Manoj Bajpai Biography, Facts & Life Story

Nickname Manoj
Full Name Manoj Bajpayee
Profession Actor
Nationality Indian
Age 53 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth 23 April 1969
Birthplace Belwa, West Champaran district, Bihar, India
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Manoj Bajpai is one of the most versatile actors in the history of Bollywood. He was born on 23rd April 1969 in a small village called Belwa of Bihar. In the beginning, he got very small roles in films but due to his extraordinary acting skills he claimed the ladder of success in quite a small time.

After the release of his movie Satya, the doors of success opened for him from every direction. Manoj Bajpai is known for playing unconventional roles. His audience knows that he always has something new to offer them. He knows how to be a part of the film and bring life to it.

The well known actor has always shown his acting skills by playing difficult critical roles that not all actors can play. He’s best known for his work in Gangs of Wasseypur. Whoever sees this movie, gets enchanted by his work.

In most of his films, he played the role of a gangster. He’s usually seen as a negative character in most of his movies. Throughout his career, he has won a lot of awards like Star Screen Best Supporting Actor award for Satya, Zeeshan Cine award for Best Supporting Actor in Male and Shool, star screen best villain award for Aks and many more.

Along with Hindi movies, he’s also acted in a couple of Telugu movies. He has more than 80 films credited to his name, throughout his career. His movies Satya, Aks and Gangs of Wasseypur I & II are among the most famous movies of Bollywood.

Heading into his personal life, we see that he’s the second one among his five other siblings. His mother was a housewife and father was a farmer. From this we can see that he had a very simple childhood and he made his way into the industry all by himself. He has been married twice. He got divorced during his period of struggle when he married a Delhi girl.

Later on he fell for an actress Shanna Raza who’s also known as Neha and they got married in 2005. He’s father to one beautiful daughter. He’s a devoted believer of Lord Shiva. Bajpai is a consistent man. Before coming into industry, he applied in the National school of drama but they rejected him three times. He was disheartened and wanted to end his life but he didn’t let the tension get on his nerves. He worked hard and later on when he applied for the fourth time in the National school of drama, they offered him a job as a teacher.

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Manoj Bajpai Education

Qualification Graduate in History Drama
School Khrist Raja High School, Bettiah
College Satyawati College, Delhi
Ramjas College, Delhi

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Manoj Bajpai Career

Profession: Actor

Debut:

Film: Bandit Queen (1994)
TV: Swabhimaan (1995)

Salary: 4 Crore (INR)

Family & Relatives

Father: Radhakant Bajpai (Farmer)

Mother: Not Known

Brother(s): 2

Sister(s): 3

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Neha (m. 2006)

Son(s): None

Daughter(s): Ava Nayla

Manoj Bajpai Favorites

Hobbies: Theatre plays

Favorite Actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah

Favorite Actress: Smita Patil, Tabu

Favorite Food: Biryani, Penne pasta

Facts You Never Knew About Manoj Bajpai!

  • His favourite food is Biryani and penne pasta.
  • His zodiac sign is Taurus.
  • He’s inspired from Amitabh Bachchan and Naseeruddin Shah.
  • His favourite actress is Tabu and Samita Patil.
  • He’s an actor who gets his salary as much as the most famous Bollywood stars get.
  • He’s a graduate in history and a very wise man.
  • Ram Gopal, the best director ever considers him to be an education for himself and said that he’s simply the best actor that he’s ever seen. This proves the excellence and brilliance of his work.

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