Manoj Bajpayi is a famous Indian actor who works primarily in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu films. The well-known actor has played the role of villain in several blockbuster films. Manoj Bajpayi has earned fame for his villain roles and is considered the top actor in villain roles.
As of 2023, Manoj Bajpayi's net worth is estimated to be $20 million.
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Given Name||Manoj Bajpayi|
|Famous Name||Manoj Bajpayi|
|Source(s) of Fame||Actor|
|Date of Birth||April 23, 1969|
|Place of Birth||Belwa, Bihar, India|
|Relationships||Married, Shabana Raza,|
Manoj Bajpayi was born in a small village called Belwa in West Champaran, Bihar to a Brahmin family on 23 April 1969. He grew up with his five siblings, one of his younger sisters being a fashion designer in the film industry. He had to do farming during his vacations as he was the son of a farmer.
Manoj Bajpayi has always wished to become an actor since his childhood. Manoj had to study in a small school in the village till the fourth standard as his father had difficulty collecting money for his children’s education. Later, Manoj went to Khrist Raja High School, Bettiah to complete his school education. After that, Bajpayi got admission in Maharani Janaki Kunwar College in Bettiah for his college education.
Bajpayi moved to New Delhi to go to Satyawati and Ramjas College, Delhi University when he was 17 years old.
Bajpayi was very much impressed by the big actors like Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah, and so at their suggestion, he applied for the National School of Dramas. But neither his luck, nor acting skills could win him a position there and he was rejected three times in a row.
To reach his aim from a different road, he attended the workshop of director and acting coach Barry John. John was impressed by the acting skills of Bajpayee, so he hired him to assist him in his teaching.
After getting trained by the acting coach, Manoj Bajpayee applied at the National School of Drama as his fourth try and this time he succeeded and got a teaching position at the school.
Manoj Bajpayi started his acting career in 1994 with the role of Mann Singh in his debut film ‘Bandit Queen.’ Same as many hard-working actors of the industry, Manoj had to struggle very much during his starting years. Next to his debut film, he appeared in some television shows, including ‘Imtihaan,’ ‘Kalakaar’ and ‘Swabhimaan.’
Then came the turning point in the career of Manoj in 1998. He participated in the film ‘Satya’ which became a blockbuster in Bollywood. Manoj hit the sky with his performance in this film and he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor and National Film Award for the Best Supporting Actor. This gave him fame nationwide as a hard-working actor in the Indian film industry.
Some of the great hits of Bajpayi’s career include ‘Veer Zaara,’ ‘Bandit Queen,’ ‘Satyameva Jayate,’ and ‘Rajneeti.’
Manoj Bajpayi also appeared in several successful web series, including ‘Badalte Rishte’ and ‘The Family Man.’
Manoj Bajpayi married a girl from Delhi during the period of his struggle. Unfortunately, they could not carry on, and the couple got divorced. But, Bajpayi met Indian actress and producer Shabana Raza also known as Neha, after her debut film ‘Kareeb’ in 1998. They got married in April 2006.
Manoj Bajpayi has a daughter born in 2011 named Ava Nayla.
The famous actor is not only appreciated and adored in real-life, but also has a huge fan following on social media platforms. His Twitter account boasts 1.6M subscribers and 4.2M subscribers for his Facebook account. Moreover, his Instagram account has about 3.4M subscribers.
There are just a few actors who perform well in villain roles and Manoj Bajpayee is one of the Indian actors who gave an outstanding performance in villain roles. He has worked in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu films to have a net worth of $20 million.
Manoj Bajpayi has sometimes been associated with other Actors such as Roman Reigns, Katt Williams, Rajpal Yadav, Riteish Deshmukh, Joshua Bassett, Sonu Sood, Jenna Davis, Vivek Oberoi, and Addison Rae.