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Actor Amrish Puri “Best villain in the world”

Actor Amrish Puri “Best villain in the world” was born on 22 June 1932, in Punjab and died on 12 January 2005 in Mumbai. Several Indian actors have made their mark internationally. He was one of the first Indian Bollywood actors to acted in a globally successful Hollywood film. He acted in Director Steven Spielberg’s movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. In the movie, Amrish Puri played the villain Mola Ram the movie was released in the year 1984.

Actor Amrish Puri "Best villain in the world"
Actor Amrish Puri “Best villain in the world”

Amrish Lal Puri was a representative Indian actor who performed principally in villain roles in Hindi cinema. His most recognized and cherished characters are Mogambo in Mr. India movie which was released in 1987 and Mola Ram in the Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom which was released in the year 1984.

He played complex character roles and was well celebrated as a villain in negative roles. His extraordinary deep-toned voice, the capacity to increase his eyes broadly literally out of their eyelids during thrilling scenes, and thumping great acting characteristic made him an impressive villain in even the common sensational movies.

When Amrish entered the dream city Mumbai his brother Madan Puri was already an established and well-known actor. At the beginning of his acting dream career, Amrish neglected his first screen test and had to work a job with LIC.

Actor Amrish Puri in some of his villain roles
Actor Amrish Puri in some of his villain roles

Meanwhile, he commenced acting at the Prithvi Theatre, in shows written by famous Indian playwriter Satyadev Dubey. He ultimately became recognized as a stage performer and won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in the year 1979 for his amazing performance. This theatre recognition soon managed for him to work in television advertisements and finally in movies. He began his Bollywood movie career at the age of 40. He has performed in beyond four hundred films. His predominant screen appearance and booming and thunderous voice made him endure excuse amongst a sea of artists.

Puri made his preeminent acting debut with Dev Anand’s movie Prem Pujari, as a little role of a Follower in Church the movie was released in the year 1970. It got him a decade to become remarked and it was with the film Qurbani and Hum Paanch that he eventually made it big in the Hindi film industry. He then was cast as a leading villain in the movie Vidhaata which was released in the year 1982. His act was well entertained and with his remarkable performance, he received himself an honor of the best villains of Bollywood.

Actor Amrish Puri in movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Actor Amrish Puri in movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

His most unforgettable and exceptional performance came with the film Mr. India which was released in 1987. His dialogue “Mogambo Khush Hua” is still cherished and remembered among his fans. His role in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was praised well and his dialogue “Ja Simran … ja jeele apni zindagi … ja beta ja.” He made a name for himself in the Hollywood film industry too. He worked in Director Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom which was released in the year 1984.

In a career that lasted three and a half decades, Mr. Puri performed in more than 400 films which is an ultimate accomplishment. Amrish Puri died on 12 January 2005 at the age of 72, in Mumbai. Google honored him with a Google Doodle on his 87th birth anniversary.