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Pankaj Kapur Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Children

Pankaj Kapur Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6¼ in
Weight 67 kg
Date of Birth May 29, 1954
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Hair Color Black

Pankaj Kapur is an Indian actor, director, screenwriter, and story writer who has earned great acclaim from critics and audiences alike due to his versatility as an actor. He is best remembered for giving memorable performances in films like Maqbool (2003), Gandhi (1982), Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983), Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986), Mandi (1983), Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! (1984), Khandhar (1984), Khamosh (1985), Raakh (1989), Roja (1992), Dus (2005), Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013), etc. Moreover, he is also renowned for his work in the television series Office Office (2001-2006) and Karamchand (1985-1988; 2007).

Born Name

Pankaj Kapur

Nick Name


Pankaj Kapur as seen in 2022
Pankaj Kapur as seen in 2022 (Government Open Data License – India (GODL) /

Sun Sign


Born Place

Ludhiana, Punjab, India





He studied acting at the reputed National School of Drama in Delhi.


Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Story Writer


  • OthersRatna Pathak (Sister-in-law) (Actress, Director), Naseeruddin Shah (Brother-in-law) (Ratna’s Husband) (Actor, Director), Dina Pathak (Mother-in-law) (Actress, Director), Baldev Pathak (Father-in-law) (Tailor), Mayank Pahwa (Son-in-law), Mira Rajput (Daughter-in-law), Misha Kapoor (Granddaughter), Zain Kapoor (Grandson), Imaad Shah (Nephew) (Ratna’s Son) (Actor, Musician), Vivaan Shah (Nephew) (Ratna’s Son) (Actor)




5 ft 6¼ in or 168 cm


67 kg or 147.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Pankaj Kapur has dated –

  1. Neelima Azeem (1979-1984) – Pankaj tied the knot with the actress and classical dancer Neelima Azeem in 1979. The couple welcomed a son named Shahid Kapoor (b. February 25, 1981) before going their separate ways in 1984.
  2. Supriya Pathak (1986-Present) – In 1988, he gave marriage a second try with the talented actress Supriya Pathak. The two had met in 1986 while shooting for the film Agla Mausam (1989) and got married after a courtship of nearly 2 years. They are blessed with a son named Ruhaan Kapoor and a daughter named Sanah Kapoor.  
Pankaj Kapur as seen with his wife Supriya and son Shahid at the screening of Teri Meri Kahaani in 2012
Pankaj Kapur as seen with his wife Supriya and son Shahid at the screening of Teri Meri Kahaani in 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color


However, his hair has turned ‘Gray’ with his advancing age.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Short height
  • Freckles on his face
  • Known for playing intense characters



Pankaj Kapur as seen with his daughter Sanah on her wedding day in March 2022
Pankaj Kapur as seen with his daughter Sanah on her wedding day in March 2022 (Pankaj Kapur / Instagram)

Pankaj Kapur Facts

  1. His first major film role was playing Mahatma Gandhi’s second secretary, Pyarelal Nayyar in Richard Attenborough‘s Oscar-winning film, Gandhi (1982). Furthermore, he even dubbed for Ben Kingsley‘s titular role in the Hindi version of the movie.
  2. Pankaj shared screen space with his son for the first time in the sports drama, Jersey (2022).
  3. He made his film directorial debut with Mausam (2011) starring Shahid and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles. However, the film failed to do well at the box office.
  4. In 1993, Pankaj starred as the Hindi teacher Mohan Bharti in the sitcom, Zabaan Sambhalke. It was a Hindi remake of the 1970s British sitcom, Mind Your Language wherein the actor Barry Evans essayed the character of the English teacher named Jeremy Brown. 
  5. His captivating performance as the antagonist Abbaji in Vishal Bharadwaj‘s Maqbool (2003) (based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth) earned him the National Film Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ in 2004.
  6. Pankaj has cited Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, and Dustin Hoffman as his acting role models.
  7. In November 2019, he published his debut literary work, a novella titled Dopehri that he had originally penned in 1992.

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