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Biography for Pankaj Kapur

Pankaj Kapur

Birthdate: 29 May 1954

Birth Place: Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

Height in feet: 5 Feet 5 Inches

Sun Sign: Gemini

Occupation: Bollywood Actor, Director, Writer, Screen Writer

Marital Status: Married

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Pankaj Kapoor is an Indian theatre, television and film actor from Ludhiana, Punjab, India.


He studied Engineering in New Delhi and subsequently attended National School of Drama New Delhi graduating in 1976.

Family Background

He was married to Neelima Azeem from 1975 to 1984 and the couple gave birth to a son named Shahid Kapoor who is also a popular actor. After divorcing first wife he married Supriya Pathak in 1989 and the couple gave birth to two children, a daughter named Sanah Kapur and a son named Ruhaan Kapur.

Acting Career

After completion of his graduation he worked for theatres for four years. He made his film debut in 1982 with Shyam Benegal's "Arohan" and Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi". Kapur most successful films are 'Raakh' in 1989, 'Ek Doctor Ki Maut' in 1991 and 'Maqbool' in 2003, he won National Film Awards for all three films. His recent films include Dus, Dharm, Halla Bol and The Blue Umbrella. Pankaj has also acted in several TV serials such as Karamchand, B.A.L.L.B, Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Neem Ka Pedand and Office Office.

He gained popularity after Television serial Karamchand aired in 1985 on Doordarshan. He also ventured into film direction in 2011 through Mausam co-starring Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. On 11 January 2013, the Vishal Bharadwaj directed film 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' oppsite Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma.

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