Om Puri

Illustration by Sajith Kumar

Om Puri in Roland Joffe’s City Of Joy

Om Puri in Kundan Shah’s Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Om Puri in Satyajit Ray’s Sadgati

Bollywood late actor Om Puri’s his wife Nandita Puri with son Ishaan Puri attends a prayer meeting of late actor Om Puri, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Om Puri's ex-wife Seema Kapoor along with her father Madanlal Kapoor (L) and brother Annu Kapoor (R) during the prayer meeting for actor Om Puri, in Mumbai.

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Om Puri and Tollywood actress Swastika Mukherjee with rickshawallahs inauguration of a photography exhibition in Kolkata.

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Actors Helen Mirren and Om Puri arrive for the UK gala screening of the film 'The One Hundred Foot Journey', at the Curzon Mayfair in central London, England.


Combo image, from left, Nandita Puri who has accused her husband actor Om Puri (right) of domestic violence, arrives at the Sessions Court in Mumbai.

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File Photo: Critically acclaimed Bollywood actor Om Puri has been booked for allegedly assaulting his wife at his apartment in suburban Andheri, in Mumbai on Monday 26 August.

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Actor Om Puri, actress Diya Mirza, Sanctuary editor Bittu Sehgal and Maharashtra Government forest officials burn tiger skin as a part of the Global Campaign to Save the Tiger in Mumbai.

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Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Bollywood actor Om Puri attend Antim Ardas of Jaspal Bhatti at Chandigarh.

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Red-Taped Stone Wall Yet another flick falls prey to the censor board czars. West is West, the sequel to that hugely entertaining 1999 British tragi-comedy East is East, was rated A-adults only, thus sparing our impressionable youth its ‘subversive’ message.

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Om Puri

From left, British actress Lesley Nicol, Norwegian actor Emil Marwa, British writer Ayub Khan Din, Indian actress Ila Arun, British actor Aqib Khan and Indian actor Om Puri pose during a London Film Festival photocall of West is West, at a central London cinema. The festival runs until Oct. 28.

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Displaying his Order of the British Empire, which acclaim he won in 2004.

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Nandita, Om and ‘smoking buddy’ Jack Nicholson in LA during the shooting of Wolf (1993)

Below, a still from the parody The King of Bollywood , the closest Om came to being a regular Hindi film hero!

A kimono-clad Om sharing a drinks with best buddy Naseer

Doing his bit Om and Omar Sharif on the sets of The Parole Officer (2001), his first mainstream English film.

Om as a 15-year-old Boy Scout at the Sanaur government high school

The phototograph that was selected for film circulation during his Punjab Kala Manch days in the ’60s

Om Puri Playing Doctor in Strindberg’s The Father in Patiala in 1968.

Om Puri with Linda Bassett in East is East (1999). Bassett coached him on his accent as a Pakistani-American Brit.

Om Puri brushing up his harmonium skills (we don’t know if he’s only acting)

Om Puri with Shabana and Patrick Swayze in City of Joy (1992), a film that started a lasting bond between Swayze and Puri.