Pankaj Kapur is one of the most recognizable actors in Bollywood. Being a veteran in acting, for theaters, movies and TV serials alike, Pankaj Kapur is regarded as one of the most versatile talented actors in the Indian film industry.
Apart from being a renowned theater and movie personality, Pankaj Kapur is also a talented director. Till date, Pankaj Kapur has directed over 75 stage plays and TV serials. With his interesting characters, such as in Karamchand and Office Office, Pankaj Kapur has become one of the most popular actors in India today.
Since making his debut in a Shyam Benegal production movie, Pankaj Kapur has done over 100 movies and numerous TV serials in India.
About Pankaj Kapur
|Real Name||Pankaj Kapur|
|Date of Birth||29th May 1954|
|Age (as in July 2018)||64 years|
|Place of Birth||Ludhiana|
|Education||Bachelor in Engineering from Government College (Ludhiana)|
|Height||5 ft 6"
(168 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
Mohandas BALLB, Office Office, Wah Bhai Wah, Sahabji Biwiji Ghulamji and Zabaan Sambhaal Ke
Gandhi (1982), Arohan, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (1983), Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! (1984), Musafir (1986), Jalwa (1987), Raakh (1989), Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990), Roja (1992), Maqbool (2003), Dus (2005), Halla Bol (2008), Chala Musaddi Office Office (2011), Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola (2013) and Finding Fanny (2014)
|First Movie||Arohan (1983)|
Likes & Dislikes
|Favorite Food||Pakodas and Rajma Rice|
|Favorite Actors||Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando|
Pankaj Kapur is one of the few theater personalities who have made it big in not only the Indian cinema but also in TV as well. Pankaj Kapur is renowned for the colorful and deep characters he portrays in movies and TV series which instantly become popular with the audience. Pankaj Kapur remains one of the best, most talented actors in Bollywood today.
Pankaj Kapur’s age is 64 years, as Pankaj Kapur’s was born in the 29th of May, 1965 in Ludhiana, Punjab. Pankaj Kapur’s height is 5 ft 6 inches (168 cm) and Pankaj Kapur’s weight is around 80 kg (176 lbs). Pankaj Kapur is a qualified engineer from the Government College in Ludhiana, however, he pursued and earned his diploma in acting from the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi.
Pankaj Kapur’s hobbies include writing while Pankaj Kapur loves to eat pakodas and rajma chawal. Pankaj Kapur’s wife currently is the popular actress, Supriya Pathak, and he has three children in all – sons Shahid Kapur (Actor) and Ruhaan Kapur and daughter Sanah Kapur. Earlier, Pankaj Kapur was married to Neelima Azad but the couple got divorced long back.
Owing to his impressive acting skills, Pankaj Kapur is the winner of several awards and widespread critical acclaim. The list of Pankaj Kapur’s awards include the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Raakh (1989), apart from being nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same movie.
Later on, Pankaj Kapur won the National Film Awards’ Special Jury Award for his role in ‘Ek Doctor Ki Maut’ (1991). Next, Pankaj Kapur won 2 (two) Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for his role in the popular satirical TV series ‘Office Office’, in 2002 and then again in 2003.
Pankaj Kapur then won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2005 and the Filmfare Critics’ Award for Best Actor in 2006, for his impressive role in the movie ‘Maqbool’. Pankaj Kapur was also nominated for the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his role in the movie ‘Dus’.
Finally, Pankaj Kapur was awarded the Best Actor National Award by the Journalist Association of India, in 2007-2008.
Interesting Facts About Pankaj Kapur
- Pankaj Kapur is a complete teetotaler and does not smoke or drink alcohol.
- Pankaj Kapur actually made his debut in ‘Gandhi’ (1982), as Mahatma Gandhi’s secretary, Pyarelal Nayyar.
- Although a successful actor, Pankaj Kapur was bright as a child and earned his B.E. degree from the Government College in Ludhiana, his hometown.
- According to Pankaj Kapur his most challenging role was in the small-budget movie, titled ‘Neem Ka Ped’.
- Pankaj Kapur confesses that he shifted to TV just because he wanted to avoid the numerous offers he was getting to play the roles of a villain or the main lead’s brother, in movies.
- Pankaj Kapur’s performance in ‘Maqbool’ (2003), as Abbaji, an underworld don, and that of Jamwal in ‘Dus’ (2005) are amongst his topmost powerful performances till date.