Pankaj Kapur Age, Wife, Height, Net Worth, Biography

Pankaj Kapur is a famous person in Indian entertainment. People love him because he can do many different things. He acts in plays, and movies in Bollywood and other Indian languages, and also on TV. Besides acting, Pankaj Kapur also directs and writes scripts for movies, which makes him special in the film world. He has acted in all kinds of movies, from big Bollywood hits to smaller films in Punjabi, Tamil, and even English.


Pankaj kapur biography
Full NamePankaj Kapur
ProfessionActor and Director
Famous AsActor
Nick NamePankaj
Date of Birth29 May 1954
Age70 Years Old
BirthplaceLudhiana, Punjab, India
HometownLudhiana, Punjab, India
Mother TonguePunjabi
Zodiac SignGemini
Food HabitsNon-vegetarian
Educational QualificationEngineer
School NameNot Known
College/UniversityGovernment College, Ludhiana
National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi
DebutFilm Debut : Arohan (1982)
TV Debut : Karamchand (1985–1988)

Early Life

Pankaj Kapur was born on 29th May 1954 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He liked acting and theatre when he was young. He studied in Punjab and then went to the National School of Drama to learn more about acting.

In 1979, he married Neelima Azeem, who was an actress and dancer. They lived in New Delhi and had a son named Shahid Kapoor in 1981. But they separated in 1984. Later, in 1988, Pankaj Kapur married Supriya Pathak, who is also an actress. They have a daughter named Sanah Kapur and a son named Ruhaan Kapur.


After finishing school at the National School of Drama, he played for four years. Then, he got a part in the movie Gandhi directed by Richard Attenborough. As a director, he has done over 74 plays and TV shows, including Mohandas B.A.L.L.B., Wah Bhai Wah, Sahabji Biwiji Ghulamji, Drishtanth, Kanak Di Balli, Albert’s Bridge, and Panchvan Savaar.

His first film role was in Shyam Benegal’s Arohan in 1982. He played Pyarelal Nayyar in Gandhi. He acted in many art films like Mandi, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!, Khandhar, and Khamosh. He appeared in TV shows like Karamchand, Zabaan Sambhaal Ke, Lifeline, Neem ka Ped, and Philips Top 10.

He acted in Chameli Ki Shaadi, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin, and Jalwa. He won his first National Film Award for Raakh in 1989. He acted in Roja and won a Special Jury Award for Ek Doctor Ki Maut in 1991.

He came back to TV with Office Office in 2001. He won a National Film Award for Maqbool in 2004. He acted in The Blue Umbrella, Dus, and Halla Bol. He returned to TV with Naya Office Office.

In 2013, he acted in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola. In 2019, he wrote his first book ‘Dopehri’. He is now in the TV series ‘Naya Office Office’ and the movie Bheed.


1990Ek Doctor Ki MautDr. Dipankar Roy
1990ShadyantraSub-Inspector Tabrez Mohammad
1993The Burning SeasonAshok Sarkar
1994KokhAshok Sarkar
1995Ram JaanePannu Technicolor
2002Jackpot Do KarodeRana
2003Main Prem Ki Diwani HoonSatyaprakash
2003MaqboolJahangir Khan (Abbaji)
2005The Blue UmbrellaNand Kishore
2005SeharProf. Bhole Shankar Tiwari
2007DharmPundit Chaturvedi
2008Halla BolSidhu
2009Love KhichdiSubramani in Dream Fantasy
2010Good SharmaHanuman
2011Chala Musaddi Office OfficeMusaddi Lal Tripathi
2013Matru Ki Bijlee Ka MandolaHarry Mandola
2014Finding FannyDon Pedro
2015ShaandaarBipin Arora
2018Toba Tek SinghToba Tek Singh
2023BheedBalram Trivedi


  • 1998: Mohandas B.A.L.L.B.
  • 2011: Mausam, starring Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Jaspal Bhatti


  • 2005: Sau Jhooth Ek Sach


YearTV Show
1985–1988Karamchand (Season 1)
1989-1990Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne
1991Neem Ka Ped
1993-1994Zabaan Sambhalke (Season 1)
1997-1998Zabaan Sambhalke (Season 2)
1997-1998Mohandas B.A.L.L.B.
2000Office Office
2004Tehreer as Munshi Premchand Ki – Godaan by Doordarshan
2006–2009Naya Office Office
2007Karamchand (Season 2)

Dubbing Roles

Live action films

  • 1982: Film Title: Gandhi
  • Actor(s): Ben Kingsley
  • Character(s): Mahatma Gandhi
  • Dub Language: Hindi
  • Original Language: English
  • Original Year release: 1982
  • Dub Year release: 1982

Pankaj also played Mahatma Gandhiji’s Assistant Pyarelal Nayyar in the movie


Father NameNot Known (College Principal)
Mother NameNot Known
Brother NameNot Known
Sister NameNot Known

Physical Appearance

Pankaj Kapur is roughly 168 centimeters tall, which is 1.68 meters or 5 feet 6 inches. He weighs about 80 kilograms or 176 lbs. His chest measures about 42 inches, his waist is 36 inches, and his biceps are 12 inches. He has dark brown eyes and white hair.

Pankaj kapur physical appearance
Height (Approx.)in centimeters – 168 cm
in meters – 1.68 m
in feet inches – 5’ 6”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms – 80 kg
in pounds – 176 lbs
Body Measurements– Chest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 36 Inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorWhite

Relationship Status

Pankaj kapur with his wife
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseNeelima Azeem (Divorced)
Supriya Pathak (Actress)
ChildrenDaughter– Sanah Kapoor
SonShahid Kapoor (Actor) and Ruhaan Kapoor

Net Worth & Salary

Pankaj Kapur has a net worth of $5 million, which is nearly ₹40 crore in Indian Rupees. He has a Mercedes Benz car, and he earns most of his money from acting and making films.

Pankaj kapur net worth
Net Worth in USD (Approx.)$5 Million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees (Approx.)₹40 Crore
Car & Bike CollectionMercedes Benz car
Income SourceActing, Filmmaking

Social Media Handles

Instagram @officialpankajkapur

Favorite Things

FoodsRajma Chawal and Pakodas
ActorDilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Marlon Brando and Rajesh Khanna


Film Awards

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1989National Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorRaakhWon
1990Filmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActorRaakhNominated
1991Special Jury AwardBest Supporting ActorEk Doctor Ki MautWon
2004Filmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActorMaqboolWon
2004Producers Guild Film AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleMaqboolWon
2005IIFA AwardsBest Supporting ActorMaqboolNominated
2005Filmfare AwardsBest Actor (Critics)MaqboolWon
2005Zee Cine AwardsBest Actor (Critics)MaqboolWon
2006IIFA AwardsBest Performance in a Negative RoleDusNominated
2006Screen AwardsBest Supporting ActorMaqboolNominated
2008Screen AwardsBest Actor in a Negative RoleThe Blue UmbrellaWon
2009Screen AwardsBest Supporting ActorHalla BolNominated
2014Filmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActorMatru Ki Bijlee Ka MandolaNominated
2015Zee Cine AwardsBest Actor in a Comic RoleFinding FannyNominated

Television Awards

YearAwarding BodyAward ReceivedMovieStatus
2002Indian Telly AwardsBest Actor in a Comic RoleOffice OfficeWon
2003Indian Television Academy AwardsBest Actor – ComedyOffice OfficeWon
2003Indian Telly AwardsBest Actor in a Comic RoleOffice OfficeWon
2004Indian Television Academy AwardsBest Actor – ComedyOffice OfficeWon
2004Indian Telly AwardsBest Actor in a Comic RoleOffice OfficeNominated
2006Indian Telly AwardsBest Actor in a Comic RoleOffice OfficeNominated
2007Indian Television Academy AwardsBest Actor – ComedyOffice OfficeWon
2007Indian Telly AwardsBest Actor in a Comic RoleOffice OfficeNominated
2021Asian Television AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleJL50Nominated


Rajkumar Rao’s new movie ‘Bheed’ caused controversy even before it was released. Pankaj Kapoor got mad when people called it an anti-India movie. The trailer for ‘Bheed’ just came out, and people have different opinions about it. Some say it’s against India, and they’re speaking out against it on social media. Actor Pankaj Kapoor shared his thoughts about the protests against the movie.

Since the teaser and trailer of ‘Bheed’ appeared online, the film has been caught up in controversy. Some people are saying it’s ‘anti-national’ even before it’s out in cinemas. This doesn’t make sense because the film hasn’t even been released yet. Veteran actor Pankaj Kapur has criticized those spreading negativity about it. 

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20 Facts About Pankaj Kapur

  1. Pankaj started his film journey in the award-winning movie “Gandhi,” playing Pyarelal Nayyar, Mahatma Gandhi’s second secretary.
  2. After studying engineering, he went to the National School of Drama in Delhi.
  3. Pankaj Kapur earned his first National Film Award in 1989 for the film “Raakh,” featuring Aamir Khan.
  4. Due to constant offers for roles like actress’s brother or villain in movies, he shifted to TV serials during his film career.
  5. He considers his role in “Neem ka Ped” as his most challenging.
  6. Pankaj received the Filmfare Critics Award and National Film Award for his performance in “Maqbool.”
  7. His father-in-law, Baldev Pathak, was a renowned tailor who stitched Rajesh Khanna’s clothes.
  8. From his first marriage to Neelima Azim, he is the father of Shahid Kapoor. His second son is Ruhaan Kapoor from his second wife Supriya Pathak.
  9. Pankaj Kapur is the uncle of actors Imaaduddin Shah and Vivaan Shah, who are Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah’s children. 
  10. Ratna and Pankaj’s wife Supriya are sisters. He is the son-in-law of Dina Pathak.
  11. Pankaj married Neelima Azim in 1979.
  12. Actress Tarla Mehta, Supriya Pathak’s aunt, is his aunt-in-law.
  13. Pankaj Kapur is the father of actress Sanah Kapoor, engaged to actor Manoj Pahwa’s son Mayank.
  14. Pankaj starred in the Teleplay “Kisi Ek Phool Ka Naam Lo” (1984).
  15. He was part of the shelved movie “Atmavinaash” (Azaad Parinda) (1992) by Tulsi Films.
  16. Pankaj is a former brother-in-law of actor Pasha Azeem (Neelima’s brother).
  17. Apart from movies, he has been in over 70 plays.
  18. Pankaj Kapur made his debut in “Arohan” (1982) and won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor twice – for “Raakh” (1989) and “Maqbool” (2003).
  19. For “Ek Doctor Ki Maut” (1991), he won the National Film Award – Special Jury Award.
  20. He received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor in 2005.


Who is Pankaj Kapur’s first wife?

Neelima Azeem is Pankaj Kapur’s first wife. 

Who is Pankaj Kapur’s daughter?

Sanah Kapur is Pankaj Kapur’s daughter. 

How old is Pankaj Kapur?

Pankaj Kapur is 69 years old (born on 29 May 1954).

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