Pankaj Tripathi is an Indian stage actor, born to a strictly middle-class family of farmers on 5th September 1976. He is considered the most down to earth and simple movie star there is in Bollywood. By his unbelievable and realistic acting, he has made a place in the hearts of the Indian audience. He is known for the versatility and the attachment to his role. Just give any role to Pankaj Tripathi and see it becoming a masterpiece.
Tripathi has struggled in the Indian cinema industry for 16 years and is now getting the fame and stardom he deserves. The inspiration for Pankaj Tripathi is Manoj Bajpayee and consider him as his teacher. The role he played in Gangs of Wasseypur brought a big turn in his career and encouraged directors to cast Tripathi in their projects. After so much trouble, Tripathi has become one of the best and finest there is by bringing natural quotient to his roles.
Pankaj Tripathi Biography
|Real name||Pankaj Tripathi|
|Height (approx.)||In centimeters – 178 cm In meters – 1.78 m In feet inches – 5’ 10”|
|Weight (approx.)||In kilograms – 70 kgs In pounds – 154 lbs|
|Body measurements (approx.)||Chest – 38 in Biceps – 14 in Waist – 32 in|
|Eye colour||Dark brown|
|Date of birth||5 September 1976|
|Age (as in 2020)||42 years|
|Birthplace||Village, Belsand, near gopalganj, bihar|
|Hometown||Village, Belsand, near gopalganj, bihar|
|School||D.P.H School, Gopalgunj, Bihar|
|College/University||A college in Patna National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi, India|
|Educational Qualifications||Graduation in Drama from NSD in 2004|
|Father||Pandit Banaras Tiwari|
|Siblings||Brother: 3 (all elder) Sister: 2 (both elder)|
|Marriage date||15 January 2004|
|Children||Daughter: Aashi Tripathi|
|Net worth (approx.)||Rs 37 crores|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Pankaj Tripathi
- Till the 10th standard, Pankaj Tripathi didn’t know about movies because his family doesn’t have a television and there was no movie theatre nearby.
- He did hotel management and worked as a cook for two years in at Hotel Maurya in Pune.
- His father wanted him to become a doctor and sent him to Patna for further studies.
- National Award-winning actor Pankaj Tripathi had served jail time when he was in college. He revealed in a recent interview that he was quite active in student politics and was put behind bars for a week for participating in a protest.
- In the village’s Natak he used to play the role of a girl.
- He reached the city of dreams, Mumbai with Rs 46,000 in his hand and his wife started teaching in school, and they lived in a single room house.
- His father was going to buy him a tractor to work in the field. Still, due to some reason, he was not able to buy it, and this minor coincidence made Pankaj Tripathi a superstar.
- He used to live in the boys’ hostel with his wife.
- He has done many small and minor roles before reaching stardom, even in a Tata tea Advertisement.
- His first appearance in a film was for the 2004 film Run starring Abhishek Bachchan and Vijay Raaz.
- His character of Sultan in Gangs of Wasseypur was well appreciated by the audience as well as the critics.
Pankaj Tripathi Awards
- Special Mention at the National Film Awards
- News18 REEL Movie Awards for Best Supporting Actor
- In 2019 Power Brands honored him with “Power Brand: Industry Trendsetter” at BFJA (Bollywood Film Journalist’s Awards)
- iReel Awards for Best Actor
- Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor (2018)
- Zee Cine Award for Best Dialogue (2019)
Pankaj Tripathi Salary & Net Worth
As of now Pankaj Tripathi charges 1 crore + for one movie and the estimated net worth of Tripathi is Rs 37 Crores.
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