Manoj Bajpayee also referred to as Manoj Bajpai is one of the finest actors of the current time. The actor has completed almost 3 decades in the industry and played several negatives, supporting and leading roles in Bollywood films, and has always been appreciated for brilliant work.
Method actor Manoj Bajpayee was born on 23 April 1969 to a farmer and homemaker in Bihar. Today, he is considered among the skilled actors like Nana Patekar, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapoor.
The actor was passionate about acting since childhood, went to Delhi at the early age of seventeen where he tried to join the National School of Drama but was rejected several times after which once he wanted to commit suicide.
He was doing theater and study at the same time in Delhi and got a one-minute role in Govind Nihalani-directorial crime drama Drohkaal (1994), next acted as a dacoit in popular biographical drama Bandit Queen (1994) and then struggled for major roles and did many unnoticed roles after that.
In 1998, Ram Gopal Varma gave him a chance as the main lead in the crime drama Satya and he proved himself and won National Film Award for Best Supporting role and Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, his character Bhiku Mahatre in the film is considered as amongst one of the most memorable characters in Bollywood so far.
Shool (1999), Aks (2001), Pinjar (2003), Raajneeti (2010), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Traffic (2016), Aligarh (2016) like films proved his potential and today he is one of the respected actors on Hindi Cinema.
Atanu Mukherjee directorial Rukh (2018) is a thriller family drama that stars Manoj Bajpayee, Smita Tambe, and Adarsh Gourav in lead roles and the film received positive reviews from the critics. Neeraj Pandey’s thriller Aiyaary (2018) received mixed reviews.
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Manoj played a negative role in Tiger Shroff’s Baghi2 (2018) hit Box Office with the bang and Manoj Bajpai was praised for his role as usual. Web Series The Family Man (2019) won hearts.
The actor recently got the national film award for playing the character Ganpath Bhonsle in Devashish Makhija directorial Bhosle (2020), which marked the actor’s third National Film Award.
|Movie||Budget||Release Date||Star Cast||Director||Producer|
|Gulmohar||N/A||3 Mar 2023||Manoj Bajpayee, Suraj Sharma, Simran Rishibagga, Kaveri Seth||Rahul V. Chittella||Star Studios|
|Bandaa||N/A||2023||Manoj Bajpayee||Apoorv Singh Karki||Vinod Bhanushali|
|Raakh||N/A||N/A||Manoj Bajpayee||Milap Zaveri||Nikhil Advani|
|Despatch||N/A||N/A||Manoj Bajpayee, Shahana Goswami||Kanu Bahl||Ronnie Screwvala|
|Mughal Road||N/A||N/A||Manoj, Arjun Rampal, Aarif Zakaria, Boman Irani||Muhammad Ali||N/A|
|Campus||N/A||N/A||Manoj Bajpayee||Suvahhdan Angre||N/A|
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Rahul V Chittella directed Gulmohar is a social drama that stars Manoj Bajpayee in the lead role. Suraj Sharma, Simran Rishibagga, Kaveri Seth are other actors in key roles.
Manoj’s Bandaa shoot wrapped-up in the first week of December 2022, all set to hit theatres in early 2023.
The actor will soon be seen in his long-pending project Raakh where he will share screen space alongside Bollywood’s known action hero John Abraham. It is directed by Milap Zaveri and produced by Nikhil Advani. John, Manoj, Milap, and Nikhil had also worked earlier in the 2018 vigilante action film Satyameva Jayate.
Despatch is an investigative thriller film, Reportedly the actor will play the journalist role in the film, The film will be premiered directly on a streaming platform, though the digital platform name hasn’t been announced yet. It also stars Rock On fame Sahana Goswami. Backed by Ronnie Screwvala and made under his own production house RSVP movies.
5- Mughal Road
It tells the story of the battle, which revolves around Pakistan and Kashmir when the Kabailies guided by the Pakistan army entered the Baramulla sector Kashmir. The then king of Kashmir Raja Hari Singh then requested to India for Military Intervention. Apart from Manoj, it stars Arjun Rampal, Aarif Zakaria, and Boman Irani in pivotal roles.