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Om Prakash


Om Prakash (born Om Prakash Chibber 19 December 1919 – 21 February 1998) was an Indian film actor.[1] He was born in Jammu as Om Prakash Chibber and went on to become a well-known character actor in Hindi Cinema. His most well-known movies are Namak Halaal (1982), Gopi (1970), Hulchul (1971) and Sharaabi (1984).


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, Gopi, 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 in the movie. His role in Gopi with Dilip Kumar is considered the best in terms of acting. Critics still think he gave a 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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Khandan as Jeevandas Ramswaroop Lal