Madan Puri Wiki, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Madan Puri

Madan Puri (1915-1985) was an Indian actor who worked in Hindi and Punjabi movies. He is the brother of well-known actors Amrish Puri and Chaman Puri. He died on 13 January 1985 due to a heart attack at the age of 69.


‘Madan Lal Puri was born on Thursday, 30 September 1915 (age 69 years; at the time of death) in Nawanshahr, Punjab. He completed his formal studies in Rahon, Punjab. He pursued graduation at Hindu College, Delhi University. Later, he made his name in Bollywood with the support of his first cousin singer K. L. Saigal.

Madan Puri in his youth

Madan Puri in his youth

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Madan Puri's pose in standing


Parents & Siblings

Madan Puri was the son of Nihal Chand Puri and Ved Kaur. He had four siblings. His eldest brother was Chaman Puri, his younger brothers were Amrish Puri and Harish Lal Puri, and he had a younger sister, Chandrakanta Mehra.

Madan Puri with his brother Amrish Puri

Madan Puri with his brother Amrish Puri

Wife & Children

Madan Puri was married to Sheela Devi. The couple was blessed with three sons, namely, Pravesh Puri, Lt. Col. Dr. Kamlesh K Puri, and Ramnesh Puri. His wife, Sheela Devi, died a few years later after Madan Puri’s death.


He followed Hinduism.


Floor 11, “F”, Venue Apartments, on Worli Seaface in Mumbai.



Madan started his acting career in the 1940s and made his film debut with “Ahinsa” in 1946. He gained recognition for his portrayal of negative and villainous roles in Hindi films. Some of his notable movies and roles include ‘Sawarg Narak’ as Lala Lalchand (1978), ‘Ram Bharose’ as Boss (1977), ‘Deewar’ (1975) as Samantand, ‘Dharmatma’ in 1975, and ‘Blackmail’ (1973) as ‘Dr. Khurana.’


He starred in the Punjabi films like Jatti, Jatt Punjabi, and many more. Many of his films were released after his death. Madan Puri’s final performance was as ‘Kaka’ in the film ‘Santosh’ (1989).

Poster of the film Santosh, starring Madan Puri

Poster of the film Santosh, starring Madan Puri


On 13 January 1985, Madan Puri, at the age of 69, took his last breath after he died of a heart attack.


  • Madan Puri’s son, Lt. Col. Dr. Kamlesh K Puri, published a book about the life of Madan Puri on his 100th birth anniversary titled “My Father, the Villain” in 2015.

    A Book on Madan Puri's life

    A Book on Madan Puri’s Life

  • He acted in about 430 films in his career spanning over fifty years.
  • He helped his younger brother Amrish Puri in making his career in Bollywood.

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