Manoj Bajpai

Occupation:
Supporting Cast
Awards:
1998 won: Filmfare Award Best Actor - Critics Choice Satya, 1998 won: Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor: Satya, 1998 won: BFJA Best Actor: Shool, 1999 won: Filmfare Award Best Actor - Critics Choice: Shool, 1999 won: Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a
Years Active:
1994-Present
Manoj Bajpai
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Manoj Bajpai (born on 23 April 1969) is a Hindi film actor, known for playing offbeat and unconventional roles. He first shot into fame with his breakthrough role on Ram Gopal Varma's 1997 film Satya.

Early life

Manoj Bajpai was born in Belwa a small village Narkatiaganj in West Champaran, Bihar. He completed his basic education from K R High school, Bettiah. He went to Ramjas College, University of Delhi for pursuing Graduation, and did theatre with Barry John.

Career

Bajpai started his career with a television serial aired on Doordarshan, Swaabhimaan. The same serial also brought Tyagi-Ashutosh Rana and Rishab-Rohit Roy into limelight. Bajpai also appeared in small role as a cop in Dastak movie. He shared the screen space with Mukul Dev and Sushmita Sen. He appeared in several small roles in films like Droh Kaal (1994), and Bandit Queen (1994), before getting a big break in 1998 film Satya directed by Ram Gopal Varma. His performance as Bhiku Mhatre won him several awards, as he portrayed the hotheaded and compassionate sides of this small-time gangster, with equal panache. Another important film where he played a dark character was Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's film Aks in 2001, for which again he won many awards.

His work was also appreciated in films like Zubeidaa (2001), Pinjar (2003) which earned him the National Film Award, Veer Zaara in 2004 and Rajneeti in 2010.

Veerendra Pratap the role of his character in the movie Raajneeti explains his magic and aura. Katrina Kaif touched the feet of actor Manoj Bajpai as a sign of respect following the premiere of Rajneeti.When Satya released some 12 years ago, Tabu had done the same thing, touching the thespian's feet.

Personal life

Manoj Bajpai was married to a girl from Bihar whom he left after two months and came to Mumbai. in 2005, he married Neha (real name Shabana Raza), a Bollywood actress who worked in movies namely Kareeb, Fiza.