Born: 18 October 1950
Om Puri, born in Ambala, has acted in the Indian, American, and British film industries since 1976.
Puri debuted in 1976 in the film Ghashiram Kotwal, following which he went on to star in many critically acclaimed films including Aakrosh, Aardh Satya, and Maachis.
Puri has also starred in several English language films, inluding East is East, City of Joy, and Charlie Wilson's War.
Om Puri won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement in 2009, two National Film Awards, and is also an Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Puri is married to Nandita Puri, after a previous marriage to Seema Kapoor from 1996-2009.