Biography / trivia
* Manoj Bajpai was born on 23rd April 1969 in Narkatiaganj, Bihar, India.
* He attended Khrist Raja High school Bettiah, Sainik School, Tilaiya and Ramjas College, Delhi. He has a degree in history from University of Delhi.
* After completion of his formal education he applied for “National School of Drama” but his application was rejected four time and at lost he joined Barry’s Drama School to learn acting professionally.
* Manoj Bajpai and Shahrukh Khan were classmates at “Barry John’s acting school”.
* Even before entering the films he was teaching the kids at “Salaam Balak Trust” in Delhi.
* Manoj Bajpai started his acting career with a TV serial “Swaabhimaan” aired on Doordarshan.
* In 1994 he made his film debut with “Bandit Queen”, the film based upon the life of bandit Phoolan Devi. His blockbuster hits include Satya, Road, Veer Zaara, Raajneeti etc.
* He married a girl from Delhi at the beginning of his acting career but it ended in divorce soon. He later married actress Neha in 2005, she worked for films like Kareeb, Fiza etc, the couple have a daughter.
“My dream role is to play Devdas but no such luck as SRK has already done the classic DEVDAS and latest Abhay Deol has played the contemporary Devdas”
“I am not very comfortable talking about my personal life. I am a very private person and I don’t even intend to share these things with anyone, whether it’s my misery or anything else.”
“Every story tells something new and different. If it fails to deliver, there is no harm but it should try to say something new. There has to be some newness in the story, or at least some aspect of the movie. I get bored if the story is told in the same way all the time. I get bored easily.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||1994||Bandit Queen||Shekhar Kapur||Seema Biswas,Aditya Shrivastava,R C Nirmalker|
|2||1997||Tamanna||Mahesh Bhatt||Pooja Bhatt,Paresh Rawal,Sharad Kapoor,Akshay Anand|
|3||1997||Daud||Ram Gopal Varma||Sanjay Dutt,Urmila Matondkar,Neeraj Vora,Ashish Vidyarthi,Paresh Rawal|
|4||1998||Satya||Ram Gopal Varma||J.D Chakravarthy,Shefali Shah,Govind Namdev,Urmila Matondkar|
|5||1999||Prema Katha||Ram Gopal Varma||Sumanth,Narasimharaju,Antara Mali|
|6||1999||Kaun||Ram Gopal Varma||Urmila Matondkar,Sushant Singh|
|7||1999||Shool||E. Nivas||Vineet Kumar,Raveena Tandon,Sayaji Shinde|
|8||2000||Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar||Hansal Mehta||Tabu,Aditya Srivastav,Manav Kaushik,Divya Jagdale|
|9||2000||Ghaath||Akashdeep||Tabbu,Raveena Tandon,Anupam Kher|
|10||2001||Zubeidaa||Shyam Benegal||Karisma Kapoor,Lillete Dubey,Rekha,Amrish Puri|
|11||2001||Aks||R Omprakash Mehra||Amitabh Bachan,K.K. Raina,Pramod Muthu|
|12||2002||Road||Rajat Mukherjee||Vivek Oberoi,Sayaji Shinde,Antara Mali|
|13||2003||Pinjar||C Prakash Dwivedi||Urmila Matondkar,Sanjay Suri,Isha Koppikar|
|14||2003||LOC: Kargil||J.P.Dutta||Ajay Devgan,Nagarjuna Akkineni,Saif Ali Khan,Sanjay Dutt,Raveena Tandon,Abhishek Bachchan,Kareena Kapoor|
|15||2004||Hanan||Makrand Deshpande||Sayaji Shinde ,Seema Biswas ,Sonali Kulkarni ,D Shirke Bansod|
|16||2004||Jaago||Mehul Kumar||Sanjay Kapoor,Hansika Motwani,Puru Raajkumar,Raveena Tandon|
|17||2004||Veer-Zaara||Yash Chopra||Shahrukh Khan,Rani Mukerji,Divya Dutta,Preity Zinta|
|18||2004||Inteqam||Pankaj Parashar||Isha Koppikar,Nethra Raghuraman,Sharat Saxena|
|19||2005||Return to Rajapur||Nanda Anand||Lynn Collins,Kelli Garner,Justin Theroux|
|20||2005||Bewafaa||Dharmesh Darshan||Akshay Kumar,Kareena Kapoor,Anil Kapoor|
|21||2005||Fareb||Dipak Tijori||Shilpa Shetty,Parmeet Sethi,Shamita Shetty,Kelly Dorji|
|22||2006||Happy||A. Karunakaran||Allu Arjun,Brahmanandam,Kishore,Genelia D’Souza|
|23||2007||1971||Amrit Sagar||Chitaranjan Giri,Ravi Kishan,Piyush Mishra,Kumud Mishra|
|24||2007||Swami||Ganesh Acharya||Juhi Chawla,Ameya Pandya,Vijay Kashyap|
|25||2007||Dus Kahaniyan||Apoorva Lakhia||Sanjay Dutt,Jimmy Shergill,Sunil Shetty|
|26||2008||Money Hai TohHoney Hai||Ganesh Acharya||Aftab Shivdasani,Hansika Motwani,Upen Patel|
|27||2009||Acid Factory||Suparn Verma||Fardeen Khan,Aftab Shivdasani,Dia Mirza,Dino Morea|
|28||2009||Jugaad||Anand Kumar||Hrishitaa Bhatt,Sanjay Mishra,Akshat Kumar|
|29||2009||Jail||Madhur Bhandarkar||Neil Nitin Mukesh,Arya Babbar,Chetan Pandit|
|30||2010||Komaram Puli||S. J. Suryaah||Pawan Kalyan,Charan Raj,Nikeesha Patel,Ali, Nassar|
|31||2010||Vedam||Krish||Allu Arjun,Anushka Shetty,Lekha Washington|
|32||2010||Raajneeti||Prakash Jha||Ajay Devgan,Katrina Kaif,Nana Patekar,Ranbir Kapoor,Arjun Rampal|
|33||2010||Dus Tola||Ajoy Varma||Aarti Chhabria,Pallavi Sharda,Siddharth Makkar|
|34||2010||Ramayana||Chetan Desai||Juhi Chawla,Ashutosh Rana,Mukesh Rishi|
|35||2011||Aarakshan||Prakash Jha||Amitabh Bachchan,Prateik Babbar,Saif Ali Khan,Deepika Padukone|
|36||2011||Lanka||Maqbool Khan||Yashpal Sharma,Arjan Bajwa,Manish Choudhary|
|37||2012||Chittagong||Bedabrata Pain||Vega Tamotia,Jaideep Ahlawat,Barry John|
|38||2012||Gangs of Wasseypur||Anurag Kashyap||Jaideep Ahlawat,Richa Chadda,Tigmanshu Dhulia,Reemma Sen|
|39||2012||Chakravyuh||Prakash Jha||Arjun Rampal,Abhay Deol,Esha Gupta|
|40||2012||The Whisperers||Rajiv Virani||Rahul Bose,Tara Sharma,Rajit Kapoor,Kim Sharma|
|42||2013||Shootout at Wadala||Sanjay Gupta||John Abraham,Tusshar Kapoor,Anil Kapoor,Kangna Ranaut|