Manoj Bajpayee Early life: An Indian actor, Manoj Bajpayee, commonly known as Manoj Bajpai, was born on April 23, 1969. During his time of difficulty, Bajpayee married a woman from Delhi, but they divorced.
In the wake of his first film, Kareeb, he met actress Shabana Raza, better known as Neha (1998). There is a girl born to the couple in 2006.
Manoj Bajpayee Educational Background
At seventeen, he migrated to New Delhi and attended Satyawati and later Ramjas College, Delhi University. Actors Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah had referred him to the National School of Dramatic Arts, so the actor applied. After being rejected three times, he became suicidal.
After Raghubir Yadav’s recommendation, he attended the workshop of director and acting tutor Barry John. To John’s delight, Bajpayee’s acting had convinced him to hire him as a tutor.
For the fourth time, he applied to the National School of Dramatic Art and was instead offered a teaching position.
Manoj Bajpayee Journey to the Bollywood Industry
He is most known for his work in Hindi cinema, but he has also appeared in Telugu and Tamil films. Bajpayee was born in Belwa, a small village in Narkatiaganj, Bihar, where he had always wanted to be an actor.
Bandit Queen, directed by Shekhar Kapur, had an uncredited appearance for Bajpayee; Drohkaal, in which he played a dacoit for one minute, was his feature film début (1994).
It wasn’t until he appeared in Ram Gopal Varma’s 1998 murder film Satya that his career took off, which won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.
Manoj Bajpayee Contribution to Daily soaps
As part of the Doordarshan drama series Shikast in 1993, Manoj had previously made his television debut alongside Shami Kapoor, Kitu Gidwani, and Ashutosh Rana, with Shah, narrating.
Following Kalakaar and Imtihaan, he appeared in Hansal Mehta and DD National’s serials Imtihaan and Kalakaar respectively. On the small screen, he’s appeared in programs like Hum Bambai Nahin Jayenge and Kurukshetra.
Manoj Bajpayee Awards & Achievements
He was honored with numerous accolades for his work as an actor, including two National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards, and two Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
He was awarded India’s fourth-highest civilian accolade, the Padma Shri in 2019 for his services to art.