Name: Chunky Pandey (Chunkey Pandey)
Birthday: 26th September, 1962
Marital Status: Married to Bhavna Pandey in 1988. The couple is blessed with two daughters.
Biography: Born Suyash Pandey, he took up the screen name of Chunky Pandey. His career in Bollywood started with “Aag Hi Aag” in the year 1987 opposite Neelam. He was first prominently noticed for his role in the 1988 film Tezaab, as Anil Kapoor’s best friend in the film. The role also won him a nomination in the Filmfare Best Supporting actor category.
Chunky Pandey has been active in Bollywood now for over twenty years. His films are always packed with utmost entertainment. He has achieved quite a celebrity status in Bangladeshi cinema as well. His film “Parda hi Parda” was a box office success. But he was more successful as a supporting actor in films.
His duo pairing with many actors including Govinda and Sunny Deol was much liked by the cinegoers. His films “Vishwatma” in 1992, “Paap ki Duniya” in 1988 and “Aankhein” and “Lootere” both in 1993 were huge commercially successful films. In the 1990s he suffered a setback in Bollywood as actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan were getting more popular. His style of acting and cinema was turning more and more outdated. It was during this time he gave Bollywood a second seat and worked for regionally Bangladeshi cinema which shot him to the superstar status there.
He did work in smaller roles in multi-star cast films like “Qayamat” and “Don: The Chase Begins Again”, Bollywood had become quite secondary for him in the middle. In 2005 he made a comeback in his supporting role specialty for the film “D”. He played the ally of underworld don Ibrahem Dawood. The critics were all of praise for him and his role. This helped him bag more lucrative Bollywood roles which suited him better. He got better roles in films like “Apna Sapna Money Money” and “Housefull”. He is a good character artist, has a funny bone, with a decent sense of comic timing and all this is his USP.
He along with his wife Bhavna runs a popular heath-food joint cum restaurant in Mumbai.