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Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee has turned 51 years old. He was born on 23 April 1969 in Belwa village, Bihar, near Nepal border. Recently, Manoj’s web series ‘Silence: Can You Hear It’ has been released, which is being appreciated. Manoj has now become a well-known name in Bollywood, but there was a time when Suicide started coming to his mind after being troubled by Struggle.
Acting at the age of 9
In an interview to Humans of Bombay last year, Manoj Bajpayee, recalling his era of strugal, revealed that “I am the son of a farmer, grew up in the village of Bihar with his five siblings.” . We used to live a normal life, but whenever we went to the city, we used to go to the theater. I was a fan of Amitabh Bachchan and wanted to be like him. At the age of 9, I knew that I had to act. When he was 17 years old, he joined Delhi University. I started doing theater but the family had no idea about it. I wrote a letter to my father. He did not get angry and gave me 200 rupees. Send.
Manoj further said, ‘I was an outsider and was trying to adjust to the new environment. I learned english Then I applied to NSD but was rejected three times. When I was close to suicide, my friends used to sleep with me and would not leave me alone. The same year I was standing at a tea shop, so Tigmanshu Dhulia came looking for me on his scooter scooter. Shekhar Kapur wanted to cast me in ‘Bandit Queen’. Then I felt that I was ready to go to Mumbai.
Heard after the first shot – ‘Get out’
Manoj further added, ‘Everything was very difficult in the beginning. With five friends, we hired Chawl and started looking for work but could not find any role. Once an assistant director tore my photo and 3 projects went out of my hand in a single day. I was even asked to get out after my first shot. I used to have no money for rent and even vada-pav was expensive to eat. ‘
Struggle for four years
Manoj further said, ‘My face was not fit for the hero, then people thought that I would never be able to make a place on the big screen. After four years of struggle, I got a role in Mahesh Bhatt’s TV series. I get Rs 1500 for an episode. Used to meet After this my work was noticed and I got my first Bollywood film and after that I got a big break from ‘Satya’. Then the award was received. I bought my first house and knew that I would freeze here. After 67 films, I am here today.