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Pankaj Tripathi
Occupation:Actor • Writer • Dialogue Writer
Born:September 5, 1976
Birthplace:Bihar, India
Spouse:Mridula Tripathi
About

Known for his natural acting and calm demeanor, film and television actor Pankaj Tripathi is an alumnus of the National School of Drama and has predominantly worked in the Hindi film industry. He made his feature film debut in the 2004 romantic thriller Run and rose to prominence through his roles in films like Omkara (2006), Dharm (2007), Raavan (2010) and Chillar Party (2011). He has also acted in television series like Powder (2010) and Zindagi Ka Kar Rang Gulaal (2011-2012) before making it big in the Tinsel town.

The actor`s breakthrough came in Anurag Kashyap`s 2012 crime drama series Gang of Wasseypur, where he portrayed the role of henchman Sultan Qureshi. Having worked in more than forty films, his significant acting credits include Dabangg 2 (2012), Fukrey (2013), Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015), and Masaan (2015). In 2017, Tripathi made his debut as a leading male in Gurgaon and also received a Special Mention at the National Film Awards for his portrayal of upright CRPF officer Atma Singh in comedy drama Newton in the same year.

In 2018, he made his debut in Tamil cinema with Kaala, alongside Rajinikanth and Nana Patekar. In the same year, Tripathi displayed his acting prowess in films like Stree, Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain. Apart from films, Tripathi has also worked in Amazon Prime original Mirzapur and Netflix original Sacred Games, where, yet again, he was appreciated for his brilliant work. His 2019 projects include Super 30, Yours Truly, Luka Chuppi, Kissebaaz , Dabangg 3 and Angrezi Medium. His 2020 release includes Gunjan Saxena, Ludo and Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa. His 2021 release includes Kaagaz, Mimi, Bunty Aur Babli 2 and 83. His other notable works include Bachchhan Paandey, Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga, OMG 2 (2023), Fukrey 3 (2023), Kadak Singh (2023), Main Atal Hoon (2024), Stree 2 (2024) and Metro In Dino (2024).
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Did You Know? (5)

  • To prepare for his role in Main Atal Hoon (2024), Pankaj Tripathi read a lot of books, saw Atalji`s interviews and spent around two and a half hours in makeup to get the look of Atal Bihari Bajpayee in prosthetics.
  • Pankaj Tripathi was skeptical about portraying Atal Bihari Vajpayee on-screen in Main Atal Hoon (2024) and only agreed to the movie after seeing his photoshopped image.
  • Pankaj Tripathi visited the newly inaugurated Atal Setu in Mumbai with the students of Atal Bihari Vajpayee`s alma mater, DAV School to promote his movie Main Atal Hoon (2024).
  • The idea of acting came to Pankaj Tripathi when he was jailed for a week for being part of a students movement.
  • Pankaj Tripathi was sick when he was called for the audition of Gangs of Wasseypur, and refused to go for the audition. However, upon being pushed by Mukesh Chhabra, he gave the longest audition of his life on antibiotics which lasted about eight to nine hours.
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