Kanwarjit Paintal Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | April 25, 2024

Date of Birth

22 / August / 1948


76 Years


Actor, Comedian

Kanwarjit Singh Paintal, affectionately known as Paintal, has made significant contributions to the world of Indian cinema as both an actor and comedian.

Kanwarjit Paintal Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography

Born on August 22, 1948, he has delighted audiences with his versatile performances and memorable characters. His comedic timing and acting prowess have earned him widespread recognition and acclaim. Throughout his career, Paintal has showcased his talent across various roles, leaving a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.

Early Life

Kanwarjit Paintal’s early life was shaped by his family’s move from Lahore, Pakistan, to Punjab, India, where he was born. From a young age, he harbored a deep desire to entertain others, participating in local theatre groups and even performing in amateur films shot by his father. Despite facing academic challenges and financial constraints, Paintal’s passion for acting remained undeterred.


Kanwarjit Singh Paintal’s hometown is Delhi, and he pursued his education at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, where he completed an acting course.


Kanwarjit Singh Paintal was born on August 22, 1948, in Tarn Taran, Punjab, making him an Indian national. He is 76 years old and his zodiac sign is Leo.

Physical Stats

Kanwarjit Singh Paintal stands at approximately 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm) tall, with striking true gray eyes and salt & pepper hair.

Wife and Children

Kanwarjit Singh Paintal is married to Geeta Paintal. They have two children: a son named Hiten Paintal, who is an actor, and a daughter named Mitasha Paintal, who is a philosopher.


Kanwarjit Singh Paintal’s father was Gurucharan Paintal, a cameraman, who is deceased. He had a brother named Gufi Paintal, who was also an actor and is deceased. Additionally, his nephew, Harry Paintal, is an actor.

Kanwarjit Paintal Youngage Picture

Kanwarjit Paintal Youngage Picture

Kanwarjit Paintal with his wife Geeta Paintal

Kanwarjit Paintal with his wife Geeta Paintal

Kanwarjit Paintal Childrens

Kanwarjit Paintal Children’s

Kanwarjit Paintal Brothers

Kanwarjit Paintal Brothers


Kanwarjit Paintal’s journey into acting began with humble origins, stemming from his childhood passion for entertaining people. Despite initial aspirations of joining the navy, he found his calling in the world of cinema. His early struggles, including financial constraints and academic challenges, didn’t deter his determination.

After receiving training at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, his talent was recognized, leading to his debut in the Hindi film “Lal Patthar” in 1971. Throughout his career, he showcased his versatility in various roles, earning him accolades and a loyal fan base. Paintal’s dedication to his craft and perseverance against odds serve as an inspiration in the Indian film industry.

Bollywood Films

  • Umang (1970)
  • Lal Patthar(1971)
  • Mere Apne (1971)
  • Tangewala (1972)
  • Shaadi Ke Baad (1972)
  • Jawani Diwani (1972) – Rattan
  • Gomti Ke Kinare (1972)
  • Bawarchi (1972) – Guruji
  • Piya Ka Ghar (1972) – Arun
  • Parichay (1972) – Panditji (Astrologer)
  • Jangal Mein Mangal (1972) – Totaram
  • Heera Panna (1974) – Kamal
  • Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1988)
  • Akhri Muqabla (1988)
  • Mitti Aur Sona (1989)
  • Jaaydaad (1989)
  • Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni (1989)
  • Shehzaade (1989) (uncredited)
  • Anokha Aspatal (1989) Ram Dhani
  • Pyasi Nigahen (1990)
  • Aag Ka Gola (1990) (uncredited)
  • Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (2009) (Special Appearance)
  • Kaalo (2010)
  • 30 Minutes (2016)
  • Kahani Rubberband Ki (2022)
  • Dono (2023)

TV Career

Vikram Aur Betaal as Dagdoo

  • ..Koi Hai-Bhediya as Werewolf
  • ..Koi Hai-Khoj
  • Mahabharat on DD National (October 1988 – June 1990) – Sudama and Shikhandi
  • Jai Mata Ki sage Narada
  • Daal Mein Kala on Star Plus (1988) as Various characters
  • NatKhat on Zee TV (1994)
  • Pyar Zindagi Hai on Zee TV (2003)
  • Piya Albela on Zee TV (2017–18) as Kashinath Vyas
  • Partners Trouble Ho Gayi Double (2017) – Special Appearance
  • Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki on Colors TV as Baksh Singh (2020)
  • Kabhi Kabhie Ittefaq Sey on StarPlus[2] as Charudutt Kulshresta
  • Mehndi Wala Ghar as Hari Agarwal

Awards and Nominations

Year Result Nominee / work Award
1973 Won Bawarchi Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
1978 Won Chala Murari Hero Banne

Net Worth

Kanwarjit Paintal’s net worth is not readily available in public sources.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Kanwarjit Paintal

  • Kanwarjit Paintal’s family was based in Lahore, Pakistan, from where his father relocated to India and settled in Punjab where Paintal was born.
  • During his childhood days, Paintal’s father used to shoot movies for his own interest on an 8mm camera in which Paintal used to act. After watching his acting, Paintal’s father suggested that he should pursue acting.
  • Since his childhood days, Kanwarjit Paintal always wanted to entertain people.
  • Before choosing acting as a career, Kanwarjit wanted to become a naval aviation officer as he belonged to an army background because all his uncles were retired army generals.
  • During his school days, he used to be part of a theatre group called ‘Panorama Theatre’ which was started by one of his school teachers. Sometimes he also used to clean the theatre.
  • During his time in FTII, he was given training on how to act like a mime which is a theatrical technique of suggesting action, character, or emotion without words.
  • Jaya Bachchan was Kanwarjit Paintal’s junior at the FTII, Pune.
  • Jaya Bachchan gave him the nickname ‘Bunty’ when they both were studying in FTII.
  • While he was pursuing his acting course in Pune, he was invited to perform a mime act in the Poona Club where he charged Rs. 50 for his performance. That was Kanwarjit Paintal’s first ever earning.
  • He quit non-vegetarian as it would cost him more money which he couldn’t afford as he used to pay his own college fees.
  • In 1969, Kanwarjit Paintal moved to Mumbai to pursue his career in acting.
  • In 1971, Paintal was cast in the Hindi drama film titled ‘Lal Patthar’ in which he played the role of Chhotu.
  • Indian film director Roshan Taneja was the mentor and teacher of Paintal at the FTII, Pune.

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Body Measurements Not Known
Birth Place Tarn Taran, Punjab
Children Son: Hiten Paintal, Daughter: Mitasha Paintal
Eye Color True Gray
Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Height In CM 165 CM
Height In Meter 1.65 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Gurucharan Paintal, Mother: Name Not Known
Profession Actor, Comedian
Siblings Brother: Gufi Paintal
Spous Geeta Paintal
Weight Not Known
Zodiac Sign Leo


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