Puri, Om 1950- (Ompuri)

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Puri, Om 1950- (Ompuri)

PERSONAL

Born October 18, 1950, in Ambala, India; son of Tek Chand and Tara Devi Puri; married Nandita Chaudhuri; children: Ishaan. Education: Earned diploma from National School of Drama, Delhi, India, and Film and Television Institute, Pune, India; also attended Khalsa College. Politics: Communist.

Addresses:

Agent—Conway Van Gelder Ltd., 18-21 Jermyn St., 3rd Floor, London SW1 6HP United Kingdom.

Career:

Actor. Actor's Studio, Mumbai, India, teacher of movement and speech, 1977.

Awards, Honors:

Filmfare Award, best supporting actor, 1981, for Aakrosh; Silver Lotus Award, best actor, National Film Awards, India, 1982, for Arohan; Silver Lotus Award, best actor, 1984, for Ardh Satya; Filmfare Award nomination, best villain/villainess, 1992, for Narasimha; Crystal Star, best actor, Brussels International Film Festival, 1998, for My Son the Fanatic; Filmfare Award nomination, best supporting actor, 1998, for Gupt: The Hidden Truth; Filmfare Award nomination, best comedian/comedienne, 1998, for Chachi 420; Film Award nomination, best actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2000, for East Is East; Grand Prix Special des Ameriques, Montreal World Film Festival, 2000; Screen Weekly Award nomination, best performance in a comic role, 2001, for Hera Pheri.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Ghashiram, Ghashiram Kotwal, 1976.

Gohuli (also known as Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane), 1977.

Bhumika: The Role (also known as Bhumika and The Role), 1977.

Marxist, Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan (also known as The Strange Fate of Arvind Desai), 1978.

Shaayad, 1979.

Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin (also known as Truth Needs No Support), 1979.

Madhu the mechanic, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai (also known as What Makes Albert Pinto Angry?), 1980.

Tulsi, Chann Pardesi (also known as Sindoor Ki Keemat), 1980.

Maanav Bhagat, Bhavni Bhavai (also known as A Folk Tale and Andher Nagari), 1980.

Lahanya Bhiku, Aakrosh (also known as Cry of the Wounded), 1980.

Dubey, Sparsh (also known as Touch), 1980.

Bhavani Pandey, Kalyug (also known as The Machine Age), 1981.

Arvind (Angad's uncle, Mama), Vijeta (also known as Conquest), 1982.

Nahari, Gandhi (also known as Richard Attenborough's Film: "Gandhi"), Columbia, 1982.

Hari Mondal, Arohan (also known as The Ascending Scale and The Ascent), 1982.

Ram Gopal, Mandi (also known as Market Place), 1983.

Ahuja, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (also known as Who Pays the Piper), 1983.

Sub-inspector Anant Velankar, Ardh Satya (also known as Half Truth), 1983.

Bekaraar, 1983.

Jadunath, Chokh (also known as Eye and The Eyes), 1983.

David Brown, Disco Dancer, 1983.

Namdev, Tarang (also known as Wages and Profits and The Wave), 1984.

Avinash, Party, 1984.

Ram Naresh (mukhiya ji), Paar (also known as The Crossing), 1984.

Principal Phande, Holi (also known as The Festival of Fire), 1984.

Bhashya, Giddh: The Vulture, 1984.

Dhurjan, Maati Maangey Khoon, 1984.

Samant the station manager, Raavan, 1984.

Abu Mian, Mirch Masala (also known as A Touch of Spice and Spices), Upfront Films, 1985.

Voice in Hindi version, Hamara Shahar, 1985.

Madhav Verma, Aghaat (also known as Anguish), 1985.

Nasoor, 1985.

Shyamial, Zamana, 1985.

Ditu, Long Da Lishkara, 1986.

Ajay Singh, New Delhi Times, 1986.

The weaver, Genesis, International Film Circuit, 1986.

Debshishu, 1986.

Daulat/D. K., Marte Dam Tak, 1987.

Ramulu, Susman (also known as The Essence), 1987.

Goraa, 1987.

Tamas, 1987.

Gopi, Tala master, Murlidhar, Hum Farishte Nahin, 1988.

Ram Kumar Verma, Ek Hi Maqsad, 1988.

Bheema, Raja's foster father, Ilaaka, 1989.

Parshuram Sarpat, Disha (also known as The Uprooted), 1990.

ACP Joe D'Souza, Ghayal, 1990.

Chetan Parikh, Sam and Me, 1991.

Suraj Narayan Singh "Baapji," Narasimha, 1991.

Antarnaad (also known as The Inner Voice), 1991.

Actor, Meena Bazar, 1991.

Resham Singh, Patthar, 1991.

Iraada, 1991.

Maya (also known as Maya Memsaab and Maya: The Enchanting Illusion), 1992.

Rajkaran, Dharavi (also known as City of Dreams, Dharavi—Quicksand, Island, and Marshes), 1992.

Hasari Pal, City of Joy (also known as La cite de la joie), Warner Espanola, 1992.

Parvez Hussain, Angaar (also known as Fire), 1992.

Sub-inspector Patwardhan, Karm Yodha, 1992.

Sharji the Tantrik, Raat (also known as Raatri), 1992.

Velu, Current, 1992.

Om Chaudhary, Zakhmi Sipahi, 1992.

Deven, In Custody (also known as Hifazaat and Muhafiz), 1993.

Rajiv Sharma, The Burning Season, 1993.

Satyam, Ankuram, 1993.

Patang (also known as The Kite), 1994.

Dr. Vijay Alezias, Wolf, Columbia TriStar, 1994.

Jassu, Tarpan (The Absolution) (also known as The Absolution), 1994.

Triyacharitra, 1994.

Dr. Vijay Alezias, Wolf, 1994.

DCP Abhay Singh, Droh Kaal (also known as Times of Betrayal), 1994.

Mathura, Patang (also known as The Kite), 1994.

Sharad Joshi, Aatank hi Aatank, 1995.

Rambharosa, Target, 1995.

Ghulam Rasul,Kartavya, 1995.

Baliram, PremGranth (also known as Prem Granth), 1996.

Minister Amar Prabhakar, Krishna, 1996.

Hussein Shah, Brothers in Trouble, Alta Films, 1996.

Abdullah, The Ghost and the Darkness, Paramount, 1996.

Sanaatan, Maachis, Pan Music India, 1996.

Sachdev, Ghatak: Lethal, 1996.

D.I.G. Surya Pratap, Ram Aur Shyam, 1996.

Droh Kaal, 1996.

Inspector Udham Singh, Gupt: The Hidden Truth, 1997.

Rambaran Manto, The Death Sentence: Mrityu Dand (also known as Death Sentence and Mrityudand), 1997.

Advocate Satyaprakash, Bhai, 1997.

Nirnayak, 1997.

Keshup, Chupp, 1997.

Amar, Aastha: In the Prison of the Spring, 1997.

Shah Alam, Zor, 1997.

Jaichand Marwah, Zameer: The Awakening of the Soul, 1997.

Parvez, My Son the Fanatic, Miramax, 1997.

Banwarilal Pandey, Chachi 420, 1998.

Ghulam, Such a Long Journey (also known as Un si long voyage), Shooting Gallery, 1998.

Colonel Krishnakant Puri, China Gate, 1998.

Long Live Life, 1998.

(As Ompuri) Inspector Abdul Rehman Khan, Vinashak—Destroyer, 1998.

Inspector Khan, Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, 1998.

George Khan, East Is East, Miramax, 1999.

Dilip Chaudhary, Shivani's father, Khoobsurat, 1999.

Tom, Bas Yaari Rakho, 2000.

Bhola Nath, Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, 2000.

Colonel Hussein, Pukar, 2000.

Goel, Hey Ram, 2000.

Kharak Singh, Hera Pheri, 2000.

Bairaj Singh, Kunwara, 2000.

Baburao Deshmukh (chief minister), Kurukshetra, 2000.

Ajay Pandey, Ghaath, 2000.

Zindagi Zindabad, 2000.

Subramaniam, Bollywood Calling, Eros Entertainment, 2001.

Crocodile, Guru Mahaaguru, 2001.

ACP Arjun Singh, Farz, Eros International, 2001.

Narrator, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (also known as Gadar and Mutiny: A Love Story), Video Sound, 2001.

George, The Parole Officer, Universal Focus, 2001.

Tin Man, Happy Now, 2001.

The Vet, The Zookeeper (also known as Clovek v zoo), Union Generale Cinematographique, 2001.

Ramiogan, The Mystic Masseur, THINKFilm, 2001.

Joginder Singh, Indian, 2001.

Suraj's dad, Deewaanapan, Video Sound, 2001.

Inspector Gautam, Ghaav: The Wound, 2002.

Thakur Avadh Narayan Singh, Pitaah, Spark Worldwide, 2002.

Voice, Maa Tujhhe Salaam, 2002.

Colonel Krishnakanth, Kranti, 2002.

Bhagat Pandey, Ansh: The Deadly Part, Spark Worldwide, 2002.

Dr. S. Puri, Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai, Eros Entertainment, 2002.

Mafia Don, Awara Paagal Deewana, Shemaroo Video, 2002.

DCP Bhosie, Shararat, Video Sound, 2002.

Inspector Pandey, Chor Machaaye Shor, Video Sound, 2002.

Sam, Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai, Super Cassettes Industries Ltd., 2003.

Yashwant Raj Mankotia, Kash … Aapf Hamare Hote, Video Sound, 2003.

Bahklan, Code 46, United Artists, 2003.

Miss India: The Mystery, Bombino Video, 2003.

Inspector Pandit, Maqbool, Yash Raj Films, 2003.

Qasim Khan Qayamat, Chupke Se, 2003.

Sub-inspector Gokhale, Kagaar: Life on the Edge, 2003.

Ek Aur Ek Gyarah: By Hook or by Crook, Eros Entertainment, 2003.

Professor Suresh Kumar Kapoor, Dhoop, 2003.

Karan Kumar, The King of Bollywood, 2004.

Prosonjit Bhatacharya, Yuva (also known as The Youth), Net Effect Media, 2004.

Commissioner Khurana, Aan: Men at Work (also known as Aan), Venus Entertainment, 2004.

Special Commissioner Tejinder Khosla, Dev, 2004.

Subedar Major Pritam Singh, Lakshya, Cinedrm Entertainment AG, 2004.

Mr. Khanna, Kyun …! Ho Gaya Na, Eros Entertainment, 2004.

Commissioner Yashwant Sinha,AK 47, 2004.

Anand Mehra, Stop!, 2004.

Juman Masum Kishti, Kisna: The Warrior Poet, 2005.

(Hindi version) ACP S. P. Rao, Mumbai Express, 2005.

Narrator, The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (also known as Mangal Pandey and Mangal Pendey: The Rising), Yash Raj Films, 2005.

Writer, Amar Joshi Shahid Ho Gaya, 2005.

Dr. Khurana, Kyon Ki, 2005.

Mehboob/scientist Khurana, Deewane Huye Paagal, 2005.

Shiva, The Hangman, 2005.

Amanullah Khan/Aslam's father, Rang De Basanti (also known as Paint It Yellow), 2006.

Balwant "Balu," Malamaal Weekly, 2006.

Prabhat Singh Chauhan, Chup Chup Ke, UTV Motion Pictures, 2006.

Vishal Malik, Don, Rapid Eye Movies, 2006.

Balwant, Baabul, Adlabs Films, 2006.

Tere Pyaar Ki Kasam, 2007.

General Zia-Ul-Haq, Charlie Wilson's War, Universal, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Yaktra (also known as The Journey), 1986.

Bharat Ek Khoj (also known as The Discovery of India), 1988.

Narrator/Sutradhar, Mr. Yogi, 1989.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

DeSouza, The Jewel in the Crown, PBS, 1984.

Nathu, Tamas (also known as Darkness), 1986.

Akash Gupta, Murder, 2002.

Samad, White Teeth, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dukhi, Sadgati (also known as Deliverance), 1981.

Who Chokri, 1994.

Sharma, Second Generation, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jetender, "The Sea Captain's Tale," The Canterbury Tales, BBC and BBC America, 2003.

OTHER SOURCES

Books:

Earnshaw, Tony, Soul of India: A Tribute to Om Puri, National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, 2000.

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