Om Rajesh Puri is one of the widely noted senior actors in the Indian film industry and he was born on 18th October 1950 in Patiala, Punjab. He is one of the few Bollywood actors to act in mainstream commercial English movies. The alumnus of National School of Drama was also a classmate of renowned actor Naseeruddin Shah of the 1973 class.

He started his movie career in 1976 with the Marathi film ‘Ghashiram Kotwal’ directed by K.Hariharan. The movie was based on a play with the same name and it got success both commercially and critically. His career graph saw the coming of critically acclaimed art films such as ‘Bhavni Bhavai’, ‘Sadgati’, ‘Ardh Satya’ etc. and he was one of the major stars to do art films at that time along with well-known actors like Naseeruddin Shah, and Shabana Azmi. His reputation sky rocketed with his unconventional roles in many films during the 80s such as ‘ Aakrosh’ and ‘Disco dancer’. Puri became famous for his versatility and personality, and went on to act in films in many domestic and foreign industries. Be it Hollywood blockbusters like ‘ Gandhi’ or ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’ or regional hits like ‘A.K. 47’, Puri left a unique zeal on every role he did.

If he was known for his personality and his unconventional roles in the movies, he proved the world that he could handle any kind of role with an envious ease with the TV series ‘Kakkaji Kaheen’ and ‘Sutradhaar’ where he did comedy characters. He was honoured by the government of India with Padma Shri award and he also received ‘Order of The British Empire’. He is currently working for the movie ‘ Chapekar Brothers’ in which he will be playing Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

Parambrata Chatterjee

Parambrata Chatterjee, born on 27th June 1980, is a Bengali actor known for his roles in movies like ‘Kahaani’, ‘Baishe Srabon’ etc. Parambrata was born to family that has strong association to the film industry. His parents Satinath Chatterjee and Sunetra Ghatak are well known Bengali film and his grandfather Ritwik Ghatak was a respected film maker. He completed his schooling from Patha Bhavan, Kolkata and went on to pursue his bachelor’s and master’s degree in English literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He also holds a master’s degree in Film and TV production from Bristol University in the UK. He started his acting career with the movie ‘Bombaiyer Bombete’ directed by Sandip Ray in 2003. He bagged two more mainstream movies later that year, and also acted in two tele films. His career graph is a positive one and he has done many well acclaimed movies till date. His directorial debut was a feature film called ‘Jiyo Kaka’ and the film brought him critical acclaim. His role as a police officer in the super hit Bollywood movie ‘Kahaani’ brought him nationwide attention and fame and this helped him to make a deal with the academy award winning director Jeffrey D Brown. His second directorial venture was a comedy number ‘Hawa Dol’ and the movie received mixed responses. However, the movie was a commercial success and earned more than 20 million rupees in just two weeks. It ran for a good five weeks. He also co-owns a production house named ‘Workshop Productions Private Limited’ along with his colleague Rudranil Ghosh.

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Parambrata Chatterjee Hindi Actor