The Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee is touted as one of the most versatile actors of the Bollywood, though; he is the most underrated actor too.
Manoj Bajpayee is famous for some of his remarkable and memorable characters which he actually made memorized on the silver screen, which includes, Zubeida, Aligarh, Aks, Shool, Road and so on.
As of now the talented actor Manoj Bajpayee is gearing up for the release of his next crime, Satyamev Jayate, and in this occasion, it will be fine to read some lesser known facts of this gem of an actor.
1). Manoj Bajpayee was born on 23rd April 1969, in Bihar, in a peasant’s family.
Manoj Bajpayee was born on 23rd April 1969, in Bihar, in a peasant’s family and he also completed his education and study in Bihar, eventually, he moves to the national capital, Delhi, in order to joined NSD (National School Of Drama).
2). He was named after the veteran Bollywood actor, Manoj Kumar.
Seems like, maybe his family was the dying heart, an aficionado of the veteran Bollywood actor, Manoj Kumar, as his parents named him Manoj after the name of Manoj Kumar actually, reportedly.
3). Manoj Bajpayee once rejected by NSD for the fourth time
Bajpayee aspired to become an actor since childhood, so he shifted to Delhi at the age of seventeen and applied for the National School of Drama, but in NSD he was rejected four times, but finally, NSD accepted him in their institute but this time not as a student, instead of as a teacher.
4). Details about the actor Manoj Bajpayee’s debut movies
He continued to do theatre when he was just a college student and it was his hard work paid off when Manoj Bajpayee made his acting debut with the movie Drohkaal (1994) one-minute role, and then he was seen in a minor role of a dacoit in Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen (1994).
5). Manoj thinks and regarded Barry John was his mentor.
Bajpayee is often regarded as a method actor and a director’s actor and is known for his unconventional roles and this method actor considers, Barry John is a British born, Indian theatre director and teacher as his role model.
6). Marital life of the actor
Manoj Bajpayee is married to his Fiza co-star Neha and blessed with a daughter.
7). When the talent hub Nawazuddin Siddiqui praised Bajpayee
Seems like the Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is heavily impressed with his fellow-actor Manoj Bajpayee and his acting skills and former always share some good words for the later anyway.
No woned, why, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said that Manoj’s performance in Aks as the inspiration for his role as the antagonist in Kick.
8). Awards, Achievements and rewards
Bajpayee won 1 National Film Award and 1 Filmfare Critics Award for the movie Satya, in the category of Best Supporting, in 1999.
In 1999, he again won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor in the film Shool.
For the movie, Pinjar Manoj again grabbed the National Film Award.
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