Manoj Bajpayee Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 52 Years
Education: Graduate In History Drama
Wife: Shabana Raza (Neha)

Profession Actor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth 23 April 1969
Age (as of 2021) 52 Years
Birthplace Belwa, West Champaran district, Bihar, India
Zodiac sign Taurus
Nationality Indian
Hometown His ancestry belonging is a small village called Belwa on the border of Nepal near the town Narkatiaganj in West Champaran, Bihar.
School Khrist Raja High School, Bettiah
College Satyawati College, Delhi
Ramjas College, Delhi
Educational Qualifications Graduate in History
Debut Film: Bandit Queen (1994)
TV: Swabhimaan (1995)
Awards, Honours, Achievements 1998
• National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Satya
• Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Satya.

• Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Shool.

• National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention for Pinjar.

• Filmfare Short Film Awards Best Actor for Taandav.
• Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Aligarh.
• Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor for Aligarh.

• National Film Award for Best Actor for Bhonsle.
Manoj Bajpayee receiving the National Film Award for Bhonsle

Family Father– Radhakant Bajpai (Farmer)
Mother– Not Known
Brothers– 2
Sisters– 3
Manoj Bajpai with his father

Manoj Bajpai with his Mother

Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Theatre 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
Food Biryani, Penne pasta
Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah
Actress Smita Patil, Tabu
Director Shekhar Kapur, Ram Gopal Varma
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Wife Shabana Raza (Neha) (Actress)
Manoj Bajpai with his wife and daughter
Children Daughter– Ava Nayla
Son– None
Money Factor
Salary 4 Crore (INR)

Manoj Bajpai

Some Lesser Known Facts About Manoj Bajpai

  • Manoj got famous for his role of Bhiku Mahatre in Ram Gopal Varma’s film Satya and won many awards for his role as a gangster.
  • 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 Swaabhimaan, which also had actors like Ashutosh Rana and Rohit Roy.
  • 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.
  • He won National Film Award for films like Pinjar and Satya.
  • In September 2020, he gave his voice and performed in a Bhojpuri rap song that rips into the romanticisation of big cities from the point of view of a male migrant worker. Directed by Anubhav Sinha with lyrics by Dr Sagar and music by Anurag Saikia, the song speaks of a male migrant worker’s longing for home and “chokha-baati” while he toils in the big city. Throughout the song, the refrain is “Bambai Main Ka Ba” (What is there in Bombay?)

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