Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee is an Indian film actor who predominantly works in Hindi cinema. He has also done Telugu and Tamil language films. He is the recipient of two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards.


Real NameManoj Bajpayee
NicknameNot Known
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weightin Kilograms- 68 kg
in Pounds- 150 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 39 Inches
- Waist: 33 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1969-04-23
Age (as in 2016)47 Years
Birth PlaceBelwa, West Champaran district, Bihar, India
Zodiac sign/Sun 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
CollegeSatyawati College, Delhi
Ramjas College, Delhi
Educational QualificationsGraduate in History
DebutFilm: Bandit Queen (1994)
TV: Swabhimaan (1995)
FamilyFather- Radhakant Bajpai (Farmer)
Mother- Not Known
Brothers- 2
Sisters- 3
HobbiesTheatre plays
Controversies• He refused the offer to work in Aamir Khan's film Dangal, as he was not happy with his role.
• Juhi Chawla, the producer of the film Chalk N Duster sacked him from her film and replaced him with Rishi Kapoor to play the role of a quizmaster, as she thought that Manoj's looks are not good enough to carry out this role.
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 WorthNot Known

Some interesting facts about Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj father Radhakant Bajpai was a farmer and his mother was a housewife. He is the second child among his six siblings.
One of his younger sister, Poonam Dubey, is a fashion designer in the film industry.
He was named after the legend Manoj Kumar.
Manoj Bajpayee studied in a hut school till 4th standard as his father, being a farmer, could not spend much on their education.
Since childhood he wanted to become an actor. He completed rest of his schooling from Bettiah and later moved to Delhi at the age of seventeen.
Manoj first heard about NSD in an interview of Naseeruddin Shah, and since then he decided that he would join it one day.
After pursuing graduation from Ramjas College, he applied to the National School of Drama. However, his application was rejected four times.
He was so depressed at that time that he thought of committing suicide.
He took part in a lot of dramatics for Ramjas College and Hindu College and worked really hard on his Hindi and English diction.
Upon actor Raghubir Yadav’s suggestion, Manoj Bajpayee joined director and acting coach Barry John’s workshop. Thereafter, when he applied to the NSD for the fourth time, he was instead offered a teaching position.
Manoj Bajpayee married a girl from Delhi, however, they got divorced during his period of struggle. Later on, in 2006 he went on to marry film actress Neha (real name – Shabana Raza) of Kareeb fame.


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