Danny Dengzongpa

  • Birthday: 25. February 1948
  • Birthplace: Gangtok, Kingdom of Sikkim (now state of Sikkim in India)
  • Awards: Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor - 1992, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor - 1993, Padma Shri Honoured - 2003

Biography

Tshering Phintso "Danny" Denzongpa (born 25 February 1948) is an Indian actor of Sikkimese-Bhutia descent, working in Bollywood films though he has also appeared in several Nepali, Telugu and Tamil films as well. He has acted in around 190 Hindi films since 1971. He has also starred in some international projects, the most famous being Seven Years in Tibet where he acted alongside Hollywood actor Brad Pitt. In 2003, Denzongpa was awarded the Padma Shree, India's fourth highest civilian honour. Denzongpa is noted for his villainous and character roles.

Danny was born to a Buddhist family in the erstwhile Kingdom of Sikkim[3] (the 22nd state of India since 1975) where he had his early schooling, and thereafter completed his schooling from Birla Vidya Mandir and St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling, in 1964. Denzongpa's love of horses and horse riding began at an early age, as his family was into horse breeding.