Manoj Joshi (Actor) Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography, Facts & More


Manoj Joshi

Real NameManoj Joshi
Profession(s)Actor, Comedian
Famous ForThe 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 ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 September 1965
Age (as in 2017)52 Years
BirthplaceAdpodra, Gujarat, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
HometownAdpodra, Gujarat, India
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityMithibai College of Arts, Mumbai
Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai
Educational QualificationA Diploma in Commercial Art
DebutGujarati Film (Actor): Hun Hunshi Hunshilal (1992)
Manoj Joshi's First Gujarati Film Hun Hunshi Hunshilal 1992
Hindi Film (Actor): Sarfarosh (1999)
Manoj Joshi Debut Film Sarfarosh 1999
TV: Kehta Hai Dil (2000)
Manoj Joshi Debut TV Show Kehta Hai Dil
Caste Brahmin (Gujarati)
Food HabitVegetarian
Political InclinationBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
HobbiesListening to Music and Watching TV
Awards/Honours2003: 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
Manoj Joshi Getting The National Award For Best Supporting Actor
2018: Padma Shri by the Government of India
Manoj Joshi Getting Padma Shri
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpousePreeti Joshi
Manoj Joshi With His Wife
ChildrenSon- Dharmaj Joshi
Manoj Joshi With His Son
Daughter- Not Known
ParentsFather- Navneet Joshi
Mother- Name Not known
SiblingsBrother- Rajesh Joshi, Actor (younger; died in 1998)
Sisters- 2 (Names Not Known)
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Khaman Dhokla, Kadhi, Sukhandi
Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan
Favourite Playwright(s)Mahesh Elkunchwar, Madhu Rye
Favourite FilmThe Silence of the Lambs
Favourite SingerLata Mangeshkar
Favourite WriterP L Deshpande
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)Not Known

Manoj Joshi

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. Manoj Joshi And J J School of Art
  • 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. Manoj Joshi Playing The Role of Chanakya on Stage
  • 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. Manoj Joshi Translated Vijay Tendulkar's 'Ghashiram Kotwal'
  • 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 Joshi With Sabarkantha Ratna Puraskar
  • Manoj also earned acclaims for the role of Chanakya in the 2015 TV show- Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat. Manoj Joshi As Chanakya in Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat TV Show
  • 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.