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Manoj Bajpayee

Indian film actor
Bajpayee at a promotional event for Aiyaary , 2018
Born(1969-04-23) 23. April 1969 (age 52)
other namesManoj Bajpai
active years1988 - today
HonorsPadma Shri (2019)

Manoj Bajpayee (born April 23, 1964), too Called Manoj Bajpai , is an Indian film actor who works predominantly in Hindi cinema and has also made films in Telugu and Tamil languages. He received three National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards, and two Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Best Performance by an Actor. In 2019 he received India's fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri, for his contributions to the arts.

Born in Belwa, a small village in West Champaran, Bihar, Bajpayee has aspired to be an actor since childhood. At seventeen he moved to Delhi and applied for the National School of Drama, which was turned down only four times. During his studies he continued to play theater. 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 crime drama Satya from 1998, which turned out 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 starred in films such as Kaun (1999) and Shool (1999). For the latter, he won his second Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.

Bajpayee won the Special Jury National Award for Pinjar (2003). This was followed by a series of short, unnoticed roles in films that failed to advance his career. He then played a greedy politician in the political thriller Raajneeti (2010), which was well received. In 2012, Bajpayee Sardar Khan starred in Gangs of Wasseypur . His next roles were in a Naxalit 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 Best Actor Award at the 2016 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor at the 67th National Film Awards for his performance in film Bhonsle .

Early life

Bajpayee with his wife Neha at the Raajneeti- Premiere 2010

Bajpayee was born on April 23, 1964 in a small village called Belwa near the town of Bettiah in West Champaran, Bihar. [1] He is the second child among his five other siblings and was named after the actor Manoj Kumar. [2] [3] One of his younger sisters, Poonam Dubey, is a fashion designer in the film industry. [4] His father was a farmer and his mother a housewife. The son of a farmer, Bajpayee ran a farm during his vacation. [2] Since childhood he wanted to be an actor. [5]

His father struggled to raise money for her education. He studied up to the fourth standard in a "hut school" and later at the Khrist Raja High School in Bettiah. [6] [3] He completed his 12th grade at Maharani Janaki College in Bettiah. [5]

He moved to New Delhi at the age of seventeen and went to Satyawati, then Ramjas College, Delhi University. [3] Bajpayee had heard of actors like Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah from the National School of Drama, so he applied. He was turned down three times and then attempted to commit suicide. [2] Then he did the workshop of director and acting coach Barry John on the suggestion of actor Raghubir Yadav. John was impressed with Bajpayee's acting and hired him to help with his lessons. [3]He then applied for the fourth time to the National School of Drama and they offered him an apprenticeship at the school instead. [3]

Bajpayee was married to a girl from Delhi but divorced while he was fighting. [1] He met actress Shabana Raza, also known as Neha, right after her debut film Kareeb (1998). The couple married in 2006 and they have one daughter. [7] [8]

Career [edit]

Debut and breakthrough (1994-2001) [edit]

After his one-minute role in Govind Nihalani's Drohkaal (1994), [5] acted Bajpayee in the biographical drama Bandit Queen (1994). Tigmanshu Dhulia, the film's casting director, suggested his name to its director, Shekhar Kapur. [9] Bajpai was considered for the role of Dacoit Vikram Mallah in the film, which eventually went to Nirmal Pandey. [3] Bajpayee got the role of Dacoit Mann Singh in the film. During this time he also made a television series called Kalakaar directed by Hansal Mehta and Imtihaan (Doordarshan). [3]

Bajpayee was a struggling actor when Mahesh Bhatt gave him the soap opera Swabhimaan (1995) offered which aired on Doordarshan. [10] He agreed to do the series for a small fee. [11] Bajpayee next appeared in supporting roles in films such as Dastak (1996) and Tamanna (1997). [12] Director Ram Gopal Varma discovered Bajpayee when he was working for Daud (1997), a comedy film in which he played a supporting role. After filming was completed, Varma regretted offering Bajpayee a minor role. [13] Then he promised Bajpayee a prominent role in his next film.[10] Satya (1998), a crime drama, was their next film together. In the film, Bajpayee played the gangster Bhiku Mhatre, who accompanies the title character to form her nexus in the underworld of Mumbai. [14]

Satya was shot mainly in the real slums of Mumbai. [14] It was screened at the 1998 India International Film Festival and opened to mostly positive reviews. [15] Anupama Chopra called Bajpayee and the performances of others "[..] so good that you can almost smell the Mumbai dirt on their sweaty bodies." [14] The film was a commercial success, and Bajpayee won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for its performance. [16] [17] Filmfare took his appearance later on in the 2010 edition of Bollywood's "Top 80 Iconic Performances". [18]Bajpayee then worked with Verma in 1999 Kaun and Shool together ; with Verma, who directs the former and produces the latter. Kaun was a three-character unit in a house where Bajpayee played an annoying talkative stranger. [19] The film was a box office disappointment. [20] Shool saw him play the role of an honest police officer who is in the political-criminal context of the Motihari district in Bihar. Sify described Bajpayee's appearance in the film as "really amazing [..], especially the emotional scenes with Raveena Tandon".[21] The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, while Bajpayee won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance. [22] He also starred in the Telugu romantic film Prema Katha (1999). [23]

The year 2000 began for Bajpayee with comedy Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar !! and the Crime drama Ghaath , both next to taboo. [24] Dialogue from the former sparked controversy in some political parties. [25] [26] Bajpayee's first release in 2001 was Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's supernatural thriller Aks . His negative portrayal of Raghavan Ghatge, a criminal who dies and is reborn in the body of Manu Verma (played by Amitabh Bachchan), [27] earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Nomination for a Negative Role. [1] It was followed by Shyam Benegal's Zubeidaa , Co-stars Rekha and Karisma Kapoor. He played Maharaja Vijayendra Singh from Fatehpur, a polo-enthusiastic prince with two wives. His character was inspired by Hanwant Singh, the Maharaja of Jodhpur. [28]

Career fight (2002-09) [edit]

Bajpayee's only 2002 release was Road Thriller Road . He played the antagonist in the film, a hitchhiker who turns out to be a psychopathic killer after being picked up by a couple (played by Vivek Oberoi and Antara Mali). [29] Bajpayee received another Filmfare nomination for the film for Best Performance in a Negative Role. [1] Pinjar (2003), a period drama set during the partition of India, was Bajpayee's first release of the year. Directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the film was based on a Punjabi novel of the same name. [30]He received the National Film Special Jury Award for his performance in the film. [31] He then portrayed Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav in JP Dutta's ensemble war film LOC Kargil . [32] It was based on the Kargil War and Bajpayee was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. [1] Both films were commercially unsuccessful. [33]

Bajpayee's next roles were in Jaago (2004) opposite Raveena Tandon, Makrand Deshpande's Hanan and the thriller Inteqam . [34] In Jaago He played a police officer who took matters into his own hands after his 10-year-old daughter was raped and killed. [35] In the same year he played a supporting role in Yash Chopra's romantic drama Veer Zaara (2004). The film was screened at the 55th Berlin Film Festival, and grossed over ₹ 940 million worldwide (US $ 13 million), becoming the highest-grossing film of the year.[36] [37] In 2005, Bajpayee starred in Dharmesh Darshan's drama Bewafaa , the thriller Fareb and the English language film Return to Rajapur . [38] [39] [40] He also starred in the Telugu romance Happy (2006). [41]

2007 played Bajpayee 1971 Major Suraj Singh. The film tells the story of six Indian Army soldiers who flee Pakistani prison after being captured during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. [42] CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand criticized the film but wrote: "[Bajpayee] is in great shape, he mostly holds back, constructing a character who speaks more with his eyes than with words." [43] He next starred alongside Juhi Chawla in Ganesh Acharya's drama Swami . [44] Bajpayee's final release of the year was the anthology filmDus Kahaniyaan . He played in the story directed by Sanjay Gupta Zahir next to Dia Mirza. [45] All of his 2007 releases were financial failures. Next year he played in the ensemble comedy Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (2008), which was also a box office disaster. [33]

Bajpayee's shoulder was made during the making of the Telugu movie Vedam injured and not seen on screen for almost two years. [46] He then returned in a leading role with comedy Jugaad (2009) based on the 2006 Delhi Sealing Drive incident. [47] His next release was the mystery thriller Acid Factory (2009), a remake of the American film Unknown from 2006. [48] He played a strange role among the people kidnapped and locked in a factory without remembering how they got there. The film didn't do well at the box office. [49]The string of financial failures continued with its next release. [50] In Madhur Bhandarkar's Jail (2009) he played a convict serving life imprisonment. He called his role a "narrator" and "mentor" of his protagonist (played by Neil Nitin Mukesh). [49] [51]

Raajneeti and beyond (2010 - today)

In 2010, Bajpayee played in Prakash Jhas political thriller Raajneeti with big budget. It was inspired by the Indian epic Mahabharata. Bajpai's role was Veerendra Pratap Singh (based on the character of Duryodhana), a greedy politician who considers himself the rightful heir to a political family. Nikhat Kazmi from The Times of India mentioned in her review that Bajpayee "puts [..] eyeballs in [his] scenes" and "brings back memories of his hypnotic performances". [52] Indian Trade journalists were concerned about that Raajneeti his investment of 600 million GBP ($ 8.4 million) got back .[53] However, the film proved to be a huge commercial hit, with worldwide revenues in excess of ₹ 1.43 billion (US $ 20 million). [37] Bajpayee received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for the film on Filmfare. [54] He then starred in two Telugu films. Vedam (2010) and Puli (2010), followed by comedy Dus Tola (2010). [55] He also provided the voice of Rama in the animated film Ramayana: The Epic which was based on the Indian epic Ramayana. [56]

Aarakshan (2011), a socio-drama based on the question of caste-based reservations in India, was Bajpayee's next film. The film sparked controversy in some groups and was named Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Andhra Pradesh before its theatrical release