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

Manoj Bajpai

Bio
ProfessionActor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 April 1969
Age (as in 2020)51 Years
BirthplaceBelwa, West Champaran district, Bihar, India
Zodiac signTaurus
NationalityIndian
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
Drama
DebutFilm: Bandit Queen (1994)
TV: Swabhimaan (1995)
FamilyFather- Radhakant Bajpai (Farmer)
Mother- Not Known
Brothers- 2
Sisters- 3
Manoj Bajpai with his father
Manoj Bajpai with his Mother
ReligionHinduism
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)
Manoj Bajpai with his wife and daughter
ChildrenDaughter- Ava Nayla
Son- N/A
Money Factor
Salary4 Crore (INR)

Manoj Bajpai

Some Lesser Known Facts About Manoj Bajpai

  • Manoj got famous with 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?)