Pankaj Kapoor was on born 29th May 1954 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He did his early education at the Government Collage, Ludhiana and obtained an Engineer’s Degree. He also went to National School of Drama in New Delhi to learn acting.Pankaj married Neelima Azeen who is and Indian actress and classical dancer 1975. They are parents to Shahid Kapoor, but they parted ways after 9 years of marriage. Pankaj then married Supriya Pathak after 4 years of his first divorce in 1988. Supriya is the daughter of Dina Pathak and sister of Ratna Pathak. They have 2 children Sanah Kapur and Ruhaan Kapur.
Pankaj Kapoor is an Indian theatre, television and film actor. He is also known as scriptwriter. After graduating, he did theatre for next four years, until he was offered a role in Gandhi (1982) by Richard Attenborough. He made his film debut with Shyam Benegal’s film Arohan (1982). Following that he played the role of Mahatma Gandhi’s second secretary, Pyarelal, in the Richard Attenborough film Gandhi in 1982.Thereafter he appeared in a string of art films, with leading art films directors, starting with Shyam Benegal. He appeared in Kundan Shah’s comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro again in 1983. This was followed by Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! (1984), Mrinal Sen’s Khandhar (1984) and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Khamosh in 1985. He appeared in many art films, many of which went on to win National Film Awards.
In 1986 he stared in Karamchand Jasoos as Karamchand. Over the years he has been seen in numerous TV serials, including, Kab Tak Pukaroon, Zabaan Sambhaal Ke, Lifeline and finally Philips Top 10. In 2000 he did the television serial Office Office a satirical takes on the prevalent corruption in India. In 2006, he started In the TV series, Naya Office Office, a sequel to his previous series Office Office.Meanwhile, Pankaj Kapoor kept doing arts and commercial films including Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986), Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986), and Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin (1987) are Jalwa in the same year. In 2003 he appeared in Maqbool, Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Which also, got him the 2004’s National Film Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. His most recent projects include Madhru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola (2013), Finding Fanny (2014) and Shaandaar (2015)