Pankaj Tripathi Biography, Facts & Life Story

Pankaj Tripathi Indian Actor

Quick Facts

Full Name:Pankaj Tripathi

Profession:Actor

Nationality:Indian

Age (as of 2019):43 years old

Date of Birth:5 September 1976

Birthplace:Village, Belsand, near Gopalganj, Bihar

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)

Weight:70 kg (154 lbs)

Chest:38 Inches

Waist:32 Inches

Bodytype:Slim

Biceps:13 Inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Celebrity Favorites

Hobbies:Cooking, Reading, Travelling, Listening to Music

Favorite Actor:Amitabh Bachchan

Favorite Destination:Goa

Favorite Color:Black


Pankaj Tripathi is a famous Indian actor who predominantly appears in Hindi movies. He is typically recognized for his natural way of acting. In 2004, he debuted with a trivial role in Omkara and Run and has since starred in more than 60 television shows and 40 movies. Pankaj’s major breakthrough came in the year 2012 for his subsidiary role in Gangs of Wasseypur movie series He has received critical acclamation for multiple movies, comprising off Masaan, Fukrey, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Nil Battey Sannata, Newton, Street and Fukrey Returns. For the movie Newton, Pankaj Tripathi also received a number of awards involving a Special Mention National Filmfare Award.

Pankaj Tripathi was born in Belsand, India on September 5, 1976.  He was born to Hemwanti Devi and Pandit Banaras Tripathi. He is the youngest in his five siblings. Tripathi’s father works as a priest and agriculturalist. He also worked as an agriculturalist till his 11th standard in school. All through festive season, he used to portray the role of a lady in his village’s Natak which in accordance with him was massively admired by the villagers and eventually encouraged him to build a career in acting. Pankaj Tripathi settled in Patna after completing his schooling wherein he performed on theatre and was an active member of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. Beyond failure threat in acting, he also worked temporarily for a restaurant. After his stay of more than seven years in Patna, he settled in Delhi with the intention of enrolling in National School of Drama, from where he earned his graduation degree in the year 2004.

After earning his graduation degree from National School of Drama, Pankaj Tripathi settled in Mumbai and did an underrated role in the movie Run. His audition for movie continued for more than eight hours. In the year 2008, he appeared in Bahubali television series, and afterwards in “Powder” aired on Sony TV. In his career, Pankaj played typically negative roles and became identical with gangster roles. Afterwards, he played numerous roles and received critical acclamation for the same. In 2017, His movie titled Newton was nominated for the Academy Award. Pankaj Tripathi made his first Tamil debut with the movie titled Kaala which released in the year 2018.  On 15th January 2004, he married to Mridula and the couple was blessed with a daughter.

Facts You Never Knew About Pankaj Tripathi!

    • Is Pankaj Tripathi addicted to smoking?: Not Known
    • Is Pankaj Tripathi alcoholic?: Not Known
    • He belongs to small town of Belsand located in Bihar, India.
    • Pankaj’s father is a very spiritual person.
    • In his infantile, he enrolled for RSS and initiated to visit its Shakhas.
    • He wasn’t familiar with the movies till 10th standard due to not having a television and the adjacent theatre was more than 20 km away from his home.
    • Tripathi inclined towards acting in his babyhood and from his 14 years of age, he portrayed the role of a female at Chhath Festival held in his village.
    • After completing his schooling, he settled in Patna for further education.
    • His father desired him to become a physician.
    • Whilst studying in Patna, he enrolled for ABVP and initiated to participate in Student Movements.

Pankaj Tripathi Education

Qualification: Graduation in Drama from National School of Drama (NSD) in 2004

School: D. P. H School, Gopalganj, Bihar

College: A College in Patna
National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi, India

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Pankaj Tripathi Career

Profession: Actor

Debut TV Series/Movie: Film:– Run (2004)
TV:– Gulal (2010)

Family & Relatives

Father: Pandit Banaras Tiwari

Mother: Hemwanti

Brother(s): 3 (all Elder)

Sister(s): 2 (both Elders)

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Mridula Tripathi (m. 2004)

Children: 1

Son(s): None

Daughter(s): 1



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