Pankaj Kapur

Indian Actor + Director and Story/screenwriter
Born May 29, 1954

Pankaj Kapur is an Indian theatre, television and film actor from Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He has appeared in several television serials and films. His most acclaimed film roles to date have been that of Dr. Dipankar Roy in Ek Doctor Ki Maut and Abba ji, (based on Shakespeare's King Duncan) in Vishal Bhardwaj's adaption of Macbeth; Maqbool(2003), both of which got him National Film Awards.… Read More

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1954 Birth Born on May 29, 1954.


1982 28 Years Old Following that he played the role of Mahatma Gandhi's second secretary, Pyarelal, in the Richard Attenborough film Gandhi in 1982. … Read More
1983 29 Years Old Thereafter he appeared in a string of art films that came under the parallel cinema category, with leading art films directors, starting with Shyam Benegal's Mandi (1983), Kundan Shah's comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro again in 1983. … Read More


1986 32 Years Old In 1986, he switched to television, with the role of Karamchand jasoos(detective) in the detective-comedy, Karamchand, also starring Shushmita Mukherjee. … Read More
1987 33 Years Old In 1987, his comic side was visible again in the commercial action film Jalwa, also starring Naseeruddin Shah.
1989 35 Years Old His first National Film Award came with the 1989 film, Raakh, which also starred Aamir Khan. … Read More
1991 37 Years Old His strongest performance in the early part of his career came from his lead role of struggling scientist in the film Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1991), for which he was awarded the 1991 National Film Award – Special Jury Award.


2000 46 Years Old In 2000 he returned to television with the serial Office Office a satirical take on the prevalent corruption in India.
2003 49 Years Old In 2003 he appeared in Maqbool, Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth.


2004 50 Years Old His antagonistic performance as the short-statured, potbellied, shuffle-footed Abbaji in Maqbool got him the 2004 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. … Read More
2006 52 Years Old In 2006, he started to be seen again on TV. … Read More
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