Marne se pehle mere baal dye kara dena, I want to die young – Om Puri you will be missed.

Om Puri is one of India’s most respected actors, having done an enviable range of roles spanning not just the worlds of art house cinema and mainstream Bollywood but also the west. Om Puri, however, was still deeply dissatisfied and said he’s an ‘untouchable’ for commercial cinema.

Om Puri was born in Ambala to a Punjabi family. His father worked in the railways and in the Indian Army. As he had no birth certificate or records, his family was unsure of his date and year of birth, however, his mother told him he had been born two days after the Hindu festival Dussehra. When he began his schooling, his uncle chose 9 March 1950 as his “official” birthday, however as an adult when he moved to Bombay, Puri looked up when Dussehra was celebrated in 1950, to establish his date of birth as 18 October.Puri married Seema Kapoor, the sister of actor Annu Kapoor, in 1991, but their marriage ended after eight months.

In 1993, he married journalist Nandita Puri, with whom he had a son named Ishaan. In 2009, Nandita wrote a biography of her husband entitled Unlikely Hero: The Story Of Om Puri. Upon the book’s publication, Puri spoke of his anger at the inclusion of explicit details of his previous relationships.In 2013, Nandita filed an allegation of domestic violence against him, and the two opted for a judicial separation shortly afterwards.

Who can forget his comic timing in ‘Chachi 420’ and in that ultimate satire ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’, or his nuanced portrayals of grey characters in ‘Yuva’ and ‘Maqbool’. But the actor was knowing that he has a lot more to give.

Let us now recollect the famous Bollywood dialogues that Om Puri gave us, starting from the very known film that is Oh My God, in that he was playing a character of a handicapped lawyer and gave an amazing dialogue.

” Har insaan ko zindagi mein ek baar pyar zaroor karna chahiye … pyar insaan ko bahut achcha bana deta hai” ,  a heart touching dialogue was spoken by him from Awara Pagal Deewana movie that is, “Marne se pehle mere baal dye kara dena, I want to die young”.


No wonder he played different varieties of roles that have enhanced his career in am fabulous way, a comic movie that was very high rated during that old times it was none other than Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro the dialogue was, ” Draupadi teri akele ki nahi hai … hum sab shareholder hai ” emotional dialogue said in the movie Baabul “Paramparaon ki lakeerein jab dhundli padh jaati hai … toh nayi lakeerein kheenchne se parhez nahi karna chahiye” “Yakeen ko hamesha waqt ke peeche chalna chahiye … aage nahi” , from the movie Kurbaan.

From the very very famous movie Narsimha there was a dialogue by Om Puri was “Har jooti yeh soochti hai ki woh pagdi ban sakti hai … magar jooti ki kismat hai ki usse pairon tale raunda jaye … aur pagdi ka haq hai ki usse sar par rakha jaye”

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