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.

Om Prakash Hindi Actor

Om Prakash

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.

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Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif was an actor who had left an indelible mark on cinema. Known for his intelligence, elegance, talent and style that he showcased in his movies, the actor was one of the few Arab actors to achieve such a mega success in Hollywood. The actor rose to prominence after he appeared in the David’s Lean much acclaimed movie 'Lawrence of Arabia’ (1962). This film paved the actor to reach a new height in stardom. This was Omar’s first film in Hollywood. It is said that for the role as Sherif Ali which Omar Sharif had portrayed many actors were offered the role. Even Indian actor Dilip Kumar was chosen earlier for the role. But when other actors were not found suitable, Omar was shifted to the part of Ali. This role fetched Omar Gloden Globe Award for the best supporting actor, and he has been adjudged the new star of the year too. Omar’s unparalleled performance in ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ even paved this actor to get nominated for best supporting actor in Academy Award (Oscar). Before making his presence felt in Hollywood circuit, the actor had acted in 20 Egyptian films earlier. Soon he became Hollywood player and appeared in ‘Behold a Pale Horse’(1964) alongside Gregory Peck and Anthony Quinn. In the same year, he was signed in for another Hollywood epic film ‘Genghis Khan’. In this film, Omar played the title role. In the same year, he starred in another epic ‘ Doctor Zhivago, which fetched him another Golden Globe. In this film Sharif played the title role of Zhivago. Director Lean’s original choice was Peter O'Toole, but he had turned down the role. Even other actors like Max Von Sydow and Paul Newman were also considered, but they too were not considered. Hence, Omar was second time lucky to get another Golden Globe award for best actor. He was indeed a legacy with not one but multiple timeless classics. Omar Sharif was an icon of the Hollywood screen. His other notable Hollywood films are ‘Funny Girl’ and ‘The Tamarind Seed’. The actor was born on 10 April 1932, Alexandria, Egypt. The actor was a chain smoker which had an effect on his health. He was also world's top 50 bridge player. He also appeared in many TV series. The actor had passed away due to a heart attack on 10 July 2015 in Egypt when he was aged 83.

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