Pankaj Kapoor 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 (1989), Dr. Dipankar Roy in Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1991) and Abba ji, (based on Shakespeare's King Duncan) in Vishal Bhardwaj's adaption of Macbeth; Maqbool (2003), all three roles which got him National Film Awards. He along with Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Manoj Bajpai, Irrfan Khan, Kay Kay Menon, Piyush Mishra and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are considered the "Walking Acting school of India".