An actor gains popularity in the film industry because of his hard work. Manoj Bajpayee, one of the leading actors in the Bollywood industry, has made many successful films in his career and is a method actor known for his unconventional roles in movies. Director Ram Gopal Varma rated Bajpayee’s training highly and said he was the best actor he had ever worked with.
Manoj Bajpayee, a veteran actor who has worked in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films and television series, has been a household name and has impressed film fans and critics with his superb acting.
He has won three NFA for acting and is one of the few stars whose career received a boost with the introduction of OTT.
Manoj Bajpayee Childhood and Relationships
The Son of a farmer from Bihar tells of his journey and how he lost three rolls in a single day. “As the Son of a farmer, I grew up in a village in Bihar, had five brothers and sisters, and we went from hut to school. We lived a simple life and when we went to town we went to the theatre. It was hard, so I rented an awl with five friends and looked for work and got roles.”
Bajpayee’s first marriage ended in divorce as his health deteriorated and the roles were not fulfilling. He moved to Mumbai to pursue a film career, but the early years were a battle. It is known that Bajpayee’s first marriage was to a Delhi girl who broke up during his initial years in Bollywood.
Manoj Bajpayee Movies and Career
Manoj Bajpai, also known as Manoj Bajpayee, has played challenging roles in many films and web series. Some of them were challenging, but in the end, he performed better than expected. He also appeared in TV series such as Kalakaar, Imtihaan and Swabhimaan. In 1994, the film cast Manoj Bajpayee in a feature film debut in Doh Kaal, in which he only appeared for a minute. After that, he took on unnoticed roles in several films like Tough to Handle, No Recognition, Breakthrough etc., where he had no support from the industry.
Manoj later had iconic roles in movies such as Kaun (1999), Zubeidaa (2001), Road (2002) and others. He received the NFA for Best Supporting Actor (1998) and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor together with Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya (1998).
Manoj Bajpayee struggles in life.
He proves that no one can stop you from being successful in life if you have talent. In a recent interaction with Humans of Bombay, the actor spoke about his struggles when Vada Pav seemed expensive and renting a car for him.
While the debate over nepotism in the film industry has taken centre stage, Bajpayee told how he grew up as a boy who was not the ideal hero to compete against one of Bollywood’s most coveted actors. The actor, who hails from a non-cinematic background, struggled to break into Bollywood for years.
Manoj Bajpayee Awards and Honours
In 2019, Manoj Bajpayee was awarded India’s fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, for his art services. Manoj has received three National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards and two Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
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