Date of Birth: 23-Apr-69
Birth Place: Belwa, Bihar India
Description: Manoj Bajpayee is a highly acclaimed Hindi film actor, known for playing offbeat and unconventional roles. Bajpayee started his career with a television serial aired on Doordarshan, Swaabhimaan. 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. Veerendra Pratap the role of his character in the movie Raajneeti explains his magic and aura. Katrina Kaif touched the feet of actor Manoj Bajpayee 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. In 2005, he married Neha (real name Shabana Raza), a Bollywood actress who worked in movies namely Kareeb, Fiza. They have a daughter together.
MANOJ IN NEWS
ASA production’s forthcoming film Lanka is shot in a small town named Bijnor. The film has Manoj Bajpai, Arjan Bajwa & Tia Bajpai playing important roles in the film.
The cast and the crew of the film surely faced a lot of difficulties while shooting for the film, as it was being shot in bijnor and the it's not exactly easy to shoot there.Then the director of the film, Maqbool Khan was setting up for an important shot with Tia near a local cinema hall, which was to be shot at night...He surely did not expect what unfolded that night."We set up to shoot i could the crowd increasing, but i didn't think that it will become so uncontrollable. When the crowd saw Tia sitting in the Jeep that we were shooting in, they all surrounded the jeep the minute i said action. And they started banging the car with their hands, " says the Director.
"I was of course very scared. I didnt know what to do. But, Maqbool and the cast were quick to think. So they somehow managed to get through the crowd and escort me out. I was really freaked out," says Tia.
"In fact earlier too, there was another film that was being shot there in the early 80's and a similar situation had happened then too...And at that time the cast/crew were hurt too...Luckily we were safe," says Maqbool.