Manoj Joshi (actor)

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Manoj Joshi
Manoj joshi Bhopal
Manoj Joshi in Bhopal
Born Adpodra Village, Himmatnagar, Gujarat, India
Nationality Indian
Education Bachelor of Arts
Occupation Actor, Comedian
Known for Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Phir Hera Pheri, Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat

Manoj Joshi is an Indian film and television actor of Gujarati origin.[1] After graduating from Sir J.J. School of Arts, he began his career in Marathi theatre, also putting up performances in Gujarati and Hindi theatre. He has also acted in over 60 films since 1998, many of his roles being comedy.

He acted in TV series including Chanakya,[2] Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka,[2] Rau (Marathi), Sangdil, Kabhi Souten Kabhi Saheli, Khichdi, Mura Raska Mai La (Marathi). He debuted in Sarfarosh (SI Bajju) alongside his brother who played Bala Thakur in the film. His other works include the film Hungama followed by Hulchul, Dhoom, Bhagam Bhag,[3] Phir Hera Pheri, Chup Chup Ke, Bhool Bhulaiyaa,[4] and Billo Barber. He has also portrayed Chanakya in Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat.

In 2018, Joshi was awarded with the Padma Shri.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
1999 Sarfarosh Sub-Inspector Bajju Hindi
2000 Aaghaaz as assistant of Danny Mendoza, Johnny's younger brother Hindi
2001 Jaaneman Jaaneman

Chandni Bar

Belji Bhai

Chandrakant Bhau

Hindi
2002 Devdas Dwijdas Mukherjee Hindi
2003 Hungama Sub-Inspector Waghmare Hindi
2003 Jogger's Park Tariq Ahmed Hindi/English
2004 Aan: Men at Work Manik Rao Hindi
2004 Dhoom ACP Shekhar Kamal Hindi
2004 Jaago Advocate Satya Prakash Satwani Hindi
2004 Hulchul Lawyer Hindi
2005 Page 3 Bosco Hindi
2005 Shikhar Amrit Patil Hindi
2005 Kyon Ki P.K. Narayan (A Security Guard) Hindi
2006 Phir Hera Pheri Kachara Seth Hindi
2006 Chup Chup Ke Pooja's father Hindi
2006 Garam Masala Nageshwar Hindi
2006 Golmaal: Fun Unlimited Harichandra Ramchandra Mirchindani "Harami" Hindi
2006 Vivah Bhagat Ji (Match maker of prem and poonam) Hindi
2006 Bhagam Bhag MG Gandhi Hindi
2006 Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Rasikbhai Galgalia Hindi
2007 Guru Ghanshyam Bhai Hindi
2007 Bhool Bhulaiyaa Badrinath Chaturvedi Hindi
2008 Mere Baap Pehle Aap Chirag Rane Hindi
2008 Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam Police Inspector Patil Hindi
2008 Billu Damodar Dubey Hindi
2008 Khallballi KK Hindi
2009 De Dana Dan Brij Mohan Oberoi Hindi
2010 Maniben.com Bhadresh Bhai Hindi
2010 Khatta Meetha Trigun Fatak Hindi
2011 Bin Bulaye Baraati Loha Singh Hindi
2011 Ready Bharat Kapoor Hindi
2011 Fakt Ladh Mhana Marathi
2011 The Opportunist The Opportunist Hindi
2012 Khiladi 786 Champaklal Hindi
2012 Dabangg 2 Shopkeeper Hindi
2012 Gola Berij Story teller Marathi
2012 Bharatiya Prime Minister Marathi
2013 Chaloo Chief Minister Hindi
2013 Policegiri Javeed Shiekh Hindi
2013 Wake Up India Hindi
2013 Narbachi Wadi Double Role Marathi
2014 Mr Joe B. Carvalho Commissioner Pandey Hindi
2014 Hasee Toh Phasee Devesh Solanki Hindi
2014 Bey Yaar Y B Gandhi Gujarati
2015 Dolly Ki Doli Duby Ji Hindi
2015 I Love New Year Randhir's friend Hindi
2015 Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon Deepika's father Hindi
2015 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Mr. Bhandari/Advocate of Pritampur Estate Hindi
2016 Sanam Re Akash's Boss Hindi
2016 Thai Jashe! Chandrakantbhai Joshi Gujarati
2016 Ghayal Once Again Minister Hindi
2017 Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay Hasmukhlal Mehta Gujarati
2017 "Judwaa 2" Alex's Mama Hindi
2017 Tamburo (film) Kirit Bhai Gujarati
2017 Dashakriya (film) Marathi National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Upcoming Kaashi in Search of Ganga[6]

Television serials[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
1990 Chanakya Shriyak, Son of Shaktar Hindi
1998 Woh Amit Hindi
1999 Aabhaalmaya Sharad Joshi Marathi
1999–2002 Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka Abhay Purshottam Nanavati Hindi
2000 Your Honour
2001 Jaaneman Jaaneman Hindi
2002 Khichdi Hindi
2002 Kehta Hai Dil Mayor Sahab Hindi Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
2004–2005 Yeh Meri Life Hai Rasik Mehta Hindi
2006 Kasamh Se Nishikant Dixit (Cameo) Hindi
2010-2011 Zindagi Ka Har Rang...Gulaal Motabha Hindi
2015 Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat Chanakya Hindi ITA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2015–2016 Honar Sun Me Hya Gharchi Ramakant Gokhale Marathi

Personal life[edit]

His father was Navneet Joshi, and his younger brother Rajesh Joshi was an actor too. Rajesh died in 1998.[7] Manoj Joshi hails from Adpodara village near Himatnagar in north Gujarat.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jambhekar, Shruti (2011-06-24). "I want to direct a Gujarati film: Manoj Joshi". The Times of India. 
  2. ^ a b "Winning over with words". The Hindu. 8 January 2003. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bhagam Bhag". The Indian Express. 22 December 2006. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "The King of Comedy delivers again". The Hindu. 9 October 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Padma awards 2018 announced, MS Dhoni, Sharda Sinha among 85 recipients: Here's complete list". India TV. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "In Kashi, to play Kashi, Sharman says loving it to bits". Hindustan Times. 2017-09-29. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  7. ^ "Rangeela's Pakya dies in an accident". The Indian Express. 13 January 1998. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 

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