Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi is one of the very few exceptionally talented personalities who makes acting look so effortless and authentic. He is celebrating his birthday today. He hails from Bihar and worked as a farmer until he decided to follow his passion to pursue acting. A graduate of National School of Drama, his first-ever acting job was an uncredited role in the 2004 film Run.
It was in 2012 that he garnered attention through his portrayal of Sultan Quereshi in the Gangs of Wasseypur series by Anurag Kashyap. He, later on, starred in films like Fukrey, Masaan, Dilwale, Nil Battey Sannata, Gurgaon, Bareilly Ki Barfi and so on.
His portrayal in the film ‘Newton’ also earned him a National Award and the film was also selected as India’s official entry to the Best International Feature Film category at the Academy Awards (Oscars).
Pankaj has also emerged into the digital space through the widely popular series Mirzapur and will soon be seen in its second season as well. He has also starred in web series like Sacred Games and Criminal Justice.
The current year i.e. 2020 has been a great year for the actor as he made his international debut through the film ‘Extraction’ starring Chris Hemsworth which got released on Netflix. His character Anup Saxena in the film ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ also received widespread praise.
On his birthday, here is what fans are saying about the stellar actor:
Happy birthday to this amazing Actor❤️ #pankajtripathi
First watched Pankaj sir in Nil battey sannata and was totally amazed..his performance was so charming as a teacher and reminded me of my papa.☺️ Indian film industry is blessed 2 hv finest actors like u @TripathiiPankaj 💯 pic.twitter.com/NuXcg04QJU
— Pragya Tiwari (@iam_pragyaT) September 5, 2020
— Anurag Ranjan (@anuragranjan715) September 5, 2020
Pankaj Tripathi is undoubtedly a very talented artist. He plays every role in the best way.#pankajtripathi
— Dhirendra Pratap Singh 🇮🇳 (@dheerendra075) September 5, 2020
— Mayank Pandey (@MayankP49946217) September 5, 2020
— Yash Patil (@yashkabmilega) September 5, 2020
A pearless Epitome of Natural acting, A praise is warming and desirable, Eveytime he acts and we get inspired and focused, And when you say real acting is impossible to spot. I defy, I see him there, HBD legend ❤️ May the artist in you remains the same ❤️#pankajtripathi pic.twitter.com/hx3ekirCmq
— Shikha_mishra (@Shikham39511521) September 5, 2020
On the cinematic front, he will soon be seen in films like ‘Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar’, ’83’, ‘Ludo’, ‘Romeo’ and ‘Mumbai Saga’. The release of these films have been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.