Mr. India to DDLJ: Remembering Amrish Puri, Indian cinema’s best known villainhttps://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/from-mr-india-to-ddlj-a-look-at-amrish-puris-iconic-performances-5228840/

Mr. India to DDLJ: Remembering Amrish Puri, Indian cinema’s best known villain

Amrish Puri was known better for playing the villain, but he also portrayed many character roles. His distinctive voice and ability to emote set him apart from his peers.

From Mr. India to DDLJ, a look at Amrish Puri's iconic performances

Amrish Puri was one of Indian cinema's most respected actors and is still remembered for his iconic role as the villain Mogambo in the 1987 film Mr India. His dialogue 'Mogambo, khush hua' left an indelible mark. (Express Archive Photo)

From Mr. India to DDLJ, a look at Amrish Puri's iconic performances

The actor was born on June 22, 1932, and today would have been his 86th birthday. Puri passed away on January 12, 2005, and was an important figure not only in Bollywood but in Indian theatre as well. (Express archive photo)

From Mr. India to DDLJ, a look at Amrish Puri's iconic performances

Amrish Puri played the role of a strict father in Aditya Chopra's directorial debut 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge'. His daughter, played by Kajol, falls in love with the character played by Shah Rukh Khan. He is still remembered for his dialogue 'Ja Simran Ja, jee le apni Zindagi'.

From Mr. India to DDLJ, a look at Amrish Puri's iconic performances

Amrish Puri was also part of the Hollywood film 'Indian Jones and Temple of Doom'. He has won three Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, and was even a Sangeet Natak Akademi Award winner. (Source: Express archive photo)

From Mr. India to DDLJ, a look at Amrish Puri's iconic performances

Amrish Puri was known for his turns as a villain, but he also played many character roles. His signature voice and ability to emote set him apart from his peers. (Express archive photo)

From Mr. India to DDLJ, a look at Amrish Puri's iconic performances

Amrish Puri first started off in supporting roles, playing the henchman of the main villain, but it was in the 1980 movie Hum Paanch where he deemed fit to play the main villain. In Pic: A still from the film 'Hum Paanch' starring Amrish Puri and Shabana Azmi. (Express Archive Photo)

From Mr. India to DDLJ, a look at Amrish Puri's iconic performances

In villainous roles, Puri is best remembered as "Mogambo" in Mr. India, "Balwant Rai" in Ghayal, "Jagavar" in Vidhaata, "Thakral" in Meri Jung, "Bhujang" in Tridev, Barrister Chadda in Damini and "Thakur Durjan Singh" in Karan Arjun. (Express archive photo)

From Mr. India to DDLJ, a look at Amrish Puri's iconic performances

Amrish Puri shared a great rapport with Hollywood director Steven Speilberg, who is quoted to have said: "Amrish is my favorite villain. The best the world has ever produced and ever will!" In Pic: The poster of 'Hero' starring Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta and Amrish Puri. (Express archive photo)

From Mr. India to DDLJ, a look at Amrish Puri's iconic performances

Amrish Puri acted in over 400 films between 1967 and 2005. (Express Archive Photo)