Google has dedicated a special doodle to mark the 87th birth anniversary of iconic bollywood villain Amrish Puri.
Amrish Puri was born in Punjab on this day in 1932.
At the age of 39, Amrish Puri made his bollywood debut and went on to portray some of the most memorable villains in the history of Indian cinema.
Even though he has worked in more than 400 films in over half a dozen languages including Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and English, most of us, especially the 90s’ kids remember him for his iconic role as ‘Mogambo’ in the 1987 cult classic Mr India, and his signature line from the movie – “Mogambo khush hua”.
One of the most iconic roles of Amrish Puri was in Yash Raj’s romantic film ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’.
A decade later, he broke into Hollywood as Khan, a supporting role in the Oscar-winning movie, Gandhi.
He was later cast as Mola Ram in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, after initially turning down director Steven Spielberg’s offer. “Amrish is my favourite villain,” said Spielberg, who persisted until Puri said yes. “The best the world has ever produced and ever will!”
Amrish Puri passed away on December 27, 2004 after suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome. However, the actor lives on in our hearts.