pankaj tripathi biography

Pankaj Tripathi Biography | Success Story | Awards

Pankaj Tripathi is known as a versatile actor in Bollywood. This is about Pankaj Tripathi Biography and his success story. How his hard work and dedication made him a renowned actor in Bollywood. He struggled for more than 10 years to establish himself in Bollywood. He also debuted in Hollywood from Chris Hemsworth starer Extraction.


  • Real Name : Pankaj Tripathi
  • Date of Birth : 5 September 1976
  • Age : 43
  • Birth Place : Belsand (Gopalganj, Bihar)
  • Father : Pandit Banaras Tripathi
  • Mother : Hemwanti Devi
  • Wife : Mridula Tripathi
  • Education : Graduation in Drama (NSD – 2004)
  • Nationality : Indian
  • Religion : Hinduism

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Early Life of Pankaj Tripathi

Mr. Tripathi was born in Belsand village of Gopalganj district Bihar. In his childhood, he used to play the character of a girl in the village’s Natak (drama). He was good at acting, so villagers promoted him to become an actor. 

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After his primary education, he moved to Patna for his further studies. He completed Hotel Management from Hazipur, Patna. After staying seven years in Patna, he moved to Delhi to pursue graduation in drama from the National School of Drama, a recognized institution for art. In 2003 he completed his degree and moved to Mumbai to try his fortune.

Success Story of Pankaj Tripathi

After many trials, he was cast for the first time in Bollywood for the movie Run (2004) in a small uncredited role. His second break in the movie was Apaharan (2005), he played the character of Gaya Singh’s crony. He continues doing small roles in movies like Omkara (2006), Dharm (2007), Mithya (2008), Shaurya (2008), Chintu Ji (2009), Barah Aana (2009), Raavan (2010), Aakrosh (2010), Chillar Party (2011), Agneepath (2012). 

After many small roles, He got his first breakthrough from the movie Gangs of Wasseypur part 1 & part 2. Pankaj Tripathi acclaimed for his strong character play in this movie. He played the role of Sardar Khan. The movie was directed by Anurag Kashyap. After this movie, he never looked back and played many versatile characters. 

His other notable roles in movies are Dabangg 2 (2012), ABCD : Any Body Can Dance (2013), Rangrez (2013), Fukrey (2013), Gunday (2014), Manjhi – The Mountain Man (2015), Massan (2015), Dilwale (2015), Nil Battey Sannata (2016), Gurgaon (2017), Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017), Fukrey Returns (2017), Super 30 (2019), etc. His performance in Netflix’s web series Sacred Games (2018-19) was remarkably good.


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Pankaj Tripathi won News18 REEL Movie Awards for Best Supporting Actor and got Special Mention at the National Film Awards for Newton (2017) for his power pact performance. He won Screen Award for best supporting actor and Zee Cine Award for Best Dialogue for Stree (2018). In 2018 he won iReel Awards for Best Actor for Amazon Prime’s web-series Mirzapur in 2018.

We wish him good luck with his future endeavors.

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