Friday, January 6, 2017
Veteran actor Om Puri passed away at his residence today after he suffered a massive heart attack.
Om Puri (66) was born on October 18, 1950 at Ambala in Haryana. He made his film debut in 1976 with the Marathi film Ghashiram Kotwal. He graduated at the Film and Television Institute of India and the National School of Drama.
The actor has appeared in mainstream Bollywood cinema as well as Pakistani, British and Hollywood films. The actor has received an OBE as well as Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India.
Awards and nominations
- 1981: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Aakrosh
- 1982: National Film Award for Best Actor for Arohan
- 1984: National Film Award for Best Actor for Ardh Satya
- 1984: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Best Actor for Ardh Satya
- 1998: Brussels International Film Festival Best Actor for My Son the Fanatic
- 1990: Padmashri, India's fourth highest civilian award
- 1998: Grand Prix Special des Amériques Montréal World Film Festival for exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art
- 2004: Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to The British Film Industry
- 2009: Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2015: Lifetime Achievement Award International Film Festival of Prayag
- 1990: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Ghayal
- 1997: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Maachis
- 1998: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Gupt: The Hidden Truth
- 1999: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha
- 1999: BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for East Is East
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