Born: April 1969
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.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. His Best Friend Vijendra Kumar From Sikta.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.
1999 l A l 134 Mins l Rating:
Role Played: Actor
Shool is a 1999 Hindi film written by Ram Gopal Varma and directed by E. Nivas. The film portrays the politician-criminal nexus and the criminalization of politics in the state of Bihar, and its effect on the life of an honest police officer. The film starred Manoj Bajpai as Inspector Samar Pratap Singh and Sayaji Shinde as the borderline psychopath criminal-politician Bachhu Yadav. read more
2010 l U/A l 170 Mins l Rating:
Role Played: Actor
Raajneeti is a 2010 Indian political thriller film directed and produced by Prakash Jha, with a screenplay by Anjum Rajabali and Prakash Jha, and starring Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal, Naseeruddin Shah and Nana Patekar in the lead roles. Raajneeti is a story about Indian politics. About Indian democracy. About Indian elections. Above all, it is the story of ... read more