Pankaj Dheer is an Indian television and film actor originally from Kanpur. His best known role was as Karna in epic TV series, Mahabharata (1988–1990), which became a famous Indian television series, and as Shivadatta in Chandrakanta (TV series) (1994–1996). He also played the role of Sadashivrao Bhau, the commander in chief of the Maratha army at the third battle of Panipat in the TV series The Great Maratha produced by Sanjay Khan. Apart from this, he has acted in several Hindi films in small roles, including the (1991) superhit Sadak. Currently, he is portraying the role of Himavat in the TV series Devon Ke Dev - Mahadev which is being telecast on a channel known as Life OK. His son Nikitin Dheer is also an actor famous for his roles in epic historical drama film Jodhaa Akbar and the action comedy Chennai Express.
He appeared at the lead in debut episode Dastak, TV series, Zee Horror Show (1993), along with Archana Puran Singh. He also played the lead as a defence lawyer in the TV Series Kanoon, a series based on court-room dramas.
In 2006 Dheer established a shooting studio, Visage Studioz along with his brother Satluj Dheer at Jogeshwari, Mumbai. In 2010, he opened Abbhinnay Acting Academy in Mumbai, with actor Gufi Paintal as the faculty head.
- Sookha (1983)
- Randam varavu (Malayalam)(1990)
- Mahabharata (TV series) (1988–1990)......Karna
- Saugandh (1991)
- Sanam Bewafa (1991)......Zuber Khan
- Sadak (1991)
- Mr. Bond (1992)......Dragon/Daga
- Jaagruti (1992)
- The Great Maratha (1992)......Sadashiv Rao Bhau
- Ashaant (1993)......Amit
- Zee Horror Show (TV series) (1993)
- Kanoon (TV Series)
- Chandrakanta (TV series) (1994–1996)......Raja Shivdutt, King Of Chunargarh
- Soldier (1998)......Vijay Malhotra
- Harischandra (TV Series )(1998)
- Yug (TV Series) (1997)......Ali Khan
- Baadshah (1999)......Chief Security Officer Khanna
- Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge (2002)......Shivpratap Singh
- Om (2003)
- Andaaz (2003)......Professor Rohit Malhotra
- Zameen (2003)......Captain Basheer Ali
- Taarzan: The Wonder Car (2004)......Rakesh Kapoor
- Rishtey (TV series) (Season 1)
- Teen Bahuraaniyaan (TV series) (2008–2009)
- Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (TV series) (2008)
- Ek Safar Aisa Kabhi Socha Na Tha (TV series) (2009)
- Rang Badalti Odhni (TV series) (2010)
- Sasural Simar Ka (TV series) (2011)......Jamnalal Dwivedi
- Aashiq Awara......Ranvir
- Shobha Somnath Ki (TV Series) (2011)
- Devon Ke Dev - Mahadev (TV Series) (2012)......Himavat
- Ikke Pe Ikka (1994)......Randhir
- Gippi (2013)....papaji
- "Akshay inaugurates Pankaj Dheer's studio". Bollywood Hungama. 11 February 2006.
- "Akshay Kumar inaugurates Pankaj Dheer's acting academy - Abbhinnay". businessofcinema. 9 April 2010.
- "Akshay inaugurates Abbhinnay Acting Academy". Indiatimes.