Name: Manoj Bajpai (Manoj Bajpayee)
Birthday: 23rd April 1969
Marital Status: Manoj Bajpai 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 Bajpai 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 Bajpai’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: Bajpai 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 Bajpai’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’s upcoming films are Chittagong, Chakravyuh, and Samar. They are assigned to release on October this year. His other film Shootout At Wadala is yet on production and is probable to be released on May, 2013.
Manoj Bajpai is doing another movie The Whisperers which is based on the novel by Robert Nicolson.
Manoj Bajpai stands a little shifted from commercial line and is most well known for his offbeat movies and critical choices of films.