Om Puri Bio, Age, Family, Networth

Om Puri
Om Puri

Om Puri

Om Puri is Well Known indian Actor in film industry. Om Puri, an Indian actor, has acted in both mainstream Indian cinema and art films. His filmography includes performances in both British and American films. He has got an honorary OBE. Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana. His father worked in railways and served in the Indian Army. Puri graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India. He graduated from the National School of Drama in 1973, with Naseeruddin Shah.

Puri has worked in several Indian films as well as films from the UK and US. He made his cinematic debut in 1976 with Ghashiram Kotwal, based on a Marathi play of the same name. He said that he received “peanuts” for his greatest job. He has worked with Amrish Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, and Smita Patil on art films such Bhavni Bhavai (1980), Sadgati (1981), Ardh Satya (1982), Mirch Masala (1986), and Dharavi (1992). He had worked in movies.

Om Puri
Om Puri


Real Name :  Om Rajesh Puri

Nickname  :  Sikandar of art movies

Profession  :  Actor

Physical Stats & More

Height in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weight in Kilograms- 82 kg
in Pounds- 181 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 36 Inches
– Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour White

Personal Life

  • He Born on 18 October 1950 (Wednesday).
  • His Age at the time of death is 66 Years.
  • His death date was 6 January 2017.
  • The Cause of his death was Heart Attack (under mysterious circumstances).
  • His death place was Andheri, Mumbai, India.
  • His Hometown Was Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • His Birth sign is Libra.
  • He having Citizenship of India
  • His Motherland Patiala, Punjab, India.
  • He studied in Film and Television Institute of India, Pune where he completes his Graduation Degree in Graduate in Acting.
  • He is from Hindu Religion.
  • His hobbies are Travelling.
Om Puri
Om Puri


Parents : 

  • Father– Rajesh Puri (Worked in the Indian Army and Indian Railways)
  • Mother– Not Known
Siblings :

  • Brother– Ved Puri
  • Sister– N/A

Relationships & More

Marital Status :  Separated
Affairs/Girlfriends :    

  • Seema Kapoor
  • Nandita Puri (Journalist)
Wife/Spouse :

  • Seema Kapoor (Divorced, m.Not Known-div.1991)
  • Nandita Puri (Journalist, Separated, m.1993-s.2013)
Children :

  • Son- Ishaan
  • Daughter- N/A


  • His Favourite Food are Brain curry.
  • His Favourite Actor are Alec Guinness, Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur, Kamal Haasan, Vikram.
  • His Favourite Actress are  Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Nutan, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerji, Kajol.
  • His Favourite Film are Hollywood: Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Bollywood: Naikan, Pushpak (1987), Dev (2004).

Net Assets

Salary 15-25 lakh/film (INR)
Net Worth $20 million

Car & Bike Collection

Not Known

Awards & Achievements

  • National Film Award for Best Actor 1984, 1982 · Ardh Satya, Arohan
  • Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor 1981 · Aakrosh
  • Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award 2009.
Om Puri
Om Puri
Some Facts About Om Puri
  • Om Puri smoked: Yes
  • Om Puri admitted to using alcohol. He first intended to join the Indian Army because his father worked there.
  • During college, he worked part-time as a lab assistant earning Rs. 125 (INR).
  • Kapoor, a Deputy Commissioner and theater group booster, offered him a government post.
  • Being a vegetarian before joining NSD, he later became a non-vegetarian after meeting Naseeruddin Shah.
  • He received National Film Awards for Arohan (1982) and Ardh Satya (1983).
  • His first divorced wife, Seema Kapoor, is the sister of Annu Kapoor, an actor.
  • He voiced Bagheera in the Hindi adaptation of The Jungle Book (2016).


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