It was Manoj Bajpayee's 50th birthday on Tuesday, i.e. April 23. The actor, who is the recipient of two National Film Awards and India's fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri, hit the golden jubilee of his life with a grand bash, attended by his colleagues from theatre and film industries. The party was hosted by wife-former actress Neha. (All photos/Yogen Shah)
Manoj Bajpayee looked dapper in a black suit, paired with a white t-shirt, while Neha, who simply refuses to age, looked elegant in a pink dress, teamed up with white sneakers.
Pictured: Manoj Bajpayee cut his birthday cake amidst media.
Manoj Bajpayee will also be completing 25 years in the film industry, as his debut film Droh Kaal, was released in 1994 on August 31, though it was a blink-and-miss role in the film. His initial journey in Bollywood was full of struggle and hardship. But it was his dedication that helped him make a mark in his career. He rose to fame with his role of a gangster in Satya and later featured in hit films like Shool, Zubeidaa and Pinjar.
Claudia Ciesla, Polish-German actress, who rose to fame with Bigg Boss and Khiladi 786 song 'Balma', also attended Manoj Bajpayee's 50th birthday celebrations.
Sidharth Malhotra, who shared screen space with Manoj Bajpayee in 2018's Aiyaary, opted for the classic combo of white on denim for the birthday bash.
Gul Panag looked gorgeous in an all-white Punjabi suit as she attended good friend Manoj Bajpayee's 50th birthday celebrations.
Tabu was all smiles as paparazzi clicked her while on her way to Manoj Bajpayee's birthday bash. The party was held at a plush hotel in Mumbai suburbs.
Anup Soni and wife Juhi Babbar too came in to join the celebrations. Juhi played Manoj Bajpayee's character Colonel Abhay Singh's wife in the film Aiyaary.
Ashutosh Rana and Anupam Kher posed together as they arrived at Manoj Bajpayee's 50th birthday bash. Kher also took to Twitter to wish Bajpayee on his birthday. He wrote, "My dearest @BajpayeeManoj!!! Very Happy Birthday. May the Lord fulfil all your desires. (sic)"
Farah Khan attended Manoj Bajpayee's birthday bash with her husband-filmmaker Shirish Kunder. The couple was twinning in black for the night. In 2016, Kunder made an 18-minute short film Kriti, which featured Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte and Neha Sharma. Buzz is that Manoj Bajpayee has been roped in for the couple's upcoming Netflix film Mrs Serial Killer.
Gajraj Rao, best known for his role in Badhaai Ho, was also one of the attendees at the 50th birthday bash of Manoj Bajpayee.
Theatre veteran Makarand Deshpande, who has worked with Manoj Bajpayee in films such as Satya, Hanan, Patni, Road, was clicked with his ladylove Nivedita Pohankar at Bajpayee's 50th birthday bash.
Ashish Vidyarthi was seen in the most comfortable casuals, while his wife Rajoshi Vidyarthi was dressed prettily for the occasion.
Divya Seth opted for a lovely peach saree and blingy blouse for Manoj Bajpayee's 50th birthday bash.
Pankaj Tripathi, who considers Manoj Bajpayee as his role model, also joined in the latter's 50th birthday celebrations. In a recent interview, Tripathi was quoted saying, "Manoj bhai is my role model and inspiration as he also came from rural Bihar and I felt that if he could become an actor, why can't I?."
Randeep Hooda too opted for a casual outfit for Manoj Bajpayee's 50th birthday celebrations. The duo had shared screen space in Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani's Baaghi 2.
Sonu Sood, who had worked with Manoj Bajpayee in Shootout At Wadala, was seen in an all-black outfit for the latter's 50th birthday bash.
As actor Manoj Bajpayee turned 50 on April 23, 2019, his wife-former actress Neha ringed in the celebrations amidst Bollywood celebrities and close friends. Claudia Ciesla, Sidharth Malhotra, Gul Panag, Anupam Kher, Ashutosh Rana, Farah Khan, Shirish Kunder, Gajraj Rao, Makarand Deshpande, Ashish Vidyarthi, Anup Soni, Juhi Babbar, Divya Seth, Pankaj Tripathi, Randeep Hooda, Sonu Sood, Tabu and many other celebs attended Manoj Bajpayee's birthday bash, held at a popular hotel in Bandra, Mumbai. See photos