Amrish Puri Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Nawanshahr, Jullundur, Punjab, British India
Died in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India  (brain hemorrhage)
Birth NameAmrish Lal Puri

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 Nishant (1975), Bhumika (1977), and Manthan (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 (12)

Brother of Madan Puri
He made his debut at the age of almost 40 in 1971 in Reshma Aur Shera (1971).
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.
Although he was known for playing villains, he was described by co-star Harrison Ford as one of the nicest and kindest actors he had ever worked with.
Son Rajeev is married to Meena. They have two children. Harshvardhan and Sachi.
Daughter Namrata married Shirish Bagwe in 1987. They have two children. Krish and Shantanu.
First cousin of singer K.l. Saigal.
Starred in the shelved film Om Pictures AAKHIRI HATHIYAAR (1999) Starring Niranjan,Sharmili, Amrish Puri,Aruna Irani, Deepak Shirke,Raza Murad, Arjun,Shiva,,Music by Abhiraj, Produced by Mukesh Bansal, Directed by Rakesh Sinha, Mukesh Poonam.
Starred in the shelved film Kumar Mangat Productions KUDRAT KA INSAAF (1990) Starring Aasif Sheikh, Sabeeha, Amrish Puri,Raza Murad,Tej Sapru,Kunika,Aparajita, Produced by Kumar Mangat, Directed by V. Menon.
In the mid 80's Amrish Puri was involved with a married woman named Shobha Rane (Bhavna). She was married to Nitin Salhalkar.

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