress Madhuri Dixit , Shabana Azmi , Priyanka Chopra , Smita Patil , Kajol Devgan , Rani Mukerji
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan , Pankaj Kapur , Vikram , Kamal Haasan , Naseeruddin Shah
Favorite Movie Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Nayakan (1987), Pushpaka Vimana (1987), Dev (2004)
Favorite Place Switzerland
Favorite Dress Suits
Favorite Food Brain Curry

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Om Puri

  • He is the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award as well as National Film Awards.
  • Puri is recognizable by his deep voice and intimidating presence.
  • Om Puri has praised Narendra Modi and has blasted Sonia Gandhi for suggesting her son Rahul should be Prime Minister.
  • The actor was married to Nandita Puri but they separated in 2013. Nandita accused the actor of domestic abuse, saying he beat her with a stick. Puri says the claims were unjustified but has kept silent for his son’s sake.
  • Veteran Indian actor Om Puri was honoured by a renowned museum for his contribution to cinema through a special tribute that showcased clips from some of his finest films and highlighted the actor's journey from a theatre student to one of the most prominent actors.
  • In the mid-1990s, Om Puri became known internationally by starring in many British films such as My Son The Fanatic, East Is East and The Parole Officer. He appeared in Hollywood films including City Of Joy opposite Patrick Swayze; Wolf alongside Jack Nicholson and The Ghost and the Darkness opposite Val Kilmer. Om Puri shared screen space with veteran British actress Helen Mirren in The Hundred-Foot Journey and compared the Queen star with Smita Patil.
  • On The Anupam Kher show, Naseer didn’t hesitate to reveal that Om Puri is more of a romantic than he likes to show. He further revealed that during their N.S.D days, Om would bring flowers and sweets for the ladies and charm them.

Om Puri Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Om Puri was 66 years 2 months & 19 days old age.