Om Puri Bio,Net worth,education,family,Career & Personal Details

Quick Facts of Om Puri:

Full NameOm Rajesh Puri
Date of birth18 October 1950
Nick NameOm Puri
BirthplaceAmbala, Punjab, India
Marital statusMarried
Active Year1972–2017
Eye color N/A
Hair color  Salt and Pepper
Height5 feet 8 inch
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Religion Hindu
Mother  N/A
Father N/A
Brother Amrish Puri and Madan Puri
Spouse   Seema Kapoor (1991)
Nandita Puri (1993–2013)
Son  Ishaan Puri
EducationFilm and Television Institute of India
Ethnicity White
Net Worth 20 Million Dollars

Short And Sweet:

Going through his profile, Om Rajesh Puri, better known as Om Puri in Indian Cinema, was a veteran actor who has appeared in mainstream Indian Cinema films and art films.

Om Puri with fellow actor
Om with a fellow actor. Image Credit: Instagram

His praises also bear figures in British and American films. Having nationality Indian and ethnicity white, the performer died on 6 January 2017 due to a heart attack at 66.

His parents are unknown to the media. He was a follower of the Hindu religion.

Early Life And Education:

Returning to his early life, the legend actor of Indian Cinema was born on 18 October 1950 in Ambala, India and spent his early life in Sanur, Punjab, India.

Om puri posing
Om puri posing. Image Credit: Instagram

His father was a military man. He had two cousin brothers, namely Amrish Puri and Madan Puri. The actor graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India.

He was also a participant in the 1973 batch of the National School of Drama.


In his career, Puri inaugurated his film career in ‘Ghashiram Kotwal,’ a Marathi play released in 1972. Om Puri was most notable for his 1980 Hindi movie ‘Aakrosh.’

The brilliant actor won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor. Om Puri owns the National Film Award for Best Actor for ‘Arohan.’

puri in movie
puri in movie. Image Creidt: Instagram

His Hollywood and British films are listed as the City of Joy (1992), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), The Parole Officer (2001) and much more. He was a topic of discussion for his outstanding role in Chachi 420 (1997) and Hera Pheri (2000).

He was the latest seen in the movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Puri was awarded Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, in 1990.

Personal Life:

Having a look in his personal life, Om puri was in relation with Seema Kapoor in 1991, but the relationship broke after eight months. In 1993, he married journalist Nandita Puri. They had their son Ishaan Puri together.

In 2013, Nandita appealed for divorce due to the violent nature of Om puri after the biography entitled likely Hero:

om doing theatre
om doing theatre. Image Credit: Instagram

The Story Of Om Puri, which is a publication. Puri drowned at the age of 66 after having a heart attack on 6 January 2017 at his habitation in Andheri, Mumbai. Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit confirmed the news.


Observing his physical appearance, he was the gentleman with the powerful voice. He is a tall actor with a height of 5 feet 8 inches. His hair color is salt and pepper.

He used to charge 15 to 25 lakhs per film and his total net worth was $ 20 million.

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