Manoj Bajpayee Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Education, Girlfriend, Height, Weight, Movies List, Career, Profession, Net Worth

Manoj Bajpayee Wiki and Biography: Manoj Bajpayee, popularly known as Manoj Bajpai, was born in India on April 23, 1969. He is primarily recognised for his roles in Hindi films, but he has also appeared in Telugu and Tamil productions. The Best Actor categories at the National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards both saw him win many awards. This year (2019), he was awarded India’s Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-highest civilian accolade, for his artistic achievements.

Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee Wiki: Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Education, Height, Weight, Movies List, Career, Profession, Net Worth

Real Name Manoj Bajpayee
Nick Name Manoj
Profession Actor
Famous For Movies
Wife Name Shabana Raza (Neha) (Actress)
Physical Status
Age 53 Years
Height 5 Feet 9 Inch
Weight 65 Kgs
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Personal Information
Date of Birth 23 April 1969
Birth Place Belwa, West Champaran district, Bihar, India
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Nationality Indian
School Name Khrist Raja High School, Bettiah
College Name Satyawati College, Delhi
Ramjas College, Delhi
Qualifications Graduate in History
Family Profile
Father Name Radhakant Bajpai
Mother Name NA
Siblings Poonam Dubey
Career Actor
Source of Income Movies, Commercials, TV Shows
Appeared In Movies, Commercials, TV Shows
Net Worth Salary 120 Crores+(Approx.)

Manoj Bajpayee Biography

Manoj Bajpayee Education

He attended a “hut school” through the fourth grade and then went on to complete his education at Khrist Raja High School in Bettiah. His final schooling was at Bettiah’s Maharani Janaki Kunwar College, where he graduated with his high school diploma. At the age of seventeen, he uprooted to New Delhi, where he attended Satyawati and later Ramjas College at Delhi University.

Manoj Bajpayee Early Life

Bajpayee was born on April 23, 1969, to a brahmin family in the village of Belwa, which is located close to the city of Bettiah in the Indian state of Bihar. He is the second of six children and was named after Bollywood star Manoj Kumar. Poonam Dubey, one of his younger sisters, works as a costume designer in the movie business. Both of his parents worked hard to provide for the family. Bajpayee, the son of a farmer, would often spend his summers working the fields. Ever since he was a kid, he dreamed of making a living in the theatre.

His dad had a hard time bringing in enough money to pay for their schooling.  Actors like Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah encouraged Bajpayee to apply to the National School of Drama, so he did. Three times he was turned down, and each time he felt like ending his life. At the recommendation of actor Raghubir Yadav, he enrolled in a workshop with director and acting coach Barry John.

John hired Bajpayee to help him out in the classroom after seeing one of his performances and being impressed. Next, he submitted his fourth application to the National School of Drama, where he was instead granted a teaching position. During his time of struggle, Bajpayee divorced his wife, a girl from Delhi. After her first film, Kareeb, he met Neha, aka actress Shabana Raza (1998). The two were married in 2006, and they now have a daughter.

Manoj Bajpayee Career

In the years after his brief appearance in Govind Nihalani’s Drohkaal (1994), Bajpayee starred in the biographical drama Bandit Queen (1994). The film’s casting director, Tigmanshu Dhulia, recommended him to Shekhar Kapur. The film’s character of dacoit Vikram Mallah, which went to Nirmal Pandey despite Bajpai’s casting considerations, eventually went to Nirmal Pandey. Bajpayee plays dacoit Mann Singh in the film. At around the same period, he starred in a TV series called Kalakaar, directed by Hansal Mehta and Imtihaan (Doordarshan).

Bajpayee had only one film, the road thriller Road, released in 2002. He played the film’s antagonist, a hitchhiker who, after accepting a ride from a couple, reveals himself to be a psychopathic killer (played by Vivek Oberoi and Antara Mali). As a result of his work in this film, Bajpayee was nominated for another Filmfare award—this time for Best Performance in a Negative Role. Bajpayee’s debut film of 2003 was Pinjar, a historical drama set in the time of India’s partition. The film, directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, had its inspiration from the same Punjabi novel. For his work in the film, he was honoured with a Special Jury Prize from the National Society of Film Critics. Following that, he played Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav in J. P. Dutta’s group war picture LOC: Kargil. Filmed in part on location in Kargil, it earned Bajpayee a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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