Amrish Puri born as Amrishlal Puri on 22 June 1932 was an important personality in the Indian theatre and cinema. He worked with notable playwrights of the time, such as Satyadev Dubey and Girish Karnad. He is remembered for playing iconic villainous roles in Hindi cinema as well as other Indian and international films.
To all those audiences who breathe Bollywood films, Amrish Puri is most remembered as Mogambo in Shekhar Kapur's 1987 Hindi film MR. INDIA (also featuring Anil Kapoor with Late Sridevi). The name Amrish Puri resounds with his famous dialogue, “Mogambo Khush Hua”.
The life and legacy of legendary actor Amrish Puri was commemorated by Google with a doodle today on his 87th birth anniversary.
Born in Punjab Amrish Puri landed his first role in the late 30’s but went on to portray some of the most memorable villains in the history of Indian cinema.
After doing theatre and voiceovers, Amrish Puri made his Bollywood debut in 1971's RESHMA AUR SHERA. A decade later, he broke into Hollywood as Khan, a supporting role in the Oscar-winning movie GANDHI. To the Western audiences Amrish Puri is best known as Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg's 1984 Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Amrish Puri appeared in more than 200 films in over half a dozen languages, including Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and English.
At the age of 55, Amrish Puri played the iconic villain Mogambo in the 1987 cult classic MR. INDIA, in which he delivered the famous line ‘Mogambo khush hua’. He breathed his last on 12 January 2005.
Glamsham.com pays tribute to the legendary actor.