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Danny Denzongpa the famous Indian film actor

Danny Denzongpa the famous Indian film actor was born on 25 February 1948 in Gangtok, Sikkim. Danny Denzongpa was famous in the Bollywood film industry for his antihero roles. Like other well-known villains of India like Amrish Puri, Pran, Prem Chopra, and Ranjeet Danny are some of the most celebrated and vicious villains of the Indian cinema industry of all time. 

Danny Denzongpa the famous Indian film actor
Danny Denzongpa the famous Indian film actor

Danny Denzongpa’s original name is Tshering Phintso Denzongpa. From portraying the villain role of Kaancha Cheena in the movie Agneepath to the role of Bakhtawar in the movie Hum in 1991. Apart from the crucial villain in movies, Danny Denzongpa was the fashionable and sophisticated antihero of the years of 80s and 90s. He is always choosy about the variety of characters he was to represent,

In his whole ravishing career, he has worked in several Bollywood films and has also performed in many Tamil, Nepali, and Bengali cinema industries. Remarkable of the antihero roles he played were corrupt politician, dishonest policeman, rebel, and shabby owner. Well few of us know that the famous antihero Danny is also an accomplished singer who had sung with many legendary celebrated singers, like Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, and Kishore Kumar. 


He completed his education in Sikkim and Uttarakhand. Since he was a child, Danny fancied of entering the Indian Army. After he joined the army he was chosen by the Armed Forces Medical College located in Pune that’s where his life took a turn and he moved and enroll himself in the distinguished Film and Television Institute (FTII) in Pune alternatively. 

Danny Denzongpa made his Hindi cinema debut appearance with director .R. Ishara’s movie called ‘Zaroorat’ which was released in the year 1971. Later as he grew in the Hindi cinema industry finally he received his significant breakthrough in the movie called ‘Mere Apne’ in this movie he performed a positive character. 


In the year 1979, he was a part of director Mahesh Bhatt’s movie called Lahu Ke Do Rang, which was starring the star cast like Vinod Khanna, Shabana Azmi, and Helen. In this movie, Danny acted as the character of a car diver, and his brilliant act appearance in the film was hugely welcomed by everyone. After the movie was a huge success he began to receiving movie proposals for further significant and well-carve characters. 

Throughout the whole years of the 80s and 90s, he regularly performed the cynical character in movies. Remarkable of these characters involved in the movies like Andar Baahar which was released in the year 1984Andhi Toofan which was released in 1986Bhagwan Dada which was released in the year 1986, most remarkable of his villain character was in movie Agneepath as Kaancha Cheena which was released in the year 1990Hum which was released in 1992Krantiveer which was released in the year 1994Ghatak which was released in 1996 and Pukar which was released in the year 2000

Danny in movie Agneepath
Danny in movie Agneepath

Danny’s movie profession due to its absolute time of 4 decades and more than 200 movies cannot be included in a short form but the high points of his profession and translucent quality of his characters container be considered, as great as the difficulties of his work. While he was working in the Bollywood film industry in got a chance to work in Hollywood he was also a part of a Hollywood movie which was appreciable more pleasant for him he performed in an international film called “Seven Years in Tibet”.

After taking a short break from the cinema industry he then secured a powerful return as the villain with his strong character. He then began performing scoundrels in big-budget films like Jai Ho which was released in the year 2014, with co-starring Bollywood actors Salman Khan and in the movie Bang Bang which was released in the year 2014, with the actor Hrithik Roshan.


He not simply expanded universality in the Bollywood film industry, but also characterized some interesting roles in Nepali, Tamil, Bengali, and Telugu cinemas industries. For his enormous benefaction in the realm of Hindi cinema, the gifted actor has also been conferred with India`s fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri award by the Government of India in the year 2003.