Pankaj Tripathi Biography
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Pankaj Tripathi Biography, Wife, Daughter, Net Worth, Wiki & More

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 –

Pankaj Tripathi
Pankaj Tripathi
Full/Real namePankaj Tripathi
Birthday & Age5 September 1976 (Age 44 Years as 2020)
BirthplaceBelsand Village, Gopalganj District in the Indian State of Bihar
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/wife (Name)Mridula Tripathi
Dating/Girlfriend (Name)None
Weight70 kg (154 Ibs)
Height5′ 10″ (178 cm)
Figure & Body Measurements38-33-32 (Approx)
SalaryRs 25 lakh a day to Rs 1 crore a day (Not Verified)
Networth$5 million (As in 2020)
DebutRun (2004)
Quick info about Pankaj Tripathi

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.

Pankaj Tripathi When he was a Farmer
When he was a Farmer

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.

when he was doing theater in Bihar
when he was doing theater in Bihar


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 DugalHarshita Gaur.

Pankaj Tripathi in Mirzapur
Pankaj Tripathi in Mirzapur
Pankaj Tripathi Leaked Audition Tape for Sacred Games | Netflix

Personal life & Education

BirthplaceBelsand Village, Gopalganj District in the Indian state of Bihar
Birthday & Age5 September 1976 (Age 44 Years)
Present Fixed ResidenceMumbai Since 2004
SchoolD. P. H School, Gopalganj, Bihar,
National School of Drama
CollegeInstitute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition
Magadh University
Education QualificationGraduate Degree in Hotel Management

Pankaj Tripathi Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurements & More

Age44 Years
Height5′ 10″ (178 cm)
Wight70 kg (154 Ibs)
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Body TypeSlim Fit
Body Measurements38-33-32 (Approx)
Chest’s Size38
Waist’s Size33
Hips Size32
Biceps Size
Foot Size9
Blood Group

Pankaj Tripathi, Wife, Children, Family & Relationships Stats

WifeMridula Tripathi (School Teacher)
Past Affairs & Ex GirlfriendsNone
Current StatusMarried
Children’sOne Daughter(Aashi Tripathi)
FatherPandit Banars Tiwari (Farmer)
MotherHemanti Devi
Brother3 Elder Brothers
Sister2 Elder Sisters
Paternal Grandfather
Paternal GrandMother
Maternal GrandFather
Maternal GrandMother
Father in Law
Mother in Law
Best FriendBhanu Uday Goswami (Indian Film Actor)
Pankaj Tripathi with his Family
Pankaj Tripathi with his Family
Pankaj Tripathi with his wife & Daughter
Pankaj Tripathi with his wife & Daughter

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.

Unseen image of Pankaj Tripathi with his wife Mridula
Unseen image of Pankaj Tripathi with his wife Mridula

Owned Vehicles

CarsMercedes Benz e220d exclusive
Toyota fortuner 4×4 AMT
Pankaj tripathi with his Brand New Mercedes Benz
Kaleen Bhaiya with his Brand New Mercedes Benz

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

Social Media

Youtube Channel
Facebook Pageimpankajtripathi
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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

2003Chigurida KanasuShankar’s College FriendUncredited (Kannada Film)
2005ApaharanGaya Singh’s Crony
ShauryaMajor Virendra Rathore
2009Chintu JiPaplu Yadav
Barah AanaInspector
2010Valmiki Ki BandookBDO TripathiShort film
2011Chillar PartySecretary Dubey
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1Sultan Qureshi
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2
Dabangg 2Filawar
2013ABCD: Any Body Can DanceVardha Bhai
RangrezzBrijbihari Pande
Anwar Ka Ajab KissaAmol
Janta v/s Janardan – Bechara Aam Aadmi
DoosukelthaDilleeswara RaoTelugu film
Singham ReturnsAltaf
2015Manjhi – The Mountain ManRuab
Life Biryani
MasaanSadhya Ji
2016Nil Battey SannataPrincipal Srivastava
Global BabaDamru
Mango DreamsSalimEnglish film
2017Coffee with DGirdhari
Anaarkali of AarahRangeela
NewtonAtma Singh
GurgaonKehri Singh
Bareilly Ki BarfiNarottam Mishra
Fukrey ReturnsPandit
Munna MichaelBalli
KaalaPankaj PatilTamil film
Angrezi Mein Kehte HainFeroz
HarjeetaCoachPunjabi film
Bhaiaji SuperhitBuilder Gupta
Yours TrulyVijayWorld premiere at the 23rd BIFF in October 2018.
2019Luka ChuppiBabulal
The Tashkent FilesGangaram Jha
Super 30Shri Ram Singh
KissebaazChuttan Shukla
Arjun PatialaFilm ProducerGuest appearance
2020Angrezi MediumTony
ExtractionOvi Mahajan SeniorNetflix Film
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil GirlAnup SaxenaNetflix Film
Films / Dramas that are not yet releasedSandeep Aur Pinky FaraarKartaar SinghPost-production
Films / Dramas that are not yet released83Man SinghFilming
Films / Dramas that are not yet releasedLudoTBApostponed.
Films / Dramas that are not yet released RomeoTBAPre-Production
Films / Dramas that are not yet released Mumbai SagaDevraj ChaudharyFilming
Television series
2010–11Zindagi Ka Har Rang…GulaalGiga KakaStar Plus
2010PowderNaved AnsariSony TV
2015–16Sarojini – Ek Nayi PehalDushyant SinghZee TV
Web series
2018–2019Sacred GamesKhanna Guru JiNetflix
2018–presentMirzapurAkhandanand “Kaleen” TripathiPrime Video
2019Criminal JusticeMadhav MishraHotstar

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

HobbyCooking, Reading, Traveling, Listening Music
FoodEvery indian Cuisine, Roasted Chana
ActorAmitabh Bachchan, Raj Kapoor
ActressWaheeda Rehman
FilmsPan Singh Tomar, Maqbool, Teesri kasam
DirectorsRam Gopal Verma, Anurag kashyap
DestinationsBeaches, Himalaya, His Village
ColorsWhite, Black, Green
Pankaj Tripathi Favorites

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. 

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