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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 BAFTA Awards.

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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