Om Puri

Om Puri

Highest Rated: 93% Such a Long Journey (1998)

Lowest Rated: 0% Action Replayy (2010)

Birthday: Oct 18, 1950

Birthplace: Ambala, India

One of South Asian cinema's most prolific, popular and respected actors, Om Puri worked with nearly every great Indian director since the mid-'70s in a diverse career which saw him champion the art house, embrace Bollywood and flirt with Hollywood, all with a quiet dignity. A graduate of New Delhi's National School of Drama, Puri made his on-screen debut in the acclaimed adaptation of Marathi play "Ghashiram Kotwal" (1976) and went onto become a permanent fixture on the Indian art film scene, appearing in such celebrated classics as judicial satire "Aakrosh" (1980), didactic fable "Bhavni Bhavai" (1980) and cop drama "Ardh Satya" (1983). But frustrated by the lack of money and lead roles, Puri decided to pursue the mainstream in the mid-'80s, going on to star in television serial "Kakaji Kahin" (Doordarshan, 1988), land roles in box-office hits "Ghayal" (1990) and "Gadar: Ek Prem Katha" (2001) and deliver compelling performances in Western films such as "My Son The Fanatic" (1997), "East Is East" (1999), "The Hundred-Foot Journey" (2014) and "Viceroy's House" (2017). His sudden death from a heart attack on January 6, 2017 at the age of 66 was mourned around the globe.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Gul Makai General Kayani (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lashtam Pashtam Saleem (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 40% Solar Eclipse: Depth of Darkness T.G. (Character) - 2018
60% 75% The Ghazi Attack Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tiger Role Oriya (Character) - 2017
72% 66% Viceroy's House Ali Rahim Noor (Character) $1.1M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waarrior Savitri Yamraj (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 100% Actor in Law Rafaqat Mirza (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Project Marathwada Tukaram (Character) - 2016
60% 65% Ghayal Once Again ACP Joe D'Souza (Character) $175K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aadu Puli Aattam Yogeendra Muni (Character) - 2016
57% 36% Mirzya Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mera Badla Revenge 2 Muni (Character) - 2016
92% 78% A Death in the Gunj O.P. Bakshi, Uncle (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leather Life Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 0% Dirty Politics Dinanath (Character) - 2015
0% No Score Yet Jai Ho! Democracy Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trafficker Unknown (Character) - 2015
87% 86% Bajrangi Bhaijaan Maulana Sahab (Character) $7.7M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bazaar E Husn Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 96% Chaar Sahibzaade Narrator - 2014
67% 81% The Hundred-Foot Journey Papa (Character) $54.2M 2014
8% 20% The Lovers Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De Dilip Singh (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 18% Policegiri Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 84% Bhaji in Problem Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 75% OMG Oh My God Hanif Bhai (Character) - 2012
91% 62% Agneepath Commissioner Gaitonde. (Character) $2M 2012
No Score Yet 45% Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya Chaudhari (Character) $177.5K 2012
No Score Yet 7% Char Din Ki Chandani Unknown (Character) - 2012
57% 61% The Reluctant Fundamentalist Abu (Character) $519.5K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai Baig Saab (Character) - 2012
40% 45% Chakravyuh Govind Suryavanshi (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kucch Luv Jaisaa Madhu's Father (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teen Thay Bhai Chiksi Gill (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Express Khadak Singh Bakshi (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Terrors Abdul-Wadood Kamil (Character) - 2011
69% 72% Don 2 CBI Officer Vishal Malik (Character) $3.7M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Khap Omkar Singh Chaudhary (Character) - 2011
64% 55% West Is West George Khan (Character) - 2010
0% 27% Action Replayy Rai Bahadur Dhyanchand (Character) - 2010
60% 60% Dabangg Inspector Kasturilal Vishkarma (Character) $1.3M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kushti Jiten Singh (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Khusti Jiten Singh (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 66% Wanted Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bolo Raam Inspector Indrajeet Singh Rathi (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 33% Chal Chala Chal Unknown (Character) - 2009
60% 44% Billu Barber Daamchand (Character) $753.5K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wanted Unknown (Character) $332.8K 2009
No Score Yet 43% Kurbaan Bhaijaan (Character) - 2009
36% 41% Delhi-6 Madan Gopal Sharma (Character) $879.9K 2009
No Score Yet 67% Life Goes On Alok (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 86% Road to Sangam Mohammad Ali Kasuri (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 39% London Dreams Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 71% Yaariyan Jagpal Bir "J.B." Singh (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 32% Mere Baap Pahle Aap Madhav Mathur (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 51% Singh Is Kinng Rangeela (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovesongs Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovesongs: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Aftab Jaffrey (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Delhii Heights Unknown (Character) - 2007
20% 40% Shoot on Sight Junaid (Character) - 2007
82% 73% Charlie Wilson's War President Zia (Character) $66.6M 2007
No Score Yet 45% Fool N Final Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 16% Buddha Mar Gaya Vidyut 'Vidya' Baba (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Victoria No. 203 Rana (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Khallas The Beginning of End Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 12% Delhii Heights Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 51% Dhol Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 78% Don Vishal Malik (Character) $2.2M 2006
No Score Yet 57% Malamaal Weekly Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 71% Baabul Balwant (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 70% Chup Chup Ke Prabhat Singh Chauhan (Character) $334.6K 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baghi Hukum Singh (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 58% Kyon Ki Dr. Khurana (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 53% Dev Special Commissioner Tejinder Khosla (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stop! Anand Mehra (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 86% Lakshya Subedar Maj. Pritam Singh (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet AK 47 Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 59% Kisna Juman Masum Kishti (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 76% Yuva Prosonjit Bhatacharya (Character) $280.1K 2004
80% 51% Kyon Ho Gaya Na Arjun's dad (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The King of Bollywood Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 84% White Teeth Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai Shyam 'Sam' (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kagaar Sub Inspector Gokhale (Character) - 2003
51% 58% Code 46 Bahkland (Character) $197.1K 2003
No Score Yet 50% Bollywood Calling Subramaniam (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chupke Se Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 62% Chupke Se Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kash... Aap Hamare Hote Yashwant Raj Mankotia (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dhoop Prof. Suresh Kumar Kapoor (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 93% Maqbool Inspector Pandit (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 20% Shararat DCP Bhosle (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ansh: The Deadly Part Bhagat Pandey (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 33% Chor Machaye Shoor Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dhruva Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chupke Se Qasim Khan Qayamat (Character) - 2002
57% 63% The Parole Officer George (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Farz ACP Arjun Singh (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Little Devil Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 47% The Zookeeper The Vet (Character) - 2001
51% 25% The Mystic Masseur Ramlogan (Character) $398.6K 2001
No Score Yet 77% Happy Now Tin Man (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 57% Indian Joginder Singh (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 52% Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge Bhola Nath (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 14% Kunwara Balraj Singh (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 92% Hera Pheri Kharak Singh (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 92% Kurukshetra Baburao Deshmukh (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 57% Pukar Colonel Hussein (Character) $357.4K 2000
78% 78% East Is East George Khan (Character) $4.2M 1999
No Score Yet 29% Khoobsurat Dilip Chaudhary (Shivani's father) (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet A.K.47 Commissioner of Police Yashwant Sinha (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zor Shah Alam (Character) - 1998
78% 75% My Son the Fanatic Parvez (Character) $408.3K 1998
No Score Yet 66% Pyar To Hona Hi Tha Inspector Khan (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 17% China Gate Col. Krishnakant Puri (Character) - 1998
93% 88% Such a Long Journey Ghulam (Character) $185.5K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vinashak Inspector Abdul Rehman Khan (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aastha Amar (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 69% Death Sentence Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 82% Mrityudand Rambaran Manto (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gupt Insp. Udham Singh (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 67% Gupt: The Hidden Truth Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 60% Chachi 420 Banwarilal Pandey (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul Jaichand Marwah (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 83% Maachis Sanatan (Character) - 1997
49% 75% The Ghost and the Darkness Abdullah (Character) $38.6M 1996
No Score Yet 67% Ghatak Sachdev (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Talaashi Inspector Puri (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Krishna Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brothers in Trouble Hussein Shah (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aatank Hi Aatank Sharad Joshi (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kartavya Ghulam Rasul (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target Rambharosa (Character) - 1995
61% 42% Wolf Dr. Vijay Alezias (Character) $65M 1994
No Score Yet 81% Droh Kaal (Times of Betrayal) Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Absolution Jassu (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Woh Chokri Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarpan Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ankuram Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Burning Season Rajiv Sharma (Character) - 1993
67% 62% In Custody Deven (Character) - 1993
53% 75% City of Joy Hazari Pal (Character) $12.6M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Current Velu (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angaar Parvez Hussain (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet City of Dreams Rajkaran (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 50% Raat Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sam & Me Chetan Parikh (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Intention Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 40% Narasimha Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghayal ACP. Joe D'Souza (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ilaaka Bheema (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aaghat Madhav Verma (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 86% Genesis Dubey (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 78% Spices Chowkidar Abu Miya (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Long Da Lishkara Unknown (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aghaat Madhav Verma (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bahu Ki Awaaz Unknown (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Giddh: The Vulture Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 78% The Crossing Ramnaresh (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarang Namdev (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 83% Ardh Satya Sub inspector Anant Velankar (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 93% Who Pays the Piper Ahuja (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chokh Jadunath (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 83% Disco Dancer David Brown (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arohan Hari Mondal (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vijeta Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 93% Deliverance Dukhi (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aakrosh Bhiku Lahanya (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chann Pardesi Tulsi (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sparsh Unknown (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Andher Nagari Maanav Bhagat (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan Rajan (Character) - 1978

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Canterbury Tales Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Teeth Samad (Character) 2002

QUOTES FROM Om Puri CHARACTERS

Papa says: Where the family is that is home.

Papa says: He looks like a bloody terrorist!

Papa says: Is he as good as I think he is?

Madame Mallory says: Better.

Papa says: I will turn the music down, but I will turn the heat up.

Papa says: Smile! You got good teeth...just smile!

Papa says: War it is.

Papa says: Asking for a discount doesn't mean I'm poor. It means I'm thrifty.