Manoj Bajpayee was only 17, when he relocated to Delhi to start a career in movies. During his school days, he used to be a very shy boy.
He was rejected by National School Of Drama, not once but thrice.
Manoj Bajpayee got recognition from Ram Gopal Varma's Film 'Satya' in 1998. He received a National Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film.
He was named after the legend Manoj Kumar.
During his college time, he used to get Rs 200 sent him by his father and he used to spend them wisely for the whole month.
He had always harboured a keen in movies. When he saw Amitabh Bachchan’s explosive performance in Zanjeer, he took the resolute decision of becoming an actor.
Although not publicised, Manoj Bajpayee first married some time in the early 1990s. However, things didn't work out and, he fell in love and married Shabana Raza.The duo have a daughter together.