Amrish Puri

Amrish Puri is one of India's most recognizable stage and Bollywood film actors, having appeared in over four hundred films. While working a day job at an insurance corporation, Puri began performing in local theater ... Read more »
Born: 06/21/1932 in Nawanshahr, Punjab, IN

Filmography

Actor (32)

Aarzoo 2014 (Movie)

Dayashankar (Actor)

Prem Pujari 2014 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Vijeta 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kisna 2005 (Movie)

Bhairon Singh (Actor)

Mujhse Shaadi Karogi 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Khushi 2003 (Movie)

Vir Bhadra Singh (Actor)

The Hero: Love Story of a Spy 2003 (Movie)

Ishaa Khan (Actor)

Zubeidaa 2001 (Movie)

Suleiman Seth (Actor)

Mohabbatein 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Taal 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sardari Begum 1997 (Movie)

Hemraj (Actor)

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The Loving Will Carry the Bride) 1995 (Movie)

Chaudhry Baldev Singh (Actor)

Elaan 1994 (Movie)

Ramakant Chaudhry (Actor)

Major Chandrakanth 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Aditya 369 1991 (Movie)

Raja Varma (Actor)

Phool Aur Kaante 1991 (Movie)

Nageshwar (Actor)

Janbaaz 1986 (Movie)

Rana Vikram Singh (Actor)

Tamas 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Aghaat 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 (Movie)

Mola Ram (Actor)

Mandi 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mashaal 1984 (Movie)

S.K. Vardhan (Actor)

Ardh Satya 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gandhi 1982 (Movie)

Kahn (Actor)

Hum Paanch 1980 (Movie)

Vir Pratap Singh (Actor)

Aakrosh 1979 (Movie)

Dussane (Actor)

Anugraham 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bhumika 1976 (Movie)

Vinayak Kale (Actor)

Chhatrabhang 1975 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Manthan 1975 (Movie)

Mishraji (Actor)

Kaadu 1972 (Movie)

Chandre Gowda (Actor)

Biography

Amrish Puri is one of India's most recognizable stage and Bollywood film actors, having appeared in over four hundred films. While working a day job at an insurance corporation, Puri began performing in local theater productions, eventually becoming a well-known actor in works by playwright Satyadev Dubey. He was almost 40 when he made his film debut in "Prem Pujari" (1970) alongside his brother Madan Puri. Puri worked through out the 1970s and 1980s, appearing mainly in Hindi films where he become known for his villainous characters. His role as the supervillian Mogambo in the Bollywood science fiction film "Mr. India" (1987) is one of his most iconic performances and audiences have made his line "Mogambo khush hua" ("Mogambo is pleased") one of the most quoted lines in Indian cinema. Puri's other defining role came when Steven Spielberg cast him as the dramatic Thuggee leader Mola Ram in the international blockbuster "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (1984). The role required him to shave his head, a look he kept for many years after. He went on to appear in films like the marriage drama "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" (1995) and the culture clash drama "Pardes" (1997), and acted in Punjabi, Telegu and Tamil films throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Puri died in Mumbai, India on January 12, 2005.

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