Amrish Puri was an Actor. He was an essential figure in the Indian theatre and in the cinema. His full name was Amrish Lal Puri.

He is remembered for portraying iconic villainous characters in Hindi cinema.

He was a well-known actor other than any Indian and international film industry. 

Amrish Puri movies list, age, wife biography

Amrish Puri

For every Indian audience, he is the most remembered for his character as Mogambo in Director Shekhar Kapur’s Hindi films like Mr. India.

And to Western audiences, he is well known as Mola Ram in Hollywood director Steven Spielberg’s film called Indiana Jones and also the Temple of Doom.

Actor Amrish Puri won the three Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actor. 

Amrish Puri was born to his parents namely Nawanshahr to Lala Nihal Chand and Ved Kaur.

He had four siblings, elder brothers Chaman Puri and Madan Puri (both of whom also became actors), his younger brother Harish Puri and elder sister Chandrakanta.

 Amrish Puri early life

Date of Birth/Birthday  22 June 1932 
Age  72 Years (at the time of death) 
Birthplace  Nawanshahr, Punjab, India 
Hometown  Nawanshahr, Punjab, India 
Nationality  Indian 
Religion  Hindu 
Zodiac Sign/Star Sign  Cancer 
Debut  Prem Pujari 

Amrish Puri height, weight & physical appearance 

Height  in Feet-Inches – 5’ 10” in meters – 1.78 m in centimeters – 178 cm 
Weight (approx.)  in Kilograms – 80 kg in Pounds – 176 lbs 
Body Measurements  33 – 26 – 34 Inches 
Eye Color  Brown 
Hair Color  White 

Amrish Puri family members and relatives 

Father  Lala Nihal Chand Puri 
Mother  Ved Kaur 
Brother  Chaman Puri, Madan Puri, Harish Puri 
Sister  Chandrakanta 
Wife/Spouse  Urmila Diveker 
Children  Son: Rajiv 

Daughter: Namrata 

Amrish Puri affairs, boyfriends & marital status 

Marital Status  Married 
Affairs/Boyfriends  Not Known 
Current Relationship Status  Married 

Amrish Puri education and school, college 

He graduated from the college of B.M. College in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. 

Educational Qualification  Graduate 
School  N/A 
College/ University  B. M. College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 

Amrish Puri’s career

When actor Amrish puri reached Mumbai his brother Madan Puri was already a well-known actor.

He is known for acting in villain roles. Actor Amrish failed his first screen test and had to find a job with the Life Insurance Corporation.

Actor Amrish Puri also acted in Hollywood movies like Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom. 

Meanwhile, he started performing at the Prithvi Theatre, in the plays written by writer Satyadev Dubey.

Then, eventually, he became a well-known Stage actor and also won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in the year 1979.

His theatre succes will soon lead to work in television advertisements and finally to films at the age of 40. 

He also went on to work in many of the languages Hindi, Kannada, Hollywood, Punjabi, Telugu, and Tamil movies.

Though he was a successful actor in all of these industries. 

Actor Amrish Puri is best known for his works in Bollywood cinema. He has acted in over four hundred movies.

His most important screen presence and deep loud voice made him stand out amongst a sea of actors in the cinema. 

Amrish Puri Favorites Things/Like & Dislike 

Favorite Actors  Not Availabel 
Favorite Actresses  Not Availabel 
Favorite Singers  K. L. Saigal, Kishore Kumar 
Favorite Colors  N/A 
Favorite Food  N/A 
Favorite Movies  N/A 
Favorite Songs  N/ 
Food Habit  N/A 
Hobbies  Making A Collection of Hats, Travelling, Listening to Indian Music 

Amrish Puri Networth

Net Worth  US $ 20 million 

Amrish Puri’s marriage & personal life

He married Urmila Divekar on the year 5 January 1957, at the Shri Krishna Temple in Wadala.

The couple has two children, namely son Rajeev Puri and a daughter Namrata Puri.

His son Rajeev is a businessman in the profession. He has four grandchildren, Sachi, Harsh Vardhan, Shantanu Bagwe, and Krish Bagwe.

His daughter-in-law, Meena, is a professional physiotherapist. 

Amrish Puri had a hobby of collecting hats and buying a hat or two on every trip abroad.

He had a collection of over 200 hats from across the world. Amrish Puri was a very religious person by the heart and also he was a Lord Shiva’s devotee. 

Amrish Puri’s Death

He died in Mumbai in the year 2005. He was suffered from a brain hemorrhage at the age of 72.

His autobiography is known as  The Act of Life was published in the year 2006 and it is seen as the document of the cinema of his times. 

Some of His most popular Dialogues and Films

He acted the evil role of Mogambo, who supported his underlings with the famous phrase like Mogambo khush hua.

This phrase became very famous among the fans and it remains one of his most famous dialogues ever. 

Amrish became attached to Hindi films in the years of1980s and playing mostly villainous characters.

He also went on to play many positive supporting famous roles like Baldev Singh in the Indian blockbuster movie called Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in the year 1995. 

Amrish is best known to the international audiences for his characters like Khan in the film called Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi in the year 1982.

The main villain Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg’s movies known as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in the year1984. 

He was a very popular and tremendous actor of all time. He was still remembered for his roles and dialogues which he gave on his every movie.

Actor Amrish Puri is an amazing actor with the passion to born from a filmy background.

He is an actor who was not only acted in the Bollywood industry.

But he was acted in South Indian films and Hollywood films too. 

He was a great name in the history of Indian Cinema. 

So, this is the essential information on the topic of Actor Amrish Puri with his Biography. 

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