Sunday 27 May, 2018

Veteran Bollywood Actor Om Puri Passes Away

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New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri passed away in Mumbai. He was 66. He was found dead at his home on Friday morning.

Born on 18 October 1950, the actor was known for his outstanding performances in not just Indian but also Pakistani, British, and Hollywood movies.

The Padma Shri awardee, studied at the Film and Television Institute of India and at the National School of Drama, where Naseeruddin Shah was his classmate.

A critically acclaimed actor, Puri featured in films like 'Ardh Satya', 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron' and 'Mirch Masala'. More recently, he was seen in the movies, 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' and 'Ghayal Once Again'. Puri also had a meaty and memorable role opposite Helen Mirren in Steven Spielberg's 2014 American comedy drama 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'.

The acclaimed actor delivered some stellar performances in mainstream commercial Pakistani, Indian and British cinema apart from making a dent in Hollywood with his roles in 'City of Joy', 'Gandhi' and 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. He acted in Mollywood actor Jayaram's Malayalam movie 'Adupuliyattam', recently.

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