The man known for his impeccable voice and powerful dialogue delivery needs no introduction in the film industry as he is considered one of the finest villiains in the history of Bollywood.
Born in Punjab on June 22, 1932, Puri landed his first role at the age of 39 and went on to portray some of the most memorable villains in the history of Indian cinema. Amrish Puri was an actor par excellence who did justice to every role ranging from Mother India to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaenge. His powerful dialogues such as 'Mogambo Khush hua' are still remembered by Bollywood fans. After working in the theater and doing voiceover parts, he made his Bollywood debut in 1971’s Reshma Aur Shera. A decade later, he broke into Hollywood as Khan, a supporting role in the Oscar-winning movie, Gandhi.
The 'Nayak' actor's Hollywood career went on for a while. He was later cast in 'Indiana Jones' as Mola Ram ad in 'Temple of Doom' as well. Director Steven Spielberg, whose offer was rejected by Puri, once claimed that the actor is his favourite villain and one of the best the world will ever produce. Some of his other memorable roles are Chaudhry Baldev Singh in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Thakur Durjan Singh in Karan Arjun, Mayor Ashraf Ali in Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Chief Minister Balraj Chauhan in Nayak: The Real Hero.