Manoj Joshi (actor)

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Manoj Joshi
Manoj Joshi at Ravindra Bhavan, Bhopal for the play Chankya
Joshi at Ravindra Bhavan, Bhopal for the play Chankya in December 2015
Born Adapodara, Taluka: Himmatnagar, District: Sabarkantha Gujarat, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Manoj Joshi
Education BACHELOR OF FINE ART
Occupation Actor, Comedian
Known for Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat, Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, Devdas, Dhoom, Guru, Ready, Bhool Bhulaiya, Bhagam Bhag, Vivah
Website http://manojnjoshi.in
Manoj Joshi as Chankya - Play in Adi Vidrohi Natya Samaroh at Ravindra Bhavan Bhopal December 2015

Manoj Joshi is an Indian film and television actor. 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,[1] Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka,[1] 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,[2] Phir Hera Pheri, Chup Chup Ke, Bhool Bhulaiyaa,[3] and Billo Barber.

He also portrayed Chanakya in Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Language
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

Television serials[edit]

Year Title Role Source
1990 Chanakya Shriyak, Son of Shaktar
1998 Woh Amit
1999 Aabhaalmaya Sharad Joshi
1999-2002 Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka Abhay Purshottam Nanavati
2000 Your Honour
2002 Khichdi
2002 Kehta Hai Dil Mayor Sahab Hindi
2004-2005 Yeh Meri Life Hai Rasik Mehta
2006 Kasamh Se Nishikant Dixit (Cameo)
2015 Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat Chanakya
2015-2016 Honar Sun Me Hya Gharchi Ramakant Gokhale

Personal life[edit]

His father was Navneet Joshi, and his younger brother Rajesh Joshi was an actor too. Rajesh died in 1998.[4] Manoj Joshi hails from Adpodara village near Himatnagar in north Gujarat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winning over with words". The Hindu. 8 January 2003. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bhagam Bhag". The Indian Express. 22 December 2006. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "The King of Comedy delivers again". The Hindu. 9 October 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Rangeela's Pakya dies in an accident". The Indian Express. 13 January 1998. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 

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