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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 23 April 1969Belwa, Bihar, India
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Manoj Bajpayee was born on April 23, 1969 in Belwa, Bihar, India. He is known for his work on Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Special 26 (2013) and Veer-Zaara (2004). He has been married to Neha since February 23, 2005.

Spouse (1)

Neha (23 February 2005 - present)

Trade Mark (1)

Often plays man of rural background with strong moral values

Trivia (34)

Two time winner of prestigious national film awards of India. for best actor and best supporting actor for Pinjar (2003) and Satya (1999).
Was the first choice for the role of Thambe ( Sambha) in Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag.
Was the first choice for Saif Ali Khan's role in Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega.
Refused Jackie Shroff 's role in Devdas.
Starred in the shelved film " Dharti" opposite Rani Mukherjee.
Starred in shelved film N.S. Films International" Paanchi". (2001) Starring Manoj Bajpai,Mahima Chaudhary, Shamita Shetty ,(Replaced Punarnava ),Bikram Saluja, Sharad Kapoor, Biswajeet,Vaarun Vaardhan,Malay Chakraborty,Brijesh Hirjee,Ehsan Khan,Music by Rajesh Roshan, Produced by Yatinder Singhal, Directed by Parto Ghosh.
Starred in Ajay Devgan Production's shelved film " Barf" opposite Sushmita Sen. Directed by Vishal Bharadwaj.
Starred in Neeraj Pathak's shelved film " Maati". Co starring Fardeen Kham and Mahima Chaudhary.
Starred in Padmalaya Production shelved film opposite Akanksha Malhotra ( Prem Nath granddaughter).
Starred in Ravi Diwan's shelved film " Syaah - A Walk on The Dark Side" co starring Bipasha Basu.
His parents named him after Superstar Legend Manoj Kumar.
Starred in Hansal Mehta's shelved film Netwa opposite wife Neha.
Starred in the shelved Indo/French film " All Alone" opposite Miss World 1997, Diana Hayden. Co starring Nigar Khan, Bikram Saluja. The film was based on the Independence of Mauratius in 1968. The film was to be directed by Ritesh Batra. The film was shelved due to problems with the producer's.
Starred in E Niwas' s shelved film opposite Raveena Tandon , co starring Fardeen Khan. This was in 2002.
Starred in Partho Gosh' s untitled movie that was shelved. Co starring Shilpa Shetty, Milind Soman, Isha Khoppikar, Amar Upadhyay. This was on 2004.
Starred in Ramoji Rao's untitled shelved film , Co starring Mahima Chaudhary, R. Madhavan. directed by Anil V Kumar. This was in 2003.
Anurag Kashyap wanted to cast Manoj Bajpayee and Raveena Tandon in Paanch. This was in 1999. Anurag was not able to find any producer' s at that time. Later when he got Tutu Sharma to produce the film, he cast Kay Kay Menon in Manoj' s role.
Starred in Mehul Kumar's shelved film " Azaadi". This was in 2004.
Starred in Rahul Roy's shelved untitled film, a remake of Sam, I am. Co starring Sushmita Sen as a lawyer. When Rahul found out Harry Baweja was also remaking the same film with Sushmita, he shelved the film.
Starred in Neeraj Pathak' s shelved film " Surkh - The Bloody Battle" opposite Bipasha Basu. This was in 2004.
Starred in Mahesh Manjrekar' s shelved film " Ek Anokhi Prem Kahani". Co starring Kareena Kapoor. Manoj Bajpayee was to play a blind man. He was later replaced by Sanjay Dutt. The film was eventually shelved inn 2002.
Starred in the shelved 2002 Indo-Canadian film "Indigo". Co starring Sarah Polley. Directed by Toronto based director Suresh Natrajan. The film was to be shot all over Toronto and Kerala. The film was to be about an American Mohiniyattom dance student who falls in love with a Hindu priest.
Was offered Ravi Kishan's role in " Luck" but turned down the role.
Had signed Govind Nihalani's " Thakshak" but opted out. This was because Ram Gopal Verma requested him not to sign any small roles during the shooting of Satya.
Offered Jatin Grewal's role in "Rahul" but declined.
Was approached for the film Masaan but it did not work out.
Two brothers and 3 sisters. Manoj is the second eldest.
Was married to a girl from Delhi in the early 90's.
Father's name is Radhakant Bajpai.
Younger sister is world famous fashion designer Poonam Dubey.
Starred in Partho Ghosh's shelved film opposite Nandita Das. The film was to he realistic and aimed at the film festivals. Zakir Hussain was approached to do the music. This was in 2001.
Starred in Rohit Kumar's shelved film in 2002.
Ad film maker Prahlad Kakkar had announced his first Hindi film Bitter Rain (2005) at the beginning of this year but is yet to start it. The film was to star Manoj Bajpai, Sonu Sood and Vidya Malvade.. However, Kakkar is still looking for someone to finance this project. According to Kakkar the film was to be made on a budget of Rs. 25 lakhs for Star One but the deal was cancelled after which he decided to make it into a full length feature film. He further explained that the film has a brief indication of the Jessica Lal murder case. It's a narrative thriller and is set in the background of an election.
Starred in the shelved movie, Genesis Features " Bitter Rain" (2006). Starring Manoj Bajpai, Sonu Sood, Vidya Malvade. This was to be directed by Prahlad Kakkar.The story was about a upper class house wife from New Delhi being abducted and raped. The film was also going to touch upon the Jessica Lal murder case.

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