Danny Denzongpa Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wife, Biography & More

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Real NameTshering Phintso Denzongpa
ProfessionActor, Director, Businessman
Physical Stats & More
Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (Approx.)in Kilograms- 79 kg
in Pounds- 174 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 41 Inches
- Waist: 34 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 February 1948 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2024)76 Years
Birth PlaceGangtok, Sikkim
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
SignatureDanny Denzongpa signature
HometownGangtok, Sikkim
SchoolBirla Vidya Mandir, Nainital
CollegeSt. Joseph's College, Darjeeling
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune
Educational QualificationsCourse in Acting
DebutFilm: Zaroorat (1971)
Directorial: Phir Wahi Raat (1980)
Phir Wahi Raat poster
AwardsIn 1992, awarded the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for 'Sanam Bewafa'.
In 1993, awarded the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for 'Khuda Gawah'.
In 2003, awarded the Padma Shri.
FamilyFather- Not Known
Mother- Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
Address/ResidenceA Bungalow in Juhu, Mumbai
Danny Denzongpa bungalow
HobbiesHorse riding, painting, writing, sculpting
Controversies• Young Tabu once accused actor Jackie Shroff of molesting her at Danny Denzongpa's residence. However, nothing could be proved over the years.
Favourite Things
Favourite SingerLate George Michael
Favourite ActressMeena Kumari
Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan
Favourite DirectorRajkumar Santoshi
Favourite SportHorse Racing
Favourite DestinationMauritius
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Parveen Babi
Danny Denzongpa dated actress Parveen Babi
Kim Yashpal
Danny Denzongpa dated actress Kim Yashpal
Wife/SpouseGawa Denzongpa (former Sikkim princess)
left to right: daughter Pema, wife Gawa, Danny Denzongpa, son Rinzing
ChildrenSon- Rinzing Denzongpa (Actor)
Daughter- Pema Denzongpa

Danny Denzongpa Bollywood Actor

Some Lesser Known Facts About Danny Denzongpa

  • Does Danny Denzongpa smoke: Not Known
  • Does Danny Denzongpa drink alcohol: Yes
  • Denzongpa was born into a Buddhist family in Gangtok. In his younger days, he dreamt of serving the Indian army.
  • Proceeding slowly and steadily towards his goal, Denzongpa won the Best Cadet Award from West Bengal and even participated in the Republic Day parade.
  • However, after looking at the consequences of the Sino-Indian war in early 1960’s, Denzongpa’s mother did not allow him to join the armed forces. As a result, a desolated Denzongpa withdrew his application from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and instead joined the Film & Television Institue of India (FTII), Pune.
  • At FTII, Denzongpa became very good friends with Jaya Bachchan, who happened to be his classmate. On Jaya’s suggestion, ‘Tshering Phintso Denzongpa’ adopted a simpler name- Danny!
  • Denzongpa, who was not well-acquainted with Hindi found it very tough to land up roles initially in his career. Adding to his misery was an ‘unlike-Bollywood face’, which, according to the directors of that time, was not suitable for any role except for that of a servant.
  • After struggling in some films, Denzongpa finally came into some limelight when he played the negative role in the 1972 film- Dhundh.
  • Interestingly, the iconic role of ‘Gabbar’ was first offered to Denzongpa. However, since he was busy shooting for Feroz Khan’s Dharmatma, he could not accept the offer.
  • His directorial debut, Phir Wahi Raat, starring Rajesh Khanna became a huge success at the box-office.
  • The actor also has a prospering business of breweries in states like Sikkim, Orissa and Guwahati.
  • In his 4-decade-long career, Denzongpa has acted in over 210 films.
  • His film, Frozen (2007), was premiered at 34 international film festivals and garnered as many as 18 awards.
  • Although Denzongpa has acted in a number of films alongside Amitabh Bachchan, he was initially reluctant to act opposite ‘Big B’. In an interview, he said that acting alongside the latter in those days was a big risk to one’s popularity, because if the movie became a success then senior Bachchan would get all the credit and if the movie turns out to be a flop, the other actors had to bear the brunt of failure.
  • Also a singer, Denzongpa has recorded many tracks with the likes of Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi.