Om Prakash was an Indian character actor who never played any stereotype character in films and transformed him into a versatile actor and won the appreciation of masses and critics. As a young actor, he appeared in All India Radio and even in stage shows in Jammu. Later, he appeared in stage shows as he had a fascination with music, theater and films. He got his first break in film Daasi and later went to act in films with Dilip Kumar( Azad), Ashok Kumar( Howrah Bridge), Raj Kapoor( Sargam) and Dev Anand( Tere Ghar Ke Samne). He also had a good association with Kishore Kumar and had acted in seven films together, and this fetched him recognition in Bollywood. In his prolific career acting in 308 movies that spanned over five decade, he produced his style of acting in every film.

Soon he moved to top ratings with films like Padosan, Julie, Anuraag, Amar Prem, Chirag, Apna Desh, Zanjeer, Sagina, Aa Gale Lag Ja and many more films which found his niche in Hindi cinema.

He also acted as Dilip Kumar’s brother in Gopi. His film career continued successfully into the 1970’s and 1980’s with appearances in many movies including Chupke Chupke, Annadata, Roti, Khushboo, Alaap, and Phagun. He made numerous appearances in Amitabh Bachchan’s films. After going through the decade, he appeared in many blockbuster movies. Thus he became a household name. He played the role of cunning politician( Apna Desh), alcoholic father( Julie), drunk man( Amar Prem) with ease. Om Prakash’s hilarious act was well sketched as Sharmila Tagore’s brother-in-law. He has acted with all top actors and acclaimed directors. He made his name in comedy and drunkard roles too. He also became the producer, director, and writer. Om Prakash was born on December 19, 1919, in Jammu.

He was married to Prabha but had no children. He was always a very cheerful person in his personal life and had a circle of friends with whom he used to chat and gossip. For this purpose, he had taken an office in Roop Tara Studios in Mumbai too. But later as he was not feeling well, he shifted his office to suburbs of Mumbai.

He died at the age of 79 due to a heart attack on February 21, 1998.

Nirav Mehta Hindi Actor

Nirav Mehta

Nirav Mehta is well known for his comic role in the Bollywood film “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na”. His nickname was “Jiggy” in it. He is a typical Punjabi khatri boy. Punjabis has shown to the world who they are and what they can do in their life. Now the famous personality has completely transformed himself and has started acting in Australian movies. Nirav Mehta’s upcoming Australain movie is “Conscious” , in which he is playing a lead role as Benedict Miller. In the film, Benedict Miller, a neurologist builds a machine that paves way to find the killer of his wife. However, it shows something he never expected in his life. Nirav can be proud of himself since he bagged the coveted role with stiff competition from various Australian actors. Nirav feels that artists should join together on a global level. Nirav Mehta has gained a tremendous reputation in Australia by his cross culture way of communication. He is getting many projects in Australia. He is born in “Los-Angeles, California. Apart from being a good actor, he is also a wonderful cook. Due to his good looks, he gets attention very quickly. His mode of communication is typical Indian Australian style. He is having very positive attitude. It is very cumbersome for any person to adapt the culture of other country and communicate in its native language, but Nirav completely shined in this matter. To be able to express in a particular culture first you need to understand the whole culture and then adapt it. Only then you can communicate effectively. Nirav has got so much respect in Australia that he has got many fans in Australia. An artist should be known worldwide irrespective of their country, religion or place of birth. If a person has a sound understanding of Art, he will respect any artist in the world. Like an Indian citizen can like Justin Biber and an American citizen can like Arijit Singh if and only if they have a good understanding of Music. In a similar way, Nirav Mehta will be liked all over the world’s people who have a good knowledge of Cinema.

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Om Shivpuri

Om Shivpuri is an Indian theater actor who was seen playing both good and bad character in Hindi cinema. He began his career in All India Radio of Jaipur where he met Sudha Shivpuri( later became his wife), and both of them joined National School of Drama in New Delhi to take a chance in acting. After completion of the course, they opened NSD Repertory Company, which recently celebrated Golden Jubilee. The actor held a position as chief of the company till 1976. Before that, his talent was noticed by Gulzar, who featured him in his subsequent films such as Koshish, Achanak, Mausam, Khushboo, Meera, etc. But this actor made his debut in Mani Kaul's film ‘Ashadh Ka Ek Din’ in 1971. After this, he was selected as a supporting actor in films of Gulzar, Hrishikesh Mukherjee or Shakti Samanta. However, he came to prominence with Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Don’ where he effectively played the role of Vardhan( the Don). Later, he was seen in many Amitabh Bachchan’s films like ‘Great Gambler’(CID Head), ‘Andha Kanoon’( police commissioner), ‘Geraftaar’( police commissioner), ‘Aakhree Rasta’( DIG Police), etc. With a deep and resonant voice, the actor has gained the reputation of a respected and uncompromising actor and perhaps best known for his chilling performance as ‘Vardhan’ ( film Don). Although he began with serious films of Gulzar like Aandhi and Koshish, he is only of the actor of his generation to have starred in so many films. Although most notable for playing a cameo or special appearances in some movies, Om Shivpuri has portrayed varied characters on screen, most of which were villains too. This elegant and handsome National School of Drama actor also had acted in many plays and theaters with notable personalities such as Girish Karnad, Vijay Tendulkar, and Mohan Rakesh. Om Shivpuri’s wife Sudha Shivpuri is also a renowned TV actress who had performed the role of ‘Baa’ in TV series Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. His daughter Ritu Shivpuri is also an actor; Om Shivpuri died of heart attack at a young age of 51 in Mumbai on October 15, 1990. This actor was born in Jaipur.

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Om Shivpuri Hindi Actor