Google today (Saturday, June 22) paid tribute to Bollywood versatile actor Amrish Puri on his 87th birth anniversary with a doodle.
The legendary actor is known for his iconic and memorable roles in DDLJ, Mr India, Damini, Nayak, Ghatak, Chachi 420, Tridev, Taal, Phool Aur Kaante, Reshma Aur Shera, Pradesh, Tahalka and many more.
He is best known for his dialogues ‘Mogambo Khush Hua’ from the movie Mr India and ‘Jaa Simran jaa’ from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaaenge.
Born in Punjab on this day in 1932, Puri landed his first role in a movie at the age of 39, before which he was working in the theater and doing voiceover parts.
He made his Bollywood debut in 1971 with the film Reshma Aur Shera. He made it big into Hollywood with his role in the Oscar-winning movie, Gandhi. He also acted in Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
He worked in over 200 films and also acted in films from other languages like Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil as well.
The veteran actor passed away on December 27, 2004 after suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome.
It is often said that no other villain became as famous as Amrish Puri in the Bollywood.