On the 87th birth anniversary of late Indian actor Amrish Puri, Google honored a doodle to mark the day. The late actor is remembered for his iconic role of Mogambo in Mr. India.
Amrish Puri was born on June 22, 1932, in Lahore, Pakistan and was an important figure in Bollywood as well as in Indian theatre. He has worked together with the likes of Satyadev Dubey and Girish Karnad.
In his four-decade career, he played a range of characters and has most remembered for his villainous roles on screen.
He started off in supporting roles playing the henchman of the main villain but he rose to stardom after the film Hum Paanch in 1980. He acted in more than 400 films between 1970 and 2005.
His most remembered role is of Chaudhry Baldev Singh in Yash Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge for which he was nominated for the Filmfare best-supporting actor award.
Apart from Bollywood films he also featured in International films and most prominent of them being Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi (1982) as Khan and Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) as Mola Ram. Amrish Puri worked in regional cinema as well. He acted in Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil movies.
Puri won three Filmfare award for best-supporting actor and has also won Sangeet Natak Akademi award. The actor passed away on January 12, 2005, after battling a rare kind of blood cancer.