Google celebrated the life and legacy of renowned Bollywood actor Amrish Puri, who is known for his iconic roles like Mogambo in Mr. India and Chaudhry Baldev Singh – Simran’s father in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Google is commemorating the actor and his contribution to Indian cinema on his 87th birth anniversary.
Amrish Puri needs no introduction in the film industry as he is considered one of the best villians in the history of Bollywood. Born in Punjab on June 22, 1932, Puri landed his first role at the age of 39.
He went to Hollywood as Khan, a supporting role in Oscar winning, Gandhi.
Puri worked with great bollywood artists like Sridevi, Anil Kapoor, Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan. Appearing in more than 200 films in over half a dozen languages—including Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and English — Puri is considered one of the best villians in the history of Bollywood.
He is best known for his performance as Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Portrayed a protective father who despite living in London for years hadn’t forgotten his roots. Puri’s line ‘Ja Simran Jaa, jee le apni zindagi’ is one of the most memorable ones in Bollywood’s history.
Puri never tried to overshadow any other actor in the same frame, and that was probably his biggest accomplishment. He passed away on December 27, 2004 after suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome.