Amrish Puri, the iconic Indian actor, is remembered for his strong and powerful villainous roles. He was born on June 22nd, 1932, and today marks his birth anniversary. While Amrish Puri was known for playing negative roles, he also had an impressive career playing positive characters. Let’s take a look at his journey through the Indian film industry and celebrate his birth anniversary.
Amrish Puri: The Man Behind the Villain
Amrish Puri was born in Punjab in 1932 and completed his graduation from Punjab University. After a brief stint as a government employee, he moved to Mumbai and started his acting career. He made his debut in the 1973 film ‘Garam Hava’ and went on to be cast in prominent roles in many other movies. He is best known for his performances in movies such as ‘Karma’, ‘Tridev’, ‘Chaalbaaz’, ‘Deewana’ and ‘Mr. India’.
A Journey Through His Roles
Amrish Puri’s movie career spanned over three decades and he acted in over 400 movies. He is known for playing powerful and menacing characters, and often portrayed the role of a villain. His performances were so compelling that he was one of the highest paid actors in the 1980s and 90s. He also played pivotal roles in some of the most successful Bollywood movies of all time.
His Impact on Indian Cinema
Amrish Puri’s influence on Indian cinema was immense. He was well known for his dialogue delivery and powerful performances. He was one of the few actors who could make a single scene memorable. His negative roles were so iconic that he often overshadowed the leading characters in the film.
A Look at His Good Characters
Although Amrish Puri’s villainous roles are well remembered, he also played some memorable positive characters. He often essayed the role of a father or a mentor in the movies. He was seen in a positive role in movies such as ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’, ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ and ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’.
Celebrating His Birth Anniversary
Today marks the birth anniversary of Amrish Puri and it is a great opportunity to reminisce his performances and celebrate his life.