Manoj Bajpayee Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriends, Biography, Movies List, Controversies and More!!

Manoj Bajpayee (born 23 April 1969), also credited as Manoj Bajpai, is an Indian film actor who predominantly works in Hindi cinema and has also done Telugu and Tamil language films. He is the recipient of two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. In 2019, he was given India's fourth-highest civilian honor Padma Shri for his contributions to art.

Born in Belwa, a small village in Narkatiaganj, Bihar, Bajpayee aspired to become an actor since childhood. He relocated to Delhi at the age of seventeen, and applied for the National School of Drama, only to be rejected four times. He continued to do theatre while studying in college. Bajpayee made his feature film debut with a one-minute role in Drohkaal (1994), and a minor role of a dacoit in Shekhar Kapur's Bandit Queen (1994). After a few unnoticed roles, he played the gangster Bhiku Mhatre in Ram Gopal Varma's 1998 crime drama Satya, which proved to be a breakthrough. Bajpayee received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for the film. He then acted in films such as Kaun (1999) and Shool (1999). For the latter, he won his second Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. Bajpayee further played a prince with two wives in Zubeidaa (2001), a serial killer in Aks (2001) and a hitchhiker-turned-psychopath killer in Road (2002).

Bajpayee won the Special Jury National Award for Pinjar (2003). This was followed by a series of brief, unnoticed roles in films that failed to propel his career forward. He then played a greedy politician in the political thriller Raajneeti (2010), which was well-received. In 2012, Bajpayee played Sardar Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur. His next roles were of a naxalite in Chakravyuh (2012), and a CBI officer in Special 26 (2013). 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 and the Best Actor Award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2016.

Manoj Bajpayee Controversies:
Affairs: Manoj Bajpayee is dated actress Shabana Raza A.K.A. Neha and married her!
Flop Actor: Despite having a good look, acting skills, Manoj is a flop when it comes to lead a movie. Most of his movies are a flop in which he acted as the main or lead role. So the media sometimes show him as a flop actor. Hope soon he gets a big hit!
Being Non-Vegetarian: Manoj Bajpayee belongs to the Brahmin family. But he is a Non-Vegetarian(Brahmin mostly not eat meat as their tradition). Some of his fans appreciate him for this and some not happy with this! [Souce]
First Wife: During Manoj's struggling days he married one girl. This girl name and details was never disclosed. They got separated because Manoj moved from his place to Mumbai for acting. We can't confirm about his first marriage because no details are available! Now Manoj is married actress Shabana Raza A.K.A. Neha and married her! They having one daughter named "Ava Nayla". [Source]
Manoj and Neha religious difference: Manoj is belongs to the Hindu Brahmin religion and Shabana Raza A.K.A. Neha belongs to the Muslim religion. Despite having different religions and faith, they married each other. They are now one of the happy couples of Bollywood. They having one daughter named "Ava Nayla".
Aamir Khan's Dangal Movie: Manoj was rejected acting role in Aamir Khan's Dangal Movie. He has taken this decision because he was not significant enough with his role in Dangal movie. [Source]
'Chalk n Duster' Movie Controversy: Manoj was finalized for quizmaster role in Juhi Chawla produced the movie "Chalk n Duster". But Juhi Chawla later selected Rishi Kapoor and rejected Manoj for the role. Because Juhi thought Manoj's looks were not comfortable for the role. [Source]
Padma Shri Controversy: Manoj was received Padma Shri in 2019 for his acting in movies. There was in all 113 people was received this honor. At that time people on social media were unhappy and criticized the government for selecting and not selecting some people for the honor. When media asked Manoj about this he said till yet nobody abused him and his family, relatives, friends are happy for him! [Souce]
The Family Men: Manoj acted in the Netflix series The Family Men. RSS magazine called Manoj's The Family Men anti-national because it creates sympathy for terrorists! [Source]
"Kriti" controversy: Manoj acted in Shrish Kunder's directorial “Kriti”- film. But this film was facing charges of plagiarism and was pulled down by YouTube amid the legal tussle between the director and Nepali filmmaker Aneel Neupane. Manoj showed is unhappiness during an interview with the incident. [Source]
Manoj on Salman's Raped Women controversy: Salman courted into controversy after he said during a media interaction that he felt like a "raped woman" walking out of a ring in his role as a wrestler in his upcoming film Sultan. This got big controversy and people asked to apologize from Salman. [Source] When the media asked Manoj about his opinion on Salman's matter he said: "Salman was not had bad intention but used wrong words to express his feelings". [Source]
KIFF and Bhonsle movie controversy: Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) selected Manoj's movie Bhonsle for Competition On Indian Language’s Films, was later removed from the festival’s website. Then Bhonsle's director Devashish Makhija showed his anger for removing his movie from the competition. Meanwhile, the festival committee responded by saying that ‘films in the competition section need to be India Premieres’ and ‘since Bhonsle is not, it can’t be in the competition section’. [Source]
National film award: Akshay Kumar was got National Film Award for his acting. But social media praised and predicted Manoj Bajpayee for this honor for acting in Aligarh movie. [Source]