Danny Denzongpa

Actor, Director, Writer

Born: Gangtok, Sikkim


Danny Denzongpa (born 25 February 1948) is an Indian actor, singer and film director of Sikkimese-Nepali Bhutia descent. He has mainly worked in Bollywood films though he has also appeared in several Nepali, Tamil, Bengali and Telugu films. He has acted in around 190 Hindi films since 1971. In 2003, Denzongpa was awarded the Padma Shree, India's fourth highest civilian honour. His film career spans more than 4 decades. He has also starred in some international projects, the most famous being Seven Years in Tibet where he acted alongside Hollywood actor Brad Pitt. His best known villainous roles are from Dhund, 36 Ghante, Bandish, Jeeo Aur Jeene Do, Dharm Aur Qanoon, Agneepath and is remembered for his performances in positive roles like in Fakira, Chor Machaye Shor, Devata (1978 film), Kalicharan, Bulundi and Adhikar (1986 film).His directorial venture Phir Wahi Raat was considered among the top five best horror suspense films of Hindi Cinema.

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