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Amrish Puri biography

Amrish Puri

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BornAmrish Lal Puri
22 June 1932
Lahore, Punjab Province, British India
Died12 January 2005 (aged 72)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Cause of deathCerebral Haemorrhage
parentsSri Nihal Singh Puri and Ved Kaur
educationgraduated from B.M. College, Himachal Pradesh.
siblingselder brothers actors Chaman Singh Puri, Madan Puri, older sister Chandrakanta and younger brother Harish Singh Puri.
OccupationActor
debutReshma Aur Shera (1972)
Years active1970–2005
Spouse(s)Urmila Diveker (1957–2005)
(his death)
ChildrenRajiv (son)
Namrata (daughter)

Amrish Puri
Amrish Puri

Amrish Puri biography

Amrish Puri in movie mr india as mogambo
Amrish Puri in movie mr india as mogambo
Amrish Puri was an Indian leading theatre and film actor, most remembered for his role as Mogambo in Shekhar Kapoor's Hindi film Mr. India (1987). Steven Spielberg cast him in his best-known role outside of India, as Mola Ram in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).his famous movies were Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Pardes (1997), Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001), Richard Attenborough's Gandhi (1982), Shaheed Uddham Singh (2000).

personal life

Amrish puri married Urmila Divekar on 5 January 1957, have two children, son Rajeev Puri and daughter Namrata Puri.
He died on 12 January 2005, due to cerebral haemorrhage resulting from complications of myelodysplastic syndrome in Mumbai, Maharashtra, aged 72.

Awards

  • 1968: Maharashtra State Drama Competition
  • 1979: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Theatre
  • 1986: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, Meri Jung
  • 1991: Maharashtra State Gaurav Puraskar
  • 1994: Sydney Film Festival, Best Actor Award – Suraj Ka Satvan
    Amrish Puri in the movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Blu-ray
    Amrish Puri in the movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Blu-ray
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  • 1994: Singapore International Film Festival, Best Actor Award – Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda
  • 1997: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Ghatak
  • 1997: Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor – Ghatak
  • 1998: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award- Virasat
  • 1998: Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor – Virasat


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