Madan Puri (30 September 1915 – 13 January 1985) was an Indian actor of Hindi and Punjabi films. His brother was actor Amrish Puri. As a character actor mainly in negative roles (villain), he acted in about 430 films in a career spanning above fifty years.[2]

Madan Puri
MadanPuri in Jeet.jpg
Madan Puri in Jeet (1949)
Born
Madan Lal Puri

(1915-09-30)30 September 1915
Died13 January 1985(1985-01-13) (aged 69)
OccupationActor
Years active1940–1985
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 Nawanshahr, Punjab, in a Punjabi Hindu family, to Nihal Chand Puri and Ved Kaur. He studied in Rahon. He was the second of five children, with elder brother Chaman Puri, younger brothers Amrish Puri and Harish Lal Puri and younger sister Chandrakanta Mehra. He was an cousin of singing sensation Kundan Lal Sehgal.[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. His son Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kamlesh K. Puri has published a book about the life and times of Madan Puri titled "My Father, the Villain" in 2015 (the 100th anniversary of his birth).

Selected filmographyEdit

  1. Khazanchi (1941)
  2. Meri Bahen (1944)
  3. Ahinsa (1946)
  4. Sona (1948)
  5. Vidya (1948) as Harilal "Harry"
  6. Dil Ki Duniya (1949)
  7. Jeet (1949) as Ratan
  8. Namoona (1949)
  9. Singaar (1949)
  10. Anmol Ratan (1950)
  11. Madari (1950) Punjabi Movie
  12. Ada (1951)
  13. Nadaan (1951)
  14. Deewana (1952)
  15. Goonj (1952)
  16. Raag Rang (1952)
  17. Munna (1954)
  18. Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1954)
  19. Bhagwat Mahima (1955)
  20. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955)
  21. Aabroo (1956)
  22. Heer (1956)
  23. Baarish (1957)
  24. Ek Saal (1957)
  25. Mirza Sahiba (1957) as Shamir
  26. Nau Do Gyarah (1957) as Radhe Shyam
  27. Dilli Ka Thug (1958) as Bihari
  28. Howrah Bridge (1958) as John Chang
  29. Kabhi Andhera Kabhi Ujala (1958)
  30. Taqdeer (1958)
  31. Trolley Driver (1958)
  32. Insan Jaag Utha (1959) as Mohan Singh
  33. Kanhaiya (1959) as Mano
  34. Nai Raahen (1959)
  35. Chaudhary Karnail Singh (1960) as Boota Singh
  36. Jaali Note (1960)
  37. Kala Bazar (1960) as Ganesh
  38. Kiklee (1960)
  39. Singapore (1960) as Chang
  40. Guddi (1961) as Namberdaar Punjabi Movie
  41. Pyaar Ka Saagar (1961)
  42. Tel Malish Boot Polish (1961)
  43. Bees Saal Baad (1962) as Dr. Pandey
  44. China Town (1962)
  45. Rakhi (1962) as Choudhary Bhagwandas
  46. Gehra Daag (1963)
  47. Godaan (1963)
  48. Shikari (1963)
  49. Sunheri Nagin (1963)
  50. Ek Raaz (1963) as Chunilal
  51. Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964) as Ratanlal
  52. Cha Cha Cha (1964)
  53. Kashmir Ki Kali (1964) as Shyamlal
  54. Kohraa (1964)
  55. Mr. X in Bombay (1964)
  56. Ziddi (1964) as Moti
  57. Gumnaam (1965) as Dr. Acharya
  58. Mohabbat Isko Kahete Hain (1965)
  59. Neela Akash (1965) as Abdul
  60. Shaheed (1965) as Jailor
  61. Waqt (1965) as Balvir
  62. Love in Tokyo (1966) as Asha's Uncle
  63. Main Wohi Hoon (1966) as Jagdish
  64. Phool Aur Patthar (1966) as Boss
  65. Sawan Ki Ghata (1966) as Limo
  66. Thakur Jarnail Singh (1966)
  67. Aag (1967) as Kallu Singh
  68. Aamne Samne (1967)
  69. Baharon Ke Sapne (1967) as Ranjeet
  70. Gunehgar (1967)
  71. Hamraaz (1967) as Captain (Rajesh's friend)
  72. Johar in Bombay (1967) as Gopal
  73. Shagird (1967)
  74. Upkar (1967) as Charandas
  75. Aankhen (1968) as Captain
  76. Duniya (1968)
  77. Hai Mera Dil (1968)
  78. Humsaya (1968)
  79. Juaari (1968)
  80. Ittefaq (1969) as Public Prosecutor Khanna
  81. Aradhana (1969) as Prison Warden
  82. Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969) as Sabharwal
  83. Pyar Hi Pyar (1969) as Dindayal
  84. Oos Raat Ke Baad (1969)
  85. Pyar Ka Mausam (1969) as Shankar
  86. Shatranj (1969) as Comrade Chang
  87. Talash (1969) as Peter
  88. The Train (1970) as Yogi / No. 1
  89. Aag Aur Daag (1970) as Madanlal
  90. Bhai Bhai (1970)
  91. Choron Ka Chor (1970)
  92. Devi (1970) as Joginder
  93. Kati Patang (1970) as Vishnu Prasad
  94. My Love (1970)
  95. Prem Pujari (1970) as Chang
  96. Purab Aur Paschim (1970) as Preeti's dad
  97. Yaadgaar (1970) as Madan Singh
  98. Amar Prem (1971)
  99. Caravan (1971) as Mithalal Tota
  100. Ek Paheli (1971) as Shankarlal
  101. Elaan (1971) as Mr. Verma
  102. Guddi (1971) as Lambhardara
  103. Haathi Mere Saathi (1971) as Ratanlal
  104. Hulchul (1971) as Mahesh Jetley
  105. Lakhon Mein Ek (1971) as Jaggu
  106. Nadaan (1971) as Mangu
  107. Paras (1971) as Thakur Prithvi Singh
  108. Rakhwala (1971)
  109. Sanjog (1971) as Shiv Dayal
  110. Ramu Ustad (1971)
  111. Woh Din Yaad Karo (1971)
  112. Apna Desh (1972) as Satyanarayan
  113. Apradh (1972) as German Doctor
  114. Dastaan (1972)
  115. Double Cross (1972) as Maganbhai
  116. Gora Aur Kala (1972) as Raja Zoravar Singh (Anuradha's Father)
  117. Haar Jeet (1972) as Madhusudan Gupta
  118. Janwar Aur Insaan (1972) as Gokulchand
  119. Samadhi (1972) as Jaggu
  120. Sazaa (1972)
  121. Shehzada (1972) as Chanda's maternal uncle
  122. Shor (1972) as Factory owner (Guest Appearance)
  123. Wafaa (1972) as Zamindar
  124. Joshila (1973) as Madanlal Dogra
  125. Loafer (1973) as Mr. Puri
  126. Dhund (1973) as Inspector Joshi
  127. Bada Kabutar (1973) as Ghaffoor
  128. Bandhe Hath (1973) as Shyamu's Mentor
  129. Black Mail (1973) as Dr. Khurana
  130. Daag: A Poem of Love (1973) as K.C. Khanna
  131. Dharma (1973) as Mangal Singh
  132. Gaddaar (1973)
  133. Nafrat (1973)
  134. Naya Nasha (1973)
  135. Anuraag (1973) as Amirchand
  136. Majboor (1974) as Mahipat Rai
  137. Benaam (1974) as Gopal
  138. Ajanabee (1974) as Mr. M.M. Puri
  139. Jab Andhera Hota Hai (1974)
  140. Chor Machaye Shor (1974) as Seth Jamunadas
  141. Bidaai (1974) as Dharam Das
  142. Manoranjan (1974) as Police Inspector
  143. Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye (1974) as Jagmohan
  144. Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974) as Nekiram
  145. Zehreela Insaan (1974)
  146. Dharmatma (1975)
  147. Zameer (1975) as Daku Maan Singh
  148. Dafaa 302 (1975) Indian Penal Code Section 302 (Section of Murder) as Inspector General of Police
  149. Deewaar (1975) as Samant
  150. Geet Gaata Chal (1975) as Sohan Singh
  151. Ponga Pandit (1975) as Shambhunath
  152. Rafoo Chakkar (1975) as Prakash
  153. Raftaar (1975) as Jackson
  154. Saazish (1975)
  155. Warrant (1975) as Professor Ashok Verma
  156. Fakira (1976) as Chamanlal
  157. Mehbooba (1976) as Sardar
  158. Bhanwar (1976) as John D'Souza / Johny
  159. Aaj Ka Ye Ghar (1976) as Sajjan's Father-in-law
  160. Aap Beati (1976)
  161. Bairaag (1976)
  162. Daaj (1976)
  163. Kalicharan (1976) as Jaagir Singh
  164. Khalifa (1976)
  165. Aaina (1977) as M.B. Patil
  166. Chakkar Pe Chakkar (1977)
  167. Darinda (1977)
  168. Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye (1977)
  169. Kasum Khoon Ki (1977)
  170. Paapi (1977) as Harnamdas
  171. Ram Bharose (1977) as Boss
  172. Shirdi Ke Sai Baba (1977) as Ranvir Singh
  173. Vishwasghaat (1977) as Uday's dad
  174. Ghar (1978) as Vikas' Father
  175. Aahuti (1978) as Heeralal
  176. Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (1978) as Mr. Mathur (Arun's dad)
  177. Chor Ho To Aisa (1978) as Chinaramu "Ramu"
  178. Heeralaal Pannalaal (1978)
  179. Naya Daur (1978)
  180. Swarg Narak (1978) as Lala Lalchand
  181. Vishwanath (1978) as Pukhraj
  182. Badmashon Ka Badmaash (1979)
  183. Raadha Aur Seeta (1979)
  184. The Great Gambler (1979) as Ratan Das
  185. Gautam Govinda (1979) as Bagha
  186. Aur Kaun? (1979)
  187. Jaan-e-Bahaar (1979) as Ajit's maternal uncle
  188. Jaani Dushman (1979) as Blind Vaidji (Reshma's dad)
  189. Jatt Punjabi (1979)
  190. Muqabla (1979)
  191. Noorie (1979) as Lala Karamchand
  192. Aap To Aise Na The (1980)
  193. Humkadam (1980) as Hari Harprasad
  194. Alibaba Aur 40 Chor (1980) as Fatima's dad
  195. Abdullah (1980) as Military Commander
  196. Bandish (1980)
  197. The Burning Train (1980) as Ashok's dad
  198. Ek Baar Kaho (1980) as Dr. Puri (Rajni's father)
  199. Ek Gunah Aur Sahi (1980)
  200. Judaai (1980) as Mr. Dube
  201. Patita (1980)
  202. Swayamvara (1980) as Makhanlal
  203. Yeh Kaisa Insaaf (1980)
  204. Khuda Kasam (1981) as Kishanlal (Guest Appearance)
  205. Prem Geet (1981) as Mr. Bhardwaj
  206. Dulha Bikta Hai(1981)
  207. Dahshat (1981) as Sameer's Father
  208. Itni Si Baat (1981) as Darbarilal (as Madanpuri)
  209. Mangalsutra (1981)
  210. Kranti (1981) as Sher Singh
  211. Nakhuda (1981) as Jagannath Gupta
  212. Poonam (1981) as Thakur Kishan Singh
  213. Pyaasa Sawan (1981) as Prabhudas
  214. Sharada (1981) as Mr. Kohli (Anita's dad & Inder's boss)
  215. Haathkadi (1982) as Harimohan's Boss
  216. Apradhi Kaun? (1982) as Rai Bahadur Dindayal
  217. Badle Ki Aag (1982) as Mohanlal Verma
  218. Dulha Bikta Hai (1982) as Seema's dad
  219. Ghazab (1982) as Jatha Shankar
  220. Pyaas (1982)
  221. Sawaal (1982) as Govindram
  222. Vidhaata (1982) as Khushiram Khusal Singh (K.K.)
  223. Paanchwin Manzil (1983) as Dr Radhamohan
  224. Agar Tum Na Hote (1983) as Shakur Ahmed
  225. Sweekar Kiya Maine (1983)
  226. Bade Dil Wala (1983) as Makhanlal
  227. Nastik (1983) as Police Inspector Gangaram
  228. Andhaa Kaanoon (1983) as Jailor Gupta
  229. Avtaar (1983) as Seth Jugal Kishore (Guest Appearance)
  230. Dharti Aakash (1983) (TV) as Jagdish
  231. Hero (1983) as Bharat
  232. Humse Na Jeeta Koi (1983) as Girdhari
  233. Main Awara Hoon (1983)
  234. Mazdoor (1983) as Daulatram
  235. Naukar Biwi Ka (1983) as Movie Director
  236. Painter Babu (1983) at Mali Kaka
  237. Woh Jo Hasina (1983)
  238. Lorie (1984) as Mr. Kapoor (Father of 12 kids)
  239. Prerana (1984) as Jhumman Miya
  240. Baazi (1984)
  241. Asha Jyoti (1984) as Badri Prasad
  242. Mashaal (1984) as Tolaram
  243. Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar (1984) as Makhanlal Kesri
  244. Awaaz (1984) as Mirchandani
  245. Khazana (1984)
  246. Raaj Tilak (1984) as Ranjeet
  247. Waqt Ki Pukar (1984) as Subedhar
  248. Yaadon Ki Zanjeer (1984)
  249. Cheekh (1985) as Thakur
  250. Babu (1985) as Shambhu Nath
  251. Jhoothi (1985) as Professor Puri
  252. Bepanaah (1985)
  253. Yudh (1985) as Dayal
  254. Lava (1985) as Dayal
  255. Jawaab (1985) as Lakhani
  256. Maujaan Dubai Diyaan (1985)
  257. Ulta Seedha (1985) as Colonel Khurana
  258. Yaadon Ki Kasam (1985) as Bishambharnath Kapoor
  259. Khel Mohabbat Ka (1986) as Rehman Khan
  260. Madadgaar (1987)
  261. Vishaal (1987) as Laawaris
  262. Santosh (1989) as 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. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  4. ^ Indian Cinema. 1986. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2019.

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