|Real Name||Manoj Joshi|
|Famous For||The films like 'Devdas' and 'Phir Hera Pheri'|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||3 September 1965|
|Age (as in 2017)||52 Years|
|Birthplace||Adpodra, Gujarat, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Virgo|
|Hometown||Adpodra, Gujarat, India|
|College/University||Mithibai College of Arts, Mumbai
Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai
|Educational Qualification||A Diploma in Commercial Art|
|Debut||Gujarati Film (Actor): Hun Hunshi Hunshilal (1992)
Hindi Film (Actor): Sarfarosh (1999)
TV: Kehta Hai Dil (2000)
|Political Inclination||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)|
|Hobbies||Listening to Music and Watching TV|
|Awards/Honours||2003: Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for Kehta Hai Dil
2016: ITA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat
2017: National Award for Best Supporting Actor for Dashakriya
2018: Padma Shri by the Government of India
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Children||Son- Dharmaj Joshi
Daughter- Not Known
|Parents||Father- Navneet Joshi
Mother- Name Not known
|Siblings||Brother- Rajesh Joshi, Actor (younger; died in 1998)
Sisters- 2 (Names Not Known)
|Favourite Food(s)||Khaman Dhokla, Kadhi, Sukhandi|
|Favourite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Favourite Playwright(s)||Mahesh Elkunchwar, Madhu Rye|
|Favourite Film||The Silence of the Lambs|
|Favourite Singer||Lata Mangeshkar|
|Favourite Writer||P L Deshpande|
|Net Worth (approx.)||Not Known|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Manoj Joshi
- Does Manoj Joshi smoke?: Not Known
- Does Manoj Joshi drink alcohol?: Not Known
- He was born into a Gujarati family and raised in a Marathi culture.
- A report of Marathi Natya Sangeet reads that his father was a famous Keertankar of the Naradeeya Parampara.
- Joshi’s father was known for bridging the gap between the Gujarati and Marathi kirtan tradition.
- Manoj shifted to Mumbai from his hometown in Gujarat, when he was in the 8th standard.
- He was poor at studies and failed twice in the 8th and the 9th standard.
- Theatre was never the first choice for Manoj; he wanted to become an artist.
- After much effort, when he didn’t find a job, he joined the J J college’s theatre circle and started participating in inter-collegiate plays. It changed the direction of his career from an artist to an actor.
- After getting a diploma in Commercial Art, Joshi bagged his first job as a layout artist in a Gujarati magazine.
- Joshi went on to work in different magazines including ‘Janmabhoomi’ and ‘Gentleman.’
- Joshi’s longest stint was at the ‘Economic and Political Weekly.’ However, he quit that too after he won the best actor award for Chanakya.
- At the start of his acting career, he has learned the nuances of theatre from famous artists like Satyadeb Dubey, Vijay Mehta and Shafi Inamdar.
- During an interview in 2018, Joshi revealed that he had played Chanakya 1,039 times in his acting career.
- The first time he performed a play on Chanakya was in 1990. It was a Gujarati play.
- It was Shafi Inamdar who told Joshi to stage Chanakya in Hindi. Joshi conveyed this to Bhuta (writer) and they began performing in Hindi in 1995-1996.
- Joshi is also a prolific writer and in his college, he wrote a Marathi play titled ‘Karma.’ He also translated Vijay Tendulkar’s ‘Ghashiram Kotwal’ into Gujarati.
- In his debuted film Sarfarosh, his brother Rajesh Joshi played the role of Bala Thakur.
- For monetary concerns, he also started appearing in soap operas.
- In 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented him with the Sabarkantha Ratna Puraskar.
- Manoj also earned acclaims for the role of Chanakya in the 2015 TV show- Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat.
- Manoj Joshi has received critical acclaims for his performances in the Bollywood films like- Hungama, Dhoom, Bhagam Bhag, Phir Hera Pheri, Chup Chupke, Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Billu Barbar.