Manoj Bajpayee Age, Height, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Biography & More

Manoj Bajpayee is a well-known Indian film Actor, who has worked in Hindi cinema as well as in Telugu and Tamil films. He has won two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards so far in his acting career.

Manoj Bajpayee Bio/Wiki

Real Name Manoj Bajpayee
Nick NameManoj
Profession Actor
Physical Stat
Manoj Bajpayee’s Height In Centimeter- 175 cm 
In Meter- 1.75 m
In Feet- 5’9 Feet
WeightIn Kilogram- 68 kg
In Pound- 149 lbs
Eye colorBlack
Hair colorBlack
Personal Life
Date of birth 23 April 1969
Manoj Bajpayee Age (2021)52 Years
Birthplace Belwa West Champaran, Bihar
Zodiac sign Taurus
Nationality Indian
Home town Belwa West Champaran, Bihar
School Khrist Raja High School, Bettiah
College/university Satyawati College, DelhiRamjas College, Delhi
Food HabitNon- Vegetarian
HobbiesTheatre Plays
Family member
Marital statusMarried
Manoj Bajpayee’s wifeShabana Raza (Neha) (Actress)
ChildrenDaughter- Ava NaylaSon- None
Parents Father- Radhakant Bajpai
Mother- Not Know
SiblingSister- 3
Brother- 2
Manoj Bajpayee’s Net worth (2022)20 Million USD

Family & Wife

Manoj Bajpayee was born on 23 April 1963 in a poor farmer family in a small village Belwa West Champaran, Bihar. His father’s name is Radhakant Bajpai he is a small farmer. His mother is a housewife, Manoj Bajpayee is second among 6 siblings.

Bajpayee has done two marriages, he had first married a girl from Delhi, but this relationship could not last long, later he divorced. Then married film actress Shabana Khan (Neha), who was in an affair, in 2006. Both Manoj and Neha also have a daughter named Ava Nayla.

Early Life and Education

Manoj Bajpayee did his schooling in his birthplace Narkatia district Bettiah Bihar and completed his 12th from Maharani Janaki College Bettiah itself. He went to Delhi to pursue his bachelor’s degree. Graduated from Ramjas College, Delhi.

Meanwhile, he went to the National School of Drama for admission but he was rejected. Meanwhile, he tried to join the National School of Drama three times, but every time he got rejected. After this, on the advice of his friend, he started acting in theater at Barry Drama School.


Manoj Bajpayee made his film debut with Shekhar Kapur’s directorial venture Bandit Queen, which came in 1994, in which he appeared in a small role of a dacoit.

He made his TV debut in 1995 with the Swabhiman TV serial.

In 1998, he got a new identity in the film world in the role of Bhiku Mhatre of the film Satya, made in Ram Gopal Varma’s Direction. Manoj Bajpayee also received the National Award for this film.

In the 1999 film Shool, Samar was seen in the role of Pratap Singh. This film also proved to be the turning point of Manoj’s film career. He was also honored with the Filmfare Award for the best performance in Shool.

When his career was on the verge of ending, he got a chance to work in Prakash Jha’s film Political in 2010. In this film, he appeared in the role of Virendra Pratap, due to this strong role, his film career got a new turn. After that, he made a flurry of many hit films. One of the same films was seen in the 2012 film Gangs of Wasseypur in the role of V Sardar Khan.

Then in 2016, he was awarded the Film Award for Best Actor for the film Tandav.

Apart from all this, many other hit films like Gangs of Wasseypur Season 2, Tevar, Satyamev Jayate, Baaghi 2, Naam Shabana, 2021 film Mumbai Saga are included.

Manoj Bajpayee made his web series debut with Mirzapur in which he was also in a lot of discussion for his excellent acting. After that, he also worked in Secret Game 2. But Manoj Bajpai got a chance to work again in The Family Man Season 2 due to his excellent role in the web series The Family Man. The Family Man was his best web series on the OTT platform.

Awards and Honors

Manoj Bajpai was honored with many awards in his film career for his best role.

1999- Filmfare Best Actor Award – (Critics) – Film Satya

1999 – Zee Cine Award – Best Supporting Actor Film – Satya

1999 – Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor – Film Satya

2000- Filmfare Best Actor Award (Critics) Film – Shool

2000 – National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor Film – Satya

2003 – Special Jury National Award Film – Pinjar

2016- Filmfare Critics Award Film – Aligarh

2019- Padma Shri Award was received by President Ram Nath Kovind from the Government of India.

2019- 67th Film Awards Best Actor Award.

Facts About Manoj Bajpayee

  • He tried many times in the National School of Drama and after trying about 4 times, he was not selected.
  • Manoj Bajpayee’s wife’s name is Neha Bajpayee. Neha’s real name is Shabana Raza. Neha made her debut with Bobby Deol’s film ‘Kareeb’.
  • Manoj Bajpayee started his film career in 1994 with Shekhar Kapur’s film ‘Bandit Queen’, but he got recognition in the year 1998 with Ram Gopal Varma’s film ‘Satya’.
  • He received the National Award for the film Pinjar based on Amrita Pritam’s famous novel ‘Pinjar’. After this, Katrina touched Manoj Bajpayee’s feet and said, I have never seen such acting in my life.


How many children does Manoj Bajpayee have?

A Daughter child named Ava Nayla.

What is the name of Manoj Bajpayee’s father?

Radhakant Bajpai.

What is the age of Manoj Bajpayee?

52 years (23 April 1969) (2021)

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