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Bio For: Om Puri
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OM PURI (Papa) is one of India's most celebrated actors. He trained at the National School of Drama for three years and spent two years at the Film & Television Institute. In the last 35 years, he has worked in more than 250 films and has done substantial work on Indian and British Television as well.

Puri won his first National Award in 1982 for the film "Arohan (Ascend)." In 1984, he won his second National Award for the film "Ardh Satya (Half Truth)." For the same film he received the Best Actor award from the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. In 1986, he won the Soviet Land Nehru Award for his contribution to socially-relevant cinema. In 1990, he was awarded the Padamshri, the fourth highest honor in India. In 1997, he won Best European Actor for "My Son the Fanatic" at the Brussels International Film Festival. In 2000, he was conferred with the Grand Prix De Americans (Montreal International Film Festival) for his contribution to good cinema. In 2000, he received a BAFTA Nomination (Best Actor) for "East is East."

In 2005, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by HRH Queen Elizabeth II and became the Chairman of the National Film Development Corporation. He has also worked in more than two dozen American films, including "Gandhi," "City of Joy," "Wolf," "The Ghost & The Darkness," "The Parole Officer," "Code 46," "Charlie Wilson's War," and "Shoot On Sight." His television credits include "White Teeth," "Second Generation" and "The Canterbury Tales."

Movies For: Om Puri
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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (PG) On Video: 12/2/2014 At Theaters: 8/8/2014
CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR (R) On Video: 4/22/2008 At Theaters: 12/21/2007
EAST IS EAST (R) On Video: 9/12/2000 At Theaters: 4/14/2000
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