Last update: August 03, 2022, 11:32 AM IST
Over the past few years, Bollywood has witnessed the once-struggling actor becoming one of the most loved and respected on-screen actors of all time. We are talking about Pankaj Tripathi, a name that is now familiar to all cinephiles. Known as one of the finest actors of our time, Pankaj has been a part of series like Mirzapur and films like Sacred Games like Stree and Mummy.
We are fascinated by his performances, little is known about his personal life as he usually keeps a low profile and likes to keep his life private. However, he recently opened up about his love life and shared a cute anecdote about how he met his girlfriend for the first time at a public event.
Pankaj Tripathi attended the Amrit Ratna Samman function organized by News18 India at the Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi on the occasion of 75 years of independence, where he was awarded the Amrit Ratan Samman. While giving his speech, he opened up a bit about his love life. He started by saying that he owes the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, for giving him his girlfriend. Explaining his statement, he said that he met his girlfriend while watching Shah Rukh Khan’s film Dilwale Dilhania Le Jayenge. However, the actor did not say whether the girlfriend he was referring to was his wife Mridula Tripathi or someone else.
He also revealed that he has seen only 50-60 films in his life. “I have seen films of Mithun Chakraborty and Sanjay Dutt in my childhood. Manoj Bajpayee is my inspiration and seeing people like him makes me feel like I have not achieved anything. I have received the National Award once and it is the biggest honor for me,” he said.
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