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

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

Manoj Bajpai

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 of 2021)52 Years
BirthplaceBelwa, West Champaran district, Bihar, India
Zodiac 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)
Awards, Honours, Achievements1998
• 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
FamilyFather- Radhakant Bajpai (Farmer)
Mother- Not Known
Brothers- 2
Sisters- 3
Manoj Bajpai with his father
Manoj Bajpai with his Mother
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
FoodBiryani, Penne pasta
ActorAmitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah
ActressSmita Patil, Tabu
DirectorShekhar Kapur, Ram Gopal Varma
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
WifeShabana Raza (Neha) (Actress)
Manoj Bajpai with his wife and daughter
ChildrenDaughter- Ava Nayla
Son- None
Money Factor
Salary4 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?)