Manoj Bajpayee – Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Family, Movies List,

By | March 10, 2021

Manoj Bajpayee is an Indian film actor who works in Hindi Cinema and has also done Telugu and Tamil language films. Manoj Bajpayee was born on 23 April 1969 in Belwa, a small village in West Champaran, Bihar. He is the recipient of two National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards and two Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor. In 2019, he was given India’s fourth – highest civilian honor Padma Shri for his contributions to art. Manoj Bajpayee also credited as Manoj Bajpai.


Personal Life :-
Name Manoj Bajpayee
Other NameManoj Bajpai
Date of birth23 April 1969 (Wednesday)
Birth placeBetwa, West Champaran district, Bihar, India
Age52 Years (as in 2021)
Years- Active1988-present
Zodiac signTaurus
HometownBelwa, West Champaran district, Bihar, India
HobbiesTheatre plays, Internet Surfing
HonoursPadma Shri (2019)
Languages knownEnglish, Hindi

Physical State :-

HeightIn centimetres – 175 cmIn meters – 1.75 mIn feet inches – 5’9″
WeightIn kilograms – 68 kgIn pounds – 150 Ibs
Face shapeOval
Eye colourBlack
Hair colourBlack

Relationship and More :-

Marital statusMarried
Marriage DateApril 2006
WifeShabana Raza (also known as Neha) Actress
DaughterAva Nayla
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Money Factor :-

Salary4 Crore (INR)
Net worth$ 1 Million

About Educational Qualification

Since Childhood, he wanted to become an actor. His father had difficulty collecting money for their education. He studi in a “hut school” till 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 afterwards. 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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Educational Qualification :-

SchoolKhrist Raja High School, Bettiah.
CollegeSatyawati College, Delhi Ramjas College, Delhi.
QualificationGraduate in History Drama

Family Background

Manoj Bajpayee born in a small village called Belwa near the town Narkatiaganj in West Champaran, Bihar. He is the second child among his five 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.

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Family :-

FatherRadhakant Bajpai (farmer)
MotherNot known

Personal Life

Before making his acting debut, 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 her debut film kareeb (1998). The couple married in 2006 and they have a daughter Ava Nayla in 2011.


Manoj made his screen debut with a one-minute-long role in Govind Nihalani’s crime drama Drohkaal in 1994. In the same year, he played the role of dacoit Mann Singh in Shekhar Kapur’s biographical Drama Bandit Queen. He was initially to considered to play the lead role opposite Seema Biswas in the National Film Award – winning movie, but the role eventually went to Nirmal Pandey. The actor was then signed by Mahesh Bhatt to play supporting roles in his directional ventures Dastak (1996) and Tamanna (1998). After that, he played gangster Bhiku Mhatre in Ram Gopal Varma’s 1998 crime drama Satya, which proved to be a breakthrough. His performance in Satya is considered one of his Career-best performances, 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 like Kaun (1999) and Shook (1999). For the Later, he won his second Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. 

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Bajpayee further played the role of 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. Then he appeared in political thriller Rajneeti (2010) followed by Hans of Wasseypur in 2012. His next roles were of a naxalite in Chakravyuh (2012), and a CBI officer in special 26 (2013), which was inspired from the 1987 Opera House heist. The movie went on to become a critical and commercial success. In 2016, he portrayed professor Ramchandra Siras, in Bansal 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.

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In 2017, the method actor was signed to play the role of Ranvir Singh in the action spy-thriller Naam Shabana, which was a spin – off to the 2015 movie Baby. Subsequently, Manoj was cast alongside. Amitabh Bachchan, Amit Sadh and Yami Gautam in Sarkar 3 (2017). In the same year, he gave one of the best performances of his career in the psychological drama Gali Guleiyan (2017), which earned him a Best Actor award at the New York Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival.

In 2018, Manoj appeared in the action thriller Aiyaary alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Baaghi 2 alongside Tiger Shroff, though both the films failed to impress the critics. Beside these, he was also seen in Love Sonia (2018), where he portrayed a ruthless trafficker named Faizal. Other significant acting credits in recent times include the vigilante action film SatyaMeva Jayate (2018), the action drama Sonchiriya (2019) and the Netflix film Dhaka (2019). His 2020 releases include Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari and Bhonsle.

Television Career

Before making his movie debut, Manoj had already made his television debut in 1993 Doordarshan’s drama series Shikast alongside Shammi Kapoor, Kitu Gidwani and Ashutosh Rana, with Naseeruddin Shah being the narrator. Next, he appeared in Hansal Mehta’s Kalakaar, and in DD National’s serial titled Imtihaan, which was directed by Imtiaz Ali. Among his other television appearances are the shows Hum Bombai Nahin Jayenge, Kurukshetra, Swabhimaan and Badalte Rishte. 

Acting Style 

Bajpayee is often regarded as a method actor and a director’s actor, and is known for his unconventional roles in films. Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has cited Bajpayee’s performance in Aks as the inspiration for his role as the antagonist in Kick (2014). Bajpayee has also been vocal about the disparity in the pay he commands, in comparison to the top actors in the film industry. He has cited Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah and Raghubir Yadav as his inspiration.

Director Ram Gopal Varma considers him to be “an education” for himself and said he is “simply the best actor I’ve ever worked with.” Shekhar Kapoor, who directed him in Bandit Queen, recalls: “Manoj had the ability to portray a lot just by doing little. He never tried to overplay a scene and seemed totally comfortable with a minimalist statement.” According to director Hansal Mehta, Manoj “has the ability to transform himself like few others.”

Bajpayee’s performance as Bhiku Mhatre in Satya is considered to be one of the most memorable characters of Hindi Cinema, along with his dialogue in it : “Mumbai Ka King Kaun? Bhiku Mhatre” (who is the king of Mumbai? Bhikh Mhatre). Kay Kay Menon credits this character as a turning point for other method actors: “if it were not for Manoj’s brilliant performance in Satya, actors like Irrfan and me might still be waiting to be accepted. Manoj open the doors for us.” 

Films of Manoj Bajpayee :-

In the year 1994
Film RoleNotes
DrohkaalAnandSpecial appearance
Bandit QueenDacoit Man Singh
KalakaarN/ATelevision serial
In the year 1995
Film RoleNotes
SwabhimaanSunilTelevision serial
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In the year 1996
Film RoleNotes
DastakAbhinash Banerjee
In the year 1997
Film RoleNotes
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In the year 1998
Film RoleNotes
SatyaBhiku MhatreNational Film Award for Best Supporting Actor Film Critics Award for Best Actor Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
In the year 1999
Film RoleNotes
Prem kathaSankaramTelugu film
KaunSameer A. Purnavale
ShoolInspector Samar Pratap SinghFilm Critics Award for Best Actor Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Actor
In the year 2000
Film RoleNotes
FizaMurad KhanSpecial appearance
Dil Pe Mat le YaarRam Saran Pandey
GhaatKrishna Patil
Manoj Bajpayee and Tabu reveal secret to their 20 years of friendship
In the year 2001
Film RoleNotes
ZubeidaaMaharaja Vijayendra Singh
AksRaghavan GhatgeNominated – Filmfare Award for Best Villain
In the year 2002
Film RoleNotes
RoadBabuNominated – Filmfare Award for Best Villain
In the year 2003
Film RoleNotes
PinjarRashidNational Film Award – Special Jury Award/ Special Mention
LOC kargilYogendra Singh YadavNominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
In the year 2004
Film RoleNotes
HananPagla/ Shamsher
JaagoInspector Kripa Shankar Thakur
Veer-ZaaraRaza Sharazi
Inteqam : The Perfect GameUday Dhirendra Thakur
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In the year 2005
Film RoleNotes
Return to RajapurJai Singh
BewafaDil Arora
FarebAditya Malhotra
In the year 2006
Film RoleNotes
HappyDCP Arvind Telugu film
In the year 2007
Film RoleNotes
1971Major Suraj Singh
Dus KahaniyaanSaahil
In the year 2008
Film RoleNotes
Money Hai Toh Honey HaiLala bhai Bhadoria
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In the year 2009
Film RoleNotes
Acid FactorySultan
In the year 2010
Film RoleNotes
PuliAI SaleemTelugu film
VedamRaheemuddin QureshiTelugu film
RajneetiVirendra PratapNominated- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Ramayana: The EpicRama (voice)
Dus TolaShankar Sunar
In the year 2011
Film RoleNotes
AarakshanMithilesh Singh
In the year 2012
Film RoleNotes
ChittagongSurya Sen
Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 1Sardar KhanNominated -Filmfare Award for Best Actor
In the year 2013
Film RoleNotes
SamarRajesh ArunachalamTamil Film
Special 26CBI officer Waseem Khan
Shootout at WadalaZubair Imtiaz Haksar
SatyagrahaBalram Singh
MahabharatYudhishthira (voice)Animation film
In the year 2014
Film RoleNotes
AnjaanImraan BhaiTamil Film
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In the year 2015
Film RoleNotes
TevarGajendra Singh
Jai HindShort film
In the year 2016
Film RoleNotes
TaandavFilmfare Short Film Awards Best Actor
AligarhRamchandra SirasFilmfare Critics Award for Best ActorAsia Pacific Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor
TrafficConstable Ramdas Godbole
KritiSapanShort film
Budhia Singh – Born to RunBiranchi Das
Saat Uchakkey Pappi
OuchVinayShort film
Dance like a man
In the year 2017
Film RoleNotes
Naam ShabanaRanveer Singh
Sarkar 3Govind Deshpande
RukhDivakar Mathur
In the year 2018
Film RoleNotes
AiyaaryColonel Abhay Singh
Baaghi 2DIG Ajay Shergill
MissingSushant DubeyAlso Producer
Satyameva JayateDCP Shivansh Rathod
Gali GuleiyanKhuddoos
Love SoniaFaizal
BhonsleGanpath Bhonsle
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In the year 2019
Film RoleNotes
SonchiriyaMann Singh
The Family ManSrikant TiwariAmazon Original Series Filmfare OTT Award for Best Actor, Drama Series (Critics
In the year 2020
Film RoleNotes
Mrs. Serial killerDr. Mrityunjoy Mukerjee
Bambai Main Ka BaHimselfMusic video Also playback Singer
Suraj Pe Mangal BhariMadhu Mangal Rane
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In the year 2021
Film RoleNotes
Secrets of SinauliHimselfNarrator Documentary Film
SilenceTBAPost- production
Dial 100TBAFilming


Filmfare Awards 

AligarhCritics Award for Best Actor2017
TaandavBest Actor Male Short Film2017
ShoolCritics Award for Best Performance2000
SatyaCritics Award for Best Performance1999
The Family ManBest Actor in a Drama Series (Critics)2020
I feel accomplished: Manoj Bajpayee on winning best actor Asia Pacific  Screen Award | News24

National Awards

SatyaBest Supporting Actor1998
Manoj Bajpayee receives Padma Shri from President Ram Nath Kovind - Movies  News

Some facts about Manoj Bajpayee :-

  • Does Manoj Bajpayee Smoke? No
  • Does Manoj Bajpayee drink Alcohol? No
  • After getting rejected thrice from the National School of Drama, Delhi, he tried to commit suicide.
  • He learned acting skills from Barry John’s workshop on the advice of actor Raghubir Yadav. At that time Shah Rukh Khan was his batch-mate in those acting classes.
  • He was earlier married to a Delhi girl but got divorced later, and then he married actress Shabana Khan, popularly known as Neha, who did films like Kareeb, Fiza, etc.
  • In 1995, he did his first TV serial called Swabhimaan.
  • His parents liked veteran actor Manoj Kumar, so they choose his name as Manoj, though he wanted to have the name Samar Bajpai.
  • He along with Amitabh Bachchan jumped from a big height of 30 feet for a waterfall scene in the film Aks.
  • In September 2020, he gave his voice and performed in a Bhojpuri rap song.

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