Bijou Thaangjam

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Bijou Thaangjam
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Lakme Fashion week 2014
Thangjam Biju Singh

24 March
OccupationActor, Lyricist, Art Director & Chef
Years active2011-present

Bijou Thaangjam (born Thangjam Biju Singh)[1] is an Indian actor, lyricist, art director chef and an entrepreneur.[2][3] He is of Meitei descent originally from Imphal, Manipur. He was one of the contestants on the reality cooking competition MasterChef India 2. He is known for his role in the film Mary Kom and Shivaay.[4]

Masterchef India[edit]

Bijou Thaangjam competed on the Star Plus reality cooking competition, Masterchef India. He was one of the Top 50 contestants of Masterchef India 2011.[5]


Bijou Thaangjam first appeared as a contestant on the reality cooking competition MasterChef India 2. He later debuted as an actor and a lyricist in Omung Kumar's Mary Kom (film) (2014) starring Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom.

He played the role 'Kancha' in Shivaay (2016) which is a Hindi film directed and produced by Ajay Devgan. He was seen in Jagga Jasoos, Paltan, Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, Vodka Diaries, III Smoking Barrels and Penalty.[6][7] He debuted as an Art Director in III Smoking Barrels which earned him a nomination for Best Art Director in Prag Cine Awards 2018.

He has since finished work on some more feature films ~ Om The Battle Within and Rocketry: The Nambi Effect which is due for commercial release later in 2021. Beside films, he acted in ALT Balaji show The Test Case (web series).[8] and Netflix show Typewriter directed by Sujoy Ghosh, Bi-Lingual Webseries Kark Rogue (Hindi)/ Karkat Rogue (Bengali) for Zee5, Flesh (web series) for Eros Now and Love J Action for SonyLIV. He was last seen in a webseries ~ TVF Aspirants for TVF which is streaming now on YouTube.


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Mary Kom Naobi
2016 Shivaay Kancha
2017 Jagga Jasoos Cameo
2018 Vodka Diaries Voice Over Artist
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi Chinese Agent
Paltan Chinese Army
III Smoking Barrels Drug Dealer
2019 Penalty Bijou
Made in China Chinese Official
2021 Jamun Dr. Lama
Zindagi inShort Singer
Swaaha Singer
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect Studio Personal Filming
Om The Battle Within Militant Boss


TV Show TV Channel Character played
MasterChef India Star Plus Top 50
Superstar Santa UTV Stars As Himself
Dil Dosti Dance Channel V India Karma Wangchuk's Brother
TRAFFIC MTV India Joseph
Code Red Colors TV Raghav

Web Series[edit]

Show Channel Character played
The Test Case (web series) ALT Balaji Tej Bahadur Thapa
Typewriter Netflix Sushant Singh
Kark Rogue Zee5 Max
The Forgotten Army - Azaadi Ke Liye Amazon Prime Japanese Soldier
Flesh (web series) Eros Now Bali
1962: The War in the Hills Disney Plus Hotstar Chinese Soldier
Love J Action SonyLIV Chang Man
TVF Aspirants TVF Pema Rijiju

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Film Award Category Result
2018 III Smoking Barrels Prag Cine Awards Best Art Director Nominated


  1. ^ "Bijou Thangjaam: Life 's a climb but the view is great".
  2. ^ "Bijou Thangjam reaches the Best top 50 Chef of India 2011 for Master Chef India 2 ~ Pictures from Manipur".
  3. ^ "The secret recipes of Bijou Thaangjam".
  4. ^ "Why Priyanka Chopra was picked to play Mary Kom".
  5. ^ "Bijou Thangjam reaches the Best top 50 Chef of India 2011 for Master Chef India 2".
  6. ^ "Manipuri actors woo fans in Bollywood movie 'Penalty'".
  7. ^ "Manipuri actors woo fans in Bollywood movie 'Penalty'".
  8. ^ "Actor Bijou Thaangjam talks about his career and life".

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