Pankaj Tripathi rang into his 45th birthday on Sunday (September 5). The versatile actor won lauds for his role as Kaleen Bhaiya in Mirzapur 2. On the special occasion today, several stars including Anushka Sharma, Kriti Sanon, Pulkit Samrat, Sharad Kelkar, and others extended heartwarming wishes for the actor.
Anushka Sharma took to Instagram stories and shared a picture with a warm birthday wish for Pankaj Tripathi. The Zero actress wrote, “Happy birthday Pankaj! Wishing you love and light always” in the story.
Kriti Sanon has shared screen space with Pankaj Tripathi in three films. They recently united for the latest Netflix film Mimi. The two will now be seen in the forthcoming film Bachchan Pandey starring Akshay Kumar. To extend the wish Kirti took to IG stories and wrote, “Happy Birthday Pankaj Sir! Hattrick done!! Bachchan Pandey- our next! Uske Baad wali dhoonde sir?”
Actor Pulkit Samrat also wished Pankaj Tripathi via Instagram. Pulkit and Pankaj were seen together in Fukrey in which Pankaj played the role of Pandit Ji. Pulkit dropped a group photo of the film’s cast and extended his warm wishes. He wrote, “Happy birthday Pandit Ji.” The snap also featured Varun Sharma, Ali Fazal, and Manjot Singh.
Abhishek Banerjee who had worked with Pankaj Tripathi in Mirzapur Season 1 and the 2018 horror-comedy film Stree, shared a selfie with him from a flight journey. “Happy birthday Pankaj Tripathi Bhai, Kaleen Bhai, Rudra Bhaiya,” he added in IG stories.
“Happy Birthday Pankaj Tripathi, an actor par excellence,” Salman Khan films wrote wishing him.
Actor Sharad Kelkar shared a picture with Pankaj and wished him as he wrote, “Happy Birthday, @TripathiiPankaj Ji!”