Amrish Puri Age, Biography, Wealth , Son , Wife , Family , Death Cause & Much More



Full Name                               Amrish Lal Puri

Profession                              Actor

Famous Role                      Mogambo (Film- Mr. India)

Physical Stats & More

Height                       ( Approx.) in centimeters- 178 cm

                                                   in meters- 1.78 m or  in feet inches- 5’ 10”

Weight                     (Approx.) in kilograms- 80 kg

                                            in pounds- 176 lbs.

Eye Color                            Brown


Personal Life

Date of Birth                             22 June 1932

Birth Place                                 Nawanshahr, Punjab, India

Date of Death                           12 January 2005

Place of Death                           Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Age (at the time of Death)     72 Years

Death Cause                                         Cerebral Hemorrhage arising from Myelodysplastic  Syndrome

Resting Place                                     Shivaji Park Crematorium
Zodiac sign/Sun sign                        Cancer

Hair Color                                           White

Nationality                                          Indian

Hometown                                         Nawanshahr, Punjab, India 

School                                                 Not Known

College                                               B.M. College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Educational Qualification               Graduate

Debut Hindi Film                        Prem Pujari (1970), as Henchman in church of Spain.

                                                                   Kannada Film: Kaduu (1973)


Amrish Puri Family

Wife/Spouse                         Urmila Diveker (m. 1957-2005)


Son                                          Rajiv

Daughter                                Namrata


Marriage Date Year               1957


Salary (average)                      1 Crore INR/Film

Income Sources                      Amrish Puri amassed a huge wealth with his glorious career in Bollywood, spanning from 1970 till his death in 2005, during which he portrayed a plethora of characters to perfection.

Religion                             Hinduism


Hobbies                  Making A Collection of Hats, Travelling, Listening Classical Music

Major Awards/Honors

  1. 1979:                              Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Theatre.
  2. 1986:                              Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for "Meri Jung."
  3. 1994:                              Sydney Film Festival and Singapore International Film Festival, Best Actor Awards for "Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda."
  4. 1997:                              Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for "Ghatak."
  5. 1998:                              Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for "Virasat."
  6. 2000:                              Kalakar Awards for Best Supporting Actor.

Favourite Things

  • Favourite                         Filmmaker Subhash Ghai
  • Favourite Music              Director(s) S. D. Burman, R. D. Burman
  • Favourite Singer(s)         K. L. Saigal, Kishore Kumar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Amrish Puri

  • Did Amrish Puri smoke:? Not Known
  • Did Amrish Puri drink alcohol:? Yes
  • He was born in Nawanshahr, Punjab in a Punjabi-speaking family. 
  • He had 4 siblings- 1 younger brothers, 1  sister and 2 elder brother.
  • His elder brothers, Madan Puri and Chaman Puri were also actors.
  • Amrish Puri was a fitness freak and he rarely missed his daily exercises. 

  • He also loved to reading newspapers daily and it had become a part of his routine. 
  • Amrish Puri P. The actor and singer K.L. Siegel also had a first cousin.
  • After graduating from college, he went to Bombay (now Mumbai) to pursue acting aspirations.
  • He failed his first screen-test. Later, he got a job in the Ministry of Labor and Employment (ESIC).
  • It was Ibrahim Alkazi who introduced him to the theater in 1961.
  • Amrish Puri started performing in Prithvi Theater in plays written by Satyadeva Dubey.
  • He became an assistant to Satyadeva Dubey and in an interview, Amrish Puri declared that he considered Satyadeva Dubey to be his "guru".
  • He started working in film industry at the age of 40.
  • He was first seen in the film Hum Punch (1980).
  • He once said, "I have always loved doing theaters and their love for theaters.People usually use theater as a stepping stone and never come back once they are in the movies… However, theater is something I will always do; It gives me so much satisfaction. The answer is immediate. You are praised or rejected. In addition, it gives you the opportunity to play all the roles you like. I turn to theater for creative satisfaction. "
  • With his shrill voice and sharp expressions, he made a special place in the film industry.
  • Amrish Puri has done about 60 full-length plays and in one such play "Aadhe Adhoor" he has written 5 roles - husband, lover, wife's husband and two other characters.
  • Eventually, Amrish Puri became a well-known theater artist and for his contribution to theaters, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1979.
  • Their dialogue distribution was so intense that even today they are back in our ears.
  • He played the role of Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg's Hollywood films Indiana Jones and Temple Doom (1984).
  • He first shaved his head for the Hollywood film Indiana Jones.

  • Asked about his motivation for acting, Amrish Puri said, "I want to play 'King Lear' and 'Hamlet.' "You get inspiration for your roles from these characters - and from real life as well. But you can't point these characters out. They're in my subconscious mind. I'd love to do historical roles as well. I can "learn." There are many roles that I want to do. "
  • When asked about his favorite roles, the role of the village head in Girish Karnad's Kannada film "Kadu (1973)" was the first role in his mind. Other roles he considered very close to his heart were from films - Nishant, Manthan, Bhumika and Suraj Ka Satwan Ghoda.
  • Steven Spielberg is a big fan of Amrish Puri and he often quotes in his interview: “Amrish is my favorite villain. The world has never been better created! ”
  • No one was as good at playing him as Amrish Puri. In fact, it was a benchmark for Bollywood villains.
  • He once said, “I just worked hard and kept working. I don’t remember how and when I became popular among filmmakers and what they wanted in me. ”
  • Amrish Puri is like a shining star, who will continue to shine on the face of Indian cinema forever and ever.
Watch his Last Interview

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