Biography of Amrish Puri

Amrish Puri (1932-2005) was a legendary Indian actor, known for his exceptional talent and versatility in playing various roles, especially those of villains, in the Indian film industry. 
Here’s an overview of his life and career:
Early Life - Acting Career - Memorable Roles - Film journey - Personal Life And Famous Movies of Amrish Puri

Early Life of Amrish Puri:

Amrish Puri was born on June 22, 1932, in Nawanshahr, Punjab, British India (now in Punjab, India). He belonged to a renowned Punjabi family of actors and musicians. His elder brothers, Chaman Puri and Madan Puri, were also actors in the Indian film industry.

Acting Career of Amrish Puri:

Amrish Puri made his acting debut in the late 1960s and went on to become one of the most iconic and respected actors in Indian cinema. He appeared in over 400 films in a career spanning nearly four decades.

Amrish Puri real family photo

Memorable Roles of Amrish Puri:

Amrish Puri was famous for his powerful and menacing portrayals of negative characters. He played memorable roles in numerous Bollywood films. One of his most iconic roles was that of Mogambo, a supervillain in the film “Mr. India” (1987), which became a cult classic.
He collaborated frequently with Indian film directors like Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal, Govind Nihalani, and others, earning acclaim for his roles in parallel cinema as well.

Film journey of Amrish Puri


Amrish Puri
worked in the biggest films of the century. The character of “Babuji” played in Shahrukh Khan’s hit film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” is praised by him everywhere. He has been seen primarily playing the role of Villain in Films.
In Anil Kapoor’s 1987 film, he played the role of “Mogambo”, which is the main villain of the film. In the same film Amrish’s dialogue “Mogambo Happened” is famous in the film world.

International Recognition:

Amrish Puri gained international recognition for his role as Mola Ram, the main antagonist, in the Hollywood film “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984). His performance in this film was widely appreciated.

Legacy of Amrish Puri:

Amrish Puri’s commanding presence, deep voice, and exceptional acting skills made him a beloved figure in Indian cinema. He was not limited to negative roles; he also portrayed various positive characters with equal finesse.

Famous Movies of Amrish Puri

Some of the famous films of the film Amrish Puri, who have entered the world of films from Prem Pujari, include Nishant, Manthan, Gandhi, Mandi, Hero, Kuli, Mary Jung, Nagina, Iron, Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, Ram Lakhan, Data, Tridev, Magicians, wounded, flowers and thorns, Vishvatma, Damini, Karan Arjun, coal etc.

Personal Life and Death of Amrish Puri:

Amrish Puri was married to Urmila Divekar. They had two children: son Rajiv Puri and daughter Namrata Puri.

Tragically, Amrish Puri passed away on January 12, 2005, due to cerebral hemorrhage. He left behind a legacy of outstanding performances and remains one of the most celebrated actors in the history of Indian cinema. His contribution to the film industry continues to be remembered and appreciated by audiences around the world.