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We Bet You Didn't Know These Things About The Favorite Villain Of Bollywood, Amrish Puri

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Amrish Puri was a younger sibling to Madan Puri and Chaman Puri, both of them were successfully established villains in the film industry.


Amrish puri came to Mumbai to become a hero in Hindi movies but he failed his screen test and instead found a job in employees state insurance corporation(ESIC).




Amrish Puri met and fell in love with his wife Urmila  Divekar while working with the insurance firm.



While doing his job, he continued to dream of acting in the movies. Puri acted in plays at Pritham Theatre written by the legendary Satyadev Dubey.



He earned a lot of recognition as a stage actor and even won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1979.



Amrish Puri's first role was in the Marathi  movie 'Shantatu! Court Chalu Aahe', in which he played a blind man singing in a railway compartment.



Amrish Puri debuted in Hindi film with 'Reshma Aur Shera' (1972). He was the Henchman of the main villain in the movie.



Puri reigned supreme in villainous roles in the 1980s and 1990s. His dominating screen presence and baritone voice made him stand out amongst the other villains of the day.



Amrish Puri's roles as 'Khan'  in Gandhi and(1982) and Mola  Ram in Steven Spielberg's   Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom(1984) were much acclaimed by the international audience. It was for Indiana Jones  that Puri had his head shaved for the first time.



He was a part of around 400 movies including Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Hollywood, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil films.



Puri had a passion for hats. He had a collection of nearly 200 hats gathered from across the globe.



Amrish Puri  has never won a filmfare award for a negative role. However, he has won 3 filmfare Best Supporting Actor awards for his roles as in Meri Jung, Virasat and Ghatak.

posted Jun 24, 2016 by Mary D'souza

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1. Amrish Puri's love for acting brought him to Mumbai where his brother, Madan Puri, was already an established actor for playing villainous roles. Ironically, he failed his first screen test and had to take up a job in LIC to support himself.

2. Amrish Puri did a government job for 21 years and he resigned as an 'A' grade officer after he started getting recognition as a theater actor and bagged good roles.

3. Eventually, he started working as a stage actor in Satyadev Dubey's plays. He became a well-known stage actor and won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (the highest Indian recognition given to practising artists) in 1979.

4. He was the highest paid villain compared to his contemporaries. The confident actor knew his worth and chose to walk out of a N.N Sippy's movie as the director wasn't ready to shell out 80 lakhs.

5. Even after achieving success in Bollywood, he never treated theatre acting as a stepping stone to films, as opposed to many Bollywood actors. He straddled the theatre world, parallel cinema, and commercial cinema and justified every zone.

6. Interestingly, Amrish Puri was sceptical to play Mogambo's part in Mr. India. He approached Shekhar Kapur, the director of the film, to enquire how he'd pull off his character with ease? Shekhar replied, "You have to play Shakespeare's role for 10-year-old kids." Convinced, he played his character so well and the rest is history.

7. In his book, the Act of Life, the late actor revealed how Kaadu, an Indian Kannada film, changed his life, career and social status and how brilliantly the director, Girish Karnad, put the stamp of a villain on his persona.

8. Other than his voice and persona to pull off any character with ease, he was very meticulous when it came to other aspects. Anupam Kher revealed, "He was very particular about his shoe laces, his moustache's length and other tiny details."

9. Amrish Puri's efforts were unparalleled. He disliked his voice being recorded during magazine interviews, as he was apprehensive it would compromise his baritone voice's rarity in his movies.

10. Other than his much-acclaimed villainous roles, he also indulged in playback singing for various movies like The Hero (2003), Tarazu (1997), Shikari (1991), Aaj Ka Arjun (1990).


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