Madan Puri

A veteran actor with a career spanning over five decades and performing in over 400 movies , Madan Puri was born on January 11 , 1915 in Lahore , Punjab . A true legend who couldn’t be confined to any specific role as he played both negative and positive roles and has performed as a character artist. With the help of his first cousin,the legendary singer K.L Saigal , Madan Puri established himself in the Hindi film industry . He made his debut with a film titled ‘Ahinsa’ (1946) . He totaled an average of 8 films a year , playing not only villains and negative characters, but also the hero’s or heroine’s uncle, father or elder brother, grandfather, police officer and politician.Once Madan Puri became successful , he helped his younger brother Amrish Puri establish himself in the industry . Madan Puri made huge contributions to Hindi cinema and has performed in many Punjabi films . ‘Jatti’ and ‘Jatt Punjabi ‘ were some of the noted Punjabi films . Madan Puri’s performance was also applauded in films like , ‘Deewar’ , ‘Anurag’ , ‘Amar Prem’ , ‘Upkaar’ , ‘ Kati Patang ‘ , ‘Bidaai’ , ‘ Prem Geet’ , ‘Aadmi aur Insaan’ and many more . He was a resident of Venus Apartments on Worli Seaface in Mumbai. In 1985 , Madan Puri suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 69 . He had worked diligently that several films of his were released after his death . Madan Puri left behind three sons , Pravesh Puri , Kamlesh Puri and Ramnesh Puri who are all based in Mumbai.

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