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Manoj Bajpayee Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth Career


Manoj Bajpayee Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Manoj Bajpayee (born 23 April 1969), also credited as Manoj Bajpai, is an Indian film actor who predominantly works in Hindi cinema and has also done Telugu and Tamil language films. He is the recipient of two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. In 2019, he was given India’s fourth-highest civilian honor Padma Shri for his contributions to art.

Born in Belwa, a small village in Narkatiaganj, Bihar, Bajpayee aspired to become an actor since childhood. He relocated to Delhi at the age of seventeen, and applied for the National School of Drama, only to be rejected four times. He continued to do theatre while studying in college. Bajpayee made his feature film debut with a one-minute role in Drohkaal (1994), and a minor role of a dacoit in Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen (1994). After a few unnoticed roles, he played the gangster Bhiku Mhatre in Ram Gopal Varma’s 1998 crime drama Satya, which proved to be a breakthrough. Bajpayee received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for the film. He then acted in films such as Kaun (1999) and Shool (1999). For the latter, he won his second Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. Bajpayee further played a prince with two wives in Zubeidaa (2001), a serial killer in Aks (2001) and a hitchhiker-turned-psychopath killer in Road (2002).

Bajpayee won the Special Jury National Award for Pinjar (2003). This was followed by a series of brief, unnoticed roles in films that failed to propel his career forward. He then played a greedy politician in the political thriller Raajneeti (2010), which was well-received. In 2012, Bajpayee played Sardar Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur. His next roles were of a Naxalite in Chakravyuh (2012), and a CBI officer in Special 26 (2013). In 2016, he portrayed professor Ramchandra Siras, in Hansal Mehta’s biographical drama Aligarh, for which he won his third Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor and the Best Actor Award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2016.


Bajpayee was born on 23 April 1969 in a small village called Belwa near the town Narkatiaganj in West Champaran, Bihar. He is the second child among his five other siblings and was named after actor Manoj Kumar. One of his younger sisters Poonam Dubey is a fashion designer in the film industry. His father was a farmer and his mother was a housewife. As a son of a farmer, Bajpayee would do farming during their vacation. Since childhood, he wanted to become an actor. His father had difficulty collecting money for their education. He studied in a “hut school” till the fourth standard, and later did his basic schooling in Bettiah. He completed his 12th class from Maharani Janaki College in Bettiah. He moved to New Delhi at the age of seventeen and went to Satyawati, then to Ramjas College, Delhi University. Bajpayee had heard about the National School of Drama from actors such as Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah, so he applied. He was rejected three times and wanted to commit suicide afterward. He then did director and acting coach Barry John’s workshop after actor Raghubir Yadav’s suggestion. Impressed by Bajpayee’s acting, John hired him to assist him in his teaching. After that, he applied at the National School of Drama for the fourth time, and they offered him a teaching position at the school instead.

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Bajpayee was married to a girl from Delhi but got divorced during his period of struggle. He met actress Shabana Raza, who is also known as Neha, right after her debut film Kareeb (1998). The couple married in 2006 and they have a daughter. Bajpayee describes himself as spiritual and a believer of Lord Shiva.

Manoj Bajpayee Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth Career

Biography &
Real NameManoj Bajpayee
Physical Stats & More
Height5’ 9” (175 cm)
Weight68 kg (150 lbs)
Body Measurements39-33-12Chest Size – 39 Inches
Waist Size – 33 Inches
Biceps Size – 12 Inches
Body Shape – Hourglass
Shoe Size- 10 (US)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 April 1969
Age (2019)50 Years
Birth PlaceBelwa, West Champaran district, Bihar, India
Zodiac signTaurus
HometownHis ancestry belonging is a small village called Belwa on the border of Nepal near the town Narkatiaganj in West Champaran, Bihar.
SchoolKhrist Raja High School, Bettiah
College> Satyawati College, Delhi
> Ramjas College, Delhi
Educational QualificationsGraduate in History
Debut> Film: Bandit Queen (1994)
> TV: Swabhimaan (1995)
FamilyFather- Radhakant Bajpai (Farmer)
Mother- Not Known
Brothers- 2
Sisters- 3
HobbiesTheatre plays
ControversiesNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodBiryani, Penne pasta
Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah
Favourite ActressSmita Patil, Tabu
Favourite DirectorShekhar Kapur, Ram Gopal Varma
Favourite FilmGangs of Wasseypur
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
WifeShabana Raza a.k.a Neha (Actress)
ChildrenDaughter- Ava Nayla
Son- N/A
Money Factor
Salary4 Crore (INR)
Net Worth$ 18 Million


Bandit QueenDacoit Maann Singh
KalakaarN/ATelevision serial
Dastak1996Avinash Banerjee
Satya1998Bhiku Mahatre
Prema Katha1999Sankaram
KaunSameer A. Purnavale
ShoolInspector Samar Pratap SinghFilmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
Nominated–Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Fiza2000Murad Khan
Dil Pe Mat Le YaarRam Saran Pandey
GhaathKrishna Patil
Zubeidaa2001Maharaja Vijayendra Singh
AKksRaghavan GhatgeNominated―Filmfare Award for Best Villain
LOC KargilYogendra Singh YadavNominated―Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Hanan2004Pagla / Shamsher
JaagoInspector Kripa Shankar Thakur
Veer-ZaaraRaza Sharazi
Inteqam: The Perfect GameUday Dhirendra Thakur
Return to Rajapur2005Jai Singh
BewafaaDil Arora
FarebAditya Malhotra
Happy2006DCP Arvind
19712007Major Suraj Singh
Dus KahaniyaanSaahil
Money Hai Toh Honey Hai2008Lallabhai Bharodia
Acid FactorySultan
Puli2010Al Saleem
VedamRaheemuddin QureshiTelugu film
RaajneetiVeerendra PratapNominated―Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Ramayana: The EpicRama (voice)Animation film
Dus TolaShankar Sunar
Aarakshan2011Mithilesh Singh
Chittagong2012Surya Sen
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1Sardar KhanNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Samar2013Rajesh Arunachalam
Special 26CBI Officer Wasim Khan
Shootout at WadalaZubair Imtiaz Haksar
SatyagrahaBalram Singh
MahabharatYudhisthira (voice)Animation film
Anjaan2014Imran Bhai
Tevar2015Gajendar Singh
Jai HindShort film
AligarhRamchandra SirasFilmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
TrafficConstable Ramdas Godbole
KritiSapanShort film
Budhia Singh – Born to RunBirachi Das
Saat UchakkeyPappi
OuchVinayShort film
Naam Shabana2017Ranveer Singh
Sarkar 3Govind Deshpande
RukhDivakar Mathur
Aiyaary2018Colonel Abhay Singh
Baaghi 2DIG Ajay Shergill
MissingSushant DubeyAlso producer
Satyameva JayateDCP Shivansh Rathod
Gali GuleiyanKhuddoos
Love SoniaFaizal
BhonsleGanpath Bhonsle
Sonchiriya2019Man Singh
The Family Man SrikantTV series
Dhaka TBAFilming


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