Vinod Nagpal Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Vinod Nagpal

Vinod Nagpal is an Indian television and film actor and a classical singer. He is well-recognized for his performances in the films Buniyaad (1987), Pink (2016), and Jolly LLB (2017).


Vinod Nagpal was born on Thursday, 26 September 1940 (age 83 years; as of 2022) in Lahore, Punjab, British India (now in Pakistan). His zodiac sign is Libra. After attaining his formal education, he went on to pursue his acting career.

Vinod Nagpal in his youth

Vinod Nagpal in his youth

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Weight (approx.): 70 kg

Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper

Eye Colour: Black


Parents & Siblings

There is not much information about his parents and siblings.

Wife & Children

Vinod Nagpal got married to Kavita Nagpal, who died in November 2021. Kavita was a writer for Hindustan Times and Asia Aid. She also worked as a theatre critic and director. Vinod and Kavita have a daughter named Tanvi Nagpal.

Vinod Nagpal's wife Kavita Nagpal

Vinod Nagpal’s wife Kavita Nagpal

Vinod Nagpal's daughter Tanvi Nagpal

Vinod Nagpal’s daughter Tanvi Nagpal


He follows Hinduism.



In 1981, Vinod Nagpal began his acting career in the debut film ‘Chashme Buddoor,’ in which he played the role of a ‘Music Instructor.’

Poster of the film Chashme Baddoor (1981) starring Vinod Nagpal

Poster of the film Chashme Baddoor (1981) starring Vinod Nagpal

In 1986, he acted in two films back-to-back: ‘Karma,’ in which he played ‘Tripathi Ji,’ and ‘Nache Mayuri,’ in which he played ‘Advocate Gyaneshwar Prasad.’ He made appearances in several well-received movies including Bhrashtachar (1989), Paappi Devataa (1995), Dance of the Wind (1997), Tarkieb (2000), Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh (2005), Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012),

Poster of the film Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012) starring Vinod Nagpal

Poster of the film Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012) starring Vinod Nagpal

Pink (2016), Jolly LLB (2017), and Namaste England (2018). Additionally, Nagpal has five appearances in English-language movies, like ‘The Perfect Murder’ (1988) in which he played the role of ‘Minister,’ followed by ‘The Curse of King Tut’s Tomb’ (2006), ‘The Last Days of The Raj’ (2007), ‘The Cheetah Girls: One World’ (2008), and ‘Tigers’ (2014).

A still from the film Cheetah Girls: One World (2008), starring Vinod Nagpal

A still from the film Cheetah Girls: One World (2008), starring Vinod Nagpal

Short Film

In 2008, Vinod Nagpal played the leading role of ‘Madan Mohan Khullar’ in the short film ‘Good Night.’ The film was very well received by the audience and won the Best Film Award at the MIAAC Film Festival in the United States.


In 1984, Vinod Nagpal made his debut in the television industry in the series “The Far Pavilions,” in which he played Gabind Dass. He portrayed the part of ‘Basesar Ram’ in the serial ‘Hum Log’ (1994) through which he gained immense love from the audience. In 1987, he played ‘Syamlal’ in the serial ‘Buniyaad.’

Commercial of the serial 'Hum Log' starring Vinod Nagpal

Commercial of the serial ‘Hum Log’ starring Vinod Nagpal

 Classical Singer

Vinod Nagpal is a trained classical singer who has sung numerous songs in Hindi theater. In 2006, he sang Marathi theater songs with his group at Shishir Manch on the occasion of Natya Shod Sansthan’s silver jubilee celebration.


  • Color: Dark Blue
  • Movie: Black (2005)
  • Sport: Cricket


  • Vinod loves to read books in his leisure time and has a collection of books of all genres.
  • He is fond of classical music and can spend the entire day listening to classical music. [1]India Today
  • Serial Hum Log (1994), starring Vinod Nagpal, was one of his most successful serials. In an interview, Vinod shared about the success of ‘Hum Log’ and said,

30 years after it was first aired, we celebrate Hum Log all over again. Maggi 2 Minute noodles became the first official sponsor of Humlog.” [2]India Today



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