Pankaj Tripathi is one such actor on this list whose career saw an uphill climb in his early 40s. There are quite a few actors who are kind of rising beyond the horizon in terms of success and acknowledgment. They are probably aging like a fine wine in acting and the sense of grounded Ness, naturalness, and maturity can closely be seen through their work.
Pankaj Tripathi Family, Early Life, Awards & Net Worth
Born and brought up in Gopalganj District Bihar, he comes from a Hindu Brahmin Family. It was not easy for Tripathi to establish himself as an actor on the silver screen but his dedication made him do so. Working as a farmer in his father’s land, he used to perform in the local play. He later went to Patna and pursued hotel management from where he enrolled himself in the National School of Drama in Delhi and became an acting graduate in the year 2004.
After graduating from the National School of Drama he got a big breakthrough from Gangs of Wasseypur where he was appreciated.
Pankaj Tripathi Wife Mridula
Pankaj Tripathi wife Mridula met him in the year 1993, the couple courted for over 11 years and got married in 2004. The two have a daughter named, Aashi Tripathi.
He made his debut in the year 2005 with a small role in the movie Apaharan. Tripathi got a major break in the Anurag Kashyap Gangs of Wasseypur in the year 2011. This film brought major privileges to him which had not yet been given.
In 2013, he was nominated for an award for the same, very first time but unfortunately did not make a winner. Tripathi carried his first award in the year 2018 for the film Newton in the best actor supporting role category. There is no full stop since then, movies like Stree, Ludo, 83, Gunjan Saxena, and Mimi bought more fame.
Pankaj Tripathi Networth And Fees
Pankaj Tripathi net worth is $6 million which is around 48 crore rupees in Indian currency. His remuneration for films varies between 3 to 4 crores whereas Pankaj Tripathi fees for web series are around 10 to 12 crores. Reportedly he charged 10 crores for Mirzapur 2 and 12 crores for Sacred Game, which are his two leading OTT.
Pankaj Tripathi Web Series & Movies List
The OTT audience has immensely embraced Tripathi as an actor. After his ott debut in the year 2018 from the Netflix series Sacred Games and Prime original series Mirzapur he totally concealed the roles for himself. In the year 2019, Hotstar Original Criminal Justice got released where he played the role of Madhav Mishra. Three parts of the same have already been dropped. Later to that, he appeared in the series Azamgarh that got telecasted on Mask TV.
Talking about his upcoming project on OTT, Tripathi will soon be seen in Prime Original Gulkanda Tales.
Top Movies List Of Pankaj Tripathi
Pankaj Tripathi movies list includes Raavan, Aakrosh, Chillar Party, Apaharan, Omkara, Dharm, Mithya, Shaurya, Chintu Ji, Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1, Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2, Dabangg 2, ABCD, Rangrezz, Fukrey, Manji: The mountain man, Gurgaon, Fukrey returns, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Mimi, Stree, Super 30, Gunjan Saxena, Ludo, Sherdill and OMG 2 are his releases throughout the years.
Actor Pankaj Tripathi upcoming movies include Fukrey 3, Main Atal Hoon, and Stree 2 are his announced projects as of now.
- IMDB: 6.5
- Watch Online: Hotstar
A 2016 Indian thriller film Gurgaon directed by Shankar Raman and produced by jar pictures studios is a perfect ode to Pankaj Tripathi’s innate talent.
The movie revolves around the Metropolis of Gurgaon. It is based on true events, it envisages the kidnapping of a girl called Preeto and the whole story revolves around how her family tracks her location. Starring Akshay Oberoi, Pankaj Tripathi, and Aamir Bashir this movie shows Tripathi’s best performance.
2. Newton (The Political Drama)
- IMDB: 7.6
- Watch Online: Amazon Prime Video
The movie Newton which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival has Rajkumar Rao in a titular role of a government servant and Pankaj Tripathi In the role of Aatma Singh. This Hindi-language black comedy drama based on communist rebels is directed by Amit Masooker and is excellent to watch on Amazon Prime.
- IMDB: 7.5
- Watch Online: Disney Hotstar
A 2018 release that has Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkumar Rao, and Pankaj Tripathi as a star cast is a story of a town called Chanderi about a mysterious woman who abducts men during the festival leaving only their clothes behind. Tripathi has surely chosen one of the best scripts.
4. Mirzapur Season 1, 2, & 3 (Best Web Series)
- IMDB: 8.5
- Watch Online: Amazon Prime Videos
Pankaj Tripathi gained actual fame after showcasing in this web series the role of AkhandaNand Tripathi. Paired with an excellent star cast like Dividendu Sharma, Ali Fazal, Kulbhushan Kharbanda Rasika Duggal, and Shweta Tripathi it was rated one of the best series of 2018 following a gross success in its season 2 as well. This surely was one of the best performances of Pankaj Tripathi.
5. Sacred Games Season 1 & 2
- IMDB: 8.5
- Watch Online: Netflix
A crime thriller series based on Vikram Chandra’s novel is India’s first Netflix original series. This series had one of the best performances of Saif Ali Khan too. Pankaj Tripathi was in the role of Guruji and it has been one of his most memorable characters in the history of web series. It is one of the best Indian web series which should not be missed by content fans.
6. Criminal Justice (Court Room Drama)
- IMDB: 8.1
- Watch Online: Disney Hotstar
Pankaj Tripathi’s legal drama Criminal Justice Adhura Sach is soon to premiere on Disney Hotstar. Tripathi will be seen in the profession of a lawyer who will be solving a murder mystery of a popular child it is back with its third season and will be released on Aug 26.
FAQ: (Frequently Asked Question)
List some of Pankaj Tripathi’s movies?
Pankaj Tripathi is one of the most versatile actors present in Bollywood. He predominantly worked in films like Aakrosh, Apaharan, and Omkara but he got the fame from Gangs of Wasseypur franchise. Gurgaon, kaagaz, Newton, Bareilly ki Barfi, Stree, Gunjan Saxena, Mimi, ludo, and Sherdil are his top famous movies.
How much does Pankaj Tripathi charge for a movie?
Pankaj Tripathi charges around 3 to 4 crore per movie which also differs along with his screen space. Apart from the film he also does some brand endorsement hence he earns a pretty decent amount.