|Name||Date of Birth||Profession|
|Suyash Pandey||September 26, 1962||Indian film actor who works in Bollywood films|
Suyash Pandey, better known by his stage name Chunky Pandey, is an Indian film actor who works in Bollywood films. He has appeared in over 80 movies in a career that has spanned over three decades. His most successful movies in Hindi were in the period 1987-1993.
About Chunky Pandey
Pandey debuted his acting career with the 1987 multi-starer film Aag Hi Aag opposite Neelam Kothari. Film producer Pahlaj Nihalani gave Chunky Pandey his first break in 1987 by signing him up for two films, his debut film and Paap Ki Duniya. His second successful film was Paap Ki Duniya with Sunny Deol and Neelam. Subsequently, Pandey appeared in many multi-hero films from 1987 to 1993. In 1988, Pandey was appreciated for his supporting role in N. Chandra’s movie Tezaab featuring Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit. Pandey played the character of Babban, Munna’s (Anil Kapoor) friend. For his performance in Tezaab, Pandey was nominated for the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actor.
Facts about Chunky Pandey
- Before getting his big break in Bollywood, Chunky worked as an acting instructor in a film school. Akshay Kumar was his junior.
- It was Pahlaj Nihalani who gave Chunky his first break in 1987 by signing him up for two films.
- Chunky not just ruled Bollywood, but he was also a favorite in Bangladesh where he played the lead role in several films.
- Though Pandey was generally cast in lead roles, he has also done some comedy in films like Apna Sapna Money Money and Housefull.