Amrish Puri pursued acting with the hope of becoming a well-known Bollywood actor. In 1954, he failed his screen test, but he later become one of Bollywood's most famous villains. The actor was born in Nawanshahr, Punjab, India, on June 22, 1932, and he passed away on January 12, 2005, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He made his film debut in 1971 in the film "Reshma and Shera," and he is most known for his role as Mogambo in the 1987 film "Mr. India." He also appeared in the 1982 film "Gandhi," the 1984 Harrison Ford film "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," the 1995 film "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" and the 2001 film "Gadar: Ek Prem Katha." During his career, Amrish was nominated for and won several awards. His first award was in 1986 from the Filmfare Awards for his role in the 1985 film "Meri Jung." His portrayal of villains won the actor the Zine Cine Award in 2002 and 2004, a nomination for the 2002 Filmfare Awards and a nomination for the 2002 Awards of the International Indian Film Academy.