We have seen him in Gangs of Wasseypur in strong character of Sultan. Yes, this tough role was played by the humble man Pankaj Tripathi. He was also seen in other films like Fukrey, Agneepath etc. But his Gangs of Wasseypur gave him the fame both in bollywood and in minds of people.
Video Interview with Pankaj Tripathi
Basically he hails from a small village of Bihar. Part of student movement, he also went to jail for sometime. There he met some leftists and got used to reading novels & poetry. Later, after watching an emotional drama he felt the momentum for acting. He acted in various plays in Hindi theatre. Later, joined acting institute of India at Delhi.
With a dream to find a spot in bollywood, he came to Mumbai. It wasn’t easy for a new face to get settled in the Hindi film industry and make a stand among thousands of actors who come to Mumbai everyday. But his hardwork, persistence and at some extend luck helped him. It is surprising to know that, he was rejected in the first round of audition for Gangs of Wasseypur! Later, he was called by Anurag Kashyap to give an audition for another character. He was selected. That was the moment.
Now he is getting more offers. He is shooting for upcoming films like Global Baba, Twenty Seven etc.
He had come to Rajkot to conduct an acting workshop which was organized by Aanjaneya.Devang Vibhakar and Pankaj Tripath during Interview