Pankaj Kapur | Biography, Shows, Age, Net worth, Movies

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Hitesh Mandot
Date : 18-11-2022
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Pankaj Kapur’s Biography

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Pankaj Kapur is an Indian actor working in movies, television and theatres. Pankaj Kapur's birth date is 29 May 1954. Pankaj Kapur’s birth year is 1954. Pankaj Kapur’s age is 68 years as of 2022. Pankaj Kapur’s birthplace is Ludhiana, Punjab.. Pankaj Kapur’s zodiac sign is Gemini.. Pankaj Kapur’s son is Shahid Kapur . Pankaj Kapur’s wife is Supriya Pathak. Pankaj Kapur’s daughter is Sanah Kapoor. Pankaj Kapur's height is 5 feet 6 inches. 

Indian actor Pankaj Kapoor (born May 29, 1954) has appeared in Hindi theatre, television, and movies. He has made appearances in a number of movies and television shows. He has won various honours, including three National Film Awards and a Filmfare Award. His most well-known film performances to date include Inspector P.K. in Raakh (1989), Dr. Dipankar Roy in Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1991), and Abba ji (based on King Duncan from Shakespeare's Macbeth) and Maqbool in Vishal Bhardwaj's adaption.

Through the humorous detective television series Karamchand, which aired in the 1980s, he rose to fame. And in the new millennium, Office Office, a humorous parody on India's pervasive corruption.

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Pankaj Kapur's Family and Education

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On May 29, 1954, Pankaj Kapur was born in a Khatri family in Ludhiana, Punjab. While growing up, he became quite interested in performing and theatre, finishing his schooling there. He subsequently chose to further his enthusiasm by enrolling in the National School of Drama. In 1979, he wed the dancer and actress Neelima Azeem. They made their home in New Delhi, where in 1981 they had their lone child, Shahid Kapoor. 

In 1984, the couple got a divorce. In 1988, Pankaj Kapur wed the actress Supriya Pathak. They have a son named Ruhaan Kapur and a daughter named Sanah Kapur. Pankaj Kapur completed his schooling at the government school of Ludhiana. Pankaj Kapur completed his degree from the National School of Drama, New Delhi.


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Pankaj Kapur's Affair and Relationship


Pankaj Kapur’s First Wife Neelima Azeem

Pankaj Kapur established a reputation in the theatre industry before making his big-screen debut. When this creative man met Neelima Azeem, another creative person, he was still a student at the National School of Drama. When Neelima began dating Pankaj Kapur, she was working toward her goal of becoming a dancer. She wanted to be a professional Kathak dancer and was studying under Birju Maharaj. Everything began in 1974 when the young couple experienced an unbreakable love affair. The intensity of their attraction led Pankaj Kapur, then 21 years old, to choose to wed Neelima Azeem, then 16 years old, in 1975.

In 1981, the couple gave birth to Shahid Kapoor, their lone child. Before Shahid was born, everything was going well, but then things started to change. The disparities between Pankaj and Neelima grew to the point where they divorced in 1984. This divorce wasn't one of those nasty ones. They gracefully parted ways. Pankaj retained custody of Neelima while Shahid remained behind with her.


Pankaj Kapur’s Second Wife Supriya Pathak

In 1986, Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak worked together on the movie Naya Mausam. Despite the fact that the movie was never released, it laid the groundwork for the bond that would eventually lead to their forever. Before meeting Pankaj, Supriya had heard many rumors about him, one of which was that he was an alcoholic. But as soon as she got to know him, she discovered that all the rumors were untrue.

Pankaj and Supriya were aware of their shared interests. Supriya, like Pankaj, was burdened by the remnants of a broken marriage. When she was only 22, she made an imprudent marriage. Pankaj and Supriya were both searching for genuine love following their divorces. Pankaj was open about his priorities at all times. He expressed his love for his kid to Supriya, who graciously accepted his words. As she recalls: His prior marriage was of no concern to me. I was a blank slate when I met him. His son Shahid meant the most to him, as he had made clear from the start.

She had a connection with Shahid right away when they first met. Supriya declared: A gussewala bachcha, he was. But aside from that, he was a pretty kind kid, and we strangely clicked right away. He didn't press me for anything, and neither did I have to insist on anything.

Supriya and Pankaj agreed that getting another chance was preferable. They are happy taking care of their family and enjoy a successful marriage. Sanaah, their first kid, was born in 1990, and Ruhaan, their second child, was born in 1994. A wolf pack is formed by Ishaan, Neelima Azeem's son, and all three of Pankaj Kapur's children. They frequently appear to be one big joyful family hanging out together. Supriya declares I feel like I have Pankaj in three different ages: at 60 as himself, at 33 as Shahid, and now with my younger son Ruhaan at 20, the author said.


Pankaj Kapur's Movies and Career


Pankaj Kapur First Movie Arohan (1982)

Victor Banerjee and Om Puri play the main characters in Shyam Benegal's 1982 Hindi film Arohan (The Ascent), which also features Dipti Bhatt as Hari's wife.

Poor farmer Hari Mondal (Om Puri) lives in the outlying Bengali village of Giripur in the Birbhum district with his wife, two sons, brother, aunt Kalidashi (Gita Sen), who is elderly and widowed, and her daughter Panchi. The film begins in the middle of the 1960s, as Bengal is being overtaken by the Naxalbari uprising and oppressed farmers are being brought together by young people who support communism and a socialist republic.


Pankaj Kapur Movie Gandhi (1982)

A 1982 period biographical film titled Gandhi is based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, who led the nonviolent, non-cooperative Indian independence fight against the British Empire. It is a co-production between India and the UK, with Richard Attenborough serving as both producer and director. John Briley wrote the screenplay. Ben Kingsley plays the title character in it. The movie follows Gandhi's life from a pivotal event in 1893, when he is expelled from a South African train for riding in a whites-only section, to his death and funeral in 1948. Gandhi, a practicing Hindu, is shown to have accepted other religions, especially Christianity and Islam.

Gandhi was declared free on 30 November 1982 in India, 3 December in the UK, and 8 December in the US. It was praised for portraying Gandhi's life, the Indian independence movement, and the deteriorating effects of British colonialism on India historically accurately, as well as for its production values, costume design, and Kingsley's performance, which won praise from critics all over the world. With a $22 million budget and a $127.8 million profit, it was a commercial success.

At the 55th Academy Awards, the movie was nominated for a record-breaking eleven times and won eight times—more than any other movie that year—including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. The film was retrospectively shown on August 12, 2016, as the opening film at the Independence Day Film Festival, which was organised by the Ministry of Defense and the Indian Directorate of Film Festivals to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence Day. Gandhi was ranked as the 34th best British film of the 20th century by the British Film Institute.


Pankaj Kapur Show Karamchand (1985)

An Indian detective TV show called Karamchand debuted in June 1985. One of the country's first detective shows, it aired on DD1, India's national television station. Renowned actor Pankaj Kapur played the title role. Sushmita Mukherjee portrayed his assistant Kitty. The series' theme song and title track were composed by the well-known music direction team Anand-Milind.

Detective Karamchand is known for solving crimes in his own unique way, always munching on carrots and frequently playing chess with Police Inspector A Khan. He works with the amusing Kitty. Karamchand also tells Kitty to shut up whenever she makes a silly mistake or comes dangerously close to disclosing the secret.

In 2006, Sony Entertainment Television brought this series back. As the carrot-chewing Karamchand, Pankaj Kapur returned, and Sucheta Khanna as Kitty. The program's second iteration ran on Saturdays at 9:00 PM.


Pankaj Kapur Show Office Office (2001)

The first episode of the sitcom Office Office, which is in the Hindi language, aired on SAB TV on September 3, 2001. The programme was a satirical look at India's pervasive corruption. Mussadilal, played by Pankaj Kapur, was the series' main character.
In Mumbai, the Gemini and Kamalistan studios were used for the filming. The plot of this show earned favourable reviews, and it won the Best Comedy prize at the RAPA Awards in 2001 and 2002. Naya Office Office, a sequel series to Office Office, debuted on Star One in 2007.  

Additionally, a comic book series based on the programme was started. Prakash Books was the publisher of the books. Chala Mussaddi, a movie based on a television series. The movie Office Office, which debuted on August 5, 2011, received mostly unfavourable reviews from critics.


Pankaj Kapur Movie Dus (2005)

Anubhav Sinha's 2005 Indian Hindi action thriller movie Dus, which translates to Ten, is based on the life of seven fictitious SIT (Indian Special Investigation Team) members. Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Zayed Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Esha Deol, Dia Mirza, and Raima Sen are among the cast members.

Dus is a memorial to the late, renowned director Mukul S. Anand, who passed away while filming the unfinished 1997 movie of the same name, starring Salman Khan, Dutt, and Shetty. Both critically and financially, it was successful.

As they set out on a mission to thwart a deadly terrorist attack planned by an international terrorist and felon, Jamwaal, with only seven days to do so, the movie follows the head of the fictional Anti-Terrorist Cell, played by Dutt, and his team. The incident was scheduled to occur on May 10, which explains the movie's title.


Pankaj Kapur Movie Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013)

The 2013 Hindi-language satirical black comedy movie Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, also known as Matru's Bijlee's Mandola, was made by Vishal Bhardwaj and Fox Star Studios. In addition to co-producing, Bhardwaj also served as the movie's director, co-scriptwriter, and music composer. Shabana Azmi and Arya Babbar play supporting roles, with Pankaj Kapur, Imran Khan, and Anushka Sharma starring in the lead roles. The movie opened in theatres everywhere on January 11, 2013.

With lyrics by Gulzar, Vishal Bhardwaj created the soundtrack for the movie. Sony Music India released the album's soundtrack. On November 30, 2012, Sukhwinder Singh and Ranjit Barot's title song was made available as a single track. On December 12, 2012, Rekha Bhardwaj, Mohit Chauhan, and Shankar Mahadevan released Oye Boy Charlie, another single. On December 19, 2012, the complete album was made available on According to's 8/10 rating, the album is well worth a listen.


Pankaj Kapur’s Upcoming Movies



Lost movie’s Director is  Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. It Stars are Yami Gautam , Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna. Its Producer are Zee Studios , Kishor Arora, Shareen Mantri Kedia. 


Jab Khuli Kitab

The producers of Jab Khuli Kitab announced it in December of last year. The movie, which was directed by Saurabh Shukla, features Dimple Kapadia and Pankaj Kapur in the key roles. The elderly couple at the centre of the movie is divorcing after 50 years of marriage. The movie, which is set in Uttarakhand, finished shooting there in December of the previous year


JL 50

Pankaj Kapur, Piyush Mishra, and Abhay Deol all play significant roles in the sci-fi thriller. The web series, which debuted on SonyLiv in September 2020, received a resoundingly positive response from both critics and viewers.


Pankaj Kapur’s Career Timeline

YearPankaj Kapur MoviesPankaj Kapur Roles
2018Toba Tek SinghToba Tek Singh
2015ShaandaarBipin Arora
2014Finding FannyDon Pedro
2013Matru Ki Bijlee Ka MandolaHarry Mandola
2011Chala Musaddi Office OfficeMusaddi Lal Tripathi
2010Good SharmaHanuman
2009Love KhichdiSubramani in Dream Fantasy
2008Halla BolSidhu
2007DharmPundit Chaturvedi
2005The Blue UmbrellaNand Kishore
2005SeharProf. Bhole Shankar Tiwari
2003Main Prem Ki Diwani HoonSatyaprakash
2003MaqboolJahangir Khan (Abbaji)
2002Jackpot Do KarodeRana
1997Rui Ka BojhNA
1995Ram JaanePannu Technicolor
1993The Burning SeasonAshok Sarkar
1990Ek Doctor Ki MautDr. Dipankar Roy
1990ShadyantraSub-Inspector Tabrez Mohammad 'Tabbu' Khan
1989Agla MausamNA
1989RaakhInspector P.K
1989Marhi Da DeevaRaunaki
1989Kamla Ki MautSudhakar Patel
1988Main Zinda HoonNA
1988Ek AadmiNA
1987JalwaAlbert Pinto
1987Yeh Woh Manzil To NahinRohit
1986Chameli Ki ShaadiKallumal Koylawala
1986MusafirShankeran Pillai
1986Ek Ruka Hua FaislaJuror #3
1985AitbaarAdvocate Jha
1984Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!NA
1983Jaane Bhi Do YaaroTarneja
1983MandiShanti Devi's Assistant
1982GandhiPyarelal Nayyar
1981Hari Hondal Bargadar : Share CropperNA
1981Kahan Kahan Se Guzar GayaNA


Pankaj Kapur’s Net worth

Pankaj Kapur’s Net worth

What is Pankaj Kapur's estimated net worth? How much does He make? It should be noted that both net worth and salaries fluctuate over time. The table below contains the most recent data on salary and assets. This section also includes controversy. Pankaj Kapur has a total net worth of Rs. 2 crores.

He worked on stage for the first four years following his graduation from the National School of Drama. Later, he received his big break in the Gandhi movie starring Richard Attenborough. In 1975, he wed the dancer and actress Neelima Azeem. They made their home in New Delhi, where in 1981 they had their lone child, Shahid Kapoor. In 1984, the couple got a divorce. 

Through the comedy detective television series Karamchand, which aired in the 1980s, he rose to fame. And in the new millennium, Office Office, a humorous parody on India's pervasive corruption.


Pankaj Kapur’s Awards & Nominations

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  • National Film Awards 1989 - Best Supporting Actor for Raakh - Won
  • Filmfare Awards 1990 - Best Supporting Actor for Raakh - Nominated
  • National Film Awards 1991 - Special Jury Award for Ek Doctor Ki Maut - Won
  • Indian Telly Awards 2002 - Best Actor in a Comic Role for Office Office - Won
  • Indian Television Academy Awards 2003 - Best Actor - Comedy for Office Office - Won
  • Indian Telly Awards 2003 - Best Actor in a Comic Role for Office Office - Won
  • National Film Awards 2004 - Best Supporting Actor for Maqbool - Won
  • Producers Guild Film Awards 2004 - Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Maqbool - Won
  • Indian Television Academy Awards 2004 - Best Actor - Comedy for Office Office - Won
  • Indian Telly Awards 2004 - Best Actor in a Comic Role for Office Office - Nominated
  • IIFA Awards 2005 - Best Supporting Actor for Maqbool - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2005 - Best Actor (Critics) for Maqbool - Won
  • Zee Cine Awards 2005 - Best Actor (Critics) for Maqbool - Won
  • Zee Cine Awards 2005 - Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male for Maqbool - Nominated
  • IIFA Awards 2006 - Best Performance in a Negative Role for Dus - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2006 - Best Performance in a Negative Role for Dus - Nominated
  • Screen Awards 2006 - Best Supporting Actor for Maqbool - Nominated
  • Indian Telly Awards 2006 - Best Actor in a Comic Role for Office Office - Nominated
  • Indian Television Academy Awards 2007 - Best Actor - Comedy for Office Office - Won
  • Indian Telly Awards 2007 - Best Actor in a Comic Role for Office Office - Nominated
  • Screen Awards 2008 - Best Actor in a Negative Role for The Blue Umbrella - Won
  • Screen Awards 2009 - Best Supporting Actor for Halla Bol - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2014 - Best Supporting Actor for Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola - Nominated
  • Producers Guild Film Awards 2015 - Best Actor in a Comic Role for Finding Fanny - Nominated
  • Asian Television Awards 2021 - Best Actor in a Leading Role for JL50 - Nominated


Pankaj Kapur’s Interesting Facts and Trivia.

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  • Pankaj Kapur completed his engineering degree before earning his National School of Drama diploma. The following four years saw him work in theatre.
  • He performed in more than 75 plays and serials.
  • He began acting in theatre in 1985 after receiving offers to play villains or the sibling of the lead heroine. The roles being offered didn't appeal to him greatly.
  • In 1982, he made his acting debut in Arohan by Shyam Benegal. He also had a role in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi that same year.
  • For Raakh, he received his first National Film Award. For his work in Ek Doctor ki Maut, he also received the National Film Award-Special Jury Award in 1991.
  • For his work in Vishal Bhardwaj's Macbeth adaptation, Maqbool, he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • He typically works 20 days per month. He claims that he did this on purpose in order to avoid taking on too much at once.
  • He found playing his part in the television series Neem ka Ped to be quite difficult because there was no established way to play that part.
  • He holds that performing is about more than just fame and fortune. A good actor should be credible and approachable.
  • Despite the fact that Rajesh Khanna has been cited as an inspiration, he did not find him to be particularly motivating. Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, and Marlon Brando are some of his acting role models.


Frequently Asked Questions

Pankaj Kapur is an Indian actor mostly working in Movies, Tv and Theatres.
Pankaj Kapur wife is Supriya Pathak.
Pankaj Kapur’s children names are Shahid and Sanaah.
Pankaj Kapur's age is 68 years as of 2022.
Pankaj Kapur’s First Movie Arohan.
Yes. Pankaj Kapur has a total net worth of 2 crores rupees.
Pankaj Kapur’s first wife is Neelima Azeem.
Pankaj Kapur’s Instagram account is not there.
Pankaj Kapur's upcoming movies are Lost, Jab Khuli Kitab and JL 50
Pankaj Kapur's net worth in Indian rupees is 2 Crores in 2022.
Pankaj Kapur’s best movies are Halla Bol and Dus.
Pankaj Kapur’s birthdate is 29 May 1954.
Pankaj Kapur is 68 years of age as of 2022.
Pankaj kapur is famous for his tv shows office office and karamchand.
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