Facts About Manoj Bajpayee:
Manoj Bajpayee is one of the finest actors of the Indian film Industry. Known for his action-packed performances in ‘Bandit Queen’, ‘1971’, ‘Satya’, ‘Kaun’, he has managed to grab a lot of attention and respect for his work. His brilliant performances in movies have fetched him many awards including two National Awards and a Padma Shri.
There are some facts about your favorite, Manoj Bajpayee, every cinema love would like to know.
Interestingly, Manoj Bajpayee was named after award-winning actor and director, Manoj Kumar.
2. NSD Rejection
Manoj Bajpayee is known for his excellent acting skills. His work is respected and given a lot of attention but did you know even a brilliant actor like him had to go through the trauma of getting rejected. Yes, he got rejected National School Of Drama, not once but thrice. He was so traumatised that he thought of quitting his life.
3. Barry John’s workshop
After the rejection, he was devastated but he went ahead and joined Barry John’s workshop. Barry was so impressed that he offered him to assist him. Later he again applied to NSD and got accepted.
Hansal Mehta was his director in the movie Aligarh but before that, they worked together in a television serial called Kalaakar in 1994.
5. Struggle as an actor
It was not so easy after graduating from NSD. His initial days in Mumbai were filled with struggle. He used to live with 6 friends in a chawl and along with that he used to manage his auditions, rent, food, and everything.
6. Bandit Queen
Manoj Kumar was offered the role of Vikram Mallar in Bandit Queen helmed by Shekhar Kapur. He was later rejected for the role. After that, he was offered the role of Maan Singh which Naseeruddin Shah had rejected.
He got his share of fame for his performance in Ram Gopal Varma’s film ‘Satya‘ in 1998. He even won a National Award for Best Supporting Actor for his brilliant work in the movie.