14th death anniversary of veteran Bollywood actor Amrish Lal Puri is being observed today (Jan 12). Puri was an important figure for Hindi cinema. An Indian actor who bagged himself innumerable awards for being the best villain started his career with stage plays. He worked with notable playwrights of the time, such as Satyadev Dubey and Girish Karnad.
Coming to his popularity among Indian audiences, the actor has played iconic villainous roles including Mogambo in M.r India, Raja Saab in Koyla, Chuniya in Saudagar, Thakral in Meri Jung and believe us -the list is endless. Puri reigned supreme in villainous roles in the 1980s and 1990s.
Amrish Puri acted in more than 400 films between 1967 and 2005, and was one of the most successful villains in Bollywood. Puri first came to Mumbai following the footsteps of his elder brothers- Madan Puri and Chaman Puri, who were already established actors known for playing villainous roles. He won several awards for his iconic roles. He died due to Blood cancer on 12 January 2005.
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18 March, 2019