Om Puri was one of the early starters who made their mark in American and British cinema as well as is a part of Pakistan showbiz. His incredible filmography is a treasure for the cinema lovers even after Om Puri passed away suffering from a heart attack on January 6, 2017.
1. It is a lesser known fact that Om Puri was a romantic at heart. Naseeruddin Shah revealed that the actor used to bring flowers and sweets for his ladies in his NSD days.
2. As much as we know this cinematic gem for his immense contribution as Hindi film actor, Om Puri did not make his debut in Hindi cinema. The incredible star began his career with a Marathi film, Ghashiram Kotwal in the year 1972.
3. Om Puri graduated from the reputed Film and Television Institute of India. The versatile actor is also an alumnus of the 1973 batch of National School of Drama. Evergreen actor and equally talented star Naseeruddin Shah was a fellow student. Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri became great friends.
4. No just Hollywood, Om Puri also made a mark in British cinema. He starred in various British films such as British films such as My Son the Fanatic (1997), East Is East (1999) and The Parole Officer (2001).
5. In 2016, Om Puri made his debut in the Pakistani film industry with Actor In Law, a socio-comedy directed by Nabeel Qureshi. The movie’s cast included Fahad Mustafa, Mehwish Hayat, Alyy Khan and Saboor Ali along with Om Puri.