Manoj Bajpayee, one of the finest actors of Bollywood is celebrating his 53rd birthday today. Manoj Bajpayee is one of the best actors in the industry. The more his work is dominated by Bollywood, the less information people have about his personal life. Manoj rarely likes to talk about his personal life. In such a situation, few people know about his wife and love story.
How did Manoj meet Shabana?
When you do not know about personal life, then you will not even know that Manoj Bajpayee has been married not once but twice. Manoj married actress Shabana Raza aka Neha in the year 2006. The two met after the release of the film Qarib. Manoj’s film Satya was released in 1998, which gave him recognition in the industry, while Shabana made her debut in the film Qarib Se.
It is said that Manoj Bajpayee and Shabana Raza first met at the premiere of the film Satya. Soon the two became friends and then fell in love. In one of her interviews with Hindustan Times, Shabana had said, ‘Manoj and I have known each other for 10 years. I met him just after the release of Kaarri. And since then we are together. We are different human beings of our kind and yet we are a good couple.
Manoj was married even before Shabana
The couple got married in 2006 after dating each other for almost 8 years. But what few people know is that this was Manoj’s second marriage. Manoj Bajpayee had married for the first time at the beginning of his career. Although Manoj, who kept his life private, never spoke openly about it. It is said that it was an arranged marriage, which was done by his family. After this Manoj moved to Mumbai to make a career in Bollywood. Due to distance and financial problems, this marriage could not last long and broke up.
By the way, Shabana and Manoj Bajpayee are happy in their marriage. Shabana has talked about her relationship many times. He had said in an interview, ‘Manoj and I understand each other. We do not mix our professional and personal life. Our relationship is very healthy. In another interview, he had said, ‘Manoj and I do not consider going out and meeting people as a way to feel happy. We like to spend time peacefully at home after drinking tea in long evenings. Nothing gives us more happiness than being together at home.
Manoj and Shabana also have a daughter named Ava Nayla. The couple loves their baby girl very much. Manoj has shared his daughter’s photos on Instagram many times. He has also talked about the daughter many times in interviews. Manoj says that his daughter has taught him patience. Earlier he used to get angry very quickly. But things have changed since the arrival of the daughter.
By line: Divya Thearia