Amrish Puri

Amrish Puri

Highest Rated: 84% Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Lowest Rated: 50% The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003)

Birthday: Jun 22, 1932

Birthplace: Nawanshahr, British India

Amrish Puri is one of India's most recognizable stage and Bollywood film actors, having appeared in over four hundred films.While working a day job at an insurance corporation, Puri began performing in local theater productions, eventually becoming a well-known actor in works by playwright Satyadev Dubey. He was almost 40 when he made his film debut in "Prem Pujari" (1970) alongside his brother Madan Puri. Puri worked through out the 1970s and 1980s, appearing mainly in Hindi films where he become known for his villainous characters. His role as the supervillian Mogambo in the Bollywood science fiction film "Mr. India" (1987) is one of his most iconic performances and audiences have made his line "Mogambo khush hua" ("Mogambo is pleased") one of the most quoted lines in Indian cinema. Puri's other defining role came when Steven Spielberg cast him as the dramatic Thuggee leader Mola Ram in the international blockbuster "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (1984). The role required him to shave his head, a look he kept for many years after. He went on to appear in films like the marriage drama "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" (1995) and the culture clash drama "Pardes" (1997), and acted in Punjabi, Telegu and Tamil films throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Puri died in Mumbai, India on January 12, 2005.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kachchi Sadak Hasan Kairanvi (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 40% Police Force: An Inside Story Mr. Pandey (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 53% Dev Chief Minister Bhandarker (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 23% Garv: Pride and Honour Inspector Samar Singh (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 65% Mujhse Shaadi Karoge Singh (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 59% Kisna Bhairo Singh (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 69% Hulchul Angar Chand (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 64% Aitraz Ranjit Roy (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 35% Out of Control Jatta Singh Bedi (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 46% Khushi Vir Bhadra Singh (Character) $305.2K 2003
50% 44% The Hero: Love Story of a Spy I.S.I Chief Ishak Khan (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Khushi Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Heart Became a Stranger Brig. Sarfaroz Khan (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 38% Badhaai Ho Badhaai Mr Chaddha (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 20% Shararat Prajapati (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 27% Rishtey Yashpal Chaudhary (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 0% Jaani Dushman Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Censor Pandit Shiv Prasad (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 58% Yaadein Jagdish Kumar Malhotra (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 24% Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai Balram Singh (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 70% Nayak: The Real Hero Balraj Chauhan (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 30% Badal ACP. Ranjeet Singh (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 43% Dhai Akshar Prem Ke Yogvendra 'Yogi' Grewal (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaheed Udham Singh The Sufi Saint (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 80% Mohabbatein Maj. Gen. Khanna (Character) $1.1M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ek Ajooba Guruji (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 58% Chori Chori Chupke Chupke Kailashnath Malhotra (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 73% Thaalam Jagmohan (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 57% Baadshah Suraj Singh Thaper (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kaala Samrajya Kaalkeshwar Singh (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 46% Arzoo Dayashankar (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gair C.K. Oberoi (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zulmi Balraj (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 57% Thakshak Nahar Singh (Ishaan's father) (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 20% Lal Baadshah Thakur Dhayal Singh (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shyam Ghanshyam Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 21% Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate Mr. Abhyankar (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lal Badshah Thakur Dhayal Singh (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sham Ghansham Collector Bhim Singh (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 17% China Gate Col. Kewal Krishan Puri (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salaakhen Jaspal Rana (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barood Mr. Singhal (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarazu Appa Rao (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mahanta Seth. Kedar Nath (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Itihaas Balwant (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 79% Sardari Begum Hemraj (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dhaal Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 60% Chachi 420 Durgaprasad Bhardwaj (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 56% Koyla Raja Saab (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 72% Pardes Kishorilal (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 66% Virasat - A Salute to Anil Kapoor Raja Thakur (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beqabu ACP Amritlal Bakshi (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kaala Pani Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 33% Jeet Gajraj Choudhary (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 55% Jaan Police Commisioner Suryadev Singh (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 67% Ghatak Shambu Nath (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tu Chor Main Sipahi Thakur Gajendra Singh (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beqabu Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diljale Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 14% Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India Don Qixote (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jai Vikraanta Thakur Jaswant Singh (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gundaraj Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 69% Karan Arjun Thakur Durjan Singh (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maidan-E-Jung Thakur Ranvir Singh 'Daata Guru' (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kartavya Thakur Ugranarayan Singh (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paappi Devataa Ratan Seth (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 95% Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Chaudhry Baldev Singh (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tejasvini Lala Khurana (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paramaatma Chaudhry Rudranarayan (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elaan Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pehla Pehla Pyar Hukum Singh (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prem Shakti Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sangram Thakur Kanwar (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 82% Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda Mahesar Dalal (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kundan Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 89% Damini Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gardhish Purshotam Kashinath Sathe (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 55% Deewana Dhirendra Pratap (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tahalka Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vansh Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muskurahat Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 67% Zindagi Ek Juaa Bhalla (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ajooba Vazir-E-Alla (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 73% Phool Aur Kaante Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 65% Saudagar Chuniya (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mast Kalander Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trinetra Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shikari: The Hunter Nahar Singh (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 85% Thalapathi Kalivardhan (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jigarwala Dhurjan Singh (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aditya - 369 Raja Varma (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Intention Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ajooba Vazir-e-Ala (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aaj Ka Arjun Thakur Bhupendra Singh (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kaarnaama Rana (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 100% Kondaveeti Donga Gadra (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Haatim Tai Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari Mahadrashtha (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tejaa Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghayal Balwant Rai (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeene Do Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Naaka Bandi Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 17% Jaadugar Mahaprabhu Jagatsagar Chintamani (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mujrim Khan (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Do Qaidi K.K. (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 50% Tridev Bhujang/Bhairav Singh (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 62% Ram Lakhan Bhishambar Nath (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Batwara Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Farz Ki Jung Jai Kishan (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hamara Khandaan Chandraprakash Singh (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Commando Marcelloni (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 55% Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi Thakur Hansraj Singh (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waaris Dulla K. Singh (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 62% Dayavan Inspector Ratan Singh (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Janam Janam Yuvraj Thakur Balbir Singh (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mar Mitenge Unknown (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mohabbat Ke Dushman Shahbaaz Khan (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yateem Dacoit Pukhiya (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rukshat Jagdish Chopra (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inaam Dus Hazaar Captain S.P Singh (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loha Sher `Shera' Singh (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance Dance Raja Bahadur A.M. Singh (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madadgaar Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 84% Mr. India Mogambo (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aaghat Chakradev (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Begaana A.P. Lall (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 64% Jaanbaaz Rana Vikram Singh (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Asli Naqli Durjan Singh (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Samundar Raiszada Narsingh (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Naseeb Apna Apna Bhim Singh (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Karmyudh Sohanlal Puri (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aaj Ke Sholey Balbir Gupta (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 83% Meri Jung Unknown (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Patthar Dil Rana Surajbhan Singh (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aghaat Chakradev (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zabardast Balram Singh (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jhutha Sach Gorka (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Awaaz Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yeh Desh Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zakhmi Sher Swami Kashinath Singh (Character) - 1984
84% 81% Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Mola Ram (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chandragiri Kotta Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 60% Duniya Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki Udaybhan Singh (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yeh Desh Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Insaaf Kaun Karega Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 83% Ardh Satya Anant's Father (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Andhaa Kanoon Ram Gupta (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 75% Hero Pasha (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nishaan Unknown (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 100% Torch S.K. Vardhan (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johny I Love You Zalim Singh (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aadat Se Majboor Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apna Bana Lo Mr. Joshi (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vijeta Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 76% Shakti J.K. "JK" Verma (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ashanti Raja Bhishm Bahadur Singh (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 75% Vidhaata Jagawar Chaudhary (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aakrosh Public Prosecutor Dushane (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hum Paanch Vir Pratap Singh (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chann Pardesi Joginder Singh (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Depth Unknown (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 85% Qurbani Rakka (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sawan Ko Aane Do Unknown (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Role Vinayak Kale (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 89% Bhumika Unknown (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alibaba Marjinaa Jabbar (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Churning Mishraji (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salaakhen Master (Character) - 1975

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Maya Unknown (Guest Star) 1967

QUOTES FROM Amrish Puri CHARACTERS

Mola Ram says: The British in India will be slaughtered. Then we will overrun the Moslems and force their "Allah" to bow to Kali. And then the Hebrew God will fall and finally the Christian God will be cast down and forgotten.

Mola Ram says: Kali Ma...Kali Ma.