Tshering Phintso Danny Denzongpa, an Indian actor, singer, and film director who predominantly works in Hindi films was born on February 25, 1948. Since 1971, he has appeared in over 190 films. Denzongpa received the Padma Shree, India’s fourth-highest civilian honor, in 2003.
He has also participated in several international films, the most well-known of which is Seven Years in Tibet, in which he co-starred with Brad Pitt. Dhund, 36 Ghante, Bandish, Jeeo Aur Jeene Do, Dharm Aur Qanoon, and Agneepath are among his most well-known villain portrayals. Phir Wahi Raat, his directorial debut, was hailed as one of Hindi cinema’s top five horror suspense thrillers.
Tshering Phintso Denzongpa was born in Yuksom, Sikkim, to a Buddhist family. He attended Birla Vidya Mandir in Nainital for his primary education and then St Joseph’s College in Darjeeling for his college education, which he completed in 1964. He wanted to join the Indian Army and won the West Bengal Best Cadet award and marched in the Republic Day parade.
In 1971, he made his feature film debut with B.R. Ishara’s Zaroorat. He considered leaving the film industry in the early 1980s. After the success of Phir Wahi Raat, Jeeo Aur Jeene Do, and Dharm Aur Qanoon, he began to receive more offers to play negative characters in Hindi films.
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