Bollywood’s famous villain Amrish Puri. Who not only got his work ironed in 450 films between 1967 and 2005. Rather, no actor of his level could be prepared even today. When Amrish Puri used to come on screen, he knew the skill from creating panic in the heart to moistening the eyes. Today is January 12, his death anniversary. Amrish Puri died 16 years ago on 12 January 2005 due to cancer. He was born on 22 June 1932 in Nawanshahr, Punjab. They were four-siblings. His elder brothers Madan Puri and Chaman Puri were also associated with the film industry. His dialogue ‘Mogambo Khush Hua’ in Mr. India, released in 1987, introduced him to the world. He acted not only in Hindi but also in Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam films.
Bollywood villain Amrish Puri was the cousin of actor-singer KL Sehgal. Amrish Puri had failed his first screen test. He had to work in the Employees State Insurance Corporation Ministry of Labor and Employment. Amrish Puri started working at Prithvi Theater with a job. He was also awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1979. Amrish Puri’s film career was successful at the age of 40.
All-rounder actor Amrish Puri got recognition from the 1980 film ‘Hum Paanch’. The character of Villain played in this film was highly appreciated. He was then seen playing a negative character in 1982’s producer Subhash Ghai’s superhit ‘Vidhata’ and the character was so well liked that it established him in the industry. Apart from this, he was also seen in Richard Attenborough’s film ‘Gandhi (1982)’ and Steven Spielberg’s film ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple Drown’.
Amrish Puri has been awarded several times for his brilliant performances. He was first awarded the Maharashtra State Drama Award in 1968, the Sangeet Natak Academy Award for Theaters in 1979, the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Meri Jung in 1968, the Maharashtra Gaurav Samman for the Deadly in 1991, the Star Screen Award for the same film and The Filmfare was awarded the Best Supporting Award, the Best Supporting Award and the Star Screen Award for Heritage. In addition, he received the nomination of Best Villain Award in 1990 for Tridev. Apart from this, the film Fair nomination for Best Villain was won for Saudagar in 1992 and Tehelka in 1993. Along with this, he got 5 times Damini, Karan Arjun, Coal, Badshah, Gadar Ek Prem Katha won the Filmfare Award nomination for Best Villain. The next year in 1993, Amrish Puri was nominated for the Filmfare nomination for Best Serpentine Actor in Muskan and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.