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Amrish Puri (1932–2005)


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 ... See full bio »

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 2006 Kachchi Sadak
Hasan Kairanvi
 2005 Kisna: The Warrior Poet
Bhairon Singh
 2004 Woh Tera Naam Tha
Ustad Samad Khan
 2004 Hulchul
Angar Chand
 2004 Aitraaz
Ranjit Roy
 2004 Taarzan: The Wonder Car
Kartar Singh / Baa Ji
 2004 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Colonel Dugraj Singh
 2004 Garv: Pride and Honour
Police Commssioner Samar Singh
 2004 Lakshya
Brig Gen. Gautam Puri
 2004 Dev
Chief Minister Bhandarker
 2004 Police Force: An Inside Story
Mr. Pandey
 2004/II Surya
Thakur
 2003 Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa
Brig. Sarfaroz Khan
 2003 Out of Control
Jatta Singh Bedi
 2003 Jaal: The Trap
Major Amrish Kaul
 2003 The Hero: Love Story of a Spy
I.S.I Chief Ishak Khan
 2003/I Khushi
Vir Bhadra Singh
 2002 Rishtey
Yashpal Chaudhary
 2002 Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani
Sadhu (sage)
 2002 Baba
Tantrik
 2002 Shararat
Prajapati
 2002 Badhaai Ho Badhaai
Mr. Chaddha
 2002 Badmaash No.1
 2001 Nayak: The Real Hero
Balraj Chauhan (Chief Minister)
 2001 Yaadein...
Jagdish Kumar Malhotra
 2001 Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
Ashraf Ali
 2001 Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai
Balram Singh (Tau of Karan)
 2001 Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
Kailashnath Malhotra
 2001 Censor
Pandit Shiv Prasad (Censor Board Member)
 2001 Zubeidaa
Suleiman Seth
 2001 On Wings of Fire
Nihavand ruler
 2000 Mohabbatein
Maj. Gen. Khanna
 2000 Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke
Yogvendra 'Yogi' Grewal
 2000 Ek Ajooba
Guruji
 2000 Badal
ACP Ranjeet Singh
 1999 Kaala Samrajya
Kaalkeshwar Singh
 1999 Thakshak
Nahar Singh (Ishaan's father)
 1999 Gair
C.K. Oberoi
 1999 Baadshah
Suraj Singh Thaper
 1999 Taal
Jagmohan Mehta
 1999 Jai Hind
Ret. Col. Mohandas
 1999 Zulmi
Balraj Dutt
 1999 Aarzoo
Dayashankar
 1999 Lal Baadshah
Thakur Dhayal Singh
 1998 China Gate
Col. Kewal Krishan Puri
 1998 Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge!
Voice on the phone with Tiger
 1998 Doli Saja Ke Rakhna
Jojo Pinto
 1998 Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate
Mr. Abhyankar
 1998 Barood
Mr. Singhal
 1998 Salaakhen
Jaspal Rana
 1998 Sham Ghansham
Collector Bhim Singh
 1997 Himalay Putra
Malhotra, Seema's father (special appearance)
 1997 Itihaas
Balwant
 1997 Nirnayak
Pradhan Des Pandey
 1997 Virasat
Raja Thakur
 1997 Chachi 420
Durgaprasad Bhardwaj
 1997 Pardes
Kishorilal
 1997 Tarazu
Appa Rao
 1997 Mahaanta: The Film
Seth. Kedar Nath
 1997 Koyla
Raja Saab
 1997 Khiladi No 1
 1996 Jaan
Police Commisioner Suryadev Singh
 1996 Kala Pani
Mirza Khan
 1996 Sardari Begum
Hemraj
 1996 Ghatak: Lethal
Shambu Nath
 1996 Beqabu
ACP Amritlal Bakshi
 1996 Diljale
Dara
 1996 Jeet
Gajraj Choudhary
 1996 Tu Chor Main Sipahi
Thakur Gajendra Singh
 1996 Vijeta
D.I.G. Jagdish Chaudhary
 1995 Kartavya
Thakur Ugranarayan Singh
 1995 Oh Darling Yeh Hai India
Don Qixote
 1995 Paappi Devataa
Ratan Seth
 1995 Haqeeqat
ACP. Shivcharan
 1995 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Chaudhry Baldev Singh
 1995 Gundaraj
Police Inspector
 1995 Hulchul
Shobraj
 1995 Prem
Vanraja
 1995 Maidan-E-Jung
Thakur Ranvir Singh 'Daata Guru'
 1995 Jai Vikraanta
Thakur Jaswant Singh
 1995 Karan Arjun
Thakur Durjan Singh
 1994 Paramaatma
Chaudhry Rudranarayan
 1994 Tejasvini
Lala Khurana
 1994 Droh Kaal
IGP Pathak
 1994 Pehla Pehla Pyar
Hukum Singh
 1994 Elaan
Ramakant Chaudhry
 1994 Mawali Raj
 1993 Sangram
Thakur Surajbhan Singh Kanwar
 1993 The Seventh Horse of the Sun
Mahesar Dalal
 1993 Gardish
Purshotam Kashinath Sathe
 1993 Damini - Lightning
Indrajit Chaddha (Scheming Lawyer)
 1993 Kundan
Thakur Shamsher Singh
 1993 Divya Shakti
Tau
 1992 Ashwamedham
 1992 Time Machine
 1992 Muskurahat
Former Justice Gopichand Verma
 1992 Tahalka
General Dong
 1992 Deewana
Dhirendra Pratap
 1992 Zindagi Ek Juaa
Bhalla
 1992 Vansh
Vilasrao Chaudhary
 1992 Vishwatma
Azghar Jurhad
 1992 I Love You
 1991 Kohraam
 1991 Mast Kalandar
Raja Sahab
 1991 Numbri Aadmi
Rana
 1991 Shikari: The Hunter
Nahar Singh
 1991 Thalapathi
Kalivardhan
 1991 Phool Aur Kaante
Nageshwar
 1991 Dharam Sankat
Jagira
 1991 Aditya 369
Raja Varma
 1991 Saudagar
Chuniya
 1991 Ajooba
Vazir-E-Alla
 1991 Benaam Badsha
Jaikal
 1991 Iraada
 1991 Jigarwala
Dhurjan Singh
 1991 Trinetra
Singhania
 1990 Jeene Do
Thakur Sher Bahadur Singh
 1990 Kaaranama
 1990 Kishen Kanhaiya
Lala Gendamal
 1990 Muqaddar Ka Badshaah
Vikral Singh
 1990 Tejaa
Jarahwar
 1990 Doodh Ka Karz
Chhotey Thakur Raghuvir Singh
 1990 Aaj Ka Arjun
Thakur Bhupendra Singh
 1990 Ghayal
Balwant Rai
 1990 Naaka Bandi
Mangal Singh / Santhal
 1990 Haatim Tai
 1990 Kondaveeti Donga
Gadra
 1990 Thangamalai Thirudan
Villain
 1990 Vidrohi
 1989 Mera Farz
 1989/I Mujrim
Khan
 1989 Nafrat Ki Aandhi
Chandidas Khurana
 1989 Nigahen: Nagina Part II
Bhairon Nath (voice, uncredited)
 1989 Ram Lakhan
Bhishambar Nath
 1989 Aag Se Khelenge
Zakha
 1989 Jaadugar
Mahaprabhu Jagatsagar Chintamani
 1989 Hisaab Khoon Ka
Ranvir Pushp
 1989 Batwara
Hanumant Singh
 1989 Tridev
Bhujang / Bhairav Singh
 1989 Na-Insaafi
Billa
 1989 Daata
Gopaldas / G.D. Sarang
 1989 Ilaaka
Nagar
 1989 Farz Ki Jung
Jai Kishan (JK)
 1989 Do Qaidi
K.K.
 1989 Suryaa: An Awakening
Gangadhar Choudhary
 1989 Jurrat
Kama
 1988 Aakhari Poratam
Anantananda Swamy
 1988 Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi
Thakur Hansraj Singh
 1988 Hamara Khandaan
Chandraprakash Singh (Vishal's dad)
 1988 Mar Mitenge
Ajit Singh
 1988 Saazish
Diwan
 1988 Yateem
Dacoit Pukhiya 'Dadhu'
 1988 Dayavan
Inspector Ratan Singh
 1988 Janam Janam
Yuvraj Thakur Balbir Singh
 1988 Rukhsat
Jagdish Chopra
 1988 Commando
Marcelloni
 1988 Mohabbat Ke Dushman
Shahbaaz Khan
 1988 Waaris
Dulla K. Singh
 1988 Shahenshah
J.K (uncredited)
 1988 Hum Farishte Nahin
Pashrutam Das / Din Dayal
 1987 Dil Tujhko Diya
Mohla
 1987 Inaam Dus Hazaar
Captain S.P Singh
 1987 Jawab Hum Denge
Seth Dhanraj
 1987 Sher Shivaji
 1987 Param Dharam
Shamshera
 1987 Sadak Chhap
Dharamdas, MP
 1987 Hawalaat
Seth Dharam Das
 1987 Mr India
Mogambo
 1987 Dance Dance
Raja Bahadur A.M. Singh
 1987 Madadgaar
Sunita's Mama
 1987 Dadagiri
Bhanupratap Singh
 1987 Loha
Sher 'Shera' Singh
 1987 Khazana
Narrator (uncredited)
 1986 Mera Dharam
Thakur Digvijay Singh
 1986 Nagina
Bhairon Nath
 1986 Naseeb Apna Apna
Bhim Singh
 1986 Ricky
 1986 Ek Aur Sikander
Sher Khan
 1986 Asli Naqli
Durjan Singh
 1986 Samundar
Raiszada Narsingh
 1986 Begaana
A.P. Lall
 1986 Janbaaz
Rana Vikram Singh
 1986 Sultanat
Razoulli Al-Jabber Al-Nasser
 1986 Aap Ke Saath
Persha
 1986 Kaanch Ki Deewar
Bhoop Singh
 1986 Pyar Ho Gaya
Sapna's Father
 1985 Aghaat
Chakradev
 1985 Karmyudh
Sohanlal Puri
 1985 Paisa Yeh Paisa
Jugal
 1985 Patthar Dil
Rana Surajbhan Singh
 1985 Phaansi Ke Baad
Damodar Seth
 1985 Teri Meherbaniyan
Thakur Vijay Singh
 1985 Meri Jung
G.D. Thakral
 1985 Zabardast
Balram Singh
 1985 Mohabbat
Choudhury
 1985 Aaj Ke Sholey
Balbir Gupta
 1985 Prem Yudh
 1984 Bandh Honth
 1984 Party
Doctor
 1984 Yeh Desh
Dhuliya
 1984 Zakhmi Sher
Swami Kashinath Singh
 1984 Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki
Udaybhan Singh
 1984 Jhutha Sach
Gorka
 1984 Awaaz
Mulchand Malhotra
 1984 Jagir
Lakhan Singh / Thakur Suryapratap Singh
 1984 Duniya
Balwant Singh Kalra
 1984 Gangvaa
Special Appearance
 1984 Insaaf Kaun Karega
Bhanupratap
 1984 Mashaal
S.K. Vardhan
 1984 Aakhir
 1984 Bhool
 1983 Bekhabar
 1983 Haadsaa
R.K. Chakravarty
 1983/II Hero
Pasha
 1983 Mandi
Darvish
 1983 Ardh Satya
Faujdar Velankar
 1983/I Coolie
John D'Costa
 1983 Andhaa Kanoon
Mr. Ram Gupta
 1983 Nishaan
 1982 Main Intequam Loonga
Goverdhan Das 'G.D.'
 1982 Sugandh
 1982 Vijeta
Chief Instructor Verghese
 1982 Vidhaata
Jagawar Chaudhary
 1982 Gandhi
Khan
 1982 Johny I Love You
Zalim Singh
 1982 Shakti
J.K. 'JK' Verma
 1982 Aadat Se Majboor
Agnihotri (aka Joginder Singh)
 1982 Ashanti
Raja Bhishm Bahadur Singh
 1982 Apna Bana Lo
Mr. Joshi
 1981 Nai Imarat
 1981 Be-Shaque
Gopal
 1981 Naseeb
Don
 1981 Krodhi
Madhavan
 1980 Maan Abhiman
Mathuraprasad Choudhary
 1980 Patthar Se Takkar
Dr. Anand
 1980 Hum Paanch
Vir Pratap Singh
 1980 Dostana
Balwant Singh
 1980 Gehrayee
Tantric Magician
 1980 Qurbani
Rakka
 1980 Aakrosh
Public Prosecutor Dushane
 1980 Chann Pardesee
Joginder Singh
 1979 Iqraar
 1979 Lakhan
 1979 Naiyya
Pannalal
 1979 Sawan Ko Aane Do
Chandrika's dad
 1979 Jaani Dushman
Man who kidnapped Geeta (Bride)
 1979 Hamare Tumhare
General Manager
 1978 Bandie
Anand
 1978 Kondura (The Sage from the Sea)
Bhairavmoorthy / Kondura
 1977 Alibaba Marjinaa
Jabbar
 1977 Gyaniji
 1977 Paapi
Michael (voice, uncredited)
 1977 Sat Sri Akal
 1977 Bhumika: The Role
Vinayak Kale
 1977 Immaan Dharam
Dharam Dayal
 1976 The Churning
Mishraji
 1975 The Bandit
 1975 Night's End
Eldest Zamindar
 1975 Salaakhen
Master
 1973/I Forest
Chandre Gowda
 1973 Sone Ke Haath
 1972 Reshma and Shera
Rehmat Khan
 1971 Hulchul
Public Prosecutor
 1970 Prem Pujari
Jerry
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