|Actor Name||Pankaj Tripathi|
|Birthdate||5 September 1976|
|Hometown||Belsand, Barauli Gopalganj, Bihar|
|Qualification||Graduation in Drama from National School of Drama (NSD)|
|Family||Pandit Banaras Tiwari (Father), Hemwanti Tiwari (Mother)|
Unknown Facts About Pankaj Tripathi –
- Belongs to neighboring village of Manoj Bajpai.When Satya 1998 released he felt that if a guy from neighboring village become an actor probably he can also do it.
- Debuted in the film Run 2004.But gained recognition many years later in Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 and Part 2 in 2012.
- An NSD graduate.Had failed twice entrance test but got in the third attempt.
During festive seasons he used to play the role of a girl in his village’s Natak (plays) which according to him was appreciated by the villagers and ultimately prompted him to make a career out of acting.
- Worked in a hotel in Patna where Manoj Bajpai stayed during a shoot.He met him the next day and later realized has forgotten his slippers.Pankaj Tripathi kept the slippers for himself as a memory from his senior actor.
Pankaj Tripathi Biography –
Pankaj Tripathi is an Indian actor who works predominantly in Bollywood. He is famous for his natural acting skills and so far (as in 2018), has worked in more than 40 films and 60 television shows. The actor rose to fame with his supporting role in the film,
Tripathi’s father wanted him to be a doctor and sent him to Patna for higher studies. While studying there, he joined ABVP and actively participated in college politics. He was an eloquent speaker. Pankaj was also good at sports and represented his college in High Jump and 100-meter-sprint. After completing his college education, he joined a course in Hotel Management and worked as a ‘cook’ for two years at Hotel Maurya.
Pankaj was born into a Hindu Family. His father, Pandit Banaras Tiwari is a farmer and a priest and mother, Hemwanti is a homemaker. He has 3 elder brothers and 2 elder sisters. He married Mridula on 15th January 2004 and they have a daughter.
It was there in Patna that the actor got more attracted towards art. He started visiting various drama shows; asking them if he can act as well. In 1995, he performed a small role of a local thief in the play based on Bhism Sahni’s story of Leela Nandlal, which was directed by Vijay Kumar (an NSD pass out). His performance was highly appreciated by the audience and media alike. From thereon, he became a regular theatre artist and practised it for around 4 years.
After spending 7 years in Patna, Pankaj relocated to Delhi. He enrolled himself in National School of Drama , from where he graduated in 2004. Further, he returned to Patna and did theatre for 4 months.
On 16 October 2004, Tripathi moved to Mumbai and did an uncredited role in the film ‘Run ,’ starring Abhishek Bachchan and Vijay Raaz. He did several small roles in films and television before playing a prominent role in TV drama titled “Gulal.” While shooting for Gulal, Pankaj received a call for an audition for Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur.’ The audition went on for about 8 hours, and he was offered a role of Sultan. His performance in the film was well praised by the audience and led him to receive more offers from several filmmakers. His works in Fukrey, Manjhi: The Mountain Man and Masaan were also well appreciated by the critics and audience.
Pankaj Tripathi’s Filmography –
- Films –
- Chillar Party
- Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1,2
- Dabangg 2
- Singham Return
- Mango Dreams
- Coffe with D
- Bareilly Ki Barfi
- Fukrey Returns
- Munna Michael
- Luka Chuppi
- Super 30
- Arjun Patiala
- Angrezi Medium
- TV Serials –
- Zindagi Ka Har Rang Gulaal
- Sarojini – Ek Nayi Pehal
- WebSeries –
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