Pankaj Tripathi: After doing cameos in movies like Run, Apaharan, Omkara and Raavan, it was Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur that finally brought critical acclaim to the actor. He managed to enter the mainstream commercial cinema with films like Dabangg 2, Fukrey, Fukrey Returns Gunday, Singham Returns, Munna Micheal. Pankaj made a major impact with films like Masaan, Nil Battey Sannata, Anaarkali of Aarah, Bareily Ki Barfi, Newton and Gurgaon where his performance was appreciated by large. Hailing from a small town in Gopalganj, Bihar from a family of farmers this actor proved with dedication and talent nothing is impossible. Currently, Pankaj’s next film with Thailava Rajnikanth’s Kaala is due to release and is busy shooting Drive with Sushant Singh Rajput.