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Omkar Das Manikpuri (born 1970) is an India stage and film actor, native of Brindanagar in Bhilai, of Chhattisgarh state, in Central India, who has been a member of folk-theatre doyen Habib Tanvir's, the Naya Theatre company for several years. He made his Hindi film debut as a male lead in Aamir Khan productions' Peepli Live (2010). Omkar Das Manikpuri was born and brought up in village near Bhilai in Durg district Chhattisgarh, where he studied till fifth class in school, when the death of his father, forced him to join a village folk-theatre troupe, mandali. He shifted to Brindanagar (Ward No. 20) in Bhilai in 1981. Omkar Das started his career at the age of 17, as a performer in the local form of folk theatre called Nacha and joined an itinerant village theatre group. Performing often in makeshift and open air stages he honed his skills as a singer, dancer, mimic and a stand-up comic. Afterwards he joined Naya Theatre as an actor, founded by Habib Tanvir in Bhopal. With them he has performed, in India and abroad, such timeless classics as Agra Bazaar, Charandas Chor, and Kamdev ka Apna Basant Ritu ka Sapna and Sadak. It was during a performance of the popular play Charandas Chor

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