Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee

Distinguished Actor, Padma Shri Awardee

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Manoj Bajpayee is one of India’s most distinguished actors whose works in Hindi cinema have been widely acclaimed. A recipient of three National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards and two Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Manoj Bajpayee was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour, for his contributions to art. The eminent actor has also done Telugu and Tamil language films.


Monoj Bajpayee made his feature film debut with a role in Bandit Queen. His first significant success came in his role as gangster Bhiku Mhatre in the crime drama Satya and since then there was no looking back. He had then received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for the film. 


Some of the other defining films that he has acted in are Kaun, Shool, Aks, Pinjar, Rajneeti, Gangs of Wasseypur, Chakravyuh, Special 26, Kick, Aligarh, Gali Guleiyan, Bhonsle, Gulmohar, among a host of successful releases. He has also essayed big impact roles in OTT serials such as ‘The Family Man’.


His latest film Sirf Ek Bandaa Kafi Hai has been an outstanding success, and created history as first film that after being released on the OTT platform (ZEE5) got released in theatres too.


Manoj Bajpayee has been at the forefront of Indie cinema with his critically acclaimed works. Among his notable roles, his award winning work in ‘Aligarh’, that garnered him numerous awards for playing a gay man, was a path-breaking work in Indian mainstream cinema.


Manoj Bajpayee first got noticed for his role in ‘Swabhimaan’ tele serial on Doordarshan in the early 1990s.