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  • Amrish Puri Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

    Updated On : June 22, 2019

    Other Name: Amrish Lal Puri
    Other Professions: Theatre Actor
    Appearance: Bollywood Hollywood Telugu Marathi Kannada Tamil Malayalam Punjabi

    Amrish Puri Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

    Amrish Puri was 72 years, 6 months & 20 days old age.

    Short Biography

    Amrish Puri was born on 22-06-1932 in Nawanshahr, Punjab, British India. He was an Indian Film & Theatre Actor, who was best known for playing negative roles and supporting roles. In a career spanning 35 years, he has been a part of numerous iconic films such as Mr. India, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom among several others.

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    Amrish Puri Complete Bio & Career

    Amrish Puri always dreamt of becoming a Hindi film hero and in 1954, he was rejected after a screen test. And what a failure it was, as Mr. Puri went on to claim the title of most credible and most renowned villains of Hindi cinema. Mr. Puri made his acting debut with the film Prem Pujari, as a Henchman in Church in 1970. It took him a decade to get noticed and it was with the film Qurbani and Hum Paanch that he finally made it big. He then starred as a lead villain in 1982 release Vidhaata. His performance was well received and with that, he earned himself recognition among best villains of Bollywood. His most unforgettable role came in 1987 with the film Mr. India. His dialogue “Mogambo Khush Hua” is still remembered. He made a name for himself with the Hollywood film, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. His role of Mola Ram was heavily praised. During the 1990s until his demise in mid-2000, Puri appeared in positive supporting roles in films such as  Phool Aur Kaante, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Pardes, Gardish, Ghatak, Virasat and China Gate to name a few. In a career which lasted three and a half decades, Mr. Puri acted in more than 400 films.
    Amrish Puri in his decaorated career became not just the most sought after actor but has left behind a big void to fill. In addition to Hindi, he also acted in all south Indian language films and Marathi film as well. He was last seen in Kisna: The Warrior Poet which released in 2005. He was honoured with a Google Doole on his 87th birth anniversay. He let back the early setback in his career go by and became one of the most successful actors Bollywood has ever seen.

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    Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

    Amrish Puri died on 12-01-2005 around 07:30 AM at the age of 72, in Mumbai, the state of Maharashtra, India. He died due to cerebral haemorrhage disease resulting from myelodysplastic syndrome complications which are related to blood. He was already admitted to P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai.

    12 January, 2005 (Sunday) Mumbai, Maharashtra India

    Amrish Puri Family, Relatives and Other Relations

    He was born to Ved Kaur and Nihal Singh Puri. He had a sister named Chandrakanta Mehra and three brothers named Harish Singh PuriChaman PuriMadan Puri. His brothers Chaman & Madan also were a well-known actor in Bollywood. He was married to Urmila Diveker from 1957 to 2005 (till his death). Together they had a son named Rajiv Puri and a daughter named Namrata Puri (Costume Designer). Bollywood singer K. L. Saigal was his 1st cousin.

    Life's Important Dates Of Amrish Puri

    Body Measurements

    Skin Colour Fair
    Eye Colour Brown
    Hair Colour White

    Personal Info

    Home Town Nawanshahr, Jalandhar, Punjab, British India
    Nationality Indian
    Religion Hindu
    Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    School N/A
    College B.M. College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
    Qualification Graduate
    Hobbies Dancing, Listening Music, Travelling
    Marital Status Married
    Debut Bollywood - Prem Pujari (1970)
    Kannada - Kaadu (1973)
    Punjabi - Sat Shri Akaal (1977)
    Telugu - Kondara (1978)
    English - Gandhi (1982)
    Tamil - Thalapathi (1991)
    Malayalam - Kala Pani (1996)
    Best Movies Meri Jung (1985), Mr. India (1987), Saudagar (1991), Tahalka (1992), and Karan Arjun (1995) among others
    Salary N/A
    Net Worth $12 Million
    Official Website N/A


    Favorite Color Black, Blue, White
    Favorite Sport Cricket
    Favorite Actress Madhuri Dixit
    Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
    Favorite Film Director Subhash Ghai
    Favorite Singer Kishore Kumar
    Favorite Place London, Paris
    Favorite Music Director S.D. Burman, R.D. Burman

    Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Amrish Puri

    • Amrish Puri had always been passionate about acting and before coming into films, he acted in various plays at Prithvi Theatre.
    • He earned a lot of recognition as a stage actor and even won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1979.
    • Amrish Puri's first full-fledged celluloid role was in the Marathi movie Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe, in which he played a blind man singing in a railway compartment.
    • Amrish Puri portrayed the character of Mola Ram, a Thuggee priest in Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
    • In one of his interviews, Spielberg commented, "Amrish is my favorite villain - The best the world has ever produced and ever will."
    • Amrish Puri had a passion for hats and had a collection of nearly 200 gathered from across the globe.