Amrish Puri Bio, Age, Family, Networth

Amrish puri
Amrish puri

Amrish Puri

Mini Bio

Amrish Puri Was Well Known indian Actor in film industry. He was born on 22 June 1932. He was studied form B.M. College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, where he complete his Graduation Degree. His father and mother name is Lala Nihal Chand Puri & Ved Kaur.

Amrish Puri, believe it or not, wanted to be a Bollywood movie hero but failed a screen test in 1954. And what a colossal fizzle Subsequently, Mr. Amrish Puri became as one of the most well-known and believable antagonists in Indian film history. His most enduring and frequently cited role is that of “Mogambo,” who goes by the catchphrase “Mogambo Khush Hua.” Mr. India still remembers it with fondness (1987).

He was cast by Shyam Benegal in films including Manthan (1976), Bhumika (1977), and Nishant (1975). In 1984, Yash Chopra cast him in Mashaal, and Steven Spielberg cast him in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), which is the film in which he gained international recognition for the first time as Mola Ram.

Amrish puri
Amrish puri


Full Name :  Amrish Lal Puri

Profession :  Actor

Famous Role : Mogambo (Mr. India)

Physical Stats & More

Height in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Weight  in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Hair Colour White
Eye Colour Brown

Personal Life

  • He Born on 22 June 1932 (Wednesday).
  • His Age at the time of death is 72 Years.
  • His death date was 22 June 1932.
  • The Cause of his death was Cerebral Haemorrhage arising from Myelodysplastic Syndrome.
  • His Resting place was Shivaji Park Crematorium.
  • His death place was Mumbai India.
  • His Hometown Was Nawanshahr, Punjab, India.
  • His Birth sign is Cancer.
  • He having Citizenship of India
  • His Motherland Nawanshahr, Punjab, India.
  • He was studied form B.M. College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, where he complete his Graduation Degree.
  • He is from Hindu Religion.
  • He is a Non-Vegetarian.
  • His hobbies are Making A Collection of Hats, Travelling, Listening to Indian Classical Music.
Amrish puri
Amrish puri

Relationships & More

Marital Status : Joined
Affairs/Girlfriends : Not Known
Marriage Date : Year 1957


Parents : 

  • Father– Lala Nihal Chand Puri
  • Mother– Ved Kaur
Siblings :

  • Brothers– Chaman Puri,Madan Puri (both elder, both are also actors), Harish Puri (younger)
  • Sister– Chandrakanta (elder)
Children : 

  • Son– Rajiv
  • Daughter– Namrata
Wife/Spouse : Urmila Diveker (m.1957-2005)


Filmmaker Subhash Ghai
Music Director(s) S. D. Burman, R. D. Burman
Singer(s) K. L. Saigal, Kishore Kumar
Amrish puri
Amrish puri


  • In 1979 he wins Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Theatre.
  • In 1986 he wins Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for “Meri Jung.”
  • In 1994 he wins Sydney Film Festival and Singapore International Film Festival, Best Actor Awards for “Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda.”
  • In 1997 he wins Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for “Ghatak.”
  • In 1998 he wins Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for “Virasat.”
  • In 2000 he wins Kalakar Awards for Best Supporting Actor.

 Interesting Facts

  • Amrish Puri dosen’t smoked.
  • Yes Amrish Puri consume alcohol.
  • He was born into a Punjab Family.
  • He had four siblings: one older sister, one younger brother, and two older brothers.
  • His older brothers, Chaman and Madan Puri, are both actors.
  • Amrish Puri has an obsession with fitness and rarely skipped his daily workouts.
  • He also enjoyed reading newspapers, which he did every day.
  • Moreover, Amrish Puri was the first cousin of K. L Saigal, a seasoned actor and singer.
  • Following his graduation from B. M.College in Shimla, he moved to Bombay, now Mumbai, to pursue his goal of being an actor.
  • He did not pass his initial Screen-Test. Following that, he was engaged by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Ministry of Labor and Employment.
  • In 1961, Ebrahim Alkazi was the one who introduced him to theater.
  • Amrish Puri began acting in plays created by Satyadev Dubey at the Prithvi Theatre.
  • He started working as Satyadev Dubey’s assistant, and during an interview, Amrish Puri said that he thought of Satyadev Dubey as his “Guru.”
  • At the age of 40, he began working in movies.

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