Remembering Amrish Puri: Top 10 films of Bollywood's villain you shouldn't miss out watching

Born in the year 1992, legendary actor Amrish Lal Puri was an important figure for Hindi cinema. An Indian actor who bagged himself innumerable awards for being the best villain started his career with stage plays. He worked with notable playwrights of the time, such as Satyadev Dubey and Girish Karnad.

Coming to his popularity among Indian audiences, the actor has played iconic villainous roles including Mogambo in M.r India, Raja Saab in Koyla, Chuniya in Saudagar, Thakral in Meri Jung and believe us -the list is endless. Puri reigned supreme in villainous roles in the 1980s and 1990s. In those decades, there was hardly any Bollywood film that did not feature Puri as a villain. His dominating screen presence and baritone voice made him stand out amongst the other villains of the day. While Amrish Puri was a notable actor for performing wicked roles, he has successfully contributed to comedy films like Hulchul, Chachi 420, Itihaas, Gardish, Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate.

Filmfare(s) awardee Puri went on to work in Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil films. His fan following wasn't limited to Indian audiences but the actor made a mark in the international film industry as well. The actor is best known as Khan in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi in 1982 and as Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1994. In total, Amrish Puri acted in more than 400 films between 1967 and 2005.

Today, on the death anniversary of the actor who died in the year 2005, we bring you a list of top ten films of Amrish Puri which you should never miss out on watching!

Hum Panch 1980

Gandhi 1982

Andha Kanoon 1983

Meri Jung 1985

Mr India 1987

Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda 1992

Karan Arjun 1995

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge 1995

Koyla 1997

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha 2001

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