Kanwarjit Paintal, popularly known as Paintal, learnt acting at the Film and Television Institute of India. He came to Bombay (now Mumbai) with his brother Gufi in 1969.
Paintal made his debut in Bollywood with Atma Ram’s Umang in 1970. The movie also starred Satish Kumar and Archana. It failed to do well.
Gulzar’s Mere Apne (1971), starring Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha in pivotal roles, was Paintal’s second film. The movie did well fortunately for him. The same year, he was seen in Lal Patthar and Pyar Ki Kahani. The latter was his first film with Amitabh Bachchan, after which they appeared in many films together. In 1972, Paintal did some good films like Shaadi Ke Baad, starring Jeetendra and Rakhee, Basu Chatterjee’s Piya Ka Ghar, and Bawarchi, starring ...» read full biography