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Intro to Pankaj Kapur

Pankaj Kapur (born May 29, 1954) is an Indian actor who has appeared in Hindi theatre, television, and movies. He has appeared in numerous of television shows and movies. He has won numerous accolades, including three Filmfare Awards and three National Film Awards. Inspector P.K. in Raakh (1989), Dr. Dipankar Roy in Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1991), and Abba ji (based on Shakespeare’s King Duncan) in Vishal Bhardwaj’s rendition of Macbeth; Maqbool (2004) are his most appreciated cinema roles to date.

Pankaj Kapur was born in the Punjabi city of Ludhiana on May 29, 1954. While growing up in Punjab, he completed his education and developed a keen interest in theatre and acting. To further his interest, he enrolled at the National School of Drama.

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Personal Information

Real NamePankaj Kapur
ProfessionActor, Director
Height5’6″ Inches
Weight80 Kg
Body MeasurementsChest- 42 Inches
Waist- 36 Inches
Biceps- 12 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourWhite
Date of Birth29 May 1954
Age (as of 2021)67 Years
BirthplaceLudhiana, Punjab, India
AddressYari Road, Mumbai
College/UniversityGovt. College, Ludhiana
National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi
Educational QualificationEngineer
DebutFilm- Arohan (1982)
TV- Karamchand (1985-1988)

Family and Relationship

FatherName Not Known (College Principal)
MotherNot Known
BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known
WifeNeelima Azeem (Divorced)
Supriya Pathak (Actress)
DaughterSanah Kapoor
SonShahid Kapoor
Ruhaan Kapoor

Career of Pankaj Kapur

  • He worked in theatre for four years after graduating from the National School of Drama.
  • Mohandas B.A.L.L.B., Wah Bhai Wah, Sahabji Biwiji Ghulamji and Drishtanth, Kanak Di Balli, Albert’s Bridge, and Panchvan Savaar are among the 74 plays and serials he has directed.
  • With Shyam Benegal’s flick Arohan, he made his film debut (1982).
  • In 1982, he played Pyarelal Nayyar, Mahatma Gandhi’s second secretary, in the Richard Attenborough film Gandhi. Later, in the Hindi version of the film, he dubbed for Ben Kingsley.
  • Following that, he starred in a string of art films, including Shyam Benegal’s Mandi (1983) and Kundan Shah’s comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983).
  • Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! (1984) by Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Mrinal Sen’s Khandhar (1984), and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s suspense thriller Khamosh (1985) by Vidhu Vinod Chopra are some of his other works.
  • In 1986, he made the transition to television, playing Karamchand jasoos (detective) in “Karamchand.”
  • Kab Tak Pukaroon, Zabaan Sambhaal Ke (a remake of the English TV series Mind Your Language), Lifeline with Vijaya Mehta, Neem ka Ped, and finally hilarious interludes in Philips Top 10 are just a few of his TV appearances.
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  • Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986), Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986), and Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin (1987) were among his flicks. His humorous side reappeared in 1987 with the commercial action picture Jalwa.
  • Raakh, a film he directed in 1989, won him his first National Film Award.
  • Marhi Da Diva is a Punjabi film in which he starred (1989). He starred in Mani Ratnam’s 1992 film Roja, which he also directed.
  • In the early portion of his career, his best performance was in the film Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1991) and won the National Film Award – Special Jury Award.
  • In the year 2000, he made a comeback to television with the series Office Office.
  • He directed films such as
    • The Blue Umbrella (2005)
    • Dus (2005)
    • Halla Bol (2007)
  • He began to appear on television again in 2006.
  • The film Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, directed by Vishal Bharadwaj and starring Kapur, was released on January 11, 2013.
  • Kapur made his literary debut in November 2019 with his novella ‘Dopehri,’ which he wrote in 1992.
  • In the year 2020, he starred in the television series JL50.
  • He played a coach in the film Jersey in 2022.

Exciting Facts About Pankaj Kapur

  • Pankaj Kapur is a teetotaler, meaning he does not smoke or consume alcohol.
  • He made his film début as Pyarelal Nayyar, Mahatma Gandhi’s assistant, in ‘Gandhi’ (1982).
  • Pankaj Kapur, despite his prominence as an actor, was a bright child.
  • He claims that his most difficult role was in the low-budget film ‘Neem Ka Ped.’
  • Pankaj admits that he switched to television to avoid the numerous offers he was receiving to play villains or the main character’s brother in films.
  • Pankaj Kapur’s portrayal as Abbaji, an underworld don, in ‘Maqbool’ (2003) and Jamwal in ‘Dus’ (2005) are among his most powerful performances to date.
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His net worth is estimated to be between $100,000 and $1 million as of 2021.

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