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Amrish Puri Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 22 June 1932Nawanshahr, Punjab, India
Date of Death 12 January 2005Mumbai, Maharashtra, India  (brain haemorrhage)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

Spouse (1)

Urmila Divekar (5 January 1957 - 12 January 2005) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

Brother of Madan Puri
He made his debut at the age of almost 40 in 1971 in Reshma and Shera (1972).
He shaved his head for the role of the villian Mola Ram in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). It created such an impression that he kept his head shaved and became one of the most popular villains in Hindi Cinema.
Daughter, Namrata, son, Rajiv.
Uncle of director Ramesh (Ramnesh) Puri. Madan Puri's son.

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