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Danny Denzongpa

Danny Denzongpa is an actor of Bollywood films. He has acted in innumerous Hindi films. He is popular for playing characters having negative shades. He has also acted in international films. 

In the film “Seven Years in Tibet” he has acted alongside Hollywood actor Brad Pitt. He was awarded theAbout Danny Denzongpa Padmashree by the Government of India in 2003 for his contribution in the field of cinema.

Life of Danny Denzongpa:

Born on February 25, 1948, Danny completed his schooling from Birla Vidya Mandir, Nainital in 1964. Since his early childhood he loved horse. It is to be noted that his family is into horse breeding. 

He had the dream to join the Indian army. He won the best cadet award from West Bengal and had participated in Republic day parade. 

He joined the Film and Television Institute, Pune where his classmate was film actor Jaya Bhaduri. 

It was Jaya who changed his name from Tshering Phintso Denzongpa to a simpler Danny. He is married to Gawa Denzongpa, a Sikimese princess.

Career of Danny Denzongpa:

Danny is popular for playing characters having negative shades. He started with movies such as “Zaroorat”, and did famous roles in “Mere Apne”, “Kala Sona” and “Dhund’, His role in “Sanam Bewafa” and “Khuda Gawah” are his notable performances. 

 The role of “Gabbar Singh” in “Sholey” was earlier offered to him. His character role in “Hum” against Amitabh Bacchan has been critically Biography of Danny Denzongpaacclaimed. He has also acted in the Nepali film “Saino” and Tamil film “Enthiran”. 

 His most popular roles are played in the films like “Sanam Bewafa”, “Khuda Gawah”, “Devtaa”, “Kanoon Kya Karega”, “Agneepath”, “Hum”, “Krantiveer”, “Vijaypath”, “Barsaat”, “Ghatak”, “Acid factory”, “Luck”, “16 December”, “Lajja”, “Asoka”, “Pukar”, “Kohram”, “China Gate”, “1942: 

A Love Story”, “Dhartiputra”, “Pyar Jhukta Nahi”, “Andha Kanoon”, “The Burning Train”, “Phir Wahi Raat”, “Lahu Ke Do Rang”, “Devta”, “Fakira”, “Kalicharan”, “Laila Majnu”, “Dharmatma”, “Kala Sona’, “Ponga Pandit” etc.

Danny Denzongpa as a Singer:

Danny is also a singer. He has sung with Lata Mangeskar, Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle. He has also sung for Nepalese movies. He sang the title song of the Nepali film “Saino” in which he also acted. Danny is also a painter, writer and sculptor.

Achievements of Danny Denzongpa:

Danny was awarded the Padmashree by the Government of India in 2003 for his contribution in the field of cinema. He was the recipient of the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for the film “Sanam Bewafa” in 1992 and “Khuda Gawah” in 1993.

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