Madan Puri

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Madan Singh Puri
Born Madan Singh Puri
1915
Lahore, Punjab, British India
Died 13 January 1985 (aged 70)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actor

Madan Singh Puri (1915 – 13 January 1985) was an actor in Hindi and Punjabi films.

Early life[edit]

Madan Lal Puri was born in Nawa Shahr, Distt Hoshiarpur, Punjab, British India to S. Nihal Chand Puri and Ved Kaur. He had four siblings, elder brother Chaman Lal Puri, younger brothers Amrish Puri and Harish Lal Puri and younger sister Chandrakanta Mehra.

Career[edit]

Puri was one of the doyens of the Indian film industry in the late sixties & early seventies. He was the first cousin of the legendary singer K.L. Saigal, with whose help he started to make a mark in Bollywood. Once Puri was an established star he did the same for his brother the late 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 300 films. His film debut was in a film titled Ahinsa in 1946. Madan made an average of eight films per 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, He also starred in a number of Punjabi films throughout his career such as Jatti, Jatt Punjabi and so on. 'Deewar', 'Dulhan Wohi Jo Piya Man Bhaye', 'Upkaar', 'Chor Machaye Shor', 'Ankhiyoh Ke Jharokhon se', 'Swayamvar', 'Jhoothi', 'Radha Aur Seeta', 'Prem Geet', 'Poorab Aur Paschim', 'Benaam', 'Anurag', 'Amar Prem', 'Aaradhana', 'kati Patang', 'Aamne Saamne', 'Aadmi Aur Insaan', 'Bidaai' are some of his popular films in which he did all types of roles.

He died in 1985 of a heart attack at the age of 69. He was a resident of Venus Apartments, "F", 11th floor, on Worli Seaface in Mumbai. Several films were released after his death right until 1989 with his final film being Santosh. He was one of the greatest villains in Bollywood.

Personal life[edit]

He has three sons all of whom are based in Mumbai.

Filmography[edit]

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

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