Danny Denzongpa Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight74 kg
Date of BirthFebruary 25, 1948
Zodiac SignPisces
Eye ColorDark Brown

Danny Denzongpa is an Indian actor, singer, film director, writer, and producer whose career has spanned over 4 decades. His film credits include Mere Apne, Chor Machaye Shor, Khote Sikkay, Dharmatma, Ponga Pandit, Laila Majnu, Dharm Aur QanoonMeraa Dost Meraa DushmanPyar Jhukta NahinAandhi Toofan, Deewana Tere Naam Ka, Hum, Commando, Jeete Hain Shaan Se, Pyar Ke Naam QurbaanSanam Bewafa, 1942: A Love StoryGhatak: LethalKrantiveer, Seven Years in TibetHimalay PutraKhuda Gawah, Silsila Hai Pyar KaVijaypath, LajjaAśokaBarsaat, Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo, KarzzzzBabyNaam Shabana, and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. Danny Denzongpa was honored with the Padma Shri (4th highest civilian honor from the Government of India) in 2003.

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Born Name

Tshering Phintso Denzongpa

Nick Name

Danny

Danny Denzongpa as seen at the funeral of director and producer B. R. ChopraDanny Denzongpa as seen at the funeral of director and producer B. R. Chopra
Danny Denzongpa as seen at the funeral of director and producer B. R. Chopra (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Yuksom, Kingdom of Sikkim (later Sikkim, India)

Residence

Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

Indian

 

Education

Danny Denzongpa studied at Birla Vidya Mandir, a residential public school for boys in Nainital, Uttarakhand. Afterward, he attended St Joseph’s College in Darjeeling.

He later trained at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), a film institute under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India located in Pune.

Occupation

Actor, Singer, Film Director, Writer, Producer

Family

  • Siblings – P.D. Denzongpa (Older Brother). Danny has 6 more older brothers and 4 older sisters.
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Genre

Soundtrack

Instruments

Vocals

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth has been $30 Million.

Build

Slim

Danny Denzongpa (Left) and Suresh Wadkar at the audio release of 'Enthiran'Danny Denzongpa (Left) and Suresh Wadkar at the audio release of 'Enthiran'
Danny Denzongpa (Left) and Suresh Wadkar at the audio release of ‘Enthiran’ (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0)

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Danny Denzongpa has dated –

  1. Parveen Babi – It is RUMORed that he previously had an affair with actor and model Parveen Babi.
  2. Kimi Katkar – Danny Denzongpa was once linked with former actor and model Kimi Katkar.
  3. Preeti Sapru – Actor Preeti Sapru and Danny reportedly had an affair in the past.
  4. Gawa Denzongpa – Danny Denzongpa is married to Gawa Denzongpa and the duo has been blessed with a son named Rinzing Denzongpa and a daughter named Pema Denzongpa.
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Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Frequently plays tough characters
  • Often gets cast as the villain

Religion

He was raised in a Buddhist household.

Danny Denzongpa as seen in February 2010Danny Denzongpa as seen in February 2010
Danny Denzongpa as seen in February 2010 (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0)

Danny Denzongpa Facts

  1. He was born to Nepali-speaking parents.
  2. Growing up, Danny Denzongpa was inclined towards horses and horse riding.
  3. At one time in his life, he wanted to join the Indian Army and won the Best Cadet award from West Bengal as well as participated in the Republic Day parade. He has also revealed in an interview with The Times of India newspaper that he had qualified for the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. However, he eventually decided to join the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.
  4. He has been a classmate of Jaya Bachchan and it was Jaya Bachchan who suggested he change his name from Tshering Phintso Denzongpa to a simpler “Danny”.
  5. In 1992, Danny Denzongpa brought to life the character of Khudabaksh in the epic drama film Khuda Gawah and this role won him the Filmfare Award for “Best Supporting Actor”.
  6. Alongside Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, and others, Danny co-starred as Regent in the 1997 American biographical war drama film Seven Years in Tibet.
  7. He was cast as Ghulam Ghaus Khan in the 2019 Hindi-language historical drama film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, based on the true story of Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi.
  8. Danny Denzongpa enjoys painting, writing, and sculpting.
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