Om Prakash, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Om Prakash

Indian Actor

Date of Birth: 19-Dec-1919

Place of Birth: Jammu Division, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Date of Death: 21-Feb-1998

Profession: actor

Nationality: India

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Om Prakash

  • Om Prakash Bakshi Chibber (19 December 1919 – 21 February 1998) was an Indian character actor.
  • He was born in Jammu, as Om Prakash Chibber.
  • He used to play the role of Kamla in the stage play by the famous Dewan Mandir Natak Samaj Jammu.
  • Since his career began in 1942, he was a popular supporting actor from the 1950s until the 1980s.
  • He also produced Jahanaara starring Bharat Bhushan, Shashikala, Prithviraj Kapoor and Mala Sinha in the title role of Jahanaara. Om Prakash played the leading man in films like Dus Lakh, Annadata, Charandas and Sadhu aur Shaitan.
  • His pivotal roles in the films Dil Daulat Duniya, Apna Desh, Chupke Chupke, Julie, Joroo Ka Ghulam, Aa Gale Lag Jaa, Pyar Kiye Jaa, Padosan and Buddha Mil Gaya are considered to be among his best along with Daddu in Namak Halaal and De Silva in Zanjeer.
  • His roles in Sharaabi, Bharosa, Tere Ghar Ke Samne, Mere Hamdam Mere Dost, Loafer and Dil Tera Diwana were also appreciated. He is known for his roles in comedy films.
  • One of his best performances in his later years were Naukar Biwi Ka, Sharaabi (1984) and Chameli Ki Shaadi, where he played a role that was pivotal for the movie.
  • His role in Gopi with Dilip Kumar is considered best in terms of acting.
  • Critics still think he gave better performance in tragic scenes in front of Dilip Kumar.
  • Once Dilip Kumar revealed the fact, I was only afraid once in my acting career and it was during Gopi when Om Prakashji's performance overshadowed mine.

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