Om Prakash Movies and Career Information

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Dec 19, 1919

Om Prakash (19 December 1919 – 21 February 1998) was an Indian character actor. He was born in Jammu. He used to play the role of Sita in Ram Lila staged by the famous Dewan Mandir Natak Samaj Jammu. Starting his career in 1947, he was a popular supporting actor from the 1950s until the 1980s. He was one of the elite of the film industry in the '60s, '70s, and to some extent '80s.Some of his performances were so memorable, the lead actor in the film attributed the success of the film to him. His pivotal roles in the films Chupke Chupke, Julie, and Buddha Mil Gaya are considered to be among his best along with Daddu in Namak Halaal and De Silva in Zanjeer. He is known for his roles in comedy films. One of his best performances in his later years was Sharaabi (1984), where he played a role that was pivotal for the movie. Om Prakash Bakshi was born in Lahore on 19 December 1919. He was fascinated by theatre, music and films. He started taking lessons in classical music when he was just twelve and was recognised as a master in no time. He joined All India Radio some time in 1937 on a monthly salary of Rs 25. He was known as “Fateh Din”, a radio personality and his programmes made him

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