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OM PURI (President Zia) is one of India's most respected and prolific screen
personalities, having appeared in over 140 films throughout his career, and garnering
many awards. In 1981, Puri won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the film
Arohan, and in 1983, won Best Supporting Actor at the Filmfare Awards for his role in
Aakrosh. Those awards were followed by Best Actor awards at National Film Awards
and the Czechoslovakia International Film Festival for Ardh Satya.
Puri's international film credits include Gandhi; City of Joy, opposite Patrick
Swayze; Wolf, directed by Mike Nichols; The Ghost and the Darkness, starring Michael
Douglas and Val Kilmer; My Son the Fanatic, opposite Rachel Griffiths; and East is East,
for which he received nominations for Best Actor by the London Film Critics and the
Puri recently finished work on the film Shoot on Sight, opposite Brian Cox and
Sadie Frost, and is currently filming Wanted Dead and Alive for S.K. Films Enterprises
and Sridevi Productions.
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