Actor Pankaj Tripathi has received a Special Mention at 65th National Film Awards for his performance in Rajkummar Rao starrer “Newton”. Pankaj expressed his happiness and said:
राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार में स्पेशल मेंशन अवार्ड मिलना वाकई स्पेशल है। हर एक्टर की तरह मेरे लिए भी गर्व का क्षण है ये। नेशनल अवार्ड पैनल, न्यूटन की पूरी टीम और आप सब का शुक्रिया।
— Pankaj Tripathi (@TripathiiPankaj) April 13, 2018
“I am absolutely delighted. I had no idea I was even in the running. It feels amazing to know that the whole country thought my role in Newton was one of my best and to win the Special Mention Award at the highest film award in India is just exhilarating. My director and co-actors made it so easy for me to act in this film.”
Pankaj Tripathi Biography
Pankaj was born in Gopalganj, Bihar but later moved to Patna where he did theatre and was active in college politics as a member of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. In 2002, he graduated from National School of Drama.
Pankaj debuted in 2004 with Run movie and has since worked into more than 40 films and 60 Television soap operas. But he received limelight from Gangs of Wasseypur film series.
Tripathi’s 2017 film Newton was India’s official entry for the Academy Award in the best foreign film category. He made his debut in Tamil cinema with Rajinikanth starrer film Kaala which is scheduled to release in 2018.