Pankaj Tripathi is an Indian film actor who appears in Hindi films mainly. He started his professional career with a minor role in “Run” and “Omkara” film in 2004. Since then he worked in many Hindi films and tv shows. Later on, Tripathi got great recognition when he appeared in Gangs of Wasseypur as a gangster. After that, he played important roles in many different films such as Fukrey, Masaan, Nil Battey Sannata, and many more. Today he is loved by youngsters who are addicted to web series. His strong & negative appearance in Mirzapur (TV series), as well as Sacred Games (TV series), received positive reactions from critics.
Quick Info –
|Full/Real name||Pankaj Tripathi|
|Birthday & Age||5 September 1976 (Age 44 Years as 2020)|
|Birthplace||Belsand Village, Gopalganj District in the Indian State of Bihar|
|Husband/wife (Name)||Mridula Tripathi|
|Weight||70 kg (154 Ibs)|
|Height||5′ 10″ (178 cm)|
|Figure & Body Measurements||38-33-32 (Approx)|
|Salary||Rs 25 lakh a day to Rs 1 crore a day (Not Verified)|
|Networth||$5 million (As in 2020)|
Pankaj Tripathi Biography/Wiki & Early Life
Pankaj Tripathi was born in a Hindu family how lives in Belsand (a village in Gopalganj District in the Indian State of Bihar). His father was a farmer & priest. Tripathi also worked as an agriculturalist like his father until he was in the 11th class at school. He also played roles of females in his village Natak’s during the festival seasons. Tripathi’s acting talents impressed the villagers.
Later on, he moved to Patna after completing high school to study at the Institute of Hotel Management, Hajipur. During this time He was actively engaged in college theater and politics. After hotel management, he worked for the Five Star hotel in Patna for a long duration of time. Further, he moved to Delhi after a long stay of seven years in Patna. While staying in Delhi he enrolled himself in the National School of Drama and graduated in 2004. After that his professional acting career started in Mumbai with an insignificant role in the film Run where Abhishek Bachan and Bhumika Chawla wan in the lead role.
After graduation and moving to Mumbai in working in the film run (2004). Later he appeared in the films Apaharan (2005), Omkara (2006), and soo on. In 2012 he is widely appreciated for his acting skills in the film Gangs of Wasseypur as Sultan Qureshi. It is also reported that his audition for the film Gangs of Wasseypur was approx eight hours long. Afterward, he appeared in films like Dabangg 2, ABCD, Fukrey, and many more with other big Hollywood personalities.
Tripathi’s first film as a lead role is Gurgaon which was released in 2017. Tripathi made his debut in the Tamil film industry with a film named Kaala (2018). Apart from the films he also worked in Indian TV serials and Web Series. Mirzapur and Sacred Games are the two web series that is based on crime and action in which Tripathi played one of the main roles in the cast. Pankaj Tripathi played a strong cruel gangster role in the famous Mirzapur along with star cast like Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, Divyendu Sharma, Rasika Dugal & Harshita Gaur.
Personal life & Education
|Birthplace||Belsand Village, Gopalganj District in the Indian state of Bihar|
|Birthday & Age||5 September 1976 (Age 44 Years)|
|Present Fixed Residence||Mumbai Since 2004|
|School||D. P. H School, Gopalganj, Bihar, |
National School of Drama
|College||Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition |
|Education Qualification||Graduate Degree in Hotel Management|
Pankaj Tripathi Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurements & More
|Height||5′ 10″ (178 cm)|
|Wight||70 kg (154 Ibs)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Body Type||Slim Fit|
|Body Measurements||38-33-32 (Approx)|
Pankaj Tripathi, Wife, Children, Family & Relationships Stats
|Wife||Mridula Tripathi (School Teacher)|
|Past Affairs & Ex Girlfriends||None|
|Children’s||One Daughter(Aashi Tripathi)|
|Father||Pandit Banars Tiwari (Farmer)|
|Brother||3 Elder Brothers|
|Sister||2 Elder Sisters|
|Father in Law||–|
|Mother in Law||–|
|Best Friend||Bhanu Uday Goswami (Indian Film Actor)|
How Pankaj Tripathi meet his wife? Does Pankaj did love marriage or arranged marriage?
Pankaj did love marriage with Mridula. According to the source, he meets Mridula on a train. Both of them fall in love and decided to get married to each other. However, Later Pankaj’s family didn’t agree for marriage. For a while, he struggled to convince his family for marriage but in the end, everyone accepted his decision.
|Cars||Mercedes Benz e220d exclusive|
Toyota fortuner 4×4 AMT
Awards and Achievements
- Special Mention at the National Film Awards for Newton (Hindi).
- News18 REEL Movie Awards for Best Supporting Actor for Newton.
- In 2019 Power Brands honored him with “Power Brand: Industry Trendsetter” at BFJA (Bollywood Film Journalist’s Awards).
- iReel Awards for Best Actor – Drama for Mirzapur.
- Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor (2018) – Stree.
- Zee Cine Award for Best Dialogue (2019) – Stree
Pankaj Tripathi Net Worth and Salary
Tripathi has managed to leverage his unique status smartly, says a talented unknown manager. “He does not have an equal in Bollywood right now and he could charge between Rs 25 lakh a day to Rs 1 crore a day, more in the league of television actors,” he adds.
Note: It is not a verified salary statistics.
Pankaj Tripathi Filmography
|2003||Chigurida Kanasu||Shankar’s College Friend||Uncredited (Kannada Film)|
|2005||Apaharan||Gaya Singh’s Crony|
|Shaurya||Major Virendra Rathore|
|2009||Chintu Ji||Paplu Yadav|
|2010||Valmiki Ki Bandook||BDO Tripathi||Short film|
|2011||Chillar Party||Secretary Dubey|
|Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1||Sultan Qureshi|
|Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2|
|2013||ABCD: Any Body Can Dance||Vardha Bhai|
|Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa||Amol|
|Janta v/s Janardan – Bechara Aam Aadmi|
|Doosukeltha||Dilleeswara Rao||Telugu film|
|2015||Manjhi – The Mountain Man||Ruab|
|2016||Nil Battey Sannata||Principal Srivastava|
|Mango Dreams||Salim||English film|
|2017||Coffee with D||Girdhari|
|Anaarkali of Aarah||Rangeela|
|Bareilly Ki Barfi||Narottam Mishra|
|Kaala||Pankaj Patil||Tamil film|
|Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain||Feroz|
|Bhaiaji Superhit||Builder Gupta|
|Yours Truly||Vijay||World premiere at the 23rd BIFF in October 2018.|
|The Tashkent Files||Gangaram Jha|
|Super 30||Shri Ram Singh|
|Arjun Patiala||Film Producer||Guest appearance|
|Extraction||Ovi Mahajan Senior||Netflix Film|
|Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl||Anup Saxena||Netflix Film|
|Films / Dramas that are not yet releasedSandeep Aur Pinky Faraar||Kartaar Singh||Post-production|
|Films / Dramas that are not yet released83||Man Singh||Filming|
|Films / Dramas that are not yet releasedLudo||TBA||postponed.|
|Films / Dramas that are not yet released Romeo||TBA||Pre-Production|
|Films / Dramas that are not yet released Mumbai Saga||Devraj Chaudhary||Filming|
|2010–11||Zindagi Ka Har Rang…Gulaal||Giga Kaka||Star Plus|
|2010||Powder||Naved Ansari||Sony TV|
|2015–16||Sarojini – Ek Nayi Pehal||Dushyant Singh||Zee TV|
|2018–2019||Sacred Games||Khanna Guru Ji||Netflix|
|2018–present||Mirzapur||Akhandanand “Kaleen” Tripathi||Prime Video|
|2019||Criminal Justice||Madhav Mishra||Hotstar|
Some Facts About Pankaj Tripathi
- During his early struggle in the film industry, he became synonymous with gangster characters as he mostly played negative roles.
- Rejected by the National School of Drama twice. However, at the third attempt, he made his way in.
- On 15th January 2004, Pankaj got married to Mridula who was then a professor.
- Moved to Mumbai after several calls from his friend Bhanu Uday. He moved to Mumbai with Rs 46,000. He was Pankaj’s friend from the National School of Drama.
- During college politics, he was once Jailed for seven days in 1993 for raising voice against the state government which was then ruled by Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Pankaj Tripathi Favorites
|Hobby||Cooking, Reading, Traveling, Listening Music|
|Food||Every indian Cuisine, Roasted Chana|
|Actor||Amitabh Bachchan, Raj Kapoor|
|Films||Pan Singh Tomar, Maqbool, Teesri kasam|
|Directors||Ram Gopal Verma, Anurag kashyap|
|Destinations||Beaches, Himalaya, His Village|
|Colors||White, Black, Green|
Quotes By Pankaj Tripathi
One mistake and all this attention may just disappear one fine day. So I prefer to remain grounded.
I had never thought that so many people would know me, will talk about me, and most of all, I will be given a National Award.
I did not become an actor to earn money – that I could have done it in my village by becoming a farmer. I wanted to show my craft, which I am so passionate about.
My wife used to work as a teacher and support me, and now I can do something for her, which is very satisfying for me.
I used to work in a hotel kitchen at night and do theatre in the morning. After finishing my night shift – I did it for two years – I used to come back and sleep for five hours and then do theatre from 2-7 P.M. and then again hotel work from 11-7 in the morning.
If every individual starts listening to poetry, watch plays, and see paintings, they’ll become a better human.
It was Sultan Qureshi, the character of ‘Gangs of Wasseypur,’ which brought success as a baddie, but it was the TC and teacher’s roles in ‘Masaan’ and ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ that broke the villain’s mold and helped me successfully explore the other shades – be it comedy, intense, or serious – surprising the audience all the time.
In life, we have two segments: arts and science. We need science to make our lives easier. But what do we live for? We enjoy life through the arts. So it’s an artistes duty to question the wrongs happening in society.