Amrish Puri was a famous Indian actor known for his work in Hindi and Punjabi cinema. He began his career in the theater before transitioning to film and television. He appeared in over 450 films throughout his career and is particularly known for his villainous roles in Bollywood films.
Puri is widely considered one of the greatest and most iconic actors in Indian cinema, He was known for his distinctive voice, intense eyes, and powerful performances. Some of his most famous roles include the villain Mogambo in the film “Mr. India,” Bhairo Singh in “Damini,” and Raju in “Nayak.”
He’s also well known for his performances in international films like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, City of Joy and his Hollywood debut in Gandhi (1982) as a spiritual leader.
Puri passed away on January 12, 2005, in Mumbai, India, after a heart attack. His legacy lives on through his performances on film, which continue to be popular among audiences in India and abroad.
Amrish Puri received several awards throughout his career for his performances in films. Some of the notable awards and recognition that he received include:
- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film “Vijay” (1988)
- Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (1999)
- The Screen Lifetime Achievement Award (1999)
- The Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award (2000)
- Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, by the Government of India (1999)
- Zee Cine Awards Lifetime Achievement Award (2003)
These were some of his major recognition but not exhaustive list as he has recieved many other awards and honors, His contribution to Indian cinema is highly valued and he is still remembered by his fans and colleagues for his talent and dedication to the craft.