The versatile Om Puri has appeared in commercial and art films and also worked in Indian and international cinema. He has also received an honorary OBE.
A product of the Film and Television Institute of India and also the National School of Drama, Om Puri is a widely respected actor, who appeared in a number of TV serials in the 1980s.
He has worked closely with director Govind Nihalani, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil.
Internationally he has appeared in films with Patrick Swayze, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.