The internationally acclaimed veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri is no more with us. If the talented actor was alive, he would have entertained us with his mind-blowing acting skills. The actor earned name and fame for himself not only in Bollywood but in Hollywood as well. The international cinema knows him for films such as Wolf, West is West, Gandhi, East is East and the last was The Hundred-Foot Journey.
Let's know some facts about the internationally acclaimed actor:
1. The actor took birth in a Punjabi Hindu family in Ambala, Haryana. His father was in the Indian Railways and in the Army.
2. Puri and Naseeruddin Shah were together in the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune and the National School of Drama. They are among the few actors who had trained and hold degrees in the field of acting. Also, they have worked together in the film's Exchange Offer, Bolo Raam, Maharathi, Shoot on Sight, Mere Baap Pehle Aap, Maqbool, Guru Mahaaguru, Hey Ram, China Gate, DrohKaal, Triyacharitra, Such a Long Journey, Mirch Masala, Aghaat, Bahu Ki Awaaz, Paar, Holi, Party, Sparsh, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Ardh Satya, Mandi, Albert Pinto KoGussaKyonAata Hai, Aakrosh, Godhuli, Shaayad, and Bhumika.
3. Puri married NanditaPuri but their marriage didn't last forever and ended in 2013. A lot of problems arose in their marriage with Nandita blaming Om, however, he denied all of those allegations and remained mum just for the sake of his son Ishaan. Earlier, he was married to Seema.
4. The actor who achieved a big name in the film town debuted in 1976 with the Marathi movie Ghashiram Kotwal. For the film, he was paid nothing.
5. He is also known for his art films which include Bhavni Bhavai, Mirch Masala, Dharavi, Ardh Satya, and Sadgati.
6. He was also seen with Helen Mirren in Oprah’s The Hundred-Foot Journey. His commercial movies include Dirty Politics, Aastha, East is East, Lakshya, Ghayal, Chup Chup Ke, Don 2, and Malamaal Weekly.
7. The actor bagged Padma Shri Award and National Film Awards also. His deep voice and intimidating presence made him the recognized personality in the showbiz.
8. The actor also worked in a Pakistani film titled Actor in Law which talks about the subject of gender discrimination. Puri believed that India and Pakistan should collaborate for movies.
9. When former Congress President Sonia Gandhi suggested her son Rahul Gandhi to be the Prime Minister, the actor fumed on her and praised Narendra Modi.
10. The actor who worked on the international level and received many prestigious awards has net worth of $20million.
Om Ji will also be remembered for his outstanding contribution to the Indian Cinema.