Amrish Puri Height, Weight, Lifestyle, Personal Stats, Filmography, Awards, Biography

By Sonali Panda

Jun 4, 2018

INTRODUCTION AND BIO:

Name

Amrish Lal Puri

Nickname

N/A

Profession

Actor

Age

72 Years (at the time of Death)

Date of Birth

22 June 1932

Birthplace

Nawanshahr, Punjab, India

Nationality

Indian

Zodiac sign

Cancer

Signature

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School

N/A

College

B.M. College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Education

Graduate

HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AND BODY/FIGURE MEASUREMENTS:

Height

In centimeters- 178 cm

In meters- 1.78 m

In feet inches- 5’ 10”

Weight

In kilograms- 80 kg

In pounds- 176 lbs

Body Measurements

Chest Size-38 Inches

Waist Size-28 Inches

Biceps Size-14 Inches

Shoe Size

10 (US)

Eye Colour

Brown

Hair Colour

White

MOVIE STATS:

Debut Film

Hindi Film: Prem Pujari (1970)

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Kannada Film: Kaadu (1973)

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Telugu Film: Kondura (1978)

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English Film: Gandhi (1982)

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Highest Grossing

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha(1.33 billion)

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Most popularly Paired With

N/A

Biggest Hit

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

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Biggest Flop

Ashanti

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Popular Characters Played by

Mogambo(Film- Mr India)

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Brand Endorsements

N/A

SOCIAL LIFE, FAMILY, PETS, AND HUMANITARIAN WORK:

Parents

Father-Lala Nihal Chand Puri

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Mother-Ved Kaur

Brother

Chaman Puri      

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Harish Puri and Madan Puri

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Sister

Chandrakanta (elder)

Relatives

Ramesh Puri, Kamlesh Puri, Pravesh Puri

Friends

N/A

Charity and associations

N/A

PERSONAL STATS:

Religion

Hinduism

Address

Nawanshahr, Punjab, India

Hobbies

Making A Collection of Hats, Travelling, Listening to Indian Classical Music

LIFESTYLE:

House

Nawanshahr, Punjab, India

Cars and bikes

N/A

Pets

N/A

FAVOURITE THINGS:

Favourite food and cuisine

N/A

Favourite beverage

N/A

Favourite actors

N/A

Favourite actresses

N/A

Favourite films

N/A

Favourite song

N/A

Favourite singer

K. L. Saigal   G:\prabir\celebritypedia\prabir3\imgs\Amrish Puri\kl-seighal-freshboxoffice.jpg

Kishore Kumar

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Favourite musician

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R. D. Burman

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Favourite colours

N/A

Favourite sports

N/A

Favourite perfume

N/A

Favourite sportsman

N/A

Favourite book

N/A

Favourite co-stars

N/A

Favourite hotel

N/A

Favourite holiday destination

N/A

Favourite designer

N/A

Favourite vehicle

N/A

Favourite brand

N/A

WEALTH:

Net worth

$20 million

Salary

1 Crore INR/Film

RELATIONSHIPS:

Marital Relationships

Married to Urmila Diveker (m.1957-2005)

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Past relationship

N/A

Extramarital

N/A

Children

Son-Rajiv

Daughter-Namrata

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5 INTERESTING UNKNOWN FACTS:

Amrish Puri was a fitness freak and he never rarely missed his daily exercises.

He also loved to read newspapers and it had become a part of his daily routine.

He became an assistant to Satyadev Dubey and in an interview, Amrish Puri revealed that he considered Satyadev Dubey as his “Guru.”

Amrish Puri had done almost 60 full-length plays and in one such play “Aadhe Adhure,” he essayed 5 roles- that of the husband, the lover, the wife’s boss and two other characters.

It was for the Hollywood film ‘Indiana Jones’ that he had his head shaved for the first time.

5 FAMOUS QUOTES:

N/A

5 MOST POPULAR DIALOGUES:

Duniya ki nazar mein mare hue log kabhi zinda nahi hote ... varna zindagi khud pareshaan ho jaati hai

Ja Simran ... ja jeele apni zindagi ... ja beta ja

Jawani mein aksar break fail ho jaya karti hai

Rasam nibhane ke liye havan mein ghee dalna hi padta hai ... lekin phir ussi aag se ghar bhi jalaya ja sakta hai

Itne tukde karoonga ki pehchana nahi jayega

CONTROVERSIES:

In 1985, during the shoot of "Zabardast," the legendary director Nasir Hussain was shooting an action scene with Amrish Puri and Aamir Khan was in charge of action continuity. Aamir checked the basic details and once everything was set, he gave his instructions to Amrish Puri with his hands. However, Amrish Puri was so much engrossed in the scene that he kept forgetting the continuity. Aamir, being a perfectionist, kept reminding him and after few reminders, all of a sudden Amrish Puri lost his cool. Amrish Puri started screaming at Aamir in front of the whole unit and there was a pin-drop silence on the set. Amir got scared and kept his head down without uttering a single word. Finally, Nasir Hussain mildly intervened to say that Aamir is just doing his job. It’s at that time Amrish Puri came back to his senses and apologized to Aamir and appreciated his style and detailing.

DIET PLAN AND WORKOUT:

Work out type

N/A

Diet type

N/A

PERSONAL HABITS:

Smokes or not

N/A

Illness

N/A

Other Businesses

N/A


Awards

Year

Category

Film

1968

Maharashtra State Drama


1979

Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Theatre


1991

Maharashtra State Gaurav Puraskar


1994

 Sydney Film Festival, Best Actor Award

Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda

1994

 Singapore International Film Festival, Best Actor Award

Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda

1997

Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award 

 Ghatak

1997

 Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor

Ghatak

1998

Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award

Virasat

1998

Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor

Virasat

2000

 Kalakar Awards for Best Supporting Actor






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