Om Prakash was the prima donna of the Hindi Screen character actors.

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Om Prakash was the prima donna of the Hindi Screen character actors. Producers wrote movies based on him. Stars leaned heavily upon his generous measure of talent by insisting that producers sign him up whenever there happened to be a meaty key role in their projects. Shootings were frequently based upon Om Prakash’ dates which, incidentally, were always heavily booked!

He was a versatile actor with over 300 films to his credit. He was good in almost every character he played. He was the comedian, the family man burdened with problems, the munshi, the alcoholic fallen on bad days because of the evil designs of the villain, the nagged husband, the old man in love, the wily politician and the big brother with a heart of gold. He played an assortment of characters with the same ease and had some of the best directors vying for him every time they had a role which they felt only he could play.

This respected artist died of a heart attack on 21 February, 1998, aged 78, leaving behind an unending stream of outstanding performances.

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