Om Puri was born into a Khatri family on 18th October 1950 in Ambala, Haryana state. He attended Film and Television Institute of India and National School of Drama. While studying at National School of Drama in 1973 he was classmate of another versatile actor Naseeruddin Shah. After completion of acting education he appeared in Marathi film Ghashiram Kotwal released in 1976, it was based on the play of same title.
During his decades long career Om Puri appeared in commercialy successful films like Bhaji in Problem co-starring Gippy Grewal, Ragini Khanna and Gurpreet Ghuggi, OMG – Oh My God! Co-starring Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal and Mithun Chakraborty, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya co-starring Ritesh, Genelia D’Souza and Tinnu Anand, Agneepath co-starring Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, Don 2 co-starring Shah Rukh Khan, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra, Kunal Kapoor and Boman Irani, Dabangg, Singh Is Kinng, Don, Chup Chup Ke, Rang De Basanti, among other films.
Om Puri family members’ names and photos
His father served in Indian Army.
He was earlier married to Seema Kapoor.
Wife and children [1 son]
He is married to Nandita Puri since 1993 and the couple have a son named Ishann. The couple filed for divorce in 2013.