Om Shivpuri (Actor) Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Death Cause: Heart Attack
Age: 54 Years
Death Date: 16/10/1990

Om Shivpuri

Profession Actor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 67 kg
in pounds- 147 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm: Ashadh Ka Ek Din (1971) as Vilom
Ashad Ka Ek Din (1971)
Last FilmAakhri Sanghursh (1997) as Patel's Partner Aakhri Sanghursh
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 July 1936
BirthplacePatiala, Punjab, British India
Date of Death 16 October 1991
Place of DeathBombay, Maharashtra, India
Age (at the time of death)54 Years
Death CauseHeart Attack [1]citation
Zodiac signCancer
Nationality Indian
Hometown Jaipur, Rajasthan
College/UniversityNational School of Drama, New Delhi, India
CasteKashmiri Brahmin [2]citation
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Wife/SpouseSudha Shivpuri Sudha Shivpuri
ChildrenSon- Vineet Shivpuri (Director) Vineet Shivpuri
Daughter- Ritu Shivpuri (Actress) Ritu Shivpuri
ParentsFather- Raj Narain Shivpuri
Mother- Raj Naraini Shivpuri

Om Shivpuri


Some Lesser Known Facts About Om Shivpuri

  • Did Om Shivpuri smoke?: Yes [3]Cineplot Om Shivpuri
  • Did Om Shivpuri drink alcohol?: Yes [4]Cineplot
  • Om Shivpuri was a popular Indian actor in Bollywood films, who had contributed to more than 150 films in Hindi cinema. He mostly played character roles and supporting roles in Bollywood films.
  • He belonged to a family of Kashmiri Pandits and started working at All India Radio, in Jaipur,  at a young age.
  • He met Sudha Shivpuri while working at All India Radio, who he married later on in life.
  • He got into the National School of Drama, in Delhi,  through a scholarship and Sudha Shivpuri joined him.

    Om Shivpuri

    Om Shivpuri during his NSD days

  • He went on to become the first chief of the National School of Drama Repertory Company in 1964.
  •  He directed the play written by Girish Karnad, in 1965, which was first staged at the National School of Drama, named “Tuglaq”.
  • Gulzar’s Koshish (1972) was one of his most significant films when he entered Bollywood which helped him bag more roles in the movies.
  • Om Shivpuri was offered Pran’s role in the movie Heer Raanjha (1970) but, he refused to do it.
  • Om Shivpuri was part of thirty-one films with Rajesh Khanna as the lead.
  • Basu Bhattacharya was going to produce a film named “Aadhe Adhure” with Om Shivpuri as the director but that couldn’t happen due to the fallout between them.
  • Om Shivpuri’s daughter Ritu Shivpuri featured as a heroine in Aankhen (1993) alongside, Govinda and Chunky Pandey.

    Ritu Shivpuri

    Ritu Shivpuri and Govinda

  • Om Shivpuri’s wife Sudha Shivpuri is fairly popular among the audience for her role of “Baa” in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
  • For his contribution to Indian theatre and drama, a five-day theatre festival called Om Shivpuri Memorial Drama Festival is conducted every year.