Manoj Bajpayee (National Award) Age, Height, Wife, Family, Biography, and More

Neha Shabana Raja husband
Manoj Bajpayee Posing for shoot

BioData / Biography

Manoj Bajpayee is one of the most versatile and humble actors of the Bollywood Industry. He is one of the finest method actors in the industry he gained popularity after doing so many small roles. Manoj Bajpayee’s age is 52 (years old) as of 2021. He was born in a small village Belwa in Bihar. Being born in a farmer family background he used to do farming in his childhood during his vacation.

Real Name  Manoj Baajpayee
Profession LineActor
Wife NameNeha (Shabana Raza Actress)
ChildrenAva Nayla (Daughter)
Fan Followers2.4M (on Instagram March 2021)

Morphology (Physical Appearance)

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Manoj Bajpayee Physique
Weight68 kg,
150 pounds
Height      175centimeters
5’feet 9’’inches  
Body  Chest- 39
Waist- 33
Biceps- 12    
Eye Color  Dark Brown  
Hair Color  Black  
Skin ColorAlmond

Career Path

Manoj Bajpayee Movie- 1971 Poster
Manoj Bajpayee Movie- 1971 Poster

When Manoj moved to Delhi at merely the age of seventeen, he came to know about the National School of Drama. Inspite of being a farmer son, from his childhood he wanted to be an actor. He struggle a lot in his early days of acting career. Bajpayee has started with a one-minute role in a movie named Drohkaal(1994) Govind Nahalani’s movie. He also worked in Bandit Queen.

In Initial days, he used to work in televisions also such as Kalakar, Imtihaan, Swabhimaan.

Manoj Bajpayee in Satya Movie
Manoj Bajpayee in Satya Movie

Manoj Bajpayee gainedpopularityafter Satya(1998), In which he gave the phenominal and memrable performes as a gangster Bhiku Matre. One of the famous dialouge of the movie is

Mumbai ka Don kaun? Bhikhu Matre

 He was praised for his performance in the movie.

Social Media Accounts

Instagram Id- @bajpayee.manoj

Twitter Id- @BajpayeeManoj

Personal Life of Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajapayee also known as Manoj Bajpai was born on 23 April 1969 in a small village. His father Radhakant Bajpai was a farmer and his mother was a housewife.

Young Manoj Bajpayee
Young Manoj Bajpayee

He did initial study in a hut school later he went to the school name Khrit Raja High School, Betiah. Bajpayee has 5 other sibling and one of the sister is a Fashion Designer in Bollywood.

Since childhood he wanted to become an actor. After moving to Delhi to complete his furthre education he came to know about National School of Drama where he learned acting.

Neha Shabana Raja husband
Manoj Bajpayee with wife Neha

He has been married to a Delhi Girl but they got divorce during his struggle time. Then he remarried to Neha also known as Shabana Raza (Actress) in 1998 and they have a daughter together.

Manoj Bajpayee with wife and daughter
Manoj Bajpayee with wife and daughter
Date of birth  23 April 1969
Age  52 years (as in 2021)  
Birth Place  Belwa, Narkatiaganj, West Champaran, Bihar (India)
Birth & Zodiac sign  Taurus (based on date of birth)  
Nationality  Indian  
Religion  Hindu  
Home/ VillaMumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Academy  Khrist Raja High School, BettiahMaharani Janki College, Bettiah
University/College Name  Satyawati College, DelhiRamjas College, Delhi
Education QualificationGraduation in History Drama 
Food & Dietary HabitsNon Vegetarian    
Interest & Hobbies  Reading, Theatre Plays
Debut CareerFilm – Bandit Queen (1994, Hindi)            
Prema Kathe (1999, Telugu)            
Samar (2013, Tamil)
Television– Swabhimaan (1995, hindi)
AwardsNational Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Satya 1998)
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor (Shool 1999)
National Film Award – Special Jury Award/ Special Mention (Pinjar 2003)
Filmfare Short Film Awards Best Actor (Taandav 2016)
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor (Aligarh 2016)
Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Performance by an actor (Aligarh 2016)
National Film Award for Best Actor (Bhonsle 2019)
Padma Shri (2019)
Net WorthNot Known

Family & Ancestor

Manoj Bajpayee's parents and siblings
Manoj Bajpayee’s parents and siblings


Manoj Bajpayee with Father
Manoj Bajpayee with Father
Manoj Bajpayee Mother
Manoj Bajpayee Mother
FatherRadhakant Bajpayee(Farmer)
MotherNot Known (Housewife)


Brother2 Brothers
Sister3 sisters

Favourite & Beloved things

FoodBiryani, Penne Pasta
Actor  Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah
Actress  Tabu, Smita Patil
FilmGangs of Wasseypur
SongNot Known
Musician Person  Not known
BookNot Known
SportsNot Known
Holiday & Festivity Destination(s)  Vietnam, Miami, Toronto
DirectorShekhar Kapoor, Ram Gopal Verma

Luxury Style

Tattoo Design  Not Known  
Car CollectionNot Known

Some minor known facts about Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj does not smoke but drinks alcohol like other celebrities.

He was little shy in his school days. His teacher used to force him to recite various poem so that he can become confident.

When he first wanted to take admission to the National School of Drama he got rejected 3 times. Then he joined Barry John’s theatre group as an assistant.

He has worked in Rukh along with Adarsh Gourav, Smita Tambe, Kumud Mishra and Ehsaas Channa.

Later he got admission in the National School of Drama.

He doesn’t shy away to bring matter into the light. When it came to the disparity in pay he was vocal about it. He said that big stars can make huge amount by their special appearance but the small actor doesn’t get paid so well.

Manoj Bajpayee as Sardar Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur
Manoj Bajpayee as Sardar Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur

He got inspiration from Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah and Raghubir Yadav.

Amitabh Bachchan
Manoj Bajpayee with Amitabh Bachchan

When asked about  his fitness secret he said

It’s all about discipline. We start our day with yoga and meditation. Even my eight-year-old is now used to this. I also go to the gym, run, do suryanamaskars.”

Recently he was diagnosed Covid -19 Positive, on which he stated

“Physically and mentally, it has been very exhausting'”

His new show is about to premiere on Zee5,

On winning his 3rd National award for Best Actor, he talks about how it felt  and he stated

I am feeling so happy, not only for myself but also for my director Devashish Makhija, who has put all his beliefs and energy into it. I also feel thankful to Sandip Kapoor, Piyush Singh, and all the producers who have put in their energy and support in making this film. Also to each and everyone on the jury who thought it fit to give me this award.

Many times in the past, I felt many of my deserving ones got somewhere left out, but Bhonsle getting it has completely covered or made me forget everything that I didn’t get in the past. I thank everyone.

For more details check out : Hindustan Times

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