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Amrish Puri: Biography,Movies,death & brothers


Amrish Puri was a legendary actor, he is considered a classical villain of Hindi cinema. His acting as the villain is top-notch, you can imagine the impact of his role as the villain, that when someone thinks of a villain, his face is the first thing that comes to their mind. In this article, we’ll delve deep into Amrish Puri’s life, family, and Stick with us till the end!

One thing is said about him that he is a legend who was alive in the past, is alive in the present, and will be alive in the future also, his name will live till the existence of Hindi cinema. So let’s delve deeper into his life and journey to becoming a classical villain.


Amrish Puri Wikipedia –

Amrish Puri was born on 22 June 1932 in a Punjabi Hindu family in Nawanshahr, Punjab. His father’s name was Nihal Singh and his mother’s name was Ved Kaur. he was raised in Punjab with his 5 siblings namely Chaman Puri, Madan Puri, Kanta Mehra, and Harish Singh Puri. Chaman Puri, Madan Puri, and Kanta Mehra were his elder siblings.

Amrish’s nickname in childhood was Amrish Lal. The interesting fact here is that his father Nihal Singh never wanted any of his sons to go to Bollywood. 

But still both his brothers went to Bollywood and achieved a lot of fame, but Amrish did not want to hurt his father’s sentiments, so at the age of 14 he joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. 

Amrish Puri, while sharing his experience about Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in his autobiography ‘The Act of Life’, has said that after joining the Sangh, his ideals became higher. but after the death of Mahatma Gandhi on 30 January 1948, Amrish Puri detached himself from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

Education and career

When he enrolled in college, he became attracted towards acting and singing. He participated in many acting and singing competitions. After completing his education from Delhi and Shimla, he reached Mumbai in 1953 with the dream of becoming an actor.

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Chaman Puri

Let’s talk about Amrish Puri’s elder brother. If you are fond of watching black and white films then you must have seen Chaman Puri in lead roles in many films like Howrah Bridge, The Train and Victoria No. 203, etc. He was also a great actor of his generation.

Chaman Puri was born in 1914 in Punjab. He started his film career in 1938 and Street Singer was his debut film. He did more than 175 films in his entire career. he married Satya Puri and had a son named Anup Puri.

Let’s delve deeper into the family branches and learn a little about Chaman Puri’s son Anuj Puri.

Anup Puri

Anoop Puri is an actor and voice artist. Anoop Puri is married to Lali Puri, they have two sons named Ravin Puri and Rohit Puri. Currently, Anup Puri lives in Mumbai with his family.

Madan Puri

Let’s talk about Amrish Puri’s second elder brother, whose name is Madan Puri. Madan Puri was born on 30 September 1915 in Punjab. 

If you try to trace the branches of Amrish Puri’s family, you will come to know that his family was associated with Hindi cinema for a long time, they are not only associated but they are popular and well-established actors. Madan Puri is another example.

Madan Puri was also a great actor, he is known for his role as a villain in such Movies as Deewar, Roti’, ‘Kapda aur Makaan’ and ‘Chor Machaye Shor’. As an actor, he worked in Bollywood for 50 years and acted in more than 430 films. Ahimsa was his first film, and Santosh was his last film. He died of a heart attack on 13 January 1985.

Talking about his personal life, Madan Puri was married to Sheela Devi Puri. They had three sons named Pravesh Puri, Kamlesh Puri, and Ramneesh Puri. Madan’s two sons Pravesh Puri and Kamlesh Puri were in the army. His younger son Ramneesh is a film director. In 2015, Kamlesh Puri published a book on his father titled ‘My Father, The Villain’.

Kanta Mehra

Let’s talk about Amrish Puri’s elder sister Kanta Mehra. She is married to Rajesh Mehra. The couple has a son named Rakesh Mehra. The Mehra family prefers to maintain a private life and has chosen to stay out of the limelight.

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