Madan Puri

Madan Puri (1915 – 13 January 1985) was an Indian actor of Hindi and Punjabi films. His brother was Amrish Puri. As a character actor mainly in negative roles (villain), he acted in about 430 films in a career spanning fifty years.[2]

Madan Puri
MadanPuri in Jeet.jpg
Madan Puri in 1949 film Jeet
Born1915
Died13 January 1985 (aged 69)
Mumbai, India
OccupationActor
Years active1946–1985
Spouse(s)Sheela Devi Puri
Children
  • Pravesh Puri (Son)
  • Lt. Col. Dr. Kamlesh K Puri (Son)
  • Ramnesh Puri (Son)
Parent(s)Nihal Chand Puri
Ved Kaur
Relatives

Early lifeEdit

Madan Lal Puri was born in Rahon, Nawanshahr, British India to Nihal Chand Puri and Ved Kaur. He studied in Rahon. He was the second of five children, with elder brother Chaman Lal Puri, younger brothers Amrish Puri and Harish Lal Puri and younger sister Chandrakanta Mehra.[3]

CareerEdit

Puri was one of the doyens of the Indian film industry in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was the first cousin of the singer K. L. Saigal,[1] with whose help he started to make a mark in Bollywood. Once Puri was an established star he did the same for his brother, Amrish Puri, by helping him in establishing himself in the movie world.

Puri had an acting career which spanned over 40 years from the 1940s through to the mid-1980s. He appeared in more than 430 films. His film debut was titled Ahinsa in 1946. Madan made an average of eight films per year, playing villains and negative characters and the hero's or heroine's uncle, father or elder brother, grandfather, police officer and politician. He starred in a number of Punjabi films throughout his career such as Jatti, Jatt Punjabi and so on.[citation needed]

He died in 1985 of a heart attack at the age of 69.[4] He was a resident of R P Masani Road in Matunga, Mumbai, also known as Punjabi Galli, with other actors of that era including the Kapoors. Several films were released after his death until 1989 with his final being Santosh.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Puri's wife, Sheela Devi Puri (Wadhera), died a few years after him. He is survived by three sons.[citation needed] Pravesh Puri, Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kamlesh K. Puri and Ramesh Puri. His son Kamlesh has published a book about the life and times of Madan Puri titled My Father, the Villain.

Selected filmographyEdit

  1. Ahinsa (1946)
  2. Sona (1948)
  3. Vidya (1948) .... Harilal (Harry)
  4. Dil Ki Duniya (1949)
  5. Jeet (1949) .... Ratan
  6. Namoona (1949) .... (as Madanpuri)
  7. Singaar (1949)
  8. Anmol Ratan (1950)
  9. Adaa (1951)
  10. Deewana (1952)
  11. Goonj (1952)
  12. Raag Rang (1952)
  13. Munna (1954)
  14. Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1954)
  15. Bhagwat Mahima (1955)
  16. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955)
  17. Aabroo (1956)
  18. Heer (1956)
  19. Baarish (1957)
  20. Ek Saal (1957)
  21. Mirza Sahiba (1957) .... Shamir
  22. Nau Do Gyarah (1957) .... Radhey
  23. Dilli Ka Thug (1958)
  24. Howrah Bridge (1958) .... John Chang
  25. Kabhi Andhera Kabhi Ujala (1958)
  26. Taqdeer (1958)
  27. Trolley Driver (1958)
  28. Insan Jaag Utha (1959) .... Mohan Singh
  29. Kanhaiya (1959) .... Mano
  30. Nai Raahen (1959)
  31. Chaudhary Karnail Singh (1960) .... Boota Singh
  32. Jaali Note (1960)
  33. Kala Bazar (1960) .... Ganesh
  34. Kiklee (1960)
  35. Singapore (1960) .... Chang
  36. Pyaar Ka Saagar (1961)
  37. Tel Malish Boot Polish (1961)
  38. Bees Saal Baad (1962) .... Dr. Pandey
  39. China Town (1962)
  40. Rakhi (1962) .... Mr. Choudhury Bhagwandas
  41. Gehra Daag (1963)
  42. Godaan (1963)
  43. Shikari (1963)
  44. Sunheri Nagin (1963)
  45. Ek Raaz (1963) .... Chunilal
  46. Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964) .... Ratanlal
  47. Cha Cha Cha (1964)
  48. Kashmir Ki Kali (1964) .... Shyamlal
  49. Kohraa (1964)
  50. Mr. X in Bombay (1964)
  51. Ziddi (1964) .... Moti
  52. Gumnaam (1965) .... Dr. Acharya
  53. Mohabbat Isko Kahete Hain (1965)
  54. Neela Aakash (1965)
  55. Shaheed (1965) .... Jailor
  56. Waqt (1965) .... Balbir
  57. Love in Tokyo (1966) .... Asha's uncle
  58. Main Wohi Hoon (1966) .... Jagdish
  59. Phool Aur Patthar (1966) .... Boss (as Madanpuri)
  60. Sawan Ki Ghata (1966)
  61. Thakur Jarnail Singh (1966)
  62. Yeh Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai (1966)
  63. Aag (1967) .... Kallu Singh
  64. Aamne Samne (1967)
  65. Baharon Ke Sapne (1967) .... Ranjeet
  66. Gunehgar (1967)
  67. Hamraaz (1967) .... Captain (Rajesh's friend)
  68. Johar in Bombay (1967) .... Gopal
  69. Shagird (1967)
  70. Upkar (1967) .... Charan Das (as Madanpuri)
  71. Aankhen (1968) .... Captain
  72. Duniya (1968)
  73. Hai Mera Dil (1968)
  74. Humsaya (1968)
  75. Juaari (1968)
  76. Ittefaq (1969) .... Public Prosecutor Khanna
  77. Aradhana (1969) .... Prison Warden
  78. Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969) .... Sabharwal
  79. Pyar Hi Pyar (1969) .... Dindayal
  80. Oos Raat Ke Baad (1969)
  81. Pyar Ka Mausam (1969) .... Shankar Kumar
  82. Shatranj (1969) .... Comrade Chang
  83. Talash (1969) .... Peter
  84. The Train (1970) .... No.1
  85. Aag Aur Daag (1970)
  86. Bhai Bhai (1970)
  87. Choron Ka Chor (1970)
  88. Devi (1970) (as Madanpuri) .... Joginder
  89. Kati Patang (1970) .... Vshnu Prasad
  90. My Love (1970)
  91. Prem Pujari (1970) .... Chang
  92. Purab Aur Paschim (1970) .... Preeti's dad
  93. Yaadgaar (1970) .... Madan Singh
  94. Amar Prem (1971)
  95. Caravan (1971) .... Mithalal Tota
  96. Ek Paheli (1971) .... Shankarlal
  97. Elaan (1971) .... Mr. Verma
  98. Guddi (1971) .... Lambhardara
  99. Haathi Mere Saathi (1971) .... Ratanlal
  100. Hulchul (1971) .... Mahesh Jetley
  101. Lakhon Mein Ek (1971) .... Jaggu
  102. Nadaan (1971) .... Manghu
  103. Paras (1971) .... Thakur Prithvi Singh
  104. Rakhwala (1971)
  105. Ramu Ustad (1971)
  106. Woh Din Yaad Karo (1971)
  107. Apna Desh (1972) .... Satyanarayan
  108. Apradh (1972) .... German Doctor
  109. Dastaan (1972)
  110. Double Cross (1972) .... Maganbhai
  111. Gora Aur Kala (1972) .... Raja Zohravar Singh (Anuradha's Father)
  112. Haar Jeet (1972)
  113. Janwar Aur Insaan (1972)
  114. Samadhi (1972)
  115. Sazaa (1972)
  116. Shehzada (1972) .... Chanda's maternal uncle
  117. Shor (1972) .... Factory owner (Guest Appearance)
  118. Wafaa (1972) .... Zamindar
  119. Sanjog (1972) .... Shiv Dayal (Asha's Father)
  120. Joshila (1973)
  121. Loafer (1973)
  122. Dhund (1973) .... Inspector Joshi
  123. Bada Kabutar (1973) .... Ghaffoor
  124. Bandhe Haath (1973) .... Shyamu's mentor
  125. Black Mail (1973/I) .... Dr. Khurana
  126. Daag: A Poem of Love (1973) .... K.C. Khanna
  127. Dharma (1973) .... Mangal Singh
  128. Gaddar (1973)
  129. Nafrat (1973)
  130. Naya Nasha (1973)
  131. Anuraag (1973) .... Amirchand
  132. Majboor (1974) .... Mahipat Rai
  133. Benaam (1974) .... Gopal
  134. Ajanabee (1974) .... Mr. M.M. Puri
  135. Jab Andhera Hota Hai (1974)
  136. Chor Machaye Shor (1974) .... Seth Jamunadas
  137. Bidaai (1974) -- Dharam Das
  138. Manoranjan (1974) .... Police Inspector
  139. Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye (1974) .... Jagmohan
  140. Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974) .... Nekiram
  141. Zehreela Insaan (1974)
  142. Dharmatma (1975)
  143. Zameer (1975) .... Daku Maan Singh
  144. Dafaa 302 (1975) Indian Penal Code Section 302 (Section of Murder) .... Inspector General of Police
  145. Deewaar (1975) .... Samant (as Madanpuri)
  146. Geet Gaata Chal (1975) .... Sohan Singh
  147. Ponga Pandit (1975) .... Shambhu Nath
  148. Rafoo Chakkar (1975) .... Prakash
  149. Raftaar (1975) .... Rita's dad
  150. Saazish (1975)
  151. Warrant (1975) .... Prof. Ashok Verma
  152. Fakira (1976) .... Chiman Lal
  153. Mehbooba (1976) .... Sardar
  154. Bhanwar (1976) .... John D'Souza / Johny
  155. Aaj Ka Ye Ghar (1976) .... Sajjan's Father-in-law
  156. Aap Beati (1976)
  157. Bairaag (1976)
  158. Daaj (1976)
  159. Kalicharan (1976) .... Jaagir Singh
  160. Khalifa (1976)
  161. Aaina (1977) .... M.B. Patil
  162. Chakkar Pe Chakkar (1977)
  163. Darinda (1977)
  164. Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye (1977)
  165. Kasum Khoon Ki (1977)
  166. Paapi (1977) .... Harnamdas (Aasha's father)
  167. Ram Bharose (1977)
  168. Shirdi Ke Sai Baba (1977) .... Ranbir Singh
  169. Vishwasghaat (1977) .... Uday's dad
  170. Ghar (1978) .... Vikas' Father
  171. Aahuti (1978) .... Heeralal
  172. Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (1978) .... Mr. Mathur (Arun's dad)
  173. Chor Ho To Aisa (1978) .... Chinaramu "Ramu"
  174. Heeralaal Pannalaal (1978)
  175. Naya Daur (1978)
  176. Swarg Narak (1978) .... Lala Lalchand
  177. Vishwanath (1978) .... Pukhraj
  178. Raadha Aur Seeta (1979)
  179. The Great Gambler (1979) .... Ratan Das
  180. Gautam Govinda (1979) .... Bagha
  181. Aur Kaun? (1979)
  182. Jaan-e-Bahaar (1979) .... Ajit's maternal uncle
  183. Jaani Dushman (1979) .... Blind Vaidji (Reshma's dad)
  184. Jatt Punjabi (1979)
  185. Muqabla (1979)
  186. Noorie (1979) .... Lala Karamchand
  187. Aap To Aise Na The (1980)
  188. Humkadam (1980) .... Hari Harprasad
  189. Alibaba Aur 40 Chor (1980) .... Fatima's dad
  190. Abdullah (1980) .... Military Commander
  191. Bandish (1980/I)
  192. The Burning Train (1980) .... Ashok's dad
  193. Ek Baar Kaho (1980) .... Dr. Puri (Rajni's father)
  194. Ek Gunah Aur Sahi (1980)
  195. Judaai (1980) .... Dubey/Mamaji
  196. Patita (1980)
  197. Swayamvara (1980) .... Makhanlal
  198. Yeh Kaisa Insaaf (1980)
  199. Khuda Kasam (1981) .... Kishanlal (Guest Appearance)
  200. Prem Geet (1981) .... Mr. Bhardwaj
  201. Dahshat (1981) .... Sameer's Father
  202. Itni Si Baat (1981) .... Darbarilal (as Madanpuri)
  203. Mangalsutra (1981)
  204. Kranti (1981) .... Sher Singh
  205. Nakhuda (1981) .... Jagannath Gupta
  206. Poonam (1981)
  207. Pyaasa Sawan (1981) .... Prabhudas
  208. Sharada (1981) .... Mr. Kohli (Anita's dad & Inder's boss)
  209. Haathkadi (1982) .... Harimohan's boss
  210. Apradhi Kaun? (1982) .... Rai Bahadur Din Dayal
  211. Badle Ki Aag (1982) .... Mohanlal Verma (uncredited)
  212. Dulha Bikta Hai (1982) .... Seema's dad
  213. Ghazab (1982) .... Jatha Shankar
  214. Pyaas (1982)
  215. Sawaal (1982) .... Govindram
  216. Vidhaata (1982) .... Khushiram Khusal Singh (K.K.)
  217. Agar Tum Na Hote (1983) .... Shakur Ahmed
  218. Sweekar Kiya Maine (1983)
  219. Bade Dil Wala (1983) .... Makhanlal
  220. Nastik (1983) .... Police Inspector Ganga Ram
  221. Andha Kanoon (1983) .... Jailor Gupta
  222. Avtaar (1983) .... Seth Jugal Kishore (Guest Appearance)
  223. Dharti Aakash (1983) (TV) .... Jagdish
  224. Hero (1983/II) .... Bharat
  225. Humse Na Jeeta Koi (1983) .... Girdhari
  226. Main Awara Hoon (1983)
  227. Mazdoor (1983) .... Daulatram (Hiralal's Manager)
  228. Naukar Biwi Ka (1983) .... Movie Director
  229. Painter Babu (1983) .... Mali Kaka
  230. Woh Jo Hasina (1983)
  231. Lorie (1984) .... Mr. Kapoor (Father of 12 kids)
  232. Baazi (1984)
  233. Asha Jyoti (1984) .... Seth Badri Prasad
  234. Mashaal (1984) .... Tolaram
  235. Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar (1984) .... Makhanlal Kesri
  236. Awaaz (1984) .... Mirchandani
  237. Khazana (1984)
  238. Raaj Tilak (1984) .... Ranjeet
  239. Waqt Ki Pukar (1984) .... Subedhar
  240. Yaadon Ki Zanjeer (1984)
  241. Cheekh (1985) .... Thakur
  242. Babu (1985) .... Shambhu Nath
  243. Jhoothi (1985) .... Professor Puri
  244. Bepanaah (1985)
  245. Yodh (1985) .... Dayal
  246. Jawaab (1985) .... Lakhani
  247. Lavaa (1985)
  248. Maujaan Dubai Diyaan (1985)
  249. Ulta Seedha (1985) .... Colonel Khurana
  250. Yaadon Ki Kasam (1985) .... Bishambarnath Kapoor
  251. Khel Mohabbat Ka (1986) .... Rehman Khan
  252. Madadgar (1987)
  253. Vishaal (1987) .... Laawaris
  254. Santosh (1989) .... Kaka

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nevile, Pran (2011). K. L. Saigal: The Definitive Biography. Penguin UK.
  2. ^ "Madan Puri". bollywood501.com. Archived from the original on 30 November 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  3. ^ Joshi, Sumit. Bollywood Through Ages.
  4. ^ Indian Cinema. 1986.

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