Though the media may call Shah Rukh Khan as King of Bollywood, when it comes to talent, no one can deny that Manoj Bajpayee is the real king. Known for his intense performances and ability to portray complex characters with ease, Manoj Bajpayee is one of the most talented actors in Bollywood. Over the years, he has delivered several memorable performances that have established him as one of the best actors in the industry. Here are some of his best performances that prove he is a true king of Bollywood.
1. Satya (1998)
In this crime drama, Manoj Bajpayee played the role of Bhiku Mhatre, a gangster with a short temper and a penchant for violence. His performance in the film was widely acclaimed, and he received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the character.
2. Shool (1999)
Manoj Bajpayee won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Shool. He played the role of Inspector Samar Pratap Singh, a police officer who tries to clean up a corrupt system. His portrayal of the character was intense and powerful.
3. Zubeidaa (2001)
In this film, Manoj Bajpayee played the role of Maharaja Vijayendra Singh, a prince who falls in love with a Muslim actress played by Karisma Kapoor. His performance in the film was praised for its subtlety and depth.
4. Pinjar (2003)
Manoj Bajpayee played the role of Rashid, a Muslim man who rescues a Hindu woman during the partition of India. His performance in the film was widely appreciated, and he received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the character.
5. Raajneeti (2010)
In this political drama, Manoj Bajpayee played the role of Veerendra Pratap, a power-hungry politician who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. His performance in the film was praised for its intensity and complexity.
6. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Manoj Bajpayee played the role of Sardar Khan in this epic crime saga. His intense and nuanced portrayal of the character was widely appreciated. His portrayal of the character was widely acclaimed, and he received several awards.
7. Aligarh (2016)
In this biographical drama, Bajpayee played the role of a homosexual professor who faces discrimination and social ostracism. He delivered a powerful and moving performance that won him critical acclaim.
8. Aks (2001)
In this supernatural thriller, Bajpayee played the role of a cop who is possessed by a serial killer. He delivered a mesmerizing performance that showcased his range as an actor.
9. Gali Guleiyan (2017)
Bajpayee played the role of a man who is struggling with mental illness and loneliness in the crowded streets of Old Delhi. His performance was nuanced and sensitive, and he received widespread critical acclaim for it.
10. Sonchiriya (2019)
Bajpayee played the role of a bandit who is torn between his loyalty to his gang and his conscience. His performance was understated yet impactful, and he brought a lot of depth and emotion to the character.
11. The Family Man
Manoj Bajpayee’s performance in the OTT series “The Family Man” has been widely appreciated by both critics and audiences. He plays the role of Srikant Tiwari, a middle-aged, middle-class man who works for a special cell of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Bajpayee brings a lot of depth and nuance to the character, showcasing Srikant’s vulnerabilities, frustrations, and conflicts as he navigates his high-pressure job while trying to maintain a stable family life. He expertly balances the dramatic and comedic aspects of the role, and his chemistry with co-star Priyamani (who plays his wife) is palpable.
Bajpayee’s performance in “The Family Man” has been praised for its realism and authenticity, and he has been hailed as one of the finest actors in the Indian web series space. He won the Best Actor (Drama) award at the Filmfare OTT Awards 2020 for his performance in the show. Which one is your favourite? Tell us in the comments below.