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Pankaj Tripathi Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Pankaj Tripathi Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7½ in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth September 5, 1976
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Spouse Mridula Tripathi

Pankaj Tripathi is an Indian actor known for his roles in films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Masaan, Stree, Gurgaon, Newton, and many more. He is known to be a natural actor and has impressed the audience various times with his impeccable performance as a gangster in various films and a web show named Mirzapur. He has also earned a National Award-Special Mention for his film Newton that went for the Academy Awards as well. Pankaj has also acted in TV series like Bahubali, Powder, and Gulaal. He is still considered to be the most down-to-earth actor and one of the finest in this day and age.

Born Name

Pankaj Kumar Tripathi

Nick Name


Pankaj Tripathi during an event in February 2014
Pankaj Tripathi during an event in February 2014 (Maximilian bühn / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Gopalganj, Bihar, India


Mumbai, Maharashtra, India





He completed his education from Patna and went onto complete his graduation from the Institute of Hotel Management, Hajipur. He is also an alumnus of the National School of Drama and graduated in 2004.




  • Father – Pandit Banaras Tripathi (Farmer, Priest; Died in August 2023)
  • Mother – Hemwanti Devi
  • Siblings – He has 3 older brothers and 2 older sisters.




5 ft 7½ in or 171.5 cm


75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Pankaj Tripathi as seen in September 2019
Pankaj Tripathi as seen in September 2019 (Pankaj Tripathi / Facebook)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Pankaj has dated –

  1. Mridula Tripathi (2004-Present) Pankaj and Mridula got married in 2004 and they have a daughter.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Pankaj Tripathi as seen in November 2018
Pankaj Tripathi as seen in November 2018 (Pankaj Tripathi / Facebook)

Distinctive Features

Square face

Brand Endorsements

He has endorsed brands like –

  • Policy Bazaar
  • Tata Sky
  • Tata Tea
  • Star Plus

Pankaj Tripathi Favorite Things

  • Colors – White, Black, Green
  • Street Food – Bhooja
  • Hobbies – Travelling
  • Movies – Paan Singh Tomar, Maqbool, Teesri Kasam
  • Cuisine – Indian, South Indian, Mughlai, Chinese
  • Holiday Destination – Himalayas


Pankaj Tripathi during a press conference in July 2013
Pankaj Tripathi during a press conference in July 2013 (Bollywood Hungama / / CC BY-3.0)

Pankaj Tripathi Facts

  1. His father is known to be a very religious man.
  2. He was a member of the RSS in his childhood.
  3. He got inclined to act in his childhood when he performed at the Chhath festival in his village.
  4. His father wanted him to become a doctor.
  5. He was very active in theatre during his college days.
  6. Pankaj made his debut in the film Run in 2004 in an uncredited role.
  7. He was an active student leader in college.
  8. He worked as a cook in Patna for almost 2 years.
  9. His wife was a teacher in Goregaon.
  10. He made his TV debut in 2010 with the show, Gulaal.
  11. While shooting for Gulaal, he received a call for the audition of Gangs of Wasseypur.
  12. His works in films like Maanjhi, Masaan, and Fukrey were also widely appreciated.
  13. He used to help his father till the 11th standard.
  14. He played the role of a girl in his village plays.
  15. Pankaj is a huge admirer of Manoj Bajpayee.
  16. He also went to jail once during his college days.
  17. He was a part of Bihar theatre for almost 2 years.
  18. Before joining NSD, he was rejected by the institute 2 times.
  19. He has been a part of films like Apaharan (2005), Dharm (2007), Mithya (2008), Shaurya (2008), and Chintu Ji (2009).
  20. His audition for Gangs of Wasseypur went on for 8 hours.
  21. He made his Tamil debut in 2018 with the film Kaala.
  22. In his earlier days in the industry, he was synonymous with gangster characters.
  23. His first lead film as an actor was Gurgaon which was released in 2017.
  24. He is such a huge fan of Manoj Bajpayee that once Manoj Bajpayee was staying in a hotel where he worked and had forgotten his slippers. Pankaj kept those slippers with him as a memory of his senior.
  25. In October 2022, Pankaj was declared the ‘National Icon’ by the Election Commission of India. He stepped down from the position of ECI’s ‘National Icon’ in January 2024.
  26. In August 2023, his father died at the age of 98.
  27. During the 69th National Film Awards, Pankaj won the “Best Supporting Actor” award for his work in the film, Mimi.
  28. In January 2024, he revealed that his real surname is ‘Tiwari’ not ‘Tripathi’. He changed it while filling out the 10th standard’s admit card form. At that time, whoever had the surname ‘Tiwari’ was either a priest or doing farming. So, he changed his as well as his father’s surname in the form.

Featured Image by Bollywood Hungama / / CC BY-3.0

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