Name: Manoj Bajpai (Manoj Bajpayee)
Birthday: 23rd April 1969
Marital Status: Manoj Bajpayee is married with Neha aka Sabana Reza, the Bollywood actress from the year 2005. They have a daughter named Ava Nayla together.
Interesting Facts: Manoj Bajpayee has previously been married to a Delhi girl but it later resulted in divorce during his hard times of his life.
Trivia: The offbeat actor got rejected for four times at National School Of Drama and this diverted him to join Barry John’s acting school. He was the classmate of the King Khan and was always rated as one of the best pupils present there. Thus his acting career started with theatres.
In order to achieve his dream he shifted from Bihar from doing small roles to the B-Town glamour and started with T.V roles.
Manoj Bajpayee’s name was influenced from the actor-director Manoj Kumar and he considered changing the name to Samar which expresses more aggression, battle and power.
Awards: The moving from Bihar flourished as yielding prestigious awards to the passionate lover of acting Manoj Bajpai. He won Filmfare Award Best Actor- Critic’s Choice (1999) for Satya (1989), Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor (1999) for Satya (1989), BFJA Award for Best Actor (1999) for Shool (1999), National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (2000) for Satya (1989), Filmfare Award Best Actor-Critic’s Choice (2000) for Shool (1999), Zee Cine Award Best Actor In A Supporting Role-Male (2000) for Shool (1999), Star Screen Award Best Villain (2002) for Aks (2001), Zee Cine Award for Best Actor In A Negative Role (2003) for Road (2002), Popular Award Best Villain (2002) for Aks (2001) and National Film Award-Special Jury Award (2004) for Pinjar (2003).
The two time National Award winning actor also got nominated in Filmfare Best Villain Award (2002) for Aks (2001), Filmfare Best Villain Award (2003) for Road (2002), Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award (2004) for LOC Kargil (2003) and Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award (2011) for Rajneeti (2010).
Biography: Bajpayee was born in Belioa, a small village near Narkatiaganj in Betiah Wast Champaran, Bihar. He got his schooling from Krist Raja High School in Bettiah. He then did his graduation in history from Ramjas College.
Manoj’s Telly acting career started with Swaabhimaan, the serial that aired on Doordarshan. He also appeared in Dastak in a small role of a cop.
His debut in silver screen was with Droh Kaal (1994) in several small roles. He also did small role in Bandit Queen (1994) before getting his big break through in Satya (1998). This brought him many awards.
Manoj Bajpayee’s film list includes Tamanna (1997), Prem Kadha (1999), Kaun (1999), Fiza (2000), Ghaath (2000), Aks (2001), LOC: Kargil (2003), Hanan (2004), Jaago (2004), Inteqam: The Perfect Game (2004), Return To Rajapur (2005), Bewafaa (2005), Fareb (2005), Happy (2006), 1971 (2007), Swami (2007), Dus Kahaniyan (2007), Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (2008), Acid Factory (2008), Jugaad (2009), Jail (2009), Komaram Puli (2010), Vedam (2010), Dus Tola (2010), Aarakshan (2011), Lanka (2011).
His most acclaimed movies are Daud: Fun On The Run (1997), Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar (2000), Shool (1999), Veer Zaara (2004), Zubeidaa (2001), Pinjar (2003), Road (2002), Rajneeti (2010), Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012).
The serious actor went on to do films like Chittagong, Chakravyuh, Samar, Shootout At Wadala, Satyagraha, Tevar, Aligarh, Traffic, Budhia Singh, Saat Uchakkey, Naam Shabana, Sarkar 3, Rukh, Baaghi 2, Satyameva Jayate, Love Sonia, Sonchiriya, Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari and more. Bajpayee also Bhonsle for which he won National Award in 2021. In between the films, he also became a part of the much-acclaimed web show The Family Man. He recieved a great round of applause from all over for his performance. The Family Man Season 2 is all set to release on 4th June 2021.
Manoj Bajpayee stands a little shifted from commercial line and is most well known for his offbeat movies and critical choices of films.