Pankaj Kapur is an Indian theatre, television and film actor from Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He has appeared in several television serials and films. His most acclaimed film roles to date have been that of Inspector P.K. in Raakh, Dr. Dipankar Roy in Ek Doctor Ki Maut and Abba ji, in Vishal Bhardwaj's adaption of Macbeth; Maqbool, all three roles which got him National Film Awards. He along with Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Kay Kay Menon and Irrfan Khan are considered the "Walking Acting school of India".
In the 1980s, he became a household name through the TV series Karamchand, a comedy television series in the detective genre. And in the millennium, Office Office, a comic satire on prevalent corruption in India.