Amrish Puri

  • Birthday: 22. June 1932
  • Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab Province, British India
  • Awards: 1968: Maharashtra State Drama Competition, 1979: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Theatre, 1986: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, Meri Jung, 1991: Maharashtra State Gaurav Puraskar, 1994: Sydney Film Festival, Best Actor Award – Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda, 1994: Singapore International Film Festival, Best Actor Award – Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda, 1997: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Ghatak, 1997: Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor – Ghatak, 1998: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award- Virasat, 1998: Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor – Virasat

Biography

Believe it or not, Amrish Puri wanted to become a Bollywood movie hero but failed a screen test in 1954. And what a failure it was! Mr. Puri went on to become one of the most renowned and credible villains in the history of Indian cinema. His most memorable and often quoted role is the character of 'Mogambo' (with the catchphrase "Mogambo Khush Hua"). It is still remembered fondly from Mr India (1987). Shyam Benegal cast him in movies such as Night's End (1975), Bhumika: The Role (1977), and The Churning (1976). Yash Chopra cast him in Mashaal (1984), the same year that Steven Spielberg cast him in his best-known role outside of India, as Mola Ram in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). His elder brother is none other than Bollywood actor Madan Puri. Amrish Puri died in Mumbai on January 12, 2005, due to a brain hemorrhage.


Movies

1979 - Jaani Dushman
1974 - Aahat - Ek Ajeeb Kahani
1980 - Aakrosh
1986 - Aap Ke Saath
1985 - Aghaat
1991 - Ajooba
1977 - Alibaba Marjinaa
1983 - Andha Kanoon
1983 - Ardh Satya
1982 - Ashanti
1986 - Asli Naqli
1986 - Asli Naqli
1984 - Awaaz
1989 - Batwara
Benaam Badsha
1977 - Bhumika
1988 - Commando
Daata
1987 - Dadagiri
1993 - Damini
1987 - Dance Dance
1988 - Dayavan
1992 - Deewana - 1992
1991 - Dharam Sankat
Dil Tujhko Diya
1993 - Divya Shakti
1990 - Doodh Ka Karz
1980 - Dostana
1986 - Dosti Dushmani
1994 - Drohkaal
1984 - Duniya
1986 - Ek Aur Sikander
1994 - Elaan
1988 - Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswati
1984 - Gangvaa
1993 - Gardish
1980 - Gehrayee
1990 - Ghayal
1979 - Hamare Tumhare
1990 - Hatim Tai - 1990
1987 - Hawalaat
1973 - Hindustan Ki Kasam
1989 - Hisaab Khoon Ka
1971 - Hulchul
1980 - Hum Paanch
I Love You - 1992
1977 - Immaan Dharam
1979 - Jaani Dushman - 1979
1984 - Jagir
1986 - Janbaaz
1991 - Jigarwala
1982 - Johny I Love You
1978 - Junoon
1986 - Kaanch Ki Deewar
1990 - Kaarnama
1981 - Kalyug
1985 - Karm Yudh
Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki
1990 - Kishen Kanhaiya
1978 - Kondura
1981 - Krodhi
Loha
1986 - Maa Ki Saugandh
1987 - Madadgaar
1982 - Main Intequam Loonga
1976 - Manthan
1988 - Mar Mitenge
1984 - Mashaal
Mera Dharam
1985 - Meri Jung
1985 - Mohabbat
1988 - Mohabbat Ke Dushman
1987 - Mr. India
1992 - Muskurahat
1986 - Nagina
1979 - Naiyya
1981 - Naseeb
1981 - Naseeb
1975 - Nishant
1976 - Nishant
1991 - Numbri Aadmi
Paisa Yeh Paisa
1987 - Param Dharam
1991 - Phool Aur Kaante
1970 - Prem Pujari
1980 - Qurbani
1989 - Ram Lakhan
1971 - Reshma Aur Shera
1988 - Rukhsat
1988 - Saazish - 1988
1987 - Sadak Chhap
1975 - Salaakhen
1993 - Sangraam
1979 - Sawan Ko Aane Do
1988 - Shahenshah
1982 - Shakti
Shikari The Hunter
Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda
1990 - Tejaa
1985 - Teri Meherbaniyan
1991 - Thalapathi
1989 - Tridev
1991 - Trinetra
1982 - Vidhaata
1982 - Vijeta
1992 - Vishwatma
1988 - Waaris
1988 - Yateem
1984 - Yeh Desh
1985 - Zabardast
1984 - Zakhmi Sher
1992 - Zindagi Ek Juaa