Amrish Puri Birth Anniversary: Amrish Puri had failed in the screen test, ‘Mogambo’ had to do a job in Life Insurance Corporation
Veteran and famous actor Amrish Puri will always be remembered in Hindi cinema. He was one of the villains of Indian films who has left an indelible mark. With big stature and spinning eyes, he achieved the position in the acting world, which every artist dreams of. Amrish Puri is called the immortal villain of Hindi cinema. After Gabbar, Mogambo was considered the biggest villain of the film world.
Amrish Puri was born on June 22, 1932 in Jalandhar, Punjab. After completing her studies at BM College, Shimla, she decided to enter the world of acting. He was very fond of theater since his college days.
This was the reason that he initially joined it and later turned to films. In the 60s, Amrish Puri earned a lot of names by acting in theater. He performed in plays written by Satyadev Dubey and Girish Karnad. He was also awarded many awards for his brilliant performance on the stage.
Later on, Amrish Puri moved to Mumbai to work in films following his elder brother Madan Puri. But after failing the first screen test, he got a job in the Life Insurance Corporation of India.
Along with the job of the insurance company, he started working in the Prithvi Theater on plays written by playwright Satyadev Dubey. Theatrical appearances led him to TV commercials, from where he rose to villainous roles in films.
Amrish Puri started his film career with Prem Pujari in the year 1971. His journey in the 1980s proved to be quite memorable. Throughout this decade, he made his mark in many big films as a villain.
He stunned everyone in 1987 with the role of Mogambo in Shekhar Kapur’s film Mr. India. Amrish Puri’s dialogue ‘Mogambo Khush Hua’ in this film became so popular that this dialogue made him a star overnight.
In the 1990s, he won hearts with his positive roles in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Ghayal, and Virasat. Apart from Hindi, Amrish Puri worked in Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil films as well as Hollywood films. He acted in more than 400 films throughout his career and left his indelible mark on the big screen.
Let us tell you that great personalities in the world of theater used to come to see the play of Amrish Puri. His historic meeting with Padma Vibhushan theater artist Abraham Alkazi in 1961 changed the course of his life and he later became a noted artist of Indian theatre.