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Omkar Das Manikpuri

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Occupation  Actor
Years active  2012–present

Name  Omkar Manikpuri
Role  Film actor
Omkar Das Manikpuri Omkar Das Manikpuri amp Salman KhanPEEPLI Live Special
Born  1971 (age 43–44)Brindanagar, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh,
Nominations  Asian Film Award for Best Newcomer, Star Guild Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role
Movies  Peepli Live, Bumper Draw, Munna Mange Memsaab, Aalaap, Pizza
Similar People  Malaika Shenoy, Shalini Vatsa, Raghubir Yadav, Farukh Jaffer, Anusha Rizvi

Biography Of Omkar Das Manikpuri | Actor| ओमकार दास मानिकपुरी| Peepli Live| नत्था| AR Live

Omkar Das Manikpuri (born 1970) is an Indian stage and film actor, native of Brindanagarm, currently residing in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, who has been a member of folk-theatre doyen Habib Tanvir's, the Naya Theatre company for several years. He made his Hindi film debut as a male lead in Aamir Khan productions' Peepli Live (2010).


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Omkar das manikpuri at mahurat song recording of the film chaturnath part 2

Early life

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Omkar Das Manikpuri was born and brought up in village near Bhilai in Durg district, Chhattisgarh, where he studied till fifth grade in school, when the death of his father forced him to join a village folk-theatre troupe, Mandali. He shifted to Brindanagar (Ward No. 20) in Bhilai in 1981.


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Omkar Das started his career at the age of 17, as a performer in the local form of folk theatre called Nacha and joined an itinerant village theatre group. Performing often in makeshift and open air stages he honed his skills as a singer, dancer, mimic and a stand-up comic. Afterwards he joined Naya Theatre as an actor, founded by Habib Tanvir in Bhopal. With them he has performed, in India and abroad, such timeless classics as Agra Bazaar, Charandas Chor, and Kamdev ka Apna Basant Ritu ka Sapna and Sadak. It was during a performance of the popular play Charandas Chor in Bhopal, that he was spotted by Rizvi and Mahmood Farooqui, the co-director of the film, which led to him auditioning for the film in Bhopal.

Subsequently, he made his film debut in Bollywood with Aamir Khan productions' Peepli Live (2010), where he played the main lead. Initially he had auditioned for a minor role of Machua, but later he was given the lead of Natha, which was till then reportedly to be played by Aamir Khan himself. His upcoming projects include two Chhattisgarhi films and a Chhattisgarhi folk music album. In 2014, he acted in Ebn-E-Batuta directed by Varun Middha, which was released on 4 April 2014. He is currently playing the role of Jagannath in the television series Santoshi Maa since November 2015. he recently played an important character in rajasthani critically aclaimed film taawdo the sunlight 2017, written and directed by vijay suthar

Personal life

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His seven-member family including three kids, his mother, brother and three children stay in Bhilai's Brindanagar area (Ward no. 20).


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