The popular Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee celebrated his 51st birthday this year on April 23. Bajpayee, who works predominantly in Bollywood and also appeared in some Telugu and Tamil films, is the recipient of India’s fourth-highest civilian honour Padma Shri, two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards.

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Manoj Bajpayee Biography

Manoj Bajpayee was born on April 23, 1969, in Belwa, near the town Narkatiaganj in West Champaran, Bihar. He is named after the renowned actor Manoj Kumar. He attended a local “hut school” till fourth class, and later attended a school in Bettiah. After completing his 12th standard from Maharani Janaki College in Bettiah, he moved to New Delhi at the age of seventeen where he attended Satyawati College and then Ramjas College under Delhi University.

Bajpayee had been interested in acting since his young age and had heard about the National School of Drama from actors Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah. He applied at National School of Drama and was rejected three times. He attended an acting workshop by acting coach Barry John after suggested by actor Raghubir Yadav. Barry John was impressed by Bajpayee’s acting and hired him to assist him in coaching.

Bajpayee applied at the National School of Drama for the fourth time and was offered a teaching position.

Manoj Bajpayee Top Movies

Some of the best films of Manoj Bajpayee are crime drama film Satya (1998) produced and directed by Ram Gopal Varma; written by Saurabh Shukla and Anurag Kashyap starring alongside J. D. Chakravarthy, Urmila Matondkar, Saurabh Shukla and Shefali Shah in lead roles, action crime film Shool (1999) directed by Eeshwar Nivas, written and produced by Ram Gopal Varma starring alongside Sayaji Shinde and Raveena Tandon, psychological suspense thriller film Kaun (1999) directed by Ram Gopal Varma, written by Anurag Kashyap and starring alongside Urmila Matondkar and Sushant Singh, supernatural thriller movie Aks (2001) directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, and starring alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Raveena Tandon in leading roles, road thriller film Road (2002) produced by Ram Gopal Varma and directed by Rajat Mukherjee, starring alongside Vivek Oberoi and Antara Mali, period drama film Pinjar (2003) directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi based on the Hindu-Muslim problems during the partition of India starring alongside Urmila Matondkar and Sanjay Suri in the lead roles, drama film Swami (2007) directed and also choreographed by Ganesh Acharya and Screenplay by Bhavani Iyer and Muazzam Beg starring opposite Juhi Chawla, war drama film 1971 (2007), based on a true story of prisoners of war after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 directed by Amrit Sagar, written by Piyush Mishra and Amrit Sagar, starring alongside Ravi Kishan, Piyush Mishra, Deepak Dobriyal and others, political thriller film Raajneeti (2010) co-written, directed and produced by Prakash Jha, with a screenplay by Anjum Rajabali and Prakash Jha starring alongside Ranbir Kapoor, Ajay Devgn , Nana Patekar, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal and Naseeruddin Shah, historical war drama film Chittagong (2012) based upon events of British India’s Chittagong Uprising directed by Bedabrata Pain, starring alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rajkumar Rao, Vega Tamotia and others, crime film Gangs of Wasseypur trilogy (2012) directed by Anurag Kashyap and written by Kashyap and Zeishan Quadri starring alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Richa Chadda, Huma Qureshi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Pankaj Tripathi, political action thriller film Chakravyuh (2012) directed by Prakash Jha starring alongside Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol, Esha Gupta and Anjali Patil, biographical drama film Aligarh (2015) directed by Hansal Mehta and written by Apurva Asrani starring opposite Rajkummar Rao in lead roles and road thriller film Traffic (2016) directed by Rajesh Pillai starring alongside Jimmy Sheirgill, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Divya Dutta, Amol Parashar and debutant Richa Panai.

Manoj Bajpayee Awards

Manoj Bajpayee received Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour in 2019 for his contributions to art. He has won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for the 1998 film Satya. He won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for the 1999 film Shool. He won National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention for the 2003 film Pinjar, Filmfare Short Film Awards Best Actor for the 2016 film Taandav, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for the 2015 film Aligarh.

Manoj Bajpayee Personal Life

He has been married to actress and producer Neha Bajpayee since 2006. Neha is best known for films like Fiza (2000), Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet (1999) and Acid Factory (2009). Manoj was earlier married to a girl based in Delhi however they got separated during the period he struggled in his career. Bajpayee describes himself as a spiritual person and a believer of Lord Shiva being born into a “devout Brahmin family”.

Manoj Bajpayee Upcoming Movies

Manoj Bajpayee will be next seen in Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari directed by Abhishek Sharma, announced to be released on October 9 2020, Mughal Road directed by Muhammad Ali announced for release on October 10 2020, Raakh directed by Milap Zaveri announced for release on December 30, 2020, and Campus directed by Suvahhdan Angre announced for release in December 2021.

Manoj Bajpayee Web Series

Manoj is featured in the Amazon Prime Video exclusive action drama web series The Family Man created by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K starring opposite Priyamani. He has also been featured in the Netflix Original crime thriller series Mrs Serial Killer written and directed by Shirish Kunder and produced by his wife Farah Khan starring alongside Jacqueline Fernandez and Mohit Raina in lead roles.

Manoj Bajpayee Car Collections

Manoj Bajpayee’s car collection includes a BMW 3 Series, Toyota Fortuner and a Mahindra Scorpio.

Manoj Bajpayee Horoscope

Bajpayee’s zodiac sign is Taurus. He belongs to Rooster (Earth) in Chinese horoscope and Walnut Tree in Celtic tree horoscope. His Life Path number is 7.

Manoj Bajpayee Family

His father Radhakant Bajpayee was a farmer. Bajpayee used to help his father in farming during his school vacations. Poonam Dubey, the popular fashion designer in the film industry is one of his younger sisters. Bajpayee is the second child among his two brothers and three sisters. It was difficult for his father to earn money for the education of the five children.

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