Manoj Bajpayee

One of the most talented and critically acclaimed method actors in India,who is known for his unconventional roles in films


From starting his journey with a rejection in National School of Drama to having given incredible performances in movies like ‘Satya’, ‘Zubeida’, ‘Shool’, ‘Pinjar’ & ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, Manoj Bajpayee carved his own way into the industry to become one of the finest actors of the B-town - despite his conventional good looks.

Manoj Bajpayee, one of the most talented actors today, has three national awards and six Filmfare trophies to his name.

He is the kind of performer who can shine despite stars, circumstances & scripts. He stood out in Rajneeti amidst a bevy of A-listers, held his ground in ‘Veer Zaara’ & even in ‘Special 26’ & ‘Road’, he commanded the screen with convincing & controlled performances.

Since his debut, it took him about 15 years to find an equal footing in Bollywood with lead roles in movies like ‘Gali Guleiyan’, ‘Missing’ and ‘Aligarh’

The ‘Family Man’ star  topped the list of the most popular OTT actors in India in 2021.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

He shot to fame with his character ‘Mumbai Ka King’ Bhikhu Mahtre from cult classic ‘Satya’ for which he also won the ‘National Film Award’ for Best Supporting Actor & ‘Filmfare Critics Award’ for Best Actor in 1998.

In 2016, he portrayed professor Ramchandra Siras, in Hansal Mehta’s biographical drama Aligarh, for which he won his third ‘Filmfare Critics Award’ for Best Actor & the ‘Best Actor Award’ at Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Why Manoj Bajpayee ?

His journey has been filled with equal parts of failure & acclaim. But his perseverance kept him going through times which would have forced many to quit. His is a story of struggle, success, setbacks & finally, recognition & acceptance kept him going and the rest is now history and the story of his journey always engrosses the audiences and motivates them. 

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