Amrish Puri Age, Height, Net Worth, Biography

Amrish Puri (Indian Actor) – Age, Son, Daughter, Wife, Biography, Movies List

Amrish Puri- Amrish Lal Puri was an iconic Indian actor who appeared primarily in negative roles in Hindi movies. His most remembered roles are Mogambo in Mr India (1987) and Mola Ram in the Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). He played character roles and was well-known as a villain. His striking bass voice, the ability to extend his eyes widely out of their eyelids during climactic scenes and outsize acting style made him a convincing villain in even the most melodramatic movies.


Amrish Puri was born on June 22, 1932, at Nawanshahr, Punjab, India. Also, we can address Amrish Puri by other professions like, Film Actor & Theatre Actor, who works predominantly in Bollywood, Hollywood, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi. Puri was born in Nawanshahr to Lala Nihal Chand and Ved Kaur. He had four siblings, elder brothers Chaman Puri and Madan Puri (both of whom also became actors), younger brother Harish Puri and elder sister Chandrakanta. He married Urmila Divekar on 5 January 1957, at the Shri Krishna Temple in Wadala. The couple has two children, a son Rajeev Puri and a daughter Namrata Puri. His son Rajeev is a businessman. He has four grandchildren, Sachi, Harsh Vardhan, Shantanu Bagwe and Krish Bagwe. His daughter-in-law, Meena, is a professional physiotherapist. Amrish Puri Biography


Amrish PuriDetails
Real NameAmrish Lal Puri
Nick NameMogambo
Date Of Birth22 June 1932
Birth PlaceNawanshahr, Punjab, India
Death Date12 January 200512 January 2005
HometownNawanshahr, Punjab, India
HobbiesMaking A Collection of Hats, Travelling, Listening to Indian Music
Amrish Puri SalaryNot Known
Offical Web siteNot Known

Height, Weight & Physical Appearance

Amrish PuriBody Measurements
Height in Centimeters178 cm
Height in meters1.78 m
Height in Feet5’ 10”
Weight in Kilograms80 kg
Weight in Pounds176 lbs
Body MeasurementsNot Known
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorGrey

Family & Marital Status

Amrish PuriFamily Details
FatherLala Nihal Chand Puri
MotherVed Kaur
BrotherChaman Puri, Madan Puri, Harish Puri
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/ SpouseUrmila Diveker

Relationship, Affair & Girlfriend

Amrish PuriRelationship Status
Current GirlfriendNot Known
Ex- GirlfriendNot Known

Education – School & College

Amrish PuriQualification
SchoolNot Known
College / UniversityB. M. College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Educational QualificationGraduate

Like & Dislike

TravellingNot Known
Listening to Indian MusicNot Known

Contact Details

Amrish PuriContact Information
Phone NumberNot Known
E-mailNot Known
House AddressPunjab, India

Social Media

Amrish PuriSocial Media
FacebookNot Known
InstagramNot Known
TwitterNot Known
YoutubeNot Known

Movie Career

YearTV Show/MovieRoleLanguage
1970Prem PujariJerry, Henchman in churchMarathi
1973KaaduChandra GowdaKannada
2016Genius Young Singing StarContestantHindi
1995Dilwale Dulhania Le JayengeChaudhry Baldev SinghHindi
2000Ek AjoobaGurujiHindi
2001Mujhe Kucch Kehna HaBalram Singh (Tau of Karan)Hindi
2001Nayak: The Real HeroChief Minister Balraj ChauhanHindi
2003Jaal: The TrapMajor Amrish KaulHindi
2003Dil Pardesi Ho GayaaBrigadier Sarfaroz KhanHindi
2004Taarzan: The Wonder CarKartar Singh/PaajiHindi
2005Kisna: The Warrior PoetBhairo SinghHindi

Net Worth

Amrish PuriNet Worth in 2020Net Worth in 2021
In RupeesNot KnownNot Known
In DollarsNot KnownNot Known

Favourite Things

Amrish PuriFavourite Things
Favourite SingerK. L. Saigal, Kishore Kumar
Favourite FilmmakerSubhash Ghai
Favourite Music DirectorS.D Burman & R.D Burman

Interesting Fact

  • He had always been passionate about acting and before coming into films, he acted in various plays at Prithvi Theatre.
  • He earned a lot of recognition as a stage actor and even won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1979.
  • His first full-fledged celluloid role was in the Marathi movie Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe, in which he played a blind man singing in a railway compartment.
  • He portrayed the character of Mola Ram, a Thuggee priest in Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
  • In one of his interviews, Spielberg commented, “Amrish is my favourite villain – The best the world has ever produced and ever will.”
  • He had a passion for hats and had a collection of nearly 200 gathered from across the globe.
  • Amrish was a very religious person by heart and a Shiva devotee.

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