Danny Denzongpa is an Indian actor, singer and film director of Bhutia descent from Sikkim. He has mainly worked in Bollywood films, though he has also appeared in several Nepali, Tamil, Bengali and Telugu films. He has acted in about 190 Hindi films since 1971. In 2003, Denzongpa was awarded the Padma Shree, India's fourth highest civilian honour. His 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. His best known villainous roles are in Dhund, 36 Ghante, Bandish (film)(1980), Jeeo Aur Jeene Do, Dharm Aur Qanoon and Agneepath and is remembered for his performances in positive roles such as in Fakira, Chor Machaye Shor, Devata (1978 film), Kalicharan, Bulundi and Adhikar (1986 film). His directorial venture Phir Wahi Raat was considered among the top five best horror suspense films of Hindi Cinema.