Danny Denzongpa Biography
Birthday: February 25, 1948 (Pisces)
Born In: Gangtok, Sikkim, India
Danny Denzongpa, born as Tshering Phintso Denzongpa, is an Indian actor, director, and singer of Sikkimese-Bhutia descent. Over a period of more than forty years, he has worked in several Bollywood films, and has also appeared in numerous Tamil, Nepali and Bengali projects. He has even starred in a few international movies, the most popular being ‘Seven Years in Tibet,’ in which he featured alongside Brad Pitt. His prominent Hindi film roles are in ‘36 Ghante’, ‘Agneepath’, 'Khuda Gawah', ‘Bandish’ and ‘'Ghatak’, to name a few. Born in a Buddhist family in Gangtok, Denzongpa dreamt of joining the Indian Army in his early days. He had also qualified for admission in an armed forces college. However, he withdrew his admission to attend the Film and Television Institute of India. He later settled in Mumbai with his wife and two children. Denzongpa is also an accomplished singer and has sung with many legendary Bollywood singers, including Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. He is also a writer, painter, and sculptor. In 2003, he received India's fourth-highest civilian honour, the Padma Shree, for his contribution to the Indian cinema.