I am like a brick.
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|Birth:||22nd June, 1932|
|Death:||12th January, 2005|
Amrish Lal Singh Puri was born in Lahore, Punjab. He was a leading theatre and film actor from India, who was a key player in the Indian theatre movement that picked up steam in the 1960s. He worked with notable playwrights of the time, such as Satyadev Dubey and Girish Karnad. However, he is primarily remembered for essaying iconic negative roles in Hindi cinema as well as other Indian and international film industries. To Indian audiences he is the most remembered for his role as Mogambo in Shekhar Kapur's Hindi film Mr. India, and to Western audiences he is best known as Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg's Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. He later moved to Shimla and graduated from B.M. College, Himachal Pradesh. Amrish Puri came to Bombay in the footsteps of his elder brothers, who was already established actors known for playing negative roles. He failed his first screen test, and found a job with the Employees' State Insurance Corporation. He eventually became well known as stage actor and won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1979. He went on to work in Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Hollywood, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil films.
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