THE RETRO SUPER HIT VILLAN 87TH BIRTHDAY TODAY SIMRAN’S FATHER


SOME AWESOME FACTS ABOUT AMRISH PURI
ü  Amrish Puri entered Bollywood following the footsteps of his two elder brothers, Madan Puri and Chaman Puri, who were already famous for the villainous roles they portrayed
ü  He started working in films at the age of 40
ü  Amrish Puri entered Bollywood following the footsteps of his two elder brothers, Madan Puri and Chaman Puri, who were already famous for the villainous roles they portrayed
ü  Amrish Puri had always been passionate about acting and before coming into films, he acted in various plays at Prithvi Theatre
ü  Some of the films he is remembered for, include, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Mr. India, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Chachi 420, Nayak, and Karan Arjun.
ü  He failed his first screen test, following which he worked with the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)
ü  Amrish Puri has acted in Kannada, Marathi, Hollywood, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films
ü  He was noticed in the movie Hum Paanch in the year 1980
ü  He was a part of around 400 movies
ü  His last movie was Kachchi Sadak in 2006
ü  Between 1980s and 1990s, there was hardly any movie which did not feature him as a villain
ü  Puri has also played the character of Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
ü  It was for Indiana Jones that Puri had his head shaved for the first time
ü  Puri was passionate for hats and had a collection of around 200 hats from all around the world


Amrish Puri Family Tree
Costume designer
 Daughter

 Rajiv Puri
Amrish puri Career

Amrish Puri acted in more than 400 films between 1967 and 2005, and was one of the most successful villains in Bollywood. Puri first came to Mumbai following the footsteps of his elder brothers – Madan Puri and Chaman Puri, who were already established actors known for playing villainous roles. He failed his first screen test, and instead found a job with the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation Ministry of Labour and Employment (ESIC). At the same time, he started performing at the Prithvi Theatre in plays written by Satyadev Dubey. He eventually became well known as a stage actor and won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1979.This theatre recognition soon led to work in television ads and eventually to films at the relatively late age of 40.
Puri went on to work in HindiKannadaMarathi, Hollywood, PunjabiMalayalamTelugu and Tamil films. Though he was successful in many regional films, he is best known for his work in Bollywood cinema.
Through the 1970s, Puri often worked in supporting roles, usually as the henchman of the main villain. He was noticed in the 1980 super-hit movie Hum Paanch in which he played the main villain. After that, he started getting cast as the main villain in other movies. In 1982, Puri played the main villain, Jagavar Choudhary in the Subhash Ghai super-hit film Vidhaata. That same year, he again played the main villain, JK in the movie Shakti starring two legends- Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. Next, in 1983, Subhash Ghai again cast him as the main villain, Pasha in the hit movie Hero. Puri regularly featured in subsequent Subhash Ghai films.
Puri reigned supreme in villainous roles in the 1980s and 1990s. In those decades, there was hardly any Bollywood film that did not feature Puri as a villain. His dominating screen presence and baritone voice made him stand out amongst the other villains of the day.
He is known to international audiences for his roles as Khan in Richard Attenborough‘s Gandhi (1982) and as the main antagonist Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg‘s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). He shaved his head for the role, and it created such an impression that he kept his head shaved. His bald look gave him the flexibility to experiment with different looks as a villain in subsequent movies. Puri and Spielberg shared a great rapport and Spielberg often said in interviews: “Amrish is my favorite villain. The best the world has ever produced and ever will In villainous roles, Puri is best remembered as “Mogambo” in Mr. India, “Jagavar” in Vidhaata, “Thakral” in Meri Jung, “Bhujang” in Tridev, “Balwant Rai” in Ghayal, Barrister Chadda in Damini and “Thakur Durjan Singh” in Karan Arjun. His comic role in Chachi 420, that he acted alongside Kamal Haasan was highly appreciated.
Since the 1990s until his death in 2005, Puri also featured in positive supporting roles in many movies. Some of his notable positive roles are Dilwale Dulhaniya Le JayengePhool Aur KaanteGardishPardesVirasatGhatakChina Gate and Mohabbatein. He received the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor award for Meri Jung and Virasat.


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