Actor Manoj Bajpayee has shared a vintage picture of himself on his social media. Sharing the picture, Manoj mentioned that the photo was taken at a local studio. His quirky and catchy caption read, “Photo was done by Ajanta studio lal bazar Bettiah district west Champaran, Bihar!!! Gaur karein muchon ne abhi janam he liya hai (Pay attention to my freshly grown moustache).”
The picture was originally shared by a fan on Twitter by the name Shekhar Kumar, who captioned his post, “Doordarshan dwara pehli tasveer #legend (First picture courtesy Doordarshan).”
Comments rushed in Manoj’s picture. One fan said, “You are one of the finest actors around. Best wishes from Pakistan.” While another one said, “This photo can be an inspiration for many common people with big dreams of becoming actors. Such a simple man and now a national award winner.”
Talking about his journey in the film industry, Manoj had once said that it was definitely not a bed of roses. He said that he will write an autobiography on his life which will give a clear picture of his whole life. “All I will say is that I had quite a lot of ups and downs, it was a roller-coaster ride. I would never wish that anybody else gets into my shoes because the 25 years have only been a struggle to get films and good roles,” he added.
Manoj Bajpayee got his first break with Mahesh Bhatt’s TV Series. The actor got Rs. 1500 per episode. This was his first steady income. The actor was being noticed after that and soon he was offered films in Bollywood, and that is how he got his first big Bollywood film with Satya.
The actor was honored with the Padma Shri in the year 2019. The actor has appeared in multiple roles recently, including The Family Man 2, Ray Silence, and Dial 100.