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Om Prakash

Born:19 Dec 1919
Died:21 Feb 1998

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Om Prakash Bakshi, simply known as Om Prakash, was born on 19 December 1919, in Lahore. He was fascinated by theatre, music and films. He started learning classical music when he was just 12 years of age and was recognised as a master in no time. He joined All India Radio in 1937 on a monthly salary of Rs 25. He was known as “Fateh Din”, a radio personality, and his programmes made him popular all over Lahore and Punjab. One day at a wedding, the well-known film-maker Dalsukh Pancholi spotted Om Prakash and asked him to see him in his Lahore office. Pancholi gave Om Prakash his first break as an actor in a film called Daasi. He was paid only Rs 80 but the film earned him the widespread recognition. It was his first major role but he had already played a bit role in Sharif Badmash, ...By Divya» read full biography

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Om Prakash and Amitabh shared a nice chemistry. Starting from D'Silva in Zanjeer, Jijjaji in Chupke Chupke, they did 8 movies together. Alaap (AdvocateTriloki Prasad), Do aur Do Paanch (Ustaad), Lawaris (Dr. Goel), Namak Halal (Daddu/Dasrath Singh). Best of the lot and the last movie from this combo was Sharaabi (Munshi ji). Another movie by them in pre-zanjeer era which also was highly praised by critics is Parwana.By Amitava Sengupta

Om Prakash joined All India Radio in 1937 on a monthly salary of Rs 25. He was known as "Fateh Din", a radio personality and his programmes made him popular all over Lahore and Punjab.By Amitava Sengupta

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