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Om Puri (1950–2017)


Om Puri is an Indian actor who has appeared in both mainstream Indian films and art films. His credits also include appearances in British and American films. He has received an honorary OBE. Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana. His father worked on the railways and served in the Indian Army. Puri graduated from the Film and Television Institute of ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 9 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

East Is East
East Is East George Khan
(1999)
Gandhi
Gandhi Nahari
(1982)
OMG: Oh My God!
OMG: Oh My God! Hanif Bhai
(2012)

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 2017 Tubelight (completed)
 2015 Raambhajjan Zindabaad (completed)
Om Prakash (as OM Puri)
 2017 The Ghazi Attack
Admiral India Navy
 2017 Viceroy's House
Ali Rahim Noor
 2017 Choron Ki Baraat
Chaudhary
 2016 Yeh Hai Lollipop
Masoom
 2016 Mirzya
Abba
 2016 A Death in the Gunj
O.P. Bakshi, Uncle
 2016 Actor in Law
Rafaqat Mirza
 2016 Warrior Savitri
Yamraj (as Mr. Om Puri)
 2016 Project Marathwada
Tukaram
 2016 Aadupuliyattam
Yogeendra Muni
 2015 Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi
Mirza Kishan Singh Joseph
 2015 Buniyaad
Bapuji
 2015 Welcome Back
Narrator (voice)
 2015 Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho
Matang SIngh
 2015 Uvaa
Hukum Pratap Choudhary
 2015 Jai Ho! Democracy
Pandeyji
 2015 Leather Life
 2015 Dirty Politics
Dinanath
 2015 Trafficker
Supreme Court Judge
 2014 Chaar Sahibzaade
Narrator (voice)
 2014 Little Terrors
Abdul-Wadood Kamil
 2014 Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De
Dilip Singh
 2014 Bazaar E Husn
 2014 Heartless
Dr. Sanjay Trehan
 2013 The Lovers
 2013 Bha Ji in Problem
Balli
 2013 Jatt Boys Putt Jattan De
Jora Vailly - Sippy's father
 2013 Policegiri
Comissioner
 2012 Chakravyuh
Govind Suryavanshi
 2012 Son of Flower
Munshi Pyare Lal Suman
 2012 Krishna Aur Kans
Kans (voice)
 2012 Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baaki Hai
Baig Saab - Writer
 2012 Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya
Chaudhari
 2011 Khap
Omkar Singh Chaudhary
 2011 Bin Bulaye Baraati
S.I. Pralay Pratap Singh
 2011 Love Express
Khadak Singh Bakshi
 2011 Kucch Luv Jaisaa
Madhu's Father
 2011 Teen Thay Bhai
Chiksi Gill
 2010 Action Replay
Rai Bahadur Dhyanchand
 2010 West Is West
George / Jahangir Khan
 2010 Dabangg
Inspector Kasturilal Vishkarma
 2010 Kushti
Jiten Singh
 2010 Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke
Sankataprasad Tripathi
 2010 Road to Sangam
Mohammad Ali Kasuri
 2009 Bolo Raam
Inspector Indrajeet Singh Rathi
 2009 Kurbaan
Bhaijaan
 2009/I Life Goes On
Alok
 2009 London Dreams
Mr. Khosla
 2009 Baabarr
Inspector Avadh Narayan Chaturvedi
 2009 Delhi-6
Madan Gopal Sharma
 2009 Billu
Damchand
 2009 Chal Chala Chal
Omkar Nath
 2008 Maharathi
ACP Gokhale
 2008 Mukhbiir
S.P. Rathod (as Ompuri)
 2008 Money Hai Toh Honey Hai
Narrator
 2008 Kismat Konnection
Sanjeev 'Harry' Gill
 2008 Mere Baap Pehle Aap
Madhav Mathur
 2008 Yaariyan
Jagpal Bir 'J.B.' Singh
 2007/I Welcome
Narrator
 2007 Dumkata
Ranade / Aabu
 2007 Dhol
Tripathi
 2007 Buddha Mar Gaya
Vidyut 'Vidya' Baba
 2007 Fool N Final
Munna's Brother
 2007 Panga Naa Lo
Kartar Singh
 2007 Delhii Heights
Timmy Kohli
 2007 Khallas: The Beginning of End
A.C.P. Akhlaq Khan
 2007 Dosh
Inspector Om
 2006 Baabul
Balwant Kapoor
 2006 Chup Chup Ke
Prabhart Singh Chauhan
 2006 Malamaal Weekly
Balwant 'Balu'
 2006 Baghi
Hukum Singh
 2006 Rang De Basanti
Amanullah Khan / Aslam's Father
 2005 The Hangman
Shiva Sathe
 2005 Deewane Huye Paagal
Mehboob / Scientist Khurana
 2005 Kyon Ki...
Dr.Khurana
 2005 Mangal Pandey: The Rising
Narrator
 2005 Mumbai Xpress
 2005 Kisna: The Warrior Poet
Jumman Miya
 2005 Zinda Dil
 2004 Stop!
Anand Mehra
 2004 AK 47
Commissioner Yashwant Sinha
 2004 The King of Bollywood
Karan 'K.K.' Kumar
 2004 Kyun! Ho Gaya Na...
Mr. Khanna
 2004 Dev
Special Commissioner Tejinder Khosla
 2004 Aan: Men at Work
Commissioner Khurana
 2004 Yuva
Prosonjit Bhatacharya
 2003 Bollywood Calling
Subramaniam
 2003 Dhoop
Prof. Suresh Kumar Kapoor
 2003 Kagaar: Life on the Edge
Sub-Inspector Gokhale
 2003 Chupke Se
Qasim Khan Qayamat
 2003 Miss India: The Mystery
Inspector Yograj
 2003 Code 46
Bahkland
 2003 Ek Aur Ek Gyarah: By Hook or by Crook
Narrator (uncredited)
 2003 Kash... Aap Hamare Hote
Yashwant Raj Mankotia
 2003 Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai
Shyam 'Sam'
 2003 Pyaar Kiya Nahin Jaata..
Om Prakash Khurana
 2002 Guru Mahaaguru
Crocodile
 2002 Chor Machaaye Shor
DCP Pandey
 2002 Shararat
DCP Bhosle
 2002 Awara Paagal Deewana
Mafia Don
 2002 Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai
Dr. S. Puri
 2002 Ansh: The Deadly Part
Bhagat Pandey
 2002 Kranti
Col. Krishnakanth
 2002 Maa Tujhhe Salaam (voice)
 2002 Pitaah
Thakur Avadh Narayan Singh
 2002 Ghaav: The Wound
Inspector Gautam
 2001 Deewaanapan
Suraj's dad
 2001 Indian
Joginder Singh
 2001 The Mystic Masseur
Ramlogan
 2001 The Zookeeper
The Vet
 2001 Happy Now
Tin Man
 2001 The Parole Officer
George
 2001 Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
Narrator
 2001 Zahreela
Arun Dev
 2001 Farz
ACP Arjun Singh
 2000 Ghaath
Ajay Pandey
 2000 Kurukshetra
Baburao Deshmukh (Chief Minister)
 2000 Kunwara
Balraj Singh
 2000 Hey Ram
Goel
 2000 Pukar
Colonel Hussein
 2000 Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge
Bhola Nath
 2000 Bas Yaari Rakho
Tom
 1999 Khoobsurat
Dilip Chaudhary (Shivani's father)
 1998 China Gate
Col. Krishnakant Puri
 1998 Such a Long Journey
Ghulam Mohamed
 1998 Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha
Inspector Khan
 1998 Vinashak - Destroyer
Inspector Abdul Rehman Khan (as Ompuri)
 1997 Bhai
Advocate Satyaprakash
 1997 Chupp
Keshup
 1997 Nirnayak
Inspector Nanak
 1997 The Death Sentence: Mrityu Dand
Rambaran Manto
 1997 Chachi 420
Banwarilal Pandey
 1997 My Son the Fanatic
Parvez
 1997 Gupt: The Hidden Truth
Insp. Udham Singh
 1997 Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul
Jaichand Marwah
 1996 Talaashi
 1996 Ram Aur Shyam
D.I.G. Suryapratap Thakur
 1996 Ghatak: Lethal
Sachdev
 1996 Maachis
Sanatan
 1996/I Krishna
Minister Amar Prabhakar
 1996 PremGranth
Baliram
 1995 Kartavya
Ghulam Rasul
 1995 Brothers in Trouble
Hussein Shah
 1995 Aatank Hi Aatank
Sharad Joshi
 1995 Target
Rambharosa
 1995 Zakhmi Sipahi
Om Chaudhary
 1995 Beparoa
 1994 Purush
 1994 Droh Kaal
DCP Abhay Singh
 1994 In Custody
Deven
 1994 Triyacharitra
Billar
 1993 Ankuram
Satyam
 1993 The Burning Season
Rajiv Sharma
 1993 Maya
 1993 Aakanksha
 1993 Patang
Mathura
 1992 Dharavi
Rajkaran
 1992 Angaar
Parvez Hussain
 1992 City of Joy
Hazari Pal
 1992 Current
Velu
 1992 Raat
Sharji
 1992 Karm Yodha
Sub-Inspector Patwardhan
 1991 Antarnaad
 1991 Narasimha
Suraj Narayan Singh 'Baapji'
 1991 Sam & Me
Chetan Parikh
 1991 Iraada
 1991 Meena Bazar
Actor
 1990 Disha
Parshuram 'Pagal Parsa' Sarpat
 1990 Halaat
 1990 Kayedi
 1990 Sankranti
 1989 Darshana
 1989 Sava Ser Gehu
 1989 Shagun
 1988 Puravrutham
 1988 Ek Hi Maqsad
Dr. Ram Kumar Verma
 1988 Hum Farishte Nahin
Gopi / Tala Master / Murlidhar
 1988 Achanak
 1987 Marte Dam Tak
Daulat / D.K.
 1987 Susman
Ramulu
 1987 Goraa
 1987 Mirch Masala
Chowkidar Abu Miya
 1986 Long Da Lishkara
Ditu
 1986 New Delhi Times
Ajay Singh
 1986 Genesis
The weaver
 1986 Antaheen
 1985 Aghaat
Madhav Verma
 1985 Debshishu
 1985 Nasoor
Dr. Sunil Gupta
 1985 Holi
Principal Pandey
 1985 Bahu Ki Awaaz
Advocate Jaswant Srivastav
 1985 Zamana
Shyamlal (as Ompuri)
 1985 Paththar
Resham Singh
 1985 Sanjhi
 1984 Giddh: The Vulture
Basya
 1984 Party
Avinash
 1984 Tarang
Namdev
 1984 Ram Ki Ganga
Laalu / Lal Dandhwani
 1984 Raavan
Samant (Staiton Master)
 1984 Shrant
 1984 Duniya
Vasudev
 1984 Paar
Ramnaresh
 1984 Maati Maangey Khoon
Dhurjan
 1984 Seepeeyan
 1983 Ashray
 1983 Bekaraar
 1983 Mandi
Ram Gopal
 1983 Arohan
Hari Mondal
 1983 Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro
Ahuja
 1983 Chokh
Jadunath
 1982 Vijeta
Arvind (Angad's uncle, Mama)
 1982 Disco Dancer
David Brown
 1982 Gandhi
Nahari
 1981 Shodh
Surendra
 1980 Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai
Madhu (mechanic)
 1980 Bhavni Bhavai
Maanav Bhagat
 1980 Sparsh
Dubey
 1980 Aakrosh
Bhiku Lahanya
 1980 Chann Pardesee
Tulsi
 1979 Shaayad
Nandlal
 1978 Bhookh
Colonel
 1977 Godhuli
 1977 Bhumika
 1976 Ghashiram Kotwal
Ghashiram
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Other Works:

Provided the voice of "Bagheera" in the Hindi dubbed version of The Jungle Book (2016). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ompuri | Mr. Om Puri | OM Puri

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Starred in the shelved film Gup Chup Gup Chup (2010) Starring Om Puri,Anuj Sawhney,Kainaat Arora,Directed by Priyadarshan. See more »

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