Danny Denzongpa (born 25 February 1948) is an actor, of Sikkimese Bhutia descent, working in Bollywood films though he has also appeared in several Nepali, Tamil, Bengali and Telugu films as well and is also film director and singer as well. He has acted in around 190 Hindi films since 1971. In 2003, Denzongpa was awarded the Padma Shree, India’s fourth highest civilian honour. Denzongpa is especially noted for his villainous characters as ‘Kancha Cheena’ in Agneepath, ‘Bakhtawar in Hum, ‘Kaatya’ in Ghatak: Lethal and ‘Dilawar’ in 36 Ghante. In addition he is also remembered for his positive characters in films like ‘Lahu ke do rang’, ‘Bulundi’, ‘Hum se badhkar kaun’, ‘Boxer’, ‘Khuda Gawah’, ’16 December’ and ‘China Gate’.
Danny’s film career spans more than 4 decades. He has also starred in some international projects, the most famous being Seven Years in Tibet where he acted alongside Hollywood actor Brad Pitt.