Receives BAFTA nomination for performance in "East Is East"
Ventures into Hollywood for first time on "Wolf"
Wins rave reviews for silent performance in "Aakrosh"
Makes on-screen debut in "Ghashiram Kotwal"
In 2004, Puri was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire, OBE (Honorary) for services to the British Film Industry.
In 2009, Puri's second wife, Nandita, wrote Unusual Hero: Om Puri, a controversial biography which the actor subsequently claimed tarnished his image.