[24][25] Bajpayee's first release in 2001 was Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's supernatural thriller Aks. In 2019, he was given India's fourth-highest civilian honor Padma Shri for his contributions to art. He never tried to overplay a scene and seemed totally comfortable with a minimalist statement. [15][16] Filmfare later included his performance in the 2010 issue of Bollywood's "Top 80 Iconic Performances". Manoj kumar known for his patriotic films is one of the finest actors Bollywood has ever produced. [56] Trade journalists had high expectations for the film, but it ultimately flopped at the box office. 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[47] He played a comic role of one among the people who are kidnapped and locked in a factory with no memory of how they came there. [77], Bajpayee continued to play negative roles with his next film Tevar (2015). The film was loosely inspired by social activist Anna Hazare's fight against corruption in 2011,[73] featuring an ensemble cast, the film was highly anticipated by trade journalists due to its release coinciding with the Mumbai and Delhi gang rape public protests. Manoj opened the doors for us. He played the antagonist in the film, a hitchhiker who turns out to be a psychopathic killer, after taking a lift from a couple (played by Vivek Oberoi and Antara Mali). [85] Bajpayee won the Best Actor award at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards and his third Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. [14] Anupama Chopra called Bajpayee and others' performances "..so good that you can almost smell the Mumbai grime on their sweaty bodies. 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). [30] He subsequently portrayed Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav in J. P. Dutta's ensemble war film LOC Kargil. [29] He received the National Film Special Jury Award for his performance in the film. "[12] Shekhar Kapur, who directed him in Bandit Queen, recalls: "Manoj had the ability to portray a lot just by doing little. "[20] The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, with Bajpayee winning the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance. [13] It was screened at the 1998 International Film Festival of India and opened to mostly positive reviews. For the latter, he won his second Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. Manoj kumar known for his patriotic films is one of the finest actors Bollywood has ever produced. Film critic Namrata Joshi criticised the film's plot and called Bajpayee and one song, the "film's only saving graces". [1] He met actress Shabana Raza, who is also known as Neha, right after her debut film Kareeb (1998). Dilip Kumar’s character in the film was so impressed that he too decided to become a film actor. [9] Satya (1998), a crime drama, was their next film together. [119], Director Ram Gopal Varma considers him to be "an education" for himself and said he is "simply the best actor I've ever worked with. [1] He is the second child among his five other siblings, and was named after actor Manoj Kumar. [45] He then returned in a major role with the comedy Jugaad (2009), which was based on the 2006 Delhi sealing drive incident. [99] He next appeared alongside John Abraham in the vigilante action film Satyameva Jayate (2018). [117][118] He has cited Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah and Raghubir Yadav as his inspirations. Manoj Kumar was born on July 24, 1937 in Abbottabad, North-West Frontier Province, British India as Harikishen Giri Goswami. [35][36] In 2005, Bajpayee acted in Dharmesh Darshan's drama Bewafaa, the thriller Fareb, and the English language film Return to Rajapur. "[120] Bajpayee's performance as Bhiku Mhatre in Satya is considered to be one of the most memorable characters of Hindi cinema, along with his dialogue in it: "Mumbai ka king kaun? [19] Shool saw him play the role of an honest police officer who finds himself in the politician-criminal nexus of the Motihari district in Bihar. [63] Gangs of Wasseypur released in India on 22 June to positive response. Manoj Kumar was born on 24 July 1937 and his original name is Harikrishna Goswami. 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). Bhiku Mhatre" (Who is the king of Mumbai? 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[86][87] He next played a traffic constable in Rajesh Pillai's swan song Traffic (2016). A remake of the Malayalam film of the same name, the film was released on 6 May 2016. It was the third installment in the Sarkar film series. [49] In Madhur Bhandarkar's Jail (2009), he played a convict serving life imprisonment. Tragedy strikes one day, when Deepak wonders over to the railway tracks. [32], Bajpayee's next roles were in Jaago (2004) opposite Raveena Tandon, Makrand Deshpande's Hanan and the thriller Inteqam. Manoj Kumar (born Harikishan Giri Goswami on 24 July 1937) is an Indian actor and director in Bollywood.He is remembered for his versatile performances in films like Hariyali Aur Raasta, Woh Kaun Thi?, Himalay Ki God Mein, Do Badan, Upkar, Patthar Ke Sanam, Neel Kamal, Purab Aur Paschim, Beimaan, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Dus Numbri, Sanyasi and Kranti. He played Maharaja Vijayendra Singh of Fatehpur, a polo enthusiast prince with two wives. [89] He may be known as ‘Bharat Kumar’but the actor was born in Pakistan on July 24 in 1937, here are more interesting facts about theactor who is … His zodiac sign is Taurus. [107], In 2019, he was given India's fourth highest civilian honor Padma Shri for his contributions to art. [31] It was based on the Kargil War, and Bajpayee was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for it. [92] The same year, he reunited with Ram Gopal Varma for the crime drama Sarkar 3. [48][50], In 2010, Bajpayee starred in Prakash Jha's big-budget ensemble political thriller Raajneeti. Manchu Manoj was born as ‘Manchu Manoj Kumar’ on 20 May 1983 (age 37 years; in 2020) in the Madras, Tamilnadu, India. Anupama Chopra called it his best performance since Bhiku Mhatre in Satya. [54] He also provided the voice of Rama in the animated film Ramayana: The Epic, which was based on the Indian epic Ramayana. Based on the 1987 Opera House heist, he portrayed a CBI officer in the film. [65] His next film was the historical drama Chittagong (2012), based on the Chittagong armoury raid. [41] Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN, criticised the film but wrote: "[Bajpayee]  is in great form, he holds back mostly and in the process, constructs a character that says more with his eyes than with words. [37][38][39] He also acted in the Telugu romance Happy (2006). [80] Bajpayee acted in another short film titled Taandav in 2016. [116] Bajpayee has also been vocal about the disparity in the pay he commands, in comparison to the top actors in the film industry. [3] After that he applied at the National School of Drama for the fourth time, and they offered him a teaching position at the school instead. [94], In 2018, Bajpayee reunited with Neeraj Pandey with the crime thriller Aiyaary, where he played Colonel Abhay Singh who is in pursuit of his protege Major Jai Bakshi (Sidharth Malhotra). He continued to do theatre while studying in college. His zodiac sign is Taurus. [78][79] The same year, he along with Raveena Tandon, appeared in the patriotic-themed short film Jai Hind. [36] Bajpayee received a Best Supporting Actor nomination at Filmfare for the film. The film, which released on Netflix, met with negative response. Parents /Father Name- H.L. Impressed by Bajpayee's acting, John hired him to assist him in his teaching. Tigmanshu Dhulia, the casting director of the film suggested his name to its director Shekhar Kapur. During that time, he also did a television serial called Kalakaar, directed by Hansal Mehta and Imtihaan (Doordarshan). [66] His final release of the year was Chakravyuh, where he played a Naxalite; a role which required him to lose 5 Kilograms weight. His negative portrayal of Raghavan Ghatge, a criminal who dies and is reincarnated in the body of Manu Verma (played by Amitabh Bachchan),[26] garnered him the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role nomination. Manoj Kumar et Raj Khosla renouvellent leur collaboration réussie avec le film Do Badan, qui reste dans les mémoires pour de nombreuses raisons et notamment la mise en scène de Raj Khosla mais aussi le talent pour la théâtralité de Manoj Kumar et de l'héroïne féminine, Asha Parekh, ainsi qu'une musique extraordinaire de Ravi et enfin les chansons immortelles du parolier Shakeel Badayuni. [46] His next release was the mystery thriller Acid Factory (2009), which was a remake of the 2006 American film Unknown. [21] He also acted in the Telugu romantic film Prema Katha (1999). 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